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Keratin straightening : the good and the bad….

A friend of mine called me two days ago taking my opinion whether she does keratin treatment for her hair or not. She lives abroad, in a remote area and  she is a working mother , so she doesn’t have much time to go to a salon and have her hair done.
Keratin technique or what is also known as Brazilian straightening guarantees a straight hair for a period of approximately six months. When it comes to keratin we all have so many unanswered interrogations. Is it healthy ? Does it dry out hair ? What will be the condition of the hair after six month ?
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During the six month period, your hair will start growing and it will become curly from the roots. Once the treatment is gone your hair will not come back the same . You will loose those wavy curls and you will have a straight lifeless dull hair unless you relax it from straightening for a very long period. You will then understand what your friends with natural straight hair always complained about .
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Add to that, keratin is safe for your hair , yes. For the  rest of your body, not very much . When heated , some keratin treatments release a dangerous level of “formaldehyde” , a carcinogen that can cause Instant burning and irritation in your eyes and nose.
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Still want a treatment ?
Make sure the salon is very well ventilated and the hairdresser is aware and knowledgeable of the process.