Hair has always been a subject of envy and admiration throughout the world. Having beautiful hair is a boon bestowed upon a lucky few. While the rest of us struggle with our hair every single day, the chosen few walk the earth, unaffected, swishing their perfect hair and making us green with jealously.
What is Keratin?
Keratin is the major protein which is naturally present in our hair. Not only does the hair contain Keratin, it is also majorly comprised of keratin-associated proteins. It acts as an external protective and internal structural protein to protect your hair and keep them healthy. Due to exposure to external factors like the sun, pollution or chemicals, or changes in your lifestyle, the keratin present in the hair gets depleted. This loss is what leads to dry, damaged and dull hair.
What does a Keratin treatment do? During a keratin treatment, keratin is artificially added to the hair to make it look smooth, shiny and frizz free, thereby making it very popular among women and men. Such treatments fill in the porous spots in your hair which materialized due to loss of keratin. These overly-porous hair cause frizz, tangles and breakage. A keratin treatment is basically rebuilding the hair by putting back the lost protein into your strands.
What to expect from a keratin treatment?
This treatment results in silky smooth hair which gradually fades out after a few months. A Keratin treatment is unlike the straightening/rebonding process. Your hair will neither be flattened out completely, devoid of any volume, nor will it make your roots grow in curly and your ends sleek. The ingredient Keratin is basically like a super strong deep conditioner.
The treatment lasts for approximately three hours and consist of the following steps.
- Hair wash (Shampoo but not conditioner)
- Blow-dry to remove all the moisture
- Application of Keratin solution
- Hair is left to set
- Another round of blow-dry
- Followed by a flat-iron to help seal in the solution
- All done!