Keratin Treatment - Do or Don't?
Hello Darlings, What girl doesn't want a salon perfect look every day? We all do! Unfortunately, with summer comes the dreaded humidity that stands in the way of a attaining that style. Instead we are blessed with a frizzy mess that is far from anything that we have hoped for.
As per one of your requests, I've looked into the frizz solution and source of silky hair that many women have turned to — the Keratin Treatment. As a starting point of my research I spoke to my trusted hair source, Rob Pizzuti at Blyss Salon. Rob has been my go-to man for years and I’ll always trust his opinion. When he does support the idea, I will listen. In this case, the Keratine Treatment was a NO!
Keratin treatments tend to contain formaldehyde which is carcinogen that causes cancer. In many cases where a treatment claimed to be ““formaldehyde-free” the result was just as toxic. Even though the product may not contain formaldehyde, it can have methylene glycol which when heated turns into gas that becomes formaldehyde. Every time your hair is heater, the toxins are released.
So if the question whether beautiful hair is worth the risk? The answer is NO! There is a safe alternative which I discovered thanks to Carla Pisegna at Blyss Salon. It is called the Agave Smoothing Treatment and it eliminates up to 100% of frizz and reduces curl retention up to 80% and lasts up to 12 weeks. The treatment is formaldehyde, thio and sodium hydroxide free.