These days Keratin Treatments are a big deal and there is a good reason why. These treatments do amazing things for your hair. As a receptionist I normally get the phone calls with people asking what does it entail, what’s the difference between a Keratin Smoothing, Keratin Blowout, how should I prepare, what are the effects, how long in between treatments should you go, and is there anything special you should do afterwards. So, I have decided to do today’s blog on answering all of those questions.


The Product: Every salon you go to will be different but at Crystal’s Spa and Salon we use the Keratin Complex line for our keratin treatments. Salons will advertise that they do Keratin treatments and it’s true they do but every product line is now coming out with their own Keratin product which means not all are Keratin Complex. Keratin Complex is made from sheep’s wool. This is the most natural form of Keratin you can use. The Keratin you get from sheep’s wool is almost identical to the Keratin in human hair. This means we aren’t adding anything to your hair that it wouldn’t produce on it’s own. The sheep they harvest the wool from is from New Zealand, Keratin Complex does this so that the air and the food the sheep eat is as natural as it can be. They don’t want to get Keratin out of a sheep’s wool that ingests by-products or chemicals. Just like with human hair whatever a sheep eats or breaths in will come out in it’s wool which will effect the quality of the Keratin. Unlike other ways Keratin treatments are done, with Keratin Complex it is impossible to over Keratinize your hair. When you over Protinize or Keratinize your hair it can cause your hair to become brittle and even break, you are able to do this with other keratin products due to the way they make their Keratin but not with Keratin Complex. This leaves you worry free!

The Difference: 

  • Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment–  It’s smoothing system that infuses Keratin deep into the hair cuticle, eliminating up to ninety-five percent of frizz and curl and leaving the hair smooth, shiny and luxurious. Results typically last 3 to 5 months depending on hair type.Unlike other salon services, the more you treat your hair, the healthier it becomes. With each treatment, the build-up of Keratin makes the hair: Smoother and Silkier, Straighter and Shinier, Easier and Faster to blow-dry, Close to being “maintenance-free”, Promote Healing,Block the effects of humidity, Prevent environmental toxins from entering the hair.
  • Keratin Blowout-The express version is cheaper, faster, and requires much less “downtime” than the original.It leaves hair frizz-free for up to six weeks but leaves your curls if you have them. You can shower just eight hours post-treatment instead of the challenging three days you have to hold out for the original.

The Price: This is going to very everywhere you go depending on the salon, the product line used, the city, the state, the person doing the treatment. 
Q: How accurate are the estimated time the treatments will last?
     A: Everything depends on your lifestyle. If you washing your hair every day or twice a day it can dramatically cut the time down. If you are using shampoo’s or conditioners other then Keratin Infused ones it will affect the life of your treatments. Not waiting the required time before washing it will affect the treatment. Lifestyle, lifestyle, lifestyle.

Q: What results can be expected after the treatment?
     A: The hair will be more manageable and take much less time to style. It will be noticeably softer and straighter, with added life and shine as well as a lengthened look.
Q: Can hair be colored before the treatment?
     A: Yes! A great time to have the treatment done would be directly after permanent color, semi-permanent or highlights. The treatment will extend the life and seal the color in, leaving it vibrant, however, for demi-gloss or toners have color done 3-5 days after treatment for optimal results.
Q: Can the Keratin Smoothing Treatment be done on chemically treated hair, previously relaxed or straightened hair?
     A: YES, It is recommended to wait two weeks between any chemical services and adjust iron temperature based on hair type as listed in instructions.
Q: How many days after the Keratin Smoothing treatment before the hair can get wet or be washed?
     A: You must wait 3 days (72 hours) before washing your hair or swimming.
     Q: Can the hair be pulled back or clipped up during the 72-hour waiting period?
          A: No. The hair should not have any impressions made by using bands or clips.
     Q: What should be done if the hair gets wet during the 72-hour waiting period?
          A: Blow the hair dry and flat iron with medium to low heat immediately.
Q: What kind of shampoo and conditioner should be used?
     A: Keratin Care Shampoo & Conditioner (Sodium-Chloride Free) or Keratin Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner (Sodium-Chloride and Sulfate Free).
Q: How often can the Keratin Smoothing treatment be done?
     A: The treatment can be done as often as every 4-6 weeks.
Q: Should the hair be cut before or after the treatment?
     A: We recommend that the hair be cut after the treatment, as the hair will have a smoother texture and will lie differently.
Q: Can the treatment be done on pregnant or nursing women?
     A: No. It is not recommended.
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