Keratin Hair Treatment

What is Keratin?

Keratin is a very strong protein that our hair, nails, skin and teeth are made out of. Keratin is almost non-dissolving due to cysteine disulfide it contains, which means Keratin can create disulfide bridges. These bridges form an extremely strong helix shape. Keratin is formed by keratinocytes. Keratinocytes are living cells that make up a large part of your hair, skin, nails, and other parts of the body.

Generally speaking, the thicker the layer of keratin, the healthier the hair or nails are; outside dead cells protect the living cells at the core. By moisturizing the external layer of keratin you will keep it healthy and also prevent it from cracking and splitting, whether the keratin is forming your nails, hair or skin.

What is a Keratin Hair Treatment?

Since the salon treatment is often called Keratin straightening treatment, consumers assume that keratin is related to straight hair, but this is not correct. When a Keratin Hair Treatment is performed, a salon professional applies solution that instantly infuses the hair with keratin, repairing all damage and flaws within the hair, creating smooth, shiny hair.

What are the effects of a Keratin Hair Treatment?

Keratin increases shine and reduces frizz, but does not directly straighten the hair itself as many people believe. After the application, the cocktail of various chemicals is added to your hair, and that creates the straightened effect by semi-permanently altering the hair’s structure.

Ask Nick about the benefits of a keratin hair treatment and how it could assist you with creating the desired healthy look you’ve always wanted for your hair. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Nick, click here to email, or call at 619-861-2678.