Can Hair Be Repaired By Keratin?

How many hair product advertisements have you seen that promise to repair damaged hair?

It seems like every shampoo commercial on television incorporates some scientific animation of split ends being re-bonded and strengthened as a result of product use.  Obviously, I’m not the only one who would like to repair hair damage…  But I’m not sold on the products I see on TV.

Because you can’t repair split ends, can you?  My hairdresser told me that the only way to get rid of split ends is to cut them off.  He said that once the damage was done, it was irreversible.

So which is it?  A simple shampoo can fix my split ends, or do I need to chop my hair?

It turns out that the answer is yes, a hair product can fix split ends.  But let me qualify that statement: only very specific products will do the trick (and probably not the ones that you see advertised in magazines or on TV).

It’s not a particular brand or a new type of product, but rather one, little ingredient that makes all the difference.

You might have guessed what the secret ingredient is: functional keratin.

We already know that functional keratin can do some amazing things, but did you know that repairing damaged hair is one of them?

The way it works is simple, but first, a little background…

What exactly is hair damage?

You’re probably aware of the things that can cause hair damage… Heat from styling implements like hair dryers, curling irons, flat irons, hot rollers… Chemicals found in the developer for hi-lift hair color and bleach, perms, relaxers, and harsh straightening systems… Friction from brushing, hair ties and rubbing against fabric… It’s a long and daunting list. But how exactly do these things damage your hair?

Hair damage is essentially the degradation of the proteins that make up the outer cuticle layer of the hair. The cuticle can be thought of as a protective layer around the cortex (the inner core) of the hair.

This protective layer is made up of keratin protein cells that fit together a bit like scales: the cells overlap to create a waterproof and airtight barrier. Damage occurs when something damages the “scales” causing them to lift and separate.

When the cuticle in damaged, the cortex is left unprotected and is then damaged by heat, chemicals and friction. The cortex is also made up of keratin proteins that give your hair its strength and structure. The proteins in the cortex aren’t scaly, but more like a rope (did you know that keratins come in different families for different forms and functions?). When the rope is exposed to heat, chemicals and friction, it started to rip and fray.

And now you have hair damage on the inside and out. Bummer.

How can keratin fix this?

Since the cause of damage is damaged keratin, real keratin is the only thing that can actually repair damage.

When you use a hair product containing functional keratin proteins, you are effectively replacing the missing and damaged keratin from your hair. As long as the keratin in your product shares the form, sequence (and therefore function) of the natural keratin, it will work just like your own keratin does and will patch up the frayed cortex and smooth out those ruffled protein scales.

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216 Responses to Can Hair Be Repaired By Keratin?

  1. Dz on

    U gave me hope. I have Holes in middle of hair strands… Do u know why? Im natural and no heat.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Holes in your hair strands can be caused by chemical treatment, such as excessive bleach or too much heat treatment. However, if you have not used harsh treatments on your hair then you have may hair with naturally occurring holes, or porous areas, called medulla. This occur in all hair, but some hair has more medulla than others. A diagram of what this looks like is given here, and there is a very brief description here If your holes are due to chemical treatment, then a hair rescue treatment with Replicine Functional Keratin will be very helpful in returning your hair to its original state. If your hair has large areas of medulla then treatments are less likely to have a significant effect.

      • Love on

        Hello I have a question also about keratin treatments. My stylist started using the treatment over a year ago and it was the Brazilian keratin. My hair wasn’t shedding and I loved it. She started using another brand, and my hair didn’t become straight all the way and parts were frizzy. So, I found a Moroccan keratin and my hair was super straight. I now noticed that my hair a shedding allot and breaking also. It seems way more than 100 pieces of hair a day. Every time I comb it or run my finger thru my hair, a good amount comes out .Can it be the Moroccan treatment is too harsh and causing my hair to break and shed allot? I am so worried I will not have any hair left. My hair was always thin, but it is worse now. Any help will be great! Thank you

        • Keratin Questions on

          Hi Love,
          Keratin, a protein, is included in straightening treatments to help offset damage from chemicals such as formaldehyde, and the use of extreme heat that is needed for desired effects. Keratin cannot straighten hair. After straightening treatments hair can be extremely dry and brittle. This can lead to breakage and thinning of the hair. The heat-based tools used to straighten the hair withdraw the moisture from the hair and can cause a loss of elasticity. The regular use of a good moisturizing conditioner, sulfate and sodium free, will help. You may also want to try using the Keraplast Hair Rescue treatment. This is an intensive repair treatment that will help to restore dry, frizzy, chemically damaged hair back to a healthy, shiny state. For information on this treatment you can go to:

          • Gabby on

            Hi, recently someone used the Keune keratin treatment on my hair after they dyed my hair and my hair is falling off a lot! I lose hair every day and I have some spots where I completely lost my hair. I am so depressed and I don’t know what to do to repair my hair and stop it from falling all off 🙁 PLEASE HELP

          • Keratin Questions on

            Hi Gabby,
            I would check with a doctor to make sure there is no medical condition causing your hair loss. What you describe sounds like severe loss. Keraplast has an intensive repair treatment called Hair Rescue that can help to strengthen and rebuild existing hair.
            If you are interested in trying the product, send an email to

          • Vanii24 on


            I recently permed my hair and i don’t like it. I have naturally really thick and wavy hair. Will a keratin treatment get me my old hair back? I’m afraid I might damage it too much. Help please.

          • Keratin Questions on

            Hi Vanii24,
            A keratin straightening treatment will need to use harsh chemicals like those that were used in perming solutions in order to achieve the desired results. There is always a risk of damage to the hair when it is exposed to harsh chemicals. It is best to seek in person trusted, professional advice. This way they can discuss options for your hair type & condition of hair.

    • Brian on

      The medulla is the center of the hair. Not holes in your hair. Look up the definition of medulla it will say the center of something. So I don’t trust anything you say. Also to much keratin can harden the hair always make sure you have moisture you will need a balance of both. Holes in the hair can be caused by sun exposure just like your skin uv rays are just as bad for the hair. Oh might be cause skin hair and nails are all made up of the same byproducts of keratin.

      • Keratin Questions on

        Hi Brian,

        Thanks for your comments. Keraplast values all feedback- both positive and negative – as it tells us where more effort is needed. We work hard to operate with integrity and to treat all customers with respect. We also constantly strive to provide quality products and quality information.

        You are correct in saying the medulla is in the center of the hair. To expand on our earlier very brief description of hair structure, here are some more details that will hopefully be more helpful.

        Hair is a complex and complicated structure. The outermost layer is scale-like. This is called the cuticle. In human hair the cuticle comprises the cuticle layer within lies the cortex and this is a highly structured mix of filament and matrix keratin cell structure that give hair its tensile properties. Within the cortex lie the medulla. These are open structures containing air and vestiges of cellular structures such as mitochondrial DNA. Not all hair contains medulla and it is more common in grey (unpigmented hair).

        A comprehensive and fascinating description of hair development and structure is given in an article: The Biology of Hair Growth; by Valerie Anne Randall and Natalia V. Botchkareva which can be obtained here:

        Another good and more general article can be found here:

        You are also correct in saying that a lack of moisture in the hair can lead to brittleness, however hair dryness does not correlate with the amount of Keratin but with the hair’s ability to retain water and the condition of the hair. Very dry hair can be quite porous and low in keratin; take for example, grey hair which is often highly medullated and porous.

        “Keratin Straightening” Treatments can leave the hair quite dry and brittle but this is not the Keratin that is causing the damage. Many of these treatments contain significant levels of formaldehyde. It is this ingredient that can cause hair to become quite brittle. Formaldehyde is a crosslinking agent with a very short chain length so it restricts the natural flexibility and extensibility of the hair fiber, hence the brittleness. The use of hot irons also damages hair causing it to lose the barrier function properties that help to hold water in the fiber.

        As you rightly point out our fingernails are also made of Keratin and Keratin is a critical component of the outermost layer of the skin.

  2. Angela Black on

    I have had a keune chemical keratin treatment this week which has ruined my hair as the chemicals reacted to the previous keratin silicone based product. I have contacted Keraplast who are trying to get a hold of the Hair Rescue in Australia, i read about this on your website, and this is my last option, will keep you posted…

  3. Angela Black on

    I promised to give reports on the progress of my hair after the Rescue treatments. A litlle over a month later, I am happy to update that I have had 4 in salon Rescue treatments in total and each time the hair is gettign better & better. I was faced with the possibility of having to cut all my hair as it was damaged to within 2″ from my scalp from a Smoothing treatment (sold to me as a Keratin treatment but actually a Japanese straightening treatment which should have gone nowhere near my bleached hair) so be careful!!. Thanks to Hair Rescue I have been able to keep my hair, with regular Hair Rescue treatments, good keratin based aftercare prodcuts, and regular trimming, the hair is finally coming back to life again.

  4. Hallie b on

    There is a brand of product only cosmetologist can go buy, but walmart is a supplier, it’s called “it’s a ten” I am a frequent color changer and this stuff makes my hair feel amazing, it’s helped with damage, dryness, heat, and each product does something different for your hair but almost every product has keratin in it, I swear by this brand

    • Keratin Questions on

      “It’s a ten” sounds like a great line. There are lots of good ingredients in the “it’s a ten” products that will provide a good boost to how your hair feels. The keratin in them is in the form of either “keratin amino acids” or “hydrolyzed keratin”, this means that it is keratin that has been chopped up into small fragments in order to make it soluble so it will go into the product. Unfortunately this also takes away a lot of the good function that the keratin can perform, such as repair. More advanced formulas are using Replicine Functional Keratin which contains intact keratin components (look for “keratin” and “oxidized keratin” on the labels). This leads to durable repair, a more long term boost for your hair and takes the keratin performance to a whole new level.

  5. Santanna R on

    I have crazy damaged hair, so bad its rubber band like and is breaking off, I don’t wanna get it cut off cause it’ll be way short if I do, So will Keratin help it?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Keratin can help to repair severely damaged hair, if it is the right sort of keratin. Hair Rescue with Replicine Functional Keratin contains intact keratin proteins matched to the keratin in your hair. This means that the Replicine keratin can bind to the damaged keratin in your hair and repair it. This is a salon treatment so depending on where you live there may be a salon close to you that will be able to do the treatment. People with very damaged hair have reported very good results, see for example Many other treatments contain only hydrolyzed keratin, which does not have enough structure or function to provide genuine repair inside the fibre, whereas Replicine can achieve this.

  6. Santanna R on

    What about the organix ginger line with keratin in it, will it help repair?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Oranix Ginger is a nice formulation with several nice natural materials. However the keratin it contains is hydrolyzed keratin and so it is limited in how much it can actually repair the hair. Hydrolyzed keratin is often found in hair care products, but unfortunately this is a chopped up and damaged form of keratin that is so far removed from the keratin in your hair that it can’t really bind well to it and repair damage. Replicine Functional Keratin is the only fully intact keratin protein that can bind to and repair damaged keratin inside hair fibers. Look for products or treatments that use Replicine Functional Keratin.

  7. Santanna R on

    and Can you use the Keratin products every day? I’ve heard it will damage your hair even more if used everyday. Will keratin make your hair fall out? I’ve heard that too

    • Keratin Questions on

      If a keratin product is a “wash and care” type product, like a shampoo, conditioner, styling product or similar then it certainly can be used everyday. The keratin itself is not going to cause any damage or problem. Your hair is made of keratin, so there is not much bad it can do. Most keratin treatments, the type you might get in a salon, or try at home, to make your hair straight contain other chemicals that are added to make you hair straight in a durable way. These extra chemicals are often damaging to your hair, and can cause it to be weaker and break easier, even if it looks nice and shiny for a short time. It is not actually the keratin in the keratin treatments that is causing the problem, but the chemicals that get added that react with the hair. If these treatments are done too often that will cause damage to your hair.

