Are you tired of dull and flat hair? If you are desperate for smooth and shiny shirts, it’s time for keratin treatment.
Before you go to the salon to prepare for a makeover, you probably want to know how long a keratin treatment lasts?
We have provided you with all the key information you need to make a decision on whether or not to get a keratin treatment.
Keratin treatments can last three to six months when handled by a professional hair salon. If you choose to do one at home, expect the effects to wear off faster. You may get two or three months of one of the products at home before you need a touch-up.
Although the treatment makes your hair paperier, you need to take care to make it last longer.
Keratin treatments can improve curly hair for three to five months when professionally treated and well maintained.
Curly hair is a bit more challenging, especially if you have tight, coarse curls. The type of hair, the quality of the product used and maintenance procedures are key factors in determining the duration of the keratin treatment on curly hair.
For example, people with coarse curls can suffer the effects of treatment better than those with finer curls.
How long does keratin treatment last for straight hair?
A keratin treatment can last four to six months for those with straight hair, depending on how well it is maintained and whether it is done professionally or at home.
Keratin treatments are a great way to get smooth and shiny hair, so it’s only natural to want these effects to last as long as possible. Try these tips to extend the benefits, especially if you have fine, curly hair.
Choose a special shampoo and conditioner designed to support your keratin treatments. These products keep your hair healthy and protect the keratin from breaking down too quickly.
Avoid using harsh sulfates or other ingredients that may wear off the treatment prematurely.
Washing your hair too often can make keratinized hair dry and brittle. The strands become more susceptible to breakage and the keratin treatment will break down faster.
Avoid washing your hair more than twice a week, even if you have an oily scalp. For those concerned about oil build-up and greasy hair, consider shampooing every three days.
As any curly girl can tell you, terry cloth towels spell trouble for hair and can make frizz worse. Either pick up a microfiber towel or take an old (but clean) shirt to wrap your hair in after the shower.
Don’t rub your hair with the towel or shirt either. Instead, leave it wrapped or gently pat your hair to absorb excess water without affecting your keratin treatment.
Limit your use of gels, mousse and hair spray. The keratin treatment should manage frizz and leave your hair shiny, so you don’t have to apply extra product to your tresses.
Take a quality keratin hair serum to use. It will be an additional layer of protection to support the treatment.
Using heat styling tools such as blow dryers, irons and flat irons can cause damage to natural hair proteins and cause keratin treatments to break down faster.
If you need to use heat styling tools, such as for a hairstyle for a special occasion, apply a protective spray first. This will minimize hair damage.
7. Avoid swimming
Unless you have access to fresh, non-chlorinated water, it’s best to avoid swimming after a keratin treatment. Salt water and chlorine can break down the keratin faster, even if you do everything else to maintain the effects of the treatment.
8. Keep up with regular trimming
Regular trims help manage split ends and keep hair looking healthier, especially after a keratin treatment. Try to schedule a trim every six to eight weeks, or sooner if your hair grows quickly. This is a safe way to make your keratin treatment last longer.
Keratin treatments are a great way to achieve smooth, frizz-free hair that looks and feels great for months. You can expect a professional and high-quality salon treatment that will last between three and six months, depending on your hair type and how well you take care of it.
For at-home keratin products, expect touch-ups in two to three months. The products are not the same quality as what you get at the salon and they just don’t last as long.