- What is hair keratin?
- Why should we do hair keratin?
- Types of hair keratin?
- What is the difference between hair keratin and hair straighteners?
- Benefits of doing keratin
- What are the possible side effects of doing hair keratin?
In the article ” hair keratin advantages and disadvantages” we will answer all the questions about hair keratin. So, join us.
For people who have damaged hair but do not want to cut their hair short and want to have long, straight and healthy hair, hair keratin solution can be suggested. Straight hair is one of the beauty options that has found a special place among men and women today. Keratinizing the hair makes the hair smooth and shiny. By keratinizing your hair, you can enjoy the beauty of straight hair.
Mahsaan Academy is holding online hair keratin training courses for you.
What is hair keratin?
keratin is the name of the main protein in hair. keratin or protein is essential for thick and healthy hair and will make hair shine. This protein is less present in curly hair and this leads to dryness and frizz. Now if your hair is damaged, you can keratinize, revitalize your hair and give it new life. People with wavy, dry, brittle and unhealthy hair can strengthen their hair by keratinizing it.
Keratinizing hair is basically one of the common methods to improve the appearance and treatment of damaged hair. It should be noted that keratinization can reduce the damage caused by excessive dyeing, the use of hair dryers and conditioners, and so on. The right formula for keratinizing hair should be determined by experienced people. We recommend that you use substances that do not release formaldehyde. Because the released formaldehyde causes damage to the hair.
Some people think that keratin straightens hair, but it is completely wrong, keratin repairs hair cuticle damage and makes hair shiny and reduces frizz, and it is not just about straightening hair.
Types of hair keratin
In general, hair keratin is divided into two main categories:
- Hair regenerating keratin
- Brazilian keratin or keratin hair straightener
Is keratin treatment suitable for hair?
Keratin treatment; Considering all the disadvantages and advantages, is a useful method for hair restoration. So, if you are disappointed and tired of your hair, try this method to restore beauty to your hair and get rid of daily hair dryers.
What is the difference between hair keratin and hair straightener or relaxer?
There is no significant difference between the two methods and the goal of both is revitalization, freshness and hair health. But the solution used in these two types of keratin is different from each other. Hair keratin is usually temporary and disappears after a period of time. But relaxer is a permanent chemical method. Because the relaxer method is stronger and the hair shafts are broken and rebuilt, they are more likely to damage the hair.
Our school recommends keratin. Because keratin fills the pores of the hair, making the hair soft and shiny. Obviously, after a period of time (usually a few months) these substances are washed and removed from the surface of the hair and the hair returns to its previous state.
Performance in relaxers varies. Chemical relaxers break and regenerate hair shafts. This will make the hair weaker but have smoother hair as a result.
What are the complications and disadvantages of hair keratinization?
This method, like any other method that deals with chemicals, has disadvantages and there is a possibility of complications. These include:
Keratin materials are usually expensive materials. On the other hand, because hair keratinization is time consuming, the cost of performing it is also usually high. Another important point is that after keratin treatment, hair needs to be taken care of, which is not cheap. For example, you must use sulfate-free shampoo, which is generally an expensive shampoo.
Short lived Durability
The durability of hair keratin varies from 2 to 3 months, depending on the material used. Of course, it may take a little longer depending on your hair type, but the change to the initial state usually takes place within 3 months, after which you will need to renew the keratin.
Possibility of hair damage
Since the keratin iron operates at high temperatures, there is a possibility that the hair will be damaged by high heat. This is one of the reasons why we recommend you to have an experienced hairdresser for this purpose. Of course, note that you must use good products with a reputable brand.
Formaldehyde is a carcinogenic chemical, and people who are constantly exposed to keratin inhale the gas will be exposed to the disease. As a result, it is recommended that formaldehyde-free materials be used to perform the keratinization process. Of course, the released formaldehyde is low and the amount is precisely mentioned on the package of materials used.
Allergic skin reactions
Some people may be allergic to the ingredients used in hair keratin and may develop inflammation as a result of using it. Do not forget to test some of the keratin on your arm or leg before doing it to make sure it does not have a negative reaction on your skin.
To increase the durability of keratinizing hair, you must use special shampoos that are usually expensive and may cause skin allergies for the consumer.
Regular use of keratin causes hair loss and it is recommended that you leave a gap period between the times you use keratin for your hair.
Possibility of allergies
keratin in hair, nails and teeth is a natural protein but the keratin used in keratinizing is not natural. As a result, it may cause allergies in some people, which usually irritate the eyes, and this is very rare.
