See how Low poo techniques can be awesome for you! December 26 2016
Capillary cleansing techniques use shampoos with mild sulfates or without this substance, bringing hydration and health to all types of hair
Lorraine never understood that the work of fate made her, of all seven brothers, the one chosen to have curly hair while the others ran with the thin strands around the house. At her friends' pajamas, she would go to sleep with hair rollers and once asked her mother for a wig of smooth hair and a straw skirt to pretend she was a Polynesian dancer. It is hardly surprising to say that when Lorraine grew up she became a hairdresser.
The trajectory of Lorraine Massey, creator of the exclusive brand for curly hair Deva Curl and creator of the concepts No Poo and Low Poo, began with this relationship of love and hate with his hair; You had to get your head up before you tried to straighten your hair. Upon hearing from an applicant that her hair was "looking like a baboon's back," she stopped. That was the last straw that wetted the last brush on his head.
After opening a specialized salon and writing a book on the subject, Curly Girl: the Handbook ", set up with her partner Denis da Silva (yes, Brazilian), the line of Products in Poo and Low Poo, that make use of the technique that we are going to explain now.
Smooth hairs are easy to distribute the natural oil of the scalp to the tips, so they do not dry much or have the famous frizz of curly hair curly. The spiral or ring shape of these hairs creates a greater distance for the oil to travel until reaching the tip, and the scalp, due to genetics, produces less oil. The cosmetic industry usually uses a highly cleansing agent, called aggressive sulfate (like sodium lauryl sulfate), because at the time of washing the hair, for most people, enough foam is synonymous with cleaning. In fact, they cleanse the impurities of everyday life, however, they also take away this natural protection, which can have two consequences: for those who already have the guaranteed oiliness, the body understands it as "missing" and becomes Produce even more (the so-called rebound effect); And for those who lack it, as individuals with curly hair, the consequence is an out-of-normal dryness.
But then it's not just a conditioner and it's all right?
It would even look if the creams used had no oil derivatives. These petrolatums are cheap raw material for the products and apparently give the hair its luster and silkiness, but since they are artificial, they cover the yarn with an impermeable film. As the wire is covered, no substance that treats the hair can penetrate the internal microscopic layers that constitute it, and the dryness that the sulfate causes is not repaired.
In Poo and Low Poo are techniques that do not use aggressive sulfates, only milder sulfates and other cleansing agents that remove the impurities, but do not affect the good, nutrient-rich and natural scalp. Another basic premise of the technique is that it avoids the use of petrolates present in creams and conditioners, leaving the cord free for vital agents to act deeply, such as ceramides, keratin, moisturizers, among others, giving a shine that comes from the health of the locks . All hair types have positive treatment results - oily ones (and also those with dandruff) interrupt the rebound effect of the aggressive shampoo, and the dry ones conserve the hydration that was stopped.
The nomenclature "poo" comes from "shampoo". "No" means "no" and "low" means "little". Translating, the meaning would be something like "no shampoo" and "little shampoo". Here in Brazil, the names refer to the low amount of detergent used, however, in other parts of the world, the method means a routine of no or little shampoo, literally.
If you choose to join No Poo, you will not use pure shampoo in the wash (The low poo does), or water-insoluble silicones. What do you mean, never wash your head again? Do not, on the contrary, seek to preserve the lightness of the wires. One of the main cleansing agents of the No Poo method is called Coco-Amidopropyl Betaine (present in some shampoos, but can be purchased separately as "Beta-Amphoteric"), as well as sodium bicarbonate and lemon. As they do not use silicones that impregnate in the wire, only those that leave with water, there is not excessive accumulation or dirt. So, instead of shampoo, a light makeup conditioner with a small proportion of shampoo or amphoteric (a surfactant) mentioned above is used in the washes to clean and foam. The name of this process is co-wash, from English conditioner washing or "conditioning washing", which cleans and moisturizes at the same time. There is also the option of not using the amphoteric: the conditioner itself may have cleaning agents such as mint, mint or cinnamon. These ingredients can be added manually to the product bottle.
Okay, so how do you put one of these techniques into practice?
