Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Keratin Hair Treatments


This past weekend, a friend and I were having a discussion on what to do with our hair for the summer (yes, she read my previous post!). She had mentioned that she was interested in getting a Keratin Hair Treatment, but didn't know that much about it. So, being the nice person I am, I decided to do some research and blog about it. Now, this post in no way is my endorsement for Keratin treatments, nor is it my saying don't get the Keratin treatment. This is strictly for informational purposes only! I will outline exactly what a Keratin treatment is, how long it lasts, the average costs, and any side effects.

First, Keratin is a natural protein found in nails, skin, and hair. A keratin treatment is a non-chemical (or low chemical depending on whose site you go to) treament that keeps hair straight up to 4 months. Keratin treatments claim to remove frizz and make hair straight, sleek, shiny, and more manageable. To seal in the keratin, hair can be flat-ironed for a total of 5 times with a 450 degree flat iron. The total process can take up to 5 hours, depending on the length and thickness of the hair, and no water can touch the hair for the first 72 hours after a treatment is done. Clients can also not wear bobby pins, hair ties/bows, nor can they tuck hair behind their ears. The average price is $300. Clients must also purchase a special shampoo and conditioner to use on their hair to maintain the treatment for as long as possible. As time goes on, the treatment will leave the hair and the hair will return to its normal state until the next treatment.

Some of the side effects of keratin treatments are excessive hair loss, deterioration of hair texture, harsh smells (while the product is being applied), the client have a burning sensation, and the treatment does contain formaldehyde.

So, ladies, I will say proceed with caution, as you would with any product or treatment you would do to your hair, whether it's a press, blow-out, etc. I hope this helped to inform those of you who wanted more information about Keratin treatments. If any of you have had a keratin treatment or know someone who has, please feel free to share your story. As always, stay nappturally beautiful!

27 comments:

  1. Thanks for addressing a topic that I've been interested in for a while now. Months ago my Mother warned against what she saw on TV, the "Brazilian keratin treatment." The TV piece was obviously a warning against the dangers of the treatment, which apparently scared the heck out of my mother.
    I have seen the Keratin results (unfortunately, not the treatment itself) and I am very impressed. I'm not impressed with the $350 (at my salon) price. But it seems like this treatment would get me the results that I am seeking.
    I have a very thick crown (where all of us do) and I tend to sweat excessively-whether it be at night or during the day. And humidity is a HUGE problem for my hair.

    I have considered a sew-in, not incredibly seriously, but I have. Let's see what the summer holds, and if you see me with 'white girl hair' then know I spent a little from my tax return.
    Thanks Natural Girl

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  2. I've never heard of this before. It was really interesting to read about. When in doubt, it is best to remember...better safe (keeping your hair natural) than sorry (trying a treatment that might damage your hair).
    ~Alanna

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  3. t looks gorgeous! I have similar hair problems and was once going to get my hair professionally straightened but chickened out. How long do these treatments usually last?

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  4. Shampoo,

    I believe the Keratin treatment can last up to 4 months, depending on your hair type, the weather conditions, and how you take care of your hair. If you do get it, let us know how it turns out!

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  5. I JUST had the treatment yesterday and at my salon it cost me just $200. It took a while because they had to paint the liquid into my hair simular to a protein treatment and leave it on for 20 minutes before blowing it into my hair and flat ironing. I have very thick, natural hair and I have the scalp condition seborrheic dermatitis which means my scalp dries out very fast and my hair is always breaking off. I was advised this would keep me from needed a perm as much and would protect my hair. It feels great, it coats the hair in a very subtle way but you can feel it and it shines. Everything smoothed out so you cant notice much of the damage or split ends on my hair either. I saw worth the money!
    *Yuri

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  6. I had my Ksilk Keratin treatment done 3 months ago. I can not even begin to express how this has changed my life! I have always had the frizziest, curliest hair and have never been able to wear it straight. No matter how much time and product I put into my hair as soon as I walk out the door the hummidity takes over and my hair balloons out! I have always hated my hair! But now after having the Ksilk Keratin treatment on my hair I feel like a new woman. My hair looks so beautiful. I can wear my hair straight on a rainy day and it doesn’t even frizz! I LOVE it! I will definitely be getting another one in about 3 more months!www.ksilkkeratin.com

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  8. When having your hair treatment, visit only certified salon to make sure of great results. Do not go cheap on your hair if you want a perfect shiny hair.

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  10. I have had Keratin treatments at least 3 times now. Love it. Will say the first two were better than the 3rd. The 3rd didn't seem to last as long, which makes me wonder if I paid for the full Keratin treatment versus the 'Express'. The Express is supposedly a faster application. Not sure how it can be different unless they dilute the product somehow. Either way I do love what it does for my hair, which is naturally straight. It just makes it look healthier and have a nice sheen. My treatments last approx 5 months. I would imagine that the cost of the treatments varies based on hair length and thickness as more product would be required depending on hair.

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  12. I just got a treatment today and my hair is thin. I am happy with the results but I will see what happens in 3 months.

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  13. LOVE THE KERATIN TREATMENT!! I had my first one 6 months ago and am just wrapping up my 72 hours of "no wet" on my 2nd treatment. I have a lot of hair and it is naturally semi-curly, semi-straight; which is why I decided to try the Keratin. I was sick of having to either straighten or diffuse it w/ copius amounts of product every day. With the Keratin, I literally get out of the shower, blow dry & go. My hair is so soft and shiny and NO MORE FRIZZ!! My treatment lasted 6 months and was worth every penny. I do miss my curls sometimes, but I love the convenience even more. Go for it ladies, you won't regret it!!

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  14. The keratin hair treatment replenishes hair with additional keratin, so the effects of chemical processes, such as coloring and bleaching, can be overcome. Overview Hair is made of keratin, just like nails.

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  15. I get keratin treatments in my hair every 6 weeks and the Shielo Smoothing Products (With the hair oil) are excellent in deep treating my hair to maintain my treatment. Leaves hair smelling wonderful even after hair has been rinsed and blow dried. Get the Shielo products - they will make the treatment last WEEKS longer, and you will save so much money in the long run.

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