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Chemical Hair Straightening – Science and Beauty

Sunday, 26 December 2010

chemical hair straighteningOne of things we can boast and be pride today is the incredible progress in the chemistry, extension of the scope of knowledge which is widely applied by chemists to contribute to the matter of beauty, the beauty of women. Today women are welcome to visit any beauty salon and have their hair extended, permed or dyed instead of sitting at home and doing all the procedures by themselves. This is a good tool to save the time. The procedures available and offered to women at beauty salons today help them to lose their curls allowing hair staying healthy instead of using tough procedures at home and save significant time spent for brushing hair and drying and curling.

Hair relaxation

Chemical hair straightening is also called relaxation. The effect from hair relaxation is obviously visual and it is extremely comfortable for the daily care and time saving doing regular straightening. When the hair is straightened at home with the help of ordinary procedures, it is fairly difficult to keep it glossy and shiny when it rains or there is high humidity in the ambient air while the chemical hair relaxation is easy to cope with such problems.

Hair relaxation makes it straightened slightly or strongly for two to three months and after a certain period the visit to beauty salon is required again. The point is that hair roots grow which are curly and such a hairdo will look incredibly ridiculous if not corrected properly at the proper time. When the hair relaxation is done again, the specialist applies the special protective substance to the length of the hair while the hair roots will be exposed to the relaxing lotion.

The substance with straightening effect

Hair straightening is done when the chemical components destroy the disulfide chains inside the hair pole and the curl is relaxed getting straight. The lotion components can vary and it is up to the master to choose the appropriate one for your hair.

Major components used in relaxing products include sodium hydroxide and ammonium thioglycolat. Sodium hydroxide is the strong alkali reagent that seriously destroys the structure of the hair follicle and thus, it is applied for the strongly curled hair. With thepurpose to have it safe for hair, the scalp is spread with the layer of vaseline before theproduct is applied on the base of sodium hydroxide and ammonium thioglycolat. Thioglycolic relaxant is made on creamy base which work gently and carefully in spite of consisting chemicals to destroy the hair structure. It is used for thin hair or when the radical hair straightening is not required.

When the hair is treated by the chemical agents, the effect of the latter is neutralized and then the hair conditioner is applied to moisturize and fix the effect.

The hair straightening procedure should be done in beauty salons only since the strong chemicals are used.

Reasons to do hair straightening

The stylists state that all women with curly hair are recommended hair straightening procedure if they wish to spend less time and efforts to care after their hair. The extent to which women have curls varies, from the slight wavy hair to the actually tough African-like springs. When the hair is not silky for any reasons, the hair relaxation is done to make the tough curls less strong. The hair is not straight completely though the care is less labor-and time-consuming and the hair modeling is easier.

Reasons not to use hair relaxation

There is nothing to talk about the medical contraindications when the medication is the treat to health and life of a human being. However, when we care of health and beauty of our hair we’d better consider all pros and cons and refuse from such a trendy cosmetic procedure to avoid hair loss.

Chemical hair straightening is prohibited for bleached hair, the hair dyed with dying agent with metals, when the locks are damaged and needed in thorough restoration. When you expose your hair to the particular chemicals, you risk destroying your head of hair which is then needed to cut with scissors.

Special instructions

After your hair is exposed to chemicals, you’d better take a through care of it. You’d better avoid hair drying or curling or straightening in home conditions. Hair should be combed carefully without mechanical damage. The hair can be dyed in two to three weeks after it is straightened.

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