Harmful to pregnant women
This procedure should never be done for pregnant women, as it is dangerous to the health of the mother and fetus.
What are the benefits of hair keratin?
Suitable for all types of hair
Fortunately, the keratin method does not impose any restrictions on people. This method is suitable for all types of straight, dyed, curly, coarse or fine, soft and curly hair.
No damage the hair
Possibility of hair damage through keratin is very small and its damage is much less compared to methods such as hair rebounding. When your hair grows, you will have your own same original hair and there will be no trace of keratin on your hair.
When you keratinize your hair, not only do you get thick and straight hair, but also you can style it much easier than before and style it any way you want.
In this method, you change so much that you may always want to have keratinized hair. The beauty of hair greatly affects the face.
Unlike many hair beauty methods, this method does not require much care, and if you use special and suitable products with keratinized hair, you can keep your hair keratinized for a long time.
Improve hair quality
As mentioned earlier, your hair structure works with a protein called keratin. As a result, you inject a required substance into your hair that improves the quality of its structure.
No more frizzy hair
People who have very wavy hair and a comb gets stuck between their hair, can have perfectly smooth and healthy hair by doing keratin and can comb it easily.
Less need to do constant hair care
Since protein materials fill all the pores, pollution and harmful substances cannot damage the hair much and your hair will remain healthier. Doing hair keratin perfectly smooth the hair and keep it healthy and it can be easily combed.
Easier to brush the hair
Due to the fact that your hair will become smoother and shinier and slightly thicker as a result of keratin, it will be easier to comb your hair. Even if you had completely curly hair before keratin.
Suitable for men and women
Regardless of gender or age, keratinizing hair can be effective in increasing the quality of hair.
Methods and steps to do hair keratin
First of all, it is better to mention that you need three main products for keratinization. These three include the following:
- Pre-keratin shampoo that opens hair follicles and is an alkaline shampoo.
- The main ingredients of keratin in a bottle
- Post-keratin shampoo, which closes hair cuticles and is acidic.
Step One: First wash your hair with pre-keratin shampoo and then you rinse your hair.
Step Two: At this point you should wait for the hair to dry, but not completely dry. About 20% moisture should remain in your hair. If you want to keratinize your hair with vitamins, you need to dry your hair thoroughly, but for normal keratin (Brazilian keratin) you do not need to dry it completely.
Step Three: Divide the hair into 4 to 10 sections. Note that more categorization is needed for better quality of the result. hair volume also is contributing factor on this issue.
Step Four: Pour the keratin ingredients into a bowl, use a brush to apply the ingredients to the hair. The point to keep in mind is that to apply keratin, you need to be a finger’s breadth away from the roots. Also, the layers you take to impregnate the material should be quite thin and be careful that the keratin material does not touch the scalp. Another point is that you should impregnate the entire surface of the hair with the material so that the thickness of the hair does not decrease when ironing.
Step Five: Wait about 20 to 30 minutes for normal hair and 40 to 50 minutes for coarse and curly hair until it affects the hair. At this point, comb the coated hair from top to bottom about every 8 minutes. You can also use a plastic hair cover to increase the effectiveness of the mixture.
Step Six: Note that, you should not dry or wash the coated hair with a towel, you should iron the hair on while it’s still coated in the mixture and after the timing is done you can dry your hair using a hair dryer.
Step Seven: After the hair is completely dry, prepare a keratin hair iron that generates high heat (about 400 to 450 degrees). Run regularly from top to bottom for one section, and when that group is done, move on to the next. It should be noted that this operation can be done with hair irons with a temperature of about 250 degrees, but certainly the quality of work is not similar to the case with 400 degrees. Each bunch of hair should be ironed about 7 to 8 times. Be careful not to choose a bulky handle, the selected handle should be slightly thicker. Do not worry about steam rising from the hair and continue your work. Experienced people believe that ironing should be done until no more steam is rising from the hair.
Step Eight: After keratin process, you should not soak your hair at all and do not wash your hair for up to 3 days. This is a bit difficult but you have to do it to have a good keratin. After this stage, you go home, you are not allowed to take a bath for three days. Also, do not tie your hair for better results.
Step Nine: During these three days, you are only allowed to use the hair iron. The heating iron should be at a gentle level. Do not apply any extra ingredients such as serum, hair mask, hair spray to your hair.
