How To Do A Keratin Hair Treatment At Home

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Keratin is a great treatment to promote clean and healthy hair, all while locking in shine. These types of treatments are ideal for damaged and color-treated hair.

There are many different types of Keratin hair treatments on the market that it can be a little overwhelming. When I walked into my local Sephora and asked what the best Keratin treatment on the market is, I was quickly introduced to Olaplex.


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If you're looking to rebuild your hair after constant hair appointments and bleaching, being proactive about your hair health is an everyday trick that can keep your locks long and strong. The Hum Sweet Hair Growth Gummies or the Olly Undeniable Beauty Vitamins are two great items to start with, but if you're trying to give yourself a DIY Keratin hair treatment, here's how to get started.

1. Use Olaplex first.


According to the bottle, Olaplex is not a conditioner and should be used before you shampoo. I applied this to my towel-dried hair, put on my bathrobe and reoragnized my beauty products for 10 minutes until my timer went off.

2. Shampoo your hair.

Per the directions on the bottle, I followed up with my normal shampoo. I used Amika Color-Lock Shampoo to ensure that my blonde stayed bright and also treated my hair with antioxidants. The shampoo is cruelty-free and free of sulfates, gluten, and artificial colors.


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3. Condition, condition, condition!

For conditioner, I used the Amika Color-Lock Conditioner. I actually let this sit in for a couple minutes because I read that most women don't let their conditioners absorb into their hair before they rinse it out. Therefore, they miss out on a ton of the benefits. After I washed it out, my hair was noticeably smoother.


4. Brush it out.

After towel drying my hair, I went in with the Amika Detangling Primer to help ensure there were no knots when brushing out my hair. I like to use this as a precaution because you're technically not supposed to brush your hair when it's wet because it's more fragile. But this detangler helps a brush glide through my hair with zero pulling.

If you're looking to try a Keratin treatment at home, you can also purchase the Kerastase Resistence Blow-Dry Primer or the Aveda Damage Remedy. Ask your hairstylist what parts of your hair to focus on before doing a hair treatment. Sometimes all you need is a little bit of love on your ends just two to three times a week.


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