|Ionic Hair Straightening – Q & A|
|What is “Ionic Hair Straightening”?||It is a process originated in Japan. It changes hair texture from frizzy curls or waves to silky smooth with “NO DAMAGE” and you never have to blow dry your hair again.|
|Do clients need to use special hair shampoo and conditioner after this process?||Yes, it is always the best to use hair product that is special designed for your hair need. For this you should recommend your clients to use product such as Crede and Deesse’s to keep the hair silky smooth.|
|Is this a process for everyone?||No, it works best on people who have problems with frizzy or wavy hair and people who have to spend hours blow drying to straighten it.|
|Susan is a one process blond with some highlight.|
|Tanya is a natural brown with a lot of blond highlight.|
Using a permanent color on or bleaching very dry or damaged hair will only increase the damage to the hair; it’s a good idea to have a professional stylist handle these processes. If you want to do it yourself, use the gentlest product you can find and do a deep conditioning before you color. Semipermanent and temporary colors are a better choice than permanent. In any event, keep in mind that damaged hair is more porous than normal hair, so it absorbs dyes more quickly. Always do a strand test to get the timing right.
Perming and straightening are basically the same process: The hair is reshaped (put around rods or pulled straight with a comb), a reducing agent breaks down certain strong protein bonds (disulfide bonds) in the hair, and a neutralizer re-forms the bonds in the new shape, whether curly or straight. If you think this sounds drastic, you’re right — it’s the most damaging process of all and leaves your hair porous and prone to breakage. In fact, hair-product manufacturers and salon professionals will tell you never to perm or straighten hair that has been double processed or highlighted, and reputable professionals generally advise against using these processes on permanently colored hair.
Trace minerals, found in tap water, can tinker with your colour and texture services.
“The number one myth about colour is that chlorine turns bleached hair green,” says Gina Coburn, a colour technician with Joico of Canada. “Chlorine actually lightens hair.”
Bleached hair will turn “Kermit-colour” if it contains copper (a mineral frequently found in tap water), Coburn explains. If hair contains iron, bleach and perming solutions will turn hair brilliant violet during processing. After the service, hair is brassy orange.
While these minerals will not inhibit the penetration of colour or perming chemicals during your service, they do wreak havoc on your hair post-processing. If your colourist suspects your hair contains copper or iron (hair will appear greenish or extremely dull and drab), he/she will snip a lock of hair and do a strand test. If the test is positive (hair will immediately turn bright green or orange), your hair will be treated with a deep-cleansing, “chelating” shampoo and conditioner to remove unwanted deposits before proceeding with chemical services.
Split and Bent Ends
You have split ends and the ends are bent.
WHAT PROBABLY HAPPENED: The ends were fish hooked or not properly rolled in the end papers.