Let's be honest, Keratin Treatments aren't cheap. To make your money well-spent, here are top 7 ways to care for your hair after a keratin treatment. This way you can prolong the benefits of your Keratin Treatment and maximise its benefits.
"Remember, every time your hair touches water, it will swell - causing Keratin, Moisture and other goodness to start "leaking" out. Applying a moisture-rich conditioner on dry hair will reduce swelling during hair wash and prolonging the Keratin Treatment results. After cleansing, follow up with the prescribed conditioner or masque.
Bonus: Replace your conditioner with a masque. After all, the benefits of a masque are greater, yet the price of it vis-A-vis a conditioner is not much of a difference." Associate Director of Chez Vous Salon, Readen Chia
"Bear this in mind: water is your hair's biggest "enemy". Activities such as swimming; or going into a sauna; or running a marathon will "soak" your hair with water (or perspiration), causing it to swell and "bleed" prematurely. If you're someone who leads an active lifestyle, apply a leave-in conditioner before heading out for those activities. That said, swimming is still a big NO-NO!" Associate Director of Chez Vous Salon, Readen Chia
"This will allow the Keratin Treatment to have sufficient time to "settle down" and be "absorbed" thoroughly into the hair. Because, during the first 12 hours, the Keratin in your hair is still malleable." Associate Director of Chez Vous Salon, Wai Kan
"Most chemicals used in the salon has a pH level higher than our hair's natural pH of 4.5 - 5.5. Meaning it will open your hair cuticles, causing the treatment to "bleed" prematurely. Wait at least 3 weeks to make your money worth!" Associate Director of Chez Vous Salon, Wai Kan
"Most Keratin Treatments have their own line of homecare to complement each other. Usually, the star ingredients (e.g. Glyoxylic Acids) and type of keratin used in the procedure can be found in the homecare as well to prolong the treatment's effectiveness back home.
There are many cases when customers used other mismatched Protein-rich; Micellar-related; or Natural-based homecare - despite them being sulphate-free - causing their keratin-treated hair to be coarse, rough and dry. So avoid that pitfall!" Director of Chez Vous Salon, Victor Liu
"After any Keratin Treatment, the Moisture vs. Protein balance in our hair will be "out-of-sync" due to the high protein concentration used during the procedure. This will cause hair to feel rough, coarse and brittle in the short or long term if nothing is done to counteract it. Weekly intensive home-based hydration routine will help alleviate the problem.
But, most importantly, monthly in-salon moisturising hair treatments (such as Chez Vous' exclusive Express Revitalising Supreme Therapy) will retune the hair effectively - bringing softness, smoothness and shine back to your hair - while prolonging your Keratin Treatment results. Also, with well-balanced Moisture vs. Protein Level, your subsequent Keratin Treatment outcome will be better optimised too." Associate Director of Chez Vous Salon, Readen Chia
"Most Keratin Treatment requires us to blow dry our hair in a downward motion with medium heat while the hair is damp - to activate the smoothing and de-frizzing benefits. Using a leave-in heat-protectant is still important despite your new-found easy-to-manage hair texture. As, it will not only form a protective and lubricating layer around the hair, but also sealing in the benefits of the Keratin Treatment for a longer period of time." Director of Chez Vous Salon, Luis Wee
Have any more doubts regarding Keratin Hair Treatments or other hair or hairstyle related concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected] or drop us a message via our Instagram or Facebook page. We are more than happy to assist you!
Chez Vous - some media friends label us as one of the leading names of luxury hair salons in Singapore and the topmost innovator in professional hair services. But, we beg to differ. We merely see ourselves as an underdog striving for continuous improvement in everything we do, so that we can offer our guests, friends and family nothing but the best for their hair.
Since our inception in 1995, Chez Vous has distinguished ourselves with top-notch, dedicated service, bespoke hair treatments and an unparalleled level of professional expertise to offer the best hair transformation tailored to our guests, courtesy of our "only hair directors allowed" policy.
Over the years, we’re humbled to gain recognition from various media - being awarded the Best Hair Salon for Haircuts, Colours, Perms and Treatments in various Hair Awards such as Harper's Bazaar, The Singapore Women's Weekly, Her World and many more.
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