  8. Lauren on

    Hopefully you can help, i have heat damage. i’m natural and i straightened my hair 3 weeks ago. Whenever i straighten my hair, it usually takes a while to revert without any damage and i only straighten about 4 times a year if that. this time was different, i last week i conditioned and washed my hair and noticed that my ends were wavy and straight (about 2-3 in.) and the rest was curly. i deep conditioned and did a few minor protein treatments that whole week. i noticed a big difference after but the front of my hair is completely damaged, even the roots 🙁 will keratin help rebuild the bond? i’ve already cut some hair off.

    • Keratin Questions on

      For substantial damage, such as heat damage, straightening or chemical treatments, then Hair Rescue with Replicine Functional Keratin is the ideal treatment. The unique keratin in the treatment binds to the damaged keratin inside the fiber restoring the original structure and so returning the strength and condition. Not many salons have it yet, so depending on where you are it may or may not be easy to get. What is your location?

  9. Christine in St. Louis on

    Do you all think that Walmart is carrying the authentic Keratin products? I am uncertain, but have been using them from Walmart because the shampoo/conditioner is cheaper and it seems fine. When I called Keratin direct they said it was “not a guarantee that it was the actual Keratin product:” so I am confused. HELP!!

    • Keratin Questions on

      Which keratin products are you referring to? There are many products that say keratin on the label but because they are for your hair (that is made of keratin), then they are really talking about being good for your keratin, and they may not actually have keratin in them. What you want to look for is the ingredients list on the back. This should have either hydrolyzed keratin, keratin or oxidized keratin listed. If it has keratin or oxidized keratin listed, then it is much more likely to be effective. You tend to get products with keratin or oxidized keratin in salons more than Walmart. They are more expensive but much more effective.

  10. blahblah on

    I have horribly damaged hair, I’m frequently dying and bleaching my hair, i blow dry and straighten my hair daily and its in terrible shape, I have heard about the keratin treatments and how they repair damaged hair and reduce the need for straightening, so I’m looking into giving it a shot although my biggest concern is where to go to get my keratin treatment, how do i know that I’m getting my moneys worth and that my hair is in the best possible care?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Most keratin treatments contain chemicals that work inside each hair fiber to lock them straight. While they make hair straight, if done too many times that can damage the hair structure. To repair your hair, Hair Rescue with Replicine Functional Keratin is a specialist keratin treatment aimed at repair. Most keratin treatments use chemical agents to make your hair straight or smooth, and it sounds like that is not what you need to get your hair restored to how it used to feel. Here is a review of someone who has used a Replicine Functional Keratin treatment, and you can also find more details here

  11. amina on

    hi , i ve done the biggest mistake of my life, i ve put hydrogen peroxide to my virgin hair, never dye it before, i ve heard that lighten hair, i did it for four days as recommended , the result was terrible my beautiful natural hair color,(dark blonde)has turned to a very dark brown or orange or may be red.., i m crying every time i see my self in the mirror, and i remember how my color was and how it is now, i don t wanna dye my hair,specially that my scalp hurt and it feels like burned,i ve done the keratin before like exactly a month ago before i used the hydrogen peroxide,should i reapply it again to repair some of the damage and do you know if my color will comeback to my hair one day??pls help me i feel hopeless and so depressed coz of this…my hair isso dry and damaged.

    • Keratin Questions on

      The right sort of keratin treatment will help repair your hair so it feels better, but it will not effect the color. Unfortunately peroxide permanently changes the color so the only way to change it again is to put more color in, or wait for the natural color to grow back. Adding new color would be best done by a salon professional so the color is best matched to your natural color. To repair your hair, Hair Rescue with Replicine Functional Keratin is a specialist keratin treatment aimed at repair. Most keratin treatments use chemical agents to make your hair straight or smooth, and it sounds like that is not what you need to get your hair restored to how it used to feel. Here is a review of someone who has used a Replicine Functional Keratin treatment

  12. Brittnee on

    I just bought a starter kit of Pantenes Pro-V Expert Collection Advanced+ Keratin Repair.
    It includes the Shampoo/ Conditoner and Split End Fusing Serum.
    Have you ever used or heard of this product? Do you think it will actually wok or was this a waste of money?? I have very fine and thin hair it’s pretty damaged but I couldn’t convince myself to cut all 3-4inches of dead/dying hair off so I only had 1 trimmed off. Do you think this product with restore the rest of my poor hair?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Unfortunately, as with many of the mass market brands, pantene pro-v expert collection is aimed at keratin repair, and making the keratin in your hair better, but it doesn’t actually contain any keratin at all. It may provide a short term effect that feels good for a short time, but without an active form of keratin that can actually repair the part of your split ends that are damaged it is unlikely to provide substantial benefit. You may be better to look for repairing products with active forms of keratin that can rebuild the part of your hair that is damaged. Replicine Functional Keratin is the only genuinely active keratin on the market currently.

  13. Gina on

    Help! I am addicted to Keratin treatments – specifically Keratin Complex Express Blowouts. The last time I got the full (wait 72 hours to wash) Keratin Complex treatment was last March. Since then I have done 5 Express Blowouts. 2 of the blowouts (including my most recent) did not go as well as they usually do. This last time my hair was glued to my head, had NO life, strength – it was so limp it was like non-hair, more web-like. This treatment was done January 2nd of this year. Since then because I asked and listened to anyone that would give advice I’ve done everything from trying to wash it out by using clarifying/normalizing shampoos and continuing to use keratin based products (shampoo, cond, intenserx, infusion, straight day – you name it). MY HAIR STILL DOES NOT FEEL “NORMAL” like it usually does after keratin treatmenmt goes well. WHAT DO I DO?!?! What is the solution to my problem?!?! I want that nice, smooth, shiny, easy to blowout hair that keratin usually provides. Peeople are telling me to abstain from the p[roduct suggesting I have a protein overload – is that possible?!?! I am MISERABLE and just want my hair to feel like HAIR! Did I mention my ends dont look so great either? What do I do?? Do I do another Keratin Complex Express Blowout in hopes that is DOES fix my problem or do I leave it alone (wahhhhhh) and hope it clears up on its own?? HOW SOON IS TOO SOON FOR ANOTHER TREATMENT AND HOW COULD SOMEONE GET “TOO MUCH PROTEIN” IN THEIR HAIR? Help. :/

    • Keratin Questions on

      Many keratin treatments for straightening and smoothing contain a variety of chemicals that can damage the hair if the process is not done very well. They can also be hazardous to your health. Your description sounds like too much heat and processing during the express blowout caused damage to your hair. As the chemicals in the treatments work on the inside of each fibre to lock them straight it is possible to do too much, and bind the chemicals into the hair so much that it is rigid and looses some of its natural feel. It is not the protein that is doing this but the additional chemicals used for straightening. A repair treatment that would be worthwhile to consider is Hair Rescue with Replicine Functional Keratin. This is a keratin treatment to repair your hair, not straighten it, so it should rebuild the damaged keratin inside each hair fiber and bring back the more natural feel you are seeking.

  14. Cathy on

    I colored my hair then a week later i relaxed it at hime now it is fried really bad . Its breaking and falling off its really nappy and tough. Will keritan help my burned hair or is it going to fall off untill iam bald because its really fried and damaged

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hair relaxing can be really hard on hair, it sounds like you have a lot of damage. Keratin can help with repair if it is the right sort of keratin. Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine Functional Keratin is an intensive repair process that can rebuild the damaged hair structure inside the fiber due to the structure of the keratin in Replicine binding well to the hair structure and repairing it. That would be the best thing to try. Other products that say they are keratin treatments are usually trying to make hair straight or smooth, and it sounds like for you that may only make things worse. Find a salon near you that can do a Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine Functional Keratin.

  15. MARYANN on


    • Keratin Questions on

      It sounds like there is more than just hair damage happening for you, do you regularly straighten, bleach, color or dye your hair as well?. Do you see the same effect with other products?. Replicine Functional Keratin may help, but if there is some sort of reaction to one of your regular products occurring then you should consider using different products or seeing a medical professional.

  16. i would like to get this product in

  17. itzzia on

    hi, my hair was overprocesed, it felt gummy when it was wet for a while. then i bought biolage keratindose. my hair doesnt feel gummy anymore. but my hair still feels dry, and its breaking a little, and its also falling out a bit. please help! what should i do? should i stop using the keratin shampoo im scared my hair will feel gummy again when its wet.

    • Keratin Questions on

      You hair sounds like it needs some very intensive TLC! Has your hair has had a lot of alkali relaxation treatments? It will be quite a challenge to completely bring your hair back to a good state and you may need to allow the previous treatments to grown out before it will fully regain its health.

      However you may like to try a Hair Rescue Treatment as an alternative treatment process to the ones that you are currently using. To give you some background information on the differences between Hair Rescue and the Biolage Keratindose shampoo that you are currently using here are some details of the products:

      Biolage Keratindose advanced shampoo contains a L’Oreal developed and patented ingredient called Intra-Cylane as well as silk hydrolysed protein. The Intra-Cylane is a silicon-based crosslinking agent that is intended to help repair hair by building flexible links within the hair fiber structure. It is quite a small molecule so it can penetrate the hair well and then form a network within your hair on drying. The silk is a source of protein which can also penetrate hair. However, neither of these ingredients are actually Functional Keratin. What you describe indicates that your hair has lost its flexibility and extensibility, so it may be that the Keratindose is not the best option for your hair in its current state.

      An alternative treatment that may help you – though may not completely restore your hair to full health is Hair Recue treatment. This contains actual keratin. It’s not Hydrolysed keratin and it is very close in form to the natural proteins within your hair as it is extracted from New Zealand Sheep wool. In scientific studies Hair Rescue Treatment has been shown to deliver 80% less hair breakage while 97% of people saw an improvement in the shine after hair rescue treatment.

      The Hair Rescue Treatment is a versatile formulation which can also be used as a pre-color with 83% improvement in the evenness of the color and a 78% improvement of natural color tones!

  18. Anelya on

    Hi there, I usually die my hair once in a month and a half, I have some split ends and especially the hair from the top is very dry and very highlighted, white( I am blond )

    trying to take care of my hair I didn’t use heat for 3 months now, I didn’t die it for 2,5 months, I refresh the ends by cutting them once in 3 months as I want my hair to grow..

    Half of my hair feels healthy, the part located on the bottom, but I need to treat the top of my hair, it is very very dry being very stif .

    you recommend the Hair Rescue with Replicine Functional Keratin treatment, can you please name a product/ brand name so I can look for it and do it myself.. ? Thank you.

  19. Cassandra on

    I have severely heat damaged hair. Can keratin treatment repair my hair back to its natural curly state? Now it’s limp where the damage is.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Cassandra

      A Hair Rescue will certainly put some volume and bounce back into your hair but won’t necessarily put back all the curl. For this you might need to also invest in a perm. However the Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine Functional Keratin will help hugely with fibers that break easily and you may well be happy with the results without having to resort to another chemical treatment.

  20. David on

    Hi, im 18 years old and i have used so much chemical products such as texturizers, dye and etc. This has caused me to have a bald spot in the front of my hear and cause my growth to be very slow. You kno any product that can fix this problme

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi David

      Unfortunately it may be that your bald spot is as a result of genetic influences rather than anything you have done to your hair, in which case Keratin is not going to make a great deal of difference. If you are suffering from genetic hair loss or loss due to a scalp condition a doctor will be able to best advise you on how to treat this.

      However if you have had a lot of bleaching and perming, this can make your hair fibers quite fragile, and they can break off very easily during combing. In this situation a Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine Functional Keratin can add strength to your hair and helps hugely with fiber breakage. Where are you located? I can suggest a salon that will be able to do a Hair Rescue treatment.

      You are unlikely to have damaged the hair follicles, unless you have had a very aggressive relaxation treatment that has also damaged your scalp. But you should probably go lightly on the hair processing particularly bleaching, straightening or perming, while your hair regains its original natural health, particularly if you are having fibre breakage that occurs right at the scalp. Texturisers are unlikely to damage your hair.

