Keratin treatments have been around for years now, but when they first entered salons, they were an absolute game-changer for people with coarse, curly or frizzy strands. Featuring keratin, which is a protein that’s naturally found in your hair, a single treatment could smooth and strengthen strands for months at a time.
The downside? They can run you upwards of two to three hundred dollars a pop and require a few hours in the salon (which is something that’s especially challenging during 2020, when every “non-essential” outing is essentially a calculated risk).
The good news is that there are plenty of keratin treatments you can do from the comforts and safety of your home. Though the results are temporary and won’t last as long as the salon version, they’re are a fraction of the cost and are typically much gentler on your hair.
From keratin shampoos to keratin masks and serums, we’ve rounded up the best 10 keratin treatments to try at home that will smooth your strands and make them more manageable.