Keratin Smoothing System
The keratin treatment is a keratin based solution that gently relaxes the hair and removes frizz. It is neither a relaxer nor a straightener, since both use harsh chemicals to change the texture of your hair. It is a revolutionary treatment that softens, smooths, and gives you straight hair. The keratin treatment involves a few steps that can take about 2 hours to complete, depending on the length and thickness of your hair.
One of our certified stylists will apply a solution made with active keratin, a protein that is similar to a component of your hair. (88% of your hair is already comprised of keratin) We use a 450-degree iron to seal the formula onto the outside layer of the cuticle. The formula bonds to the cuticle’s rough edges, trapping the moisture, hydrating the hair, and creating a glossy veneer. The results last from 2-3 months, depending on the amount of times you wash your hair. This is not a permanent straightening but a natural treatment. Therefore, when the product is gone, your hair will be back to its natural form. This revolutionary keratin treatment process was developed in Brazil, and is now available worldwide.
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Keratin is an extremely strong protein which is a major component in skin, hair, nails, and teeth. Most of the keratin that people interact with is actually dead; hair, skin, and nails are all formed from dead cells which the body sheds and new cells push up from underneath. If the dead cells are kept in good condition, they will serve as an insulating layer to protect the delicate new keratin below them. Damage to the external layer of keratin can cause skin, hair, and nails to look unhealthy or flaky. In general, the thicker the layer of keratin, the healthier the hair or nail is, because the dead cells outside protect the living cells at the core. Keeping the external layer of keratin moisturized will also keep it healthy and prevent cracking and splitting.
The protective coating will last approximately 2-3 months depending on home care. However, the less the hair is washed the longer this protective coating is preserved. It is also essential that sodium free hair care products be used. Swimming in the ocean or pool is also discouraged as salt or chlorine will diminish the life expectancy of the Brazilian Keratin Treatment.
It will relax the hair approximately 80-90% and will remove frizz from the hair. It is also heat activated therefore cutting down styling time.
- Results vary from client to client depending on the original texture of the hair.
- Although some wave might remain, all frizz is eliminated.
- Hair that is very damaged might reflect the appearance of a failed Brazilian Keratin Treatment, but this is not the case in fact due to the damaged structure of the hair. A light trim after the service is always recommended.
- It will slowly wash out and the hair will revert back to its original texture.
- The keratin concentration in the treatment will help strengthen the hair.
Yes. It actually works better when applied over processed hair. Hair that has been chemically treated is porous therefore giving the Brazilian Keratin Treatment a good foundation with which to bond. The treatment can be done on all types of hair, virgin, including chemically treated hair (colored, permed, relaxed, highlighted and bleached). After the product is applied, it is sealed with a flat iron at 450 degrees, which traps moisture, hydrates the hair and creates a glossy finish.
It can be applied on ANY type of hair over ANY previous chemical treatment (colored, permed, relaxed, highlighted and/or bleached)
Yes. You can do the treatment over any kind of straightening. Since KT is a part of conditioning treatments, Japanese straightening and KT would be a great combination for your hair.
No, do not try this at home. The Keratin Treatment must be done by a hair professional only.
Safe to use on all hair types including color treated and highlighted hair.
For best results, the keratin treatment should be left on hair 2 days after application.
Not for the first 72 hours. What should I do if my hair gets wet during the first 2 days? Blow dry immediately.
It lasts 2 to 3 months depending on the hair type. Treatment will work better on chemically treated hair like colored or relaxed. On virgin hair the best result will be achieved after the second or third application. This is not a permanent straightening but a natural treatment. Therefore, when the product is gone, your hair will be back to its natural form.
It will take about 3 hours.
For optimal results, color/highlighting processes should be done before Keratin. Otherwise, wait 2 weeks before applying color/highlights.
We recommend clients to use specially formulated Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner to keep their hair healthy, silky and shiny. Our shampoos are Sodium Chloride free and provide Keratin and UV protection.
Use either a blow dryer or flat iron to straighten out the ridge in the hair.