Keratin is a protein found naturally in the hair. When hair is damaged physically, chemically, or from environmental factors such as the sun, keratin is depleted, leaving hair weak.
A keratin treatment is great for increasing manageability, leaving hair noticeably softer with luminous shine. It completely eliminates frizz by 100%, and reduces curl by about 80%, cutting styling time in half. It also repairs damage, creating healthier, stronger hair. If you have curly or wavy hair and like to blow it out straight most of the time, this treatment will change your life! It is a powerful humidity blocker, so even in the humid summer weather of New England, your hair will stay smooth and shiny.
Now, many people think this is a straightening treatment. It is not. Keratin treatments are strengthening, conditioning treatments that reduce curls, target weak spots, and reinforce the hairs structure. It acts as both an external protective shield and an internal structural protein. Here at Carl Michael Salon, it is done by a keratin-certified professional hair stylist. Your hair will be shampooed with a clarifying shampoo and dried, the product is then applied carefully with a brush and dried into the hair. It will then be straightened with a flat iron in small sections. The entire treatment takes about 2-3 hours, depending on the length and thickness of your hair, and lasts up to 5 months. For only about $13 dollars a week you can have gorgeous, smooth, shiny hair all summer! You will be instructed not to wash your hair or even get it wet for about 3 days. The product needs time to do its thing. You will also need to use only sulfate and sodium chloride-free shampoo and styling products to ensure your treatment lasts as long as possible. We recommend Kérastase's Discipline line of hair care products. It is color-safe and sulfate-free.
There is an option for those who don’t want to spend hours in the salon or only want to eliminate frizz but not reduce curls. Introducing the Keratin Express Blow Out! This treatment only takes about an hour. It eliminates frizz, cuts styling time in half and lasts up to 6 weeks. This is great for quick defrizzing touch ups, bangs, or other problem areas. It can be added to a color service, locking in color in just 15 minutes.