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  • Writer's pictureAnn Krause

The #1 Mistake People Make When Getting Keratin Treatments

And how you can avoid it if you read this now!

It's really simple friends! The number one mistake people make when getting a Keratin Treatment is not booking it in advance. Each year when the weather starts to heat up there's always people desperate to get in for their appointments (like yesterday). Add to that the fact that a full Keratin Smoothing Treatment needs to be scheduled when you have the ability to go 3 days without shampooing, it can take up to a month to get into the salon.

So here's your solution, try to remember the time of the summer that the humidity really starts to wreak havoc on your hair and get your treatment scheduled two weeks prior.

If you've never had one and are wondering if a Keratin treatment might be right for you, read on to learn all the answers to my most commonly asked questions about this service!

Q. Do I need a keratin treatment/would I like one?

A. If you have naturally wavy to curly hair and would like your hair to be less frizzy and faster to style with better styling results, you will probably love a Keratin treatment!

Q. Does a Keratin treatment make my hair straight?

A. No, a Keratin treatment will loosen your curl/wave pattern a bit. Where you will notice the big difference is in reduction of frizz (whether worn natural or blown out), and also drastically reduced styling time. For example, I know someone with thick hair that takes an hour and 10 minutes to blow dry and smooth with a flat iron. With a keratin treatment, we can blowout her hair in 45minutes and there's no need for a flat iron. That's a difference of 25 minutes each time.

Q. How do Keratin treatments work?

A. Simply put, Keratin protein is deposited into the hair shaft and sealed in with heat. Compared to a relaxer which breaks down the structure of the hair to change the curl pattern, the Keratin treatment works more like a super deep conditioning treatment.

Q. How long does the treatment last?

A. Unlike a relaxer, Keratin treatments gradually fade away over time. 3-5 months for the full Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment, and 6-8 weeks for the Keratin Express Blowout. This means that you don't have to deal with a harsh grow-out line. Also, if you choose to not continue treatments, you will not be doomed to an awkward phase.

I am always happy to answer your specific questions regarding Keratin treatments! Feel free to message me directly if you think of something I haven't covered here.


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