21 Safe At-Home Keratin Treatments for Frizz-Free Hair

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Yes, going to the salon every three to six months for a keratin treatment may cut your styling time in half, and will certainly leave you with smooth, shiny, and manageable strands. But it's a very time-consuming and expensive hair treatment: A one-time keratin treatment at the salon can cost up to $300 or more, and you're looking to spend anywhere from two to six hours sitting in a salon chair, depending on the thickness and length of your hair. An at-home keratin treatment, meanwhile, boasts the smoothing properties of a professional treatment—minus the harsh chemicals often found in salon keratin services, such as formaldehyde.

Can I do a keratin treatment at home?

Yes. As the appetite for efficacious at-home treatments grows, so too does the technology rise to meet that challenge. Which is all to say that even five years ago, at-home keratin treatments weren't common (or that great). And quite simply: Now they are. Keratin is now a mainstay in a range of great hair products, from creams and serums to masks and sprays.

How is a keratin treatment at home different?

It's important to note that an at-home keratin treatment will not last as long as an in-salon treatment, but it will get the job done without putting a strain on your wallet. Always follow instructions to the letter, and apply products in a well-ventilated area. Once you're done, you can finally get back to the finer things in life instead of wrestling with your hair every morning. We've rounded up the best and easiest at-home keratin treatments to give you smooth, salon-worthy hair for a fraction of the cost.

Chelsea Hall is the Assistant Fashion and Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers celebrity style, fashion trends, skincare, makeup and anything else tied into the world of fashion and beauty