You may have read that keratin treatments are a great way to improve your hair’s quality. But, you’re probably wondering what happens to your hair after you’ve been through the treatment. If you're considering a keratin hair treatment, then you need to be prepared for the after-effects. This is a carefully designed process that will leave your hair smooth, strong, and healthy. To get the best results and avoid any unwanted disasters, be sure to take care of your hair. This blog will give you a few tips on how to care for your hair after a keratin treatment.
What is Keratin treatment?
The keratin hair treatment has been around for many years, it is one of the most successful treatment methods and the results are outstanding. When hair is damaged it is no longer supple and can easily become dry, brittle and dull looking. The best way to keep your hair healthy is to use a keratin treatment at least once every six months. It helps to restore moisture to your hair and it prevents damage to the hair as well.
The process of the treatment involves the use of Keratin protein which bonds with the natural keratin in your hair. This creates a strong structure which is resistant to breaking and makes the hair look thicker and stronger. It also makes your hair more manageable. The process requires the use of a special formula that is applied to the scalp and then allowed to penetrate the hair shaft. It can take from 4 to 12 weeks for the treatment to fully work and for the results to become visible. The treatment is easy to use and you only need to follow a short set of steps. After the treatment you must follow hair care regimen if you want to get the best results. Here are some keratin treatment aftercare tips you should follow and avoid any damage to your hair.
Don’t wet hair
You should not wash your hair for 72 hours after keratin treatment. I know it sounds weird but that’s the rules. If you do, you run the risk of the treatment being compromised. Washing your hair removes the protein coating, which is the base of the keratin treatment. So if you do this, you’ll end up with a lot of product buildup, which means the keratin treatment will not be as effective. Furthermore you couldn’t go swimming, you couldn’t sweat or get your hair wet. If you do wet your hair accidentally then no worry, blow-dry and flat iron them immediately.
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Use Sulfate free shampoo and conditioner
Sulfate free shampoo and conditioner is the best choice for those who have had keratin treatments. Most hair shampoos contain sulfates, which can strip the skin of its natural oils. A sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner is the best choice here. Not only it will help restore the hair and scalp's natural oils, but also keep the hair soft and strong.
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Wash hair when necessary
After you get your keratin treatment, be sure to wash your hair less often to make sure that your old texture doesn’t come back! I know that may sound weird, but it’s very important to keep up with your shampooing regimen after a keratin treatment. If you wash too much, your hair will begin to feel wavy again, which could cause it to look fake and unnatural. So, do your best to follow up on the recommendations from the stylist you see at the hair salons. And try to cut out any unnecessary washings for a few weeks, or when it is really necessary to wash them.
Avoid clarifying shampoo
Clarifying shampoo is a harsh, stripping, and potentially damaging product. Avoid using it on your hair after a Keratin treatment. Using clarifying shampoo might end up washing the keratin from your hair. Make sure to use a sulfate-free shampoo for your keratin treated hair as recommend earlier.
If you use hair clips, headbands, or any type of hair accessories, you may want to stop doing that after the keratin treatment. There is a strong chance that the clip will damage your hair and also leave it with split ends or frizzy. You should be aware that a hair accessory can cause damage to your hair even if you don’t use them frequently. The damage is more visible if you use hair accessories after keratin hair treatment. So avoid using them for at least 4 weeks after treatment.
Avoid cotton pillows
Cotton pillow covers can cause your hair to dry out because they absorb moisture from your hair. So use a silk pillowcase after keratin treatment to prevent any tangling or fizziness.