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Keratin Treatment Explained and Review

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Hi all!!! Hope you all had an amazing weekend! I had a very productive one! I totally can't believe the holidays are around the corner. Crazy right?!

I have been waiting to write this post for months and just seem to know be getting around to it. I am sharing my thoughts about keratin treatments! I have extremely curly and thick hair. My hair is unruly and can get superrr frizzy. Sounds like a joy right? I have been straightening it for over 10 years and never knew about keratin!! It wasn't until my friend Nina told me that I should do a treatment and explained what it was about. I instantly called a salon and scheduled my appointment. 

Here are the details....

Keratin Treatment Explained and Review
getting it done and being dramatic (wearing shower cap because I had to walk in the rain)
What's keratin? It's protein! Your hair naturally has it but depending on your hair type, it's hard for the protein to get from the roots to the ends. Our hair also loses protein which causes damage and breakage. This will bring your hair back to life! It will relax your curls (it did for me), make your hair shine, and control the frizz. 

Keratin Treatment Explained and Review
styled and ready to go :)
The entire process takes about 90 minutes. Here are the steps:

1. Wash: First, they washed my hair really good!

2. Straighten with Blow Dryer: After they wash my hair, they begin to straighten and dry it with a blow dryer. The hair has to be completely dry!

Keratin Treatment Explained and Review
just washed and no straightening or product
3. Treatment: Once my hair is completely dry, they "paint" the keratin to my hair. The treatment smell is very strong so I wore a mask. While I waited, I played with my phone. 

4. Blow Dry: After waiting about 30 minutes, they blow dry my hair again. My hair is completely dried in order to start the next step. 

Keratin Treatment Explained and Review
quick selfie
5. Straighten with Iron: After my hair is completely dried with the blow dryer, they straighten it with an iron. This is to officially seal the treatment to my hair. My beautician also styles my hair at this point. 

6. Spray: She sprays my hair just in case we missed any flyaways. 

7. Done!!!

Keratin Treatment Explained and Review

Things to remember...
  • Don't wash your hair for 3 to 4 days. The keratin needs time in your hair. 
  • No touching or playing with your hair. Also, no pony tails or putting it behind your ears. If you do, it'll leave a mark in your hair. 
  • Use only sulfate free products! It makes the keratin last longer in your hair. I try to use keratin infused shampoo and conditioner. 
  • You're good to go for 3 to 4 months!
Have you ever gotten a keratin treatment done? If so, do you like it?


  1. I tried the Kerating treatment a few weeks ago and it's the best thing I ever did to my hair! No frizzy hair for the next 6 months and no heating tools! Yayy! :)


    1. OMG! Yes!!!!! My get ready time has decreased soooo much!!!!!

  2. i've never heard of keratin until this post! your hair looks lovely:) x

  3. Wow your hair looks amazing! Years ago I tried an at-home keratin treatment, but it left my hair so greasy haha! I couldn't wash it off for days! lol

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    1. Thank you!!! Yes, you can def get greasy! hahahaha. I love the way my hair currently looks tho! Takes me so little time to get ready! xoxo

  4. This treatment sounds just what my hair needs!