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Keratin Treatment: Pre-, During, and Post-Appointment

By on September 4, 2020 in Hair, Keratin |

  What to expect for the best results with your Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy (not flattening!) or Keratin Complex Express Treatment. Please review the care recommendations in this post before you make your keratin treatment appointment to be sure you can commit to the practices and purchase any needed item. See also: Keratin Smoothing Treatment FAQs (Most frequently asked FAQ? What’s the difference between smoothing therapy and flattening/straitening?) Keratin Smoothing Treatment – Seven Time Winner! Keratin First-Timer BEFORE YOUR KERATIN APPOINTMENT Get your permanent color, semi-permanent color or highlights directly before your keratin treatment. The treatment seals in the color, making it last longer and appear more vibrant. Make sure no event requiring an up-do, hat, or any bands or clips is on your schedule as hair must hang loose for three days after your treatment. Review your calendar to be sure nothing requiring your hair to get wet is planned for the three days after your treatment.  This includes visits to humid places like the San Francisco Bay, our coast, and aquariums. Check the weather forecast.  Keratin treatments are fine for rainy days, but you’ll definitely want a rain coat with a loose hood and an umbrella. Tell your house mates that your hair must not get wet for three days after. Keratin treatments are not recommended for pregnant or nursing women. Stock up on sulfate-free shampoo and conditioners. More on this below. DURING YOUR KERATIN APPOINTMENT Please allow a two- to three-hour window for the Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment and a one-hour window for Express Blow Out. Bring some entertainment (you won’t be able to wear earplugs.)  Magazines, books, tablet, check your e-mails, play Sudoku, etc. Know that you (your stylist, and other Halo guests) are safe.  We use Keratin Complex brand.  No formaldehyde or harmful chemicals. FOR THREE DAYS AFTER YOUR KERATIN APPOINTMENT Care during the 72 hours after your treatment (eight hours for our express keratin treatment) is key for optimal and the longest-lasting results.  The means three days of strict adherence to these guidelines: Do not get your hair wet! When you shower, use the absolute best shower cap. The Dry Diva brand – available at every Halo location – has never let us...

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Keratin First-Timer

By on May 31, 2016 in Hair, Keratin |

DAY BEFORE (left photo) I’ve not had a keratin treatment before.  And since my teens, I’ve had frizzy, difficult to comb, dry, and raspy-feeling hair.  You won’t catch me complaining about having curly hair – overall, I’m lucky with my hair.  But two instances drive me crazy. One is when I meet with clients or go out.  (Unless, of course, I get a Halo blow out!) I don’t feel or look polished.  Occasionally, I’ll get lucky and my hair will dry OK, but mostly I feel that my hair is hurting me when making an impression on clients, or while out being social. The other instance that makes me crazy is when I’m traveling – especially if I’m visiting a place with more humidity than the Bay Area.  My hair can frizz to epic proportions and solidify into the most unflattering, un-movable, un-comb-able helmet.  If I do manage to comb it out, it just gets bigger and bigger. DAY OF TREATMENT I had an appointment with Hazel at Halo Menlo Park.  As usual it was nice to walk into Halo.  Lots of smiles and greetings.  Hazel sat me down and went through expectations and the process – totally safe, no formaldehyde.  She explained about not getting my hair wet for 72 hours and how to care for my hair to maintain the effects of the treatment for as long as possible. She gave me a fabulous head massage with shampoo.  Then I dozed for a few minutes while the product opened up my hair cuticles.  She then blow dried my hair and applied the keratin.  I was expecting a long wait, but it was only half an hour – perfect for catching up on e-mails and news.  I left with ironed and great-looking hair.  Hazel sold me the Keratin Complex shampoo and conditioner I’d need to hold onto the treatment effects as long as possible.  Now I just had to make it through 72 hours without getting my hair wet. FEW DAYS AFTER By the third day, I was eager to wash my hair.  It still felt softer than usual and looked good.  I had been worried that the keratin treatment left in my hair would start to look...