  21. Shani on

    I have dry hairs and recently they are breaking down rapidly. Even I can feel the top of my head with almost 40 percent decreased hairs. Will you suggest that a keratin hair repair shampoo can stop my hairs from breaking down. My age is 27 and I am a male. Need your professional advise.
    Thank you

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Shani

      Unfortunately yours may be a genetic influence and Keratins are not able to reverse the effects of genes. If you are suffering from genetic hair loss or loss due to a scalp condition a doctor will be able to best advise you on how to treat this.

      Having dry hair in itself shouldn’t really weaken the fibres. A good conditioner should be able to help with hair that is dry and there are a number out there now that contain Keratin to help strengthen your hair. Awapuhi wild ginger intensive treatment and triplex contains good keratins to add strength, or if you live in Australia the BHave range comprises a number of great products containing the Replicine™ Functional Keratin® to benefit your hair.

      However is it possible that your hair fibers have become weakened due to processing or environmental effects? In this instance a Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine Functional Keratin will certainly help to rebuild the strength of your hair fibers. And if you have fine sparse hair it will also help to add volume to the hair that you have providing better scalp coverage.

  22. Courtney on

    I have been searching for the Hair Rescue with Replicine Functional Keratin you’ve talked about but have been unsuccessful. is there somewhere I can find it that I’m not looking? thanks.

  23. E on

    I had my first ever keratin treatment done day before yesterday, immediately following a bad blonde dye job…in a salon (she said there was nothing she could do because the clarifying shampoo would take out all the toner). My hair was stiff the first 24 hours, which she said was to be expected, but now it’s sticky, pasty, almost gummy feeling. She seemed a little inexperienced and now I can’t believe I paid as much as I did… Do you think she ruined my hair, or is this how it’s SUPPOSED to feel for the first 72 hrs, or until I wash it? I’m freaking out, I don’t want my hair to fall out, and unfortunately I’m dead broke now from paying for this treatment, so I can’t go elsewhere for a fix =/

    • Keratin Questions on

      It does not sound as though your hair has been treated well. But in order to give you some recommendations I will need to find out a bit more about the treatment that you have been given. Was the ”Keratin Treatment” a straightening treatment? A straightening on top of a bleach process can certainly damage your hair with the results that you talk about. And it is common for some of these treatments to leave them in for 3 days or so. The gummy feeling is typical of hair that has been severely damaged.

      I would recommend washing your hair out immediately just to rid it of the chemicals and minimise the impact on your hair. Your hair will be VERY fragile and some may break off. But it should grow back as there is unlikely to be damage to the actual hair follicles. To minimise the breakage, a Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine Functional Keratin, properly applied, will add strength and condition to your hair.

      We will contact you directly to let you know a salon in your area that is able to undertake the treatment for you.

  24. Melissa on

    I have very fine thin hair to begin with, dyed it about every 2 months at home. as of lately, its just breaking away, falling out, I’m in fear I’ll be bald! I just began oil treatments jo jobba, its says you only do them 3 x a week, but after i do these treatments there is far less hair loss going on?? you almost want to walk around with oil in in your scalp all the time! Help Please!

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Melissa
      Sorry that this has taken so long to be posted- it got fouled up in our system!
      The Jojoba oil will act as an emollient and soften your hair which makes it more able to bend and less likely to break. It also helps with slip so make it easier to comb. However if you want to add some bulk back into your hair and increase the fiber strength I would encourage you to consider having a hair Rescue treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin®. Hair Rescue has been shown though independent scientific studies to increase hair fiber strength resulting in 80% less breakage.

      We will contact you directly to let you know a salon in your area that is able to undertake the treatment for you.

  25. Question on

    I’ve applied Keratin once from about 7 months, but my hair kept FALLING…It started falling rigt after I washed my hair.
    I was very worried that my hair won’t be ok, but it stopped falling after about 4 weeks.
    I really want to aplly keratin again, but I’m worried that it would fall again, especially that my hair is not heavy.

    *** First question: Is it normal to suffer from hair loss after applying the Keratin?

    Another thing, my hairstylist tiod me that he could apply the 0% formaldehyde Keratin for me,, but I did not trust him after telling me that he will apply the babyliss for three days after applying it. When I asked him why applying babyliss for 3 days while it is formaldehyde free?
    He told me that the formaldehyde free Keratin could straighten the hair if we applied the babyliss for 3 days, is that right?

    *** Second question: Will the formaldehyde free keratin straighten the hair if we applied babyliss for 3 days?

    Thanks in Advance.

    • Keratin Questions on

      By “Keratin treatment” I think that you are referring to a straightening treatment? These come with a range of chemicals used to straighten your hair. Some of them have keratin or hydrolysed keratin in them to help offset the damage caused by the straightening process, but all chemically based straightening systems will cause at least some damage to your hair. For more information on the different straightening systems see Keratinquestions response on June 10th 2013 above.
      Without knowing which of the straightening systems you have had, I can’t really comment on the details of the process and whether or not the Bayliss irons should be used for 3 days after the process. But – one thing to note is that a formaldehyde free treatment is still likely to contain a straightening ingredient – and it may be an aldehyde just not formaldehyde.
      In general, be aware that all treatments such as relaxing, bleaching, perming, straightening, hot irons will cause some damage to your hair that will make the fibers weaker and more susceptible to breaking when you comb your hair. Combining treatments such as bleach with straightening will add to the damage. If the straightening treatment that was used by your stylist was too aggressive for your hair – yes you can get hair fibres breaking. But you should not get hair loss after a straightening treatment. This is either a genetic influence, or something that you have been using/ the treatment undertaken, has aggravated your scalp. If you are experiencing hair loss your best option is to seek medical advice. If you are seeing a lot of fiber breakage on combing, a hair rescue treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® will help to strengthen your hair and reduce the fiber breakage.

  26. Question on

    I have another question, I bought a shampoo called “Keratin Silk Protein”, but this product is made in Korea, so could anyone please HELP ME in finding out the ingredients?
    & Can I use is after applying keratin?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Sorry- without knowing the brand of the shampoo I can’t comment on the ingredients. If you have bought this product in the States via a retailer there is a legal requirement that the ingredients are listed on the primary packaging.

      This site lists some of the ingredients for a shampoo that’s sounds like the one that you have bought: see Emerald’s comments on 30 June 2011.

      In general a shampoo should not interfere with the results of a straightening treatment.

  27. delsiy on

    Hi I have I have a question I use the morrocan oil line of products . I want to know if the Moroccan oil moisture repair shampoo and the matching conditioner work to help repair hair that has breakage. Because the description. In the shampoo on the back says rebuilds damaged hair also says it has reconstructive keratin. Please help

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Delsiy
      Moroccan oil moisture repair shampoo contains some very beneficial oils such as Argan oil, Avocado Oil and Rosemary oil which will help to soften your hair and improve your scalp. It also doesn’t contain any sulfate surfactants or any parabens, which can be irritating ingredients for some people. A range of quaternary ingredients are included that will help to condition your hair and silicones that will help to provide silkiness and shine. It contains hydrolysed vegetable protein and silk amino acids which will help to hydrate your hair. But the shampoo does not appear to contain any keratin protein, as silk is NOT a keratin, but a protein called fibroin.
      The Conditioner does contain keratin by way of hydrolyzed keratins which, like the silk amino acids and hydrolysed vegetable protein, will help to draw moisture into your hair. However hydrolyzed keratin will not provide the same benefits as “keratin” or “oxidized keratin” which are two of the key components of Replicine™ Functional Keratin®.
      If your hair is dry and needs more moisture and silkiness – this could be a great shampoo and conditioner system for you. However if your hair is very fragile from processing or simply environmental exposure, you may need to consider a shampoo and conditioner system that will also help to reinforce the hair fibers such as one containing ”keratin” or “oxidized keratin” in the ingredients list. If your hair has become very fragile then a salon-based treatment with Hair Rescue Replicine™ Functional Keratin® will help to considerably reduce fiber breakage.

  28. Kerry on

    I recently used baking soda on my hair (yes very stupid!) I am now left with severely damaged hair. Will it ever repair itself, will a good few inches off the length and a keratin treatment help?

  29. zoanie on

    hi..i really need your help:(,,but first i’ll briefly tell u wat acually happened to my hair,i had natural brown coloured hair n really pretty,they were really thick shiny n silky soft,with quite good length.i was 20 when i first noticed split ends in my hair,then with time they started greying,,but i did’nt dye .i use to straight my hair,but did nt take good care,for example not conditioning then properly before or after washing them.did’nt use hair oils n was really happy dat i dnt need to take much care of my hair as they r naturally so beautiful :'(,,ppl use to ask me hairtips for gettin such 26 now n the story’s changed,i;m suffering from hairfall,i’ve split ends,splits even in the mid of hairshaft,brittle dry damaged hair,,n wen i wash them they all stick together like a hard rod,now even a simple conditioner does’nt help,i dyed my hair twice in last 6 months,,never bleeched my hair,never went for any straightning treatment, under so much stress due to my condition,need ur consultation,thanx

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Zoanie,

      Sorry to hear that you have had such problems with your hair and over quite a while now. A Hair Rescue treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® will certainly help to immediately put some volume, strength and shine back into your hair. The Replicine™ Functional Keratin® is very similar in form and function to your own hair so you would not be adding anything artificial to your hair. It will also be beneficial for your scalp as Replicine™ is good for skin also! We would be happy to point you in the direction of a good salon able to apply the hair rescue and will contact you directly.
      Using irons, especially if you have them at a high temperature, will damage your hair and many dyes will contain a bleaching agent in the mix; which will also damage hair. So reducing the amount of processing that you do to your hair should help it to recover its youthful vigor.
      However your hair can also suffer from environmental effects, life style and some medical conditions. What you eat, if you smoke, if you don’t get enough sleep – all can have a long term effect on your hair. And as your hair has been deteriorating over a while, and given your relative youth, it may be that your hair follicles are suffering from impacts other than any hair treatments you have had. For advice on the impacts of these effects and any other medical conditions you are best advised to see a doctor.

  30. Wasim Chhutani on

    Hello Sir/Ma’am

    I m age 17 having hair problem

    Actually when I was 13 Yr old I don’t knw Wat are chemical n al n that tym I had shiny llong smooth hair n I use to unnecessary put gels …n use to wash irregularly making my hair so damage that I m facing my hair problem till today …I use to live gels n al

    But Nw enough mature that can take care of hair…use to oil it 4 tyms a week but I had damage it so much that my scalp has became dry full hairfall white flakes frizzy ….I need desperate health…my diet is gud eating boil eggs n al …plus gud sleep n no stress in life…need some suitable shampoo full keratin made plz recommend me some n Wat to remove white flakes plz giv it a gud volume hair plz do help :'( had two spot small small on front of head plz in need of desperate help 🙁

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Wasim,
      It sounds as though you have a scalp problem – dandruff or dry scalp. Washing your hair irregularly won’t damage your hair and most styling gels contain fairly harmless ingredients which shouldn’t damage your hair though they possibly might aggravate a sensitive scalp. Some people have sensitive scalps that are irritated by some of the surfactants that are used in some shampoos and conditioners – the ones that are most known about are sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES).

      There are a number of hair products on the market that are recommended for dry scalp or dandruff. The site here ( gives a few ideas, and your local pharmacist or your doctor should also be able to make some recommendations. But you may need to try out a few products to see what works best for you.

      There are some new shampoos and conditioners with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® which avoid the more irritating surfactants such as SLS and SLES. In Australia, BHAVE ( have a number of such products, and in the States Keraplast have brought out a couple of similar products called Keraplast Intensive Treatment Shampoo and Conditioner. The Replicine™ Functional Keratin® is beneficial for your scalp and your hair, and the conditioners also contain beneficial oils such as Argan oil and Grapeseed oil.

