It is often believed that keratin treatments are for those with very curly, frizzy hair that is difficult to manage. While these claims are true, and Keratin can make hair that is course and curly much more manageable. It can also help many other hair types repair damage and reduce frizz.
Men and woman with hair ranging from short to very long can enjoy the benefits of a keratin treatment. More than just a styling treatment, keratin helps repair your hair from heat, color and styling damage as well as protect it from natural elements like the sun and pollution.
What is Keratin and How Does it Work?
Keratin is your hair’s natural protective shield. It occurs naturally in hair strands and keratin treatments guard your hair against frizz by blocking out humidity and holding in healthy moisture. When your hair is exposed to harsh elements like heat from the sun and styling tools the natural keratin inside of your hair breaks down and causes the internal structure of your hair to become exposed.
Think of your hair like a pine cone, a young green cone is sealed tight locking in all the seeds but as it dries out it begins to open and loose its contents. Your hair works very much in the same way and by doing a Keratin treatment you’re helping to restore the Keratin in your hair that has been lost over time.
During a keratin treatment the stylist applies a high concentration of keratin in the form of a smoothing treatment to the hair so that the internal structure of the hair is penetrated by the keratin and sealed with in each strand to repair it. This process makes the hair smoother by adding strength, repelling humidity, and repairing breakage as well as damage. Hair that has been repaired with keratin will look healthier with a natural shine while giving you more manageability and less styling time.
Other types of smoothing and straightening treatments may promise the same results but they work much different. Straightening treatments break the bonds of your hair to give it its new permanent structure. This can be more damaging to your hair than beneficial. Also, some smoothing treatments not containing keratin may promise great looking hair but they do not repair your hair, rather they just coat it. Below you can see an image of how another popular smoothing treatment that does not contain keratin works vs keratin. Keratin only fills in where damage has been done and the remainder washes away. Where with other products that coat the strands of hair you can have build up issues over time that can cause more dryness, brittleness and damage.
Your local Smoothbar is equipped with high end stylist and only top of the line treatments to help you choose the right treatment for your hair repair today!