Keratin treatment products are everywhere, as they are touted as the “can do” treatment to fix any and all hair problems. A keratin treatment is one type of “thing,” while keratin treatment products are a whole slew of other things.
At-home keratin treatments are marketed like mini pick-me-ups for your hair, but in a lot of cases, the word “Keratin” is just slapped on the bottle to increase sales. Keratin treatment products are supposed to help you improve the health of your hair at home. They won’t offer the shocking 180-degree improvement that a salon keratin treatment can, but a good quality product can still make a noticeable difference in the look, feel and general health of your hair. Our top recommendations of the best at-home keratin treatments are listed below that really work.
1. It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Plus Keratin
This keratin treatment is designed to nourish hair with sunflower seed extract, silk amino acids, keratin amino acids and hydrolyzed keratin. It can be used alone or as maintenance to keep your salon keratin treatment looking fresh and well cared for. It can be used on all hair types and aids in sealing the cuticles of your hair for a silkier, shinier appearance. You can pick up a bottle from Ulta.
2. Keranique Volumizing Keratin Conditioner
Designed specifically for people with thin or thinning hair, this keratin conditioner is designed to weightlessly provide hair with protection and hydration. The final product with use is meant to be shiny, manageable hair with good movement. The infused Keratin Amino Complex is meant to penetrate into the hair follicles while protecting and reinforcing the hair on the outside as well. Order yours from Walmart!
3. Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy Keratin Color Care Shampoo
This keratin shampoo was created to clean gently while imparting protection specifically for color-treated hair. Not only does the formula cater to color-treated hair, but also to keratin-treated hair, extending the lifetime of the hairstyle. The formula uses soy and wheat proteins along with keratin to help hair be smooth and shiny. You can buy a bottle at Ulta Beauty.
4. Matrix Biolage Advanced Keratindose Pro-Keratin Renewal Spray
Matrix’s keratin spray is designed to make a visible difference in softness and shine after the first applications. The difference after the first use is hair that is 90% more conditioned. This at-home keratin treatment product is perfect for hair that has been color-treated, damaged or over-processed, and it also strengthens weak and fragile hair. You can get a bottle of this spray at Walmart.
5. CHI Keratin Silk Infusion Keratin & Silk Reconstructing Complex
This at-home keratin treatment has a reconstructing complex that improves hair by hydrating and healing it using natural keratin to rebuild the hair cuticle. The silk included in the complex deeply penetrates to smooth out and lock moisture into the hair. The elasticity, health and shine of your hair are visibly, noticeably improved, and it will feel much softer. You can order a bottle from Ulta, or Amazon.
6. OGX Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Conditioner
The OGX keratin conditioner is sulfate-free and uses hydrolyzed keratin and Brazilian cocoa oils to strengthen and smooth hair naturally. The formula utilizes coconut oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter and keratin proteins to infuse the hair with moisture and shine so naturally that your hair will look like it glows. You can order a bottle from Ulta, or Amazon.
7. Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner Packette
This keratin protein smoothing deep conditioner moisturizes hair, leaving it smooth, well-conditioned, shiny and frizz-free! This particular deep conditioner is good for all hair types and restores damaged, over-processed hair and even reduces static. Everything in the formula for this conditioning treatment is designed to improve hair, so pick up a package from Ulta, or Amazon.
8. Blondeshell Keratin Complex Shampoo
When looking for a gentle shampoo to keep your blonde hair color bright while adding shine and strength to your hair, this is the best keratin treatment product to try. The chamomile complex includes botanical oils, vitamins and of course keratin. The shampoo prevents fading and brassiness to your blonde, gray or silver hair and will keep it bright and shiny while fighting frizz. Order yours from Amazon!
9. Keranique Lift & Repair Treatment Spray
Keranique’s keratin spray has actually been around for a while and was previously known as Keranique Amplifying Spray. Not only is this spray designed to repair your hair, but also it adds volume, shine and fullness to your overall style. The formula uses peppermint oil’s natural astringent properties to help balance out the oiliness that can weigh down hair. The spray also works as a heat protectant to prevent damage from styling. Order a bottle from Dermstore!
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