Keratin Complex has changed the beauty industry - starting with our "signature" Smoothing Therapy and continuing with a complete range of products and styling tools.
Since our launch in 2007, Keratin Complex has led the way with innovative technology and amazing results. It is no wonder Keratin Complex is now the leading smoothing system in the World! All Keratin Complex treatments and styling products are specially formulated to contain natural keratin protein, which rebuilds, restores and rejuvenates all types of hair. No more bad hair days with Keratin Complex!
Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy
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Smoothing Therapy FAQ's
Q: What is Keratin Complex Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment?
A: It is a specially formulated revitalizing and rejuvenating treatment for the hair that reduces frizz and curl. The advanced patent-pending formulation restores and restructures hair by infusing a special blend of natural keratin deep into the cuticle. The keratin is bonded into the cuticle by the heat of the flat iron to relax the hair’s sub-cuticle layer.
Q: How much time should be allowed for each client?
A: Time should be determined on an individual basis. It is recommended that you screen each client by asking about their hair length, type and texture. Please allow a 2 to 3 hour window.
Q: What results can be expected after the treatment?
A: The hair will be more manageable and take much less time to style. It will be noticeably softer and straighter, with added life and shine as well as a lengthened look.
Q: Can hair be colored before the treatment?
A: Yes! A great time to have the treatment done would be directly after permanent color, semi-permanent or highlights. The treatment will extend the life and seal the color in, leaving it vibrant, however, for demi-gloss or toners have color done 3-5 days after treatment for optimal results.
Q: Can the treatment be done on chemically treated hair, previously relaxed or straightened hair?
A: YES, It is recommended to wait two weeks between any chemical services and adjust iron temperature based on hair type as listed in instructions.
Q: How many days after the treatment before the hair can get wet or be washed?
A: You must wait 3 days (72 hours) before washing your hair or swimming.
Q: Can the hair be pulled back or clipped up during the 72-hour waiting period?
A: No. The hair should not have any impressions made by using bands or clips.
Q: What should be done if the hair gets wet during the 72-hour waiting period?
A: Blow the hair dry and flat iron with medium to low heat immediately.
Q: What kind of shampoo and conditioner should be used?
A: Keratin Care Shampoo & Conditioner (Sodium-Chloride Free) or Keratin Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner (Sodium-Chloride and Sulfate Free).
Q: How often can the treatment be done?
A: The treatment can be done as often as every 4-6 weeks.
Q: Is the re-application of the treatment done on the entire head or just on the new growth?
A: The re-application should be done on the entire head as the build-up of keratin can only improve, not harm, the hair.
Q: How long will the treatment last?
A: The treatment lasts 3-5 months, depending on lifestyle and maintenance, provided the client follows all after care instructions.
Q: Should the hair be cut before or after the treatment?
A: We recommend that the hair be cut after the treatment, as the hair will have a smoother texture and will lie differently.
Q: Can the treatment be done on pregnant or nursing women?
A: No. It is not recommended.
KeraHold™ Keratin-Enhanced Permanent Crème Hair ColorA NEW GENERATION OF HEALTHY HAIR COLOR.From the creators of the award-winning Keratin Complex™ Smoothing Therapy, KeraHold is an innovation in professional hair color inspired by proven keratin technology. KeraHold replenishes keratin and synergistically fills the porosity caused by traditional coloring processes. Keratin is driven deep into the hair shaft to even out the hair’s porosity, allowing color to anchor inside the cortex for long-lasting, even and brilliant results.Our exclusive KeraHold technology is based on three components of protection for color longevity, healthy shine and brilliant results.
- Keratin molecules penetrate the hair shaft, reducing porosity for even color distribution.
- Micro-pigmentation technology allows small color molecules to link together inside the cortex for superior, long-lasting results.
- Wheat protein fuses the cuticle to seal in softness and shine.
- Luxurious, brilliant results from proven keratin technology.
- Delivers reflective, vibrant color and radiant shine—every time.
- Keratin fills in porosity for even color distribution.
- Micronized pigments anchor inside the cortex for superior longevity.
- All KeraHold shades are intermixable and can create an infinite array of vibrant results.
- 100% oxidative color
- 100% gray coverage
- Lifts up to 4 levels
Oprah Investigation: Hair-Straightening Treatments
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Do you wish you had smooth, silky hair? Without wrestling with a blow-dryer? In any weather? Here's what it takes:
If you want something that lasts until your hair grows out...
...thermal reconditioning (also called Japanese straightening) is best for bulky, loose to medium—but not kinky—curls. The hair is saturated with a solution containing a chemical that breaks the bonds that give each strand its shape; it is then rinsed, blow-dried, and meticulously flatironed. Once a neutralizer is applied, the hair is locked into this new, straight configuration. The process can take up to eight hours the first time (depending on length and thickness); touch-ups require three to four hours. For three days after the treatment, you can't get your hair wet or do anything kink inducing (like wear a ponytail), and while your hair will now be sleek and shiny (even after air-drying), you're left with one styling option: bone-straight. Even curling irons or hot rollers won't restore volume or wave. Cost: $500 to $1,500.
...a relaxer can soften coarse, tight curls; it uses strong chemical compounds that break various bonds in the hair. The solution is left on for up to 20 minutes, rinsed, then neutralized. Cost: $50 to $250.
Keep in mind that...since both of these treatments permanently change the structure of the hair, you have to continue them or endure a grow-out period. They contain damaging chemicals, so don't consider either one if your hair is already overprocessed. Tell the stylist everything you've done to your hair in the past two years—bleach and some hennas don't react well with the chemical in thermal reconditioning solutions, and colored hair may be too fragile to handle a relaxer, which is particularly harsh.
If you want something that wears off over two to four months...
...some treatments, like Brazilian straightening (brand names include Brazilian Keratin Treatment and Brazilian Blowout) and Keratin Complex Hair Therapy, smooth the surface of the hair but don't permanently break bonds, so your natural texture gradually returns. The Brazilian treatments, however, have been shown to contain varying amounts of formaldehyde (a carcinogen that poses health risks when inhaled), in addition to keratin protein. The makers of Keratin Complex Hair Therapy say their product uses a "captured form of formaldehyde," and that any formaldehyde gas released during the treatment is below the exposure limit set by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. (Stylists attest that it does not have the noxious odor of the Brazilian treatments, but independent testing has not demonstrated how much formaldehyde is released during use.) After the product is applied, the hair is blow-dried, then flatironed; the solution stays in the hair until you shampoo three to four days later. These treatments can be done on color-treated hair and are effective on everything from waves to tight curls; they control frizz but maintain some texture and volume. Though you'll still need to blow-dry hair straight, the process will require less effort. Cost: $300 to $600.
Read more: http://www.oprah.com/style/The-Truth-About-Hair-Straightening-Treatments#ixzz2NBiBgqkn