  31. Question on

    I’d like to ask, Will I have my hair STRAIGHT if I had a Formaldehyde-Free Keratin applied on my hair & used babyliss for 3 consecutive days?

    Thanks in Advance.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Shiny star,

      Without knowing anything about your hair or the specifics of the treatment I could not comment on whether or not it will give you straight hair. Your stylist is the best one to advise you on what treatment will give you the effect that you want to achieve. Very curly African hair is much harder to straighten than is wavy European hair, with other hair types being somewhere in between.

      A treatment that doesn’t contain a straightening agent of any sort will not have as strong a straightening effect as a treatment that does. Straightening ingredients include thioglycolate, relaxing agents such as lye, formaldehyde or other aldehydes. Irons on their own will provide a temporary straightening effect and the damage that they do to your hair may well weaken any curl that you have. Treatments that contain only Keratin can help to smooth your hair but will not straighten it. But simply using irons without any chemical straightener is unlikely to provide a permanent straightening effect.

  32. Chantal on

    I am bi racial and my hair is relaxed few weeks back so it is falling and breaking. problem is I live in South Africa and I’ve read about recipline keratin but don’t know where to find it I’ve also been searching online for products but only australianwebsites came up can I order a treatment product online any advise for me please to stop breakage and falling other treatments seem to help only a little but my hair is still falling and breaking even though I had my ends cut it looks fuller and healthier but its still falling please help

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Chantal,

      Replicine Functional Keratin will help considerably to repair hair damaged by relaxers. The BHAVE brand from Australia uses Replicine Functional Keratin. Your best option to see if this brand is available also in South Africa would be to contact BHAVE directly and they will be able to help you to locate a salon or liaise with your salon to have the Hair Rescue with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® Treatment made available to you.
      The contact details for BHAVE are on:
      Clemnor is the manufacturer of BHAVE and their contact email is

  33. Emer on


    I applied the 24 hour keratin for the first time on my hair a month and a half ago and this treatment last 8 weeks, how soon can I apply this treatment again, I don’t want to over proccess my hair.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Emer,
      It really depends on the state of your hair, what type of hair that you have and the type of straightening treatment. There are different types of 24-hour keratin straightening treatments. There are the Brazilian (Formaldehyde)-based, Japanese (Thioglycolate) as well as a number of other treatments based on different chemicals. These are not all compatible with each other and some are harsher on your hair than others. You are best to ask your stylist for their advice and/or follow the instructions and advice on the product packaging. These products usually have a local phone number contact for questions.

      • Jackie_Vega on


        Please help! I have long hair, about down to the top of my butt, but after I got my highlights bleached again my hair started to feel dry at the ends and break off very easily. I read through others posts on here and you said keratin in shampoos and conditionets can help. Please telle what drugstore keratin shampoos and conditioners are best, or what should I do about this.

        • Keratin Questions on

          Hi Jackie,
          To have the full benefit achievable from the Keratins, you really want to get hold of a system that contains “Keratin” “Oxidized Keratin” as well as the far more common” Hydrolyzed Keratin”. Preferably you also want one that is branded “Replicine Functional Keratin “ as you can then be confident that the Keratins are in the formulation at concentration levels that are active.
          The shampoos and conditioners that contain the active keratins “Keratin” and “Oxidized Keratin”, and not simply the hydrolyzed keratins, include the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger range, Keunes Careline Keratin Smoothing products, BHAVE intense repair shampoo and conditioner, and Keraplast’s Intensive treatment shampoo and conditioner. These are higher end products so I don’t know whether your drug store will carry any of these products. Some of these are available only on-line and others are available in salons.

          The Keraplast Intensive treatment retails products are available in Florida at:

          Body by Francesca in Miami
          Farrah’s Salon in Plantation
          Yana Wellness Spa in Kissimmee

  34. Ashleek on

    I colored my air with henna. Mybstylistvtold me to mix it and sleep with it on. It was uncomfortable but I did as I was told. I wanted it black but when I rinsed my hair in the morning it was green. It looked like poop green. I went to get it looked at finally someone put a black no ammonia base black it was fine no more poop green, but, now my hair is breaking and thinning and it no longer looks full. I thought thinning was nirmal, in my case ut was the hena. I cut a lot of dead ends which was ok but I miss my long locks.

    I have not colored my hair since nor have I used heat.

    I heard about keratin protein. Please tell me which one to purchase and how to repair my locks. I want no breakage. Please help me restore my hair.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Ashleek,
      Leaving a dye in your hair overnight sounds like a bad idea- as ideally you want to minimize the contact between dye and your scalp, though it is quite a common practice with Henna natural red dyes. However genuine Henna does not dye your hair black but red.
      There are natural colors that can dye your hair black and indigo is one of them. Here’s a video on dying black with Henna and some warnings about the different products that can be labeled “black henna”. In particularly, some can contain paraphenylenediamine, also known as PPD which can cause an allergic reaction in some people.
      If you are able to, check the ingredient list of the product that you have used. And if you are concerned about PPD allergic reactions, you are best advised to seek the advice of a medical doctor. Some so-called black Henna dyes also have metal salts in them. The most dangerous of these is Lead, usually as lead acetate, and this is quite a toxic compound. Again – if you are able to check the label and see a doctor if you appear to have a long term reaction to the ingredients in the dye.
      In terms of improving the health of your hair and reducing fiber breakage, Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine Functional Keratin is a harmless natural active that will add strength, volume and doesn’t contain hazardous ingredients. This is necessarily a salon-based treatment. If your salon does not already stock this product they can get it if they contact Keraplast at and Keraplast would be happy to supply them the Hair Rescue Treatment and directions so that they can undertake the treatment with you.

      Keraplast Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine Functional Keratin is now available at more than 100 salons across the USA and Keraplast will be setting up a salon locator on this website in the near future.

  35. Sahana on

    Hi, I have had full Keratin treatments twice in the past 1.5 years and worked well for me. I have also had a smoothing treatment that was apparently called Keratin on good discount but didnt work as well as the other two full priced ones!
    I now have an offer at a nearby salon (Advanced Dermal Institure – Richmond, Victoria, Australia) that is giving a “BhaveTM Keratin Smoothing treatment” but am not sure if its just a deep conditioning sort of thing that stays just for a few days or the full keratin that goes for about 2.5 to 3 months. The offer is good (almost a 75% discount) and thats why i am unsure!

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Sahana,

      We asked BHAVE to tell us the performance features of their smoothing system and this is what they have confirmed:

      The Bhave Keratin treatment to which you are referring to is a full smoothing keratin treatment that will relax, smooth, calm and help nourish the hair. It will also last for 3-5 months on the hair so this would definitely be what you are wanting.

  36. ecb on

    I started using Vichy keratin protein shampoo two weeks ago. everything was normal until I straightened my bangs yesterday. today when I washed my hair, long locks from my bangs got teared of. and I mean it literally .I don’t understand what went wrong and I’m really getting scared!
    please help

    • Keratin Questions on

      The website (link below )lists the ingredients of Vichy Dercos Nourishing Reparative Shampoo as being:

      Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Behetrimonium CHloride, Arginine, BHT, Carthamus Tinctorius Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Chlorhexidine, Digluconate, Cysteine, Dodecene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glutamic Acid, Glycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Phenoxyethanol, Poloxamer 407, Proline, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Serine, Trideceth-6, Parfum (Fragrance).
      Active Ingredients: Keratino-Complexe + 3 huiles d’origine végétale.!13518.html

      Although “Keratino complex” is listed as an active ingredient there is no actual “Keratin” included in the formal ingredient list.

      The formulation list does include beneficial oils of almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis); Rosehip (Rosa Canina Fruit Oil) and Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius Oil) which will help to condition your hair . It also contains the amino acids Serine, Cysteine, Arginine and Proline which will help to hold moisture in your hair. However it also contains the preservative BHT which has received some bad press recently. See Marta’s page on Truthinaging where she summarized the results of several medical studies:

      A hair rescue treatment that does contain Keratin in its functional form is Keraplast Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin®. This does a great job adding strength volume and shine to your hair. You can get this done at a salon. Here is the salon locator:,com_storelocator/Itemid,76/view,map/

      Hint: you need to put your city and state into the locator or, I find it easiest to start from the whole USA map. At this level you can see where the salons are across the country. Then you can zoom in on the area you want to look at.

      If there isn’t a stockist near you– you could ask your salon to contact Keraplast at and Keraplast would be happy to supply them the Hair Rescue Treatment and directions so that they can undertake the treatment with you.

  37. Christina on

    Hi! I just damaged my hair with Inoa Loreal blonde line !!! I was told this line is withdrawn because it was faulty!!!! Now my roots and end are damaged like straw and like bleached! Can this keratin help me prevent further damage and rescue what is left? I live in Greece where can I find your products ? Thank you.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Christina,
      A Hair Rescue with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® can certainly help to repair your hair. This is necessarily a salon applied treatment to be most effective. Keraplast currently does’t have a salon in Greece but would be very happy to supply your salon with some Hair Rescue.

      If you are able to get your salon to contact us we can arrange to get some Keraplast Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® to them so they treat your hair. Your salon can contact Keraplast on and Keraplast will be happy to supply them the Hair Rescue Treatment and directions so that they can undertake the treatment with you.

      The Hair Rescue treatment is very natural and will also benefit your scalp and follicles. To help maintain the effect of the Hair Rescue, you could follow up the treatment with the Keraplast Intensive Treatment Shampoo and Conditioner which Keraplast can also supply to your salon.

  38. Sana on

    I have excessive hair fall after keratin hair treatment. My hair is getting thin day by day. I am worried please tell me any natural way to stop my hair fall. Its about 2 months I did keratin and my hairs are 60% thinner than before. My hairs are greasy by look. But am not afraid of greasy hair but by falling hairs. Tell me any natural way to overcome on it. thanks

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Sana,

      Hair fall out after a smoothing or straightening treatment can occur because your hair fibers have become very weakened and they are breaking off – often very close to your scalp. If your stylist has applied the treatment properly your hair follicles should still have retained their level of normal health after the treatment. The weakened effect on your hair should be temporary and grow out as your hair grows out. To help with hair strength in the days and months after the smoothing treatment, a salon treatment with Hair Rescue Treatment containing Replicine™ Functional Keratin® will do much to help put back the strength and volume in your hair. This treatment is a very natural treatment and is gentle on your hair and scalp. Hair Rescue Treatment containing Replicine™ Functional Keratin® is available in Australia in the BHAVE range or in the USA under the Keraplast brand. There are a number of salons now stocking Keraplast products and these are listed on this page:

      The Keraplast products are also available at Personalities in Queen Creek.

      If none of these salons are near to you, please ask your salon to contact Keraplast at and Keraplast would be happy to supply them the Hair Rescue Treatment and directions so that they can undertake the treatment with you.

  39. lee on

    I wondered if you could help me. I had blonde highlights and an all over dark blonde colour put in. My hair was so damaged the stylist put in a keratin treatment. I really hate the colour of my hair, it’s quite greenish and I want to dye it back to my original brown. Why do I have to wait for 2 weeks and should I use a semi-permanent or permanent. I just don’t want any more damage or hair loss and breakage but I am aware that a semi will wash out quite quickly so would rather use a permanent. Will the dye remove the keratin treatment and will it damage my hair further?

    • Keratin Questions on

      It is recommended that you wait 2 weeks after having a Brazilian keratin treatment (that’s the formaldehyde based straightening system) to dye your hair, if you do it immediately after the dye could take unevenly. The general recommendation is that if you want to dye and straighten your hair to do the dyeing first. However in your situation, that clearly isn’t possible.

      Dying your hair will damage it further – the degree of damage depends on the dye and whether or not it also includes bleach in the formulation.

      The Awapuhi Keratriplex treatment or the Keraplast Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® are not straightening treatments. These can both be applied before OR after having your hair dyed and both are very beneficial for hair health.

  40. Diahann on

    How can I repair my heat damaged hair – it’s bad – really bad. My hair looks thin and it’s horrible. I need help asap.

