Learn The Basics Of Keratin Smoothing Treatments

If you have frizzy hair, then you know how much it can drive you crazy, especially when the humidity makes it nearly impossible to manage. Luckily, there is something out there that can help you to tame that frizz and get your hair looking nice and smooth, just how you want it. You can use a keratin smoothing treatment to make your hair look and feel nice and smooth. Here is more information on keratin smoothing treatments, so you know how they work and what you can expect.

Why a keratin smoothing treatment is different

A keratin smoothing treatment isn't a treatment that you do in the shower instead of using your regular conditioner. It is an actual treatment that is done to help make your hair less frizzy for a longer period of time, instead of just for the day. The treatment can take a few hours if you have long and full hair. It can take less time if you have shorter hair that's not quite as thick, but it can still take an hour or two. The treatment starts with making sure your hair is freshly cleaned so there aren't oils in it. The keratin product then gets applied to the hair starting at the root and it is applied to the hair evenly. The hair is dried and flat ironed. The number of passes that are done when flat ironing the hair depends on just how smooth you want your hair to be.

What the keratin does

The keratin smoothing treatment works by causing your hair to smooth out while also keeping it more manageable. It also seals in color, which is important if you have your hair colored. When you have this type of treatment done to your hair, it can make it much easier for you to manage your hair on a day to day basis, and it is a treatment that is best for those with hair that's hard to manage and that has frizz that's also hard to manage.  

Why a keratin smoothing treatment is good for your hair

Your hair will lose its naturally occurring keratin over time, and the treatment will put it back in. The one thing that does put your hair at risk is the flat ironing. However, when done correctly and by a professional, this won't be a problem. The good news about the treatments is that they should last you for months, especially if you make sure you wait a couple of days before you wash your hair and you make sure that you stick to using shampoos that don't contain any sulfate.