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Why You Need to Try Keratin Treatments at Home

Why You Need to Try Keratin Treatments at Home 1000 744 Remilia Hair

If you grew up with a head full of ringlets or a Hermione-Granger-style mane, you know how difficult curls can be, and you’ve probably thought about trying a keratin treatment at home at least once or twice. Yes, of course your curls can look romantic when blowing in the wind, but it takes a whole lot of teasing and tousling (and mousse!) to get them to look that way.

Let’s face it. Anyone with curls has daydreamed at one point or another about how carefree life would be without 15 minutes of pulling and twisting and conditioning every morning. Curls always seem to have a mind of their own, and getting them to cooperate sometimes seems like a Sisyphean task, to say the least.

Keratin smoothing treatments are all the rage these days, but they’re not all they’re cracked up to be. Salon treatments can leave your hair weak and brittle if they’re filled with chemicals, but today, you can enjoy the frizz-taming benefits of keratin treatments at home. Here’s what you should know about salon treatments and how you can capitalize on keratin infusions without breaking the bank.

What is the best keratin treatment?

Salon keratin treatments require the use of powerful chemicals. You’ll need to pay a skilled technician to treat your hair safely, and that will cost upwards of $200 per treatment. Keratin smoothing treatments, otherwise known as Brazilian blowouts, are not only expensive, but also quite dangerous.

Believe it or not, the gas released during the treatment is a probable human carcinogen. If the treatment is done in a well-ventilated area by a certified professional, it shouldn’t pose a threat, but the risk is there nonetheless.

There are several treatments available in high-end salons today that don’t make use of the same harsh chemicals. For example, you may come across the Cezanne smoothing treatment, argan protein therapy, or amino-style keratin therapy, all of which infuse vitamins and extracts into your locks. Japanese straightening treatments will take the curls and waves out of your mane through a process that breaks and rebuilds the protein bonds in your hair. Unlike keratin treatments, these chemical relaxers are permanent. You’ll either need to treat your roots regularly or cut off the straightened section.

Many salons also sell keratin treatments at home, but none of these kits contain formaldehyde, the key ingredient in classical keratin treatments. There are plenty of balms and conditioners that contain keratin. However, take note that if a product is available for home-use, there’s no chance that it will yield the same salon-worthy, poker straight look you would expect from a $200+ service. They will, however, keep your hair strong and healthy.

The beautician does expose the hair to keratin, but the keratin itself isn’t what makes the hair straight. After treating your hair with keratin-infused conditioners, the hairdresser will blow dry and straighten your hair at a very high setting. When exposed to the heat, the chemicals in the conditioners release formaldehyde, which seals in the cuticle for two to four months.

Do I need a keratin smoothing treatment?

Salon treatments can do wonders for frizzy, unmanageable hair, but these results are temporary. Traditional keratin smoothing treatments usually only damage your hair further. In fact, the keratin isn’t even the main active ingredient. Somewhat of a misnomer, in keratin smoothing treatments, keratin is hardly the most important component.

The beautician does expose the hair to keratin, but the keratin itself isn’t what makes the hair straight. After treating your hair with keratin-infused conditioners, the hairdresser will blow dry and straighten your hair at a very high setting. When exposed to the heat, the chemicals in the conditioners release formaldehyde, which seals in the cuticle for two to four months.

So, what is keratin anyway?

Scientifically speaking, keratin is a family of fibrous structural proteins found in the nails, and skin. It also happens to be found in horns, claws, and hooves in animals. Keratin helps protect your skin from damage or stress, and it serves as the main structural building block of hair. Your hair creates the protein naturally, but stress, UV radiation, and poor diet can slow production.

The keratin that you’ll find in Remilia hair capsules can help replace some of this lost keratin. Penetrating the shaft, keratin smooths down the layers of overlapping cells in the cuticle lending the hair a smooth, glossy sheen. The extra keratin works to keep your locks strong so that they’re more resistant to heat and stress. With the added structural material, your hair will be less likely to fray and split even when exposed to styling tools.

