The Keratin Experience

One of the many services we offer at Studio 237 is a smoothing Keratin treatment. Keratin treatments are a growing trend that leave your hair soft, smooth and frizz free. Keratin is a protein that is naturally in your hair. The Keratin treatment locks Keratin in your hair using products and heat. A Keratin treatment can take anywhere from 2-6 hours depending on the length of your hair. The stylist will complete the following steps to achieve a smooth polished look for your hair:


  1. Hair is shampooed with clarifying shampoo, towel dried and pre-treatment spray is applied
  2. Treatment is applied next (1/2 inch from the scalp), hair is combed through
  3. At this point, there are no bends in the hair and all hair sections are smoothed downwards
  4. Fingers are used to smooth hair, removing any lines. Hair is covered in plastic for 10-40 minutes.

*A strand test is done after 10 minutes by tying a knot in the hair. If it opens easily the hair needs more time. If it does not open it is done.

  1. Next, hair is rinsed for 10 minutes with warm water then combed through and towel dried. In half inch partings, pre-treat is sprayed on the entire length of hair. Hair is towel blotted.
  2. Hair is blown dry using medium heat and medium air. Hair is finger combed straight downwards.
  3. NO clips or pins can be put in hair now. Hair is flat ironed in sections ¼ inch from the nape. Hair is kept straight and tangle free. Wait 1 hour.
  4. Starting at the nape, Hair is parted in 4 sections. Neutralizer is applied in ½ inch sections. Hair is combed straight downwards. Neutralizer is left on hair for 10 minutes.
  5. Hair is rinsed for 5 minutes and towel blotted. Post-treat is applied to the ends and middle. After waiting 2-3 minutes, hair is rinsed.
  6. Hair is blown dry using fingers. A brush and flat iron are used to finish style.


There are a few simple rules to abide by following your Keratin treatment. Do not wash your hair with shampoo for 48-72 hours. Also, do not use any pins, braids or clips for 48 hours. Talk to one of our stylists to see if a Keratin treatment is right for you.