How To Keep Your Hair Healthy After A Keratin Treatment

by Anjelina Tongco

Getting a keratin treatment is one of the best ways to bring the shine back to your hair. It’s also one of the best and most popular hair smoothening techniques out there that you can do on your own at home or at the salon with a professional’s help. 

While a keratin treatment does nothing but make your hair healthier and help it look better, a lot of people still complain about the results not lasting as long as they’re expected to. This is mainly because people don’t know how to take care of their hair post-keratin treatment. 

If you’re thinking of getting one soon, check out these tips on how to keep your hair healthy after a keratin treatment. 

  • Wait three days before you wash your hair 
  • Don’t wash your hair after getting a keratin treatment. Instead, wait three days to give the keratin treatment product enough time to penetrate the hair strands and give you optimum results. 

  • Shield your hair from heat
  • After getting a keratin hair treatment done on your hair, you’re going to want to keep it away from as much heat as possible. Wear a hat outdoors and either use a heat protectant spray before you heat style your hair or avoid your curling and straightening iron altogether for at least a few days. 

  • Avoid getting other hair treatments for at least three months 
  • Good as it may be for your hair, a keratin treatment still uses chemical ingredients to give your hair that soft feeling and that shiny look. Unfortunately, these chemicals don’t always mix well with other ingredients found in hair treatment products like rebonding and treatments to perm hair. Don’t worry, though, because this type of treatment works amazingly well at straightening hair so you wouldn’t any other treatments for a while anyway. 

  • Say goodbye to tight ponytails and hairstyles 
  • It’s a great look, sure, but these tight hairstyles can frizz up your hair and create unpleasant creases in it so it’s best to stay away from them as much as possible, especially after a keratin treatment. 

  • Switch to sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner
  • Sulfate is a common ingredient used in shampoo and conditioner. If you have keratin-treated hair, you might want to switch to a sulfate-free formula since sulfate tends to strip hair keratin away from the strands which is what caused it to lose its soft and shiny appearance in the first place. 

  • Make time to deep condition your hair
  • Last on this list of tips for keeping hair in great condition after a keratin treatment is to deep condition it regularly. Make time to do this at least once every week, whether at home or at the salon, to prolong the effect of the keratin treatment you just got.

    Caring for your hair doesn’t end when your keratin treatment session does. Following these post-treatment tips can help ensure that your keratin treatment gives you optimal and longer-lasting results.