Have you done a keratin treatment and you feel like it really isn’t what you had hoped for?
Do you want to get it out of your hair quickly?
I have bad news for you, but please, don’t kill the messenger.
There is no quick way to get rid of keratin from your hair. And by quickly, I mean that you can’t get rid of it in a matter of hours, not even days. With a lot of luck, you can finally say goodbye to it after four weeks.
But despite all the bad, I have something good to tell. After all, in life the hand strikes and then give a flower.
I can tell you a few tricks to speed up the process to get rid of the product from your hair faster.
Do you want me to tell you?
I will do it.
But first, let me tell you how I learned these small tricks.
Two months ago, my sister, Mariana, and I decided to do a keratin treatment to our hair.
My intention, more than anything, was to give my hair back its natural shine and moisture that with so much flat ironing, had gotten left behind.
My sister followed her life-long dream of the forever-happy, straight-haired girl, meaning, she wanted to get rid of her beautiful curls.
Of course, I thought they were beautiful, but for her they were a curse on her existence.
When I left the salon, I was a completely happy person. My hair had no frizz, and when I touched it, barely to not leave a mark, it felt smooth like a baby’s skin.However, the glory chimes didn’t sound for my sister. We had barely gotten home when she cried like a Magdalena, it seemed like she was getting lashed.
I couldn’t believe what I was seeing nor what I was hearing, but between tears, nose blowings, and snorting, I could capture what was happening.
She didn’t look right with the straight hair. She felt that her essence was gone, and wanted to go back to her curls. Can you believe it?
I couldn’t believe what my ears were hearing, but I couldn’t stand seeing my sister in that state of depression.
After all, the calmest person turns into a tiger when her sister has a problem. And there I was, all tigered out with claws filed ready to get rid of, even if it was chunk by chunk, the keratin from my heartbroken sister’s hair.
Do you want to know our secret plan to banish that now cursed protein from my sister’s hair?
So, keep reading, because today I will tell you:
- Why you can’t get rid of keratin from your hair so quickly
- 4 tricks to eliminate keratin from your hair in less than a month
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Are you ready to get that smile back to your face?
I can assure you that even though it took a month, my sister got better.
Why can’t you eliminate keratin from your hair quickly
Let’s start from the beginning. Keratin is a protein that we naturally have in our body and hair, and for different reasons, for example climate conditions, it fades little by little.
This treatment is applied to hair to restore the protein that the hair has lost, but also, it has the ability to finish off frizz and smooth each one of your hair fibers.
A traditional keratin treatment aims to straighten the hair and generally implies a liberating solution of formaldehyde.
That’s why, the stylist had saturated my sister’s hair with this product for 20 minutes. During that time, the keratin covered the cuticle of my sister’s hair like armor to afterwards methodically flat iron it.
This process was created so that the product remains in the hair for at least three months. It’s that simple. It’s not a deep mask that you can put on and take off whenever you feel like.
We are talking about chemical products that in some way are thought up to modify, even if its externally, the structure of the hair.
When I explained all this to my sister, again there was a sea of tears. Oh my god, I never thought that a woman could cry so much!
But she calmed down when I told her that we could do a few things to get rid of the keratin completely in a month.
The good thing about our plan is that as the days passed, with each trick that we used, my sister was slowly able to get her curls to appear.
Right now, I’ll tell you exactly what we did.
4 tricks to get rid of the keratin in your hair in less than 1 month
Have you ever heard the saying, “keep your friends close and your enemies closer?”
That’s exactly what we, my sister Mariana and I, did, we got close to the keratin to beat it.
What am I trying to say with this?
We did exactly the opposite of what the stylist told us to do to extend the effects of the product in her hair.
Let the war begin!
- Don’t avoid water in your hair.
What’s more, if you can, turn into the Little Mermaid, Ariel, as soon as you finish applying the treatment.
Wet it, wet it, and wet it, because that way, you will prevent the keratin from continuing to work in the internal part of the cuticle.
If it rains, go outside without an umbrella. Sign up for swimming classes.
Do you have the opportunity to enjoy a few days at the beach? Go ahead, enjoy diving your head into the waves as much as you can.
Beyond the jokes, wash your hair as much as you can.
- Do physical activity.
Personally, I signed my sister up for an accelerated spinning class. Every day, one hour, riding the bike. Her scalp was sure to sweat and sweat.
And with each drop of transpiration, the keratin was visibly affected.
Of course, after a month, my sister started to develop a strange phobia to fixed bicycles. You can imagine why.
- Try different hairstyles from the first day after doing the treatment.
You can braid it, pull it up in pony tails, use different bows and even clips. The more you handle your hair, the more you will impede the keratin from penetrating and acting in it.
- Embrace sulfate shampoos with love.
I never thought I would say something like that, but to get rid of the keratin sulfate shampoos are your new best friends.
Because sulfates are nothing more and nothing less than detergents that eliminate the hair product. Of course, don’t go overboard, because if you do, in addition to eliminating the keratin, you will strip your hair, leaving it drier than a straw broom.
My sister washed her hair using these shampoos at least three times a week.
She alternated it with products that had a high alcohol content, like curling mousse and shampoos with a high content of salt, because they have an abrasive quality that can dissolve and eliminate the keratin in your hair.
After a month of following all these steps, my sister finally was free of the keratin.
And she got back her happiness, her curls, and her essence.
What did I get from all of this?
First, that before doing any treatment, evaluate if it’s really what you want.
Accept your naturalness, wild like curls or straight like the serene sea.
And finally, that when it comes to helping a sister, not even the most persistent keratin could even interfere, don’t you think?
Do you know other ways of eliminating keratin from your hair?