Many people refer to a keratin straightening treatment as a permanent solution to frizzy hair with unruly curls, but how true is this statement? You should know what to expect before you receive a keratin straightening treatment, which is why Richmond Hair Salon and Esthetics is here to help answer one of the most asked questions about this type of hair styling service. Is this the right solution for you? What factors affect the success of your results? Keep reading to find out!
Yes – and no. The keratin straightening treatment permanently changes the structure of the hair currently on your head, but over time, the bonds of keratin start to slowly break down and your roots grow in. Your natural hair will eventually return if you do not receive regular maintenance appointments to keep your keratin straightening treatment in tip-top shape. You don’t, however, have to worry about your roots growing in funny and ruining the entire look of your new, gorgeous hair within a month.
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Why Choose a Keratin Straightening Treatment when Flat Irons Exist?
Many people don’t understand why others would pay hundreds of dollars for a keratin straightening treatment when great flat irons are out there at much lower prices. For starters, hot straightening irons – like curling irons – can be extremely damaging to your hair. The settings are often set too high and the hair goes completely unprotected far too often. Using a flat iron every single day to achieve a look similar to what a keratin straightening treatment can offer will leave your hair looking dry, frizzy, and cause terrible split ends. With a keratin straightening treatment, on the other hand, you can count on your locks looking clean and smooth without having to use any heating tools on a regular, day-to-day basis.
Secondly, flat irons just aren’t nearly as quick and effective as a keratin straightening treatment. While it is true that a keratin straightening treatment can take up to a few hours to finish up in a salon, you will save you time in the end. Many people – especially those with kinky, curly hair – can spend more than hour every morning straightening their hair with a flat iron only for portions of it to remain untamed and start to come undone as soon as the humidity hits it. If you are looking for beautifully straight hair day-after-day and are tired of the imperfect results that a flat iron provides, then a keratin straightening treatment is sure to provide you with more satisfactory and permanent results.
How the Type of Keratin Straightening Treatment You Receive Changes the Final Outcome
While the term “keratin straightening treatment,” is used interchangeably to describe a number of different permanent and semi-permanent hair straightening services, there are a few differences in the kind of treatment you are receiving. The “Brazilian Blowout” is perhaps the most common type of keratin straightening treatment and is one of the safest and quickest ones to use on your hair. This treatment can last for up to six months without touch-ups, although those who tend to experience regrowth at a quicker rate will likely only see “permanent” results for two or three months. However, the results do seem to last longer – and be more effective – after each subsequent treatment you receive, making it a top choice for many.
Another keratin straightening treatment to consider is the Japanese thermal reconditioning treatment, which uses a mixture of chemicals and heat to permanently straighten your hair. While this treatment is a little more expensive than its counterparts, it does have longer, lasting results for those who successfully receive it. You can expect to get a touch up every 6 months with a Japanese keratin straightening treatment, although you should know that you will not be able to style your hair in any other way (such as curling it) because the chemicals used will prevent you from doing so. Because of this, you must be dedicated to straight hair if you wish to receive a Japanese keratin straightening treatment.
Of course, there are also at-home DIY kits that you can buy at drug stores and beauty shops for a much cheaper cost, but beware: your results will not be nearly as good as they would be if you had received the keratin straightening treatment in a professional salon. The reason that this kind of treatment is so cheap is because it is made with low quality materials, and often contain harmful, damaging chemicals. As a result, your hair may not completely straighten and it is likely that your natural hair will reappear as soon as you take a shower and wash it out. If you’re looking for a more permanent option, having an experienced and trained hair stylist apply the keratin straightening treatment is the only way to go.
Will the Chemicals in the Keratin Straightening Treatment Damage My Health or My Hair?
While it is true that a keratin straightening treatment such as Japanese thermal reconditioning does often contain harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, there are also many environmentally and health-friendly options. Before you decide on which treatment is right for you, make sure that the salon you’re going to offers a safer alternative to the harsh chemicals found in some other products that are commonly used. If you are receiving a keratin straightening treatment with formaldehyde, be sure that you are not pregnant or are not trying to conceive, as this chemical is known to cause miscarriages.
It is also best to limit your keratin straightening treatment sessions to two to three per year. This is because the chemicals and heat required to permanently straighten your hair can cause excessive damage if it is done too often. While the keratin itself rejuvenates your hair and gives it new life, multiple treatments will see the return of the frizz and breakage that you wanted to get rid of in the first place.
What You can do to Ensure the Best Results When You Get a Keratin Straightening Treatment
There are a few things you will need to do after your keratin straightening treatment appointment to make sure that your results will be permanent for the next few months. First of all, you will not be able to wash your hair for at least a full day, although three days are highly recommended if you want guaranteed, long-lasting, smooth hair. You will also need to avoid anything that may create kinks or “cowlicks” in your hair while it sets over the course of these few days, such as wearing it in a ponytail or pull your bangs out of your face. Lastly, you will need to use a shampoo and conditioner free of sulfates to avoid ruining your new look and causing frizz. Luckily, these are quite affordable and you can buy them on the shelves of a drug store or a beauty salon.
Contact Us Today to Get More Information on our Keratin Straightening Treatment Services
If you have more questions about the keratin straightening treatment,how long does keratin treatment last?or any other question why not call us at Richmond Hair Salon and Esthetics? We offer both Japanese thermal conditioning and a traditional keratin straightening treatment at affordable rates, so that you can get the look you want without having to make other financial sacrifices elsewhere in your life. Speak to one of our experienced stylists to discuss which one of these options is the best for you and your hair type. We also use environmentally-friendly and human-safe products to ensure that you and the earth are happy and healthy. Each of our stylists have been professionally trained and are experienced in using our top-of-the-line products. When you book a keratin straightening treatment appointment with us, you are sure to receive great results.