If you are concerned about the damage chemical relaxers, pressing and ironing do to your hair, you should consider getting a Brazilian keratin hair straightening treatment.
Brazilian keratin treatments, or BKTs for short, offer a natural way to get luscious, straight hair without the use of chemical straighteners or other artificial methods. Keratin is a naturally occurring protein that already is found in your hair.
BKTs naturally straighten your hair by adding addition keratin to your hair then sealed with temperatures approaching 450 degrees F with a hot iron until it holds its shape. It’s a safer way to get straight hair, especially if you have used coloring processes or other treatments to your hair because it won’t overprocess your hair.
Keratin Treatments Take Time
Keratin treatments generally take a few hours to apply and they aren’t inexpensive. But the results are usually worth the time and expense.
BKTs also last a long time. With proper care and maintenance, you can enjoy your straight hair for up to a few months after receiving a single keratin treatment. To make your treatment last longer, make sure you use a shampoo that has a neutral pH.
For the first few days after you get your keratin treatment, you won’t be able to wash your hair or get it wet. This is so the added keratin can bond with the keratin that already exists in your hair.
Achieving Optimal Results
Some people have hair that is very straight and stiff immediately after the treatment. But this usually will go away after a few days and you will be left with soft, flowing hair that has a lot of volume and shine.
The type of hair you have will affect how well the treatment loasts. Some people get super sleek hair that has no wave to it until the keratin treatment wears off, whil others will experience less frizz with no real straightening unless they use a flat iron while styling their hair.