Damaged hair can soon be revitalized when Keratin hair treatment is applied.
The process takes approximately two hours but many women swear that the time is well spent when they see the results that they get with their hair. The effect you get with a Keratin hair treatment is the following:
Keratin bonds completely around brittle hair putting the luster back into the hair.
Keratin hair treatment put the shine back into your hair.
Keratin makes your hair softer after each session.
Keratin replaced in the hair slows the blow-drying down to half the time that it uses to take.
The Keratin hair treatment technology came about because scientists developed a way to extract keratin
from animal wool and turn it into a product that acts like liquid hair. This technique comes from Brazil, and today it is being used all over the world in the more prominent salons for women. Keratin not only helps return the luster back into your hair but the modern technology makes your hair more resistant to the elements such as the sun, rain, wind and extreme weather conditions. The keratin when applied to your hair as a treatment process will last about four months.
One of the main reasons that women use Keratin hair treatment is because over the years their hair has become so damaged that the conventional treatments no longer work. The conventional methods help replace some of the damage done to the hair but cannot replace the missing keratin needed to rejuvenate dull, listless hair to its former condition. The shine and luster that our hair maintains are what keeps it looking beautiful. The other forms of treatment are not able to mend the hair shaft after it becomes spliced and uneven.
Keratin hair treatment will help coat the hair
, mending the damaged hair shaft, which replaces the damaged hair giving it the natural shiny look that it once had before other treatments were applied. It is only natural for women to want to experiment with their hair changing the color, adding perms, or straightening their hair for special occasions or just because they want to see the effect that it has on other people. We all get tired with the way we look and changing our hair is a way in changing our looks. The problem arises when damage to our hair occurs. Then we need to take the necessary steps to replenish our hair and returning it to its natural luster. The Keratin hair treatment will do just that for about any woman who wants to spend the time and the extra money for the process.
Formaldehyde is toxic.
The chemical can cause immediate, short-term irritation of the eyes, skin, and upper respiratory tract. The longer-term risks of exposure are more troubling: The Environmental Protection Agency and federal OSHA classify formaldehyde as a suspected human carcinogen because of its links to nasal cancer and leukemia; the International Agency for Research on Cancer considers it a known human carcinogen. “I would not recommend use of any product containing formaldehyde,” says Martyn Smith, PhD, a toxicologist at the University of California at Berkeley. “All products containing it should be banned.”
Hair treatments are unregulated.
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review, a panel of scientists that recommends safety standards in cosmetics, advises that beauty products should contain no more than 0.2 percent formaldehyde (most nail polish manufacturers have removed formaldehyde from their formulas)—and that those products should not be aerosolized (as hair-smoothing treatments are). But since no health agency regulates ingredients in cosmetics, the onus is on manufacturers to introduce safe products, and sometimes they don’t: When Oregon OSHA tested more than 100 samples of various salon hair-smoothing products (after receiving stylists’ reports of breathing problems, nosebleeds, and eye irritation), they found some of the highest levels of formaldehyde—almost 12 percent—in a Brazilian Blowout formula that was labeled “formaldehyde-free.” Numerous other products had formaldehyde concentrations of anywhere from 1 to 7 percent. The FDA says it’s in the process of investigating Brazilian Blowout “and similar products.”
It’s unlikely these treatments could live up to their claims without formaldehyde.
Many companies say their product eradicates frizz (for up to five months) with only keratin, amino acids, or “proprietary conditioners.” But none of these ingredients alone can keep hair frizz-free through multiple shampoos. That’s why formulas also include ingredients (like methylene glycol or formalin) that become formaldehyde gas when heated or dried. After the hair is thoroughly saturated with one of these solutions, it’s dried and flatironed; the process releases the formaldehyde, which bonds the conditioners to the hair so it remains smooth for months. Over time, the bonds dissolve and the hair’s natural texture gradually returns. Several new salon services have launched this year that claim to be (really, truly!) formaldehyde-free; if this is the case, it’s unclear how they will keep hair smooth for as long as they claim (at least six weeks, and up to four months).
Buyer Beware: Some at-home 30-day hair-smoothing kits (like Liquid Keratin and Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy) use biformyl, also known as ethandial and glyoxal, to bond conditioners to the hair. This aldehyde is not classified as a carcinogen, but it has significant toxicological concerns, including skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritation.