Keratin Conditioners: What Are They And Why Are They Awesome?

In case you didn’t know, a keratin conditioner is an awesome product that does wonders for frizzy, brittle hair. Here are four things we love the most about it!

There are many conditioners available in supermarkets and on e-commerce sites, but they are not the same. Some may work better in addressing specific hair needs. If you have rough, frizzy, and damaged hair, you may want to consider using keratin conditioners. But what are they? And what’s amazing about them? We listed out some of the things we love about these conditioners, so keep scrolling to find out what makes it our current favorite hair care product!

1. It can help revive damaged hair

Asian woman applying keratin conditioner to her long black hair
Bye, bye dull and damaged hair! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Did you know that your hair is made up of keratin? Yes, your tresses are approximately 95% the very ingredient that keratin conditioners are formulated with—which is exactly how the product makes your hair look and feel fabulous. This protein protects the outer layer of each of your strands and also strengthens them from within. But as your hair is exposed to damaging factors like the sun, chemicals, and heat, among others, it loses some of its natural keratin, so the hair weakens and becomes more prone to additional damage.

Using keratin on your hair puts back some of these molecules you’ve lost so your tresses become softer and smoother. This is also why such type of treatments make your hair straighter.

Editor’s tip: Frequent styling, especially with the use of heat, can greatly damage your hair. Bring your distressed tresses back to life with Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine Conditioner. It has the three outstanding benefits of keratin, which includes helping revive damaged hair and making it smooth and shiny once again. 

2. It makes hair straighter

Keratin condiioners: Asian woman with wind-blown long black straight hair wearing a black dress
Get straight hair even without expensive treatments.

If you love to rock sleek straight hair, then this conditioner can make this task easier for you. You can even add a hair mask in your routine to help you achieve your hair goals.

Editor’s tip: In for a weekend of pampering? Apply TRESemme Keratin Smooth Treatment Mask on your hair to help make it smoother and straighter for up to 48 hours. To use, scoop up a dollop of the product and apply to your freshly shampooed hair. Make sure you squeeze the excess water out before you apply and massage it into your strands. Leave it on for 3-5 minutes, then rinse your hair thoroughly to make sure you don’t cause product buildup. 

3. It helps calm frizz

Asian woman with long dark brown straight hair wearing a red top
No more nasty tutsang when you use keratin conditioners. Credit: Natasha Estelle

While we can’t totally eliminate tutsang from our hair, we can minimize frizz so your hair looks smooth and neat whether you put it up or down. With less frizz comes sleeker, sexier hair that can make you look great from day to night.

Editor’s tip: Get straighter, frizz-free hair by using Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Conditioner regularly. 

4. It keeps your hair in its best condition

Asian woman with long black layered hair wearing a cardigan
Rock any hairstyle with hair that looks great at all times. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Because it nourishes each of your strands, it helps them become smoother, keeping bad hair days at bay. This way, you wouldn’t have to go to the salon often for hair treatments just to get beautiful hair.

And if you are tired of your hair always falling flat and thin, then, keratin conditioner can help make it bouncier with your every move. Of course, you can also use this even on your curly hair. All the more you need keratin conditioner because it keeps the frizz away.

Now that you know what keratin conditioners do to your hair, let’s get to know their different types. Each one suits a specific hair type or need. Check them out.

1. Rinse-out Conditioner

Asian woman washing her hair in the bathroom
You can include a rinse-out keratin conditioner in your everyday hair washing routine. Credit: Dennie Ramon

This is just like your regular conditioner but with the added benefits of keratin. After shampooing your hair, you can use a conditioner of this type to help smoothen and repair damaged, coarse, and tangled hair. Letting it stay on your hair for about three minutes before rinsing helps the keratin particles to seal the cuticles and minimize friction. As a result, you’ll have better hair strength, smoother hair, and lesser static electricity.

Editor’s tip: If you want your hair infused with keratin, use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner which has argan oil and keratin to nourish your hair deeply. For best results, use it with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo.

2. Deep Keratin Conditioner

Asian woman wearing a white robe putting conditioner on her hair
Give your damaged hair the moisture that it needs with a deep keratin conditioning treatment. Credit: Dennie Ramon

If you have dry, severely damaged, chemically processed hair, then, a deep conditioner is what you need. It usually comes in a hair mask form which helps improve hair elasticity, make hair thicker and fuller, and restore its strength. After using this type of conditioner, you will notice that your hair gets less frizz and flyaways.

Aside from sealing the hair shaft, a deep conditioner also penetrates the dry ends to reduce splitting. There will also be lesser tangles and roughness after regular use.

If you have received keratin treatment at the salon, it is best to switch to this type of conditioner. It keeps the treatment from wearing off too soon. And if you have curly hair, this conditioner will make your curls more defined.

3. Leave-in Keratin Conditioner

girl wearing a white top and has long wavy hair
Keep your waves in good shape by applying a drop of leave-in keratin conditioner. Credit: Shutterstock

This type of keratin conditioner helps strengthen, moisturize, and protect your hair from damage. It also makes your hair easier to brush. What makes the leave-in conditioner unique, aside from not needing any rinsing, is how it leaves hair less porous and more resistant to humidity. This is great if you have natural waves because the leave-in conditioner can keep your hair from getting frizzy.

Now that you know the wonders of keratin conditioners, you may want to add one to your beauty arsenal. Use it regularly, and get ready to say hello to effortlessly beautiful hair.

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