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What is a keratin smoothing treatment and is it right for my hair?

Do you battle with unwanted frizz or unruly locks you wish would calm down? A smoothing treatment might be right for you!


What is keratin?

Keratin is the main protein found in your hair, skin, and nails.

What are the benefits of a keratin smoothing treatment?

Keratin smoothing treatments work by sealing the hair cuticle with a layer of protein that eliminates frizz, while adding softness and shine. The result is smooth hair that will be more manageable, easier to style, and more resistant to humidity.

Am I a good candidate for a smoothing treatment?

If you have coarse, frizzy hair, or curls that you blow out and flat iron regularly, you’d be a good candidate for a smoothing treatment. The added keratin will help eliminate frizz and soften your hair for easier day-to-day styling.

If you have overly dry, super fine, or damaged hair, the treatment would not be recommended so as to prevent further damage.

Be sure to talk through your hair questions and concerns with your stylist.

What is involved in the treatment process?

You should expect to spend quite a bit of time at your salon so clear your schedule and pick up a new book! The process can take anywhere from two to four hours depending on your hair type, thickness, and length.

Your stylist will start by shampooing your hair to wash out any leftover product residue, dirt, or oil. Once your hair is thoroughly shampooed, they will blow dry your hair until it is about 75 – 80% dry before dividing your hair into sections and applying the treatment from roots to ends. The solution will sit on your hair for about 15 minutes after which point your stylist will blow your hair out straight before going over it with with a flat iron to seal everything in. Your hair will then be shampooed again before being blown out for a final time.

How long does it last?

The smoothing treatment will last for about three to six months.

How much does it cost?

The cost of a smoothing treatment varies between $250 to $500 depending on your hair type, thickness, and length.


If you think a keratin smoothing treatment is right for you, book a complimentary consultation with our smoothing treatment specialist, Kristen!

O2 Salon uses the Goldwell Kerasilk Keratin Smoothing Service which is formaldehydefree.


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