Step Ten: Now after these three days, wash your hair with acidic shampoo. If there is anything left of this shampoo, you can use it in the next few days.
Important tips for maintaining hair keratin
- Do not wash your hair for at least 3 days after keratin. If you accidentally get your hair wet, blow dry it immediately.
- Be sure NOT to tie your hair with a hairpin or hairpin for at least 48 hours after keratin.
- Be sure to use sulfate-free shampoos, especially sodium-free sulfates, to wash your hair.
- Note that chlorinated and salty water also destroys hair keratin. Be sure to avoid going to the sea and the pool. If necessary, be sure to soak your hair with conditioner that does not need to be washed.
- Be sure to use silk or satin pillows that keep your hair moisturized and create a small amount of friction between your hair and the pillow. The important tip is that if your hair is crooked after sleeping be sure to straighten it immediately using a hair straightener.
What is the alternative to hair keratin?
Hair keratin is a great way to thicken and strengthen hair. But if the cost is high for you, you do not have to pay the cost and keratinize your hair (although this method is done in salons more professionally). Fortunately, there are solutions that can be a good alternative to keratin, which we will mention in this section:
If you follow a healthy diet and nutrition, your hair will definitely be so healthy and you won’t be needing keratin. Healthy foods that you can use for your hair should contain selenium, copper, zinc, magnesium and vegetables.
Usage of keratin hair products
Fortunately, there are many products such as shampoos, conditioners and hair masks that contain keratin and can be used to ensure the health of hair and the keratin needed.
Homemade hair mask
In addition to eating nutrients, you can add the same nutrients to your hair; For example, natural oils such as coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba and avocado can have a great impact on hair health.
keratin hair at home
Can hair be keratinized at home?
Hair keratinization in the salons is done by experienced people in a single step, but natural and homemade masks can be used continuously to keratinize the hair. Even if you keratinize your hair with chemicals, it will not be as effective as a hairdresser’s work. Because there are many points to consider in doing hair keratin.
Better prevention than treatment, use of protein foods:
For the health and beauty of hair, it is important to use vitamins and healthy foods to nourish the hair. Consumption of foods containing iron, vitamin E, minerals, copper, magnesium and consumption of eggs, fruits and green vegetables are useful for repairing hair damage.
If you want to straighten your hair at home without any harm, refer to the article “Hair straightening at home”.
Hair keratin can be made with natural ingredients at home. The only difference is that your hair is not damaged. Also, your hair becomes lush and soft. This increases the health and strength of your hair with natural keratin. Natural keratin is usually the same as hair masks.
Avocado mask and olive oil
- 3 to 4 ripe avocados
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 large toothed comb
- 1 Plastic hair dye hat
Squeeze the avocados from the stem and if they are soft, it means they are ripe. Avocado is used in this mask to moisturize and brighten hair. Now peel the avocado and pour the contents into a bowl, add the olive oil and stir well and apply on the hair. Now comb your hair with a plastic comb with large teeth, then put on a hair dye hat and put a towel on it so that your hair absorbs the material completely. Finally, rinse your hair with lukewarm water and massage it at the same time. After this mask, be sure to use shampoo and conditioner.
Avocado and almond and banana oil mask
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 avocado
First, mash the banana and avocado and mix it with olive oil until a smooth mixture is obtained, then rub it on your hair for 20 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Mask of coconut oil and eggs
- 1 or 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Mix coconut oil with one or two eggs well until a homogeneous mixture is obtained, and then apply the resulting mask on your hair and scalp, and then wash with lukewarm water for 10 to 15 minutes.
Egg, honey and olive oil mask
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
For this mask, you must follow the previous method. The difference is that you shouldn’t overuse honey and olive oil. Mix all the ingredients together and apply the resulting mask on your hair and after 15 minutes, wash with lukewarm water and mild shampoo.
Egg and olive oil mask
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 eggs
To prepare this mask, mix all the ingredients together, stir well until a smooth mixture is obtained, and then apply the resulting mask on your hair, and after 15 minutes, wash with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo.
Egg and yogurt mask
- 3 tablespoons yogurt
- 2 eggs
To use this mask, it is enough to mix yogurt and eggs together and apply it on your hair, and after about 10 to 15 minutes, wash your hair with lukewarm water.
Banana and egg mask
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg yolk
First, mash the banana and mix it with the egg yolk until a smooth mixture is obtained, and then rub it on your hair for 40 minutes. Finally, wash this mask off your hair with cold water.