First, remember the terms repeated here: sulphates and petrolatums. It is necessary to read the labels of the products and not to use these substances. If you intend to continue with the treatment, know that it is very likely that your hair has petrol in the wires, so it is necessary to wash one last time with aggressive sulphate shampoo, because it is the only one able to clean this compound, then to use of the products allowed.
The complete list with the list of all the relevant compounds, compiled thanks to technical people dedicated to disseminating this knowledge for the benefit of as many people as possible, can be found here.
Do not be surprised if, at the beginning, the appearance of your hair worsens, this is the real condition in which it was, but that the silicone disguised with that impermeable luster, however, with the right care, it will renew itself.
And now, we will give you the best options of low poo shampoos and conditioners:
I hope you get the best of your hair! =)
Your Conditioner Guide: see the best Types and more! December 19 2016
Conditioner is basic and everyone has it at home. But there are different types. Learn how to use each of them and keep the threads healthy and shiny.
Conditioner is basic item in every woman's bathroom. And that's why knowing the functions of the product is essential to win beautiful wires! Using the conditioner in the wrong way, even though it sounds silly, can make the wires heavy and dull. On the other hand, leaving the product there may even contribute to the color fading of colored wires, you know? Discover the functions of the product and make it a strong ally of your hair.
Function of the conditioner
To understand the function of the conditioner, it is first necessary to know that the shampoo acts by opening the cuticles of the yarn to remove excess particles of dirt and grease. "The conditioner is a product whose function is to return to the scalp some of the oil that was taken by the shampoo," explains the tricerologist Valcinir Bedin. "But that does not mean it's always necessary, especially when it comes to oily hair."
The conditioner is also responsible for closing the cuticles (outermost layer) of the threads that were opened during the wash. When the cuticles of the hair are aligned, the wires become soft and easier to comb. So if you have the chemicals, such as tincture or progressive, it is essential to use the conditioner after washing to prevent the chemical from flowing down the drain. "The ideal is that if you choose shampoo and conditioner on the same line because they were designed to work together," explains the tricologist. Noted?
Types of conditioner
If you notice the shelves in the supermarket, you will realize that there are a huge variety of types of conditioners: some promise maximum hydration, others are suitable for colored threads. Understand how each of them acts on your wires:
Moisturizers: Most conditioners are moisturizing. This means they return the oil and nutrients withdrawn by the shampoo during the wash. Products with oil in the formula act directly to recover this oiliness and are indicated for dry and dull wires. Moisturizing conditioners can be used by all types of hair.
Antioxidants: Are the conditioners indicated for yarns with chemistry, such as stains and progressive. This type of product avoids the formation of free radicals, molecules formed by external agents, such as pollution and heat (enters this equation sun, flat and dryer), which unbalance the functioning of the body. Free radicals cause oxidation of dye pigments and color fading and antioxidant conditioners combat the problem.
Cleanliness: The novelty, which for the moment can only be found in gringo lands, has not yet arrived in Brazil. It is a 2 in 1 product: it is shampoo and conditioner at the same time. Without sulfate (one of the most common detergent types in shampoos) and with a formula consisting of 1/4 cleansing agents and 3/4 hydration, the product moisturizes and cleans the wets without foaming. For this reason, it is indicated for hair curly and curly, naturally drier.
How to use the conditioner correctly
Washing the wires correctly is the basic criterion for having beautiful wires. To do this, you must pay attention to the temperature of the water, which must be cold or warm so you do not open the cuticles too much. The conditioner should be applied only on length and tips, never at the root - this can cause dandruff! Ah, when rinsing, completely remove the product from the wires. Leaving a little product on the wires for easy brushing can leave the wires heavy and dull. In this case, you may prefer to use a leave-in after bathing.
The conditioner returns the hydration that the shampoo removes. This type of product has specifics for each type of hair and it is recommended to use it only in the extension of the hair.
If your hair is damaged, the tip is to use the Silk Instant Restore Conditioner, which restores the wires from the inside out. If it is the case of replenishing the nutrients that hair loses with age, you can use the INOAR BOMBAR Hair Hydrating Kit.
Or even want to deeply purify the hair, the G HAIR THERAPY PROGRESS MASK has antioxidant properties that leave your hair looking dazzling and healthy.
