Keratin Smoothing Treatments
Smoothing is no longer about “straight”, it’s about condition, manageability, shine & strength. Curly, straight or anywhere in between there is a smoothing treatment that is just right for you!
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What Is a Keratin Treatment?
A keratin treatment, sometimes called a Brazilian blowout or Brazilian keratin treatment, is a chemical procedure usually done in a salon that can make hair look straighter for as long as 6 months. It adds intense glossy shine to hair and can reduce frizz.
Keratherapy was founded in South Florida, home to both bold fashion and epic humidity that can make the hair appear frizzy, unruly and unhealthy. Keratherapy’s experts developed treatments using natural keratin chemistry to tame wild hair, quickly and easily; giving it a smooth, natural, luxurious look even in the most challenging environments. Keratherapy’s Keratin treatments have been proven worldwide to not just provide a quick transformation into smooth, touchable hair, but to maintain that look for weeks!
Some Keratherapy treatments can be done immediately after a color service, and some require a waiting period of 1-2 weeks. Consult with your Stylist to determine the best treatment for you.
Benefits of Keratherapy
How It Works
During a keratin treatment, your stylist will use a mixture of strong chemicals to apply a coat of protein (keratin) to your hair. This process seals your hair’s cuticle (protective outer layer), to prevent the movement of moisture in and out of your strands. Your stylist will rough-dry your hair, then finish it off using a flat-iron, to seal and activate the coating.
The treatment usually takes about 1-3 hours, and lasts about 3 months. (A keratin treatment is different from hair relaxing, or chemical straightening, which lasts until your hair grows out.)
Real People. Real Results.
Yes. A keratin treatment will work on hair that has previously been chemically treated with a relaxer or a straightener as long as your scalp and hair are healthy enough to receive professional salon services.
No. A keratin treatment is very different from a relaxer. Our keratin formulas are very gentle and use low pH (acidic) products that do not soften and swell the hair shaft or break the natural disulfide bonds of the hair, like high pH (alkaline) relaxers and straighteners do. Unlike relaxers and straighteners which are permanent a keratin treatment will gently smooth your hair for a few months and then your hair will return to its pre-treatment state.
If your stylist is using the Original, Chocolate, or Advanced keratin formulas, you will need to wait between 2 or 3 weeks before coloring your hair. If using Soft Treatment or Soft Chocolate Treatment, your hair can be colored at any time.
As long as your hair and scalp are healthy, you can receive a keratin treatment over highlighted hair.
Yes. The results will not last as long as a treatment performed on previously colored or chemically treated hair however.
This depends on the type of keratin treatment that you receive at our Highland Salon and Medi Spa. If you receive the original treatment, you will need to wait for four days to allow the keratin formula to be fully absorbed by the hair cuticle. This provides the best and most positive results. Other formulas require less waiting time.
Follow the guide below:
• Original – after 4 days
• Chocolate – after 3 days
• Advanced – rinse same day – shampoo after 1 day
• Soft and Soft Chocolate Treatment– same day
Following the first shampoo after the 3 to 4 day development period (or sooner if you are receiving a different treatment formula), you can swim in both the ocean and/or a chlorinated pool. Both chlorine and salt will, however, shorten the life span of your treatment. We strongly recommend using a leave in conditioner or Keratin Leave-in Spray to help minimize absorption of salt and chlorine.
After you finish swimming, you should rinse your hair with clear water. We highly discourage sitting in the sun with salt or chlorine residue left on your hair.
Depending upon your hair type and the maintenance and hair care products that you use following your treatment, the results can last from 6 weeks to 5 months.
We do not recommend using over the counter hair care products. Instead, you should opt for a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner that will not strip the keratin from your hair. We have several professional products that we highly recommend that will offer UV protection and added keratin to help reinforce the strength and elasticity of hair. These products are specially formulated to provide long lasting results. When you visit our Naples hair salon for your keratin treatment, one of our stylists can share specific recommendations.
Hair should be cut after the completion of any treatment. Any imperfections in length or over processed ends will be most visible following a keratin smoothing treatment.
No. Do not apply any products to your hair during the 3 to 4 day development period. Even after that, use caution as many of these products contain alcohol or other ingredients that can strip moisture from the hair and shorten the longevity of your results. Check the labels of your styling products and avoid those containing alcohol and sulfates. Even if your hair has not received a keratin treatment, avoiding the use of these two chemicals is an excellent idea to promote soft, healthy hair.