Pros and Cons Of Keratin Hair Straightening Treatment
Keratin is by far the most popular treatment we know for our hair. We face hair troubles every day. Hair fall, dry hair, dandruff, oily hair etc. are just too common problems we face and look to find solutions for. We barely find time for ourselves during the week due to our busy lifestyle. Eating healthy, or exercising or even having a full night sleep is just out of question for us. So, how to keep our hair healthy is totally dependent on such treatments.
Keratin, for those who don’t know about it, is a protein based substance that helps keep our hair straight as well as lustrous. It helps to remove the frizz and also adds substance to our hair to make them voluminous. When hair gain strength to shine and look straight they automatically look healthy.
These treatments are easy to take and definitely make your hair better if taken regularly. There are pros and cons associated, which we will discuss today through this post.
Pros of Keratin treatment
Keratin is very exclusively meant for hair and it does not damage the hair. It rather imparts a shine and volume to dull hair. It is a boon for someone having totally ruthless hair that are unruly and frizzy. Keratin makes the hair silky, smooth and voluminous.
Another advantage is that you can trust it to be a complete treatment and need not take any other treatment to resolve the issue.
It is easy to style keratin-treated hair as they become manageable. They no longer get to your nerves for being unmanageable. There is more consistency in your hair.
Cons of Keratin Treatment
The basic con is that it is a chemical treatment. Though there might not be any other side effect like hair loss or hair damage, there have been instances where people have complained of rashes and similar problems. So this cannot be ruled out and one needs to take this risk. Though these are 1% cases and do not happen with everyone.
The only concern here is that keratin treatment involves use of formaldehyde which is a dangerous chemical and might be really harmful for hair. While some salons might hide it on being asked but if we stay careful about the products being used, this problem can be taken care of.
Another disadvantage you may find is the expense. They are quite expensive treatments as a lot of specialization is required which leads you to salons who then charge you quite extensively. Also, post this treatment, one has to use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners which are another area of expenditure and are a mandate. So you could add it to the expense of getting a keratin treatment done. But in general these sulfate-free shampoo and conditioners are totally safe and are actually the ones that should be used.
I guess, by now you are aware that Keratin treatment is definitely something good but like everything has pros and cons, it also is not free of it. Though, we can take care of our hair in a better way through proper hair care like oiling etc. sometimes we ought to utilize this treatment and make our hair better. Keratin treatments, smoothening etc. are all chemical based so definitely their hazards shall stay. We can only counter them with healthy living style and maintenance.
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