Mask of coconut oil, olive and cornstarch
- 4 four tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 plastic hair dye hat
First mix the lemon juice, coconut oil and olive oil together, stir well and then add the cornstarch to it and then put on a gentle heat and stir. After this mask becomes a paste, apply it to your hair and then put the cap on your head and wait for one to two hours and then rinse your hair and watch your straightened hair shine.
hair dye after keratin or before?
People who use hair dye frequently and dye their hair, or even dye only a part of their hair in the form of highlights, after a while, they get deformed, wavy and dry. At this time, you can restore the freshness and shininess of your hair by doing keratin. Keratin can be used both before and after hair dye and has nothing to do with dying of your hair.
Can dyed hair be keratinized?
Yes, there are no restrictions on keratin on dyed hair. Unlike hair straighteners.
If you are hesitant to dye your hair first or keratin, it is better to pay attention to the health of your hair first. The healthier your hair is on the stem, the more beautiful your hair color will look. As a result, keratinize first and then dye your hair. But be aware that you need to multiply your hair care. Also note that decoloration after keratin is prohibited. Because the substances in decoloration will eliminate keratin and the hair will be damaged again.
How much does hair keratin cost?
The cost of hair keratin depends on factors such as hair height, hair damage, location of hair salon, type of material and… But the average cost starts from 800 thousand tomans.
Reputable brands of keratin products
Made in Iran, Introducing keratin products in the form of water and keratin hair masks, shampoos and sprays. Shampoo of this brand is usually used as a repair, conditioner and strengthener for hair roots.
Kerarganic Organic Keratin Set
This brand includes a shampoo and hair mask. Of course, its hair spray can also be used along with these items. It should be noted that due to the organic nature of this product, unlike chemical keratin, which is often accompanied by a pungent odor, this product has a mild smell which is a good point.
Global Keratin Color Protection brand
This brand also known as GK offers its keratin products in the form of shampoo, and due to the fact that juvexin is used in the structure of the shampoo, the use of this product helps to hydrate the hair and make the hair soft and delicate. he does.
L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment brand
Unlike most keratin products, this product does not contain formaldehyde and contains keratin vitamins and proteins called IV Complex Phyto.
This factor causes natural oils compatible with the skin and hair to be absorbed into the skin and hair, leaving the hair soft and supple.
Keratin brand keratin cure bio-Brazilian
This product also does not use formaldehyde. This product is introduced in the form of a daily shampoo and conditioner set. However the negative point of this product is that it has a high price among keratin products. This product can be used 8 times for medium volume hair, which will bring you smooth hair in about 2.5 months.
Lasio Keratin-Infused Treatment One Day Formula brand
It can be said that this brand is the best brand of hair keratin products.
However, the negative point is the high price of this product, but the high satisfaction of customers with this product is proven to be worth it. This product contains formaldehyde and can straighten hair up to 90%, which is excellent.
DAILY Keratin by Keratin Express brand
This brand also does not use formaldehyde and chemicals in its products. This brand is a good option for people who choose their cosmetics with great sensitivity and obsession.
This product contains hydrolyzed Keratin protein along with Keratin oil and natural enzymes, each of which is a great boast.
Keratin Research Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment brand
This product is composed of argan and coconut oil along with suitable amino acids and proteins. This product is especially suitable for frizzy and damaged hair.
This brand protects the hair from breaking and make sure the lower part of the hair is moisturized to prevent fizz. This product is sold in the form of creams and shampoos.
GOLD LABEL brand
This brand is suitable for long and curly hair, which has a strong and effective formulation. However, note that the smell of this product is very pungent. Jojoba, avocado and argan oils are used in this product.
Pegaviva Keratin Collection Hair Care and Reconstruction
Shampoo of this collection contains cocamide and propyl betaine, which is a mild surfactant, anti-static hair, reduces skin inflammation and eye irritation, disinfects and replaces detergents Harmful and harmful.
Hydrolyzed Keratin is one of the most important and vital ingredients in this shampoo, which absorbs moisture and can be said to improve the hydration of the skin. This product is made in Italy and is one of the reputable products in this field.
Hair straighteners suitable for keratin
Different hair irons can be used to perform keratin. Note that regular hair irons can eventually generate heat up to 200 degrees. However, to perform keratin, you need temperature between 230 to 500 degrees. Your hair straightener must be able to produce this temperature. The appropriate and standard temperature is around 400 ° C.