Despite all the negativity the treatment is still highly popular among women who feel their tresses are unruly or who just want a break from long straightening sessions and dry hair since this treatment claims to fix those issues.
Most of these treatments were being applied in pricy salons where clients would expect to pay anywhere from $300 to $800 but with the dangerous ingredients they could expect their keratin treatment to last up to 4 months.
Now, most of these treatments are formaldehyde-free and less expensive and they can be found at beauty supply stores for the DIYers.
As the popularity increases with the notion that they no longer are dangerous, more women are opting or the at-home keratin treatments for obvious reasons. It seems there are more at-home keratin treatments than in the salons! Here are a just a few:
Ojon Super Sleek Hair Straightening Treatment
Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy
Keratin Earth Hair Straightening and Smoothing System
All of these systems boast of results that last for 30 days or around 16 washes and it makes sense since most experts feel that to get the longer results, formaldehyde would be a necessary component of the treatment.
Despite not using formaldehyde in these products and many others, there are still some skeptics as they feel the formaldehyde is being replaced with chemicals not has harmful as the former but can still irritate eyes and lungs and skin.
Ultimately the choice is yours and as there are several bloggers trying, liking, loving or even hating these treatments, it just shows that all should err on the side of caution but many are happy with it despite all the negativity surrounding them.
Bloggers who have tried them seem to find them easy to use; they follow the instructions, and overall seem pretty happy with the results. There are even women who opted for an at home brand with formaldehyde because they want the straight hair longer!
The take away is to be smart about what you are doing and know the risks. Take care of your tresses; if you choose to try the at-home treatments, limit other chemical treatments like texturizers and color.
So, have you tried one? Would you try one? Share below!
Originally posted 2015-01-25 15:00:18.