Have a look at our in-salon keratin treatment before and after images and finished treatment images below!
Before and After
Finished Keratin Images
Keratin for summer time!
Keratin double take
Smooth and silky keratin blowout
Get Your Hair Smoothing Facts Here
In the pursuit of smooth straight hair, there are a confusing number of alluring in-salon hair-smoothing treatments to choose from. We give you all the detail you need about smoothing keratin treatments on this page. Here are the essential things you need to know!
1) You’ll need a specialty shampoo
Any sulfate-free shampoo should help maintain your new smoothed style. We also offer speciality shampoo and treatment conditioners that help to maintain your frizz-free state for longer.
Note: stay away from beach-wave styling products as they often contain sulfates and salts that cause your hair to frizz or gently curve.
2) Do at-home keratin treatments work?
You can get a slight smoothing effect from at-home treatments, however don’t expect them to last. You see, most at-home hair smoothing treatments don’t interact with the natural bonds in your hair, meaning they are less effective. Whereas salon keratin treatments break the natural bonds that cause your hair to go curly, at-home treatments tend to just coat the hair fibre with a barrier like silicone. This keeps humidity from entering: a known frizz factor. As with any specialty service, you are paying for the technician’s professional experience and knowledge, and ultimately for results.
3) How long will my keratin last for?
Generally, we see clients get 3-4 months value from their keratin treatments. If you have shorter hair, you will notice your normally curly or frizzy hair growing out more than you would with long flowing hair. Our treatments generally last 3-4 months.
4) Does keratin actually straighten hair?
‘Keratin treatment’ is used as the buzzword to describe the chemical process by which a hair-smoothing treatment leaves your hair frizz-free. The chemical process behind a smoothing treatment works like this: think of straight hair as a ladder and curly hair as a spiral staircase. The steps on each are like your hair’s bonds. When you break those bonds, the spiral staircase becomes a ladder, so curly or frizzy hair becomes straighter and smoother.
Think of a keratin treatment as a hair smoothing treatment. Using a hot iron, like a GHD, also straightens the hair, using heat in this case, but the effect only lasts a day or two.
5) Can I colour my hair after a keratin treatment?
Generally, no, you can’t colour your hair after a keratin treatment. The hair colour, if applied after your keratin, may interfere with the underlying keratin treatment.
We recommend you get a colour treatment on the same day but before your keratin, otherwise it’s recommended to wait two weeks until you can colour over your keratin.
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Petersham Hair Co
If you’re looking for a new local salon, come to Petersham Hair Co and experience what sets us apart from all the rest.
Phone: (02) 9564 1729