Fixing Damaged Hair: Is Keratin Right for You?

Here’s everything you need to know about this quick fix for damaged hair.

Dealing with frizzy, damaged, or dry hair? Keratin could be exactly what you need! This impressive substance can eliminate frizz and leave your hair silky-soft.

Fixing Damaged Hair: Is Keratin Right for You?Fixing Damaged Hair: Is Keratin Right for You?

 

So, What is Keratin?

Keratin is a naturally occurring protein. The outer layer of your hair is made of keratin. Everybody's hair contains a different amount of keratin. When your hair is damaged, that means that the outer layer of keratin on your hair is damaged.

 

What is a Keratin Treatment?

You might have seen keratin treatments advertised at salons. Such treatments add keratin back into your hair. First, a special serum of keratin is applied. Then, the keratin is heated and infused into your hair with a flat iron.


Are Keratin Treatments Effective?

Keratin treatments are amazingly effective. They can take the unruliest and frizziest mane and turn it into a shiny, healthy head of hair. The keratin works by sealing the cuticle of your hair to create a glossy look.


How Long Do Keratin Treatments Last?

On average, keratin treatments last between one and two months. The amount of time a keratin treatment will last for you depends on how often you wash your hair as well as how often you expose your hair to chlorine, saltwater, and the sun.

 

Fixing Damaged Hair: Is Keratin Right for You?Fixing Damaged Hair: Is Keratin Right for You?


Will a Keratin Treatment Work for My Hair?

Keratin treatments are designed for thick and coarse hair. Of course, keratin is great for damaged locks, so don’t worry if you’ve permed, relaxed, or bleached your hair.

If you have fine hair, avoid salon keratin treatments. An extra infusion of keratin will overwhelm delicate strands. If you have fine strands, opt for a less intensive treatment. However, at-home keratin treatments are perfect for fine hair.

Klorane Quinine Keratin Strength Fortifying Spray

Designed to provide essential nutrients to the core of the hair fibre. This spray treatment contains the strengthening properties of keratin and quinine and stimulating caffeine.

Klorane Quinine Keratin Strength Fortifying Spray
Wella SP Luxe Oil Keratin Restore Mask 150ml

With a scientific blend of natural oils, Wella SP LuxeOil Collection provides long-lasting smoothness, deeply hydrating while protecting the hair's keratin. This nourishing formula works to reconstruct the fiber of the hair, improve texture and restore silkiness.

Wella SP Luxe Oil Keratin Restore Mask


 

Do Keratin Treatments Damage Hair?

Nope! Keratin treatments are actually fabulous for your hair. After your treatment, your hair will be stronger and less prone to breakage. Keratin treatments seal in colour and moisture whilst providing a layer of protection.


How do I take care of my hair after a keratin treatment?

Wash your hair as infrequently as possible after the treatment. Opt for shampoos that lack sulphates but do provide UV protection, such as O&M Hydrate and Conquer Shampoo

Limit your exposure to chlorine and saltwater as much as possible, and don’t colour your hair for at least two weeks after a treatment. Of course, if you can, it’s best to colour your hair right before your keratin treatment, since the keratin locks in colour and makes it last much longer.