Common Questions About Professional Keratin Smoothing Treatments

If your hair is frizzy, fluffy, or otherwise has more texture than you'd prefer, then you may want to consider a keratin smoothing treatment. These treatments are typically given by a professional at a salon. The results you get from them are more dramatic than those you might get from a keratin shampoo or spray. Here are a few questions you may have if you're considering a professional keratin smoothing treatment.

How does a keratin smoothing treatment work?

Keratin is a protein that is naturally found in your hair. Your hair can become depleted of keratin, especially if you use a lot of heat-styling tools or spend a lot of time in the sun. Keratin treatment helps introduce more keratin to your hair, replacing what has been lost. In doing so, it helps fill in and smooth out the shaft of the hair. All of your hair shafts will then be able to lie flatter and closer together. In other words, your hair will be smoother.

Can you color hair that has been treated with keratin?

Yes, you can color hair that has been treated with keratin. Usually, the stylist will want to apply the keratin treatment, wait a couple of weeks, and then color your hair. However, they may have a different approach depending on the texture of your hair and your color history.

How do you maintain hair that has been treated with keratin smoothing products?

When you get home from the salon, there are some changes you should make to your routine to help protect your hair and ensure your results last as long as possible. Avoid spending too much time in the sun, or use a sun protectant spray before you do. Limit your use of heat styling tools, and use a thermal protection spray before you do. Also try to use milder, more natural, and gentle shampoos and conditioners.

Can a keratin treatment be performed on bleached hair?

If your hair is dry and frizzy due to a bleach job, then yes a keratin treatment can help smooth it out. However, it will not fully reverse the damage caused by the bleach. Your stylist can give you a better idea of what results you can expect based on the current state of your hair.

Now that you know more about keratin treatments, you should be ready to schedule one at a salon near you. 

For more info about keratherapy smoothing treatments, contact a local company.