Can I use any conditioner after a keratin treatment?

straightened hair woman holds bottle of hair conditioner

  • No, you can’t use just any conditioner after getting a keratin treatment.
  • You should avoid conditioners that contain sulfates and sodium. These ingredients will weaken the keratin.
  • It’s also important to put your conditioner on just your lengths and ends, avoiding your roots. Below I’ll tell you the best conditioners to use after your keratin treatment.


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Now you know.

 After you get a keratin treatment you can’t use just any conditioner. 


If the conditioner contains sulfates, it will weaken the keratin.

And if the conditioner contains sodium, it will dissolve it altogether.

And then, your hair will lose all the nutrients that the keratin treatment gave it and your frizz will be back.

If you use a conditioner that contains corrosive agents, you will ruin the whole keratin treatment.

How can you choose the right conditioner?


That’s what I’ll talk about next.


The best conditioners to use after a keratin treatment

nexxus conditioner for keratin treated hair

On the market, you’ll find many different brands and many types of conditioners to use after a keratin treatment.

But remember, it’s vital the conditioner you use is sulfate- and sodium-free.


What if you don’t want to spend a lot of time reading labels to understand the ingredients in each conditioner? Here are some of the best conditioner brands to use on your hair after a keratin treatment.

  •  If your hair is naturally curly , you can use OGX Brazilian Keratin Therapy Conditioner, since it’s ideal for all hair types.
  •  If your hair is thick and your scalp is oily , I recommend you opt for Nexxus Keraphix Conditioner.
  •  If you’re looking for a more affordable sulfate- and sodium-free conditioner option , you can choose L’Oréal Paris Ever Creme Conditioner.
  •  If you have long hair and you’re looking for a conditioner with a lot of performance , opt for Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner.


Remember, after you get the keratin treatment, you need to wait at least three days to wash your hair and then use conditioner.


Otherwise, if you don’t wait three days, your hair won’t finish absorbing the keratin and you could ruin the effects of the treatment. And it’s also a good idea to wash your hair less often than normal.


How to use conditioner after a keratin treatment

woman applying conditioner on keratin treated hair

  • After washing your hair with shampoo and warm water, if possible use a sulfate- and sodium-free shampoo, then remove excess water from your hair.
  •  Apply conditioner to your lengths and ends, avoiding the roots. 
  • Gently massage your hair, leaving the conditioner in for five to ten minutes.
  • Next, rinse your hair and wrap it with a towel to remove excess water.
  • Finally, blow-dry your hair with a blow-dryer on medium heat to reactivate the keratin and allow your hair to absorb the moisture from the conditioner.

Remember, if you got a keratin treatment, it was probably because you wanted to repair your hair. Therefore, I recommend that you avoid bleaching your hair or washing your hair more than three times a week.



The hair products you use after your keratin treatment are essential for protecting the effects of the keratin for longer. And one of the most important things to remember is that shampoo and conditioner should be sulfate- and sodium-free.

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