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Keratin Hair Straightening

A Guide to Keratin Hair Straightening

Do you struggle with wild, frizzy and unmanageable hair? Do you spend hours untangling your hair? If your answer is yes, then the best solution for you might be a Keratin hair straightening treatment.
Every girl’s dream is to have long, shiny, straight and manageable hair. The natural keratin of hair gets damaged over time due to daily exposure to pollution, use of hair products with harmful chemicals and regular blow drying and flat ironing. Keratin is a natural protein which is a part of our hair and is essential for the inner (cortex) of hair and the outer (cuticle) part of the hair. Once the keratin from your hair is depleted, the hair cortex is exposed to more damage.

What is Keratin Hair Straightening and how does it work?

As mentioned above, keratin is a protein that is naturally in your hair. The therapy itself is a chemical based hair treatment that helps in regaining elasticity and health of hair by adding the lost keratin back in your hair. Keratin hair straightening also helps in

  • Enliven our hair
  • Relieves frizzy and unwanted curls
  • Gets rid of manual hair straightening every day

A stylist applies a keratin hair straightening product to your hair and then uses the heat of a flat iron to seal it in. The process takes about 90 minutes or longer, depending on your hair’s length.

Keratin hair straightening gives you a straight, shiny and tangle free hair look for months; it allows you to enjoy different hairstyles throughout the year rather than getting permanently straighten hair for life and having your roots grow out.

If you’re thinking about trying keratin hair straightening we recommend the following tips,

  1. Do your research

    Not all brands are created equally. It is important to choose the right brand of keratin treatment. Some brand have shown containing a dangerous amount of formaldehyde. This could cause extreme damage to your hair. So, always ask your salon which brand they use first.

  2. Use the Correct Products

    Only use recommended shampoo, conditioner and styling products from the brand’s manufacturer or products your stylist recommend afterward.

  3. Do not Wash

    Your hair for a minimum of 3- 4 days after the Keratin Hair Straightening. It is also advisable to avoid using clips and hair ties for a few days.


Keratin hair straightening has been rapidly gaining acceptance from women all around the world, as it provides strength to the hair, reduce hair damage and ensures that your hair looks great from summer to spring. If you are looking for a great salon to provide you with professional Keratin Hair Straightening, visit Salon Shique in South Yarra for a free consultation or call us at 03 9866 8088 for more information.


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