Saturday, August 9, 2014

What the heck is a hair Keratin Treatment ... and is it for me?

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So many of you ask me about GKhair Hair-Smoothing Treatments (formerly Global Keratin), so I thought I would take some time to give you all the info about GKhair Treatments so you can decide if this is something you may be interested in for the health of your hair.

Salon 1580 is a Featured GKhair SalonOur experienced, GKhair Certified Experts at Salon 1580 are THE GKhair Experts and have been selected as one of the Atlanta area's "Top 20 GKhair Salons"! GKhair regularly holds training classes for hair stylists in the metro Atlanta area and Salon 1580 has hosted many of these certification classes, for local stylists and salons.

So, you’re interested in getting a keratin treatment. You’re tired of your dull, frizzy, kinky, unmanageable hair. You’ve seen great results for others, but you’ve also heard horror stories about hair taming systems, and you want to do your research. Good for you! You’ve come to the right place. 


What you should know about hair-smoothing treatments. Why GKhair?


GKhair hair-taming treatments deliver smooth hair for women, men and children for 3-5 months depending on the type of treatment

There are NUMEROUS kinds of keratin hair treatments around, but they are NOT created equally. Unlike over-processed hydrolyzed keratins found in the market today, GKhair’s Hair Taming System with Juvexin is an active compound, delivered to the hair in its raw, natural state. Critical amino acids and proteins remain intact, conditioning the hair and protecting it from damaging environmental effects, aging and daily styling. It works on all hair types, leaving it more manageable, soft, shiny, smooth and frizz-free for up to 3-5 months, depending on which formula/application you choose. That is because, with regular GKhair treatments and regular use of GKhair shampoo and conditioner, the Juvexin compounds.

With GKhair, you will experience the only hair taming system with Juvexin, a special blend of proteins optimized for hair. It is truly the best way to tame and manage your hair. These professional, in-salon treatments penetrate the cuticle to improve texture, enhance manageability and reduce frizz for 3-5 months. It rejuvenates while straightening and strengthening hair, leaving it healthier and reducing styling time.


GKhair hair-taming treatments deliver smooth hair for women, men and children for 3-5 months depending on the type of treatmentHow GKhair Works:


GKhair reduces the stiffness (elastic modulus) in the hair. This reduction or softening effect causes the hair to lose its natural curl and feel softer. Juvexin penetrates throughout the hair shaft, delivering important conditioning and moisturizing benefits. This improves the softness and reduces friction enabling the hair to better withstand heat, helps make hair less prone to breakage and improves the lubricity of hair, giving hair overall better manageability. On both wet and dry hair, there is less entanglement during brushing, making the hair less prone to breakage, while improving manageability.


Award-winning GKhair hair-taming treatments are available at Salon 1580

What is Juvexin?


Award-winning GKhair hair-taming treatments are available at Salon 1580
Juvexin is perhaps the most revolutionary development in hair care in the past 50 years. Derived from sheep wool through an environmentally-friendly process, Juvexin is a special blend of proteins and peptides optimized specifically for hair and is delivered to the hair in its natural state. The long protein chains of Juvexin closely mirror the hair’s own keratin structure. This allows the Juvexin to bond with the hair and wrap around the cuticle to repair and protect, while penetrating to the core to nourish each strand. Juvexin has been developed to protect and restore the properties found in young, healthy and vibrant hair which are usually lost over time. Juvexin is GKhair's foundation in creating manageable, frizz-free, beautiful looking hair.

The Juvexin biopolymer is protected by more than 150 US and worldwide patents that works like a fountain of youth for hair, restoring it to a younger, more vibrant and healthier day. It works on even the most damaged and over-treated hair, restoring strength and suppleness while actually protecting it against damage from harsh sunlight and pollution. Hair is actually stronger and healthier - proven in 10 years of independent laboratory testing.

What's the Difference between GKhair's Formulas/Applications?


Award-winning GKhair hair-taming treatments are available at Salon 1580
"Resistant" is for maximum straightening. GKhair's original formula is for coarser, dry, unruly hair, lasting for up to 3 months. It cuts your styling time in half, giving you smooth, manageable, and healthy frizz-free hair. You must wait 48 hours before washing your hair, being careful with sweating, bending/crimping the hair, etc. (see below). With proper care and with GKhair after-care products, will last up to 3 months. Regular color services can be applied the same day. This formula restores and protects, maintaining hair's natural properties by creating a shield over each strand and restoring it from the inside out; while protecting against harmful UV rays, pollutants, chemical treatments and the rigors of daily shampooing and styling.

