May 13, 2014

Posted by Shanell Calloway in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips to Prepare for a Keratin Treatment

Tips to Prepare for a Keratin Treatment

Keratin hair treatments, which are also referred to as a Brazilian Blowout, are a type of Professional Solution for women that have frizzy, curly or unmanageable hair. If you have scheduled an appointment with your stylist for a keratin treatment, you should discuss the possible side effects with your chosen stylist. You need to tell them if you have used any type of lye relaxer in the past six weeks, since some keratin treatments may be completely incompatible with your type of hair. You should also check with your stylist to determine if the ingredients used in the keratin treatment might affect you or your health.

Prior to getting a keratin treatment, you should use the following tips to prepare your hair for superior results.

Deep Condition

The first step when preparing for your keratin treatment is to deep condition your hair about a week prior to the actual treatment. In order to seal the keratin treatment, the stylist applying the treatment will use a 450 degree F iron. When you use a deep conditioning treatment prior to the keratin treatment, it can help to reduce damage to your hair.

Steam Your Hair

After applying a deep conditioning treatment, you should allow your bathroom to fill up with steam and then sit in it for a period of 10 to 15 minutes. The warmth produced by the steam will work to open up your hair cuticles, allowing better moisture penetration.

Rinse Your Hair

After sitting in the steam filled bathroom, you need to rinse your hair with cool water after the deep conditioning treatment is complete. Use a moisturizing shampoo to wash your hair, otherwise it may appear greasy. You should avoid the use of any heavy conditioners or oils for at least two days prior to your treatment, as it can disrupt the straightening process.

Important Warnings

There are some treatments that contain formaldehyde. While this is not regulated by the FDA in cosmetics, the EPA has noted that it can cause lung, eye and skin irritation when it is inhaled. It is a good idea to ask your stylist about the product they plan to use on your hair to be sure that it does not contain any of this somewhat dangerous substance.

Preparing for the keratin treatment can help ensure the success and longevity, making the investment well worth your while.

When you are considering a Brazilian Blowout Professional Solution for your fizzy or curly hair, be sure you know all the options by visiting the Lemon Lime Beauty website.

 

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