Keratin Treatment: 13 secrets that prolong the smooth effect December 05 2016
Get to know some cleansing, moisturizing, and care tips that will help progressive products last.
Moderate in the wash
- Depending on the type of brush you have made, wait 48 hours to do the first wash. Confirm this with your hairdresser so as not to compromise the result.
- Wash on alternate days. The progressive creates a kind of cover on the wires, which lasts from 30 to 40 washes. So the more you wash your hair, the faster it goes.
Gain Extra Strength
- One week after doing the progressive brush cauterize or moisturize with keratin. These two treatments help keep the brush longer because they close the scales of the wires.
Focus in hydration
- It gives movement to the threads and seals the capillary cuticles, prolonging the smooth effect. Choose nutritious masks with vitamins.
- Once a week, make a homemade mask. After washing and conditioning, apply honey to the ends of the strands and wrap them in foil with the shiny side facing inward. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse. Then apply a combing cream to reduce volume.
Attention to shampoo
- Wash hair with mild shampoo, preferably without salt. This helps to keep the cuticle from the strands closed. And run away from the anti-waste so the brush does not run down the drain.
- Check the packaging of the pH of your shampoo! Slightly acidic (between 4.5 and 5.5) is most indicated. Alkaline opens the scales and eliminates the product used in the treatment.
- Bet on shampoos and conditioners with smooth effect. They are soft and form a protective film over the wires, providing a long lasting smooth effect.
The dryer is released
- Those who do the progressive want to have the wires smooth without making a brush. But instead of letting them dry naturally, help with the dryer. As the progressive one is a thermoactivated treatment, the use of the heat reinforces the action of the product in the wires. And with that, your smooth lasts a lot more!
- Prefer the dryer with tourmaline. The mineral helps keep the yarn smooth and healthy longer.
Do not overdo the dyes
- If you dye hair, attention. Make the coloration only with a minimum interval of fifteen days, before or after having performed the progressive.
Use this homemade lotion!
- The scalp usually gets oily after progressive. To avoid daily washing, make this homemade lotion: boil 1 cup. (Tea) fresh mint leaves, 1 cup. (Tea) of mineral water and the juice of a lemon for 5 minutes. Let cool. Put in a plastic spray bottle. Apply root to tips on washed hair. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse.
Protect the wires from heat
13. Before drying, be sure to protect the wires with a heat-protected leave-in (non-rinse) cream. This prevents the wire scales from opening and the progressive.
Dry hair tips: discover what is it, how to prevent and recover November 28 2016
The dry tips are one of the most common hair complaints among women, especially uncomfortable for those who like to keep their hair long and healthy looking. Chemical processes, abuse of hot tools such as flat iron and dryer, lots of sun, beach and pool - the causes for lack of hydration on the hair tips are numerous, and despite routine care and care, many can not do without the problem. cut. However, there are a few tricks that can make less frequent room visits. Understand how they form and how to recover damaged tips without giving up the scissors!
HAIR FIBER WEAR IS THE GREAT VILLAGE OF DOUBLE TIPS
If you have dry tips, you've certainly watched them closely: the hair has a split appearance and often splits into two or more fractions at the tip, and this division is opening up more and more if proper care is not taken. This is due to wear and tear caused by external processes such as chemicals, use of heat tools or exposure to the sun and pollution. Thus, the three layers that make up the hair fiber hair open, fragmenting and creating the dreaded double-ended effect.
HYDRATION AND PROTECTION ARE ESSENTIAL TO KEEP HEALTHY POINTS
The best way to prevent the appearance of dry ends is to hydrate, with a line of products suitable for those who have dry or damaged hair. In day-to-day washing, the tip is to avoid accumulation of waste by concentrating the moisturizing products only on the length of the threads, and take a few minutes to apply a deep-treatment cream once or twice a week. Another tip to avoid dry ends is to always protect the hair with a thermoprotective formula before drying or using the flat iron and the babyliss. Even when you prefer to let the wires dry outdoors, it is important to apply a good combing cream to moisturize and help untangle the knots without harming the hair fiber.
