How to Choose the Best Straightening Treatment for You
If you’re tired of fighting the flat iron every morning, you’re probably thinking about having a professional salon straightening treatment. The two main options are keratin treatments or chemical straightening, but which is right for you? Here are a few facts that will help narrow down your options.
Chemical straightening is a permanent option. Think of it as a perm in reverse – instead of making straight hair curly, it relaxes curls and makes hair straight. One chemical breaks down bonds that cause your hair to kink and turn, then another helps reform new bonds that make your hair straight. The chemical straightening process lasts until your straightened hair grows out, and this varies by individual.
The process can be lengthy, depending on the length and thickness of your hair. First you’ll get a shampoo, then your stylist will apply the solution. The next step is washing and straightening in sections, followed by drying. Once done, your hair will be straight and you can put away the flat iron.
Keratin treatments are a semi-permanent smoothing solution that will wash out in a few months. They work on the outside layer of your hair instead of restructuring it from the inside. Keratin is a protein that is an important part of your hair’s healthy structure. Keratin smoothing treatments use this protein, in conjunction with other ingredients, to smooth out and straighten your hair.
In fact, keratin treatments are restorative and can repair damage, since you are infusing a protein that strengthens your hair. You can style your hair with minimal help from heated styling tools, and you can say goodbye to frizz, even on humid days.
If you have color-treated hair or if your hair is overprocessed, keratin treatments may be a better option for you than chemical processing. If you’re unsure, the best way to decide is to consult with your stylist, who can assess your hair’s condition and decide on the right treatment for you. When you do decide on a treatment, ask your stylist to recommend products that will help keep your hair in its best condition after the process.
Want to try a straightening treatment for yourself? Make an appointment today at The Full Spectrum Hair Salon. Our well-trained, professional stylists are committed to helping you look and feel your best every day! You can find us at 305 E Farm to Market Rd 544, #911 in Murphy, or give us a call at 972.509.1565. To instantly schedule your own appointment, download our free mobile app on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.