I had always struggled with frizzy, unmanageable hair. No matter how many products I tried or how often I went to the salon for treatments, I could never get my hair to stay smooth and sleek. That’s why when I heard about Keratin Home Treatment, I was intrigued.
Here are some things that you need to know about Keratin
Keratin is the type of protein that makes up your hair, skin, and nails. Keratin can also be found in your internal organs and glands. Keratin is a protective protein, less prone to scratching or tearing than other types of cells your body produces.
People who use keratin on their hair report that their hair is smoother and easier to manage as a result. The effects vary greatly depending on whether your hair is healthy, to begin with, what the natural thickness of your hair is, and what kind of keratin treatment you use. Keratin works by smoothing down the cells that overlap to form your hair strands. The layers of cells, called the hair cuticle, theoretically absorb the keratin, resulting in hair that looks full and glossy. Keratin also makes curly hair less frizzy, easier to style, and straighter in appearance.
Possible risk and side effects
Salon keratin treatments contain large amounts of formaldehyde. Some employees at hair salons even reported nosebleeds and respiratory problems from handling the keratin treatment products and inhaling their fumes repeatedly over time. These levels of formaldehyde exceeded the national safety standard for chemical exposure by five times (Trusted Source).
For that reason, pregnant women should avoid getting this treatment. People with a sensitivity to formaldehyde or respiratory problems should also avoid keratin treatments.
Another alternative would be using a keratin treatment made with all-natural organic ingredients which are a lot safer than using Keratin treatments that are formulated with some harmful chemicals.
Keratin treatments do have some benefits. By applying keratin to your hair cuticle and sealing it in with heat, your hair takes on a glossier appearance. But before getting a treatment like this, it’s critical to understand the chemicals involved. Some people may find that after they get a keratin treatment once, they have to keep getting the treatment so that the heat damage from processing their hair this way doesn’t show. Keratin treatments also expose hair salon employees to high levels of chemicals that are toxic over time. Before getting a salon keratin treatment, consider trying out a hair product that contains keratin to see if you can achieve the glossy locks you’re looking for yourself.
Introducing Mayraki’s Organic Hydrolyzed Keratin Instant Smoother System (5th Generation, Formaldehyde-free) Set of 2
• NATURAL, ORGANIC VEGAN INGREDIENTS – Made from sustainably sourced premium vegan ingredients. The first-ever all-natural keratin smoothing treatment.
• FREE FROM HARMFUL CHEMICALS – Does not include formaldehyde or any other harmful ingredients that are commonly included in a Brazilian blowout or keratin treatment.
• IMMEDIATE RESULTS LASTING UP TO 3 MONTHS – Get immediate results of silkiness, shine, smoothness, and strength after only one use and enjoy the effects for up to 3 months.
• SAFE FOR HOME USE – Unlike salon-grade products with harsh chemicals, this treatment will not cause any harmful side effects and reactions. Completely safe for DIY keratin treatment at home.