In the fight for hair manageability, the real victims are our wallets. We do anything and everything just to have softer, smoother, and healthier hair, even if that means costly trips to the salon for a Keratin Treatment. (Some salons charge anywhere from $250 to $450 for a single Keratin Treatment.
There are so many effective ways to soften and smooth hair, that Keratin Treatments might not even be the best option, despite the high price associated with it.
While Keratin Treatments are great at reducing frizz and increasing hair's manageability, there is a cost besides the steep price. Due to the chemical composition of Keratin Treatments, there are harmful chemicals that can actually do your hair more harm than good. The main ingredient in question is Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a big no-no amongst hair-enthusiast communities. It has a tendency to dry hair out in the long term. The CDC even considers Formaldehyde to be a carcinogen. Some Keratin Treatments claim to be formaldehyde-free, however, they contain derivatives that activate during heat application that are just as dangerous. So, you have to be very careful about the composition of a Keratin Treatment before deciding to apply it to your hair.
All this can be unsettling, however, there is a better alternative that is easier to apply, contains healthier ingredients, and is cost-effective compared to a Keratin Treatment. And that is a Prismax Treatment.
Prismax Nutritivo Treatments are a blend of moisturizers and essential vitamins that work as a deep conditioner to deliver moisture deep into the hair strand while softening and smoothing dry, damaged cuticles. Prismax Treatments are easy to use, though some women prefer a stylist to perform the treatment for them. (Check out our list of recommended salons that perform Prismax treatments: https://prismaxusa.com/pages/salons.) The instructions are very easy to follow and they outline all the steps to achieve softer and beautiful feeling hair.
The best part about Prismax Nutritivo is the price. Instead of a $400 Keratin Treatment that will put your hair at risk of drying out over the long-term, you can do a Prismax treatment that will facilitate healthier, softer, and smoother hair while increasing manageability. At full retail price, that same $400 will get you 30 Prismax Treatments over the course of at least 30 months. That is, 2 and a half years worth of treatments (once per month, at full price.)
But wait. We offer 3-packs and 5-packs of our Nutritivo treatments at $32.99 and $54.95, respectively. So, instead of a $400 Keratin Treatment that will last 3 months and potential damage your hair, you can spend the same amount of money on enough Nutritivo Treatments to last you a minimum of 3 years.
But wait, there's more. In reality, you do not need to apply Prismax Nutritivo to your hair every single month for 3 years. Actually, we recommend applying Prismax Nutritivo monthly for only the first 5 months. After the 5th month, you should be able to reduce the frequency of treatments to once every 2-3 months, as the hair begins to grow naturally healthier. This means that for $400, you will potentially have enough treatments to last 8 years, instead of 3 months.
You do the math. 1 Keratin Treatment for $400 that lasts 3 months OR 36 deep-conditioning treatments that can last a total of 8 years. The answer is clear: Prismax beats Keratin Treatments.
If after reading this, you are still heart-set on a Keratin Treatment, you will have to do some preventative maintenance to keep your hair moisturized over the next few months. If you still decide to do a Keratin Treatment, you should still do a Prismax Treatment after to prevent your hair from drying out. Prismax Nutritivo is compatible after other services to keep hair hydrated for longer. Read our article on how to use Prismax after Keratin Treatments to keep hair healthy here: https://prismaxusa.com/blogs/haircare/how-to-protect-your-hair-after-a-keratin-treatment-by-using-prismax-hair-botox