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Facts About a Keratin Hair Treatment

Many people are asking "What is a keratin hair Treatment", and is it safe? We will explain to you what the keratin treatment is and how you can use it in a safe way.

What is a Keratin Hair Treatment?

The keratin hair treatment is a new technology that was discovered to treat all hair types. It can correct damaged hair, control frizz, and restore your hair back to its youthful appearance.

What is a Brazilian Blowout?

The brazilian blowout is a hair straightening system that was created to control and straighten coarse hair. The name "brazilian blowout" is a brand, but there are several brazilian straightening systems. The blow out is a keratin treatment, but the levels of formaldehyde is high and salons that use this method will need to ventilate there salon due to the high levels of formaldehyde. It is recommended to always use a keratin hair treatment that has low levels of formaldehyde or no formaldehyde.

Is There Formaldehyde in a Keratin Treatment?

Most keratin treatments and hair straightening systems do have formaldehyde in them, however some have higher levels than others. The FDA and OSHA has placed guidelines on the appropriate amounts that can be used. Please note that there are many household products that have low levels of formaldehyde in them, and when used at these low levels they are not harmful. The amount of formaldehyde that is considered safe is less than one percent(1%), however most Brazilian Keratin Treatments contain anywhere from 2% to 12% of formaldehyde – and many of these brazilian treatments exceed the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) limits for exposing formaldehyde vapors. It is much safer to use a keratin treatment with low or no formaldehyde such as the global keratin treatment or the keratin complex by Coppola.

Is a Keratin Treatment a relaxer?

No, a keratin Treatment is not a relaxer, as it does not change the genetic make up of your hair. Its purpose is to make your hair softer, more manageable, very silky and your hair will have the ability to withstand the humidity from frizz.

Can a Keratin Treatment Be Applied to Color Treated Hair?

Yes, the keratin treatment can be applied to color treated hair, and it is highly recommended to wait two weeks to apply your color, after applying the keratin treatment to your hair.

Can a Keratin Treatment Be Applied to Children?

It is recommended for children 12 years and older.

Is The Keratin Treatment permanent?

No, your hair will revert back to its natural state within 3 -5 months.

For any other questions that you may have, please call us at the salon, monday - friday 10 am - 6 pm (678) 290-9422

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