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Keratin Infusion Treatment

Keratin Infusion Treatment

One of the key aspects of KIS is the Keratin Infusion Treatment, a repairing treatment that consists of 5 steps. This treatment helps you provide your customers with the best possible and unique service. The treatment restores the moisture/protein balance - i.e. the quality - of the hair in about 15 minutes, and prepares it for possible subsequent chemical treatment. That way you create a healthy basis that will ensure that colours and perms retain their colour longer. The treatment adds hair proteins, which are equal to those in human hair, to the hair. These proteins have a molecular weight of 150, which makes that they can penetrate deep into the hair and cling to the hair’s core permanently. But how can we determine what exactly the hair needs, and what steps are required to give the hair what it needs? Your knowledge of protein and moisture are the starting point here. Our advice? Do the tensile strength test!

THE TENSILE STRENGTH TEST

The tensile strength test is done to check the balance between protein and moisture in the hair. Healthy hair can stretch out about 25%. When there is a lot of moisture in the hair - i.e. a shortage of protein - this will be over 25%. In case of the opposite - i.e. too much protein and not enough moisture - the hair will stretch less than 25%. So the tensile strength test will help you identify what the hair needs. And the Keratin Infusion Treatment then enables you to take the appropriate steps to restore the right balance.

HOW TO USE THE TENSILE STRENGTH TEST

The tensile strength test is accomplished by using 4 to 5 hairs between the thumb (of your right and left hand) and forefnger with a distance of approximately 4 cm. Healthy hair will stretch at this distance one centimeter (25%) and springs back to its original length. Hair with a lack of moisture will not stretch and hair with a lack of protein will stretch very easily from the hair and bounces not or diffcult back.

Tip: the result of the tensile strength test is most reliable when you frst wash the hair with KeraClean Volume Shampoo. This shampoo removes product build-up. If you choose to wash the hair with another shampoo, it might influence the tensile strength test, and you probably will choose a wrong treatment for the hair

Note: Don’t be fooled by how the hair feels. When hair has been bleached, pigments and keratin have been removed from the hair through the oxidation process. Moisture has flled up these empty spaces. But the hair still feels dry. This is because the scales on the outside of the hair are damaged. The right diagnosis in this case is to add keratin to the hair to rebuild it. An ‘acidy’ product will make that the layer of scales closes itself. Using a shampoo for dry hair would have a contrary effect.

WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF LOW MOISTURE OR PROTEIN LEVELS?

You first washed the hair using KeraClean Volume Shampoo and subsequently performed the tensile strength test. But how do you identify the next four steps towards providing the hair with the right treatment? The following chart outlines what treatment the hair needs in case of a shortage of protein or moisture.

 • Step 1

 

KERACLEAN VOLUME SHAMPOO

Wash the hair thoroughly and let the shampoo set for 2-3 minutes (the crackling sound indicates that the shampoo is removing foreign substances from the hair). Subsequently rinse the hair and dry it with a towel.

DO THE TENSILE STRENGTH TEST!

Proceed - depending on the result – with the following steps:

Tensile strength test result: Protein required! Tensile strength test result: Moisture required!                                               

 • Step 2

KERABOOST INFUSION
(perfect before colouring or perming hair)
Spray onto towel dry hair 15 x, do not rinse.                            

 • Step 2

KERAMOIST SHAMPOO
Wash the hair and let the shampoo do its work for a short while (this will lay the foundation for the best possible absorption of extra moisture). Subsequently rinse the hair and dry it with a towel.

 

• Step 3

KERAMAX TREATMENT
Apply an abundant quantity of the product to the hair and let it set for 3-5 minutes, rinse it out well, and dry the hair with a towel.

Tip: also perform a tensile strength test after step 3 of the Keratin Infusion Treatment. This will tell you whether steps 2&3 have to be repeated to further restore the natural moisture/protein balance.

After step three a chemical treatment can be applied!

 

 

• Step 3

KERAMOIST TREATMENT
Apply an abundant quantity of the product to the hair and let it set for 3-5 minutes, rinse it out well, and dry the hair with a towel.

Tip: also perform a tensile strength test after step 3 of the Keratin Infusion Treatment. This will tell you whether steps 2&3 have to be repeated to further restore the natural moisture/protein balance.

After step three a chemical treatment can be applied!

 • Step 4

KERABALANCE ACIDIFIER
(perfect after a colour or perm)
Apply onto towel dry hair 20 x, apply evenly and comb it into the hair with a fne-tooth comb. Let it set for 3-5 minutes, rinse carefully and dry with a towel.

