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Can I Get Highlights After Keratin Treatment? Unveiling the Secret to Luscious Locks

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Can I Get Highlights After Keratin Treatment

can i get highlights after keratin treatment
Can I Get Highlights After Keratin Treatment

Ah, the eternal hair dilemma: should you or can i get highlights after keratin treatment? Welcome to the world of hair problems, my friend. Trust me, it’s more indecisive than choosing between skipping the gym or that second slice of pizza. Before we dig into the answer, I see you’ve also been bitten by the ‘luscious locks’ bug. Who hasn’t? It’s a craze for a reason, darling! Imagine those silky hair, shiny strands that could give any shampoo commercial model a run for their money. We live in a world of harsh realities (and harsher hair treatments). So let’s explore this hair-raising question: Do your hair detective hats and keep scrolling; this will be one “highlight” of a read!

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Keratin Treatments Unmasked

Oh, keratin treatments, the holy grail of hair transformation; where have you been all our lives? Are you ready for some hair alchemy 101? Let’s find out what k-k-k-keratin treatments are all about, but with a twist—pun intended. Wink!

What is a keratin treatment? Good question, dear reader! Simply put, it’s equivalent to upgrading your hair from Coach to First Class. Imagine your hair strands as tiny little ladders, but all the steps (aka proteins) are missing. Voilà! Keratin treatments come to the rescue to rebuild the ladder that your hair deserves!

But hold your horses! Why are people so obsessed with them? That’s because it promises silky smooth, frizz-free locks that make you feel like a walking shampoo commercial. Spoiler alert: It works! However, sometimes we wonder why people need their hair smoother than their love lives. Curly/wavy hair appreciation, anyone?

Keratin treatments have gained popularity faster than you can say “bad hair day.” Trust us: when you experience the joy of frizz-free mornings and not having to deal with untamable hair, you’ll never look back. No kidding, you might be part of the Keratin Cult (trademark pending).

Let’s not forget the commitment that comes with this fabulous hair sorcery– we’re talking a few hours at the salon and a pretty penny being spent. Anything for luscious locks, right? Because that’s what fairytales and Instagram influencers have taught us!

can i get highlights after keratin treatment
can i get highlights after keratin treatment

And just when you thought it couldn’t get better, someone combined it with highlights! But is it all rainbows and unicorns when combining the two treatments? Stay tuned to discover this hair-raising mystery. (Okay, we promise we’re done with the puns now).

To Highlight or Not to Highlight?

To highlight or not to highlight? That is the question. But is it the only one? Is combining highlights with a keratin treatment a match made in hair heaven, or is it like eating a peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich (yikes!)? Let’s uncover the truth, shall we?

Is it just me, or does combining keratin treatments with highlights sound like that Netflix show, “You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too: Hair Edition”? Let’s dive deeper into this topic. Do you know that friend obsessed with getting the best of both worlds (Hi, Hannah Montana)? Yeah, well, that friend may want to sit down for this one.

As they say, mixing business with pleasure can be pretty risky, and combining two hair treatments could be no different. While keratin treatments and highlights can offer luscious locks, slapping them together like a DIY hair sandwich could be a recipe for disaster.

Let me break it down for you:

Keratin treatments build a protein layer around the hair follicle to add strength and smoothness, while highlights involve lightening sections of your hair and essentially damage your strands. Sounds like an odd couple. Without a prenup (that professional advice from a hair expert), these two might not want to get hitched.

Here’s the naked truth: While there’s no hard rule stating you cannot combine keratin treatments and highlights, it’s a bit like tightrope walking, risky and not for the faint-hearted. Please proceed with caution and listen to the experts, your hairstylist (not your BFF Jessica, who does her hair at home).

To sum it up, highlighting your hair after a keratin treatment could be a hit or miss, so it’s best to tread lightly and consult with a professional before diving head-first into hair matrimony. After all, no one wants to end up with split ends and a broken hair heart, do they?

The Waiting Game

Welcome to another thrilling episode of the “Hair Chronicles.” Doesn’t the world of glitz and glamour so smite us all? No? Just me then, eh! Let’s dish the dirt on our next topic, The Waiting Game!

Say you have opted for a keratin treatment. It’s a wise choice, and good on you! Now, your hair feels like silk, and you swish it for the heck of it. You’ve obtained the holy grail in hair history, but being the overachiever you are, you fancy some Highlights. The age-old problem, “Can you put highlights after a keratin treatment?” is about to be unraveled.

can i get highlights after keratin treatment
can i get highlights after keratin treatment

Ever heard the phrase, “Patience is a virtue”? Yeah, it applies to your hair, too! Now, darling, I’m sure you haven’t spent a small fortune on keratin treatments to ruin things by rushing the highlight process, have you?

