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Sweet steps to smoother hair

Though there are differences in formulations and protocols between the various Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy treatments, the basic smoothing process is the same.

How Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy works

  1. The pre-treatment step removes surface buildup and prepares the cuticle, lifting its overlapping layers to allow the treatment to penetrate the hair.

How Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy works2. During application, the keratin treatment penetrates into the hair’s cuticle. Hydrolyzed keratin strengthens keratin bonds from within, helps repair damage, and smoothes the hair shaft.

How Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy works3. Keratin and additional conditioning agents help nourish and strengthen the hair, while restoring smoothness and shine.

How Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy works

4. The hair shape is further adjusted with the assistance of heat—first with a blow-dryer and finally with a flat iron. This final step helps seal in the treatment to create a humidity-resistant finish.

Straightening vs. Smoothing

Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy is different. Conventional straighteners or relaxers may break the protein bonds within the hair’s structure, causing each strand to reform into a permanently straight shape. Keratin Complex’s revolutionary technology does not break the hair’s bonds, instead delivering the versatility of smoother, healthier-looking hair that can be styled wavy or straight as desired.

Keratin Complex’s signature keratin works effectively on all hair types. Our unique Smoothing Therapy treatments contain high concentrations of keratin that penetrate throughout the hair structure, and then are sealed within the cortex to repair damage.

Q: What is keratin?

A: Keratin is a protein found naturally in skin, hair and nails, in addition to other sources. In human hair, it acts both as an external protective shield and an internal structural protein. Keratin is the first thing depleted when hair is damaged physically, chemically or from environmental factors such as the sun.

Q: What does keratin do?

A: Keratin Complex’s signature keratin is comparable to the keratin present in human hair. When used in product formulations, keratin helps condition, strengthen, revitalize and repair damage. Keratin gives the hair shine, elasticity and a more youthful, healthy appearance.

Q: What causes hair to frizz?

A: Healthy hair contains proteins (including keratin), water and lipids that work to moisturize and keep strands strong and smooth. With age and damage due to sun and environmental exposure, the hair loses some of these vital components, making it drier and more porous. To compensate, the hair absorbs excess moisture from the air (especially in high-humidity environments), causing the cuticle to swell and thus, producing frizz. Keratin Complex products and services replenish keratin to help seal the cuticle and prevent humidity from entering the hair.

Q: What is a Smoothing Therapy treatment?

Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy treatments are professional smoothing treatments powered by our signature keratin. All treatments are performed in-salon by a professional stylist. Smoothing Therapy treatments repair damage and breakage, reduce frizz, curl and unruly flyaways, and make the hair smoother and healthier-looking. They also prevent humidity, the main cause of frizz, from impacting the hair. After a Smoothing Therapy treatment, it’s easier to achieve a flawless blowout at home: The hair is more manageable, blow-drying becomes quicker and easier, and daily styling time is significantly reduced.

What sweet smoothing services does Sweet T Salon offer?

Sweet T Salon offers smoothing solutions for every hair type that cater to the desired result, cost, longevity, waiting period and time in-salon. We recommend that you first undergo a consultation with a Keratin Complex stylist to decide which treatment is best for you. Ask your stylist about our Menu of Services, which offers customizable Keratin Complex treatments to meet your specific needs.

Our signature in-salon smoothing services reduce frizz and curl, improve overall manageability and versatility, and make hair smoother, shinier and healthier-looking.

  • Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment: our signature smoothing treatment that delivers the longest-lasting results
  • Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment for Blonde Hair: customized smoothing for blonde and fragile hair
  • Express Blow Out™: the speedy smoothing solution that delivers smoother hair without the wait
  • Advanced Glycolic Smoothing System: our newest treatment innovation, offering same-day styling with zero downtime. For more service options, visit: http://www.keratincomplex.com/media/prodownloads/menu-of-services-11-18.pdf

Q: What happens during a Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy treatment?

A: Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy treatments utilize a simple, four-step process. Your stylist will first use a special deep-clarifying shampoo to prepare the hair for treatment and to remove residue and buildup resulting from previous hair care products. Next, the selected smoothing treatment is applied; the hair is blow-dried and then flat ironed, sealing in the treatment for a smooth, silky finish. Steps may vary depending on the service performed.

Q: Do Keratin Complex keratin treatments straighten the hair?