"The Best" is a defrizzing, hair smoothing formula, leaving your hair with body and curl formation. It has no harsh chemicals and you can wash your hair immediately after and your resume normal activities. Formaldehyde Free! NO FUMES! With proper care and with GKhair after-care products, will last 3+ months. This formula rejuvenates while straightening and strengthening hair by reducing the stiffness (elastic modulus) in the hair, this reduction or softening effect causes the hair to lose its natural curl and feel softer. The greater the concentration along with length of application time of Juvexin, the softer or straighter the hair will become. Must wait 2 weeks for color after "The Best".

“Curly” Formula tames waves, eliminates frizz, repairs damage, and delivers shine. It restores and protects your hair, maintaining its natural properties by creating a shield over each strand, restoring it from the inside out, while protecting against harmful UV rays, pollutants, chemical treatments, and the rigors of daily shampooing and styling. Leaves your hair with the most body and curl/wave formation. You must wait 48 hours before washing your hair, being careful with sweating, bending/crimping the hair, etc. (see below). Good for most hair types. Regular color services can be applied the same day.

The all-new "Miami Bombshell" Formula is the Perfect Rehab for Damaged Hair, formulated specifically for blondes!

It will:

  1. Tame, repair damage, and protect hair from breakage with Juvexin -- a keratin anti-aging protein blend optimized to restore hair from the inside out, returning it to a more youthful state. It also contains natural oils and pearl extract to achieve optimal hair health and moisture. 
  2. Neutralize unwanted brassy tones (unwanted warm pigment) in the hair. 
  3. Cut styling time in half! 
  4. Deliver intense shine and silky smooth hair straightening.
Repairs dry and keratin-depleted hair damaged from the effects of  summer:
  • harmful sun rays 
  • humidity 
  • sweat 
  • chlorine 
  • salt water
Hair Smoothing  with Hair Body. Just for  Blonde Bombshells like you.


The "Italian Style" Application is still available upon request; click HERE for info.



Award-winning GKhair hair-taming treatments are available at Salon 1580

GKhair hair-taming treatments deliver smooth hair for women, men and children for 3-5 months depending on the type of treatmentYou’ve just had your first GKhair hair-smoothing treatment. What about After-Care? 

After your hair smoothing treatment, it’s very important to follow up with authentic GKhair shampoo and conditioner, which are fortified with Juvexin and are developed to maintain and extend the life of your GKhair treatment. Use of GKhair shampoo and conditioner is essential to maintain your treatment because they are free of Sodium Chloride and harsh sulfates which can strip the keratin from the hair. GKhair styling products are recommended, but optional. Each GKhair product is fortified with Juvexin to continue the nourishing and conditioning effects of the GKhair taming treatment, and deliver additional shine, while protecting each strand. This is why, at Salon 1580, we require you to sign a waiver if you refuse to buy authentic GKhair shampoo and conditioner from our salon; we cannot guarantee your GKhair treatment will "take" and last without following the very important below steps and without using these GKhair products. You may be tempted to buy these products online, but before you consider it, PLEASE take the time to read this important information -- CLICK HERE.

Also, six weeks after your Hair-Smoothing Treatment, it is essential to come back and get a GLOBAL REFRESH!  GLOBAL REFRESH DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENTS ARE IMPERATIVE FOR THE SUCCESS OF ALL GKHAIR HAIR-TAMING FORMULAS. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS; SUN/HEAT, CHLORINE, SWEAT, AND SALT WATER WILL DEPLETE YOUR HAIR'S KERATIN. THE GLOBAL REFRESH IS APPLIED SIX WEEKS AFTER YOUR HAIR-TAMING TREATMENT. THIS HELPS RESTORE LOST KERATIN AND ENSURES THE LONGEVITY OF YOUR SERVICE AND INVESTMENT. 


Salon 1580 uses only GKhair keratin products


After-Care for the "RESISTANT FORMULA" and "CURLY FORMULA" Treatment -- The First 48 Hours:

GKhair hair-taming treatments deliver smooth hair for women, men and children for 3-5 months depending on the type of treatment
After receiving your Global Keratin "Resistant Formula" or "Curly Formula" Hair Smoothing Treatment, you CANNOT get your hair wet in any way, shape or form for 48 hours, preferably for three full days. Avoid any activity that will cause you to perspire. No swimming. Don’t go out in the rain without your hair protected. If your hair does get wet, IMMEDIATELY blow it dry, and flat iron with the setting on high, 1-2” strands, flat ironing it seven times each strand.

Do not put your hair in a bun or ponytail, or use any clips for the first 48 hours, as doing so will result in a permanent bend or crimp. Leave your hair as your professional has styled it. Do not put your hair behind your ears or put your glasses or sunglasses on top of your head.


GKhair hair-taming treatments deliver smooth hair for women, men and children for 3-5 months depending on the type of treatment


Award-winning GKhair hair-taming treatments are available at Salon 1580Award-winning GKhair hair-taming treatments are available at Salon 1580


Award-winning GKhair hair-taming treatments are available at Salon 1580