Every curly-headed gal knows the struggle with frizz — it can make or break our hairstyle. What’s a girl to do these days when she wants to rock a hairstyle without any fuzziness at all, and especially when you decide to go straight for special occasions. Keratin hair products are often overlooked and misunderstood. Not all products infused with keratin straighten out your curls. Instead, there are many that smooth the hair cuticle, keeping frizz at bay. Read on to discover the some of our favorite keratin hair products that you can use on your curly hair.
Keratin Hair Products for Curly Hair
If you don’t already know, most of our hair is made up of keratin proteins which keeps hair strengthened. Over time hair loses keratin through various methods of styling (more on this later), and this, dear curlfriend, is what provokes frizz. Using keratin hair care products help smooth and fill in the empty slots of the hair strands where the protein is absent. And not to be confused with a keratin hair treatment, these products below don’t temporarily straighten your natural hair texture. On its own, keratin doesn’t change the texture of your hair, but rather help with smoothening.
Use a Keratin Infused Wash and Care System
First, things first. To get the best results from a keratin hair product, it’s best to use a system that targets frizz —that’s infused with keratin— from start-to-finish. We like TREsemmé Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Shampoo and TREsemmé Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Conditioner. This hair care system is infused with keratin, leaves hair sleek and shiny while getting rid of frizz. The shampoo is formulated with lower sulfates—probably music to the ears of many curl friends who prefer to use less sulfates on their hair as they feel it can be drying— and gives hair a gentle cleanse. The conditioner, also infused with keratin, nourishes and leaves hair smooth, sleek and manageable.
Keratin Hair Products for Color-Treated Curls
As mentioned above, depletion of keratin can occur through various methods of styling. This includes color treatments. As awesome as your dye (or bleach) job looks against your curlicues, the cons of having color treated hair includes the constant upkeep. Mainly, hair color fades from frequent washing and is prone to dryness and damage due to the raised cuticle of the hair from the coloring process, which later results in frizz. Add a shampoo like Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo into your regimen which is formulated with lower sulfates, gently cleanses and revitalizes color-treated hair.
Extend the Life of Straight Hairstyles
Wearing curly hair in a straightened hairstyle can be a hit or a miss. Sometimes you get lucky if t he weather permits (ahh, don’t you love low humidity days?), and well, other times you don’t. You know the drill, you put all of your time and effort to flat iron your hair, everything looks so good in the mirror, but once you head on out, frizz takes over—ugh! Keep things smooth by locking hair in place with keratin hair products designed for styling. First, protect hair from the damaging effects of heat styling tools and eliminate frizz with TREsemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray. After heat styling use TREsemmé Keratin Smooth Keratin Smoothing Serum to control frizz and flyaways. This serum is a lightweight formula and it won’t weigh the hair down so no need to worry about your hairstyle feeling stuffy. To seal the deal and lock your straight style in place use TREsemmé Keratin Smooth Hairspray.
Have you tried any of these keratin hair care products on your curly hair?