Having curly hair can be a burden for many women because they are unable to tame it. It can become frizzy when the humidity is high outside, which can make it almost impossible to control during the rainy season. Fortunately, if you have curly hair that tends to become frizzy or seems untameable, you can have a hair stylist apply keratin treatments to it.
What is Keratin?
Keratin is a natural fibrous protein that is the main component in hair, feathers, nails, and hooves. It is contained in both the outside protective layer of hair, called the cuticle, and the inner structure, which is known as the cortex. Keratin is usually depleted when hair is damaged by chemical treatments, when it is damaged physically, and by exposure to the sun.
Fortunately, a keratin treatment can help restore this protein and make your hair stronger and help smooth its surface. Restoring this protein helps to make hair more manageable so if you do have frizzy or fly away hair, keratin can help tame it and your hair will look healthier. Your hair will be more resilient after a treatment and less likely to be damaged when it is straightened.
How Treatments Are Done
When you visit a hair stylist for this restorative treatment, he or she will apply a keratin product to your hair and seal it in using heat from a flat iron and a hair dryer. You can expect the process to take at least 90 minutes, depending on the length of your hair. After receiving a restorative treatment, you shouldn’t wash your hair for three to four days to allow the process to work.
Benefits to Keratin Treatments
If you have curly hair and normally straighten it, having it treated with a keratin formula will help to strengthen your hair and it will help reduce its drying time. If you usually wash your hair at night because it takes so long to dry, you may be able to change that habit and wash it in the morning. After it is treated with keratin, blow-drying time may be reduced by up to 60%.
If your hair has a tendency to become frizzy when the weather is humid, you won’t have that problem after a keratin formula has been used on it. Even if you walk outside when a light rain is falling, your hair will not become frizzy but it will remain straight. You no longer have to worry that the weather will ruin your hair style during the wet season.
Keratin treatments will usually last between two to two and a half months. By using a shampoo formula that is sodium-sulphate-free, the treatment will last longer so your hair will remain healthy looking for longer as well.
Even if your hair isn’t damaged, you can still have the treatment done to make the shafts of your hair stronger. The treatment process should not cause your hair to break because it helps to restore the protein that makes your hair healthy and strong.