Since it became a fashion that straight hair can complement almost any type of fashion trend, be it classy, sociable, sporty, geek-type and so on, it seemed that having a silky straight hair is one of the main standards of almost every woman to consider them as “beautiful” with the norms of the modern world. Because of this way of thinking, hair experts have been moving and studying non-stop just to unravel a new kind of hair treatment that can resolve such kind of “need” in terms of hair straightening which gave way to the discovery of keratin smoothing treatment.
Keratin? Nail it
Keratin is one of the main components of our hair. It can even be found on our nails and these are tough fibers which are different from any other cell and do not actually need any type of food for consumption. Experts have discovered how they can put into use this keratin in helping various hair problems like liquefying it and applying a certain process to let it bond on the strands.
These liquefied keratin are applied straight to the hair but the solution itself include other ingredients such as aldehyde which serves an important role in helping the keratin to bond better with the hair. Flat hair irons are also used to press each bun of strands to make the bonding better.
Keratin for Everybody
What’s good about this keratin smoothing treatment is that it can be applied to any kind of hair. It is not accustomed to take effect only on blonde hair or on black ones but it can serve almost any type of hair. It can be used also with really curly hair and most especially to damaged hair.
It would not work or bond better with hair that have not undergone any treatments such as coloring, bleaching, rebonding and the like but it can still somehow help make the hair smoother. It applies best on damaged hair like those which were constantly exposed to intense weather plus continuous blow drying. The breakage and shafts created by the damage can be the ground or place where keratin can hold on to.
The said treatment is also good in making curly hair to be naturally looking straight. Even those who have strands that seemed to be like notebook springs can be silky straight after the first session by up to 80%. It is even claimed to be the most effective hair straightening treatment of today as compared to other straightening systems.
Looking at the Other Side
This keratin smoothing treatment is claimed to be the best selling type f hair treatment and straightening even to the known celebrities around the world but even though this process receives such kind of popularity, it is also gaining some other comments that are against the advantages stated by the other party.
One of the reasons why another set of hair stylists and customers are claiming that keratin smoothing treatment is still not as good as it seems is due to the presence of the component aldehyde–a derivative from the substance formaldehyde. As we all know, formaldehyde or formalin is a carcinogenic chemical that can definitely harm our health. Studies and even preparers of keratin solutions used in treatments showed that the said mixture used on straightening sessions reach up to 2% content which is already ten times higher than what is allowed.
Aside from that, they are also considering that the method of doing it is also time consuming, leaving both the client and the stylist to inhale much of the solution which causes respiratory problems like irritation, problem on breathing and even sore throat and teary eyes which even lasted for two weeks on some.
Every kind of hair treatment are always gaining its pros and cons so it is not really that surprising if you’d hear a positive and a negative comment on a certain product because there is still no perfect product that can attend to every kind of hair need without causing any other side effect. Keratin smoothing treatment is just one of these solutions that are still enhanced to give better service to their clients.