Your hair type. If you have curly, frizzy or damaged hair that is difficult to manage, a blowout might be the best bet to keep your hair smooth and beautiful. There are some hair types that are not ideal, such as somewhat wavy/straight hair or even straight hair that is constantly having flyaways.
How it works. A stylist applies a keratin hair-straightening product to your hair and then uses the heat of a flat iron to seal it in. Keratin is more of a restorative treatment that improves the condition of your hair by adding a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and increase bounce and shine. The process takes about 90 minutes or longer, depending on your hair's length.
What to expect. If your hair is wavy, your hair will appear naturally straight and healthy. If your hair is very curly, it will minimize frizz while enhancing the appearance of the natural curl. If you have straight, frizzy hair, this treatment will eliminate frizz and promote luminous shine. If you usually style your hair straight, this treatment could shorten your blow-dry time by 40% to 60%.
How long does it last. Expect the results to last 10-12 weeks if you use recommended maintenance products. You shouldn't wash your hair for three or four days after getting the treatment. After the don't-wash waiting period, you should use sodium-sulfate-free shampoo to help maintain the treatment.
Do your research. Before you head off to the salon, you want to take a look at the salon, ask some questions, find out if they do have a certified stylist that is going to be doing it and review chemicals that are included. If you have psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis or allergies, check with a doctor before getting a keratin treatment.
Be leery of crazy “deals”. Prices typically range from about $300.00 - $500.00. If they are offering this treatment at bargain store prices, it is probably because it isn't the real thing and could actually mess up your hair.
Get a free consultation. Your certified stylist should be happy to meet with you, review your hair, answer questions, give you’re their recommendation and pricing. Hopefully soon you will be saying farewell to frizz.
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