What’s All the Buzz About “GK’s”?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

logo  If you have been longing for smoother, straighter hair, Keratin hair-straightening treatments may be the answer for you.

Keratin is actually a protein naturally found in your hair, and the treatment is actually restorative, since it strengthens the hair shaft and helps to make hair more resilient.

Here’s how it works. The stylist applies the keratin hair-straightening product to your hair, which takes approximately 90 minutes or longer to process (depending on your hair length).  Next, the heat of a flat iron is applied to seal in the product.  It’s important to not wash your hair for 3-4 days after receiving the treatment, and then use a sodium-sulphate-free shampoo to help maintain it.  You can expect the results to last 2-2.5 months.

If you need to take a few minutes off your morning prep time, a keratin hair-straightening treatment can shorten your blow drying time by 40-60%.   Another significant benefit of the treatment – especially here in SW Ohio – is that light rain and high humidity will never cause the frizzies!

The FDA and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have investigated formaldehyde levels in some of the keratin products currently on the market. At Statements in Hair we use Global Keratin®, also known by its nickname “GK.”  Global Keratin®, now called GKHair®,  has the same safe level of formaldehyde as deodorant/antiperspirant products.

At most salons, the Keratin service offered ranges in price from $250 – $300.   Statements pricing begins at $175, and only increases for unusually long or thick hair.  To prolong the treatment’s affect, we recommend using the GK shampoo and conditioner.

Contact us for more information!