 • Step 4

KERABALANCE ACIDIFIER
(perfect after a colour or perm)
Apply onto towel dry hair 20 x, apply evenly and comb it into the hair with a fne-tooth comb. Let it set for 3-5 minutes, rinse carefully and dry with a towel. Use KeraGlide Detangler when the hair has a lot of knots.

 • Step 5 

KERASHIELD LEAVE-IN
Take some product in your hand, a blob the size of a pearl. Make your other hand wet and rub both hands together and apply to the hair. Do not rinse.

 • Step 5 

KERASHIELD LEAVE-IN
Take some product in your hand, a blob the size of a pearl. Make your other hand wet and rub both hands together and apply to the hair. Do not rinse.

 

KeraClean Volume Shampoo- Keratin Infusion Treatment, step 1

  • Cleans intensively
  • Neutralizes
  • Pre-treatment for any chemical treatment
  • pH 5.0 - 5.5

WHAT IS IT?

This frst step of the Keratin Infusion Treatment rids the hair of all remaining styling products, excess sebum (grease), chemical build-ups and products that do not belong in the hair. KeraClean Volume Shampoo neutralizes minerals and chlorines, and cleans the hair intensively, without damaging the cuticle or other parts of the hair, resulting in lasting volume. Does not affect the colour, thanks to the ideal pH value of 5.0 - 5.5. Very suitable as body wash for greasy skin. Motto for step 1 is: frst remove all substances from the hair that should not be there, then rebuild the hair from scratch.



HOW TO USE IT

Massage a small quantity into wet hair and let it foam. Repeat this treatment when you do not get enough foam. Let it set for 3 minutes. The crackling sound indicates that the shampoo is working: all excess substances are removed. Subsequently rinse the hair and dry it with a towel. Proceed with step 2.

KeraBoost Infusion - Keratin Infusion Treatment, step 2

  • Treatment booster
  • Strengthens
  • pH 5.0 - 5.5


WHAT IS IT?

KeraBoost Infusion is a very concentrated mixture of keratin amino acids with a molecular weight of 150, combined with cationic enzymes. These rebuild the hair from the inside, and restore its natural strength. This will ensure that possible hair colour and other chemical treatments retain their colour longer.



HOW TO USE IT

Spray KeraBoost Infusion onto towel dried hair (don’t be shy): the hair is repaired directly in the places you spray it onto. Start with the most porous areas and then treat the rest. Do not rinse! Proceed to step 3 after this.

KeraMax Treatment - Keratin Infusion Treatment, step 3

  • Repairs
  • Strengthens
  • Protein builder
  • pH 4.0 - 4.5

WHAT IS IT?

A fast-penetrating, protein-introducing, constructive treatment for permed, coloured or damaged hair. KeraMax Treatment contains the highest concentration of keratin and a select combination of herb extracts. These have a repairing effect on the hair.



HOW TO USE IT

Put a quantity the size of a Euro coin in the palm of your hand, and rub it into the hair, working it in from the end of the hair down to the root. Let it set for 5 minutes, rinse the hair and dry it with a towel.

KeraBalance Acidifier- Keratin Infusion Treatment, step 4

  • Closes the cuticle (scales layer)
  • Seals the end result
  • Recovers the pH value
  • pH 2.5 - 3.0

WHAT IS IT?

This acid-based treatment is used to close the cuticle and to accompany prior treatments. It restores the pH value, neutralizes alkaline values and perm odors. It prevents the hair from breaking, and makes sure that colour and perm are retained longer. This treatment restores the hair’s natural condition: strong, healthy and glossy.



HOW TO USE IT

After rinsing step 2 and step 3 (KeraBoost Infusion & KeraMax Treatment): dry the hair with a towel and apply an abundant amount of product onto the hair. Let it set for 3-5 minutes and rinse.

KeraShield Leave-In - Keratin Infusion Treatment, step 5

  • Rich in protein
  • Protects
  • Conditioner
  • Do not rinse!
  • pH 5.0 - 5.5


WHAT IS IT?

A moisture-retaining, very concentrated leave-in conditioner for coloured, permed or dry hair. Has an anti-static and anti-tangle effect, closes the cuticle, protects the hair against the heat of the blow dryer, the sun and other external influences. Prevents frizzing.



HOW TO USE IT

Spray a quantity the size of a pearl onto the palm of your hand, and rub it into the hair with wet hands, working it in from the end of the hair down to the root. Do not rinse! Style the hair the way you like it.