Keratin Treatment - Are you in the know?

We sat down with our senior stylist Emma (@emmabrollyhair) who was keen to answer all your questions and bust the myths about Keratin Treatments.  

What is Keratin? 

A traditional Keratin treatment (also known as Brazilian Blow Dry), is a treatment that straightens  and smooths out your hair texture. The Keratin acts as an armour around the cuticle giving the effect of sleek and shiny hair.

What are the benefits? 

After your treatment, your hair will be smooth the the touch, shiny, glossy and low maintenance. The treatment also improves the texture of your hair and protects against the elements.

Is a Keratin Treatment suitable for all hair types? 

Keratin treatments are suitable for most hair types depending on the texture and what you are trying to achieve. I always suggest you book in for a consultation so I can fully advise you on what the most suitable options are.

What are the other options if I don’t want a Keratin Treatment but still want to manage my unruly hair? 

Depending on your desired effect, I would suggest a personalised treatment plan. I offer a wide range of treatments, all of which eliminate different hair and scalp concerns. For a quick fix, I really like the EKSPERIENCE Anti-frizz booster.

Can I have a Keratin treatment even if I colour my hair? 

Absolutely yes! During your consultation, I’ll be able to advise when its best to have your colour done.

Is it safe?

Yes, Keratin treatments are safe. Please do remember this is a technical treatment and should always be carried out by an experienced professional. 

How long does it last? 

I advise it will last a minimum of 3-4 months, providing you follow the aftercare instructions.

Aftercare - how can I maintain my treatment at home? 

I always recommend using a Sulphate free shampoo (Wella Elements Sulphate Free Shampoo is a favourite) and a nourishing conditioner (such as Sebastian Professional Hydre Conditioner) to ensure there is a good balance of protein and moisture in your hair.