Keratin Treatments Services for Chicago

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.

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

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.

What are the benefits of a keratin treatment?

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?

A keratin treatment will have you enjoying your manageable mane for up to three months.

Can a keratin treatment be done on color treated hair?

Yes, color treated hair can be treated with keratin as well.

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.

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!