For a lot of us, straightened hair looks lustrous and gorgeous. Permanent hair straightening involves chemical techniques to straighten out hair. There are many ways to straighten your hair like rebonding, relaxing, Japanese straightening and keratin straightening. All these methods are semi-permanent and your hair would remain poker straight for around 4 to 5 months (depending on the hair growth). In this post, we are going to answer “can you permanently straighten your hair?” and also about keratin hair straightening treatment which is the best way to keep your hair straight for long. Read on for more details.
What is Keratin Hair Straightening?
Keratin is the natural form of protein in our hair. It is also found in teeth and nails. Keratin keeps hair straight and shiny. Due to improper diet and other factors, the protein in the hair gets reduced gradually, and keratin will get depleted. Consequently, hair becomes dry, frizzy and tangled. This treatment is commonly known as “Brazilian blowout.” It’s is believed its one of the best straightening methods compared to relaxing, smoothening and rebonding. The treatment adds a coating of keratin on the hair’s shaft which leaves hair smooth and silky straight. Other straightening techniques which claim permanent results can damage your hair in the long run, this technique is on the safer side, but remember, it still involves chemicals and there are bound to be side effects. The hair growing out will be like your always had and would require a touch up after 5-6 months. It’s always advised to wait for few months before doing a touch up, as frequent touch ups can severely damage your hair.
It does NOT use strong chemicals to open and close the hair cuticle to straighten hair. Keratin is naturally found in hair which comprises 88% of hair. Once your stylist applies keratin, a 450 degree flat iron is used to seal in the formula on strands on hair strands. This creates a moisture barrier which reduces frizziness and curls resulting in a shiny, straight look. It takes approximately two hours to finish the process. The look last for 4-6 months depending on how fast is your hair growth.
How Much Keratin Treatment Cost?
This straightening treatment may cost somewhere around 4000-8000 INR. It also depends on your hair length and also the salon you are getting it done. A reputed salon will charge, but it’s safe to get it done from a good well-known salon.
Keratin treatment is a lot safer compared to other treatments. It makes hair super smooth and silky. It makes hair more manageable and doesn’t require heated tools for styling. Suitable for all hair types. The treatment claims to have no to minimum side effects. It is suitable for both men and women.
So, answering the question of whether you can permanently straighten hair, we would have to say “no,” all chemical treatments like rebonding, keratin, blowout only last till new hair grows out from your scalp.