Updated: May 3
Confused about Hair Keratin services? Does it provide straight hair? How long does it last? Learn straight from our experts.
KERATIN IS POPULAR BUT STILL HAS MANY Myths
Hair keratin treatment has become increasingly popular in recent years, and The GlamSquad Salon & Academy is known for providing exceptional services in this area. Our hair experts perform hundreds of treatments a month and have seen most common hair types and their results in Chennai. However, potential customers may have concerns about whether the treatment will get their hair straight or not, and if the results are consistent across different hair types and textures.
KERATIN TREATMENT IS NOT STRAIGHTENING: THE TRUTH
It is essential to note that the keratin treatment is not a straightening treatment but rather a hair strengthening & taming solution. It helps to reduce frizz, add shine, and improve manageability by providing a protective coating to the hair shaft. While the treatment can help to straighten out some kinks and curls, it will not make curly hair completely straight.
Why is this? It is because Keratin treatments usually treat the hair cuticles from the outside in, hence the texture change is not permanent. The results of the treatment depend on the hair's natural texture and the desired outcome. This means everyone will have slightly different result to this process, and it can't be compared to your friends or family who may have undergone the exact same treatment. This point is critically important to understand, and many fail to grasp it.
KERATIN CAN SHOW DIFFERENT RESULTS DEPENDING ON YOUR HAIR TEXTURE
SO WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IF NOT STRAIGHT HAIR?
The GlamSquad Salon & Academy offers customizable keratin treatments that can be tailored to suit each client's individual needs. The results of the treatment can vary depending on various factors, such as the hair's natural texture, the degree of damage, and the treatment's application process. Generally, clients can expect to see smoother, shinier hair that is easier to manage and style.
Here're a few rough guidelines to go by:
If you have curly hair, expect a slight relaxation in curls, but do not expect straight hair
If you have soft wavy hair, expect your hair to get naturally straight
If you have thin hair, expect your hair to become quite straight and flat
Here's another important one: If you have naturally thick virgin hair (may or may not be frizzy) that hasn't undergone any type of treatment, Keratin Treatment may produce only minimal results. Or sometimes no results at all. Why is this? When your hair strands are virgin & thick, the natural keratin protein is quite strong and hence any added keratin protein infused from outside usually isn't able to 'stick' to the hair strands. In such cases if you have frizzy hair, we recommend a high quality home care routine supplemented with professional hair spas at the salon. Alternatively, consider smoothing or straightening treatments that change your hair texture permanently.
SO WHAT ARE THE KEY BENEFITS? WE REVEAL THE ANSWER
One of the benefits of keratin treatment is that it can help to reduce the time spent on daily hair styling. The treatment can cut down on the need for blow-drying, flat ironing, or using other styling tools, which can help to minimize damage and breakage. Clients can also enjoy the freedom of wearing their hair in a variety of styles, from sleek and straight to loose and wavy.
DO NOT USE CHEAP SHAMPOOS & CONDITIONERS AFTER TREATMENT
It is important to note that the results of the treatment are not permanent and will gradually fade over time. The longevity of the treatment depends on factors such as hair type, aftercare, and maintenance. Clients must follow the recommended aftercare routine, which includes avoiding certain hair products that include (sulfates, parabens, phthalates and others), washing the hair less frequently. It in unfortunately quite common to see clients not willing to invest in quality aftercare products. Remember, having showers with hard water at home, and general pollution, heat and humidity are some of the primary causes of hair challenges. This can equally affect hair treated with or without Keratin treatments.
In conclusion, the results of keratin treatment can vary depending on various factors, such as hair type and texture, degree of damage, and the treatment's application process. While the treatment is not a straightening treatment, it can help to reduce frizz, add shine, and improve manageability. By following the recommended aftercare routine, clients can maintain the treatment's benefits and keep their hair looking healthy and shiny for months to come.
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