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The Best Products Keratin-Treated Hair Needs

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If you’re lusting after smooth, frizz-free hair that’s silky too, hair specialists always recommend a Keratin-treatment. Wondering what that is and if you’re the ideal candidate? Scroll lower to get the low-down on the A-Zs of this hair protein.

Read on to know about keratin treatment and the best hair-care products to use for keratin treated hair

  • What is Keratin?

    Keratin is one of the proteins your hair, nails and skin are made up of. But depending on your mane’s wear-and-tear (think: chemical color, styling tools and environmental stressors) your locks need replenishing. Lack of Keratin leads to porous, fragile strands that lack lustre.

  • What is a Keratin-treatment?

    It’s usually an in-salon treatment that coats each hair cuticle with Keratin – the protein that eliminates frizz, detangles and smoothens hair. While Keratin is naturally produced, waiting for your hair to naturally smoothen could take forever, hence keratin-treatments are so popular.

  • Who can opt for a Keratin-treatment?

    Anyone who wants straighter, shinier and more healthy hair is a candidate. It works for all types of hair, smoothening out texture (for upto four months). Although, it’s important to note, the treatment isn’t a one-size-fits-all, outcomes will differ.

  • What are the best products for keratin-treated hair?

    Here’s a list of the ideal products you’ll need to lather up, deep condition and style post a keratin-treatment.

  1. 1. Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Sulfate Free Shampoo

    Since you’ve recently taken the plunge, the only way to extend the lifeline of your new super-straight strands is by investing in SLS-free shampoos. The reason is simple; you don’t want harmful chemicals breaking down the protein structure you’ve just spent a bomb rebuilding. Enriched with Argan Oil, this sudsing agent doesn’t strip away your natural oils either.

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    2. Wella Professionals SP LuxeOil Keratin Protect Shampoo

    You’ll often find hairdressers endorsing this keratin-protecting shampoo ‘cos it’s one of the few tried-and-tested treatments that actually work. Packed with Panthenol that penetrates deep down to cuticle level, from the first lather you’ll notice your hair behaving – no frizz, knots or tangles. Add to the list a mix of nourishing Almond and Jojoba Oils and tresses are cloaked in extra high-shine.

  3. 3. Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair with Liquid Keratin Oil Nutritive Conditioner

    Post the bubbly, you’ll want to douse those locks in a generous dollop of oil-enriched conditioning. As if liquid Keratin wasn’t enough to get your bounce back, this miracle-worker infused with luxurious beauty oils is sure to do your bidding. The other key point worth mentioning – your tresses that once mimicked the appearance of hay, won’t look as dull and lifeless anymore. So, win-win!

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    4. Qraa Keratin Repair Hair Mask Cream

    Typically, an ultra-hydrating conditioner is good enough. But once every week we’d recommend going the extra mile to extend your treatment’s shelf life. Use this Keratin Micro Complex cream that does double duty – coating follicles to look extra glossy and restoring the hair’s natural protein. As bonus it repairs from within, courtesy Himalayan Water. Are you listening, millennials?

  5. 5. Amazon Series Jojoba Daily Moisturizing Keratin Masque

    Whatever you’d like to call this, conditioner or masque the results are the same - always exceeding expectations. Not only do you get all the benefits of hair-building Keratin, but enriched with vitamins, minerals and omega 3 acids, it literally transforms follicles from the inside out. The herbal concoction goes shaft deep to undo any previous damage while depositing a lustrous sheen.

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    6. Marc Anthony Bye Bye Frizz Keratin Smoothing Blow Dry Cream

    Now that you’ve got the basics down pat, styling your keratin-treated hair requires added effort. You’ve got to apply a pre-styling product to let your lush locks stay straight. This creamy essential for instance boasts of lightweight ingredients that let each strand breathe; Silk Protein adds a veil of reflective gleam and Abyssinian Oil locks in moisture for boosted radiance. Need we say more.

    7. GNC (Resvitale) Keratin Enhance (Veg 60Caps)

    Beauty begins from the inside out, so add some Keratin-enriched pills to your check-list the next time you’re at Nature’s Basket. Chock full of Biotin, co-nutrients and antioxidants, these capsules are formulated to support your mane’s growth cycle. Going a step further on the road to health hair, they’re easily absorbed into the blood stream, nourishing nails and most reducing signs of aging.

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