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Is Keratin treatment safe for hair?

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Have dull, limp and damaged hair? Your salon stylist is going to ask you to get Keratin treatment and tell you how badly you need it.

But, people always wonder, should they get it? How effective is it for the hair? In this article, our hair expert is going to highlight the facts about this treatment and why you cannot compare it with the effectiveness and best procedure like hair transplant.

Keratin Treatment

Keratin treatment is a chemical treatment and they do not impact the hair in any manner. Instead of getting this approach, there is a method of hair transplantation that is safe, natural and organic. This procedure results in natural and permanent hair growth.

What is keratin?

Keratin is a protein that makes the hair, nails, and skin outer layer. It acts as a protector and shield to the cells. The hair is made of different layers and proteins. So, it is important to protect the hair keratin to have healthy and strong hair.

How does keratin treatment work?

The Keratin treatment helps to seal the pores due to wear & tear of the hair which has lost all the protein. If the protein is not there the hair will become dry, frizzy, and tangled.

Keratin smooths the layers which make it look glossier and fuller.

The main aim of this treatment is to straighten the hair shaft and control the frizz. The chemical present in its formaldehyde is effective in doing this work. The applied heat helps to change the hair texture. But, even if it is done properly it won’t last for more than 3 months. Not only is it temporary but it is also expensive. So, even paying such a high cost is not going to give you a long-term solution.

What are the harmful impacts of chemical treatment?

Here are some of the side effects which can be triggered with the use of such chemicals:

  • Eye irritation – stinging, itching, burning
  • Throat & nasal passage irritation
  • Runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and other such allergic reactions
  • Skin irritation – itching, burning, rash
  • Scalp irritation – itching, burning, inflammation, blisters
  • Headache and nausea
  • Mood swings
  • Dry and rough Hair
  • Development of wheezing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Split ends, hair breakage
  • Loss of texture
  • Discoloration of scalp
  • Excessive hair fall

So, it is clear that the use of such chemicals is not advisable for hair health at any cost.

Which is the safest alternative to have strong and healthy hair?

As we have mentioned above, treatment like hair transplantation is an effective method to deal with hair loss. During the surgery, the patient’s hair is transplanted from the area of the scalp to another part, where hair growth is very less.

There is no use of any chemical which can result in the side effects which the chemicals can leave. The hair expert is going to transplant the graft with precision and care. The best part is that the results are natural and last for a long time. So, you need to get this surgery once whereas keratin treatment needs to be done again in a few months.

For more information, book your consultation and get the best treatment plan for your problem.

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Dr Vikas Gupta