Celebrities and models are seen all the time on TV and in magazines with the silky-smooth hair that most women would love to emulate. But make no mistake, they weren’t born with hair like that. And they don’t spend hours at the salon each day either.
Their secret? Keratin treatment.
With it’s ever increasing popularity, many women who visit our hair salon in Mississauga want to know what keratin treatment is and how they can get the look too.
What is keratin treatment?
Keratin is a natural protein found in human hair. Keratin treatment is a semi-permanent, professional chemical treatment that uses keratin and other ingredients to transform unruly locks into super-straight, shiny hair. Key benefits of keratin treatments:
- Smooth, frizz-free hair.
- Reduces drying and styling time.
- Seals in colour.
- Repairs and strengthens hair.
- Lasts two months or more.
- No grow-out phase.
How does it work?
A hair stylist applies a keratin hair-straightening product to your hair and uses a very hot flat iron to seal it in. The process takes about 90 minutes, depending on your hair type and length.
The product contains keratin, deep conditioners and small quantities of a chemical ingredient (such as formalin). The chemical ingredient combined with the high heat of the flat iron are what makes your hair so straight and helps the treatment last so long. The keratin and conditioners are what strengthen your hair and give it a lustrous look.
Who is the treatment ideal for?
If you’re tired of spending a ton of time blow-drying and straightening your hair, or if you want to loosen tight curls, you’re a good candidate for a keratin treatment. Keratin treatment is ideal for:
- Thick, curly, frizzy or coarse hair.
- Damaged hair.
- Chemically treated hair (colored, permed, relaxed, or highlighted).
Keratin treatment is not recommended for fine, straight or thin hair or for women who are pregnant or nursing.
Is it safe?
At high heats, formalin can turn into formaldehyde. That has stirred up concern over the safety of keratin treatments. The percentage of chemicals found in each product varies, but only products containing safe amounts should be used in professional salons.
With proper ventilation and protection, there is no risk involved. That’s why it’s important to seek out a professional grade hair salon in Mississauga to have any chemical treatment done on your hair.
Getting Keratin treatment in Mississauga
At Dolce Vita Medical Salon & Spa, we take our clients and stylists well-being to heart. We only provide treatments and use products that are considered safe. We’ll also get you that look you’ll love! To book your free consultation to see if keratin treatment is right for you, contact our salon in Mississauga today!