Keratin treatment is a popular method for transforming damaged, dry, and frizzy hair into silky and shiny locks. The best part is that you can easily do the treatment yourself at home, and it typically takes only 30-60 minutes. A keratin treatment involves using a special formula that penetrates the hair strands, providing them with the necessary nourishment and strength. The result is smooth and more manageable hair that is easier to style. This is an excellent solution for those looking to revive their hair and achieve a beautiful and healthy shine.
Before You Begin:
You will need: a bowl, brush, gloves, comb, hairbrush, hairdryer, towel, sulfate-free clarifying shampoo, shampoo & conditioner for before and after the treatment.
1. Wash your hair thoroughly 2-3 times with a clarifying shampoo. Let the clarifying shampoo sit for a few minutes before rinsing. DO NOT use conditioner or a hair mask afterward. Then, blow-dry your hair until it is 40-60% dry. If your hair is very damaged, simply towel-dry it.
2. Shake the product well before use. Start by pouring a small amount of the product into a bowl before applying it to your hair. The normal amount for application is 45-60 ml. Add more if necessary to avoid wasting the product.
3. Divide your hair into sections and secure the rest with a hair clip or similar. Put on gloves and begin applying the product starting from the nape of your neck. Apply the product evenly across all sections of your hair. Comb through each section and massage the product into the hair to ensure even distribution. It's crucial not to use too much product. Avoid applying it to your scalp and the very ends of your hair (skin contact).
4. After the product has been applied to all hair sections, carefully comb through each section to remove any excess product repeatedly. This will make your hair less stiff and easier to straighten with a flat iron. The product should not drip from your hair; if it does, you've used too much.
5. Blow-dry your hair to 70-80% dry while using a comb. Lightly brush through your hair. Then, set your flat iron to a temperature between 230-250 degrees Celsius (446-482 degrees Fahrenheit). Section your hair the same way as in step 3. Start from the nape and straighten each section 4-6 times. If you're using a lower heat than 230 degrees Celsius, straighten each section at least 6 times. Hold a comb in front of the flat iron and guide it through your hair while straightening. This ensures all hair strands lie in the same direction, and the heat reaches the hair strands correctly. If your hair is extremely stiff and challenging to straighten, it's likely because you've used too much product, and you should remove the excess. Refer to step 4. We recommend getting assistance to ensure you can thoroughly straighten the hair at the back if you find it difficult to do on your own.
6. Wash your hair with sulfate-free shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask 1-3 days after the treatment. Blow-dry your hair entirely and finish by combing it as usual.
N.B: Keratin treatment can remove cool tones, and it should not be done immediately after bleaching. Correction may be necessary to restore cool tones to the hair.