WHAT IS A KERATIN HAIR TREATMENT?
If you usually wake up to frizzy, dry, and damaged hair, then you’ve probably been told that you need to try a keratin treatment. While a salon keratin treatment might do miracle work on your hair, it might also break the bank in the process. Not to mention that it’s not a permanent solution as keratin treatments typically last around six months.
If in-salon keratin treatments aren’t in your budget, there’s still one other way to achieve healthy hair; an at-home keratin treatment! Yes, we mean that you can restore your hair to health using keratin products, minus the stress of feeling buyers’ remorse.
WHAT IS KERATIN?
You may have heard the buzz word “keratin” and have a general understanding that it smoothes out your hair, but what does it actually mean? Keratin is an essential protein that makes up the hair, skin, and nails, otherwise known as the hair’s structural building block.
Researchers from a 2013 study found that the active components in keratin protein are effective at strengthening the hair, deeming keratin as a promising ingredient!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Keratin smoothes down the overlapping cells of hair strands, also known as the cuticle, which then absorbs the protein. After keratin has been absorbed, the hair stand is left looking shinier and smoother.
Anyone with color-treated or chemically-treated hair knows the feeling of breakage and dryness. It almost feels counterintuitive that to get a beautiful new color, it likely requires having dull-looking hair afterwards. Since shampoo, conditioner, masks, and oils are already the staples in your hair routine, you may as well go with Keratin-infused products to avoid frizzy, damaged-looking hair!
KERATIN PRODUCTS BASED ON HAIR NEEDS
Keratin Shampoo & Conditioner
When in doubt, invest in a high-quality shampoo and conditioner, especially one with ingredients that will nourish your hair. The Keratin Shampoo & Conditioner contains ingredients like sunflower seed oil, argan oil, and of course, keratin protein, all of which work together to strengthen and smooth the hair.
Shampoo is always a product of concern since many shampoos are still made with sulfates and tend to dry out the hair if used too frequently. The Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner are completely sulfate, phosphate, and paraben-free and certainly won’t contribute to drying out your hair!
Hair that’s used to straighteners, curling wands, blow dryers, and hair dye is more than likely in desperate need of a deep-penetrating mask. We recommend using the Keratin Smooth Hair Mask at least once a week to replenish the strands with moisture and protein.
With consistent use, you should notice a significant difference in your hair texture and appearance, especially if it’s been previously damaged!
Going in with a protein-rich hair oil after washing can do wonders for your overall hair health. The Keratin Oil deeply penetrates the hair follicles to reconstruct the inner layer and begin repairing damaged strands.
The Keratin Oil is great for hair that’s prone to breakage, as the protein bonds with areas of the hair with the most damage to create healthier and stronger strands. Another option is to apply the oil on dry hair and use it as a styling tool to reduce the appearance of frizz and fly-aways!
As you can see, there’s certainly more than one way to infuse your hair with keratin protein. Whether you go with the keratin-infused shampoo and conditioner, mask, oil, or perhaps a mixture of everything, you’ll be well on your way to a major hair transformation!