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Should You Use Keratin To Smooth Your Hair?

Should You Use Keratin To Smooth Your Hair?

And Should It Be Your Go-To Solution For Frizzy Hair?

There are four types of hair: straight, wavy, curly, and tightly curled. No matter what type you have, you may just benefit from a keratin hair treatment.

You may have heard of the keratin treatment called the Brazilian blowout, or perhaps even the Brazilian keratin treatment. No matter what it’s called, this salon treatment has the same selling points.

A keratin treatment can make your hair look straighter and less frizzy. It will always add a major dose of shine. And all of these benefits can last for up to half a year.

But all that glitters — or shines — isn’t necessarily gold. What are the pros and cons of a keratin treatment for hair? Here’s everything you need to know.

Pros of a Keratin Hair Treatment

There are lots of good things to know about this hair-centric service. For one thing, it revolves around keratin, which is a natural protein that your body creates anyway. Your nails and hair are both comprised of keratin, and this treatment pulls that protein from horns, wool, feathers, or other animal sources, in most cases.

You can find keratin in over-the-counter hair products, such as shampoos and conditioners. However, the best keratin treatments are done by professionals. Here are some of the benefits that you’ll get from a salon keratin treatment for hair.

1. It’s a Smoothing Treatment

Most people turn to keratin to help them tame frizzy hair. And this smoothing treatment does, indeed, live up to its reputation.

Keratin coats the cells that make up your hair strands. Keeping them all together means less frizz; it also improves the look of dead ends by keeping them from splitting further. All of those benefits leave you with hair that’s much easier to manage.

2. Your Hair Dries Faster

Another benefit of a keratin treatment is that, as we said, it makes hair more manageable. One way that manifests is through hair that’s faster to dry.

Some keratin devotees say that the strengthening treatment helps them to dry their hair in half the time. Others find they can skip heating tools altogether — without the threat of frizz, they can allow their hair to air dry instead.

Although opinions vary, many experts say that air drying is better for your hair. So, skipping the heating tools more often can help your hair get stronger — and in a more lasting way than a keratin treatment.

3. Keratin Lasts a While

On that note, let’s discuss how long a keratin treatment lasts. You’ll get your money’s worth out of of a kerating smoothing treatment. Most clients say that the effects of the blowout lasts for six months.

You can extend the life of your keratin treatment by washing your hair less often. Sudsing up two to three times a week will keep your hair clean while also preserving the longevity of your blowout.

4. Your Hair Grows Faster

Without breakage, your hair will grow faster. A keratin treatment seals your strands and strengthens them, allowing them to get longer than they might without this coating.

Cons of a Keratin Hair Treatment

Not all of the keratin hair treatment side effects are good, unfortunately. You’ll have to weigh up the disadvantages before sitting in the salon chair.

1. The Cost is High

At MC Laser Clinic & Hair Salon, a  keratin treatment costs at least $330.

While it might seem high for some, think about it this way: divide the cost by month and weigh out the benefits – would you pay this each month in exchange for hair that’s more manageable? THE BEST THING OF IT ALL? You don’t have to pay each month, the results last for a few months!

2. Upkeep Can Be Tough

You might find it difficult to perform the tasks necessary to maintain your keratin treatment. For example, you might prefer to wash your hair daily, even though experts recommend you cut it down to at least every other day, although every two to three days is best.

Others find their keratin treatment loses its lustre when they go swimming, either in a pool or the salty ocean. Both can reverse the effects of this service, so regular swimmers might not want to spring for it — or, they can get used to swimming with a few caps on top of their locks.

Even the fact that you can’t wash your hair for three to four days post-application can turn people off of keratin treatments. You can pick up a more regular washing schedule later, but you have to leave your hair unwashed for half a week to make sure the keratin sinks in. If this will bug you, then skip it.

3. It’s Not Safe for Everyone

Keratin treatments have a bad rap, as some contain formaldehyde. Our formula doesn’t, so you can rest assured that it’s safe in that way.

However, experts still suggest that you skip a chemical treatment on your hair if you’re pregnant. We can de-frizz your strands post-delivery, though!

Should I Get a Keratin Treatment for Hair?

We hope this guide to keratin hair treatment helps you decide what to do next. Should you get a keratin treatment? If you’re ready to wash your locks with care and, in exchange, have shiny, sleek locks, then we say yes.

If you’re ready to try it out, don’t hesitate to contact us, either. In fact, you can book an appointment online for your keratin treatment or any other one of our services, all meant to make you feel your best, inside and out.