It isn't up to the Keratin


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Many girls who have naturally curly, wavy, or frizzy hair have started looking into getting keratin treatments at their local hair salons.

Keratin is naturally found in "fibrous structural protein of hair, nails, horn, hoofs, wool, feathers, and of the epithelial cells in the outermost layers of the skin" In this post I will be focusing on Keratin in hair.

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It is the addition of more keratin to ones hair that makes the "keratin treatment" so worth the expense. Yes, keratin treatments are very expensive (ranging from $200-$400) but it is most definitely worth it. Although during the 90 minutes process (give or take depending on the length of your hair), it is not the product that decides whether it will be beneficial to your hair's strength. To summarize New York dermatologist Neil Sadick, MD beliefs, he simply explains that the amount of time the treatment lasts all depends on the straightening iron used to seal the treatment you first got.

Keratin treatments not only save the hair particles from undergoing as much damage as they normally would but also saves time. It shortens your time blow drying your hair by 40-60 percent and with that takes the blasting heat off of the hair particles for that amount of time too. Hand in hand with that, the amount of time, and degree of heat of straightening your hair is also shortened.


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Keratin treatments help control hair that at times may seem like it is unable to be tamed. I have not gotten one of these treatments, but after doing research on it, it seems to be something I may want to do in the near future. I have naturally curly hair that frizzes without product. To make getting ready easier, getting a keratin treatment can help! Would you pay the expense? 



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I would definitely recommend keratin treatment for anyone with curly or frizzy hair that wants it to be more manageable. My mom does the keratin treatment every 3-4 months but the only negative outcome from the keratin treatment is that your wallet will suffer. It is very expensive to keep up but it is a very healthy way to keep your hair beautiful. But I would really only recommend it to people with a serious need of it.

Does the keratin hair treatment actually straighten your hair and put the fly-aways away or just make your hair more manageable in the sense that when you do go to fix your hair, you don't damage it as much. I know that there are products before you blow-dry, straighten your hair that contains soy protein to lessen the damage. If applied everyday would that be as effective and much cheaper?

Jasmin, it just tames it. It is NOT a relaxer. With just slightly wavey hair, however, it may make it straighter. I found this chunk of information on it. Keratin just makes it much easier to not have to do much to your curly hair to make it look presentable. It also keeps the straightener from damaging your hair as much.

Now a relaxing treatment, the one that "permanently" straightens your hair, are really not that healthy. They will eventually weaken your hair. It's all scientific thing with the way the bonds between particles in your hair form. A scientist better explains it here. Also found it interesting to learn that the reason relaxers eventually wear off is not because the relaxer is wearing off, just because it only works on the hair that's already grown. Once new hair grows in, it has the same particle bonds that make it curly.

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