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GoAskMoe is a blog about everything and anything to do with Hair and Nails. Moe is a team of talented, resourceful and experienced cosmetology professionals. You can find this dynamic team at Blush Salon on Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach or Elite Cosmetology School in Southern California. Why Ask Moe?? Moe has over 70 years combined education and experience in the beauty industry that spans from Europe to California and up and down the East Coast. All of this, at your fingertips, in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida.

Q:

What is a Keratin treatment and can a color and a Keratin Treatment both be done on the same day?

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Keratin is found in all areas of the body including skin, hair, nails and teeth. When it comes to your hair, damaged keratin will look dry and brittle. Keratin treatments protect and smooth hair shafts by coating the hair follicle. The cortex (second layer of hair) is changed after the bonds of keratin are applied. Keratin is used to change the structure of the hair on the inside of the shaft and then bonds and locks into place on the outside of the hair follicle. The Keratin is up to an 80% frizz reducer and 20% curl reducer. Hair should be colored either the day of the Keratin Treatment or any time after the hair is colored. If you choose to color your hair prior to the Keratin Treatment, we recommend you wait at least 2 weeks before the Treatment is done. You may ask yourself, how long do I have to wait to wash my hair after the Keratin Treatment is done? 3 days is the minimum time you can go with a leave-in conditioner. On the 4th day, use a rinse out conditioner. If your hair gets wet during the 3 day waiting period, you should blow dry and flat iron your hair immediately and contact your stylist as soon as possible to make sure you have not reversed the effects of your treatment. If you plan on getting your hair cut, the color should be done before the Treatment is applied, followed by the cut afterwards. Keratin Treatment usually last for 3-5 months depending on care. You can usually do another treatment after 2-3 months. You should never get a Keratin treatment when you are pregnant and children’s hair should not be treated. A Keratin Treatment usually costs $200 – $450, depending on length and density of your hair.  If you have further questions, contact a licensed professional prior to getting any services done to your hair. Once applied, it’s hard to reverse any damage that may have occurred.