KERATIN TREATMENT FAQS
Why should I get a Keratin Global Smoothing Treatment?
Our Signature Keratin Treatment works to replenish lost keratin, which ultimately then repairs damage, locks out humidity (to reduce unwanted frizz), and helps to increase hair manageability and style versatility. At our salon, located in South Reno, our signature Keratin Smoothing Treatment helps to rebuild strength and restore smoothness and elasticity—which gives your hair a more youthful, healthy appearance.
What exactly is keratin?
Keratin is a fibrous protein found naturally in your hair that acts as a protective shield against humidity, the primary cause of unwanted frizz. Over time, your hair loses its natural keratin from things like sun exposure, environmental issues, heat styling and chemical services. When this happens, you’re left with porous spots along your hair (think of this like potholes on a road), which leads to damaged looking hair that’s susceptible to humidity and, as a result, frizz. Keratin treatments work to fill in those potholes, which adds shine, strength, smoothness and elasticity to your hair.
How is your Keratin Smoothing Treatment different from conventional straightening treatments and relaxers?
Unlike conventional straighteners or relaxers, which break the protein bonds within the hair’s structure in order to reform it to a permanently straight shape, Keratin smoothing treatment does not break your hair’s bonds and “force” it into a straight shape. Instead, it restores and repairs your hair, delivering smoother, healthier looking hair that can be styled as wavy or as straight as you desire!
Can a Keratin Treatment be performed on any hair type?
Absolutely! At our Reno salon, many clients with different hair types enjoy getting Our Keratin Global Smoothing Treatment. It is meant to work effectively on any and all hair types.
What is the Keratin Global Smoothing Treatment Process like?
Overall, the process takes about 90 minutes, and the following are the steps you can expect:
1. We start by applying a pre-treatment, which removes surface buildup and repairs your hair cuticle, lifting its overlapping layers. This helps to ensure the treatment can penetrate the hair.
2. Then, we go into application of the smoothing treatment. During the application process, the keratin treatment penetrates your hair’s cuticle. Hydrolyzed keratin strengthens keratin bonds from within, helps repair damage and smoothes the hair shaft. Keratin and additional conditioning agents help nourish and strengthen the hair, while restoring smoothness and shine.
3. Lastly, we use the assistance of heat to seal it all in—first with a blow-dryer and finally with a flat iron. This final step helps seal in the treatment to create a humidity-resistant finish.
How long does the Keratin Global Smoothing Treatment last?
The treatment works to remove excess frizz and curl for anywhere from 3-5 months with proper care. We suggest booking regular maintenance treatments with one of our trained artists at our La Di Da Beauty Salon in south Reno.
What steps should I take after I get my Keratin treatment to ensure my results last as long as possible?
Sodium Chloride can affect keratin-treated hair because it has been shown to break down keratin bonds in hair. All Oribe Hair Care products are formulated without direct addition of sodium chloride for this reason. We recommend not washing your hair for 3-4 days after treatment. Once you’re ready to wash, be sure to use a sodium-sulfate-free shampoo like Oribe’s Ultra Gentle Shampoo or Oribe’s Shampoo for Moisture and Control, which you can get at our Reno salon to help maintain the treatment.
How can I book a complimentary consultation?
Please call our salon at 775.420.3132 or click here to book online.