What is a Keratin Treatment?
A Keratin Smoothing Treatment is an in-salon non-permanent, heat-activated hair treatment that can:
- smooth the hair strands significantly
- eliminate frizz
- make hair shiny
- improve hair health and
- reduce time needed to style hair.
Who wouldn’t want that?
Keratin smoothing treatments are a process that should only be handled by a trained hairdressing professional (like our Sydney keratin treatment specialists at Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup).
PLEASE NOTE: Keratin treatments require heat activation from a blowdryer or irons to achieve smooth hair.
You will still need to blowdry or style your hair to get the smooth look, but it will be easier and take less time.
What’s involved in a Keratin Treatment?
The process involves keratin molecules being deposited onto the hair strand, through an application and heating process, making hair stronger, smoother, and making styling a breeze!
- The hair is coated with a Keratin solution (keratin is the protein found in hair) which is then bonded to the hair cuticle using heat from hair dryer and from straightening irons.
- The hair structure is not altered.
- Typically treatments last between 8-16 weeks with the results tending to improve with each successive treatment.
A keratin treatment is not permanent straightening, nor is it like Japanese straightening. It will not give you poker straight hair, but it will make hair smoother, stronger, glossier and easier to style. Read our information on permanent hair straightening if you want pin straight hair.
CUSTOMISED TREATMENTS TO SUIT YOUR SPECIFIC HAIR TYPE
We currently recommend Goldwell Kerasilk Keratin Treatment.
Kerasilk Keratin Treatments can be customised to suit your specific hair type as Kerasilk has two components to its solution. The first part shapes the hair and the second part smooths all of the hair cuticle. This means that you can still have body on the root and a slight curve under at the base if this is the style you want to try to maintain.
Our stylists will consult with you thoroughly to understand the look you are after to ensure you are 100% happy with your new head of glossy smooth hair.
Lots of brands – let us help you choose
There are many brands of keratin treatments on the market. We have tested many brands in our search for the best product that delivers excellent results. And we continue to keep searching so you can feel confident of always receiving the best available in the market place. So don’t be fooled into thinking that the cheapest price will get you the best outcome. Great keratin treatments that deliver outstanding results are more expensive. The life of all keratin treatments is extended by the use of appropriate keratin safe shampoos, conditioners and masks.
Not all hair will be suited for a keratin treatment and results will differ from person to person. Feel free to contact us for more information on your hair’s suitability so you can be sure you’re getting the right advice.
For information on pricing, please call our salon now
on 02 9331 0111 or Book Online
HOW LONG WILL MY KERATIN TREATMENT LAST?
Your first keratin treatment will last approximately 12 weeks. Successive treatments will last longer, up to 5 months with proper care.
Prescription shampoo, conditioner and heat protection are a must, and our keratin specialists will be able to recommend products to suit your hair and budget. These products are designed to prolong the longevity of the keratin treatment and nourish your hair.
Brazilian Hair Straightening also known as Keratin Smoothing Treatment.
This form of keratin treatment originally emerged from Brazil. There are many brands of keratin treatment on the market today, not all offering the same levels of health and safety with some brands being taken off the market. We continually research and trial new brands of keratin treatment to ensure we offer our clients the most effective solution using the safest ingredients.
Sometimes it can feel like being the the “Wild West” trying to figure out what’s best – when you visit our salon you can relax in the knowledge you’re hair is in expert hands and you’re getting the best (and honest!) advice.