Keratin Complex products are our most popular products on Beautyvice.com. These products are know for their smoothing and strengthening properties. The line began alongside Coppola Hair Care. Currently working independently from Coppola, Keratin Complex continues to make smoothing products for all hair types.
Some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Keratin Complex involve the usage of their smoothing treatment. Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment is a professional use product. We as a company do not advice for it to be used by those that are not properly trained in the application. The Keratin Smoothing Treatment is a very sensitive product. Many do not realize that it is activated when exposed to air. For this reason many times the solution is ruined when customers unknowingly leave the bottle open, or return unused solution into the bottle. Both these actions will make the Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment no longer able to be used.
We also find many customers do not understand the entire process by which to apply this product. The product only works as well as it is applied. This means, the closer you stick to the suggested directions by Keratin Complex, the better the results you will get. The entire process is quite lengthy and requires someone to apply it. We never advise self-application.
Properly applying a Keratin Treatment requires prepping. The first step is to wash hair with a clarifying shampoo. The clarifying shampoo helps to strip the hair of residue. It basically leaves your hair shaft naked for maximum absorption of the smoothing solution. Depending on the thickness and color of your hair, you may have to wash with the clarifying shampoo a couple times. Thicker and darker hair requires up to two washes. Keratin Complex also suggests leaving the clarifying shampoo on the hair for a few seconds to allow it to truly clean the hair before rinsing it off.
After washing hair with clarifying shampoo, your next step is to partially dry the hair. You never want to apply the keratin smoothing treatment to soaking wet hair. Hair that is soaking wet repels solutions. The water acts as a shield that keeps conditioners and treatments from becoming absorbed. The treatment works best when applied to hair that is 80% dry.
When applying the Keratin Treatment start by sectioning off the hair. Apply in sections. Start at the roots and work your way down. Do not leave hair soaking and dripping in the solution. You have to saturate the hair with the solution, not soak it. It is also suggested that you comb the solution through using a wide toothed comb.
Once you have applied the Keratin Treatment to all your hair, you are now ready to blow dry. Blow-dry the hair as you usually style it. The treatment tends to hold a style. Therefore if you usually wear your hair to the side, style it that way. Once you are finished blow drying your hair you are now ready for the final step. The final step is the flat iron. Before flat ironing make sure your hair is entirely dry. Never flat iron air with wet solution on it. This can burn your hair. Flat iron your hair using an iron that heats up to 450 degrees. Start at the roots and work your way down. It is suggested to flat iron each section of hair at least three times.
The final steps are to avoid contact with water for the next three days. Your hair should stay dry for these days as it is the time the treatment continues to work. We also suggest avoiding bobby pins or hair bands that could leave add waves to the hair. Once three days have passed proceed to wash hair with a sulfate free or keratin care shampoo.
This brings us to the next most often asked question. We all know that it is suggested to stay away from sulfates when you have chemical treatments. Sulfates tend to wash off the treatment faster. The Keratin Complex Keratin Care Shampoo does in fact have mild sulfates. These sulfates are not strong enough to wash off the smoothing treatment. They are specialized sulfates that gently clean the hair. This allows for a better clean and richer foaming.
There are three types of Keratin Complex Shampoos. The Keratin Complex Keratin Care Shampoo is made for those with Keratin Smoothing Treatment. It helps to extend the treatment, as well as fortify the natural keratin in your hair. Keratin Complex Color Care Shampoo is created for those with either color treated hair and keratin treatment. This formula takes extra care of your hair color. It enhances shine and prevents fading. Keratin Complex Blondshell Shampoo is created for those with blonde, highlighted and gray keratin treated hair. It helps to prevent yellow and brassy tones. All three shampoos do have mild sulfates within their formulas. All three are safe to be used by those with Keratin treatment. Keratin Complex hair care products are all created to help maintain your treatment.
Understanding the products you are using truly makes keeping your hair healthy and beautiful easy. If you have further questions, feel free to visit our Keratin Complex landing page. It is packed with information. This page will help you answer other questions such as, “What is Keratin”? It will also help identify the best treatment for your hair and after treatment products for your hair. There is also a video for those interested in watching the application process. Simply follow the link below to visit our Keratin Complex information page.