Why Keratin Treatments Work in Winter and Summer

Wave goodbye to frizzy hair! Keratin hair treatments are here to the rescue. This innovative hair treatment isn’t just about straightening your frizz. A keratin complex treatment smooths your hair texture to restore its natural shine and make it more manageable. This treatment is also known as a ‘Brazilian blowout’ and is the perfect seasonal treatment to add a glossy shine to your hair.

We offer a range of Keratin complex treatments at 212 Salon and Day Spa that can be added to your appointment to give your hair some TLC.

What is a Keratin Hair Treatment?

Keratin treatments smooth the cuticles of your hair, giving it a shiny finish to reduce frizz. Investing in a keratin treatment can also help your hair dry faster when you’re caring for it at home. While it’s suitable for all hair types, it’s best for unruly or coarse hair that struggles with frizz and breakage.

Keratin is a protein naturally produced by the body and found in the hair and nails. Most high-end shampoos and conditioners are made using keratin, but you’ll get the best and most long-lasting results with a salon treatment.

How Does a Keratin Treatment Work?

A keratin complex treatment will take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours, depending on the length and condition of your hair. The treatment starts with your hair being washed before it is brushed with a keratin treatment while still wet before being left to develop.

Keratin is a protein applied to your hair using a mix of chemicals. It works to seal the cuticle of your hair, a protective outer layer. This sealing process prevents your hair from losing moisture to stay hydrated for longer.

The stylist will lightly blow dry your hair before using a flat iron to seal and activate the keratin coating. Some stylists will deviate from this by blow-drying the hair before applying the treatment.

You can expect your keratin treatment to take several hours from start to finish. Bring along a book or relax and unwind while your stylist gets to work. Most keratin complex treatments last for 3 months, making it the perfect way to refresh your hair every season.

The Benefits of a Keratin Treatment

Keratin treatments work on every hair type but is primarily used to eliminate frizz and tame stray flyaways. You can think of a keratin treatment as being like investing in a permanent blowout. This restorative treatment improves the condition and texture of your hair. You’ll get the best results if your hair has never been color-treated.

Here are 5 reasons you should invest in a keratin treatment every season:

  • Smoother and Shinier hair

Keratin protein works by smoothing the cuticle to reduce frizz and make your hair more manageable. Your hair will look instantly healthier, with the temporary bonding helping to diminish the appearance of split ends.

  • Long-lasting results

You can expect your keratin treatment to last anywhere from 3 to 6 months, depending on the condition of your hair. You can improve the lifespan of your results by washing your hair less frequently. Shampooing your hair 2 or 3 times a week will help you maintain the best results.

  • Hair growth

Keratin helps improve the condition of your hair, strengthening it to reduce breakage and promote hair growth. If you’re struggling to grow weak or brittle hair, A keratin treatment can help fortify and strengthen it.

  • More manageable hair

A keratin treatment makes your hair easier to manage on a day-to-day basis. If you spend hours every week straightening your hair to reduce frizz, you’ll want to consider this treatment.

Keratin complex treatments make your hair more manageable, saving you time in your daily routine. Most clients who have a keratin treatment find that their hair dries quicker post-treatment, including when air-drying.

  • Reduces breakage

Keratin improves the condition of your hair as it is a structural protein, helping to reduce breakage and splitting to keep your hair looking healthy for weeks after your treatment.

How to Care for Your Hair After a Keratin Treatment

There are strict care instructions you’ll want to follow after your keratin treatment to ensure the best results. You want to avoid washing your hair for at least two days post-treatment and keep your hair down or in a loose style.

It’s worth double-checking the ingredients in your haircare products to ensure they are sulfate-free for long-lasting treatment results. You’ll also want to avoid chlorinated water and saltwater for the first week after your treatment. You should leave at least two weeks between your keratin treatment and coloring your hair.

One of the best ways to extend the lifespan of your treatment is to reduce the frequency with which you wash your hair. Every 3-4 days is ideal for hair washing, using lukewarm water instead of hot water. You can give your hair a moisture boost between treatments by using a leave-in conditioner or hair mask.

The most important care advice for maintaining your keratin treatment is to use any styling tools, including your blow-dryer, on a lower heat setting. It’s worth investing in a heat protectant to apply to your hair before using heat products. Using a lower heat setting helps avoid unnecessary damage to your hair.

You can expect to maintain the initial results of your keratin treatment for at least 12 weeks before they begin to gradually fade. Your stylist will recommend the best timeline for additional treatments, depending on your hair type and condition.

Treat Your Hair Every Season with a Keratin Treatment

A keratin complex treatment is the ultimate way of refreshing your hair every season, whether it’s summer or winter. This treatment might be an investment, but it’s a practical way to make your hair more manageable and improve its overall condition. Most clients find that they have to do almost no styling on their hair in the initial weeks after their treatment, including blow-drying.

Get your hair ready for summer or keep it healthy over winter by booking a keratin complex treatment at 212 Salon and Day Spa.