HOW LONG DOES KERATIN LAST

How long does a keratin treatment last

Before I commit to the answer of “How long does keratin last”, here are a few factors one might consider.

If you want your keratin treatment to last, the first rule of thumb is to make sure you’re using a sulfate free shampoo. A shampoo with a high concentration of Sodium Laurel Sulfate will wash the keratin out faster than a shampoo with out the SLS.

I talk about this subject quite a bit at the salon. Keratin has a tendency to last as long as the person who has the treatment understands that keratin is not meant to last forever.

Some people have better luck than others depending on porosity, volume, or whether the hair is thick or fine. 

If you have hair that’s super thick, chances are, you’re keratin treatment may  last longer than someone with finer hair. If your hair is colored, chances are your keratin treatment might last longer than a someone who hasn’t colored their hair.

If you’re used to washing your hair everyday, you may be pulling more keratin from the hair than someone who washes every other day.

At the salon today, Jennifer asked me the same question. “How long does a keratin treatment last?”Jennifer likes to wash her hair everyday, but I warned that such a practice might do her more a disservice than she might think. She could be washing out the keratin sooner than later.

Preserving your keratin treated hair could solely depends on how much you’re shampooing, coloring, blowdrying, or flat ironing your hair. Treat it delicately and you could count on healthier, smoother and silkier hair for a longer period of time.

Keratin treatments usually last anywhere from 3 to 4 months. If you get a keratin treatment on a regular basis, they could last up to 6 months.

 

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BETO CUEVAS

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Sometimes I  get to work on celebrities. But usually they can be very private and I don’t  get to promote the work I do with them. Today was a little different at the salon. I had the privilege of working on the amazing Beto Cuevas. Beto is quite famous in the latino community. He’s truly a gift to the music world.

Beto Cuevas and I had some great conversations at the salon today. I truly took a liking to him.

He is currently playing Jesus in “Jesus Superstar” on the latin stage.

Beto Cuevas is a regular very cool kind of guy who you could sit down and have a deep conversation with. He is as humble as they come, not to mention as handsome too.

It was great doing his hair at the salon today. Beto received a keratin treatment. Celebrities are moving fast forward on keratin treatments. They’re really transforming and now creating a big buzz.

I look forward to seeing him again. Thank you Beto Cuevas!

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SULFATE-FREE SHAMPOO VERSUS SULFATES

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Sulfate free shampoos and shampoos with sulfates both serve a purpose. They’re both just as good as each other.  Below I’ll explain why.

SULFATE-FREE SHAMPOOS:

Most days at the hair salon, I hear why are sulfate free shampoos better for you? Sulfate free shampoos are known for being mild, yet they may not perform as well as their sulfate counterparts. Typically, sulfate-free shampoos do not lather as well as shampoos with sulfates. Sulfate-free shampoos may leave a build-up in the hair and on the scalp. The good thing is, if your hair is color treated, sulfate-free shampoos can help preserve the color.

The sulfates in shampoos have a tendency to pull color from color treated hair. Hair coloring is usually much more vulnerable to being stripped than normal hair.  Especially hair that’s color treated with semi or demi-color treated hair.

Also, another important factor before choosing a shampoo at the hair salon is where the SLS Sodium Laurel Sulfate falls in the list of ingredients. Some shampoos have just the right amount of SLS to help clean the hair well enough and still keep it conditioned.

An example when to use, sulfate-free shampoos is when you just had a keratin treatment at the hair salon. Keratin treatments are risk while using an SLS shampoo. The sulfates in shampoo can easily strip the keratin you just had pressed into your new beautiful smooth and straight hair. I always recommend a sulfate-free shampoo for hair that’s keratin treated.

SHAMPOO WITH SULFATES:

Shampoo with sulfates are great for people who have oily hair. If your hair has a tendency to get a little on the oily side, the SLS surfactants in shampoo are effective in cleaning and removing it. Thick hair may need the sulfates to help lather up enough to attach itself to the dirt and oil to when a milder shampoo won’t cut it.

Sulfates can sometimes help hair that’s thinning and can help remove the free radicals or the DHT build-up on the scalp that’s suffocating the follicle.  A clean scalp can help reduce the inflamed follicle these byproducts might produce. The follicle will breathe better and grow thicker and nicer hair.

