How to take Care of Your Hair After A Keratin Treatment
A keratin treatment can be your friend in need when you hate to wander around with rough, frizzy unmanageable hair. Simply a keratin treatment is not enough for your most affectionate hair. What next after a keratin treatment?
Keratin treatment lasts up to three to six months depending upon the products used and mostly upon the way you treat your hair. The first three days after the keratin treatment determines the quality and longevity of your treatment. You must give good caution to your hair and protect it from all sides. Here are some dos and don’ts for your silky smooth hair to remain the same for a longer span.
How to Take Care of Your Hair After a Keratin Treatment
Wash your hair less frequently
You must not wash your hair for 72 hours after the treatment. Wetting the hair would affect the longevity as well as the quality of the treatment done. Keratin treatments depend upon the Keratin present in the hair and frequent wetting of hair washes off the protein thus bringing back the old frizzy hair. Professionals recommend washing hair not more than twice a week after the treatment.
Say no to styling!
Keep aside the clips, ties, bands, buns and everything else for three days as tying your hair would create dents on the hair. No up-dos, no braids, no tucks, no ponytails, and no new styles. Flaunt with your hair letting it play with the wind. Use soft hair bands or ties after three days and for short intervals of time. It would be better if you do not attempt the heat-styling on your hair. Avoid the use of hair mousse, hair sprays and gels for the long-lasting effect of the treatment.
Invest in the best shampoos
Keratin specialized shampoos? Nooooo, they’re so pricey. So is your hair! If you want your hair to stay strong, healthy and shiny for a longer number of days, don’t settle for the cheap shampoos and conditioners available in the market. Shampoos and conditioners are the real-time protectors of your hair. Go for Keratin hair products.
Before you throw a bottle to the shopping basket, make sure you read the ingredients that make up the shampoo. The quality of a shampoo is determined by the chemicals used in it. The most mandatory thing is not to choose any shampoo with chemicals like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, and Sodium Chloride. These chemicals act on the roots of the hair and strips off the natural oils. On the surface level, they strip off the keratin from your treated hair and bring back the old texture of the hair. Ditch such products and go for the best in the market. You must not compromise on your hair. Deep condition is what your hair craves for after a few weeks of the treatment. It protects the hair from excess humidity and restores the health of the hair giving it a new look.
Good-bye to clarifying shampoos
We are often tempted to use a clarifying shampoo as it would thoroughly clean our hair and the scalp and revitalize them. Clarifying shampoos work best when it is used before the keratin treatment is done. It makes the hair clean enough to absorb the proteins. But you should not use a clarifying shampoo after the treatment as it would cleanse the hair from roots and strip off the proteins from the hair, thus wasting your entire money.
Thumbs up for hair masks and hair spa
Applying masks once a week would reduce the roughness of your hair and give it an even more shiny texture. A spa in a month would be enough to soothe the hair and make it happy. And do not think about oil. Hair oils damage the keratin which shields your hair and strips off the keratin from your hair. Washing off oil would mean washing off a layer of keratin from your hair.
Use silky pillow covers
Your hair is so silky, so must be your pillow cover. The cotton pillow cover has a rough texture which would create friction between the cover and the hair. They can make your hair dry and frizzy by absorbing the moisture from the hair. Silk or satin covers create very less friction thus maintaining the quality of the treatment. At least try to cover your hair with some silky cloth before sleeping.
Avoid diving into pools
Do not expose yourself to the chlorinated water of a swimming pool. Chlorine is a harsh chemical that can easily drain the protein contents from your hair and damage your hair. If you cannot avoid jumping into a pool, make sure you put on a shower cap.
Reduce physical exercise
Keratin days are less-gym days. Reduce the physical exercises which would lead to excess sweating. It would be very irritating not to wash your hair after some hours of workouts. Avoid such situations which would result in too much sweating. Also, sweat would affect the life of the treatment and make it short-lived.
Sun is not your friend anymore!
Avoid direct contact with the sun as it would affect both your hair and your skin. Intense heat from the sun can make your hair dry and brittle. Cover your hair with a scarf to prevent direct exposure.
Using the right products with good care can make the best out of a keratin treatment. Enjoy your days with hair so shiny and beautiful and rock the parties with even more confidence. Your style defines who you are and your hair defines what your style is!