Split ends, dry wires, voluminous hair, shapeless or unruly, the fact is that there is no woman who is not dissatisfied with the appearance of the locks. And among the reasons for visits to beauty salons is one of the more requests for hairdressers in recent times and the most controversial of straightening: the progressive brush. The result is lisinhos wires and without the disadvantage of having to spend hours in the session stretches and pulls the brush and flat iron. The problem is that to win the so desired straight hair, women undergo this chemical treatment without first carefully analyze all the pros and cons of transformation.
There are several progressive brush options. Are strawberry, chocolate, honey, Moroccan, milk, fruit and doubts about the real difference between them and how to choose the most suitable also abound. In addition, the main chemical element of most progressive - formic acid and formaldehyde - is supervised by the Health Surveillance Agency, Anvisa. Excess in the formulas, they provoke from hair loss, poisoning and burns to the scalp. Therefore, caution is needed to choose the best type of progressive hair. Then the hairstylist Gennaro Preite, beauty consultant Condor brushes brand, clarifies this and other questions about progressive. Check it out:
1- The progressive brush saves the same time in front of the mirror?
The main goal of treatment is to smooth the wires and reduce the volume. In addition, it provides lasting practicality than other treatments for the same purpose. The method lasts for up to four months on the wires. After that time, the hair has grown enough to the volume root start to bother again. In carrying out the progressive, women who once spent a long time arranging the hair, only need a few minutes to finish. Some hot air dryer is already helping to shape the post-progressive hair.
2- The procedure is suitable for any type of hair?
No. It is indicated for frizzy hair and bulky, but it is inadvisable for african hair, which has porous wires. What usually happens is that usually curly hair (and spiral) has fewer cuticles (scales) and the product ends up setting less. When the sealing procedure is done in this african hair, the strands are thicker. Moreover, the procedure is vetted for children. The Statute of Children and Adolescents (ECA) prohibits the use of chemicals in children. But even so, some professionals do accept progressive in children, despite knowing the risk of the procedure and the changes that the capillary structure of a child passes.
3- Damaged hair can make progressive treatment?
The most important is to analyze the wires with a specialist. If the wires are fragile and brittle, it is important to get them before attacking them again with more chemistry. The procedure is more advisable hydration. In this case, the cauterization should be avoided because they usually have a very strong Restructurer cream that ends up leaving the sealed and bright wire, but not hydrated.
4- Women who already have some sort of chemical in the hair can make a progressive?
It depends. In the dyed hair or strands can be made progressive. Depending on the case the dye progressive and can be performed on the same day, but have to have the approval of a qualified professional. In addition, hair that have undergone a recent relaxation procedure should wait a week, at least until the hair being prepared for a new procedure capillary.
5- Hair without chemistry do not benefit as much as the dyed progressive?
It is true. Hair "virgin" is not a good result with the progressive. Generally, the chemical without hairs have keratin fibers in perfect condition with no cracks or openings. So progressive product has greater difficulty in penetrating the wire and make efeito.Para achieve the expected result, some professionals perform some chemical procedure, as a tincture or relaxation before making the progressive brush.
6- The (Anvisa) receives several complaints about salons that use formaldehyde. What is the allowable limit? What are the risks of formaldehyde?
The maximum allowed in the formulas of the products is 0.2%. Formaldehyde can accelerate hair loss, cause itching, flaking scalp and respiratory problems. Not to mention the hair structure, which suffers more damage with the wires running out flexibility and breaking. When this happens, the appearance is much shorter wires around the head next to the temples, like new yarn, but which are in fact the hair has been damaged by excess chemical.
7- How to know if the product is used formaldehyde beyond that permitted in its composition?
The strong and peculiar smell of formaldehyde is the best way to know. Another way is to ask to check the packaging and it says "Formaldehyde" or "Poliformol" and variants means that there is the presence of this hipermeabilizante. The chemical try anyway change his name on the packaging to become more difficult to understand and locate the element, but with a little attention you can notice the presence of formaldehyde. Enforce the label to check the quantity of formaldehyde which must be 0.2% in the composition.
8- Formaldehyde has more substitutes "friendly"? They damage the hair in any way?
There are two substitutes for formaldehyde: the ammonium thioglycolate and Etalonamina it is a "cousin" of ammonia only more powerful. Both do not harm the hair like formaldehyde. The hair is governed by a pH when it is acid the scales are closed and when it is alkaline the scales are open. In the procedure of the progressive a deep cleansing shampoo is used to open the hair scales, removing minerals and letting formaldehyde act by breaking the chains and internal fibers of the yarn and decreasing the volume of hair. However, two of the substitute substances formalin not damage the hair and do not draw wire cord molecules. They only confuse the chains and internal fibers causing the hair to lose identity and thus can be molded with straight or curly appearance.
9- If performed properly, the progressive moisturizes and adds shine to the hair?
No, this is not the purpose of the procedure. Some manufacturers have developed formulas that meet straighteners another rebuilder cream. The process in which the straightening cream is mixed with a powerful moisturizer, usually keratin is the sealing. These products give the impression that the hair is hydrated because of the glare that leave the wires. But brightness is not moisturized hair signal.
10- Who has some sort of stretching can make a progressive?
For those who already have a stretch like megahair, progressive is not recommended as it would not give to brush your hair and this is one of the stages of the process. For those who have not lengthened the locks, and wants to adopt the two procedures, the most recommended is to first make the progressive and after stretching.
11- It is good to smooth only a portion of the hair, as the fringe?
It works. But it is important to separate very well the locks where you want to make progressive, fringe, hair remaining. The most common is to make the progressive only at the root and hair length. The tips, the professionals should not pass the product because they dry out too much with the process.
12- How can the result of progressively become more natural and not so drained?
It is to regulate the intensity of the phase, because the phase does not function as traditional straightening that have different strengths. Until 2001, who wanted to smooth resorted to straightening or relaxations, and the sweeping movements are given at different levels, depending on the hair structure. With the emergence of progressive, women were eager behind ultraliso hair, but this natural smooth, with balance and modeled very tips, it is not the result achieved with the progressive.
13- There are several options in the market gradually brush: flowers, honey, chocolate, milk, Moroccan ... What is the main difference between them?
The smell. In fact, the smoothing percentage can also change. However, the main difference between them is the same smell, and in general, the stronger the fragrance, is a sign that the smoothing is also.
14- The strand test should be performed before performing the brush?
Yes. Each case is different. Not every hair that can make the progressive brush. Therefore, a lock test is crucial to verify the hair resistance to that chemical.
15- What precautions to make progressive last longer?
Basic care involve avoid arrest or miter shortly after making the progressive, because the hair is still very sensitive and do not twist the hair not to be marked. Furthermore, it is very important to realize moisturizing the hall to recover the yarn after chemical procedure. Depending on the product manufacturer, you must be one, two or three days without washing the wires. They also have those that require you to stay three days before and three days without washing so that the product has a better action. All this must be guided by the professional who will perform the procedure.
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Written By Roberta Lambruger