Keratin Treatments

Keratin Treatments

Keratin Treatments

What Is Keratin Hair Straightening?

Just about every Keratin treatment being done in salons today is keratin-based. Keratin is a protein that is found in your hair naturally. It fills in the gaps in your hair cuticles that are cracked, dry, or damaged. The Keratin treatments, unlike most Brazilian Blow-Out products, is never mixed with formaldehyde.  Once the Keratin treatment is applied to the hair (after a through cleaning of the hair), it is sealed in with the heat of a flat iron and blow dryer.   This process holds the keratin molecules together, which straightens your hair and keeps it that way for up to 4 months.

In my salon Keratin treatments take about 120 minutes based on the length of your hair. The price also rises and falls with your hair’s length, but averages around $300.

Most color treatments can be done on hair that has had keratin treatments. In fact, I recommend getting the treatment right after your color so that it seals the color in even more thoroughly.


Directly after treatment, you shouldn’t wash your hair for one to two days.  This allows the solution takes time to work.  By far, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS NEVER wash your hair with shampoo that contain sodium sulfate.  These types of shampoos will prematurely strip the treatment from your hair.

What do I recommend?

So many of you want to know what the Austin Hair Queen recommends.   My personal favorite is Chi Enviro.  It is formaldehyde free, easy to use and effective for months.

This revolutionary smoothing system infuses the unique formula of amino acids, proteins, silk and pearl into the hair’s cuticle. This process dramatically improves the condition, shine and smoothness of even the most unruly hair types. Results typically lasts up to 4 months depending on hair type. The  CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment is a revolutionary safe treatment. It eliminates up to 95% of frizz while making curly hair more manageable. It instantly adds amazing shine, silkiness and condition to the hair. The results of this safe alternative to traditional harsh straightening systems are amazing and I have seen many happy clients leave my salon with nothing but beautifully straight hair. The system safely smooths frizzy, curly hair into beautiful, soft and silky hair. When the powerful, yet gentle, formula is combined with heat from a special Salon Grade Flat Iron and Blow Dryer the hair is bonded, providing incredible results. All your questions can be answered on the Chi straightening system page

If this something you want to experience first hand, send me a quick note and book an appointment today.