A keratin treatment is a process that smooths and often straightens hair. You might also hear it called a Brazilian keratin treatment or a Brazilian blowout. It involves applying products to the hair, blow-drying it, and sealing it with a flat iron. Keratin is a natural type of protein in your skin, hair, and nails.
A keratin adds additional keratin to your hair, which can help to reduce frizz, increase shine, and strengthen hair. If you have curly or wavy hair, keratin treatments can also make your hair straighter.But keratin treatments can also come with some unwanted side effects, and could present some safety issues.he effects tend to happen during or shortly after a keratin treatment using products containing formaldehyde. It’s still unclear whether keratin treatments containing formaldehyde have long-term health effects or what those effects might be.
The specific benefits you’ll get from a keratin treatment depend on your hair type and the products used.
Generally, you can expect the following benefits from a keratin treatment:
1-Silky hair- Exposure to sun, hair dye, and other chemical treatments can strip your hair of naturally occurring keratin, leaving behind porous areas that are more vulnerable to breakage and other damage. Keratin treatments work to “refill” these areas that have lost keratin. The result is a smoother hair shaft, which translates to silky, shinier hair.
2-Straighter hair- Depending on the products used, a keratin treatment can straighten curly or wavy hair.
Smoother curls. That’s right — a keratin treatment doesn’t have to result in stick-straight hair. Certain formulations will simply reduce frizziness, providing softer, smoother curls or waves.
3-Stronger hair- By replenishing lost keratin in your hair shaft, keratin treatments can make hair stronger and less prone to breakage. For some people, this might result in being able to grow hair longer, as the strands are less likely to break.
4-Thicker-looking hair- In addition to strengthening hair, replenishing keratin through a keratin treatment can make hair appear thicker.
If you decide to get a keratin treatment, be sure to tell your stylist about what you’re looking to get out of the treatment. They can adjust the products and process to help you achieve what you’re looking for.