  41. Sophie on


    Is it recommended that I get a keratin treatment (at a salon) or buy products containing functional keratin? Unfortunately, I am no where near a salon to be able to receive the treatment…Would you highlight the difference in results between the two options?

    Thank you

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Sophie,
      For hair repair, the salon treatment using Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® is more effective than at home hair treatments as the salon is able to provide the best heating system that will help to lock in and cure the keratins so that they form a durable finish. For same reason the Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratriplex is a salon only treatment. Both these treatments contain very high levels of keratin with the Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® being the most concentrated currently on the market.

      In contrast the Intensive treatment shampoo and conditioner contain Replicine™ Functional Keratin® at much lower levels- still enough to provide a maintenance level to your hair but not the boost that the Hair Rescue Treatments offer.

      There are only a few salons in the US that currently hold Keraplast Replicine™ Functional Keratin®, but we are happy to work with you and your local salon to get the Hair Rescue Treatment to you.

  42. Tawna Bare on

    Hello…My hair is severely damaged and we are not sure what the reason is, it happened suddenly and may be thyroid related. I just started meds for my thyroid which may help. It may also be something in the water system. However in the mean time I read about Keraplast online, and unfortunately can’t find a salon in Ohio that has that. The one listed is not a working number! How can I at least get the Keraplast Intensive shampoo and conditioner to use at home?
    Thanks so much!

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Tawna,

      Keraplast will contact you directly to arrange a Keraplast Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine Functional Keratin with your local salon. Keraplast will also update their salon locator contact details- and thank you for pointing out the issue with this particular salon.

  43. Jagreti on

    Hi, thanks for this insightful post, I want to straighten my hair and I’m planning on trying out something called “HYDROBURST / NUTRIBURST”, it’s an alternative to Straightening/Rebonding and they claim it has “zero” side effects. It lasts until the hair grows out.
    Whereas for your post I do understand there will be damage caused because of the straightening but the question I want to ask is after this can I still go ahead and get keratin treatment to repair damage, if so then how soon?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Jagreti,

      Sorry but I have been unable to find out any information about the HYDROBURST /NUTRIBURST straightening/rebonding systems. It seems to be something that is only offered in parts of India? If it is having a permanent straightening effect then it will have an active of some sort- either a relaxer, a reducing agent or a crosslinking agent. See here for more information on the different types of actives used to straighten hair:

      Regarding how soon after a straightening treatment can you have a Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin®: you want to avoid using it within the time that your stylist tells you not to shampoo after the straightening treatment. For some treatments this s 72 hours. But after that the Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® should not have any detrimental effects on the straightening or re-bonding and will do a lot to improve any damage imparted by the straightening treatment.

  44. Charmeen on

    My natural hair color is dark brown and for 15 years i make it blond(light blond),sometimes i bleach it too.It is very died special at the ends I read all about this fantastic Replicine Functional Keratin and i will like to try it. I don’t want to cut my hair every month anymore. I am from Europe and I can’t find this products what u’re talking about. Can u please help me and tell me where i can buy it ???
    Thank u!

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Charmeen,
      Unfortunately the Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® is not yet on sale in Europe. However I can suggest a couple of options for you:

      To be effective the Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® is necessarily a salon based treatment. If you can have your salon get in contact with Keraplast, Keraplast can send them a sample so that they can treat your hair. The contact for Keraplast is:

      Alternatively :

      The BHAVE marketwhich is a Hair Rescue Salon based treatment that contains Replicine™ Functional Keratin®. They may have begun marketing into Europe and you could ask them via their facebook page at:

      The Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger range has a Keratriplex treatment called Keratriplex. This contains the mix of hydrolyzed keratin and oxidized keratin which is beneficial for your hair.

  45. Priyanka on

    I am in depression , m loosing my all hairs from roots. I did ironing and coloring…its loosing in a day 50 to 75…& when I washed it …I cant even comb or cant c or cant count ….pls do help me with any treatment I am just 23rd & getting this problem . pls pls help me m too worried

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Priyanka,

      A Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® will certainly help to strengthen your hair fibers and reduce breakage.

      From your email address I take it that you are in India. Keraplast are in the early stages of marketing their product in India. To find if there is a salon near you trialing the product, contact Keraplast at

  46. mariam shaikh shaikh on

    Hi this mariam I have a very thin hair is damaged and dry there is no live in the hair and from the top if head is get baldness I have not done chemica treatment on hair I regular use s shampoo pls suggest good treatment for me I m from india

  47. seriouslyfried on

    hi there. my hair has been tortured over the past 9 months i had long thick brown hair that i had bleached several times so that i could put in an extremely bright red..i loved it and continued to dye my hair this way for several months bleaching the roots then putting red dye ova. i was noticing my hair getting shorter and shorter but ignored it as i loved the red hair that much..come october i realized that my hair was now shoulder length and extremely hard to manage. frizzy and greasy also..i purchased a supermarket brand brown dye and chucked it on my hair ..its been two months and my hair is continuing to fall/break and is now thinning out to the point i cant tie my hair up without showing scalp..i have been using a supermarket brand shampoo and conditioner which claimed to have keratin making hair 5x stonger blah blah but after coming across this site i read the ingredients on the back to learn it has the hydrolyzed keratin so is prob not doing anything for my hair at there a brand in nz that i can get that has the good keratin my hair NEEDS??? thanks

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Seriouslyfried,

      A Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® would make a big difference to your hair. But I don’t think that either Keraplast or BHAVE have yet released their range in New Zealand.

      Paul Mitchell have a treatment product in their Awapuhi Wild Ginger range called Keratriplex Treatment which contains the range of Keratins that will benefit your hair. The rest of the Wild Ginger range- Moisturising Shampoo, Intensive Treatment and Rinse also contain a mix of Keratin, Oxidized Keratin and Hydrolyzed Keratin that is good for your hair. Similarly Keune Careline also have a range called Keratin smoothing that contain these beneficial ingredients.

  48. layz on

    I have thin ends from breakage and wanted to know would “Organix kertain oil shampoo” be good for my hair, even though I have relaxed hair.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Layz,
      I’ve looked up the ingredients of both the shampoo and conditioner of this range. The Organix keratin oil shampoo contains the following ingredients:
      Aqua (Water), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Dimethicone, Amodimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-6, Polyquaternium-10, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, Trideceth-12, Guar Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 15985 (Yellow 6), CI 42090 (Blue 1).

      And the Organix keratin oil conditioner ingredients are:
      Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Dimethiconol, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Cetyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), DMDM Hydantoin, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 15985 (Yellow 6), CI 42090 (Blue 1).

      On the positive side, the shampoo doesn’t contain any SLS or SLES surfactants. It does contain Argan oil and it does contain hydrolyzed keratin both of which are good for your hair.

      It also contains silicons (Dimethicone, Amodimethicone,) and condition agent Cetrimonium Chloride which will help with knots and keep your hair from tangling.
      Similarly the Conditioner contains Argan oil and Hydrolyzed keratin and conditioning agents Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Guar Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Chloride and silicon.

      However none of the ingredients could be expected to help repair hair that has been damaged. If you want more of a repair/protective effect from your shampoo you should look for something that contains not only hydrolyzed keratin but also the ingredients “keratin” and “oxidized keratin”. These have been shown to provide protection against environmental effects and also to strengthen the fibers of your hair. Retail products that contain these ingredients include BHAVE Rescue, Keune Careline Keratin Treatment, Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger and Keraplast Intensive Treatment products.

  49. Sagarika on

    my hair got burnt due to iron straightner so can we do permanent straigtening on burnt hair?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Sagarika,
      A straightening treatment will cause further damage to your hair so it will depend on how damaged your hair is already as to whether or not it can take a permanent straightening treatment. Remember that the straightening treatments include using irons as part of the process. Your salon specialist should be able to best advise you.

      However if you do go ahead with a straightening treatment and find you are having more problems with your hair you could consider having a Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin®. To find a USA salon near you, you could try the Keraplast Salon locator:,com_storelocator/Itemid,76/view,map/

      Or if there isn’t a salon nearby– you could ask your salon to contact Keraplast at and Keraplast will be happy to supply them the Hair Rescue Treatment and directions so that they can undertake the treatment with you.

  50. Priyanka on

    thanks for revert me …suggested treatment is straitening only which I will feel better for some time and again it will go rough ad dry and cause to hair fall.
    any permant solution is there . I have already did 2 times straitening.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Priyanka,

      An in-salon Keraplast Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® is being introduced into India and you can find out more details by contacting the following person:
      +91 (124) 498 98 93

  51. lynn on

    my friend bleached my hair and now my hair feels all gummy/rubber band like throughout out my head and it can stretch….i don’t want to lose my hair since it is long i been leaving in conditioner in for a bit and moist 3 minute miracle in all night or day but nothing is working….please help…

  52. Jack on

    Hi, a couple of months ago I got my hair relaxed with one of soft sheen Carson dark and lovely products, but the problem is I was at a pool before the session and I had chlorine in my hair from the pool and I only washed with a bit of water then I had the session, relaxer for 30 mins, normally after the session my hair is soft and straight (normal hair is frizzy and curly) but after this one I was surprised that was hair was very fluffy and it kinda looked like sheep hair and it was a bit curly it was so bad for me, so I went there again and be have me the treatment the next day which is wrong because it chemicals but I didn’t realize that i was thinking about my hair. But yet again it didn’t get any better. So i think the relaxer burnt it or damaged it or something because it’s unmanageable now, I still didn’t cut it, I’m growing it hoping keratin would fix it, so will it fix it or shouldn’t shave my head ? Please help. (I’m a boy by the way)

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Jack,
      It certainly sounds as if your hair has been over-processed. A Hair Rescue Treatment with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® will help to restore your hair’s health. I’ve seen some pretty dramatic rescues of overprocessed hair that have been achieved with this product. However I am not sure if you can get it in your country. There are two brands that have a Replicine™ Functional Keratin®- based Hair Rescue product. That’s Keraplast and BHAVE.

      You could contact them directly to see if you can be put in touch with a salon that can treat your hair for you:

      The links are:
      For Keraplast

      For BHAVE

      You do need to be careful with relaxers. The Darks and Lovely Relaxer products don’t contain lye (that’s sodium hydroxide) but they do contain calcium hydroxide which is almost as aggressive. Some people suggest just applying the product to your roots when you want to treat the regrowth.

  53. carole abdel nour on

    plz can i know the name of the real keratine

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Carole,
      There are lots of forms of keratin. If you want to see what’s actually in a product have a look at the ingredient label.

      A product that actually has Keratin in it will list “keratin” in its ingredient list.

      There are two other forms of keratin – “Oxidized Keratin” and “hydrolyzed Keratin”. They are also useful forms of keratin but have different actions on your hair (and skin). Some high quality products will list all three- this is a powerful combination of the keratin types. Most products only list “hydrolyzed keratin”. This is good for adding moisture to your hair but won’t do much to help repair it.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Carole,

      There are many forms of keratin. If you want to see what’s actually in a product have a look at the ingredient label.

      A product that actually has Keratin in it will list “keratin” in its ingredient list.

      There are two other forms of keratin – “Oxidized Keratin” and “hydrolyzed Keratin”. They are also useful forms of keratin but have different actions on your hair (and skin). Some high quality products will list all three- this is a powerful combination of the keratin types. Most products only list “hydrolyzed keratin”. This is good for adding moisture to your hair but won’t do much to help repair it.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Carole,
      There are many forms of keratin. If you want to see what’s actually in a product have a look at the ingredient label.
      A product that actually has Keratin in it will list “keratin” in its ingredient list.
      There are two other forms of keratin – “Oxidized Keratin” and “hydrolyzed Keratin”. They are also useful forms of keratin but have different actions on your hair (and skin). Some high quality products will list all three- this is a powerful combination of the keratin types. Most products only list “hydrolyzed keratin”. This is good for adding moisture to your hair but won’t do much to help repair it.