Whenever I see someone with fine oily hair at the hair salon, I always use a SLS.

I myself like my hair stripped of the oil so that my fine strands look a little thicker. final result looks like you have more.

So the next time someone suggests a sulfate-free shampoo, take into consider what you heard at the hair salon here at MJ Hair Designs. Sulfate and sulfate-free shampoos have their plusses and minuses depending on your hair and it’s personal needs.

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IS SHE TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR HAIR

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Is she telling you the truth about your hair. She is your girlfriend, but she might just be trying to spare your feelings.

Everyday we rely on the opinions of others for how we look.  Unfortunately, asking a friend her opinion or the truth about your hair may leave you both in an awkward position.  Why would she want to hurt your feelings if she can say whatever it is to make you feel good.

Working in a hair salon as a hair stylist of many years, I’ve learned that the wrong person to ask about your hair is a friend. That’s my job! The really great part is you don’t have to rely on your friends for the truth about your hair and put them in the position to lie to you. A hair salon is the best place to get the truth about your hair. I get paid for it.  As a professional it’s my role to make sure you’re wearing the right hairstyle and color that suits you. As a trained expert, I will make sure you don’t have to put your friends on the spot.

The reason I’ve been in the business of beauty for so many years is truth telling is part my job description that helps build trust. Yes, sometimes the truth hurts, but you’re going to look beautiful at the hair salon at the end of the day.

So the next time you need to run your hair by someone, make sure it’s a trained professional at a hair salon who knows how to politely and diplomatically tell you the truth. Don’t put your friends in the awkward position of having to do it.

Your 90’s hairstyle or that darker shade you used to love may not be working for you anymore. So, next time you’re at the hair salon, ask your hairstylist what they think about your current style. If they’re good at what they do, they’ll tell you the truth. It’s the kind of truth everyone needs to know. Ask Michael at MJ Hair Designs.

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BANGS OR NO BANGS

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One of the questions I get a lot of  is, bangs or no bangs. Whether or not someone decides on bangs can depend on how much time they have, but more importantly, it’s going to be work.

I myself usually warn against getting bangs. It’s a choice they’ll most likely regret in the long run. I guess I’m one of those people who’s not a big fan.

When I’m creating a look, I’m usually seeing a continuous line or silhouette on a person. Bangs are usually a disruption to that. When considering the look, I’m usually looking at features, the shape of the face and hair density. Unless, you’re ready to wear your hair short, they usually don’t work.

I’m not saying bangs don’t work for all, but it’s certainly the focal point of a haircut and should be used as that. Bangs are a real fashion statement and meant to be used as such. When I put bangs or fringe on a person, they’re usually there as a statement and meant to be seen. Bangs are not a way to hide your forehead or your age. They do the opposite.

Bangs very rarely look good on people, and never ever look as good when they’re growing out.

Others might argue that 2019 is the perfect year for bangs and an easy way to transform a look without a complete aesthetic overhaul. That’s great if you’re 16.

It’s a decision that most people with hair will eventually consider as a low-risk option for changing up a look that might be unremarkable, but it can be complicated. Bangs usually have to be blown out, ironed and trimmed frequently. They can get dirty quickly and can cause acne, they don’t work for all hair types, and as mentioned before, they’re a pain to grow out. Even very well styled bangs don’t look good on everyone, which some former bang-wearers unfortunately learn the hard way.

My advice is to be sure your ready for bangs before you take the leap.

 

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BEAUTY QUEEN IRENA

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What does it feel like to work on the beauty queen Irena?

As a hair stylist, I’ve worked on many beautiful women in my career. But never have I worked on a beauty queen so incredibly humble.

Irena came to me about 5 months ago asking if I could bring her hair back to life. She’d been feeling down, abandoned, and looking for just the right thing to pick her up.

After learning about her career and the education under her belt, I personally became very humbled by this mild mannered woman who just wanted to feel good again.

We began by talking about her Ukrainian background and the adversities associated with her coming to the states. Her life was not an easy one, but one that would remind any of us to live in gratitude.

When you work on a mature beauty queen, you see the knocks and immediately see the beauty. Once a beauty queen, always a beauty queen.

Happy to say, after a keratin treatment and coloring her a blonde on blonde, Irena was feeling good again. The gratitude she showed was something I’m so lucky to experience in this business.

Irena has not only warmed my heart, but my soul.

