Women's Health Mag: 10 Best At-Home Keratin Treatments For Straighter,

Schlepping to the hair salon to get a keratin treatment every four weeks is not only annoyingly time-consuming, but also incredibly expensive. Enter: At-home keratin treatments. They’re inexpensive, easy-to-use, and can be done in your own bathroom.

Of course, there are downsides to DIY-ing your keratin treatment at home. “At-home [keratin] treatments are not as powerful, as they coat the hair rather than altering the structure of the hair, so they generally only last a week at most,” says celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons. On the other hand, salon keratin treatments are much more expensive (around $300) but will last you at least one month.

When purchasing an at-home keratin treatment, Fitzsimons suggests looking for formulas that are formaldehyde-free. “Formaldehyde is a harmful gas that is considered to be a carcinogen,” he warns. “If you have thicker strands, you should also look for a formula that adds moisture and shine, while damaged hair could use more softening and smoothing ingredients."

Read the full article to see the best keratin treatments to try out at home.