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Keratin Complex Hair Treatment vs. Milbon Japanese Hair Straightening vs. Brazilian Blowout: Making the Right Choice for Your Hair

Updated: Jan 6

When it comes to achieving sleek, frizz-free locks, there are several popular hair treatments to consider, each with its own unique advantages and characteristics. In this blog post, we'll break down the differences between three highly sought-after treatments: Keratin Complex Hair Treatment, Milbon Japanese Hair Straightening, and Brazilian Blowout. Understanding their distinctions will help you make an informed choice for your hair's needs and your desired results.

 Keratin Complex Hair Treatment, often referred to simply as "keratin treatment," is designed to reduce frizz, improve manageability, and add shine to the hair. It's ideal for individuals who want to maintain their natural texture but struggle with frizz and unruly hair.|

What is Keratin?

Keratin, a naturally occurring protein present in skin, hair, and nails, serves a dual role as an external protective barrier and an internal structural component within human hair. The depletion of keratin occurs when hair undergoes physical or chemical damage, as well as exposure to environmental factors such as the sun.

The Results: The results of a keratin treatment typically last up to five months. The longevity of the keratin treatment depends on the amount of washes per week, the type of hair products used to maintain your look and the accumulation of external stressors like chlorinated water, salt water or heat styling tools.

Services we render at Taylor Monroe Salon:

  • KCMAX™ Maximum Keratin Smoothing System: Up to 3 months.

  • Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment (NKST): Up to 5 months.

  • Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment for Blonde Hair (NKSTB): Up to 5 months.

  • Express Blow Out® (EBO): Up to 6 weeks.

Portfolio we do not render at Taylor Monroe Salon:

  • Personalized Blow Out™(PBO): Up to 3 months.

  • KCSMOOTH™ Heat Activated Smoothing Treatment: Up to 3 months.

  • KCTEXTURE™ Curl Enhancing Keratin Treatment: Up to 3 months.

Post Maintenance: Keratin treatments are relatively low-maintenance, after the mandatory 72 hour setting period. When the service is completed in-salon, you must not wash your hair within 72 hours of the service. If the hair is exposed to moisture you must blow dry and flat iron that section of your hair until the 72 hour wait period is over.

Recommendations: Use sulfate free shampoos to pro-long treatment, we love R+Co Shampoo and Conditioner Sets- call Taylor / Monroe salon to inquire out the current discount code. Always apply a leave-in moisturizer like Milbon Restorative Blowout Primer to keep your hair moisturized and protected.

Milbon Japanese Hair Straightening, also known as thermal reconditioning, is a permanent straightening treatment that transforms curly or wavy hair into pin-straight hair. It's perfect for those seeking permanently straightened hair.

What is Permanent Hair Straightening? This versatile service allows for a variety of finishes from sleek and straight to smooth and bouncy. Available by a Liscio-certified stylists only, not currently rendered by Taylor Monroe Salon. This treatment involves the use to break down and reshape the hair's natural bonds.

The Results: The results of Japanese Hair Straightening can last until new hair grows in. It offers a complete transformation, leaving your hair straight and smooth.

Maintenance: Japanese Hair Straightening requires specific post-treatment care to lock in moisture and maintaining a straightened look as new hair grows in. Our favorite products are a combination of the Moisture Replenish Shampoo and the Weightless Replenishing Mist.

SSVR-Silk™, a potent silk-based complex that surpasses these hollow tubular gaps, enhancing the overall integrity of hair both internally and externally. This innovative ingredient is now an integral part of every Milbon Signature hair and scalp care product.

Brazilian Blowout is designed to reduce frizz, increase shine, and improve hair manageability. Brazilian Blowout transforms frizzy, damaged and unmanageable hair into smooth, healthy, easy-to-style strands for up to 12 weeks. Spend more time doing what you love and less time styling your hair. It offers versatility, allowing you to choose between a straight or natural look.

The Results: In as little as 80 minutes, you get smooth, frizz-free hair for up to 12 weeks. NO WAIT PERIOD. The minute you leave the salon you can immediately wash your hair, exercise, put it in a pony tail or clip without worry. GREAT FOR ALL TYPES OF HAIR Wavy, straight, curly or coily? When it comes to removing frizz- we've got you covered! Great for transitioning from Japanese straighteners, relaxers or keratin treatments, no regrowth demarcation.

The choice between Keratin Complex Hair Treatment, Milbon Japanese Hair Straightening, and Brazilian Blowout depends on your hair type, your desired results, and your commitment to the service timing. If you seek frizz reduction and improved manageability while keeping your natural texture, a keratin treatment is a suitable option. For those desiring permanent straightness, Japanese Hair Straightening offers a transformative result. If you want flexibility in styling while reducing frizz, Brazilian Blowout provides a customizable solution.

Always consult with a professional stylist to determine the best treatment for your hair's condition and your styling preferences. Remember that each treatment has its pros and cons, so consider your hair's health and your lifestyle when making your decision.


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