What you Should Know before having a Keratin Treatment
You have always struggled with frizzy hair and found that a Keratin Treatment can be considered not a bad solution for your problematic hair. Keratin treatments, which are known for their ability to smooth and straightening the hair, are the hottest thing in the world right now, but are they safe? what does a Keratin treatment really Involve?
Keratin is a protein found in the hair. However, it is not the ingredient responsible for smoothing or straightening the hair. In Keratin treatments, the cream can contain formaldehyde, or more accurately, a chemical called formalin that when heated to 450 degrees (the high heat of the iron used at the end of the smoothing process) can turn into formaldehyde. This ingredient is considered dangerous to your health if you inhale it. Inhaling formaldehyde has been linked with nasal and brain cancers, and possibly leukemia, according to the National Cancer Institute. This chemical can also cause immediate, short-term irritation of the eyes, the skin, and the upper respiratory tract.
Another option for having a Keratin treatment is to use formaldehyde-free products. However, their effect is more temporary and less significant. Products which assure straight and long-lasting results will contain more formaldehyde. Choosing the right product depends on your hair texture, the result you would like to achieve and your lifestyle.
Before starting the treatment, choose carefully your hair stylist. He should be a professionally-skilled hair stylist who can feel your hair and tell you what is the best product to suit your type of hair. And if you ask him, he should also know the exact amount of formaldehyde found in the cream. Also, check that the salon is properly equipped with fans or special ventilation systems. Stylists should use lower heat settings on blow dryers, and monitor formaldehyde levels at all times.
Even if you haven’t achieved a final decision regarding Keratin treatment and if setting your problematic hair takes time, we recommend that, at least with your clothes, you should save time. Wearing Comm-ci leggings provides a quick styling solution, where you can create multiple outfit possibilities and wear them for any purpose