Houston Keratin Treatments
Why get a Keratin Treatment in Houston?
Houston hair stylists perform numerous keratin treatments. Why? To fight frizz. Humidity causes frizz and Houston is very humid. In fact, Houston’s 74.7 humidity rating makes it the third most humid city in America. Only Jacksonville, Florida and New Orleans, Louisiana rank higher. While humidity makes skin look smooth and beautiful, it can kill an amazing hairstyle in a few minutes. For that reason, the keratin smoothing treatments are always on the minds of many Houston women.
A Keratin Treatment is not a Relaxer
It may be easier to start by telling you what the keratin treatment isn’t. It is not a traditional hair straightening or relaxer service. Services such as the Keratin Complex and Brazilian Blowout are smoothing services. The difference? Japanese thermal straightening treatments, relaxers and other popular hair straightening techniques break the hair’s natural protein bonds. These bonds are then sealed to yield a straight shaft. These services do last a little longer than smoothing treatments. Unfortunately, relaxers and straighteners tend to be much harsher on your hair. These types of services also subject clients to an odd grow out period as your hair’s natural texture returns. For these reasons, we suggest smoothing treatments.
The Keratin Smoothing Treatment Difference
Unlike hair straightening services, Keratin treatments do not break the hair’s natural protein bonds. Smoothing treatments actually deposit large amounts of keratin that seal the hair’s cuticle and strengthen the inner cortex. Keratin is a natural protein that is found in the hair. This extra layer acts as a protective coating while enhancing the hair’s central structure. After the service, the hair appears healthier, shinier and much more manageable. So, style it straight or style it wavy. The keratin smoothing treatments allow for both options.
Keratin treatments can last up to ten or twelve weeks before hair gradually returns to a client’s natural texture. Most smoothing treatments require sulfate free hair products to help insure the longevity of the seal. The Upper Hand offers several smoothing treatments including the Keratin Complex and the Brazilian Blowout. To learn which is the best option for you, book a consultation today. To stay on top of the beauty industry, visit our blog.