Rodrigo Padilla

Keratin Upkeep: Maintaining Fresh Salon Smoothness

June 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm , by

On gross days like today we all could use a little help with our hair. Smooth, frizz-free, and without flatness may sound impossible, but it’s not–if it’s done right.
With all of the hype about Keratin treatments (the good kind, not the ones that are dangerous to your health), Rodrigo Padilla of Sally Hershberger Downtown shared his advice for maintaining smoothness, without going limp.
The biggest concern Rodrigo sees is that almost every woman who comes for a Keratin Treatment is worried they’re going to have flat, boring hair for the next three days during which you can’t wash your hair.
The amount of product applied into the hair: Keratin is very concentrated, so you don’t have to use much to get great results.The way your stylists blow drys your hair and flatirons:
I personally apply solution and blowout, giving the hair as much body possible, so when the flatiron is used, it will not be pin straight.
Flatironing is key, since you can iron the roots with body, so the hair is not stuck to the scalp. I flatiron completely around the head, leaving the top for last. When ironing the hair, I start from the back of the top, move straight up, making the hair full and moving it to the front.
When finished with the front, I set it with a smaller brush, so you look like you just went in for a beautiful blow dry – not a boring, flat Keratin Treatment. You should always leave the salon looking and feeling beautiful!