First, a quick chemistry lesson and true Facts: Think of straight hair as a ladder and curly hair as a spiral staircase. The steps on both are the hair’s bonds. If you break those bonds, you can rebuild the spiral staircase as ladder — so curly hair becomes straight. Ammonium thioglycolate and sodium hydroxide permanently break the bonds — that’s how traditional relaxers and “Japanese straightening” treatments transform the texture of the hair.
“These treatments last until your hair grows out, but they can be damaging,” says Cezanne Educator and Luxe Den keratin treatment New York CitySalon Artist Tania Nieto. (And they will subject you to a very awkward growing-out phase.) Some “keratin treatments” (and the popular Brazilian Blowout) saturate the hair with a formaldehyde solution before it’s dried and flatironed; the formaldehyde (yes, it’s a suspected carcinogen for humans) locks the hair into that straighter position so it stays smooth beyond your next shampoo. Your natural texture then gradually returns over to five- six months.
Hair smoothing treatments can be the ticket to a great short haircut, have you ever had a stylist talk you out of a pixie? It’s not your face shape — it’s your frizz. That’s why many hairstylists now do a smoothing treatment before a major chop. Tania Nieto, says he’s even seen an uptick in men coming in for the treatment. 2 times in a year is more than enough,every time you do one, your hair becomes more brittle and prone to breakage.
PRIORITIZING REVIEWS OVER DEALS IS A GOOD IDEA
This is just logic, but with an expensive treatment like this, it’s really hard to not get caught up on cost and jump on a Groupon the second you see it. Believe me when I say all keratin treatments are not the same. there a few really bad ones; read reviews closely before booking or come to Luxe Den Salon and Spa and we will recommend you only the best one in the market.
KERATIN TREATMENT $350+
Rest assured that your hair is in good hands. We provide various Keratin treatments that treat the damaged area, increase shine, reduce frizz and create an easier styling process overall. We carry different kinds of Keratin treatments, C, Keratin complex – Keratin Complex for Blonde , Cezanne and Brazilian Blowout. All hair types can benefit from those treatments. The Keratin treatment can shorten your blow dry time by 40-60%. You can forget about frizzy hair, even in the rain. You will leave out chair with silky smooth hair. Keratin is a protein fond in skin, hair and nails. Keratin helps condition, straighten, revitalize and repair damage. It will give your hair shine, elasticity, and a healthy appearance. The treatment is a four step process where a deep clarifying shampoo is used to prepare your hair and remove any residue or buildup. Next, a smoothing treatment is applied to the hair. The hair is then blow dried and flat ironed sealing in the treatment for a smooth silky finish.
- The Cezanne Treatment smoothing treatment is formaldehyde-free, which most is different from most Keratin treatments. This treatment used a revolutionary low PH system and doesn’t carry an unpleasant smell. It delivers smoother, stronger, healthier more manageable hair and improves hair texture with continued use. It works great with natural/kinky-curly hair.
- Keratin Complex Solution and Keratin Complex for blonde is a gel-based and is also formaldehyde-free, but does contain and organic aldehyde. The Keratin complex is not a straightener but it does replenish Keratin to help seal the cuticle and prevent humidity and frizz from entering the hair.
- Brazilian Blowout is a liquid keratin formula that bonds to your hair to create a protective layer around each strand, effectively diminishing frizz, sealing the cuticle, and providing armor against any external damage. The smoothing treatment originated in Brazil, and uses ingredients indegenous to the country including camu camu, annatto seed, and açai berry. After getting the treatment, your hair will be left hydrated, less frizzy, and more resilient to heat styling—not to mention, with an insanely glossy mirror-like shine.
WILL IT MAKE MY HAIR COMPLETELY STRAIGHT?
Not unless you want it to. Your stylist will seal in the treatment with a pass of a 450-degree flat iron, and the more your stylist flat irons, the straighter your hair will be. “If you like to wear your hair curly, but just want to tame your frizz, this will help make your hair more manageable. Just be sure to tell your stylist exactly what you want, and they can tailor the treatment to either preserve the texture of your hair, or make it smoother,” . The overall goal is to make your strands less of a burden to work with, but keep in mind that if you have naturally curly hair, it won’t air dry to a pin-straight texture. “You’ll still have voluminous body with waves if you air dry it, but if it normally takes you 30 minutes with a blow dryer, this can help you cut down the time to just 15 minutes,” .