  54. lara on

    How i take karotin through food

  55. Tabby Albaugh on

    I bought Suave Professionals Keratin. Will that make my hair less frizzy , and fix the dead ends? My hair is ery thick and curly. Very frizzy , also! My hair is naturally blonde and curly. I’ve never dyed it , but I’ve straightened it a lot! Help?!

  56. Mina on

    I have really damaged hair due to over washing with shampoo…my hair got really dry one day. My hair used to be silky and soft with natural waves to it..not anymore. My hair is now brittle and dry with no life and coarse. thats how bad it is. Help me find a solution! keratin??

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Mina,
      There are a few things that could be causing the problem. It could be that you are using quite a harsh shampoo. And if you are using it daily that will certainly contribute to your hair becoming dry.

      Environmental conditions can also cause hair to become dry (ex- salt air; swimming pools; a lot of sun). If your water is quite hard this can also cause your hair to feel harsh.

      If you are processing your hair at all- bleaching, coloring, straightening, perming these will all damage your hair to some extent.

      Additionally, as we age, our hair can become less tolerant of the drugstore type hair products and will respond better to use of a higher quality shampoo and conditioner.

      You may wish to seek to avoid using a SLS or SLES shampoo as these surfactants can strip your hair, and seek products that include beneficial natural oils such as argan oil, rosemary oil, almond oil etc. products that include keratin and in particular the ingredient “oxidized keratin” have additional benefits of improving your hairs strength . Products that have the oxidized keratin in them include the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wilde Ginger range and Keune Keratin Careline. The ranges BHAVE and Keraplast Intensive treatment Shampoo and Conditioner have keratin (called Replicine™ Functional Keratin®) at levels that substantiate definite claims of improving hair strength and shine. Where you see the Replicine™ Functional Keratin® logos you can be sure that the keratins are included at active concentration levels.

  57. donna van on

    I have really damaged hair from a bad perm I got several months ago. Ive tried other products and didnt see any great results. My best friend recommended Shielo Restoration Oil – and I’m able to straighten my hair without it looking severely burned. It like seals the ends of my hair making it look healthy. I do believe this is magic in a bottle. A little goes a long way and it will last me awhile. It will fix yours too!

  58. sandy on

    I always buy best products but still dosent works on my hair. pls. help me. and i am planning to have keratin but i’m scared coz maybe i’ll not have hair (?) because of my hair fall.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Sandy,
      The scary straightening treatments you refer to are ones that contain formaldehyde.
      There are alternatives that will be better for your hair. Two sorts of Keratin treatments that you could do:
      One is a keratin straightening or smoothing treatment which will straighten your hair and flatten it. A very gentle version of this is the BHAVE Keratin smoothing therapy. For a video of this see:

      The other treatment that you could consider is a Replicine™ Functional Keratin® Hair Rescue Treatment. This treatment doesn’t straighten hair but will help to restore and repair dry, chemically damaged hair back to a healthy, shiny state. There are two brands that are selling this type of in-salon treatment. They are Keraplast and BHAVE. Both companies also carry a shampoo and conditioner that contain the same type of keratin, Replicine Functional Keratin, which can be added to your hair care routine to ensure the health of your hair.
      You can find out where to get the treatments and products by going to the following links:

      Keraplast salon location and contact:
      To find a USA salon near you, you could try the Keraplast Salon locator at,com_storelocator/Itemid,76/view,map/
      Or if there isn’t a stockist nearby– you could ask your salon to contact Keraplast at and Keraplast would be happy to supply them the Hair Rescue Treatment and directions so that they can undertake the treatment with you.
      BHAVE Salon Locator

  59. susan16 on

    Hello, I have a very very dry damaged brittle hair , and its also curly and it doesn’t grow easily !
    what do you advise me to do ?? and I would love to loosen up some of my curls and have a more straight hair without having to do chemicals at hair saloons , I appreciate your help…

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Susan,
      There are two sorts of Keratin treatments that you could do:
      One is a keratin straightening or smoothing treatment which will straighten your hair and flatten it. A very gentle version of this is the BHAVE Keratin smoothing therapy. For a video of this see:

      The other treatment that you could consider is a Replicine™ Functional Keratin® Hair Rescue Treatment. This treatment doesn’t straighten hair but will help to restore and repair dry, chemically damaged hair back to a healthy, shiny state. There are two brands that are selling this type of treatment. They are Keraplast and BHAVE.
      These are both necessarily in-salon treatments and you can find out where to get them by going to the following links:

      Keraplast salon location and contact:
      To find a USA salon near you, you could try the Keraplast Salon locator at,com_storelocator/Itemid,76/view,map/
      Or if there isn’t a stockist nearby– you could ask your salon to contact Keraplast at and Keraplast would be happy to supply them the Hair Rescue Treatment and directions so that they can undertake the treatment with you.
      BHAVE Salon Locator

  60. Theresa on

    Hello,I am a 62 yr old with curly hair.I dye my hair about 2-3 times a year.My problem is the top of my hair is thinning and straight and the rest of my hair is thicker and curly. It is shoulder lenghth. My question is : Will a Keratin hair yratme t help the top that’s thinning? And would Keratin Vitamins be beneficial as well and at what dosage?

  61. caroline on

    Where do I find a solon that does this treatment can it be fonr on african American hair?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Caroline,
      Hair Rescue is safe and beneficial for all types of hair.
      We will get in contact with you directly to assist you in finding a salon that will provide this treatment.

  62. Kathy on

    My stylist applied the Keratin treatment but afterword my hair felt fried and began breaking off. The next day it smelled like rotting fish.
    It has been 2 months and it still is damaged from the treatment. She pulled small sections of my hair through the flat iron excessively up to 5 or more time in a row. How many times should the hair sections have be en pulled through a flat iron, what is the proper process?
    Is there any way to repair the heat damage caused by excessive flat ironing?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Kathy,
      Excessive use of a flat iron can definitely cause damage to your hair making it dry and brittle. Hair Rescue is an excellent product that helps restore dry, chemically damaged hair back to a healthy, shiny state. We will get in touch with you directly to assist you in finding a salon near you that will offer the treatment.

  63. Marissa on

    I use a heat protectant at night to protect my hair from straightening it everyday, and recently I have noticed that the ends are starting to look fried and my hair isn’t really looking healthy. Will the keratin hair protectant be a good idea for me?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Marissa,
      A keratin treatment that will help to nourish, rebuild strength, and add shine is always a good idea.
      Keraplast has an intensive repair conditioner called Hair Rescue which will help do all the above.
      Send and email to and they will get in touch with you.

  64. Kathy on

    Will this help Alopecia patients?? I do hope you can understand my question? Because I do not know how to spell that disease. Thank you.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Kathy,
      Unfortunately hair care products with keratin will not help with hair loss. They will not help the body regenerate new hair but will strengthen and help existing hair become healthier.
      The product that has been suggested to help with Alopecia is Minoxidil or more commonly known as Rogaine.

  65. lynne byrne on

    I am interested in purchasing Replicine Functional Keratin hair rescue for my clients in the UK.
    Can you please advise me?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Lynn,
      We will get in touch with you directly to assist you in the purchase of Hair Rescue in the UK.

  66. Elizabeth on

    Hi, I’m on the verge of tears right now because I totally fried my hair with a box dye and relaxer. It is gummy when wet and completely fried and crunchy when dried. My hair is already pretty short, I have a classic bob haircut and don’t want to cut anymore hair off. I came across the ion keratin treatment at Sally’s Beauty Supply and was wondering if this would help. I don’t have much money to spend on the more expensive keratin treatments and was just curious if this would hold me over until I can get a couple of more inches to grow before I cut it.
    I have also seen something called Aphogee 2 step Protein Repair. Will this help as well?
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Elizabeth,
      The Keraplast Hair Rescue may be able to help your hair care problems. It is an intensive repair treatment made to help restore dry, frizzy, chemically damaged hair back to a healthy, shiny state. For truly damaged hair it may require several treatments. We will get in touch with you directly to assist you in finding a salon offering the treatment.

  67. Jules on


    You say that keratin straightening treatments can damage hair. A lot of these products are advertised as making the hair shinier and healthier, so I am curious if the Bhave line of Smoothe and Smoothe plus are the same. Can they damage your hair or does this treatment help your hair?

    I have very fine bleached blonde hair, and it is fuzzy and dry I need something to bring it under control and would love to have a Bhave Smoothe treatment done but I am erring on the side of caution what do you think?

    PS: I have had the Bhave Rescue Treatment done twice just recently, and it didn’t really do anything to control my hair after the first wash it was back to its fuzzy dry self.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Jules,
      Keratin treatments containing formaldehyde or some form of this chemical can damage the hair making it dry and more brittle.
      There are many smoothing treatments on the market that will help you manage your hair and at the same time add strength and shine.
      The Bhave Smoothe & Smoothe Plus is formaldehyde free. The ingredients are keratin, argan oil, collagen and silk amino acids.
      This product should help to improve the health of your hair while adding shine.
      The Keraplast Hair Rescue is another repair treatment that is formaldehyde free. It is an intensive repair conditioner that helps to restore dry, frizzy, chemically damaged hair back to a healthy, shiny state.
      This treatment takes about 30 minutes. For more information on this product go to:
      Always use a true keratin treatment over a chemical straightening product where keratin has been added. These are less harsh on the hair.

  68. Matthew on

    I am a guy, Lately my hair is not how it use to be, it use to be long, thin, smooth, silky and stale, now my hair struggles to grow long. But it has like this thin hairs and then it has thick coarse hair that makes everything horrible!!

    I use to have all my hair scissor cut when I was little, and then I started going to a barber to have it buzzed off.
    I really hate how it feels, how it looks, I hate everything about my hair, Please help me change my hair forever?

  69. Desire on

    Hi. My hair is super frizzy because of color and touch ups due to some grays so I had it rebonded a lot of times to no improvement. So I started getting the keratin treatment from this one salon and it did a little improvement. I got so tired of ironing straight my hair so I made a horrible decision when I had a perm done just last week. Unfortunately the ends wasn’t curled only the top got cured a little bit. Now my hair looks even worse! I wanted to straighten it again or I wonder if I’ll just have keratin and will it get rud of the curls? Help!!!!

  70. marisol on

    Hi. I don’t know if there’s any help for me I have fine hair. I used to be able to wash and air dry my hair. My hair used to be pin straight growing up. Than it started to get loose big waves. Not bad. 3 years ago my friends convinced me to get japanese straightening. Worst thing ever! As my hair started to grow out it grows in very curly I look like a poodle. I canno longer air dry. The place I went to did not consult with methey just did the process. Is there any way to get my hakr back to its nice big waves? To change my hair structure back? Thanks for any help you may give me.
    I was a hair virgin when I had the process done.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Marisol,
      The best and worst part about Japanese hair straightening, also called thermal reconditioning, is that it is permanent hair straightening. The growing out process isn’t difficult if you continue to straighten your hair regularly so the new growth is not too noticeable. With this straightening treatment a solution is used to break down the hair’s bond that gives it shape and the growing out process can take years. Once this treatment is applied you can’t reverse it and must have patience in the new growth period. You could try a Keratin based smoothing system to help with the new growth. These do not contain chemicals that will permanently straighten your hair. This treatment only coats the hair and leaves you the option of wearing your hair curly or natural if you want. This type of treatment does not grow out but wears off. A Keratin treatment helps to make your curly, frizzy hair more manageable.

  71. Anne on

    I am Anne, I get done my hair straightened twice and colored my hair two times.. now my hair feel so ruff & dry… I feel so uncomfortable with that and I done numerous treatments to make my hair goes soft, shiny and strong again.. such as using best brands like Lorial hair spa treatments, oil treatments, conditioner treatments etc.. but It doesn’t seems any of that helped my hair.. my hair looks dull as well.. I really don’t know what to do.. Please help me to sort my hair.. Thank you ..

