3. Keratin Straightening
I’m really against keratin straightening, but if you want to straighten your hair and save money on salon treatments, you run a very real risk of damaging your hair by using at-home keratin treatments. First of all, the ingredients can be extremely hazardous to your skin and hair. Second, the iron itself reaches 450 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hotter than you bake most of the time.
You can seriously burn your hair and your scalp with a hot iron and since the kits aren’t all that effective to begin with, you are better off saving yourself the time, money, and heartache by going to the salon. Bear in mind that even professional keratin straightening can cause irritation, itching and allergies due to the usage of formaldehyde, the key component of keratin treatment.
Keratin treatment should be performed in a good ventilated room and you should wear a protective mask. Moreover, the procedure itself takes from 2 to 4 hours, depending on your hair length and you cannot wash your hair and do a ponytail for 72 hours after the treatment.
It can be done successfully only under the supervision of a trained hair professional. Are you still thinking of doing the keratin straightening at home?