So, how long should you wait after your keratin treatment to get highlights?

Brace yourself because you might not like what you are about to hear. Unfortunately, it would help if you waited at least two weeks. Scandalous, I know!

Why, you ask? Despite what your all-knowing hairdresser might tell you, keratin treatments and highlights are the Ross and Rachel of the hair industry. It isn’t straightforward. They don’t play well, but with the right timing, you’ll yell, “We were on a break!” like Ross, but instead, you’ll have a spectacular hair phase.

Now, I can feel your impatience. You want that overnight Kardashian transformation. But the secret to achieving those luscious locks lies within the “waiting game.” So, if you want that ‘just stepped out of a salon’ Victoria’s Secret Angel look, you need to hit pause, sit back, relax, and twiddle those thumbs for a bit. I know it’s tough in instant noodle culture, but your hair will thank you.

After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither were fabulous hairdos. Got it? Fabulous. Now, brace yourself for our next hair-raising adventure. Stay with us; it’s going to be quite a ride!

Dos and Don’ts After Keratin and Highlights

Now that you’re one step closer to obtaining those envy-inducing silky tresses courtesy of your keratin treatment, you might be staring at your reflection in the mirror and wondering, ‘Can I take this a notch up with some highlights?’ Oh, sweet, naive hair warrior you are!

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Let’s talk straight hair-to-hair about what you need to do after getting your keratin treatment and highlights. But before that, just a quick disclaimer- don’t come after us if you can’t handle the ravishing hair transformation that follows!

Firstly, let’s address the elephant in the room. No, not your dad’s 70’s afro; I’m talking about maintaining and protecting your newly acquired luscious locks. We’d love to tell you that retaining that glossy, highlight-enhanced mane is as easy as flipping your hair on a breezy day, but we’re not fans of crushing dreams halfway. It’s more like nursing a Tamagotchi and less like maintaining a chia pet.

There’s no need to get your hair in a twist, though.

Your post keratin and highlight care package should be chock-full of sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners – think your new hair as the precious ring from ‘Lord of the Rings,’ only the sulfate is the fiery chasm of Mount Doom! Moisturizing hair masks should be your new besties, and thermal protection sprays should be your trusty sidekicks before applying any heat to your hair.

And, of course, remember that less is more. Don’t get trigger-happy with your curling iron or flat iron because, like your overbearing aunt at Thanksgiving dinner, heat appliances can suck the life out of a party – or in this case, your hair!

Drastic temperature changes are also a big no-no. So unless you fancy a game of hair Russian roulette, avoid sudden dip into a hot tub or plunge into a freezing winter pool.

And most of all, be patient because good hair, like good cheese and fine wine, takes time. Or at least that’s what I tell myself at 3 a.m. while deep conditioning my hair for the third time a week.

So there you have it, the bare, bare-faced truths of maintaining your luscious locks fresh out of a keratin treatment and highlights session. Brace yourselves, ladies and gents, for we’ll next explore the wild and wonderful world of alternative treatments for those who want to step off the beaten hair path! But that’s a story best saved for another blog. (*winks*)

Alternative Treatments to Achieve Luscious Locks

Alright, hair fans, let’s dive into the world of hair oysters – because, you know, that’s a thing. There are oodles of safer alternatives to keratin treatments that won’t make you cringe in confusion about highlights (hair drama is real, folks). For instance, why not try DIY hair masks, like “avocado-mania” or “eggcellent locks”? They’re not only safe, but also natural, and they will make your tresses shout, “Hello, gorgeous!” So, go ahead and explore the hair playground – pick something less dramatic than a full-on keratin treatment, and spare your highlights the heartache.

Conclusion

So, in the grand parade of hair dramas, we’ve ushered in all our knowledge, strutted the hard facts, and brought the house down with a few curt realities. And voila! As the confetti settles, we’re left with a whispered secret on everyone’s lips: the luscious locks you’ve always coveted aren’t as elusive as you thought!

Instead, it’s a simple formula – good products, supreme patience, a dash of restraint, and a sprinkle of ardor for your mane. Who knew? Indeed, not your pillow cover, which has been a silent bystander to your arduous hair journey. But let’s not forget, you are the lock lord, the monarch of your mane, the supreme ruler of your strands. Whatever you choose to plunge into – keratin, highlights, or the fame of Rapunzel – remember, your hair does not command you; you command it! So, whether it’s experiments or treatments, let your hair hear only one voice – yours! Now, go forth and make your follicles fabulous!

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