Women have turned to technology as a solution to frizzy and unmanageable hair.

Keratin treatments were developed in Brazil to help smooth out hair and reduce frizz. Unfortunately, in order for the product to be applied correctly, the hair’s cuticle must be opened with the use of formaldehyde.  Formaldehyde causes concern because it can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat. This led the FDA to monitor the use of high levels of formaldehyde in keratin treatments.

On the other hand, Design Essentials Strengthening Therapy System does not contain any levels of formaldehyde or its derivatives. This treatment is also heat activated like keratin but uses the lowest heat setting possible to set the treatment while maintaining hair health.

All in all, make sure you know your hair and research these products well before you decide to get a treatment, and then pick the one that’s right for you.



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