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Which Keratin Treatments Are Formaldehyde Free?

Hi, this is Sandy, from Shallamar’s Hair Solutions in Orlando, Florida. I would like to share some information on the topic of which Keratin treatments are formaldehyde free. Wow, that’s a big one, right? Not all Keratin treatment has formaldehyde in them. Some people are convinced that every Keratin treatment as formaldehyde and that is simply not true. There are Keratin treatments with formaldehyde in them and they’re Keratin treatments without formaldehyde. Well, how do I know which one has it in there? The first thing you need to do is you need to research the Keratin treatment you’re going to use. You’d want to ask the salon professional what Keratin treatment they will be using in your hair. What’s the name of the manufacturer that makes the keratin treatment they are using? Base on their answer then you can research for yourself what ingredients are in that brand. 

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What Does Keratin Treatment With Formaldehyde Do To The Hair?

Google is a great way to find out the ingredients from any manufacturer. Keratin treatments with formaldehyde in them is going to make the hair, pin straight because the formaldehyde makes it straight. There’s some Keratin Treatments, not mentioning any particular brand names, but there are some Keratin treatments that do have a lot of formaldehyde that makes the hair pin straight. Okay. So if it’s making the hair, pin straight then you know there may be the presence of formaldehyde. By pin straight I mean, the hair remains straight when wet and it removes all your natural curl pattern. Well, how am I going to know if it is going to make my hair pin straight? That’s a great question. The thing to do is to ask the salon professional or the licensed cosmetologist what will be the outcome of my hair once I get this treatment done. Is it going to make my hair pin straight? Is it going to take away all my curls?

What Does Formadelhyde Do?

What does it do? Hopefully, they’ll be honest with you because we try to be as honest as possible with our clients and they’ll tell you what it does. The Keratin treatments we use in our salon are formaldehyde free and we don’t want to use keratin treatments with formaldehyde, simply because it’s so much side effects from formaldehyde, and we know it has some straightening effects, but we don’t want to play that game. They’re Keratin treatments on the market that would make the hair straight, but it does not have formaldehyde because there’s a substitute ingredient as straightening it out, but it’s not going to give you that pin street look. 

What Is The Purpose Of A Keratin Treatment?

The purpose of a Keratin treatment is to smooth the hair to make it frizz free and make it more manageable and to loosen your curl pattern, but it’s not supposed to make your curl pattern go completely away. The Keratin Treatment again is supposed to loosen your curl pattern and make it straighter, make it more manageable and prevent it from reacting to any humidity in the air. That’s what it should be doing. It should not be making your hair pin straight because that’s not what Keratin treatment is supposed to be doing. There’s different straightening system that could do that, but a Keratin treatment is a smoothing treatment, it’s a protein treatment as well. Keratin is primarily protein, so it’s supposed to go into the hair, make the hair more manageable and strengthened the hair as well. The keratin treatment, when it’s done, it’s done by a flat iron to seal the treatment in the cuticle layer of the hair. We use a flat iron to seal it in the hair, so once a Keratin treatment is sealing the hair, then it stays in the hair for two to three months and it wears off as you shampoo your hair. The more you shampoo your hair the faster it will come out of your hair. 

How Should I Take Care Of My Hair With A Keratin Treatment?

If you are shampooing less then it may last over three months. That’s what a Keratin treatment should be doing. You got to be careful of how much you’re flat ironing your hair when you have a Keratin treatment in your hair. If after the Keratin treatment you are flat ironing your hair all the time, the flat iron can cook your hair, and what that means is that too much flat ironing after a Keratin Treatment can cause the curls to go away and then you can’t blame it on the Keratin treatment, right? So you got to be careful that when you do a Keratin treatment and when you’re doing your hair or maintaining your hair at home, make sure you’re not doing using a flat iron every day. You do not want to be doing a flat iron every day, nor do you want to be kept flat ironing your hair at a very high temperature, so don’t keep it at 450 all the time that’s going to cause more damage to your hair and also you will lose more of your curls while doing that if you started with curls. Excessive flat ironing can make you lose your curls with or without a keratin treatment. It is important to keep all these different things in mind. I am hoping this will help you in taking care of your hair. Again, you want to stay away from Keratin Treatment that as formaldehyde in them and you should always get a professional consultation with your salon professional to find out what kind of a Keratin treatment they’re using in your hair and does that Keratin treatment has any formaldehyde in it. It is important that you are aware of which keratin treatment are formaldehyde free.  

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