A lot of hair treatments damage hair today, including coloring, highlighting, relaxing and straightening systems. Luckily a keratin treatment is actually good for your hair and if you have damaged hair it can help repair problems and improve the quality of your hair. Read the rest of this entry »
Doing a home keratin treatment by yourself is a great way to save money, but it can be difficult to do it completely diy by yourself. While you can, it is much easier with a friend that can see the back of your head (I do it by myself, and it turns out fine, so don’t let the first tip stop you!) Here are my tips for a DIY keratin application:
Get a Friend to Help
Yes you can do it without one, but for a really even application of keratin, especially in the back, a friend is helpful. If you don’t have a friend have a hand held mirror and lots of clips to help control your hair and enable you to work on small sections at a time. Read the rest of this entry »
Long ago I stopped trying conditioners, shampoos, serums, and other products that guaranteed I would have straight and/or shiny hair. The only thing I ended up with was frustration and a smaller bank account. Of course now that I’ve been blown away by the keratin express treatment I’ve decided to try some other products that claim to have keratin in them to see how they hold up.
So, the John Frieda 3 Day Straightener, from the Frizz Ease line claims to basically be a keratin treatment that will last for 3 days (or the next time you wash your hair) with the same results: smooth, straight hair. Since it’s only about $10 I decided to give it a try since I’m in between keratin treatments and have about 2 inches of new growth that is quite frizzy. Read the rest of this entry »
A keratin treatment bonds keratin to your hair enabling it to maintain smoothness. Over time the keratin wears off and your curls or frizz returns. There are certain chemicals that can wear off the keratin more quickly and chlorine is one of them.
You can protect your hair while you swim in order to manage the keratin better. I swim several times a week and my keratin treatments last the full six weeks. Of course all of this advice is for after the treatment is complete, you definitely don’t want to swim or get your hair wet at all during those 8-72 hours right after you’ve applied the keratin! Read the rest of this entry »
Like most salon products, when they first come out they are released for professionals only. Keratin straightening products are no different. Salon stylists are trained on how to apply the product and provide aftercare, but just like coloring, perms, and manicures, most people can apply keratin on their own.
I’ve recently begun doing my own keratin applications simply because of the cost savings. I have to have it done every 6 weeks because I prefer the express keratin due to how fast my hair grows out. Like most people I’m on a budget and spending $150 on my hair, not counting hair cuts, is a lot for me. By doing the keratin straightening myself I can get the cost down to $30-40 for a treatment. Read the rest of this entry »