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Anne,
      Replicine Functional Keratin can help boost volume, bring back shine, and rebuild strength in hair. Replicine Functional Keratin is comprised of oxidized keratin, hydrolyzed keratin, intact keratin proteins, and keratin peptides. The oxidized keratin will help repair the damaged hair and the hydrolyzed keratin will help to add moisture and shine to the hair.
      This unique keratin is in Paul Mitchell’s Keratriplex and Keraplast’s Hair Rescue. The products will help to restore and repair dry, frizzy, chemically damaged hair. The two treatments are not straightening treatments.
      For more information go to the following websites:
      Paul Mitchell’s Keratriplex
      Keraplast’s Hair Rescue

  72. Skye Rodriguez on

    So I’ve bleached my hair nearly 4 times by myself trying to get my really blonde it didn’t work. I did this last year I did a lot to help it repair it helped a little bit my hair doesn’t look as bad as it used besides the new hair that came in but I’m bleaching again professionally this time and afterwards I plan on get a Brazilian Keratin Treatment. So once I do that, will I have healthy looking bleached hair?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Skye,
      It is very important to have good, strong, healthy hair before putting any more chemicals on your bleached hair.
      Straightening treatments use strong, harsh chemicals to treat the hair in order to break the bonds of the hair that alter its structure.
      If your hair isn’t in good health before the treatment it may cause more damage to your hair. Hair can become brittle which can lead to breakage.
      Two repair treatments that help to restore dry, frizzy, chemically damaged hair back to a healthy, shiny state are Paul Mitchell’s Keratriplex and Keraplast’s Hair Rescue. Both contain Replicine Functional Keratin which is the closest in form to your own natural keratin. It is comprised of oxidized keratin, intact keratin proteins, and keratin peptides.
      Below are sites that will give more information on the treatments:

  73. Thora on

    Hi, These last five years I noticed that the quality of my hair changed. Before it was soft, shiny, now , it is dry when I wash them and quickly it become oily. I think that the quality of my hair changed because of the the quality of the water I am using (I changed the country) and also because I always use hair-dryer. I have never used any Keratin products.

    I would like to know, if it is possible to use Hair Rescue with Replicine as treatment (only to make my hair nice, natural, healthy… (Iam not looking to straighten them) . If yes could you please advise where I can do it? (I am living in UAE)

    Thanks for your help,


  74. Hika on

    an keratin become restored ?if yes ,and if it can be restored as it was does it affect the color of the hairs? or is there any opportunity to restore the black hair back?by the way am 35 years old and my hair is totally changed to gray starting from my 24th of age. i am not feeling happy when i am with my friends. everybody want to ask me about it …and i think things are beautiful only when occur on right time.

  75. Thora on


    could you please send me another contact, because the one I received is not working (wrong number)

    Thanks and regards,


  76. Elizabeth VanDyke on

    My mom has chemo and I saw yesterday where Keratin was giving away products for hair growth, yesterday you called if your last name was A-M and today N-Z, well I would like to know tht number so after my mom gets done with chemo she can start using it, please email me the number so I can call and order her this so it will help her hair grow back after the treatments please Thank You!!

  77. Hellooo I have curly hair but they’re not so curly but I wanna
    do keratin. If I do keratin after 5 months (or more idk) will my
    Hair go back to my natural hair or will it be less curly then before?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Nour Diab,
      Usually a keratin straightening treatment lasts between 3-5 months. After that the hair should return to it’s normal state. As the hair grows, the straightening grows out. The ends will stay straight whereas the new growth should go back to your hair’s natural texture.

  78. Diana on

    Hi..i have become desperate and i dont know what to do anymore. what i truly want is to cut my hair but because of the type of household i live in im not allowed to do anything else but cut my ends…i have really long hair and my hair has always been the very thick type. i dont have straight or curly hair its the type with long waves. im kind new to hair dying also so i only done it like three time every other year. and its also very rare for me to apply heat to my hair.

    anyway my hair has been very VERY dry for years im guessing its been just because i been very rough with my hair especially when i comb it and one time i went to get a haircut the lady that did it for me damaged my hair and then gave me frizzy hair. anyway im desperate and i been looking for something that would possible permanently repair my damaged dry strands if that were possible. my hair is now very dry and not smooth at all. worst of all lately alot of my hair has been falling out and i dont know why. i just want to know if this keratin stuff is safe, will it repair my damaged hair for good, and what keratin products do you recommend?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Diana,
      Keraplast has an intensive keratin repair treatment called “Hair Rescue”. This treatment helps to restore dry, frizzy, chemically damaged hair back to a healthy, shiny state. The keratin in this treatment is Replicine Functional Keratin which is the closest in form to our own natural keratin found in our skin, hair, and nails. Hair Rescue does not straighten hair but helps to strengthen while adding volume and shine. If you are interested in learning more about Hair Rescue and its availability, send an email to

  79. rachelle on

    Hi! I have a quick question, unfortunately my hair was so damaged I had to cut it off. well I let it grow in for a couple months now it is back to being shoulder length, I wanted red hair so I had to bleach it JUST ONCE.. But I am afraid that just once has caused so much damage, I don’t have a lot of hair falling out but I do have split ends and a dry feeling. I use infusion23 leave in conditioner and Agroa oil but it seems to not be helping very much. Sometimes my hair will be nice and soft and look so nice! But othertimes its. A wild mess with a dry feeling and looks terrible. I don’t have a lot of money to go to a salon .. Is there any products that will help repair my hair? Please and thank you for your time! I REALLT DONT WANT TO CUT IT AGAIN!

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Rachelle,
      Keraplast’s Hair Rescue may be just want you need. This is an intensive repair treatment that helps to restore dry, frizzy, chemically damaged hair back to a healthy, shiny state. The treatment takes about 30 minutes and will help to strengthen, while adding volume and shine. We will get in direct contact with you with more information on this product.

  80. Raegan on

    I was wondering if the Keratin Treatment thickens hair? My whole family has naturally thin hair and losts of hair loss. Is this something you would recommend to stop this cycle?? And also, is there a specific Keratin Treatment I should do, because along with these things, I also bleach my roots every month to stay blonde so my hair is really dry along with natural dryness. Can this help me thicken, repair, and stop hair loss??

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Raegan,
      Keratin treatments will not help in hair loss or make new hair grow. The Keraplast Hair Rescue treatment can help to strengthen existing hair. It can repair dry, frizzy, chemically damaged hair, and restore it to a healthy, shiny state. Hair that is truly damaged may require more than one application. We will get in direct contact with you to find a salon offering the Hair Rescue treatment.

  81. Giev on

    Hello. I greatly need advise before doing anything I’m not sure of. I had long blonde curly hair… when I was about 8 my mum had me done “beautiful beginnings” in it as I always complaining about wanting straight hair. she had no idea of the damage she was doing to it by then. I live in Seychelles… a very hot sunny place and I live next to the sea. so that didn’t help either. I had them all chopped once. But it just never went back to the way it was. I stopped doing relaxer like 5 years ago.. I’m now 20 years old. I have dry damaged hair. And I have a lot of it. in the last 5 years I’ve been doing a relaxer perm which has done wonders for my hair…but it is still very dry. I’ve been advised by a number of people to try out the Brazilian keratin. Can you advice me please?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Giev,
      The chemicals and heat from any of the keratin treatments can cause damage to the hair resulting in dryness and brittleness. Make sure if any of these treatments are applied to you hair, you use a good shampoo and conditioner to help maintain the health of your hair. Shampoos and conditioners should be sulfate and sodium free. These additives will dry out the hair and lessen the length of the keratin treatment.

  82. Heidi on

    You mention functional keratin. how do i know my hair products have this? I have suave keratin, tresseme keratin and ION sulfate free keratin shampoos. My hair seems to love keratin products

  83. Deepak on

    My name is Deepak,I think my hair got damaged with gels,I suppose ,if I dnt shampoo every day it looks sticky,dull what treatment do you suggest?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Deepak,
      Shampoos that are sulfate, sodium, and alcohol free are better to use on hair. Shampoos or conditioners that include those ingredients can leave hair feeling dry and looking dull.

  84. Tracy on

    I have just recently started using a Keratin Shampoo and Keratin Conditioner on my hair is there any chance this will cause any problems or affect my hair when I dye it?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Tracy,
      The keratin in shampoos and conditioners can help to strengthen hair. Some can help de-frizz and make hair less prone to breakage. Products that are sulfate, sodium free are better for your hair.
      Replicine Functional Keratin, found in the Paul Mitchell Awaphui Wild Ginger line, has the ability to enter the hair’s cortex to repair hair. Using a good source of keratin can add shine to the hair, virgin or dyed, making it look richer and healthier.

  85. alison mccoy on

    Hi, my hair is so badly damaged with bleaching and straightening my hair wont grow and my fringe is so fine and dry, can you please advise me on what to use to get it back into great shape , Thanks Alison

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Alison,
      Keraplast has a great intensive repair treatment called Hair Rescue. The treatment helps restore dry, frizzy, chemically damaged hair back to a healthy, shiny state. We will be in direct contact to assist you in having the treatment applied at a salon near you.

  86. suki on

    Can you please hrelp me last few weeks I have more than 50 hair on my brush and I see lots of hair in sink after I washed my hair and I even get hair on my hand
    When I just pull slightly the hair just i coming off
    So can u please tell me why is this happening? And how to prevent? Please help me and another question I want to ask u that does hair grows when my hair like this so I am asking u to help me with it
    Thank u

    • Keratin Questions on

      If you are experiencing unusual hair loss it is best to consult with a physician to rule out any medical or dietary issues.

  87. palakh on

    i had sceborrhic dermatitis and still hv some
    because of tht scalp bcms vry dry
    hair is falling like hell
    infct m scared to wash,oil or comb hair .it falls like worst

    so i had bought keratin .plz tell me how to use ?

    if u cn mail me

    thx in advance

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Palakh,
      Using keratin hair products will help existing hair to become stronger, shinier, and less brittle but it will not help to encourage new growth or reduce hair loss.
      It would be best to seek medical advice with your symptoms.

  88. red rose 1991 on

    after done straight keratin hair is growing again two days after so i got small hair in different places growing
    is this fine?
    the hair that is growing wont it spoil the keratin i done plz help

    • Keratin Questions on

      The type of straightening was not mentioned but hair continues to grow after a keratin straightening treatment. New growth will not have had the straightening treatment applied and should revert to its natural texture.
      After a few months, if you want to continue with straight hair, the new growth will need to be treated.

  89. Maria on

    Hi, I have bleached my hair 2 times in the past 6 months, it is very damaged, fine, dry, tangled and breaks a lot. I started using Kerastase Resistance Therapiste shampoo and conditioner, but noticed unusual hair loss after using it. Is this normal or should I stop using these products? Please, help 🙁

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Maria,
      If you noticed increased hair loss after using the new product then it would be best to stop. If you still experience hair loss after stopping the use of any new products it is best to seek professional medical advice.

  90. Erm on

    I used to have thick hair but over the years they’ve become thinner. I’ve also got a bit oily roots and very dry edges and my hair tend to be frizzy, even though I have tried some products (like Lorvenn’s frizz free leave-in treatment for curly hair) but didn’t really work for me. I have wavy hair and some very strong products weigh it down. Do you think a Keratin treatment would fix the problem? I was thinking about L’Oreal’s Professional Serie Expert Pro-Keratin Refill. Do you think it would be a good choice for my kind of hair?

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Erm,
      It is always best to seek professional advice, with a doctor or a cosmetologist, when new issues or concerns appear with either your hair or skin.
      A doctor will be able to rule out any deficiencies you may have that could be causing hair loss. A trusted cosmetologist can make the best keratin treatment recommendations for your specific hair type so no further damaged or stress in put on your hair.

  91. j.s. on

    Hi there! Found this amazing product by Fairy Tales for detangling hair (conditioner). My hair is blonde, color traeted and fine. This product contains keratin. Is it safe to use everyday or would it cause opposite reaction and make my hair dry? I figured since it is made for children, it was a safer option for keratin level????

