Hair Care

Keratin Treatments For Hair Repair

Keratin treatments are a type of hair treatment originally from Brazil and marketed with a promise to provide you with strands that are smooth, straight, and free from curls or frizz for two and a half months. And though treatments are generally marketed through salons, keratin treatments can be successfully done at-home with products like Kepatos.

In addition to the visual effects, keratin treatments strengthen and moisturize, helping repair any previous damage such as splitting, fraying, breaking and frizz. The increased strength can even protect against future damage from heat or humidity to some extent and the reduced frizz can decrease the amount of time spent styling in the morning.

Ideal Hair Types

Although keratin treatments can repair most types of hair, they are more effective on specific types. The salon keratin treatments work best on hair that is coarse, curly or frizzy as these shaft types will see the best results. Because they are effective at repairing damage, they can also work well on hair that is chemically treated or otherwise damaged and some examples would include bleached, highlighted, relaxed, permed or colored hair. Those with straight or fine strands should opt for keratin shampoos instead of undergoing salon treatment because the concentrated quantities can be overpowering.

Understanding Damaged Hair

Part of the reason that keratin treatments are effective at repairing damage is the specific makeup of hair that has been damaged. When hair is damaged by styling tools, chemicals or even something as simple as brushing too often, this process degrades the proteins that form the cuticle’s outer layer. The protein cells in the cuticle are created from keratin and when they are damaged, these individual cells lift and separate, leaving the inner layers unprotected. This means that the hair’s inner cortex is unprotected and can be damaged by chemicals, heat or other factors.

How Keratin Repairs

Before entering a keratin treatment someone with damaged hair will have keratin cells in the cuticle that are damaged or even completely missing. When new keratin cells are applied during the treatment, these are able to take over the role of the damaged cells, effectively replacing them. This process is the reason that natural keratin treatments are the most effective way of repairing hair that was damaged. Although the keratin doesn’t straighten the shafts, it does reduce the frizz and increase shine by repairing damaged portions through the replacement method described.

Pricing:

  • 2 hours 30 minutes $300

What Is A Keratin Treatment?

Daily we receive calls asking what is a Keratin hair treatment.  These treatments have become very popular to help stop frizz and reduce or help prevent damage.

Some women will opt to use strong products regularly or straightening irons to achieve the look they are after. These can cause individual strands to go dry and brittle right down to damaging the shaft. At times they can also leave your strands limp and lifeless, the opposite of what you are looking for.

What Is It?

Hair is made up of nearly 95% keratin. Keratin is naturally found in the fibrous structural part of the protein family. It is an important material that is also a versatile protein, contributing to the skin, nails and hair on a person as well as wool and hooves in animals. It can be quite flexible when found in hair or hard as in the case of hooves. A keratin treatment is designed to help straighten curly or ‘unruly’ hair out, without the risk of damaging it in the process. In a treatment, animal keratin is applied to help smooth out stressed hair and relax frizzier types. When used this way it can repair damage, in addition to aiding skin and nails while protecting against future damage done to the shaft.

All Natural

Keratin treatments only use natural plant products giving no need to worry about any chemicals harming your hair or scalp. Large quantities of keratin helps you in the same way that intensive conditioning treatments would, straightening out stubborn curls and kinks and giving you the shiny, smooth locks of your dreams. It is rich in amino acids which will repair damage to the shaft and follicle.

No Damage

Daily straightening of your hair using a straightener or other heat based method can cause a great deal of damage. Even the daily products that most women put in their hair in order to straighten it will cause damage due to the high quantities of chemicals and the same is true of salon chemical straightening methods as well. With keratin treatments, hair will be nourished from the all-natural protein applied and is recommended for those having problems with hair growth. They will not cause any damage and in fact will help repair damage from chemical straightening or other styling methods.

The Process

The process of a keratin treatment is fairly simple. Your hair is cleansed in order to remove any residue and grime and then the treatment is applied. It is then sealed into your hair using heat and you’re ready to go. The tricky part of the treatment is that you cannot wash your hair, or get it wet, for at least 72 hours with some salons recommend waiting a full four days. It is often recommended that treatments be accompanied with the use of hair vitamins to ensure you get the maximum benefit of protections, shine and reduced damage.