A: Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy treatments are not straightening treatments. Smoothing Therapy treatments reduce curl patterns in curly, wavy or unruly hair, thus providing a straightening effect without permanently changing the structure of the hair. In addition to being easier to maintain after treatment, your hair will have the versatility to be styled curly, wavy or straight as desired.

It is important to discuss your goals with your stylist to understand the overall results you can expect to achieve with a Smoothing Therapy treatment.

Q: How long will my treatment results last?

A: Treatment longevity may vary depending on the selected treatment, your individual lifestyle, and your at-home maintenance regimen. Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment and Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment for Blonde Hair deliver results that last up to five months; Express Blow Out results last up to six weeks; and Advanced Glycolic Smoothing System results last up to three months. Consistent use of Keratin Complex keratin-enhanced products, including our collection of sodium chloride-free and sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, will help prolong the results of your treatment.

Q: When can I shampoo after a Keratin Complex treatment?

A: To promote the longest-lasting results, Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment and Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment for Blonde Hair require a 72-hour waiting period before shampooing. After an Express Blow Out treatment, we recommend a waiting period of at least eight hours before shampooing.

You may extend the waiting period if desired after Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment, Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment for Blonde Hair or Express Blow Out without affecting your results. You may also use Keratin Complex Volumizing Dry Shampoo Lift Powder at any time during the waiting period to absorb excess oil, remove odors, and refresh hair and scalp.

There is no waiting period after Advanced Glycolic Smoothing System. You may shampoo, condition and style as desired after treatment.

Your stylist will recommend the best treatment for you based on your lifestyle, hair type and desired results.

Q: What if my hair gets wet during the waiting period?

A: If your hair gets wet in the waiting period following a Smoothing Therapy treatment, simply blow-dry and flat iron on low heat as soon as possible. There is no waiting period following the Advanced Glycolic Smoothing System treatment; if your hair does get wet after treatment, it will not impact your results.

Q: How much does a Smoothing Therapy treatment cost?

Prices depend on a variety of factors, including the selected treatment, the density and length of the hair, and choice of salon. Contact your salon for specific pricing.

Q: Can I get a Keratin Complex treatment if I am pregnant or nursing?

A: As with any chemical service, pregnant or nursing women should seek the advice of their physician before use.

Q: Does Keratin Complex test on animals?

A: Keratin Complex does not conduct animal testing and does not test its product formulations on animals.

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Keratin Smoothing Treatment: Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s

  • DO wait at least 72 hours (3 days) before shampooing.
  • DO wear hair down at all times.
  • DO blow-dry and flat iron hair if hair gets wet during the first 72 hr period.
  • DO style your hair with a blow-dryer and brush during the 72 hrs if desired.
  • DO put hair in a shower cap when bathing.
  • DO wear a silk scarf to pull your hair away from your face.
  • DO use the correct after care products such as GK shampoo and conditioner or Keratin Complex Shampoo and Conditioner, as they are sodium-chloride free and won’t strip keratin from hair .
  • DO protect the hair from absorbing salt and/or chlorine when swimming by wetting the hair with clear water and applying a Deep Conditioner or Serum/Oil to protect the hair.

Dont’s

  • DON’T shampoo or wet hair for 72 hours (3 days).
  • DON’T tie hair into a ponytail as this may leave a lasting impression.
  • DON’T wear hair clips, hair bands or bobby pins as these may leave a lasting impression.
  • DON’T place hair behind ears for long periods of time.
  • DON’T rest glasses on head or use them to hold the hair back.
  • DON’T sweat.

Express blow out: Do’s and don’ts

Do’s

  • DO wait 8 hours before shampooing.
  • DO wear hair down at all times.
  • DO blow-dry and flat iron hair if it gets wet during the first 8-hr period.
  • DO style your hair with a blow dryer and brush during the 8 hrs if desired.
  • DO wear a silk scarf to pull your hair away from your face.
  • DO use GK or Keratin Complex after care products after the 8 hour waiting period every time you shampoo and condition as they are sodium-chloride free and won’t strip keratin from hair.

Dont’s

  • DON’T wash or wet hair for 8 hours (recommended to wait 24 hours)
  • DON’T tie hair into a ponytail as this may leave a lasting impression.
  • DON’T wear hair clips, hair bands or bobby pins as these may leave a lasting impression.
  • DON’T place hair behind ears for long periods of time.
  • DON’T rest glasses on head or use them to hold the hair back.
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