Should I try a keratin treatment at home?

A keratin treatment at home is definitely easier on your wallet and on your hair. It won’t cost an entire day’s paycheck, and it won’t leave your hair exposed to toxic chemicals. Realistically, you’re probably better off investing in long-term hair care rather than opting for a professional treatment. When combined with a good haircare routine, keratin treatments at home will leave your hair naturally healthier and shinier.

With a high-quality serum, you can keep your hair hydrated from the inside-out. The hair cuticle is made up of a series of overlapping layers, and when the air is humid, the outer layer absorbs moisture from the air, especially if the cuticle is already rough.

That water causes the hair to swell, making it look frizzy. Hydration is really the number one key to good hair health, and if your hair is already damaged, it’s probably highly porous. Keratin strengthens the cuticle so that when you do condition your hair, the hair can hold onto that moisture for longer.

Final Thoughts:

If hot showers and hair straighteners are part of your daily routine, you’ll want to make sure you take preventative measures to protect your hair from damage before the frizz becomes unmanageable. If you allow your hair to become too porous, you might feel compelled to seek out professional treatment, but you don’t have to let your hair get to that point.

Good haircare is all in the details. The better you take care of your hair day in and day out, the better it will look. So, use a silk pillow case, go easy on the heat tools, don’t shampoo every day, and use keratin now while your hair is healthy—so it stays that way!

How to Create Kendall Jenner’s Flawless Blowout

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Kendall Jenner blew us away at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party with her gorgeous blow out. With some impressive volume and an adorable 60’s hair flip, this 22-year-old model was certainly turning heads. Here’s how you can get the same look at home! 

 

  1. Pre-Dry 

 

Make sure your hair is at least three-quarters dry before you grab your hairdryer. Remember, the hairdryer is just meant to help you style your hair. By towel drying or air drying your hair ahead of time, you’ll help to minimize heat damage. Then either take a flat brush or tousle your hair with your fingers and dry your hair in the opposite direction of growth until it’s about 90% dry.  

 

 2. Section Off  

Use one or two clips to tie up the top of your hair so you can work on what’s called the halo section of your hair—the crown and the bottom sections around your head. Take the top of the hair next and then finish off with the hair at the back of the head. 

 

 3. The Right Brush 

 

Invest in some high-quality, round brushes. A ceramic brush will hold heat better, so it will lend more bounce and texture especially to finer hair. You can also use our 100% vegan nylon bristle brush. Modeled off of a traditional boar bristle brush, this brush will give you a firm hold on your hair allowing you to pull thick, curly locks nice and straight. 

 

4. Up & Out 

Make sure to always pull the hair up and out. Start drying at the root very close to the scalp for plenty of volume and frizz-control. You’ll want to point the hairdryer downward toward the ends of the hair following the brush to make sure its smooth and shiny. Don’t forget to work the ends until they are completely dry and polished. Moisture tends to collect at the ends of the hair creating frizz and ruining an otherwise picture-perfect, salon-quality look. 

 

5. Rock & Roll:  

Roll the hair around your brush and rock it back and forth while blow drying it to create a natural curl in the hair. When you’re finished, gently release the hair and pin up the curl to let it set. Alternate directions as you go around the head so that the hair doesn’t clump together into one large curl. 

 

6. Cool Down:  

Let the hair cool for at least five to ten minutes before removing the clips. If you’re in a hurry, use the cold shock button on your blow dryer to help speed up the process. 

 

7. Extra Products: 

 

Make sure you’re applying a nice smoothing spray or cream to your hair before you start blow drying. Then apply a bit of Remilia serum to your hairline and ends to prevent further damage. Try not to use too many conditioners besides the Cosmocap though. Leave-in conditioners are heavy, and they tend to weigh hair down making it harder for you to create the volume you need for a blowout. 