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Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy FAQ

By on April 25, 2016 in Hair, Keratin |

See also: “Is Our Keratin Complex Treatment for you?” “Seven Time Winner!” “Keratin Treatment: Pre-, During, and Post-Appointment” Q: What is Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy? A: The Smoothing Therapy line is comprised of advanced, in-salon treatments that restore and restructure the hair by infusing a special blend of hydrolyzed keratin deep into the cuticle. The hydrolyzed keratin is bonded to the cuticle with heat from a flat iron to relax the hair’s subcuticle layer, resulting in renewed smoothness and shine. Q: What is the difference between smoothing and straitening/flattening treatments? A: Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy is different. Conventional straighteners or relaxers may break the protein bonds within the hair’s structure, causing each strand to reform into a permanently straight shape.  Keratin Complex’s revolutionary technology does not break the hair’s bonds, instead delivering the versatility of smoother, healthier-looking hair that can be styled wavy or straight as desired. Q: What is the difference between the Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment and Express Blow Out? A: Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment, our signature Smoothing Therapy, was created especially for frizzy, curly texture and is effective on all hair types. It is a revitalizing and rejuvenating treatment that seals keratin into the cuticle to lock out frizz-causing humidity and reduce curl. One treatment gives long-lasting results for up to five months and requires a 72-hour waiting period post-treatment. Our newest Smoothing Therapy, Express Blow Out, is a unique, one-hour service that gives the hair a softer, smoother and silkier texture for up to six weeks. Hair can be washed after just eight hours. Express Blow Out is perfect for all hair types. Q: How much time should be allowed for each client? A: Time should be determined on an individual basis. Keratin Complex recommends an initial consultation with each client to determine hair length, type and texture. As a general rule, please allow a two- to three-hour window for the Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment and a one-hour window for Express Blow Out. Q: What results can be expected after the Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment? A: The hair will be more manageable and easy to style, and will be resistant to humidity. It will feel noticeably softer and silkier, with added life, shine and vibrancy....

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Seven-Time Winner!

By on April 25, 2016 in Hair, Keratin |

Our Keratin Complex® Smoothing Therapy wins a seventh Behind the Chair Stylist Choice Award! From the moment we launched our signature keratin treatment, Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment, it became a favorite of stylists across America, helping cement Keratin Complex as the market leader in the smoothing category. More than 3,500 attendees and industry VIPs gathered at the Chicago Theatre to celebrate the pros’ top picks in 32 categories, including smoothing...

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Is Our Keratin Complex Treatment For You?

By on December 10, 2014 in Hair, Keratin |

Since its launch in 2007, Keratin Complex has changed the beauty industry. Keratin Complex leads 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. Eliminate bad hair days! This revolutionary therapy reduces frizz and curl and instantly adds amazing shine, silkiness and condition to the hair. The results are astounding. Clients rave that “this is a life-changing experience”. Hair is more manageable, smoother and easier to style than ever before. It is perfect on all types of hair – including color treated and chemically processed hair. You’ve read about this amazing innovation in fashion and beauty magazines and online. Now, isn’t it time you experience Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy for yourself? From Blogger Modern Working Momma: “Results: After the Keratin Complex Treatment was finished I couldn’t believe how soft my hair felt. Typically, my hair is always soft after I use a flat iron but the keratin treatment took it to an entirely different level. One of the things I loathe about using a flat iron is how flat it makes my hair. After the keratin treatment, my hair is smoother and I don’t even have the desire to use a flat iron. Overall, I’m extremely happy with the Keratin Complex Treatment and plan on doing it again. While I usually like to color my own hair, I plan on getting this done at the salon because of the work involved and I don’t want to bring any extra chemicals into my house. Quality: 5 out of 5– I am absolutely ecstatic about the results and would recommend this treatment to others who are looking for smoother and more manageable hair.” From Blogger Momfluential: “It’s been a few weeks since my treatment and I’m a convert. A revelation! I was blind. Now I SEE! Whatever was I waiting for? Why didn’t I do this sooner? All that time, energy and money wasted on products, stress, etc. I can now travel without a suitcase, get done in record time and go to sleep knowing...

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