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi JS,
      The Fairy Tales detangler conditioner contains hydrolyzed keratin, basically a pulverized keratin, which is broken down and not in its natural form. Keratin can help with elasticity, shine and strength but doesn’t tend to dry hair out. The detangler also contains Panthenol which helps to moisturize and Vitamin E which helps to repair. The first three ingredients listed are water, cetyl alcohol, and sodium. Sodium can cause dryness but overall the ingredients seem safe for daily use on any hair type. If dryness does occur, reduce frequency of product.

  92. Kata on on

    I have dry, frizzy and damaged hair. I’m not bleaching or dyeing it but because of swimming I have to blow dry it. Is it the quality of water (in the swimming pool) damages it or something else? Would a keratin treatment help? And if yes waht kind of treatment?

    • Keratin Questions on

      The chemicals that are needed in a pool can be very hard on our hair resulting in dryness & brittleness.
      A good hair repair treatment can definitely be beneficial along with good shampoos and conditioners. Hair care that is sodium and sulfate free are easier on the hair and will not cause the hair to dry out further.
      Paul Mitchell has a line called Awapuhi-Wild Ginger that is very good. This line also has a repair treatment called Keratriplex for dry and damaged hair.

  93. Surbhi on

    When should we use anti breakage keratin oil.. after shampoo or we should use it as a normal hair oil.
    And do we need to spray it through roots or just on edges??
    Please guide me as I recently brought it.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Surbhi,
      Most directions instruct the oil to be sprayed evenly throughout damp, clean hair but it can also be used on dry hair to rid fly-a-ways.

  94. anita jewell on

    I have been reading comments from a couple of years ago and i hope you can still help me. When i was young I had very thick hair, when i made a pony tail the band would hardly go around twice. I have been coloring my hair every couple of months for about 20 years. I started graying prematurely. I have some very thin places on my scalp and when my gray starts coming back in, it is very noticeable. I’m afraid coloring my hair is causing it to fall out, I have a lot come out in the shower, but on the other hand i dont’ want to be gray either. I sure hope you can help me! The color is Loreal in a box at home.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Anita,
      It would be best to seek professional advice from your physician if you are seeing a significant increase in hair loss to eliminate any medical condition or vitamin deficiency.
      Boxed hair color should not cause extreme hair loss.

  95. Nicole on


    I recently lighten my hair from light brown to blonde about 3 weeks ago. The last time I did a Keratin treatment was about 4 months ago. My curly hair has grown back extremely in the front since I died my hair. My hair is also very dry but still manageable, it was falling out like crazy at first until I started using a new shampoo and conditioner by L’Oreal which helped a lot. I was wondering when or if it is possible to do the keratin treatment to repair the dryness and curliness my hair has gained since the dye. My natural hair has already started to sprout a good amount which is a good thing because I am never dying my hair again -.- Please help!!

  96. Damage Hair on

    Hi I was reading comments here and i hope you can help me,I went to salon last week and i had a rebound my hair,after 3 days my hair if full of frizzy , dry and brittle it’s like a rubber , and i was so stress about it. Is keratin treatment can help to restore my super damage hair? Please advice because i was thinking about it.
    And what kind of daily treatment should i use? because i tried jojoba oil hair mask, and argan oil deep treatment, but id doesn’t work, my hair is dry and frizzy T_T. Please help me.

    Thank you.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi DH,
      It sounds like a repair treatment is needed, one with oxidized keratin (intact keratin proteins) rather than hydrolyzed keratin (proteins pulverized in the process).
      Three products with this type of keratin are Paul Mitchell’s Keratriplex, Bhave’s Rescue Therapy, and Keraplast’s Hair Rescue. This type of treatment uses Replicine Functional Keratin which helps to restore and repair dry, frizzy, chemically damaged hair into a healthy, shiny, strong state. If hair is truly damaged it may require more than one treatment.
      For daily hair care use, it is best to use shampoos and conditioners that are sulfate and sodium free to help prevent further dryness and frizzyness.
      For more information on these products go to the websites below:

  97. anonymous on

    My hair is severely damaged due to bleached,rebond and perm. i thought there is no other way to repair my hair that is brittle , frizzy and unmanageable. my hairstylist trim my hair way too much to get rid of the frizzy parts and now my hair became worse especially when I’m out in the sun. i just can’t get rid of the frizziness:( However, i just got keratin treatment that is called kerarganic. it was smooth at first but after few days my hair still frizz but it is way better than my damaged hair. i am currently using post kerarganic keratin shampoo and mask. do i need to get another keratin treatment to completely repair my damaged hair? what keratin treatment do you recommand for my situation? or is there any other solution to fix my hair ?

  98. Sophie on

    I have curly/frizzy blonde hair with highlights that are dye not bleach. A couple of weeks ago I stupidly decided to try a hair relaxer as I was so fed up with having to straighten my hair all the time. The result was obviously very damaged hair. To the point that when wet it was just like elastic and would come off in to my hand. I have since bought myself lots of Redken protein treatments which have worked wonders and stoped the majority of the breakage and I also had a couple of inches off the ends of my hair. However my hair is still very damaged and is going to take me years to grow it completely out…. I was wondering if it is possible to completely restore all the protein and moisture back in to your hair? Or is this a case of dealing with extremely damaged hair until it grows out? Just having it back to being a normal level of damaged would be amazing!!

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Sophie,
      A company called Keraplast has developed a specialized keratin called Replicine Functional Keratin. It is derived from New Zealand sheep’s wool.
      This keratin is comprised of oxidized keratin, intact keratin proteins and keratin peptides. It can help strengthen hair, improve elasticity and shine. Unfortunately, Keraplast has not penetrated the UK yet but there are two companies, BHave and Paul Mitchell, that include Replicine Functional Keratin in their hair care.
      Their Rescue treatments helps to restore and repair dry, frizzy, chemically damaged hair back to a healthy, shiny state.
      For more information and contact numbers, go to the sites below:

  99. Mandy on

    I had a nano intense keratin treatment 6
    weeks ago my hair is heavily highlighted and it has broken off so much
    alot comes out when I wash it(about 80 hairs) it has gone so
    much thinner, it actually looks frazzled like it’s been permed and snapping off.
    I want to get rid of the keratin If you think that’s the best thing(I’ve heard salt
    water or fairy liquid will strip it). Or do I put
    up with the keratin and just condition it? Help!!
    It’s been so scary reading articles on what this keratin
    can do to hair! Will it ever return to normal and thicken up? It frightens me to comb it!

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Mandy,
      Hi Mandy,
      Hi, Mandy,
      Keratin is a good. It is placed in straightening treatments to help offset the harsh chemicals used during this process. Our skin, nails, and hair is comprised of keratin.
      Frequently washing hair with products containing sulfates and sodium will lessen the length of a straightening treatment but will not help with repairing the damaged hair.
      Replicine Functional Keratin is a type of keratin that can help repair and restore hair.
      This type of keratin is comprised of oxidized keratin, intact keratin proteins and keratin peptides. It can help strengthen hair while improving elasticity and shine. There are three companies, BHave, Paul Mitchell, and Keraplast that include Replicine Functional Keratin in their hair care.
      Their Rescue treatments helps to restore and repair dry, frizzy, chemically damaged hair back to a healthy, shiny state.
      For more information and contact numbers, go to the sites below:

  100. On the comment above”question on”. Does it really repair bald spots in your head make your hair come back to life and look healthy once again please get me on my email and let me know before I purchase thank you

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Ann,
      Keratin infused in hair care products will help strengthen while adding shine and elasticity. Unfortunately keratin does not promote hair growth. Keratin helps to restore and repair existing hair.

  101. Anna on

    I had a bad perm couple weeks ago. My hair damaged by K-pack wave. I am Asian. However my hair now is very dry and no much curly. I see my hair like Africa America hair. My hairdresser who did the perm suggests to use
    Karetin treatment to fix the damged. There are many Karetin treatment out there. I like to know which one is a good to fix bad perm damaged. Or, should I do the Keratin treatment ? Please advice.

    Thank you.

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Anna,
      Applying more chemicals to already damaged hair could increase the damage and add more problems. It is best to seek firsthand, in-person advice from a trusted professional. They will be able be to advise what is the best action to take to give you the results you desire. They can evaluate the condition of your hair and guide you on your best and safest options.

  102. Chantelle on

    Hi I bleached my hair a month ago an now it is all stringy and gummy when it’s wet, I’m due to have a cocochoco keratin treatment in a couple of weeks can I still have it done an will this help…

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Chantelle,
      The Cocochoco Keratin Treatment has gotten good reviews. It is always best to speak with a trusted hair care professional in person for advice. They can see the condition of your hair and guide you to the best treatment that will provide the desired results you are seeking.

  103. Laura on

    I have been doing Brazilian Keratin straightening for many years now. I use the Encanto one which I do believe contains 2% Formaldehyde (I know this is bad). I have never had a problem with it, and my hair has always been beautifully soft and sleek after. I do however already have pretty straight hair and this process makes my hair way to polka straight and flat. I have now seen that there are smoothing treatments available. I was looking at the one by PETER COPPOLA and the one by BEHAVE in Australia, as I see that you have mentioned this brand in this forum. After reading all the responses though, I am beginning to think that I shouldn’t do the straightening anymore on my hair, as it seems that actually that does not repair the damage on the hair, it just gives a superficial look of non damaged hair! If I use the smoothing treatments by either of these two brands, will this damage my hair also? I know that you recommend using REPLICINE for hair repair, but I do like the fact that the smoothing treatments offers minimal straightening, as although my hair is pretty straight already, I get a lot of fly aways or frizz that these treatments smooth down, it also means I don’t have to blowdry my hair as much, as it drys naturally straight and smooth when I have done the straightening treatments in the past. I am guessing the smoothing treatments would do the same, but I do not want to be causing damage to my hair. x

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Laura,
      The chemicals used for smoothing hair are not as strong as the ones used in hair straightening treatments. This makes a smoothing treatments less damaging.
      Professionals recommend smoothing treatments for hair that is wavy and/or frizzy but not for really thick or curly hair. Professionals lean more towards hair smoothing over straightening because smoothing can give the client the temporary desired results and with less damage. The choice also depends on hair type and condition of hair.

  104. Sangitaa on

    I always wanted to keratin treatment after my sister smothened her hair . Her hair was very very frizzy and curly and now it’s just perfect . My hair is not very frizzy and it’s not curly and not straight as well , it’s kind of wavy . Butstill I like my hair only when I blow it out or straighten it a bit. Otherwise my hairs a bit too wavy and unmanageable. So I want my wavy hair but I want it to me nice and shiny and manageable all the time . Is there a appropriate treatment for that ?
    Keratin treatment is only to make your hair straight or is it okay if I do it in my situation also ?
    And is it okay to do such treatments when I’m suffering from moderate hair fall ?
    Please do help me asap

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Sangitaa,
      There are keratin straightening treatments as well as smoothing treatments that can help you achieve the results you desire.
      If you are experiencing unusual hair loss it may be best to seek medical advice before any chemical treatment is applied.
      Also find an experienced, trust hair care professional to get advice on which chemical treatment is best for your hair type.

  105. Laura on

    Is there a brand for the smoothing treatment such as Peter Coppola or Behave that your recommend as being the best? Can I do a smoothing treatment and then a Keratin Replicine treatment after? Or would this be an overload or destroy the results of the smoothing treatment? Many thanks for your response. x

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Laura,
      Bhave products do include Replicine Functional Keratin. This type of keratin is the closest in form to our own natural keratin found in our skin, hair, and nails. Repair treatments such as Bhave Rescue Therapy, Paul Mitchell’s Keratriplex, or Keraplast Hair Rescue, all including Replicine Functional Keratin, can be applied a few weeks before a smoothing treatment. This can condition the hair and help it to be in the best shape before applying the smoothing treatment’s strong chemicals.

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