Tired of dealing with frizzy, unruly hair but can’t find the time to visit the salon? No worries! A DIY keratin hair treatment at home might be the perfect solution for you. Achieve salon-quality hair pampering on your own time with these easy steps. But before we delve into the process, let’s understand what a keratin treatment does for your hair and how to make it last longer.
What is a Keratin Hair Treatment?
Keratin is a vital protein present in your hair, nails, and skin. A keratin hair treatment helps repair and replace the lost protein in your strands, caused by factors like chemical treatments and heat styling. By filling the gaps between the hair cuticle’s overlapping cells, this treatment makes your hair smoother, shinier, and more manageable. The added moisture also reduces frizz, leaving you with luscious locks to flaunt.
How Long Does a Keratin Treatment Last?
Professional salon keratin treatments can last anywhere from two to six months, depending on the formula used and your hair care routine. DIY treatments, on the other hand, may have a shorter duration. The key to making your DIY keratin treatment last longer lies in using the right products and following the correct instructions.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to achieving a fabulous DIY keratin treatment at home:
- Shampoo Your Hair:
Start with a thorough shampoo to remove dirt, excess oil, and product buildup. Consider using a clarifying shampoo to deep-cleanse your strands before the treatment. Avoid conditioning your hair at this stage.
- Massage the Treatment Onto Your Hair:
Gently pat your hair dry with a towel to remove excess water. Then, section by section, apply your chosen keratin treatment. We recommend trying TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Smoothing Mask, enriched with KERA10 Protein Complex, for nourishment and 10 salon benefits in one wash.
- Let the Treatment Sit:
Ensure even distribution of the treatment by gently combing your hair with a wide-tooth comb. Let the keratin treatment sit on your hair for about 30 minutes to work its magic.
- Wash Off the Treatment:
Thoroughly rinse your hair to eliminate any product buildup. Opt for lukewarm water to ensure effective removal.
- Blow-Dry and Iron Your Hair:
Blow-dry your hair while gently brushing it. Once dry, divide your hair into small sections and use a flat iron to apply heat evenly, sealing in the keratin treatment.
- Avoid Washing Your Hair:
For the best results, refrain from washing your hair for the next 24 to 72 hours. Keep your hair straight and avoid tucking it behind your ears or tying it up during this time to maintain its shape and structure.
- Embrace Keratin-Rich Hair Care:
After your DIY keratin treatment, maintain its effects with keratin-rich products like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner, which also include KERA10 Protein Complex for added benefits. The serum conditioner offers deep nourishment with its oleo serum, ensuring your hair stays smooth and shiny.
Don’t let your busy schedule keep you from enjoying beautiful, frizz-free hair. With a DIY keratin treatment at home, you can pamper your hair at your convenience, achieving salon-quality results. Follow these easy steps and include keratin-rich products in your hair care routine to keep your locks looking fabulous for longer. Say goodbye to frizz and hello to gorgeous, manageable hair with this DIY keratin treatment!