We go to the gym, follow healthy eating plans, and schedule routine visits to maintain our physical health, but many clients don’t realize that their hair also requires routine check-ups to maintain its healthy shine and growth!
Steam Treatments are our preferred method of treatments because the gentle heat opens hair cuticles to soak in all the benefits of the treatment without risking heat damage. We offer two main types of steam treatments - protein and hydration - and typically recommend once per month visits to maintain the health and integrity of your natural tresses! How do you know which one is right for you, though?
Protein treatments focus on nourishing the hair with all of the vitamins it needs to stay shiny, while adding extra strength with protein. There is such a thing as too much protein, though! If you have too much protein in your hair, you will notice brittle strands and broken ends, as well as loosened curls. While the purpose of the treatment is to add strength, too much protein can cause stress. Protein treatments should be administered no more than four times per year unless your stylist advises otherwise, and for this reason we typically do not recommend at-home protein treatments.
Moisture treatments (or Hydration Treatments) are ideal for addressing frizz, dryness, and color-processing damage. Moisture helps to replenish thirsty hair to encourage a sleek, finished look. Moisture treatments can be performed much more frequently than protein treatments without risking over-doing it. For clients with curly hair, we recommend once-per-month moisture treatments to keep frizz at bay and encourage a consistent curl pattern. We offer several product options for keeping up with these treatments at home.
How do you know which treatment is best for your locks? If you hair is limp and stringy, protein will help add volume back into your locks. If your hair is frizzy and dry, a moisture treatment is an ideal place to start. The best solution is to come see one of our stylists and get their recommendation based on your unique hair history and goals!