Hair Coloring Myths and Truths August 22 2019
For many years, it was believed that the colors and lights were bad for the hair, but in fact, if the procedures is well done and the hairdresser can identify the limit of the hair, it can remain healthy and beautiful, without breaking or falling.
Still, there is a lot of misinformation spreading about colored hair. But don't worry, cause we going to tell you all of them! Check out:
- The ink dries the hair
Myth. The ink not makes the hair dry. Actually, Hydrogen peroxide (the substance present in the oxidants) is the real responsible for causing dryness, but it all depends on the volume used of the substance, a point that people do not usually pay much attention to. For the paint, there are oxidants from 10 to 40 volumes. The higher the volume, the more aggression to the wires. Each of these oxidants is specific to a hair type, so it is up to the hairdresser to evaluate the porosity and structure of the hair to determine which one is appropriate. If there is no such assessment, there may certainly be dryness.
- Coloring the wires with dark tones helps to protect the wires
Myth. This information is very popular, but it is completely false. All dyes have the same action on the hair, regardless of color, and can damage the hair if not used properly. In fact, people get this impression because dark inks reflect more light than lighter shades, which causes a false impression of hydration.
- Who has colored hair can use flat iron or baby-liss
Truth. Those who have the colored wires can use flat iron or baby-liss, but carefully. Use should not be daily and care must be taken with temperature. It is essential to use a thermal protector first and the wires should always be well dry.
- Natural blonde hair suffers more from dyes
Myth. Again, the dyes have the same action on the hair and their color does not influence it. What determines how much hair will suffer from dyeing is the thickness of the strands. Thinner strands tend to suffer more because they are more delicate, but with proper diagnosis and the use of products that oxidize less, it is possible to preserve the integrity and beauty of even the finest hair.
- Hair toners are less aggressive than paints
Truth. Hair paints often contain ammonia, a substance that opens the cuticles and allows the color to penetrate more into the strands. This is what makes the dye last longer. The toners have no ammonia, so they are less aggressive and also last less, fully losing their color in about two months.
Know hair botox and its benefits for your hair! September 06 2016
Yes, you read that right: Capillary botox. Mania around the halls in Brazil, treatment (also known as capillary reconstruction) lends only the name of the facial procedure. The idea is to fill damaged hair (with moisturizing ingredients that have nothing to do with botulinum toxin) and uniform thickness, since, over time, the tips tend to be much thinner than the root. And, for good measure, reduces frizz. That's how we like!
What is capillary botox?
It is a kind of reconstruction for very damaged hair, more efficient than a regular hydration, which returns lost nutrients such as collagen, amino acids, lipids ... formaldehyde-free, it is worth stressing that the capillary botox is not the main objective of smoothing hair - if someone sell the treatment well, in fact, be suspicious. "When the hair mass is reset, the wires are more disciplined and hence smoother. But it is important to stress that the procedure is not considered a smoothing "endorse Tats Medeiros, hairstylist from DUO, Salon in São Paulo.
Everyone can do the hair botox?
Treatment is one of the most recommended for hair abused by chemical, dryer and flat iron. You have lights, dyes or shapes the hair every day? Capillary botox, so it is a good alternative to reverse the damage. Good news: there is no contraindication, since the procedure does not take components prohibited by Anvisa.
How is the treatment?
The procedure and the products used in hair botox can vary from salon to salon (remembering that the non-use of formaldehyde is the rule, okay?), But there is a pattern that is usually followed: "The first step is to wash the hair one to twice with the shampoo of the chosen line. Then it is applied, in fact, the rebuilder product, which can be in a tube or cream, "explains Alison Alvarez, hairstylist Studio W Iguatemi (SP). It is well distributed in small sections and acts on the wires for five minutes. At this stage, some brands recommend adding heat source. Then it's the turn of the mask, which also calls for another five-minute break and of course full rinse. "Finally comes the finisher and the stylization," concludes Alison Alvarez, who claims that the treatment should be repeated after 15 or 30 days, according to the hairdresser's recommendation.
And the results?
Do not expect to leave the salon with shampoo advertising tresses. As there is much exposure to moisturizing agents, the wires may become a heavy aspect - the real result could only be felt after the first wash at home. "The recovery brightness and elasticity of the wires is guaranteed," says Tats Medeiros.
To make the capillary botox, it is necessary to pay out on average 250-320 real. But remember that this value may vary according to the room.
Can you do at home?
Ideally, only the maintenance is done at home - after all, nothing replaces a good treatment done in the salon, where the effectiveness is guaranteed. But if you lack money, can you make use of rebuilders products found in perfumeries, of course. We have suggestions below! Always try to use shampoos and conditioners of the same line (if any), ok?
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The hair needs constant care and moisturizing, but you know why? The hair fiber, or any wire length, is divided into three parts with different functions that, together, leave your beautiful and healthy hair. The treatments work to correct problems caused by chemical and external agents such as pollution, and ensure that the cuticle, the cortex and the medulla function properly.
CUTICLE: LAYER MORE FOREIGN LEAVING THE WIRES HYDRATED
Who ever heard of that particular product need to close the scales to have greater effect, or the hot air jet opens the cuticles and the cold air is important to close them? The cuticle is the outermost layer, responsible for regulating the inflow and outflow of water from the fiber. It is, for example, the coloration is deposited.
It is composed of six to eight layers of flat cells overlapped and covered with an invisible layer of lipids resistant to water, which acts as a natural moisturizer. Most hair damage happens in this area of the wires, which thanks to external damage, break the protective cuticle and cause fall, porosity and dryness.
CORTEX: WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR, COLOR AND STRENGTH
The cortex is the most important region of the wire and is responsible for defining the shape, color, strength, elasticity, natural amount of moisture of the yarn and the strength. "It is in this area that proteins are grouped in parallel giving resistance to the wire," taught dermatologist Sara Bragança in an interview with "woman bag".
These proteins are grouped into rods formed of keratin, important to avoid falls and double-ended, and melanin, which gives color to the hair. In the cortex is also defined texture of the hair, whether it is straight or curly, which also depends on the chemical bonds such as disulfide bridges responsible for wire format in addition to join the proteins found in the hair shaft.
The higher the number of links, more frizzy hair and are more difficult for the natural oiliness of the scalp to get the horns, needing products to meet this function. As the cortex is an innermost layer of the cuticle, the damage that area tend to be more severe leaving the most fragile hair and in some cases, only the scissors is the solution.
CORD: THIS JUST IN SOME HAIR TYPES
The hair is still formed by the cord in the innermost layer. "While it may be absent in some patients, its function is to direct the new strand of hair and aid in thermoregulation. The spinal canal may be empty or filled with keratin" explained Sara Bragança.
The medulla is the only part of the hair fiber that is in contact with the bulb and is only found in the thicker wires or whites. She is responsible for distributing minerals and nutrients to the tips; allowing the cells which are created in the bulb and make hair grow, are brought to the ends.