Five essential rules to prolonging your Keratin Hair Treatment

They say nothing lasts forever and unfortunately, that includes a high-quality keratin hair treatment.

But there is a silver lining! There are tried and true ways to protect your investment and make it last a lot longer. A keratin treatment is not cheap, so if you don’t provide it with the proper aftercare, you can risk damaging or losing the effects of your treatment. So it’s always a good idea to take preventative steps and follow these five essential rules to prolonging your keratin hair treatment.


One of the easiest ways to extend the time between salon visits is using the Sulfate Free Shampoo and Moisturizing Conditioner. This is because after your treatment, your scalp is very sensitive and you’ll need a much gentler shampoo and conditioner to avoid irritation and stripping off your treatment and thereby washing your lovely (and pricey) treatment down the drain.

You’ll also want products to continually enhance and replenish keratin that is lost from heat, UV rays, or just everyday wear and tear. In the end, it’s wise to use products that are tailor-made for keratin-treated hair.


We know what you’re probably thinking, “but my hair gets so greasy!” Daily washing can increase the risk of depleting the scalp’s natural oils, thereby drying out the scalp and hair, and escalating keratin breakdown. So if you want to keep-up your keratin treatment as long as possible, you’re going to have to limit your washes a little. If you really hate how your hair looks when it’s not washed, it might be time to invest in a dry shampoo! Dry shampoo can be a perfect, multi-tasking styling product that can texturize, reduce oil, and add volume.


Use the Leave In Conditioner to give your hair luscious moisture while protecting it against heat styling damage. It’s important to give your hair all the love you can after a keratin treatment, and leave-in conditioners are packed with ingredients that nourish, repair, and protect hair strands from everyday elements.


A hot shower may be relaxing, but it can be extremely drying on your skin, hair, and literally, melt away your keratin treatment. If you’re looking to prolong the life of your salon treatment, keep your water temperature tepid and seal your hair cuticle with a cold rinse.

While we’re on the subject of heat, this goes for your heat styling tools as well. For fine to normal hair, keep your styling tools at or under 365° F and between 400° and 450° F for thick to coarse hair to avoid disintegrating your keratin. It’s also advised to use a thermal protecting spray if your leave-in conditioner doesn’t have it.


Using Treatment Mask will continue the smooth results of an in-salon keratin blowout with at-home maintenance. Your mask should contain healthy doses of amino acids, proteins, and keratin to support both your natural hair and your keratin treatment. A deep treatment mask benefits hair by penetrating the hair cuticle and sealing in moisture. Once a week, to every two weeks, using a keratin-specialized hair mask can help continually revive your keratin, help keep hair protected against breakage, and prolong the life of your keratin treatment.

We recommend GK and Keratherapy hair products. Each product is designed for keratin-treated hair with a blend of keratin, amino acids, plant proteins, and botanical extracts to extend the life of your keratin treatment.