Living in today’s pollution and dusty environment affects our skin as well as our hair. Hair fall, dandruff, frizz, dullness etc. are some of the many hair-related problems that we encounter due to pollution. Several permanent hair treatments promise to regain the lost shine of the hair. However, getting anything, which involves the use of certain chemicals leaves us wondering whether it would be good or detrimental for our hair. One such much-talked hair treatment is Keratin treatment. This treatment is known to make hair shiny, lively and healthy.
What Is Keratin?
Keratin is a hair strengthening element found naturally in our hair and nails. Keratin is the name of the protein group found in the human body that makes up the hair, skin and nails. The solid structure in the human body is due to keratin protein. This treatment is considered different from rebonding and smoothing. This makes hair stronger and makes them easier to groom.
Nowadays hair salons artificially develop keratin to make hair straight, soft and shiny. With this, many types of styles and shapes have been given to the hair. In big cities, these days, keratin hair treatment is ultimately a chemical treatment. In this, the hair is chemically straightened with formaldehyde, conditioner and keratin.
Formaldehyde keeps hair soft for a long time despite several washes. On the other hand, keratin makes hair stronger, prevents hair fall and breakage. With keratin hair treatment, however, the hair cannot be permanently straightened and lengthened. The procedure has to be done again after every four months. With this treatment, your hair becomes not only smooth, shiny and frizz-free but also becomes straight and gives a bounce. In this treatment, the hair does not become poker-straight.
Keratin Treatment Process
It takes a total of 2-3 hours for keratin treatment. Following are the steps included:
- The hair is washed and dried correctly.
- Once dry, a keratin hair-straightening product is applied on hair and kept for a minimum of 1 hour.
- After an hour of applying the keratin chemical, the hair is straightened with a flat iron for the solution to dry out completely.
- Once this is done, you are told not to wash your hair for 2-3 days for the keratin protein to set on the follicles and hair strands.
Keratin For Strong Hair
This treatment also provides full nutrition to the hair and makes the hair roots stronger. It protects the hair from pollution and helps to make the hair healthy again. This treatment is also useful in controlling dandruff, dry scalp and hair fall to a great extent. But keratin treatment also has some ill-effects on hair health. This can harm the natural shine of the hair once the chemical starts to wash out. It is best to consult a dermatologist before undergoing a keratin treatment. Do not undergo keratin treatment if you have skin psoriasis.
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