Due to Bhave being such a popular service we provide at Love Hair, we thought we would cover some frequently asked questions.
Q) Is a keratin smoothing right for me?
A) bhave Smoothing drastically reduces styling time, making hair easy to manage. Ideal for anyone who struggles with frizz or has curly and difficult to manage hair.
Q) What results can I expect?
A) A reduction in frizz, manageable and easy to style hair in a fraction of the time. Results vary according to hair type. Ask your hairdresser to perform a strand test before proceeding to get a realistic idea of what results you can expect.
Q) Will my hair go straight?
A) All hair types differ. Keratin smoothing is designed to make hair easier and quicker to manage. Some may be able to "wash & go" and others will have to apply some heat (e.g. hairdryer) to activate and achieve a smoother result.
Q) How is it different to a permanent straightening?
A) bhave Smoothing therapy is heat activated and does not permanently change the internal structure of the hair. It washes out slowly over time and conquers the frizz by smoothing out the hair cuticle making hair more manageable and quicker to dry.
Q) How long does it last?
A) Up to 4 months depending on hair type and maintenance regime.
Q) How can I achieve long-lasting results?
A) To help keep the mood smooth and bouncy, we recommend using the bhave hair care range of shampoos, conditioners and styling products specifically formulated to help prolong the lifespan - now who wouldn't want that?
Q) Can I have this service performed while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A) While there are no known adverse side effects, pregnant women and nursing mums should consult a physician prior to any type of treatment.
Q) When can I colour my hair?
A) We recommend that any lightening services (especially a full or half head of highlights) be applied BEFORE your keratin smoothing service. Bleach will strip out the keratin and negate the results. You can have a few scattered highlights or foil root touch-ups AFTER. All tinting, toning or semi-permanent colouring is recommended AFTER your keratin smoothing service.
Q) Why we recommend cutting your hair after
A) regular question is why we do not book the cut on the same day as the Bhave treatment.
Due to the process there isn’t an ideal time to cut the hair during the service and at the end the hair is poker straight and can’t be washed for 48 hours.
Once washed you start to see the effects of the hair and your natural movement returns.
The hair can lay and sit differently due to the treatment changing the texture of the hair to smooth, so best to cut once it had been washed 48 hours after the treatment for best results.