Keratin Treatment at Home: Everything You Need to Know
Here's our guide to help you do a keratin hair treatment at home. Check out the easy steps on how to do it and don't miss our keratin product recommendations.
Doing a keratin treatment at home is a convenient way to make your hair smoother and more manageable. It’s perfect when you can’t leave the house to visit your favorite salon. You can even schedule this hair-pampering session for yourself on a Saturday afternoon after a busy week. But before we go into all of that, let’s talk about what keratin hair treatment is and what it does.
Keratin Treatment Explained
Keratin is the protein that makes up your hair, nails, and the outer layer of your skin. It makes them durable and waterproof. And when we talk about keratin for hair, we refer to the protein that fills the gaps between the overlapping cells that make up your hair cuticle.
Keratin treatments, like other protein treatments for hair, help repair the damage on your hair. Keratin hair treatments replace the protein that your strands have lost due to chemical treatments, heat styling, and other damaging conditions you have exposed your tresses to. They rebuild the damaged areas, add shine, and eliminate frizz so your hair becomes more beautiful and easier to manage.
Keratin hair treatments give a wide range of benefits like adding moisture to the strands and leaving them soft, smooth, strong, and shiny. You can maximize the benefits of a keratin treatment by using a keratin shampoo and conditioner in your daily hair washing.
DIY Keratin Treatment
If you can’t make it to the salon, you can incorporate an at-home keratin treatment into your hair care routine. But of course, you have to know how to do it correctly so you can make the most of its benefits. You can begin by getting to know our favorite keratin hair treatment product: TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Treatment Mask.
It has KERA10 Protein Complex, which penetrates your hair up to 10 layers deep. This keratin treatment mask also gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash, like making your hair soft, shiny, and smooth, taming frizz, and detangling.
How to Use Keratin Treatment at Home
Now, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you DIY that keratin hair treatment at home so you can give your locks a major reboot.
Watch this tutorial video to learn how to give your hair keratin treatment at home.
1. Shampoo your hair.
Wash hair with a good keratin shampoo for complimentary ingredient benefits. If you have straight hair, wash twice; if you have extremely curly hair, add at least one more wash.
Note: DO NOT use a conditioner. Also, make sure hair is thoroughly rinsed.
Editor’s tip: Looking for a keratin shampoo? Try TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo. It gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash. Aside from making your hair soft, smooth, and shiny, this shampoo detangles your hair, tames flyaways, provides heat protection, has an anti-frizz and anti-humidity formulation, and leaves a long-lasting fragrance.
2. Massage the treatment onto your hair.
Towel dry hair gently but leave some moisture so hair can easily absorb the product. Coat your strands with the keratin treatment, starting from the tips and going up. Stop at one inch from the scalp. Gently massage your hair with the product.
3. Leave the treatment on your hair for 30 minutes.
With the product still on your hair, comb your locks gently with a wide-tooth comb. Then, let the treatment sit on your hair for 30 minutes.
4. Rinse your hair.
Rinse thoroughly to make sure there’s no product buildup left on your hair as this may cause dandruff.
5. Blow dry and iron your hair.
Blow-dry your hair while brushing. Once completely dry, separate hair into small sections and lock the keratin in by ironing each section thoroughly. Iron your hair one small section at a time so the heat is applied evenly.
Keep hair dry—wait for 48 hours before washing. This gives the keratin treatment more time to seep into your hair and work its magic. Make sure you don’t tuck your hair behind your ears or tie it. Just keep it down and straight.
7. Wash with shampoo and conditioner.
After 48 hours, you can now wash your hair. Use shampoo and conditioner (we love TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Hair Conditioner), then blow-dry your hair.
Our Best Keratin Treatment Product Recommendations
We’ve rounded up more keratin shampoos, conditioners, and products we love, so you can pick the best keratin hair treatment for you!
1. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Anti-Frizz Shine Serum
Maintain the effects of your keratin hair treatment by using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Anti-Frizz Shine Serum after styling your hair. This serum contains keratin and marula oil, which help in taming frizz, detangling your hair, adding shine, making your hair soft, and taming flyaways. To use, just put a drop of this serum onto your palms, rub your palms together, and apply the serum to the mid-lengths up to the ends of your hair.
2. Cream Silk Treatment Keratin Damage Repair
Salon treatments like perms can extremely damage your hair. Get ultimately repaired and renewed hair by using Cream Silk Treatment Damage Repair daily. It has keratin that helps in deeply repairing your strands and collagen that provides strength and elasticity to your hair. Use this after shampooing to maintain the beauty of your salon-treated hair.
3. Cream Silk Treatment Keratin Rebond Straight
Got freshly rebonded hair? Maintain it with the help of Cream Silk Keratin Rebond Straight. It repairs extremely damaged salon-treated hair and helps in making it smooth and shiny. Aside from keratin, this treatment product also has amino acids such as lysine and glycine. These penetrate the hair fiber to promote healthy hair growth and elasticity. To get the best results, use it every day after shampooing.
4. Dove Advanced Keratin Treatment Mask
This treatment mask combines the power of a keratin shot with niacinamide and vitamin complex to repair and protect your hair from the damaging effects of daily styling. Include Dove Advanced Keratin Treatment Mask in your weekly hair pampering to get the best results.
5. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner
For your daily keratin needs, you can also use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum Conditioner. It’s ideal for dry and frizzy hair as it has keratin and oleo serum that keeps your hair moisturized and calms frizz.
6. Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight & Shine Ultra Conditioner
Add Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine Ultra Conditioner to your hair-repair essentials. Complement your hair repair mask treatment with the use of this conditioner to get healthy and shiny hair. It can also help repair your strands from the inside out.
7. Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Ultra Treatment Wrap
Now, keratin smoothing treatment at home has been made easier with Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Ultra Treatment Wrap. Its Triple Keratin Formula penetrates each strand to help give you sleeker and straighter hair. Just put the wrap on your hair for 20 minutes and rinse. So easy, right?
8. Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Hair Fall Defiance Treatment Shot
Aside from making your hair smoother and shinier, this deep conditioning treatment also has 10 times more strengthening actives that make your hair up to 10 times stronger. Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Hair Fall Defiance Treatment Shot protects your hair from extreme factors that cause breakage, so use this regularly if you’re dealing with hair fall.
9. Dove Straight & Silky Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo
This shampoo has Keratin Tri-Silk Serum, the newest technology that combines the power of keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients to repair damage, deeply nourish and protect your hair, and leave it extra beautiful. Dove Straight & Silky Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo also has Amino Essence that boosts hair health and nourishes up to the core of your hair fibers. The result? Hair that’s extra smooth, soft, and shiny.
10. Dove Intense Repair Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo
Got damaged hair? Nurse it back to its healthy-looking state with the help of this shampoo. Aside from keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients, this shampoo also has Keratin Repair Actives that repair and nourish damaged hair from its core to its surface. Complement it with Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner for best results.
11. Vitakeratin Expert Salon Treatment Brazilian Straight
Want a keratin treatment that feels like a Brazilian blowout? Try Vitakeratin Expert Salon Treatment Brazilian Straight. It is infused with Vitamin B3 that helps your hair become silky and glossy. Also, its salon-quality keratin helps make your hair smooth, while its Brazilian nut oil coats your hair from root to tip.
What do you think of doing this keratin treatment at home? It is possible, not to mention easy, to give yourself the best keratin treatment at home. Just make sure you’re doing it right!
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