FAQ

What is the difference between the keratin treatment and the Express keratin blowout?

The regular keratin treatment is a more complex treatment, offering increased durability and longevity than the express blowout, lasting 3 – 5 months.  It is the only treatment recommended to smooth resistant curly hair.  The express blowout will smooth your hair only for up to 60 days, but you are safe to shampoo the next day with the prescribed shampoo (the original treatment requires a waiting period of 4 days in which you can not get your hair wet).  The keratin blowout only takes about two hours, as compared to about 4 hours with the original treatment.

Will my hair become totally straight?

Keratin Complex Smoothing Hair Therapy will NOT straighten your hair.  Instead, this new revolutionary smoothing system infuses keratin deep into the hair cuticle eliminating up to ninety-five percent of the frizz and curl from the hair, leaving the hair soft, shiny and luxurious.

-Drying time is significantly reduced-Little or no flat ironing will be necessary-You can still curl or scrunch your hair, but without frizz.-Your hair retains body & bounce rather than being poker-straight.-Results vary from person to person, based on their hair’s curl intensity and coarseness.

How does keratin help?

At birth, the keratin level in the hair ranges from 70%-80%.  As we mature, keratin loss leads to a dull finish, frizziness, coarseness and loss of sheen.  By restoring and replenishing lost keratin to the hair, strands are again shiny, straight and frizz-free with a beautiful sheen and increased manageability.

What if my hair is already chemically treated or damaged?

This treatment actually gives the best results on damaged, porous hair.  You can think of it like this:  Imagine your hair is a road full of potholes and the Keratin Complex Smoothing Hair Therapy is brand new blacktop pressed on with a steam roller;  all the potholes are filled and the road is like new!  This treatment restores your hair to become silky, shiny, and more manageable.

Unlike Japanese straightening, Keratin Complex Smoothing Hair Therapy causes no damage because it adheres to the hair shaft, instead of penetrating it.

This can safely be applied to bleached, highlighted, and color treated hair and will actually improve the condition of the hair.

The more damaged your hair is to begin with , the more dramatic the results and the longer it will last.

 

What happens as it grows out?

There is no line of demarcation as your hair grows out.  Your natural curl is softened, not eliminated, thus significantly reducing drying & styling time. The process can be de-activated by simply changing shampoo rather than having to let it all grow out.

What if I’ve already chemically straightened my hair?

This can be applied directly over any other form of hair straightening

Can I color my hair?

You can color your hair the same day, immediately prior to the keratin service.  The color will be sealed in, leaving the hair vibrant and extending the life of the color.  Otherwise, you can color your hair 2 weeks after your keratin service.

Is this safe for African-American hair or other ethnic types of curl?

Keratin Complex Smoothing Hair Therapy is safe and effective on all curl types, regardless of ethnicity.

Can I use my favorite shampoo?

This treatment requires the use of a sodium chloride-free and sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner in order to preserve the treatment.  Any other product will strip away the keratin and your hair will lose it’s straightness.  We offer professional products that meet these standards and also provide a pH of 4.5 – 5.5 to maintain your hair’s proper pH. We only guarantee your Keratin Service with products purchased and recommended by your designer at Lucia's...the salon.

Once the treatment is completed, it is important to follow a prescribed regimen from your designer in order to maintain the sleek, silky texture. Results are not guaranteed unless using the proper take home products recommended by your designer.
*RESULTS WILL VARY according to your specific hair type.