SEALING WITH RECONSTRUCTION OILS OR PRODUCTS GUARANTEES RECOVERING TIPS WITHOUT CUTTING
Those who are not a fan of haircutting but already have damaged tips should seek a sealing treatment to ensure that fiber fragmentation does not develop further. Capillary plastic is one of the best options to achieve the effect, replenishing nutrients and restoring hair fiber at the same time shielding the tips and any cuticle from the wire. Protein and ceramide-based reconstructive masks are also excellent allies for the recovery of damaged tips, and regularly applied tip repairers also help nourish and disguise the gleaming aspect.
Seven essential care for the short hair style 'Johnny' October 31 2016
Visual full of character requires specific products and frequent visits to the salon
Answer unblinking: you never thought about making a radical change, abandoning the long locks and adopt the best short hair style "Joãzinho"? No longer need to be afraid to say yes! The cut very short is the latest fashion of the world's salons. Specialist visagism, the hairdresser Rodrigo Cintra explains that the very short hair is ideal for women who want to spend the idea of strength, modernity and independence. The cut works well for those with oval or triangular face, and who has the round face should avoid because it leaves the whole face showing. You fit the recommendations? Then go back, no regrets. But know that this modern look, and a lot of personality, asks that care more special. You want to know what? Check out below:
1-Cut each month
The very short hair requires more frequent maintenance than long hair. Hairdresser Rodrigo Cintra, Studio W Hall says the reason: "The hair cut Johnny loses much more easily, the wires are growing and are bulkier in the back of the head." Visit the monthly salon, or at most, giving the range a month and a half, it is critical that the wires are not unstructured and slouch away.
2-retouch staining with the same frequency
Here you will easily realize an advantage over the long hair: according to Rodrigo Cintra, it's easier to disguise a grown root with short cut than with long locks. "This cut is usually more flexible, you can play the fringe to any side that is beautiful, and also covers the part where the root is more apparent."
Staining must accompany the cut rate, otherwise the hair will get bicolor quickly. An expert is to invest in lights, asking for less frequent touches. But he is a caveat: "lights not intended to cover gray hair, just make a sort of optical illusion that hides the gray, but insist this technique for a long time will leave your hair with a blond tone whitish beautiful thing."
3-Prepare to deal with the oiliness
If you have oily or mixed yarn, ready to deal with the problem more often if your cut is short. The tricologista Luciano Barsanti, director of the Hair Institute in São Paulo, says that short hair tends to look oilier that long due to the work of the sebaceous glands of the scalp. "Oil is expelled by these glands and runs through wires, as in this case the wire is shorter, the flow is easier and oils may increase." To avoid the problem, Luciano Barsanti recommended that hair is washed, at most, on alternate days, with particular shampoo. It is also investing in water with warm temperature to cold, which reduces oiliness. Other precautions are too intense to avoid rubbing massage, as well as brushing very strong, which increases the work of the sebaceous glands.
4-Say no to chemical treatments
progressive, definitive and all chemical procedures are contraindicated by brush tricologista Luciano Barsanti for those with very short hair. "The chemical can touch the scalp and burn it, causing flaking." Rodrigo Cintra already gives another reason to avoid the progressive and definitive brushes: "These procedures often leave the tips of ruffled hair, which completely changes the cutting and visual". His recommendation is to take visual curly or wavy, which is also beautiful in the very short cut.
5-Dispense the conditioner
Yes, you can and should dispense with the conditioner. The tricologista Luciano Barsanti explains that, for those who have oily hair, moving product in short hair length is almost as apply on the scalp. The result is increased oiliness. But if the wires are too embarrassed, use a very small amount, the size of a coin of a real, and make sure to pass only the very tips.
6-Invest in finishers
Since you gave up the conditioner, it is essential to use a finisher. The advantage of these products is that there are options that will not leave oily as root. Rodrigo Cintra recommends using a dry finishing pomade to smooth hair and activating mousse or lotion curls for curly and frizzy hair.
7-Do not dismiss hydration
There's no escape, all hair needs a good hydration of at least 15 to 15 days. Even the short ones need care to prevent drying. "But in this case it is best to avoid moisturizing products that contain silicone, which will increase the oiliness of the wires," recommends tricologista Luciano Barsanti.