Why You Need Keratin This Winter

By now you probably know winter is the worst for frizzy, dry hair, making it impossible to manage your lengths. Cold air means little moisture resulting in dry, brittle ends, but that’s not all. Did you know your hair can break without moisture? If this sounds like your hair, you might be in need of a keratin treatment.

Aren’t Keratin Treatments for Summer?

Keratin treatments are synonymous with summer, taming frizz that comes with humidity and heat, but the good thing is that keratin treatments are perfect no matter the season. The treatments work by penetrating the hair fibre with keratin to smooth and fill in broken gaps to create vibrant, sleek lengths. Usually, keratin treatments contain formaldehyde to break the hair bonds to relax the hair, but there are safe and irritant-free alternatives.

Formaldehyde-free Keratin Treatments

Some keratin smoothing treatments claim to be formaldehyde-free as the keratin formulas contain a mix of chemicals that only release trace amounts of formaldehyde when mixed with water. Formaldehyde can be released during and after the treatment, so consult your hair professional on the ingredients when choosing a treatment.

Charcoal Relaxing Treatment

The Charcoal Relaxer uses a mix of natural charcoal and amino acids to smooth the hair from the inside out without breaking or changing the hair structure. It’s 100% formaldehyde-free and a great option for frizzy, damaged and coloured hair with its thick, cream-based formula.

Note: the treatment cannot be used on natural grey hair.

Guava Latino Keratin

The Guava Latino Keratin is a protein-based treatment that smooths with a lightweight formula suited to blonde and coloured hair types. It also reduces brassiness commonly caused by other keratin treatments, plus it’s 100% formaldehyde-free.

Keratin Treatment Aftercare

Keratin treatments can last from 2 – 4 months, depending on maintenance and which products you use. We recommend using a sodium-chloride and sulphate-free shampoo after your treatment to prevent stripping or dissolving the keratin. Sulphates can be harsh when removing dirt and oil, also taking the keratin molecules from the hair fibre, so it’s best to avoid sulphates until the treatment naturally fades.

Are you thinking of getting a keratin treatment for winter?

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