Questions Regarding Keratin Hair Treatments
Q: What type of Keratin Hair Smoothers do you use?
A: We use Coppola Smoothing Therapy Keratin Complex, and occasionally Pravana Keratin Fusion Texture control and BioElements. (We are also using Aveda's Smooth Infusion Retexturizing System for straightning, which you can read more about at the bottom of the page)
Q: Do your smoothing treatments contain formaldehyde?
A: No, there is zero Formaldehyde in these products.
Q: Do they contain Thio?
A: No, there is zero Thio in the Keratin products.
Q: How do the products you use differ from other traditional smoothers?
A: While others use Thio, Formaldehyde and sodium hydroxide, they employ a proprietary cystemamine/botanical reducing system coupled with pure Keratin Protein to permanently and effectively transform hair texture from both inside and outside the hair fiber.
Q: How long will it last?
A: Indefinitely. There will be minimal texture reversion. Touch-ups can be done once the hair has grown 1 1/4 inches from the scalp.
Q: How long do I have to wait to shampoo my hair?
A: You should wait 48-72 hours before shampooing your hair, or using bands or hair clips. You should also use the Thermal insulator prior to any thermal styling.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The treatment cost $100 per hour so it will depend on the length and thickness of your hair.
Q: Can I get the treatment if my hair is colored?
A: Yes, Keratin can be successfully used over color treated or highlighted hair up to 50%. We recommend two weeks between chemical treatments.
Q: Will my hair be completely straight or can i leave in some wave or body?
A: Your choice. The treatment can be targeted to your needs.
Q: Is it safe?
A: It is completely safe. No need to wear a mask or have your stylist where breathing apparatus with this treatment... unlike other treatments there are no dangerous chemicals.
Notice the frizz and kinks of Grace's client before the Pravana Keratin Straightening. The end results are illustrated below. Her unruly hair transformed in under two hours to sleek and straight. It really does wonders in humid climates such as ours!
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE "NATURAL"?
Smooth Infusion Retexturizing System
Transformation. Re-creation. Defying convention. This is the essence of Aveda's new Smooth Infusion Retexturizing System - a versatile thermal straightening system that permanently softens, smooths, or completely straightens the hair. Smooth Infusion Retexturizing System offers three techniques for more options: Straight, Control Body and Control Curl - more than other traditional straightening systems.
- Lasts for months with proper maintenance.
- Contains a minimum of 74% naturally derived ingredients with conditioning organic botanicals.
- No post-service odor! Organic ylang ylang nourishes the senses eliminating all traces of post-service odor.
- Can be used on color treated, highlighted and chemically processed hair (excluding hair that has been previously treated with a sodium hydroxide relaxer).