Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Keratin is a protein found naturally in skin, hair, and nails, in addition to other sources. In human hair, it acts as both an external protective shield and an internal structural protein. Keratin is depleted when hair is damaged physically, chemically or from environmental factors.

Keratin treatment restores the protein in the hair, coating each strand and acting like a protective (and extra shiny) armour. They also make the hair smoother, which can help prevent tangles and frizzy bad hair days. Some women say that ever since they got this hair treatment, they don’t need a blow dryer to get their hair to look neat and sleek.

Brasil Cacau from Cadiveu Professional is specially formulated for hair professionals. The only brand which offers different types of Keratin depending on hair type. Also, the key ingredients of each of this different Keratin are mostly organic/natural. The brand believes in providing safer & more natural products. We also present formaldehyde certification for all the Keratins which has been authenticated by USFDA.

A Keratin treatment is to be done when hair is dry/damaged/curly/wavy/frizzy. It will strengthen the hair along with frizz reduction & relaxing the hair.

People who get this treatment claim to experience some of the following benefits of keratin treatment: Easily manageable and shinier hair. Hair appears glossy and fuller. It also makes curly hair less frizzy and manageable. Hair looks straight. Hair can be styled easily. Hair is protected from the harmful effects of the sun and other environmental damage. Hair is less prone to breakage and damage because of the serum. Cuts down on blow-drying or styling time to a great extent. Benefits of the keratin treatment can vary from person to person. It can also depend on the health, thickness, and condition of your hair.

No, depending upon your hair type and the maintenance and hair care products that you use following your treatment, the results can last from 6 weeks to 5 months.

You can choose from variety of our home care products depending on the treatment you have undergone. Find the home care products here.

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No. A keratin treatment is very different from a relaxer. Our keratin formulas are very gentle and use low pH (acidic) products that do not soften and swell the hair shaft or break the natural disulfide bonds of the hair, like high pH (alkaline) relaxers and straighteners do. Unlike relaxers and straighteners which are permanent a keratin treatment will gently smooth your hair for a few months and then your hair will return to its pre-treatment state.

You should wait for at least two weeks after keratin treatment to colour your hair. If you colour your hair immediately after the treatment, the results will not be satisfactory. It is recommended to colour your hair before the treatment rather than after. If colouring the hair right before the treatment, you should take in to account that the colour may get slightly lighter during the keratin treatment. Ideally colour your hair about 2-3 days prior to the treatment.

For Brasil Cacau Keratin – One does not have to wait to wash/rinse the product off the hair as all the treatments are same day wash.

Following the first shampoo after the 15days (hoit again depends on the natural porosity / texture of original hair) development period, you can swim in both the ocean and/or a chlorinated pool. Both chlorine and salt will, however, shorten the life span of your treatment. After you finish swimming, you should rinse your hair with clear water. We highly discourage sitting in the sun with salt or chlorine residue left on your hair.

Depending upon your hair type and the maintenance and hair care products that you use following your treatment, the results can last from 6 weeks to 5 months.

Both smoothing and keratin treatments involve thorough shampooing to remove dirt and build-up from your hair and scalp. Smoothing as well as keratin treatments make your hair easy to manage, so trying out new styles is a cinch. While both treatments bring life to dull and lifeless hair, keratin treatment also enhances the health of your hair as it is a protein-based treatment. Both the treatments require investing about 3-4 hours at the salon, depending on the hair type and length.