A keratin smoothing treatment is a wonderful choice for dry, colour treated hair that is prone to frizz.
This is a semi permanent treatment that smooths your hair, adds shine and can reduce the need for daily blow drying or straightening. It is not a solution that is guaranteed to completely straighten hair.
Your hair is relaxed between 50 to 90 percent, depending on the curl and texture of your hair. Your hair is just as unique as you, so the results may differ for everyone. Generally, drying and styling time is cut down by up to two thirds of your usual time.
The result is smoother, straighter hair, that is more manageable and easier to style without the need for excessive blow drying and straightening. You may have also heard this referred to as Brazilian Blowout or Brazilian Keratin Treatment.
How Long Does a Keratin Treatment Take?
A general rule is to allow two to three hours in our Toowooomba salon for your keratin smoothing treatment. The time may vary depending on the length of your hair, thickness and texture of your hair.
Don’t forget we offer complimentary barista style coffee, tea or other refreshing drinks and snacks to keep you comfortable in salon.
What is the Process of a Keratin Smoothing Treatment?
We will need to wash your hair before we start your keratin smoothing treatment to remove any build up, dirt and product from your hair.
The keratin treatment is then applied to your wet hair. The solution will need to sit on your hair and fully saturate it.
After a quick rinse, your hair is blow dried with the Keratin treatment in to create your new smoother, straighter hair.
Your hair is finished with the flat iron for additional smoothing and straightening.
How Long Does a Keratin Treatment Last?
The results of your keratin treatment usually last 12 to 16 weeks, but can last up to 6 months.
After your keratin treatment, you need to avoid washing your hair for 3 to 5 days. The longer you leave it, the better. Also try to avoid hair elastics and pony tails, which may create a kink in your newly treated hair.
To keep your keratin treatment in top condition, you’ll need to use a sulfate free and salt free shampoo, such as NAK Aromas Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner.
We have a large range of NAK products available in salon, including shampoo and conditioner packs that offer excellent value. Talk to your stylist during your keratin treatment about the best suited shampoo and conditioner for your hair.
Watch what products you use in your hair after your keratin treatment to ensure they don’t contain sulphates and added salts.
Many beach wave type sprays contain these products and are known to cause frizzy hair to reappear well before it should.
Is a Keratin Treatment Good for Your Hair?
The keratin smoothing treatment itself is not damaging to your hair. If anything, it is quite the opposite. Your hair shaft is coated with the protein packed smoothing treatment resulting in smoother, shinier hair.
What can cause damage however, is the high heat from blow drying and straightening your hair.
Rest assured our experienced stylists at Lavya Hair Design will adjust heat settings in accordance with the condition of your hair and its requirements, to keep your locks in top condition.
Can I Straighten My Hair After a Keratin Treatment?
Absolutely! In the first 3-5 day period after your keratin smoothing treatment you can run your flat iron over your hair if needed. Ensure you don’t use any hairspray, mousse, gel or styling products on your hair.
After the 3-5 day period has passed, style your hair as usual, but check the labels of your styling products carefully. Any styling products that contain alcohol or sulphates can strip moisture from your hair and shorten the life of your keratin smoothing treatment.
If you accidentally get your hair wet during the initial setting period, blow dry it straight again and follow with the flat iron to re-smooth.
Can I Curl My Hair After a Keratin Smoothing Treatment?
You should not curl your hair during the initial setting period, which is 3 to 5 days after your keratin treatment.
After this time you can curl your hair either with a curling iron or round brush.
How to Take Care of Your Hair After a Keratin Treatment
It is essential that you use a sulphate and sodium chloride free shampoo and conditioner after your hair has been treated with keratin.
Try not to wash your hair too often. Try a natural dry shampoo such as NAK Dry Clean in between hair washes to maintain your style and your treatment.
Like any product that is added to your hair, if you wash your hair everyday, this will contribute to the keratin stripping away and your results won’t last as long.
As mentioned above, check your styling products and avoid any that contain salt, sulphates or alcohol.
If you visit the pool frequently or like to head to the beach, use a quality leave in conditioner such as NAK to help protect your hair and minimise the absorption of salt and chlorine.
Both chlorine and salt will shorten the effects of your keratin treatment.
Keratin Treatment Before and After Photos
Here are some of our happy clients before and after their keratin smoothing treatments:
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