I decided to write about our KeraGreen Protein Smoothing System this week and in doing my research was blown away by how amazing it really is! Yes, I know what it does and that it is a safe product, but I wasn’t aware of just how beneficial it is to the hair. I was aware of it’s ability to smooth frizz and cut dry time (a huge plus if you have thick or very long hair), but it is not a product I would recommend for someone wanting pin straight hair that has air-dried. This product is not a harsh, damaging, dangerous product that will straighten very kinky hair. Such products rely on formaldehyde, ammonia, or other corrosive toxins to blast open the cuticle and use a protein bonding accelerator to burn the keratin protein onto the hair. This may be effective for straightening the hair, but it is dangerous to the client and stylist, damaging to the hair, and bad for the environment. We have all seen the controversy around treatments such as Brazilian Blowout beginning as early as 2005. This is due to the inclusion of formaldehyde in their product’s smoothing solution.
In 2011, the National Toxicology Program, an interagency program of the Department of Health and Human Services, named formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen.
There has been additional concern that once the product’s solution is heated near the scalp (necessary for application), formaldehyde can penetrate the scalp and hair follicle, causing irreversible damage to the cells responsible for hair growth.
Meaning, once the hair follicle is damaged, it will have difficulty growing hair again.
However, KeraGreen is specifically formulated to be a natural, organic, safe, and highly effective smoothing system that is ideal for making your morning blow dry effortless for months. It is effective in restoring the strength to fragile hair and allows you to still style your hair wavy or curly, without the frizz!
Some Key Benefits
Contains Natural and Organic Ingredients
Hair is Easy to Manage with Brush
Faster Drying Times with No Residue
Does not contain toxic ingredients, like formaldehyde or any -hydes
Produces High Level of Shine
Seals in Color & Highlights
Contains Natural UV Protection
L-Cysteine Promotes Hair Growth & Reduces Hair Loss
A Few Commonly Asked Questions:
“Can I color my hair and do a KeraGreen Treatment the same day?”
Yes! We are able to color your hair and then seal in the color with your treatment.
“What if I get my hair wet or damp from rain, humidity, perspiration, etc?”
If this should happen, blow dry and flat iron the hair immediately. Also avoid touching it too much. Too much oil from your hand may not be good.
“What if I tie my hair back or put it in a ponytail?
The Ponytail No-No: Yes, this makes not washing your hair for 3-4 days much easier, but we recommend letting your hair stay in the flat-ironed state. This allows the bonds to reform and the product to properly adhere to the hair.
“How often can I style my hair with heat?”
Excessive heat styling, such as daily flat iron use, dries out the hair and may cause breakage. Keep in mind that the Keratin Protein & Maintenance Treatment is a great follow-up service that can be preformed in-between treatments to extend the life of the service by infusing 60% of keratin back into the hair.
“Which hair care products can I use?”
This is crucial. It is important to use Keragreen’s specially formulated shampoo and conditioner, as this will prolong the length of the service. This is why we include the shampoo & conditioner with the initial service. We have clients who love the shampoo/conditioner all by itself.
According to Organic Salon Systems:
“KeraGreen is the more natural and organic hair restoration, smoothing, and protein treatment. Formulated with absolutely no formaldehyde, formaldehyde derivatives, parabens, or ammonia; it has been designed as a more gentle, safe, and natural way to rejuvenate and revive hair. The KeraGreen smoothing system is a comprehensive solution with supreme respect for the health, wellness, and vitality of hairdressers and clients. With UV protection, L-Cystine amino-acids to fight hair loss, and rich vitamins and nutrients, KeraGreen goes unquestioned as the most natural, effective, and respected keratin smoothing treatment in the salon industry.”
Seriously, how great is that? It will simplify my life AND make my hair shiny and strong? Now, who’s first?