Keratin Smoothing Treatment

Is your hair dry or damaged?
Is it curly, wavy or frizzy? 
Is it too thick and takes too long to dry?

One of our in salon keratin smoothing treatments is the perfect solution for anyone who finds their hair hard to manage, dry, damaged or too time consuming.

A Keratin smoothing treatment is a semi-permanent hair straightening treatment that smooths and adds shine to frizzy hair. To make hair straighter, a keratin compound solution containing glyoxylic acid is worked through the hair to break the bonds and reseal them in a straighter position. The solution is then blow-dried and sealed with a flat iron, and the results can last anywhere from three to six months. The treatments work well on most hair types, I would recommend it for anyone who wants to reduce frizz, boost shine, or cut out blow-drying or straightening their hair on a regular basis.

Hair before a Keratin smoothing Treatment
Hair after a Keratin smoothing Treatment

Our Keratin smoothing treatments penetrate deeply into the hair strand to infuse a unique blend of keratin, botanical extracts and vitamins, resulting in smoother, softer and more manageable hair. The keratin treatment is formulated to work on all hair types as well as coloured hair.

A keratin smoothing treatment is great for anyone struggling with frizzy dry hair! It’s a miracle service that smooths, repairs and rehydrates the hair creating soft shiny silky results that saves you hours of drying time.

Customer Reviews

“I didn’t want to lose my curls all together, but was keen to de-frizz the bird’s nest and make styling more simple and less time consuming.

The first thing I noticed was how soft my hair felt, having thick curly hair means it can feel coarse, but the treatment has left my hair feeling really hydrated and healthy. My stylist says the treatment is ideal for anyone who wants to help control their hair.

On hair as curly as mine, it’s unrealistic to expect it to be super straight and smooth – and mine isn’t – although the more frequently you have the treatment done, the more it will retain it’s straightness.

The biggest bonus is how easy it is to style my hair. Since having the treatment, what once took almost an hour and a half  is now done in 35 minutes. That’s the real game-changer for me.”

Susan Whiteman

“I’ve been getting keratin smoothing treatments for 2 years now, I used to dread blow drying my hair as it took so long and I could never get it smooth with it being naturally curly/frizzy. It takes half the time it used to and I get it really smooth, also I don’t have to worry about going out it the damp weather and it frizzing up. I love it!”

Jackie Kidd

“Takes all the hard work out of styling my hair and saves me time on the mornings. My hair feels soft and smooth with a great shine too. I get mine before going on holiday So I don’t have to worry about it frizzing up with the humidity.”

Nicola Taylor

Kerastraight Products

To help you maintain your hair following your Keratin smoothing treatment at mcIntyres you’ll receive recommended Kerastraight Shampoo and Conditioner to take home.

Hair before a Keratin smoothing Treatment
Hair after a Keratin smoothing Treatment

Why choose mcIntyres hairdressers Dundee For A Keratin Smoothing Treatment?

mcIntyres has been carrying out a variety of keratin smoothing treatments for over 15 years. This hands on experience across brands has allowed us to test and discover the BEST system to use, Kerastraight.

Over 10 of our stylists specialise in keratin smoothing treatments giving us a pool of talent who can carry this treatment out. We are a multi award winning salon with a huge investment in young talent and training, led by 3 times Scottish hairdresser of the year, and British Hairdressing Awards Hall of game member, Kay McIntyre.

Keratin Smoothing Treatment FAQ

Can you get a keratin smoothing treatment if you colour your hair?

Yes, you can use keratin smoothing treatment on coloured hair. We would always recommend to have the keratin treatment before you have your colour max it also strengthens the hair.

How long does a keratin smoothing treatment last?

The treatment can last up to 4 months. Especially if you use professional aftercare recommend by your stylist it can really help give the treatment longevity.

Will a keratin smoothing treatment take out my natural curl?

Hair with a strong natural curl energy or what is known as 4 A, B or C will be looser, repaired, softened and much easier to manage, but it will still retain a lot of curls. Hair with less natural strength will be a great deal straighter, and in many cases even completely straight.

Is a keratin smoothing treatment worth the money?

One word… YES! See the before and after photo on this page as evidence. People battle with frizz every day, for some clients they have said it’s life changing.

Can you have a keratin smoothing treatment if you wear hair extensions?

Yes absolutely although the treatment can’t be carried out while they are in place. It will disguise you own hair better as it really smooths your hair out, blending with the extension hair better.

How long does a Keratin smoothing treatment last in the hair?

As long as you care for your Keratin treatment properly, using sulphate free shampoo and conditioner and not washing the hair too frequently (2-3 times per week), then the treatment can last up to 6 months in the hair.

Does a Keratin smoothing treatment cause hair loss?

Keratin treatments utilise flat irons at high temperatures, which can be high enough to deteriorate your hairs natural proteins and protections, which can cause damage, excessive shedding and loss. This can be prevented with proper nutrition in diet, staying hydrated and using salon quality hair products without any harsh chemicals.

Is a Keratin smoothing treatment good for afro hair?

The Keratin treatment is safe and effective for all hair types, from pin straight to 4 c coils, and is a semi-permanent alternative to perms or relaxers to smooth afro hair.

Which is better straightening of Keratin smoothing treatment?

If keeping your hair healthy is a priority for you then a Keratin treatment is recommended over straightening the hair as it helps avoid excess heat damage over time.

How should I sleep after having a Keratin smoothing treatment?

Because your hair has just been set with keratin proteins its important you have straight hair, even when sleeping. It is recommended to sleep laying your hair back over your pillow so there are no creases or folds. Silk pillowcases are also recommended for your hair after the keratin treatment.

Which hair treatment is best for hair?

Keratin smoothing treatments have become increasingly popular over the past few years and with good reason, they are one of the safer hair straightening techniques as keratin is a natural protein already found in out hair, however protein content decreases with age and poor diet, so do keratin levels.

Can I brush my hair after Keratin smoothing treatment?

It’s recommended you wait around 72 hours after the treatment is done to brush your hair (around 3 days).

What is the price for a keratin smoothing treatment?

At mcintyres hairdressers Dundee the starting price for a keratin smoothing treatment is £150. The actual cost is dependant on hair length and volume.

Why is my hair still frizzy after Keratin smoothing treatment?

After any Keratin treatment the moisture versus protein balance will be ‘out of sync’ due to the high protein concentration used during the procedure. This can cause hair to feel rough, course or brittle in the short term if nothing is done to counteract it ( eg. using salon quality sulphate free products).

How often should I have a Keratin smoothing treatments?

Keratin treatments shouldn’t be done more than 3 times per year, as over time they can start to damage the hair. Summer, when frizz is more pronounced because of humidity, is when people generally want to get them done.

Talk to mcIntyres Hairdressers Dundee about a Keratin Smoothing Treatment today!