There are various hair straightening treatment methods available to tame your tresses. One of these is the Brazilian Keratin treatment. In the following article, we have listed the pros and cons of this technique. Read on…
When it comes to frizzy hair, nobody knows the ugly truth better than me. As nature would have it, I am ‘gifted’ with extremely coarse curly hair which is beyond manageable. However, I haven’t stopped myself from finding various techniques to make my hair look smooth, silky, and straight. Through time-consuming and painful (not literal) treatment to my hair, straightening, coloring, teasing, curling, braiding, and styling, I must have come up with tons of hairstyles for myself. But sometimes, I really wish that I could find some hair care treatment or products that will keep my hair straight and smooth.
And that’s when I came across the Brazilian Keratin treatment. If you have hair like me and regularly visit a salon, you may have heard about this hair straightening treatment. Now before I ever try any products or treatment for hair and body, I always make sure that I have enough knowledge on that particular product. And that is why, we have put this article together which provides you with the pros and cons. So read through the article and find out if this technique can work for you or is something to pass up on.
Pros & Cons of the Treatment
I live in India and this is the place for hot, humid weather for more than half a year. Obviously, all that humidity does not make matters right in the hair department. And finding refuge for this hair treatment is like finding the light at the end of the tunnel (no kidding). However, finding a salon that gets the job done isn’t on the “must know” list.
What we want to know is whether or not does this treatment work, or is it safe enough to give it a try. Of course, you have a ton of questions and/or doubts about this treatment, and you should; there’s nothing clever about blindly trusting products available in market today. So before you go for this treatment (or any other, for that matter), make sure you go through the pros and cons.
The application or procedure for this treatment begins only after your hair is washed properly with a salt-free clarifying shampoo. After drying your hair completely, your hair is separated into small sections and each of these sections get the Keratin mixture application. The hair strands are properly coated so not even a strand of hair is left behind.
Then, the sections of hair are styled with a blow dryer. This seals the treatment inside. Once that’s out of the way, a flat iron is used to straighten the hair. It takes about 3+ hours to get the job done (depending on how long or short your hair is). Now that you know a little bit about the procedure, let’s take a look at what are the pros of this treatment.
- If you have frizzy hair, the heat and humidity won’t be an issue for you later on.
- After the treatment phase or time frame is over, your hair will return to its original texture.
- All hair types (thick, coarse, thin, dry) are suited for this treatment.
- You will find enough volume in your hair, rather than limp, hanging hair.
- The manufacturers claim that the treatment helps repair damaged hair by bringing/locking in moisture.
- Once the treatment is finished, your hair will look and feel smoother, shinier, softer, and more glamorous.
Once the Keratin mixture is applied, there is an issue with facing a burning sensation in your eyes and throat; which is quite common. Sometimes, with this straightening treatment, your stylist and you may have to place a mask over the face for protection (surely not a good sign for your hair).
The chemical is applied over your hair and scalp which could turn out to be much more toxic over a period of time. Apart from these issues, there are few more cons related to the treatment.
- One of the biggest side effects of this treatment is that if you wash your hair too often, the treatment will lose its effect quicker than anticipated.
- If you have double processed blond hair, you will find that the color has turned a bit darker after the treatment.
- The cost of this treatment can come anywhere between USD $150 to USD $600; depending on the length and texture of your hair.
- You are supposed to use only sodium-free or sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to wash your treated hair; which is an extra expense.
- In the beginning, for about 3-4 days, you can’t wash your hair (which is very uncomfortable); plus you can’t tie them in a ponytail or bun.
- If your hair is thick and long, it may take around 4-5 hours to get the treatment in.
- Depending on your stylist, the end results may vary; finding an experienced stylist for this treatment can be time-consuming.
If you take these pros and cons into consideration, you’ll soon figure out whether or not you wish to get the treatment for yourself. Of course, along with the wish to having smooth, silky hair, there are certain dangers to look out for as well. So I would like to urge you to read more than 2-3 Brazilian Keratin treatment reviews, find out who’s the best, most experienced stylist for the job, go over the pros and cons of this treatment several times, and then make your final decision. Your hair may not be able to feel the torture we make it go through, but it sure can show it.