My Honest Review of the Keratin Complex Treatment

Hi everyone! This post is a bit overdue as I’ve been wanting to share my honest review of my favorite keratin hair treatment before the humidity hit! As a curly, frizzy-haired girl, I never fully learned to embrace my locks. I can honestly say I have tried countless products and multiple types of relaxers and hair treatments. Today I want to share my honest thoughts on the Keratin Complex Express Blow Out Treatment.

Keratin Complex Treatment

As a teenager and through my younger adulthood, I tried everything from traditional relaxers to full Keratin Treatments to Brazilian Blow Outs. However, for the past few years, I have been loyal and true to the Keratin Express Blow Out treatment. Here is why:

  • The process is fairly quick. I am in and out of the salon in about an hour and a half.
  • Unlike traditional keratin treatments, I can wash my hair in 24 hours.
  • Although I have very curly hair, my hair is thin and fine. This treatment does not damage my hair.
  • There is no strong chemical odor.
  • I can easily blow dry and straighten my curls and they stay frizz free for months.
  • The price is right. Although price varies by salon and length or thickness of hair, I pay approximately $150 for the treatment in comparison to pricier treatments that have cost me $300 or more.

The Process

Although I have many friends that have tried to do these treatments at home, I only will get my Keratin treatment done by a professional stylist. I am fortunate to have found a stylist who I trust and know will take great care of my hair. The process for getting a Keratin Express Blow Out is fairly easy. From start to finish, I’m in the salon for about an hour and a half. I walk into the salon with textured, frizzy, dry looking hair and leave with straight, shiny, healthy looking hair.

My hair before treatment upon arrival to the salon. My hair was not washed that morning and was half blown out on top from previous day.

My hair after being washed with a clarifying shampoo. Treatment is then applied to wet, clean hair. Stylist dries hair with blowdryer.
After hair is dried, treatment is sealed into the hair using a very high heat flat iron. The stylist does this pulling up small sections of hair.

My hair after treatment is in and flat iron is completed. At this point, I can not wash my hair or get it wet for at least 24 hours.

The Results

As you can see the results in my hair are obvious. After the Keratin treatment, when I wash my hair, my hair goes back to being curly however the curl is a lot looser and much easier to straighten. I would say Keratin cuts my hair drying time in half. Some other major advantages of Keratin are that my hair does not need to be flat ironed to stay straight and it stays frizz-free in even very humid weather. For me, the Keratin Express Treatment lasts about 3 months during warmer months when I wash more often and may have chlorine or salt water exposure. When I do the treatment at the start of fall, it lasts me about 6-7 months. The amount of time Keratin lasts will vary per person. It very much depends on how often the hair is washed as well as what products you use.


After you pass the initial 24 hours of no washing or getting the hair wet, caring for your Keratin is so easy! Choosing the “right” products is essential to the process for long term results. With any Keratin treatment, it is super necessary that you use a sulfate-free shampoo. I like to use the Keratin Complex Shampoo as well as the It’s a 10 Keratin Leave in Conditioner to help protect and prolong my Keratin treatment. I also love super hydrating conditioners and am a big fan of the Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Conditioner. I’ve linked the products here for easy shopping!

Keratin Shampoo
Leave-in Conditioner

If you are looking for something to tame your frizz, cut your drying time and relax your curl, I highly recommend you check out this treatment! If you are in the New York area, Simple Beauty is fantastic! You won’t be disappointed!

Leave me comments with questions as well as your own thoughts on the Keratin treatment. Like any new treatments you try, I always recommend you discuss your hair and your goals with your stylist.

I am not affiliated with Keritan in anyway. Links above contain affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission on products you buy.

6 thoughts on “My Honest Review of the Keratin Complex Treatment

  1. Wow! An hour an a half for 3 months of saving time on your hair. That’s pretty incredible. Glad you found a styling so we know they are out there.
    Do you get your hair cut at the same time or try to alternate appointments?

    1. It seriously is life changing! I sometimes trim right after but it’s a dry cut and I don’t generally love doing that! It’s a good quick fix for split ends but I prefer waiting a couple of weeks and then cutting my hair!

  2. I tried the keratin treatment at home only once and had a very bad experience. I don’t feel like trying again…….

    1. Oh no so sorry to hear that! I have never tried one at home myself. I would only let a trained beauty professional do a Keritan or any other treatment like that on my hair. I can imagine though it was scary to have that experience!

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