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How to change your haircare routine after straightening your hair?

How to change your haircare routine after straightening your hair?

If you’re born with naturally straight hair, you know how convenient it is to take care of it. Unfortunately, not everyone is that lucky. Most people have to deal with a myriad of problems like coarse hair, frizziness, dryness, etc. While using flat irons is one way to deal with it, it’s still not ideal. Using a hair straightener to temporarily straighten your hair after every wash with a professional shampoo can get pretty tiresome. A more practical and long-term solution is getting a chemical hair straightening treatment done. Chemically straightened hair comes with its fair share of hair smoothening aftercare but before we get into that, let’s understand what a chemical treatment is.

Simply put, a chemical treatment alters the bonds comprising your hair to change its structure and appearance. Some chemical treatments fully straighten your hair while others merely give a natural smoothening effect. This can be achieved in different ways.

Mainly, there are three types of chemical hair straightening treatments:

  • Rebonding
  • Hair Relaxing
  • Thermal Reconditioning
  • Keratin Treatment

Based on your requirement and hair type, you can pick either of the chemical treatments. Godrej Professional also offers a formaldehyde-free keratin treatment called Kerasmooth treatment that gives beautiful and frizz-free straight hair. It reduces 50-60% curl volume, thereby giving a natural smoothening effect. The treatment severely helps with frizz control.

The real question arises after you’ve picked a treatment — how to take care of hair after permanent straightening? 

Haircare Tips for Straightened Hair 
Woman with straight brown hair posing back side | Godrej Professional

Knowing how to take care of straightened hair might seem intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. Following are some useful haircare tips to follow after permanently straightening your hair:

1. Do Not Shampoo immediately

For at least three days after hair straightening, do not wash your hair. This can lessen the impact of the chemical treatment.

Also Read: How Often to Wash Your Hair

2. Avoid Shampoos with Sulphate

Finally, when you do wash your hair, make sure to use a sulphate free shampoo. This is a very essential aspect of hair smoothening aftercare. Shampoos with sulphates can be extremely harsh for your chemically treated hair. Use Godrej Professional’s Keracare Repair shampoo for chemically treated hair, or any of the other sulphate-free shampoos available on the website.

  • 3. Keep It Hydrated

    Shampooing hair after hair straightening might strip it of its natural oils so it’s important to keep your hair moisturized. Use nourishing hair mask to retain moisture and add a layer of sheen. Try the Godrej Professional Keratin Mask, which is infused with hydrolyzed keratin and protects hair.

    4. Good Hair Care Regime To Prevent Hairfall

    The only way to prevent heavy hair fall after straightening is by sticking to a good hair care routine. Just because your hair is now permanently straight, doesn’t mean you can take it easy with haircare essentials. You might need to tweak your products a little to suit your new chemically treated hair but everything else remains pretty much the same. Taking care of hair after permanent straightening is as important as haircare before straightening.

    5. No Artificial Heat

    A woman having her hair professionally styled using a blow dryer | Godrej Professional

    Apart from knowing what products to use after hair straightening, one should also take some other measures like keeping straightened hair away from artificial heat. This means no flat irons or hair dryers.

    6. Get Rid of Split Ends on Time

    Woman holding her brown hair with noticeable split ends | Godrej Professional

    Do keep a close eye on the growth of your hair after hair straightening so you can go for a trim on time. Getting rid of split ends is a crucial part of hair smoothening aftercare, and one should get rid of those split ends as regularly as possible.

    7. Oil It Up

    After the first week, once the chemical has taken full effect on your hair, consider oiling your hair. This is a great way to keep your hair moisturized after hair smoothening. Additionally, consider using Godrej Professional’s Argan Hair Oil after washing your hair as it offers UV protection and ensures shiny and healthy locks. Regular oiling will also prevent heavy hair fall after straightening.

  • Now that you know how to take care of straightened hair, let’s take a look at why Godrej Professional’s Kerasmooth treatment stands out.

    • The Kerasmooth treatment achieves dual objectives: firstly, it breaks down hair proteins and restructures them to give a hair smoothening effect. Secondly, its unique formula also repairs damaged hair.
    • The Godrej Professional Kerasmooth treatment guarantees easy and manageable straight hair for up to six months.
    • Unlike other keratin hair treatments, the Kerasmooth treatment ensures that there are no demarcation lines once new hair grows out. 

    Products To Use After Kerasmooth Treatment
    Smiling woman holding two hair care products in her hands | Godrej Professional

    Following are some Godrej Professional hair care products that are best suited to take care of your smoothened hair after the Kerasmooth Protein Reconstruction Treatment:

    The Godrej Professional Keracare Recharge Shampoo is enriched with the benefits of acai hair oil and menthol. This unique formula is created especially to work post the Kerasmooth treatment. It provides nourishment and hydrates hair.

    Keracare Recharge Shampoo – Price Rs. 990

    Follow the Keracare Recharge Shampoo with the Keracare Recharge Conditioner, which is specially created for chemically treated hair and contains the goodness of wheat protein.

    Keracare Recharge Hydrating Conditioner – Price Rs. 990

    Alternatively, you can also replace the Keracare Recharge Conditioner with the Keracare Repair Mask, which is also made specifically for hair smoothening aftercare.

    Keracare Repair Mask – Price Rs. 990

    As mentioned earlier, simply opting for permanent hair straightening or smoothening treatment is not enough. Knowing how to take care of hair after straightening is equally important. Good hair smoothening aftercare includes a healthy balance of haircare products and other helpful tips. 

    Now that you are well aware of what products to use and how to take care of hair after hair straightening, you can visit the Godrej Professional website and know more about the Kerasmooth treatment as well as the aforementioned hair care products.