A treatment to repair and nourish the hair from the root to the tips
For years, keratin treatments have been one of the most demanded in beauty salons. At first, this method was sold as the new Japanese straightening thanks to its components, but the truth is that currently does not produce this effect, but serves strictly to moisturize the hair from the root to the tips.
The best time to undergo this procedure is before summer and start with the beach and pool season, since the main function of keratin is to repair the hair and nourish it. This protects it from external agents such as the sun or the plates, so it helps keep hair bright and healthy.
A treatment with controversy
The prestigious Barcelona hairdresser Raffel Pages explains to La Vanguardia.com that this technique was involved in a controversy because of its formulation since it contained formaldehyde, a very dangerous component that destroyed the hair structure and could cause allergies, eczema or dermatitis. In addition, it is declared as a carcinogenic ingredient by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Precisely this asset was responsible for leaving the hair completely smooth since when the treatment was performed and the plates were used, a steam was activated that was harmful to health and increased the risk of suffering from cancer. Several organizations warned of the use of these products and some countries banned the formula.
Currently, there are different types of keratin treatments (there are several production brands) and some of them still contain formaldehyde (it is important to inform yourself beforehand). This coming July, the professional will launch his own range of products, Keratin Filler, created with KAP’s (Keratin Associated Proteins), ceramides and cysteine that will leave “a mane repaired in depth and with smooth effect,” he says.
Suitable for all types of hair
The treatment can be done in hairdressers and is suitable for all types of hair, including curly hair. “The product relaxes the natural shape of the mane. Restores the hair fibre and provides strength, flexibility, strength and cohesion to hair, in addition to controlling frizz, “says the expert.
It does not affect the fact of having it fat, since it is a problem of the internal scalp and that after the treatment is done, the appropriate products have to be used to control the excess of sebum. If the problem is a dry hair with a tendency to break, keratin is the perfect method to wear a full mane.
If you are looking for a natural smoothing without the need to resort to the use of irons and dryers, Pages recommends that the client submits to other types of procedures such as angioplasty or enzyme therapy, the latest in hair cosmetics that is especially indicated to get a hair smooth.
An average price of 100 euros
The application protocol lasts about three hours, depending on the length and volume of each mane. First, wash the hair with a special shampoo, apply the mask, remove it and then dry the hair to apply the product, leaving it with a wet effect. Then it is dried again, this time with a brush and plates so that the product can have its effect. To finish, it is washed again and left to dry in the air.
Its average price is 100 euros and usually lasts between 4 and 6 months. The expert also recommends using the indicated shampoos and masks to prolong the effectiveness of the treatment.
For the treatment to have a prolonged effect it is recommended to use the indicated shampoos and masks