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Video: All About Keratin Treatment For Hair
What woman would not like to have healthy hair, full of vitality and light in all circumstances? But not every lady can boast of such luxury. The condition of the hair depends on several variables: heredity, hormones, diet, health problems, weather conditions, stress etc. So lifestyle and lifestyle, among other things, can be the main culprits for quite serious hair damage. If adequate measures are not taken to protect the scalp and hair fiber, there is a great risk of aggravating the damage. The hair will soon lose its vitality, become fragile and brittle. So, what to do when the hair is extremely weak? The miracle treatment to be tested is within your reach and it is none other than the keratin treatment.
What exactly is keratin?
Although this term is widely used today, many people still do not know what it means. Keratin is a natural protein, synthesized by the human body as a structural part of hair, nails and body hair. The protein helps strengthen the intercellular cement to reattach the scales of the hair. When the hair lacks keratin, it is more sensitive. And it is above all the repeated attacks (hair dryer, hair straighteners, pollution etc.) that reduce the natural resources of keratin. Consequently, the hair contains less and less and is more and more exposed to attacks and damage. But how to overcome the lack of keratin?
Why adopt keratin treatment for hair?
As already explained, keratin is a protein naturally present in the hair, but which is exhausted, without being renewed, because of attacks. Damaged from the inside, the hair becomes fragile, becomes dry and brittle. Fortunately, it is already possible to fill this gap and build the hair from the inside out, and that thanks to the keratin treatment for hair. What is it exactly?
When we use keratin as a cure, we strengthen the hair by coating it with a protective layer of protein. This also helps to restore the structure of the hair in depth. As a bonus, keratin turns out to be a real miracle for all who dream of straightening and disciplining their hair. The hair regains shine and texture, becomes easier to comb and more nourished.
Keratin treatment for fine hair
A keratin treatment brings real comfort to all damaged or naturally dry hair. And what about fine hair? Fine hair can also benefit from the effectiveness of keratin treatment. The wow results do not take long: the hair is immediately strengthened, firmed and becomes more resistant. Hairdressers advise to prefer special products for fine hair so as not to weigh down the hair fibers further.
In case of very damaged hair, it is strongly recommended to have an intensive keratin treatment. We proceed by applying the keratin with the straightening iron and the results are immediately visible. A mask with keratin acting in depth will also contribute to the effectiveness of the treatment. It is also important to consider the use of keratin oil, either as a cure or every day, to provide keratin to the hair.
Keratin treatment for frizzy hair
The keratin treatment for frizzy and curly hair especially helps to discipline the hair fibers. In addition, the hair regains softness, shine and suppleness. The effects of keratin straightening are instantaneous, but differ depending on the type of hair. You should know that, even if this method is effective on all types of hair, the result will be more visible on wavy or rebellious hair which will look smoother than on afro hair.
Regarding frizzy hair, one cannot expect a visually dramatic effect but there will be a noticeable change to the touch and styling. Invigorated to the end of the ends, frizzy hair will resist humidity better and be more easily tamed.
Keratin smoothing treatment: how long to expect?
It is important to remember that the keratin straightening treatment does not change the nature of the hair and gradually fades over the course of shampoos. On average, the duration of the smoothing extends from 3 to 4 months, provided that some golden rules are respected as regards its maintenance. This involves reducing (to a maximum of 2) the number of shampoos (necessarily without sodium sulphates) per week. This is also a golden rule for all curly or frizzy hair because the sulfate tends to dry it out.
Salt and chlorine have harmful effects on keratin smoothing, which is why you will have to choose between beach / pool and ultra-straight hair. It is still possible to prolong the hold of the smoothing by alternating moisturizers and keratin-based masks. A few strokes of the straightening iron are a great way to reactivate the keratin with the heat and to treat yourself to ultra-straight hair until the next shampoo.
Are there any dangers associated with keratin straightening?
Keratin treatment is beneficial for all damaged or naturally dry hair like frizzy and frizzy hair. The only people who do not specifically recommend it are those with naturally straight hair. Despite all the benefits of keratin for the hair, it is necessary to do the treatments by episode so as not to overload the hair. In addition, given the fragile and dry nature of frizzy and curly hair, straightening with keratin could have the opposite effect. This means that an overabundance of protein can lead to breakage. Of course, such an effect remains rare and will depend above all on the condition of the hair and the maintenance provided. Ladies who use keratin products at home, should be wary of prices that are too low as the quality may not be there. Do not forget to check the composition of the product to make sure that it does not contain more than 0.2% formalin, the maximum amount authorized in France.
Keratin treatment at home
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Today, keratin-based beauty products are numerous. The market offers several hair kits to maintain or even enhance the effects of protein on the mane. Shampoos, masks, serums, oils, balms, milks and so on: the range is really wide. Hairdressers advise to take breaks without the keratin product, so that the hair does not become addicted. Also remember to protect the hair before heat treatments with additional keratin.
Keratin salon treatments
Apart from keratin-based products designed for home use, there are also treatments that can be enjoyed in a salon or in a hairdressing salon. Among the best known, we can mention Brazilian smoothing and hair botox. Learn more about the main differences of the two methods below:
The Brazilian smoothing is a keratin treatment which strengthens the hair and makes it shiny with a protein deep injection. The frizz is eliminated and the curls are more flexible. This is a treatment that is a long-term investment lasting 4 to 6 months, which deeply repairs the hair. Prices vary from € 200 to € 500.
The second treatment, hair botox, is composed of keratin but also hyaluronic acid. For your information, it is a lighter version of the keratin treatment and less nourishing, with a shorter duration of 6 to 8 weeks. Hair botox helps strengthen the hair fiber without necessarily smoothing the hair. This treatment is recommended at least every three months for very sensitized hair.