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Understanding How Keratin Treatment for Hair Loss Works

Keratin Treatment for Hair Loss

Before we move to the central theme of how keratin treatment for hair loss works, we shall try and understand what exactly keratin is.

Keratin Explained

Keratin is a protein and forms the core of the structural building block for hair, skin, and nails. In human hair, when the outer layer of keratin is damaged, it affects the new cells which lose that much-needed protection. This results in the dry and brittle appearance of hair.

If you want your hair damage and hair loss to be reversed and satiate the urge to show off a mane full of shiny, healthy, and voluminous hair, keratin hair treatment is the best solution.

A keratin treatment is a chemical-based hair repair and rejuvenation process that can be customized to match individual needs. The process involves injecting the porous of the hair follicle with keratin which is an essential hair protein. Most women experience great results as keratin treatment makes hair look healthier.  Results can last up to six months or even more.

How Much Time Does the Treatment Take

If you have questions in your mind about how much time it will take to complete the treatment, here is the information you need:

The time taken for keratin treatment varies from one stylist to another, and depends on:

  • The specific hair care formula they are using
  • The thickness or density of your hair
  • The texture of your hair

Generally, the treatment can last anywhere from two to four hours. The process involves washing the hair thoroughly, applying the keratin treatment to the wet hair and sealing in the treatment using a flat iron on low or medium heat setting. Some stylists may blow-dry the hair after washing and apply the keratin treatment again.

Not a Permanent Fix

Unlike chemical relaxers that make your hair straight permanently, Keratin treatment does not alter the chemical composition of your hair. Only the porous parts of the hair are injected with protein during keratin treatment to make the hair strands look and feel smoother. The effect wanes away after a few months.

Why Formaldehyde-Free Treatment Is Recommended

It is not uncommon for hairstylists to add a solution that releases formaldehyde when exposed to heat along with the keratin treatment. Of course, there are formaldehyde-free options also available if you so wish. The latter is desirable as formaldehyde is a carcinogen and hence best avoided despite the fact that only a minuscule amount of formaldehyde is released during the treatment. Formaldehyde-free treatments are definitely recommended as they are safer.

What Are the Benefits?

Those who have used keratin treatment are of the opinion that their hair has become smoother and more manageable after the treatment. They say that the difference is easily felt. Of course, the benefits and the level of difference will vary from one individual to another as it depends on factors like:

Keratin treatment also helps reduce frizz in curly hair. You can style hair more effortlessly after the treatment because of its straighter form.

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Thanks for explaining about how dry and brittle hair can come from a damaged outer layer of keratin. My cousin is thinking about getting a keratin treatment for her hair so that it will be healthier. She would really like to get some help from a professional and get the treatment done.