Understand the differences between different treatments for damaged hair June 27 2016

Change shampoo from time to time, make a homemade moisturizing, apply a powerful reconstructive mask and even make a cut to strengthen. To some extent, in fact, these alternatives work, but there are times that you need to stop everything and take care of the hair in the salon, to have a specialized diagnosis of the need for wires at that time, rely on high-tech assets, more than any else, hands and the look of a professional.

We conducted a survey to clarify the difference between three very sought after techniques in halls and quite effective: hydration "power" Nanokeratinization and cauterization. Next, know the details about each of the three techniques and find out which one is best suited to your case.

Hydration "POWER"
What it is: It is a deeper technical hydration that allows the wires to recover water and also reponham nutrients to restore softness and return to being healthy. Assets used in each case will vary according to the room and the trader, but generally oils (argan oil, jojoba oil, macadamia, grape seed, pomegranate seed, coconut etc.) are most formulas, as well such as vitamins and amino acids. "This method was very benefited from the rediscovery of the properties of vegetable oils, essential in restoring hair. I particularmene use argan for silkiness and shine; and jojoba, for reconstruction of the hair fiber, "says hairstylist Eliodorio Wilson, Wilson Eliodorio Studio in São Paulo.
How it works: oils have very concentrated nutrients that soften the cuticles of the wires and penetrate more easily into the fiber, enabling better absorption of amino acids, vitamins and proteins, which when applied alone, also permeate the surface of the yarn treating it in out.
Indication: Hair dry and brittle, whether as a result of chemical or excessive exposure to sun, salt and chlorine; and also excessive use of dryer and flat iron. "If you notice that your hair is dry in appearance and too embarrassing, easily, is a sign that needs to be hydrated," teaches Silvana Lima, Studio W Iguatemi, also in São Paulo.
Frequency: Who will evaluate is the hairdresser. Dependedo wire state may be carried weekly, biweekly or monthly.
 

Nanokeratinization
What it is: The treatment involves the application of keratin by means of nanotechnology to enhance efficacy. That is, the molecules of this protein are reduced to the smallest possible size and thus penetrate more easily and deeply on the wire. "The aim of this treatment is to replace the keratin - missing matter when the hair is subjected to chemical processes - damaged wires, which are porous and subject to breakage; and thus restore its structure, "explains Tania de Souza, Ricardo Maia Professional Hair & Make Up, Brasília, DF. Keratin increases the yarn strength, which in practice means a strengthened hair. When there is loss of this protein, the wire is weak, without resistance. "If there is no replacement of keratin, the cuticle is opened and the wire becomes too thin at the ends and can even break only to touch on the shoulder," says Silvana Lima, Studio W.
How: Application of Keratin is made by spraying, to thereby form a microparticle mist of the substance and to facilitate uniform application. "This method ensures that the keratin is well distributed, reaching the entire surface of the hair," explains Tania de Souza.
Indication: Hair subjected to strong chemicals, such as smoothing, discoloration and permanent. All these processes are deeply act on the wire and break the sulfur bonds that make up the keratin. For this reason, Nanokeratinization can not be used on hair that has not undergone chemical process, at the risk of being too hard, by excess keratin. "The hair must have flexibility, that is, after stretched, the right is to return to the place, if it does not and wire break is porosity signal, it is weak and needs to be restructured," says Bruno Amorim, the Celio Faria Beauty Institute in Belo Horizonte.
Frequency: It will depend on the wire conditions, but in principle, when the need for treatment is urgent sessions should be done once a week. Then, with time, as the hair is restored, it can be done on average every 40 days, but everything will depend on the indication of the professional who can even give "high" procedures, after a period.

Cauterization
What it is: Considered by experts as one of the most effective treatments to resurrect destroyed wires. The hairdresser Lela Athanasius, Crystal Hair, of Rio de Janeiro, explains why: "To seal completely the cuticle, cauterization ensures that all the nutrients applied to the wire remain deposited there for longer, thus smoothes split ends, eliminates frizz and returns the elasticidado wire, "says the expert. So in addition to healthy and resilient, hair recover the natural balance and the wires become more disciplined. The assets used are defined by hairdressers and it depends on the needs of each case. Tania de Souza, Ricardo Maia Hair & Make up of Brasilia, for example, makes a cauterizing the base of vitamin C, which has antiquebra action, and also adds a bit of keratin, for resistance; and ceramides, which nourish and add shine to the hair. Already Lela Athanasius, of Rio de Janeiro, prefers to make amino acids, which help in growth and have antioxidant action; keratin and other proteins such as collagen, which also strengthens the yarn.
How does it work: The cauterization itself - sealing process after the wires receive nutrients - was originally made on the action of heat, by means of the iron, lock the lock, including some salons still do so. The novelty, however, is cauterization cold. "It's an evolution of cosmetics. The new method saves time professional, the client and acts with the same efficiency ", ensures Bruno Amorim, the Celio Faria Beauty Institute. This cauterization cold is similar to a leave-in turbo that has the same capacity of the shield wire plate, only without heat, its effect is chemical.
Note: The procedure is ideal for brittle wires, porous, dull and double-ended, especially for those undergoing discoloration and wicks.
Frequency: Ideally, treatment should be remade every 15 days. But the hairdresser can intensify the treatment, for example, once a week, if found necessary; or extend the range, and 15 days between an application and another.