We’re big believers in the power of keratin. Seriously, if you’ve ever struggled to get your hair under control, you need some keratin smoothing treatments in your life.
When you start thinking about getting a keratin hair treatment, there’s a whole lot to consider. Everything from the price to just how straight you want your hair to be, all come into play when you’re figuring out if a salon or at-home option is the best for you. Using keratin products at home is a better option for those who want to keep costs down and options open.
In the simplest form, a keratin smoothing treatment at home is a temporary option that allows you to have frizz-free locks for a few days; whereas the salon route provides you with sleek, straight hair for months! With all of these questions bouncing around in your head, we are here to help you break down the great salon vs. home keratin treatment conundrum. In the end, both keratin smoothing treatments will give you straight hair, but they couldn’t be more different.
Keratin Hair Treatment at Home vs. a Salon Treatment
1. Keratin Hair Treatment at Home
The obvious benefit of doing a keratin smoothing treatment in your home is how easy this process is. All you have to do is pick up a keratin smoothing system from your local drugstore, like the TRESemmé 7 Day Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé 7 Day Keratin Smooth Conditioner. This wash and care system works to help you achieve smooth, frizz-free locks for up to three washes. If you have really curly or wavy hair, you might need some additional heat styling to get your hair straight. To achieve this look, prep your hair with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth 7 Day Heat Activated Treatment and blow-dry it straight. For even straighter strands, use a flat iron to tame any wayward pieces of your hair.
2. Price Difference vs. Salon
Here’s the kicker that can make or break your keratin smoothing treatment decision. In the salon, keratin hair treatments can cost you anywhere from $150 to $300 depending on the salon and your hair length. This is why it falls under the splurge category. Going for a keratin hair treatment at home will definitely be much easier on the wallet.
3. Time Commitment vs. Salon
If you are doing a keratin hair treatment at home, you’ll really only change out a few products from your normal hairstyling routine. So, as long as you are used to taking the time to straighten your hair, it won’t actually take any more time out of your day. Getting a keratin smoothing treatment in the salon, on the other hand, can take anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours depending on your hair length. Add in a trim and a good chat with your stylist, and you’ll have a fun afternoon in the salon chair.
4. Length Of Results vs. Salon
Along with the price, how long the treatment lasts is where getting a keratin hair treatment at home differs from going to the salon. The TRESemmé 7 Day Keratin Smooth treatment will last you around three washes if you’re an everyday hair washer. The salon-style keratin hair treatment will last you much-longer at around two to three months. Which makes the price a little easier to swallow.
Read on to see six ways you can work keratin products into your routine if you choose the at-home treatment route:
The Benefits of Keratin and Products You Should Get for the Best Looks At Home
1. Keratin products can make your hair more manageable
If you love your curly or wavy texture but are sick of dealing with frizz, try a keratin shampoo. We love how Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner works as a team to cleanse your hair with lower sulfates. They also help prevent frizz and make your hair easier to work with. A dream team, basically.
2. Keratin helps smoothen hair
To get seriously silky smooth hair, look no further than hair serums. To get that added cuticle-smoothing benefit of keratin products, try TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum. Not only is this serum going to give you really shiny hair, but it can also help protect strands from frizz, humidity, and dryness. It does all of this without weighing down your hair! Just apply one to two pumps to your hair before blowdrying and you’re good to go. On another note, if you decided to embrace your frizzy hair, check out these hairstyles for frizzy hair.
3. Keratin products can hydrate
If you love the idea of a keratin treatment but aren’t too sure about having straight hair for three months on end, we’ve got another option for you. Start off with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner. Then, while your hair is still wet, apply Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-In Conditioner to help reduce frizz, hydrate your hair, and protect your strands.
4. Keratin helps refresh your color
If you are a hair color fanatic, we’re sure you know that shampooing your hair doesn’t do wonders for keeping that color vibrant. If you’re dedicated to keeping your hair color looking fresh, you’ll have to skip a wash every now and then. To get you through those oily days with refreshed roots, use a dry shampoo, such as Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Dry Shampoo.
5. Heat protection
Okay, so we’re still a little bit jazzed about at-home keratin products you can leave in your hair. They make such a big difference! If you’re looking for protection, but don’t want to sacrifice hydration, use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protect Spray. This spray works well on any hair type and will help transform frizzy hair into smooth strands. Plus, this protectant will protect your hair when using hot tools up to 450°F.
The Bottom Line on Keratin Treatments
If you’ve ever struggled to get your hair under control, you need some keratin products in your life. Discover which option is best for you with this guide.