ENCANTO Brazilian Keratin Treatment is a same-day treatment. This product enables you to treat, wash, and style all in one day. If your hair feels extra coarse, however, wait an additional few days before your next washing to achieve that super straight result you desire. Sodium-free aftercare has been proven to extend results. Please keep in mind, sea salt, chlorine, and other environmental factors could lessen longevity of the treatment. We want perfect hair days to become the standard. We are ENCANTO.
Q: What hair types can your straightening treatment be used on?
The best thing about any BKT is that it can be used on virtually any hair type: dyed, ethnic, fine, virgin, or curly to name a few.
Q: How hot should my flat iron need to go to perform this treatment?
It is recommended that you use a flat iron with the minimum capacity of 400° Fahrenheit or 205° Celsius. Depending on hair type, you can go up to 450° Fahrenheit.
Q: I want to also color my hair. When should I do this?
We recommend coloring the hair before applying the treatment. If not possible, wait at least 2 weeks after coloring before applying the treatment. Remember, never color the hair during the same time of treatment.
Q: I would like to cut my hair as well. When should I do this?
We recommend trimming or cutting the hair after you perform the treatment. Your split ends can sometimes be more evident post BKT.
Q: I have previously straightened my hair without another brand of treatment. Is it ok to switch brands?
Yes of course. It is like switching brands of toothpaste... it is completely a personal preference!
Q: Can this be used on children?
Yes, however we recommend a child that can handle sitting for a longer period of time.
Q: Can this be used on pregnant women?
It is not recommended.
Q: How long will one treatment last?
This is a semi-permanent treatment. Results will last up to 4 months.
Q: Can I touch up my hair with the treatment?
We do not recommend doing touch-ups. BKT works best when applied to the whole head.
Q: How soon can I redo the treatment?
Some women do not find the need to do another treatment until a good four months. However, some women do it as soon as four weeks. It depends on your preference and individual hair type. We do not recommend doing touch-ups. BKT works best when applied to the whole head.
Q: What shampoo should I use to maintain my beautiful hair?
Sodium-free shampoo has been proven to extend the results of your treatment. Additionally, sodium-free shampoo is ideal with or without the treatment.
Q: The instructions for the treatment seem time-consuming. Can I skip any steps?
No. No. No. Some steps might seem unnecessary, however, due to our unique same-day formula, it is imperative that you follow all steps exactly for optimum results.
Q: The last brand I used made me wait 4 days before washing my hair. Can I do the same with your treatment?
That is not necessary at all. The best thing about our treatment is that you don’t have to do that.
Q: Can I perform this treatment on myself?
We do not recommend this. Not only are our products for professional use and should be used with the assistance of a licensed professional, but without the help of someone, it is hard to monitor the coverage of the treatment.
Q: What can I do to alleviate any sensitivity to the product?
Ventilation is key. Avoid small areas. Windows and fans are ideal. Always use gloves and a mask. If eyes are particularly sensitive, a warm wet cloth over the face will help defer fumes.
Q: Do ENCANTO treatments contain formaldehyde?
No. Formaldehyde is a dry gas, so it is not physically possible for it to be a cosmetic ingredient. Formaldehyde IS NOT a cosmetic ingredient.
Q: Do ENCANTO treatments produce formaldehyde gas?
Unless otherwise stated, ENCANTO treatments contain methylene glycol, which does produce a trace level of formaldehyde gas when heated. The amount produced is substantially below OSHA standards for safe exposure.