Keratin Treatments Services for Chicago

If you are looking for a full-service hair salon specializing in keratin treatments, look no further than X5 Cuts. We promise careful application and a salon experience like no other. Is it time to book a session at our hair salon? Call us at (312) 877-5520 today to book your appointment.

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Add Life to Your Hair

Many people in Chicago are torn between wishing that their hair was more manageable and hesitating to cause damage with traditional chemical hair relaxers. At X5 Cuts, we have a solution for you! We are an expert full service salon that specializes in the careful application of keratin treatments. We are proud to have serviced many of the people of Chicago, hope to continue to be a top choice for salon services. We believe that our dedication to quality, consistency and affordability for our clients is what has allowed us to be so successful for so long.

We know that with so many haircare treatments available on the market today, it can be overwhelming to choose the right treatment for you. That is why our trained and friendly professional hair care experts always schedule a one on one consultation either in person or by phone before any treatment is administered. This allows us to get to know your hair texture, maintenance routines and budget so as to come up with a perfect hair care solution for you.

We work with individuals who have undergone keratin treatments on a regular basis for years and years. That said, we also treat the hair of clients who’ve never experienced a treatment like this before. Newcomers have a lot of questions. Sometimes they have more questions than they feel comfortable asking. We want you to feel comfortable with asking us your questions. We are here to serve you, after all. That said, we know that some people like to do a little bit of homework before visiting the salon.

The Top Choice for Keratin Hair Treatment

We have worked hard and with strong attention to detail to establish ourselves as the best keratin treatment providers in the Chicago area. If you are tired of fighting with the mop on your head every morning, our professional hair smoothing treatments are guaranteed to make your life easier. We use high-quality hair products and make sure to carefully assess our clients' hair before determining the best way to treat it. Our goal is to make sure that everyone who leaves our shop looks and feels their best, which we achieve through our in-depth assessments and careful consideration.

Keratin Smoothing vs. Chemical Straightening

Many people wrongly group keratin treatments with the chemical straightening products that have been popular in the past, but there are some important differences to be noted. Chemical straighteners can often leave hair dry and vulnerable to future damage. On the other hand, keratin smoothing is a much safer process and will keep your hair healthy and undamaged. Although it will require retreatment every 4-6 months, keratin straightening can be used on any hair type and will not create problems when your hair begins to regrow, which makes it the ideal choice for anyone looking for smoother and more manageable hair.

Leave Your Keratin Treatments to the Experts

Although at-home keratin treatments have made their way into the market, they cannot compete with salon-quality results. When you want to get the most out of your hair smoothing process, it always benefits to go to a hairstylist with the appropriate qualifications. At X5 Cuts, our staff is experts on keratin treatment for men, which means you can always expect high-quality results when you come to us.

Our wealth of experience in providing keratin treatment, as well as our commitment to our clients, means that we always provide the correct washing, drying, and application process to ensure amazing results with your hair type. What's more, professionally applied keratin smoothing also tends to last much longer than at-home versions, making it a smart investment if you plan on upkeeping your smooth hair.

What to Expect from the Keratin Treatment Process

If you would like to get a better idea of what you are in store for when you make an appointment for keratin smoothing, allow us to tell you more. If it is your first time getting this treatment, we recommend starting with a consultation. This will allow your hair technician to get an idea of the results you are looking for and select the best treatment. After a quick shampoo and conditioner rinse, we will cover your hair in the formula and allow it to set. We will then proceed to activate the keratin in your hair using heat treatment, typically blow drying or flat ironing. Afterward, you will be free to go, but we recommend not washing your hair for 72 hours and using a gentle shampoo after that in order to maintain your treatment for as long as possible.

Chicago FAQ’s about Keratin Treatments

We work with individuals who have undergone keratin treatments on a regular basis for years and years. That said, we also treat the hair of clients who’ve never experienced a treatment like this before. Newcomers have a lot of questions. Sometimes they have more questions than they feel comfortable asking. We want you to feel comfortable with asking us your questions. We are here to serve you, after all. That said, we know that some people like to do a little bit of homework before visiting the salon.

Here is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.

How much does a keratin treatment cost?

In keratin treatments generally cost anywhere between $250 and $450 depending on the length and density of your hair. Your personal hair care specialist will give you a quote for your hair after your hair care consultation.

While our rates may reflect the standards of our industry, you can rest assured that our approach to these treatments ranks a cut above the rest. You might pay a conventional rate for our services, but you’ll get nothing less than the finest care possible.

What are the benefits of a keratin treatment?

Do you want to reduce the frizz and the excessive curls in your hair? Do you want your hair to have a sheen that doesn’t look oily? If so, you might want to consider some of the treatments offered by our trained hairstylists.

