How Long Does Keratin Treatment Last - Pros and Cons

How Long Does Keratin Treatment Last - Pros and Cons

We consider our hair to be a reflection of who we are. When our hair is too fine, too frizzy, too dry, gray, or falling out, it can drastically affect our mood. 

Keep scrolling for a guide on how Keratin treatments can help your hair look healthy and frizz-free. Because good hair day is what? Yes, you got it right -Power!

NATURAL KERATIN IN HAIR VS. KERATIN TREATMENT

Keratin is a protein found in our hair that is naturally produced. It functions as an inside structural protein and an outside protective protein to preserve and safeguard the health of your hair. Your hair loses keratin as a result of exposure to the sun, pollution, chemicals, and changes in your lifestyle, and these factors cause dry, brittle, and lifeless hair.

Keratin hair treatments seal the hair cuticle with a coating of protein to help eliminate frizz, adding shine and smoothness to the hair. 

A keratin treatment simply rebuilds your hair by replacing the protein that has been lost.

 

 

SALON KERATIN TREATMENT VS. AT HOME KERATIN TREATMENT

How much do you know about keratin treatments? Are you still unsure about whether getting a salon treatment is better than at-home keratin treatments? Do you worry about effectiveness vs. cost? 

Keratin treatments are a common service offered by salons, but you may have noticed how expensive they can be! Meanwhile, a few haircare brands like us - ANSWR - offers an at home alternative that is more affordable and very gentle. It exclude formaldehyde and uses Glyoxylic acid as a key ingredient.

What exactly is the difference between salon and at home keratin treatments, then? 

The time aspect

  • The application of an at home keratin treatments takes approximatly 2 hours and as you can do it from the comfort of your own home you save a lot of time since you don’t have to transit to the salon. 
  • At the salon - depending on the length of your hair, it will take between 2 and 3 hours, plus the time you spend getting to the salon and back home. 

The price aspect

  • At-home Keratin treatments can cost you around $50 to $70 depending on the brand.
  • Depending on the length of your hair, keratin treatments in salons can cost anywhere from $200 to $500.

The results 

  • At-home keratin treatments can last up to three months.
  • The course of treatment at a salon will typically last between three to six months

 

HOW LONG DOES KERATIN TREATMENT LAST?

While keratin treatment are not permanent treatment it will give you semi-permanent results which can last for months.  It can last 2-4 months provided you take good care of your hair. Reapplying the keratin treatment regularly will extend the treatment's life to more than six months.

If you want to optimise how long the results last after the treatment , there are some things you need to keep in mind: 

How often you wash your hair - If you wash your hair too frequently, the keratin layer will wash out faster. It is recommended to wash your hair no more than 2-3 times a week.

Use specialized hair products - A lot of hair product on the market contains sulfate and parabens. To prolong the effect of the treatment always use sulfate-free products as sulfates tend to wash off the effect very quickly. ANSWR Shampoo and Conditioner - are especially designed to prolong the effect of the keratin treatments.  

What you sleep on  - Try switching to silk pillowcases! Cotton bedding promotes friction that leads to split ends and frizz in those with dry, damaged hair.

 

DOES DIET HELP BOOST KERATIN LEVELS?

The answer is YES!!!

 

 

Foods That Boost Your Hair’s Natural Keratin 
  • Onions
  • Eggs
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Mangoes
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Beef Liver
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Brocolli
  • Oysters
  • Whole grains

KERATIN TREATMENT - PROS AND CONS

Pros of Keratin Treatment

Safe and suitable - It is suitable for all hair types. Keratin treatments don't harm the hair in the same way as conventional hair and relaxing techniques do. After two to three months of treatment, the hair returns to its natural form.

Effective and easy styling -  No matter how kinky or frizzy your hair may be, the treatment will give you straighter, smoother, and better-looking hair. It is very easy to style the hair after the treatment.

Low maintenance - You can use sulfate-free products as an after-care to maintain the hair after treating it.

 

Cons of Keratin Treatment

Expensive and short-term - Keratin treatment is costly when done at the salons, but there are also more affordable at-home alternatives. As the results are not permanent you might need to repeat the treatment after two-three months to maintain your silky, smooth, and frizz-free hair.

Allergic reaction - Although it is rare, some people may have allergies such as itching or rashes after using the treatment. It is always best to check the ingredients.

FINAL THOUGHTS

If you struggle with frizz and dream of a smooth, shiny, and free from frizz hair,  an at-home keratin treatment is an ideal option.