10 of the best keratin-infused products
It’s a word that means many things to many women, especially the exceptionally frizzy and curly-haired among us.
Much more than a buzz word, keratin has long since proven it’s relaxing long(ish)-term benefits. Fortunately, keratin has also come a long way since just being available as a salon service, after which you were forced to leave your hair uncomfortably straight, with no use of bobby pins or hair elastics – for up to three days.
RELATED: Best hair masks for curly hair
RELATED: Are you using the right brush for your hair type?
Now you can buy keratin-infused products from everywhere, including your hairdresser – and even off the supermarket shelf. Discover which keratin-infused hair products are well worth your beauty bucks…
#1: Kérastase Paris Discipline Masque Curl Idéal
Formulated with a pro-keratin and elastin complex, this mask works to reduce frizz in over-voluminous hair while helping to define and nourish curls so they maintain their individual springy shape.
Find out more about Kérastase Paris Discipline Masque Curl Idéal >
#2: bhave™ hydrator moisturising shampoo and conditioner
Using a blend of keratin, vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5 as well as aloe vera, evening primrose and macadamia oils, this nourishing hair duo will leave your hair soft, healthy and straighter over time with consistent use. I (bh’s Olivia) am an advocate of this dynamic duo; as my normally frizzy strands have never been more well behaved than when I use these products. Even in the intense Thailand humidity during my last holiday, my hair was soft, smooth and manageable.
#3: Remington Keratin & Argan Oil Nourish Straightener
Get more shine and less frizz with this straightener! The advanced ceramic coated plates combine naturally occurring keratin and nutrient-rich argan oil so your hair is nourished and conditioned from within, all while you’re styling!
Find out more about the Remington Keratin & Argan Oil Nourish Straightener >
#4: Schwarzkopf Extra Care Ultimate Keratin Hairspray
“It really does feel like it’s caring for my hair when I use this product, it doesn't weigh my hair down or make it feel sticky. After use my hair feels soft and looks shiny; I can’t actually believe it’s hair spray! But it definitely holds my hair in place too, its a winner!!” - MoniqueKerstin
Read reviews for Schwarzkopf Extra Care Ultimate Keratin Hairspray >
#5: TLW Let’s Get Naked Frizz Fighter
This hair serum uses a blend of keratin and silk protein to smooth, condition and seal all your strands so they stay shiny and frizz-free no matter what the weather is like! Plus, the serum speeds up drying time so you can get silky locks on the ASAP.
Find out more about TLW Let’s Get Naked Frizz Fighter >
#6: Hask Smoothing Shine Oil Pump – Keratin
“This is a nice, lightweight oil that instantly gets soaked up by my damaged hair. The pump makes it easy to get out just the right amount which is convenient. Before blowdrying, I rub it between my hands to warm it up, then apply it to the ends of my hair. It makes my hair feel soft and smooth, and gets rid of any extra frizz I may have. It doesnt leave my hair feeling oily or weighed down, which is just what I'm looking for in a hair oil.” - beautyheaven member Beccaduncan23
Find out more about Hask Smoothing Shine Oil Pump – Keratin >
#7: KEVIN.MURPHY Leave-in.Repair.
$49.95, Available at Adore Beauty
Damaged hair? This leave-in repair treatment can tackle that. Hydrolyzed keratin works with green pear protein to strengthen and rebuild hair while bamboo extract adds shine and hydration. Finally, papaya enzymes help to repair hair and boost the efficacy of the formula.
#8: L'Oréal Professionnel Pro-Keratin Blow-Dry Thermo Cream
“Bought this cream quite a while ago and just recently use it together with the shampoo and conditioner set and regretted not using this sooner. The end of my hair it's really dry and brittle and this product leaves it soft and shiny and definitely can feel my hair gets healthier and improve after using it about 2 week plus ! A just bit of this product it's needed as I find it gives me slightly wet and greasy look if I apply it too much. So a little goes a long way with this cream.” - beautyheaven member cwingy83
Find out more about the L'Oréal Professionnel Pro-Keratin Blow-Dry Thermo Cream >
#9: Sexy Hair Hard Up Hard Holding Gel
$28.95, Available at Hairhouse Warehouse
Featuring keratin amino acids, this strong-hold gel helps to strengthen and add shine to your hair as you wear. The formula dries fast and doesn’t flake, making it perfect to use on damp hair for a sleek, sculpted look as well as on dry hair, for a messy, tousled finish. It works best on coarse or unruly locks.
#10: John Frieda Frizz-Ease® 3-Day Straight™ Semi-Permanent Styling Spray
“The John Frieda 3-Day Straight Styling spray does exactly what it claims. It doubles as a heat protectant and keeps my hair smooth and straight for up to 3 days or until I next wash my hair. I do not currently have keratin treated hair but imagine the effects of this would be very similar to a keratin treatment when I go over my hair with a straightener. Also, it doesn’t make my hair feel weighed down or greasy. It leaves a sweet, clean fragrance on the hair which is not overpowering. At $17 for a 103ml bottle, it isn’t a value for money product (I need to use it liberally as I have thick hair) but I really notice the smoothing effects and elimination of frizz compared with other heat/styling sprays that I’ve used.” - beautyheaven member PoshBec
Which keratin-infused product would you most like to try and why? What is your biggest hair concern?
Have you tried any of the products mentioned above?
Review them now to earn points that you can swap for free beauty products in RewardsRoom.