If you've ever desired hair that is free from frizz, smoother, and shinier, you may have thought of getting a keratin smoothing treatment. It has been decades since this hair treatment was first brought to market. The procedure is less aggressive than other salon treatments like perms and chemical relaxers, and it smoothes out hair strands and gives it a glass-like gloss.
WHAT IS KERATIN TREATMENT?
Keratin treatments are extremely popular among both men and women that have long hair because they artificially add keratin to the hair to make it look smooth, shiny, and frizz-free. These procedures fill up the porosity areas of your hair that developed as a result of keratin loss. By reintroducing the missing protein into your hair strands, a keratin treatment essentially rebuilds your hair.
Traditional keratin treatments firstly gained a bad reputation due to the use of strong chemical compounds, such as formaldehyde, which when released into the air creates a harmful fume. Fortunately, there are now various options that do not contain this harmful chemical and are gentle for your hair.
WHAT IS THE COST OF KERATIN TREATMENT?
At the salons, the average cost for a keratin treatment is between £250 to £500. The primary function of a keratin treatment is not to straighten the hair but to give a semi-permanent smoothing effect. As opposed to traditional permanent straightening treatments, such as Japanese straightening, keratin treatment won't change the structure of your hair permanently which ultimately doesn’t create any damage to your hair.
Given the eye-watering price tag of a salon keratin treatment, ANSWR’s at-home alternative is a great option to get a salon-like result at a fraction of the salon price.
WHY SHOULD YOU GET A KERATIN TREATMENT?
If you want to spend less time styling your hair or if you're looking for a way to reduce frizz and flyaway, a keratin treatment would be ideal.
These are the advantages you may expect:
- Shiny and smooth hair - without having to use a straightening iron daily
- Easier to detangle
- No long-term commitment since it’s not permanent
- Works with most hair types and textures.
- Not damaging compared to other methods
- Quicker drying time
STEPS USING ANSWR’S AT-HOME KERATIN TREATMENT
- Section & spray. Spray on each part of clean, dry hair until it is well soaked. Typically, this requires using the whole bottle.
- Comb through. Make sure the treatment is applied evenly, then leave your hair uncovered.
- Let it act. Allow botanicals to do their job. For thinner hair, it takes requires 40 minutes; for thicker hair, 60.
- Rinse thoroughly with only water.
- Blow-dry with care until fully dry.
- Straighten. With a styling iron set to 200°C*, carefully comb over thin areas to seal in the treatment. Pass the iron through each part six times for the smoothest results.
*On colored hair, test a small section of hair and wait until your hair cools. If you notice any fading, lower the temperature
KERATIN TREATMENT BEFORE AND AFTER TRANSFORMATION
Here are some of results customer have achieved using ANSWR’S at-home keratin treatment.:
HOW DOES THE HAIR LOOK AFTER THE WASH?
The above transformation pictures have been all taken immediately after the application of the treatment which has involved the sealing of the treatment with a straightening iron - hence the pin straight look.
However, the best part of keratin treatments is that while it makes your hair smooth and shiny the natural volume of your hair will resume after you wash your hair following the treatment. The smoothness and shine will last anywhere from two to three months - depending on how often the hair is washed.
So you might be wondering how the hair looks after a couple of weeks from the initial application of the treatment. Watch the below video!
If you want to spend less time styling your hair enjoy hair that dries naturally frizz-free and smooth you should give keratin treatments a go. And if you are shocked about the keratin treatment price that are charged at the salons you can always opt for ANSWR’s at-home alternative that gives you the exact same results, for the fraction of the price.