Before any type of keratin hair treatment, find a stylist and/or salon that you are comfortable with. No one wants to be uneasy sitting in a stylists chair. Next, educate yourself and ask the stylist questions you may have about keratin treatments! It’s the best way to ensure you will be receiving exactly what you ask for.
So what is a Brazilian Keratin Treatment?
Here’s the basic 411: By binding, the keratin is able to repair and maintain a healthy head of hair. On the inside of the hair follicle, the smaller keratin molecules penetrate the cortex, properly managing the quality. The larger molecules adhere to the hair cuticle, making a ‘shield’ to protect from UV Rays, smoke, smog and other environmental damage. Usually, this hair treatment will last from 2 to 4 months. Being that keratin hair treatments are not permanent the hair will revert back to its natural form over time, although it will stay soft & shiny. However, the more you continue your treatments, the more the hair improves overall. FYI – This keratin treatment tends to work better on damaged hair and frizzy hair. The more damaged, the better, and the longer the keratin will last in the hair. You should also inquire on the different types of Brazilian Keratin Treatments. Some have formaldehyde while others are formaldehyde free or natural like Jean De Perle’s Argil Therapy – Bio Anti Frizz Elements. Be sure to weigh the pros and cons of each type of product according to your own personal preference.
What You Need To Know!
First and foremost, be aware that this may be a timely process. It can take up to 3 hours from beginning to end. Once your treatment is finished, you’re not quite out of the woods. Now you need to know the ‘after-care’ rules in order to ensure that your hair maintains its new look. You will need to use a specific type of shampoo when washing your hair. Don’t get too excited… its advised not to get your hair wet for at least 4 days, meaning no showers, no humidity, and no exercising to avoid sweating. You also must make sure to keep your hair absolutely straight until it is time to wash it. No ponytails, hair clips, sunglasses, or tucking behind the ear. Some people don’t realize how often they may do this!
Above all, before going to get any type of Brazilian Keratin Treatment, you need to be aware! Different treatments work better for different people so take the time to find out about them! Visit Jean De Perle (www.jeandeperle.com and www.argiltherapy.com) for further information.