Keratin refers to a family of fibrous structural proteins. Keratin is the key structural material making up the outer layer of humanskin. It is also the key structural component of hair and nails. (Quoted from Wikipedia.org)
Everyone is talking about the new Brazilian blow outs and Keratin treatments, is there any truth to the actual value of them?
The answer is YES!
Because keratin is the protein that hair is made up of it is what is missing if the hair is damaged. So in Short the way to repair it is to infuse the hair with the same protein it is missing.
There are many choices and options out there that claim to fix damaged hair. Most of those claims are not actually true. Some products out there have things like alcohol and silicone in them, and what this actually does, is dry your hair out then add a nice shiny silky feel to it, but in the end your hair is worse off than it was before. This is an inexpensive way to make your hair temporarily feel and look better.
The only true way to fill the holes in your hair shaft left from any type of damage is to use a keratin product. There is not just one product out there for this either. There are 3 main ways to do this.
* Temporary Keratin Conditioning treatment ( lasts 6 weeks)
* Demi-Permanent Keratin Conditioning treatment (lasts 3 months)
* Shampoos and conditioners infused with keratin ( more permanent option)
Most of the first two options are re-formulating due to the recent introduction to aldehydes to the public. Once aldehydes are heated to 400 degrees it becomes a carcinogen in the form of formaldehyde and can be harmful to you, the stylist, and the environment. They are changing the ingredients and making it safer for everyone to use. Ask your hairstylist about those two options, they are professional services done at the salon only.
The third and final option is a more permanent form of keratin repair for your hair. There is currently only one hair care product line that meets the requirements for actual hair repair and that company is called Sojourn. This company has infused all of its products with keratin, from their shampoo to their heat protectors to their hair gel. It is the only sure fire way to ensure your hair is at its best at all times.
Sojourn is exclusively sold at salons. Elan Sassoon, Vidal Sassoon hair legend’s son, actually came into the Detroit area and visited some elite salons. One of which was Salon Forte, who does in fact carry the product now. Feel free to visit the website for more information. www.salonforteshelbytwp.com
To learn more about Sojourn go to http://www.sojournbeauty.com/