A keratin treatment will greatly improve the manageability and smoothness of your hair. This means less time standing in front of the mirror trying to take unruly, frizzy hair. Another benefit is that keratin does not strip your hair of its natural protein meaning that you will benefit from your hair being more relaxed without all the excess damage. Lastly, after a keratin treatment, your hair will dry faster and stay smooth even during humid weather.

How long does a keratin treatment last for?

We understand that you want to get your money’s worth. You don’t want to take time out of your day to address your frizzy hair follicles only to worry about it all again in a few weeks. Well, don’t worry. Keratin treatments last longer than you might think. A keratin treatment will have you enjoying your manageable mane for up to three months. During that three-month period, you won’t want to give up your usual hair care regimen, though. After the initial three-day adjustment period, you can re-introduce products to your styling and grooming routines without worry. By that point the keratin has already done its work.

Can a keratin treatment be done on color treated hair?

Yes, color treated hair can be treated with keratin as well. People of all hair types come to our salon for our hair treatments. As a matter of fact, many professionals feel that keratin treatments can help ‘lock down’ your hair’s new color. Keratin acts as a protective barrier for the color, allowing it to look great for longer than you might expect. What’s more, many report that a keratin treatment can even intensify and amplify the color. If you’re considering dyeing your hair, be sure to follow up your coloring session with a keratin treatment. You’ll be glad you did!

Is there anything I should not do after receiving a keratin treatment?

After receiving your keratin treatment, we recommend that our Chicago clients should not wash your hair for at least three days. This will ensure that the keratin formula has fully penetrated your hair. During these three days, you should also not place your hair behind your ears or in a ponytail since this may cause your hair to develop a kink. After three-four days, there should be no problems and you may wash and style as usual.

Lastly, we always recommend that those considering dyeing their hair do so before undergoing a keratin treatment. Due to the protective barrier that keratin forms around hair follicles, the dyes and colors introduced during coloring may not work as intended. Are you planning on revitalizing your hair with some new tones? Schedule the coloring before the keratin session and you’ll see positive results you never thought possible.

Preparing Your Hair for a Keratin Treatment Appointment

We encourage you to follow the following keratin treatment preparation process before your appointment for the best results. Here are the preparation tips we recommend to all our clients:

Color-Treat Your Hair Before Keratin Application

If you intend to color-treat your hair, it’s best to do it the day of or a few days before your appointment. Keratin technology is known for locking in hair color, preventing fading, and extending its lasting period. If you want to make the most of your treatment, we advise scheduling your color appointment just prior to your keratin application.

Avoid Hair Treatment and Stylers

Refrain from using conditioners, deep conditions, hair masks, oils, and wax two days before your appointment. Such products can cause buildup in your roots and reduce the keratin treatment's effectiveness.

If these steps are followed, your treatment will leave you with shinier and healthier-looking hair that is much more manageable. Following your treatment, we’ll provide post-care instructions to extend the lasting results.

Knowing If Keratin Treatment Is Right for You

If you have unmanageable hair that gives you more frizzy days than you can count, a keratin treatment is for you!

When hair is naturally wavy and frizzy, it causes oil to build up in the scalp, preventing the strands from absorbing moisture and causing low prosperity and damage. Keratin treatment softens the locks, helping hair oil naturally roll down the strands, promoting a healthier, shinier, straight head of hair. Keratin-softened locks are much more manageable and presentable with little effort, allowing you to achieve your eye-catching look with minimal morning effort.

If you would like to discuss your keratin treatment plan in person, please call (312) 877-5520 or stop by our salon during business hours.

How Often Should You Repeat Keratin Treatment

Since keratin is rich in protein, it should only be applied to your hair sparingly. The general rule of thumb is that treatment shouldn't be done more than three or four times yearly, with at least three months between sessions.

Giving your hair a break is important to prevent it from becoming overprocessed. However, if you’re prone to frizzy hair during Chicago's humid summers, we can discuss more treatments following an in-depth hair consultation.

Enjoy Quality Keratin Treatment Service

The purpose of keratin treatment is to invite life back into your hair and promote healthier strands. So, when you visit our shop for treatment, your hair will be treated with care and quality to secure those results. To ensure that keratin is the best option for your needs, we’ll take the time to examine your hair before having you sit in the hot seat.

Additionally, if we think follow-up treatment will be necessary, we’ll discuss a treatment plan to get your hair back to its natural shiny, lush texture. In addition to quality hair service, our goal is to provide you with an unforgettable salon experience that’s relaxing and enjoyable.

If you have service fee questions or want to discuss whether keratin is for you, please book an in-person hair consultation. Visit us at our downtown location or call to book a hair appointment.

Need Keratin Treatments? Contact Us

To book an appointment for your keratin treatment or to speak with one of our hair care experts, call our salon today. We are eager to come up with the perfect solution for you so that you can stop fighting with your hair and begin enjoying it. Nothing makes us happier than seeing a satisfied client!