Wash hair 2 or 3 times with our KERARGANIC ® PRE-TREATMENT DEEP CLEANING (Clarifying) SHAMPOO (STEP 1) to remove residues from the scalp and to open the cuticles of the hair for better absorption of our KERARGANIC® ORGAN IC KERATIN SYSTEM - FORMALDEHYDE FREE (STEP 2) Then blow dry to about 80% to 90% and untangle it with a comb. The drier the hair the better it absorbs the keratin treatment.
Separate hair in 2 or 4 sections, tying each section to facilitate the application of our KERARGANIC® ORGANIC KERATIN SYSTEM - FORMALDEHYDE FREE (STEP 2).
Pour about 1 to 1 1/2 ounce of our KERARGANIC® ORGANIC KERATIN SYSTEM - FORMALDEHYDE FREE (STEP 2) in a bowl.
To minimize waste and for better absorption we suggest the application of our KERARGANIC® ORGANIC KERATIN SYSTEM - FORMALDEHYDE FREE (STEP 2) by hand or brush. There is no need to wear gloves or mask during the application process, since fumes won’t be released.
Start from the nape upwards. Apply from the root to the tip of the hair, making sure that every strand receives treatment. When a portion of hair is wet enough with our KERARGANIC® ORGANIC KERATIN SYSTEM - FORMALDEHYDE FREE (STEP 2), spread it more evenly with a fine-toothed comb. DO NOT OVERSATURATE.
Repeat the process on the remaining untreated hair. When finished, wait about 15 minutes, then blow dry it thoroughly to about 90%. Do not brush hair while blow drying. Then, untangle it with a comb and split hair in four sections to begin the straightening process.
Sealing the Keratin and Straightening the Hair
Start from the nape, using a professional-quality straightening iron to small portions of hair, about 4 to 5 times from roots to middle, and then 4 to 5 times from roots to ends. For optimum results, straightening iron temperature should be about 400°F / 200°C. Note: If hair is too damaged and porous, please use lower temperature. This process will reduce volume, remove frizz, and will straighten the hair. After this process is done, wait 20 minutes before applying our KERARGANIC® POST-TREATMENT MASK (STEP 3).
Twenty minutes after finishing the keratin sealing and straightening process, rinse hair with warm water. No shampoo, please. Take excess water by hand, and apply our KERARGANIC® POST-TREATMENT MASK (STEP 3) by hand, at the wash sink. There is no need to go to the chair for this process. Comb hair to spread mask evenly to entire hair. Wait about 10 minutes, then rinse.
FINISHING THE TREATMENT
Blow dry and brush hair thoroughly. If client wants, the hair can be flat ironed again. For additional shine, split ends protection, and a delicious fragrance, top it off with our KERARGANIC® ARGAN REVITILIZING OIL. This is the end of the treatment, and hair is nicely washed and clean from residues.
KEEPING THE CURLS
First: Seal the keratin with a curling iron, instead of the flattening iron. And upon blow drying the hair after the mask application (See Step 3), apply the curling iron again.
Second: Seal the keratin with the straightening iron and after the mask application (See Step 3), towel dry the hair, apply a curl enhancer, and let hair dry naturally.
For prolonged results, always recommend that your clients take home our KERARGANIC® POST-TREAMENT PRODUCTS: Keratin Salt & Sulfate Free Shampoo, Keratin Post-Treatment Conditioner, Keratin Leave-In Conditioner, Keratin Deep Conditioning Mask, and Argan Revitalizing Oil.