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. In order to better maintain my locks. I have very thick course hair and what the keratin treatment does is it chemically straighten my hair.
The Keratin Treatment
My stylist first starts by washing my hair and then she blow drys it to where it’s damp. From there she sections off my hair and applies the 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 in the treatment. Lastly, she will give me a trim.
The whole process takes about three hours.
The keratin treatment is high maintenance when it comes to everyday care. However, I love the results so I don’t mind taking the time to maintain and care for it. After I get the treatment done, I cannot wash my hair for three days. I also cannot use hair ties, clips, or pins for three days. As they will leave imprints on your hair. With the keratin treatment you have to use sulfate free hair products. I wrote a blog post last year on my hair care routine. Where I go into detail on how I care for my hair, what products I use, and how often I get it cut.
The keratin treatment is said to last anywhere from three months up to six months. As you wash your hair, the keratin treatment slowly washed out over time. So it depends on your hair growth, maintenance, and how often you wash your hair. Personally, I wash my hair once a week, sometimes twice a week. I use dry shampoo in my hair, if needed, in between washes.
Is it worth it? Absolutely! I don’t know how I would manage to style 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 filmed myself getting the keratin treatment done on my hair. For my YouTube channel to compliment this blog post. Click the link below to watch.
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