Keep either sea salt spray or dry shampoo on hand while drying your hair. Apply a bit to your roots especially when you get to your crown to add some extra oomph. Finish the look off with a bit more serum and just a touch of hair spray and you’re ready to go. 

With a Cosmocap and these seven tips, you’ll be runway-ready. Grab your red carpet dress and prepare for the paparazzi.  

 

Why Hair Care Is Key To Your Beauty Routine

Why Hair Care Is Key To Your Beauty Routine 1000 667 Remilia Hair

As ladies who want to both look and feel great, we understand that having a beauty routine is key to taking proper care of yourself.

This can include anything from skincare, to pampering sessions and manicures, or even to just playing with makeup; however, there’s one essential component that we know should never be neglected when it comes to your beauty routine: hair care.

Why? Well, first and foremost, because as a brand we strongly believe that hair comes first.  Always.

Because remember, your hair can determine your overall look. Trust us, if you show up to an event with dead, dry, and damaged hair, it really doesn’t matter how you style the rest of your look, your overall style is going to appear lackluster.

Not ideal, right? We didn’t think so. So today, we’re going to share with you five reasons for why your hair care routine is oh-so-important, and how you can implement your own routine today.

Let’s dive in!

1)   Damaged Hair Kills Your Look

Like we mentioned, damaged hair can really kill your entire look, but let’s elaborate on that, shall we? So, not only will damaged hair bring down your overall look, it’s also going to impact how you feelThink of it this way: when you’re having a bad hair day, how does it impact how you feel about yourself?

We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that a bad hair day isn’t exactly your idea of a good time. Develop a good hair care routine, and you’ll never have to hide beneath a baseball cap again.  

2) Your Hair Won’t Grow

Now, we know that not everyone is looking to grow out their hair, but for those of you who are, you’ll never be able to do so if you’re not taking proper care of your hair.

Long, luxurious hair that gets all the attention is only achieved when you take proper care of your locks, and a routine is an absolute essential part of that.

3) With Hair Care, You Have The Power

Here’s the deal with hair care: you have the power to change it, right now.

While things like skincare might be more difficult to manage, with hair care you can implement a routine today that would make a difference. Really, all it takes is the decision to start treating your hair with love and attention, and you’ll see an immediate change.

On the other hand, if you simply continue to accept your dry and damaged hair without any action, that will always be your hair’s reality.

4) Neglected Hair Will Continue To Get Worse

Blow dryers, curling irons, and flat irons, for many of us, applying heat to our hair can be a daily occurrence.

But guess what? Each time you apply these damaging products to your hair, your hair will just get more and more damaged. Seems pretty logical, and yet many of us continue to do it.

What’s the solution? How can you improve your hair’s appearance while still styling it to your desired look? You need to implement a hair care routine. Plain and simple.

If you don’t, well, then get used to dry and damaged hair.  

How To Implement a Hair Care Routine

So did we convince ‘ya? Do you think your hair care routine is important? We hope so, because truly, once you have silky, shiny hair greeting you morning after morning, you’ll quickly appreciate the power of great hair.

But hey, maybe you’re unsure how exactly to implement a routine to get these swoon worthy locks. Maybe you’re stretched for time and the idea of having to add yet another step to your beauty routine seems like a total pain. Well, lucky for you, we’ve got some good news!

With Remilia hair, all you need is the Cosmocap, and voila, healthy hair is at your fingertips. Literally.

Simply start applying our capsules to your hair, and you’ll instantly see the difference that nourishing ingredients can have on those tresses of yours.

Seriously, clinical results show a 43% reduction in frizz and breakage after only one use, and a 90% increase in softness and shine! Truly, these numbers speak for themselves.

Trust us, ladies, we know how much your hair means to you, and we’re convinced that great hair can really impact the way you feel. Start each day with great hair by adding The Cosmocap into your beauty routine.

Because remember, hair comes first.  It’s time for the best hair of your life! Don’t you agree?