Who would not want frizz free, beautiful silky, shiny straight hair? People with afro hair and naturally curly hair, always yearn to have straight smooth Hair. However apart from them, people with naturally straight hair opt for keratin treatments, too in order to smoothen out their tresses, and add shine and silky strength.
Keratin hair treatments involve a hair smoothing process that will leave your hair smooth and frizz free for months. Keratin treatment is a trend in the beauty which has refused to die down. Before you make an appointment for a keratin treatment at a salon, and believe me its quite costly, there are several things you must know. One is to determine whether your hair type is right for the service. If your hair texture is frizzy or curly, then you will see the most benefits, while hair that is fine and strands that are straight should avoid it all together.
How does Keratin actually work?
The hair strands are made up of a protein named keratin; therefore what the keratin treatment actually does is to put protein back in the hair, by filling in the porosity of your hair, and rebuilding the damaged areas in your hair strands. This makes the hair less frizzy, shiny and easier to style. Keratin treatment is quite intense and its result is semi permanent, as it targets the cuticle, or the outside layer of the hair. The keratin formula is made up of the protein Keratin, and it’s combined with a chemical preservative, which is then directly applied to the hair, and then the hair is blow dried and flat ironed, to get the end result. This treatment can take about 90 minutes or longer, depending on the length of your hair.
Is this treatment safe?
You should be concerned about some aspects of the treatment. The FDA or the US food and drug administration recognizes the treatment as a potential health hazard as it involves a chemical called formaldehyde, and methylene glycol, both of which are toxic. Another concern should be that the temperature at which you must apply heat to hair in order to accomplish the desired result is too extreme, and may damage your hair. The whole process might give you the result of beautiful straight hair, but at the expense of hair damage.
Given that Keratin hair actions are quite a costly procedure, make sure you put your hair in the hands of a true professional hair dresser, who will do a healthy hair review before the treatment, and keep the damage at a minimum.
It is up to your stylist to be honest with you about this treatment, therefore make sure you consult a true professional. I may be a dream come true to get rid of frizzy, messy, curly hair but keratin treatments are not for everyone, and should you desire straight hair, right out of the movie of Pocahontas, the best way to go may be to condition your hair every single day with a good hair conditioner and styling products like leave on hair treatments and hair serum, and go and rock your hair ‘au naturale’.