New keratin-based treatments may save you hours each day.
Longing for smoother, straighter hair? Keratin hair-straightening treatments are a popular option.
If you’re thinking about trying it, you should know this:
What Is Keratin?
It’s a protein that’s naturally in your hair.
How It Works:
A stylist applies a keratin hair-straightening product to your hair and then uses the heat of a flat iron to seal it in. The process takes about 90 minutes or longer, depending on your hair’s length.
If you usually style your hair straight, a keratin hair-straightening treatment could shorten your blow-dry time by 40% .
You can forget about frizzy hair after treatment. “You could walk out in moist or light rain and your hair won’t change,
Wait Before You Wash:
You can wash your hair the day after the treatment but we recommend that you wait a few days as the more you wash the quicker the Keratin will wear off the hair.
After you get a keratin hair treatment, you should use sodium-sulfate-free shampoo to help maintain the treatment. We recommend you purchase your shampoo and conditioner from M Style at the time of your treatment.
How Long Does it last?
Expect the results to last up to 3 to 4 months.
You may have heard about formaldehyde in salon keratin products.
Formaldehyde has been linked to health problems, especially for people who regularly work with it. The main health concern about formaldehyde in keratin products has been about salon workers, not people who get keratin hair treatments.
How much formaldehyde is in these products? That varies. The FDA and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have looked into formaldehyde levels in some of these products.
“You can ask salon professionals if they know whether a product contains formaldehyde-related ingredients or other ingredients you may wish to avoid,” the FDA’s web site states. If you have a bad reaction to the treatment, the FDA asks that you report it to them.
“Most companies that put out keratin treatments use safe levels. But the problematic part and where these treatments got a bad rap came when salons were mixing their own to incorporate more formaldehyde.
Is it for me?
Even if your hair is the last thing on your mind, everyone needs a trim at some point to keep those split ends at bay. For both men and women, hair style and colour makes a difference to anyone’s image, whether it’s with a statement fringe or a freshly shaven head. Harsh weather and heated straighteners and tongs can damage the hair, but a trip to M Style can soothe dry and distressed tresses so you’ll look beautifully groomed in no time.