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What is a keratin treatment?

What is keratin.

A keratin treatment is done by a certified stylist in a hair salon. A keratin treatment first involves a consultation with a specialist where hair is assessed and a patch test is performed.

When a Keratin Complex® hair treatment is applied, hair is repaired through our Signature Keratin and a unique blend of ingredients that reinforce weak spots in the hair’s structure to make the hair healthier, stronger and smoother

The keratin treatment is then sealed into the cuticle through the heating process (blow-dry and flat iron) to repair damage and block the humidity that causes frizz. Results are cumulative: the more our keratin treatments are applied, the healthier hair becomes.

Everything You Need to Know About Keratin Hair Treatments
Keratin is a type of protein that is naturally found in hair, skin and nails. Hair us up to 95% keratin, but the depletion of keratin causes hair damage. Over time, keratin is depleted from the hair due to a variety of factors, from environmental factors like sun exposure, to daily stressors like heat styling.

At Keratin Complex®, we developed a solution to those daily hair stressors and environmental factors. We created Signature Keratin, a proprietary keratin that gives hair strength, elasticity and a youthful, healthy look; this signature keratin is an essential ingredient in our keratin hair treatments. Get more keratin treatment facts below, remember, Keratin equals healthy, strong, and smooth hair.

What are the benefits of a keratin treatment?

Beauty is individuality. At Keratin Complex®, we believe that we are all unique and should embrace the natural fabric of our hair and never change it – just make it the best version of itself. Our customizable keratin treatments:

  • Improve health of hair
  • Block humidity and eliminate frizz
  • Strengthen and repair damaged hair
  • Reduce breakage
  • Increase manageability and cut blow-dry time
  • Provide anti-aging benefits to the hair
  • Deliver radiant shine
  • Enhance color vibrancy

How long does a keratin treatment last? 

A Keratin Complex® hair treatment can last up to 5 months, depending on the keratin treatment you get. We have a customizable keratin treatment for every hair fabric. 

A full breakdown is below.

What are the different types of keratin treatments?

Keratin treatments for every hair type:

NKST, Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment

Enjoy up to 5 months of smooth, shiny, manageable hair with our award-winning signature smoothing solution. This keratin treatment instantly repairs damage, blocks humidity, eliminates frizz, and enhances hair color vibrancy.

At home regimen to help extend the longevity of your NKST keratin treatment:

Keratin Care Shampoo and Conditioner or Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner, plus Infusion Keratin Replenisher.

Before and after Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment results below:

Before and after NKST, Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment.
 

NKSTB, Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment for Blonde Hair

This reparative keratin treatment isn’t just for blondes, it’s specially designed to protect fine, fragile, and overprocessed hair. Enjoy up to 5 months of smooth, shiny, and manageable hair.

At home regimen to help extend the longevity of your NKSTB keratin treatment:

Blondeshell® Debrass Shampoo and Conditioner or Timeless Color® Fade-Defy Shampoo and Conditioner, plus Keratin Obsessed® Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray.

Before and after Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment for Blonde Hair results below:

Before after nkstb keratin treatment blonde hair.
 

EBO, Express Blow Out® Smoothing Treatment

This color-locking, speedy smoothing keratin solution is an express service that delivers polished, more manageable hair with results that last up to 6 weeks. It’s a perfect keratin treatment for quick spot treatments, bangs or problem areas.

At home regimen to help extend the longevity of your EBO keratin treatment:

Keratin Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner or Keratin Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, plus Keratin Obsessed® Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray.

Before and after Express Blow Out® Smoothing Treatment results below:

Before after ebo keratin smoothing system.
 

KCMAX™, Maximum Keratin Smoothing System

Our most powerful keratin treatment to date, perfect for all hair types! This transformative three-step system combines a proprietary keratin blend with the most advanced smoothing technology to deliver straighter, smoother and healthier hair that lasts up to 3 months. 

At home regimen to help extend the longevity of your KCMAX keratin treatment:

Keratin Care Shampoo and Conditioner or Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner plus KCMAX™ Daily Treatment Spray.

Before and after KCMAX™, Maximum Keratin Smoothing System treatment results below:

Before after kcmax keratin smoothing system.
 

PBO, Personalized Blow Out® Smoothing Treatment

Powered by K-Pure Juice™, a proprietary juice blend of keratin, botanicals and amino acids, this keratin treatment controls frizz and maximizes hair smoothness for up to 3 months.

At home regimen to help extend the longevity of your PBO keratin treatment:

Keratin Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner or Keratin Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, plus PicturePerfect Hair™ Bond Sealing Masque.

Before and after Personalized Blow Out® Smoothing Treatment results below:

Before after pbo keratin smoothing treatment.
 

KCSMOOTH™, Heat Activated Smoothing System

This keratin treatment is a 2-step Heat Activated System powered by a proprietary blend of Signature Keratin, antioxidants and amino acids to deliver maximum manageabilityfor up to 3 months.

At home regimen to help extend the longevity of your KCSMOOTH keratin treatment:

Keratin Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner or Keratin Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, plus KCSMOOTH™ Restorative Leave-In Lotion.

Before and after KCSMOOTH™, Heat Activated Smoothing System results below:

Before after kcsmooth keratin smoothing system.
 

COMING SOON: KCTEXTURE™, Curl Enhancing Keratin Treatment

The perfect keratin treatment for curly hair; this curly hair keratin treatment is designed to enhance and define curly, kinky and coily hair types while restoring essential moisture to the hair. Powered by a proprietary blend of Signature Keratin, oils, butters and amino acids, this super-hydrating treatment nourishes and protects every curl. Results last up to 3 months.

At home regimen to help extend the longevity of your KCTEXTURE keratin treatment:

Keratin Timeless Color® Fade-Defy Shampoo and Conditioner or Keratin Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, plus KCTEXTURE™ Intense Hydrating Masque

Before and after curl enhancing keratin treatment results below:

Before after curl keratin treatment.
 

Can you get a keratin treatment if you have straight hair?

Yes, all of our keratin treatments are great for straight hair, with the exception of our KCTEXTURE™ treatment, which is for curly hair. Speak with your stylist to find the right treatment for you.

Can you get a keratin treatment if you have curly hair?

Yes, speak with your stylist to find the right treatment for you. If you would like to enhance your curls, try the KCTEXTURE™, this curl enhancing keratin treatment is super-hydrating, nourishes, and protects every curl.

Can you get a keratin treatment if you have color-treated hair?

Yes, all of our keratin treatments can be applied to color-treated hair. If you’re getting your hair color-treated, speak with your stylist to find the right keratin treatment for you

What does a keratin treatment cost?

The cost of a keratin treatment varies from salon to salon, where you live, and the keratin treatment you’re getting. An EBO keratin treatment can start at $50, depending on what part of the hair is being treated. Our other keratin smoothing treatments vary in price, contact your local salons to find their price for a keratin treatment.

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