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Your Guide to Getting a Keratin Hair Treatment

Updated: Dec 7, 2023

Jan 26, 2022

Are you tired of having to straighten your hair every time you step out of the shower? Does the unruly frizz in your hair put a damper on your confidence? If you hope to get rid of hair worries once and for all, a keratin hair treatment may be for you. The truth is that no one has the time or energy to straighten their hair every day, but that does not mean you have to settle for anything other than your best look. Keratin treatments enable you to look the way they want, with minimal fuss. Here, the professionals at Michelle's Luxury Hair and Wellness Salon detail everything you need to know about keratin treatment. Read on to learn more!

What is Keratin? Before we delve into the exact science behind keratin hair treatment, it is crucial to understand what keratin actually is. Keratin is a naturally occurring protein found in your hair, nails, and the surface layers of your skin. It protects them from the wear and tear of day-to-day life, in addition to making them waterproof. Further, as part of your hair composition, keratin fills in the gaps between the cells making up the hair strand. So, it is a vital building block that gives your hair strength and shape.

How Does a Keratin Treatment Work? ‘What is a keratin treatment?’ is one of the most common questions we receive, and for good reason, because the results sound too good to be true. Once you’ve experienced a keratin hair treatment, you’ll be a believer. Keratin treatment helps repair damaged hair by replenishing its keratin content. Your hair loses keratin when it is overly exposed to the sun, heat, and chemicals. In other words, keratin hair treatment restores your hair’s normal architecture — eliminating frizz and adding shine. In addition, keratin protects your hair from heat and chemicals by creating a barrier and trapping humidity. This allows your hair to retain its keratin for a longer period. The Brazilian keratin treatment — also known as the Brazilian blowout — takes this a step further by adding in small-chain amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and as we noted earlier, keratin is a protein. Thus, this is an excellent option for anyone looking to grow their hair while keeping it healthy and manageable. How is it Different Than a Relaxer? A relaxer is another hair straightening treatment. It contains chemicals such as sodium hydroxide, lithium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, or guanidine hydroxide. These chemicals break down the bonds in your hair to straighten them out — and in the process, make them weak. So while chemical relaxers offer a long-lasting solution, they irreversibly damage your hair, which is not a worthwhile trade-off. On the other hand, keratin treatments help build up your hair’s strength using keratin. This means the treatment will eventually wash off but, unlike chemical relaxers, the treatment won’t damage your hair. How Long do Keratin Treatments Last? Keratin treatments generally last anywhere between three to six months, however, keep in mind that this duration can vary. For instance, over washing your hair may remove the keratin sooner. Alternatively, you can prolong the duration of your treatment by protecting your hair from excessive washing, heat, and chemicals. Can You Still Get it Even if You Color Your Hair? Absolutely, yes! Unlike relaxers, keratin treatments will work for you even if you color your hair. The process is completely safe for color treated or highlighted hair and recommended. Get Your Keratin Hair Treatment Today! Gone are the days of having to choose between risky treatments and unwanted, frizzy hair. Keratin hair treatments can help you look the way you want with minimal fuss and effort. Keratin treatments also save time, up to 50% less time blow drying, flat ironing and styling. About 15-30 hours a month. One of the best parts about keratin treatments is that they are completely safe when completed by a professional. Don’t trust your hair to just anyone. Book your treatment at a reputable business like Michelle's Luxury Hair and Wellness Salon in Highland Village, Texas

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Michelle Everroad


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