Irena reminded me once again, how lucky I am to be serving the beautiful people I see, and my art.

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WHAT IS AN UNDERCUT

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Do you have really coarse thick curly hair you just don’t know what to do with? Have you ever wondered what to do with your big bushy sides. What about a short trendy undercut? What is an undercut?

From cutting the under parts of the sides of your thick hair and the underside of the back of your hair, leaving the hair in the crown long to hang over.

Recently a client asked what she could wear to achieve a look that might give her a trendier edge with all her thick hair. So, I explained that an undercut leaving the top floppy to hangover and letting go of her thick sides would give her many different looks and less grief with her thick unruly hair. She agreed, and so we moved forward.

First I started by changing her base color a few shades lighter than her natural  before highlighting so the two shades would blend.

Next we cut all of that thick unmanageable hair underneath. We then decided to leave her with the wet look with a BodyWealth Frap for a more sleek edge.

NO MORE THICK UNSATISFYING HAIR! Next we’ll do a keratin treatment to loosen up that curl and bring smooth hair back into her life.

 

Needless to say, Nadia’s thick unmanageable hair looked absolutely beautiful when we were through. I can’t wait to hear about all the other looks she’ll be able to sport with this new short haircut.

Check it out!

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TOXIC LATHER SULFATES

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Although you’ll see fewer salon brands with that toxic lather sulfates create,  you’ll see them in almost virtually all commercial brands shampoos.

Sulfates are a toxic detergent you’ll want to avoid. They may lather well and help remove dirt and oil from your hair, but it’s poison to you and your hair in the long run. Yes, you love the suds they create and the lather is refreshing, but sulfates are the little devils in disguise.

Surprise! The lather and suds you love in your shampoo could be hurting you and your hair.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good lather too, but these irritants do more than just that—they’re also responsible for causing sensitivity to the skin and scalp, and can strip the hair of its natural oils. Sulfates are so good at cleaning your hair, they can over clean causing them to become rough, dry, and brittle.

Instead, use a sulfate-free surfactant that gently cleanses the scalp and hair without stripping it of its natural (healthy!) oils.

A sulfate free shampoo will help preserve your hair color and help your keratin treatment last longer.

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HARD WATER HAIR

I had a new client come in today not knowing why she just can’t style, comb, or manage her hair. I immediately recognized her problem. She has what I call Hard Water Hair.

I got to work immediately and before she left the salon, she had the beautiful hair she used to have under all those built-up minerals.

When horrendous hard water gives your hair a truly tough time, this wellness hair remedy restores the life of weighed down locks for body, bounce and sheer brilliance.

If you find your self with unmanageable hair. You might have Hard Water Hair. Hair that’s fully saturated with minerals from hard water will prevent color from taking, or even the wrong color taking.

Why You Need It

  • naturally removes hard water deposits and impurities leaving hair instantly softer, shinier and full of swing
  • eliminates brassiness, discoloration and damage caused by mineral absorption
  • vitamin-infused formula deeply penetrates for superior moisture retention

Key Benefits:

  • 100% Vegan, ionic food-grade, wellness ingredients
  • immediately improves the look and feel of hair
  • formulated with a patented nature-identical vitamin C complex
  • enhanced with nourishing chelators
  • hermetically sealed eco-chic, travel-ready sachet
  • formulated without preservatives, parabens, gluten, fragrance and no sodium chloride (salt) added

Make your appointment today and be rid of your HARD WATER HAIR. A salon treatment you won’t regret. Bring back the life into your hair. Try a Malibu Hard Water treatment.

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REHABILIT8 HAIR TREATMENT

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Still craving  the benefits of smooth silky hair, but unsure of intensive brazilian blowouts or keratin treatments? REHABILIT8 WITH THE NEW HAIR SMOOTHING TREATMENT!

Everyday I speak to women who still don’t understand how a keratin smoothing treatment  with a glyoxilic acid could  actually be good for your hair.  No matter how convincing it may be, they just don’t want the hassle or to spend any more  time at the salon.

The answer is REHABILIT8 by Malibu Professional.

REHABILIT8 is a smoothing protein conditioner that helps repair elasticity, breakage, correct the weak strands and replenish amino acids lost in hair.

Visit me at MJ Hair Designs and ask for a Malibu Rehabilit8 Treatment.

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