Keratin is fibrous structural protein, the key material making up the outer layer of skin, nails and hair. According to short-hair-style.com, many people became concerned about the keratin-straightening treatments because of the high levels of formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical. Now there are keratin treatments made without formaldehyde or other chemicals. One such such popular treatment is the “Brazilian Blowout” hair-straightening treatment. The treatment is applied much like hair color, then the hair is dried with a blow-dryer and straightened with a straightening iron. The treatment lasts three to five months.
Things You'll Need
Shampoo hair with the keratin shampoo and towel dry.
Brush on the keratin-straightening product with applicator brush, completely saturating the hair. Comb through.
Cover hair with a plastic cap for 10 minutes.
Gently brush through hair with brush-dryer till completely dry.
Seal in your treatment by using a flat straightening iron throughout your hair.
Don’t wash your hair for three days in order to give the keratin time to seal into the hair.
Remember to use keratin shampoos.
Swimming pools and products with sodium chloride could damage your treatment.
Avoid wearing a ponytail as this could cause a bend in the straight hair.