Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Keratin Treatments

Rain, rain, go away. Atlanta has been in a torrential downpour over the past few weeks. there have been a few spots of sunshine and it is about to heat up a bit (can't wait). This isn't an Atlanta weather report, by any means, but the weather can take a toll on your hair. More than just wet or dry. In a previous article, we talked about how the cold can dry out your hair and scalp and recommended a good product to fight off the dryness. Now lets talk about how all this rain and the warm weather can effect you.

It's moist and humid in Georgia. Especially in the spring. Hair is effected dramatically by it. when you curl your hair it will get limp and fall flat pretty quickly. Straighten your hair and it will get frizzy. The elements are not for our hair. UV rays penetrate and damage (especially colored hair), and it just causes a mess. What is happening is that when you mix any heat and the moisture in the air you are changing the bonds in the follicle. so anything that you have done to it, will before naught. There are several products that you can use to try to battle this, but products will only flatten your hair, as they merely weigh them down. Its another battle.

Keratin Treatments are a great way to maintain the proper moisture in your hair. We use Coppola's Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment for such issues.

Keratin is a protein. While you are reconstructing the bonds of the hair (without breaking them), We use the heat to seal in the treatment. The heat will activate it and the chemicals begin to work. Don't wash your hair for about 3 days so that the chemicals can get in there and the conditioning treatment can do the work of smoothing, straightening, and strengthening (remember protein) of the follicle that has taken some abuse due to the moisture and heat in the air. Keratin Treatments protect the hair and keeps a lustrous, and beautiful shine and even cuts your blow dry time down  40%! Pretty exciting for that lady on the go.

After the 3 days is up you won't want to use a regular shampoo. The cleansers in it (Sodium Laurel/Laureth Sulfates) are the most common surfactants and are too harsh to use. It will scrape away  the natural oils that your hair and scalp produce. So of course it will take away any conditioning treatments that have been applied. There are a wide range of sulfate free lines, but personally, I like the Bumble and Bumble Color
minded shampoo and conditioner line. It's a gentle, sulfate free shampoo that uses mild cleansers so that you aren't washing away any color or necessary oils that your  hair needs to look bright and healthy.

You'll want to condition regularly and shampoo only twice a week. even though this is a mild shampoo, you'll want the treatment to be as effective for as long as possible.

Well that is all that I have for now. Subscribe to our blog for other hair care tips and suggestions to give you your best head of hair. Book and appointment with us by calling (404) 814-1827, or go to our website at www.junkohair.com to book an online request.