The Keratin Treatment

Hair Salon

I use to get the keratin treatment done on my hair every six months. Recently, I’ve started to get it done every three months as to better maintain my locks. I have very thick course hair and what this treatment does is it chemically straighten your hair and washes out over time.

The Process

My stylist first starts by washing my hair and then she blow drys it to where it is damp. From there she sections off my hair and applies the keratin treatment to it. She runs a fine tooth comb through my hair when she is done and lets me sit for about 10 minutes. Next she will blow dry the product into my hair. The chemicals are very strong, so while she is doing this she and I will both wear face masks. She also puts a fan on directed towards me so that the fumes will blow away. After she is done blow drying my hair she uses a flat iron to straighten my hair and seal the keratin. Lastly she will give me a trim because I am allergic to hair cuts. Haha. The whole process takes about three hours.


After I get the keratin treatment done I cannot wash my hair for three days. I also cannot use hair ties, clips, or pins as they leave dents and imprints in your hair. Another thing, I have to use sulfate free hair products. I wrote a blog post last year on my hair care routine, if you’re curious then you can read all about it here.

Is it worth it? Absolutely! I don’t know how I would manage my hair without the keratin treatment. If you are thinking about getting the keratin treatment done on your hair do your research and consult your hair stylist first.

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. If you have any questions please comment below.

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  1. Paris
    August 5, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    Hi- thanks for sharing. I’m a fitness instructor- and recently got this treatment done ; it’s been about 5-6 weeks. I’m active 4x a week and my SCALP REALLY SWEATS! I’ve noticed a lot of new growth in the back and middle area. I’ve also noticed my edges really never laid after the third week. I seldomly blow dry on cool because I want to avoid any unnecessary damage. Do you have any tips on how to maintain my look at the root? Should I be flat ironing once a day on 165 (at the roots)? My ends look PHENOMENAL though.

    • adornon
      August 6, 2018 / 1:29 pm

      Hi Paris, Thanks for commenting. These are all great questions. I’m a personal trainer myself and I know what it feels like to sweat out your hair. Dry Shampoo is going to be your best friend. I use it in between washes. I spray dry shampoo on my roots after I workout and I massage it into my hair. This eliminates that oily feeling and makes my hair smell good. That way I can go longer in between washes and make the keratin last longer too. I use my flat iron on my roots when I style my hair, I wouldn’t use it everyday though only when needed. I hope this helps.

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