One of the top searches right now on the web is for Keratin Treatments! Yes, believe it or not, the Keratin Treatment is hot right now and it is so because it is so "hot" outside. While the heat continues to rise, the rain falls and the humidity starts to attack our hair, we are all running out to get a keratin treatment in hopes that we can tame our unruly hair for the next few months and salvage our beauty under extreme heat and humidity.
If you have ever had a keratin treatment you know that it is not only costly, but it takes a very long time, something that many of us simply do not have. For this reason we are here to save the day and explain how you can get the same professional-grade results in the comfort of your own home for a fraction of the price.
Let's start with the tools you need. Of course, you will need a good keratin treatment! We really like Keratin Complex Natural Smoothing Treatment Keratin Smoothing Treatment. This product is used in salons throughout the United States and everyone loves how it works. We also really like that the brand offers everything you need to apply the treatment and maintain it. You will need a clarifying shampoo such as Keratin Complex Clarifying Shampoo. This shampoo will help prep your hair for the treatment. The clarifying shampoo removes all product buildup and stripes your hair so that it is able to absorb the keratin treatment better. You will need a flat iron that heats up to 450 degrees; we are excited to soon be offering the Theorie flat irons that allow you to digitally program your temperature, perfect for this treatment. Lastly, you will need a Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner such as Keratin Complex Keratin Care Shampoo and Conditioner to maintain your treatment between washes.
Now that you have all the tools you need let's get started with the how to process! Before applying your Keratin Treatment you must wash your hair at least twice with a clarifying shampoo. Yes, this will leave your hair a bit dry, but it is necessary in order to prep your hair for the treatment. Once you have washed with the clarifying shampoo twice, go ahead and comb your hair and blow dry it. DO NOT add any other product to your hair. Do not condition your hair, do not add a heat styling product. Your hair must be absolutely naked when you apply the keratin treatment to it.
Once you have dried your hair without conditioner or styling products, you are ready to begin the treatment. Section your hair off into 4 sections to make it easy. Start at the bottom and work your way to the top. Wear gloves and you may want to open your bathroom windows as it may get smokey! Apply the treatment from roots to ends. You are basically saturating your hair in the keratin treatment. Once you have applied the treatment to your entire head, it's time to sit under a dryer. If you do not have a dryer try putting on a shower cap and applying heat with your blow dryer for about 30 minutes. This will allow the treatment to truly absorb into your hair shaft.
Once you have finished this process you are ready to blow dry and flat iron. This part is very important! Section your hair again into parts and blow dry in sections. Once you are done blow drying a small section flat iron in at 450 degrees. You must pass the iron from roots to ends at least 4 times! Do this for your entire head. When you are done simply leave your hair alone! Do not wash it or adds bobby pins to it for the next 2-3 days. This is the time you allow your hair to continue to absorb the treatment.
Your hair may feel a bit stiff and not look soft for a day or so, however once you wash your hair it will be beautiful, smooth and full of shine! Keratin treatments do work and they are a wonderful way to tame frizz and unruly hair! If you want to try it at home, it is still timely, but a lot less costly.