Keratin treatments require the use of flat irons at 450 degrees to activate and seal in the treatment into the hair cuticle. Several passes with a high heat flat iron can cause severe breakage and damage to the hair.
Depending on where you go, expect to spend approximately $150-$300 for your treatment. Furthermore, treatments can take anywhere from 2-3 hours to complete from start to finish which is entirely too long for me in comparison to my relaxer time of 20-25 minutes.
Keratin treatments typically last 6 to 8 weeks and then your natural curl pattern returns. Depending on your lifestyle, this could be very inconvenient. Also, results vary depending on your texture. Some ladies may receive bone straight results for an extended time, while other ladies may only get them temporarily.
Everyone’s hair and preference is different. My advice to you is to be cautious when it comes to applying keratin treatments to your hair. Do your research and assess the pros and cons to see if it’s something that will work for your hair and lifestyle.
Valerie Bremang founded Hairlista.com Social Network in 2008 as a platform to educate, inform and encourage women that they can achieve healthy hair.