Keratin Treatment Before and After
What is Keratin? Keratin therapy is a smoothing therapy provided in-salon to restore and restructure the hair by infusing a special blend of hydrolyzed keratin deep into the cuticle. The keratin is adhered to the cuticle with a flat iron to relax the hair strands at the sub-cuticle layer. Keratin is a type of protein high in the amino acid “cystine” this special amino acid is what makes hair super tough and extremely elastic. Keratin treatments are not relaxers but a smoothing treatment . Keratin treatments provides smoothness and shine of hair and your hair will be more manageable, easy to style and more resistant to humidity.
Why should you do a Keratin treatment? Women have become very addicted to flat ironing their hair in order to achieve smooth hair. They are not realizing the damage it does to their hair. Flat iron damages the hair more severely than even chemical services. Think of baking a cake at 350 degrees…would you stick your head in an oven? With a Keratin treatment you will eliminate the need to flat iron and prevent thermal damage. If you have coarse and curly hair the Keratin will make it manageable and cut down on blow drying time and eliminate frizz.
What is involved in Keratin treatments? Keratin treatments can take anywhere to 2 to 4 hours depending on length and thickness of hair. The process involves shampooing with a clarifying shampoo and then blow dried. The treatment is then applied section by section and combed through the hair followed by blow dry and flat iron. This will seal in the treatment.
What are my responsibilities for after care? It is the after care of your keratin treatment that is crucial to ensuring its effectiveness. You must wait 72 hours before you can shampoo your hair and it must remain straight and dry at all times. This means you cannot wear hair barrettes, head bands, hats or tuck your hair behind your ears. In other words, you cannot “bend” your hair for 72 hours. It is important to use sulphate- free shampoo to avoid stripping the keratin from your hair.
When can I color my hair? Color treatments can be done prior to a keratin treatment which will seal in the color. In fact, a keratin treatment can repair any potential damage done after chemically treated or relaxed hair.
Who can do Keratin treatments? Keratin treatments work on a variety of hair textures including African American and all ethnic hair types that tend to be unmanageable, frizzy or curly. Also those who want to cut down blow dry time by 50% and color-treated or previously chemically-treated hair
Who should not get Keratin treatments? Keratin treatments are not recommended if you have severely damaged hair from too much bleaching or bleached hair that is super fine and fragile.
How long does it last? Keratin treatment will last anywhere between 2-4 months.
Are Keratin treatments safe? OSHA (Occupational Health & Safety Administration) has deemed Keratin treatments containing 2% or less of formaldehyde are considered safe and can be used with proper ventilation and performed by a licensed professional. Many would say that Keratin hair treatments are the best thing invented since “sliced bread”! Those who have had keratin hair treatments call them a “miracle” and applaud them for making blow drying and straightening their hair much easier for months at a time. For best results choose the right salon and stylist carefully. Remember cheaper deals do not guarantee best results. An experienced stylist at Nicholas Scott Salon will guide you to healthy shiny hair.
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In talking with people, I learned either they love yoga or they hate it. Some have an opinion without ever having tried yoga. Regardless of your feelings about yoga, please read on to learn how yoga can actually provide some back pain relief for you, especially if your pain is chronic. Incorporating even a couple yoga positions and breathing techniques could provide great relief from your chronic back pain.
Generally speaking, yoga practitioners are pretty healthy people. They typically eat right and when they practice their craft regularly, they are clearly in tune with their bodies. One yogi in particular, Cameron Alborzian, wrote a book called The One Plan where he shares his approach to helping to manage back pain with yoga.
Naturally, many patients experience back pain from an injury. But back pain can also be caused by stresses of life or even lifestyle choices such as sitting too long, aggressive movement, or other excessive behaviors. By decreasing stress and changing our bad habits we can actually decrease our lower back pain.
Learning deep yoga breathing has been proven to reduce stress. Simply sit quietly and focus on your breath. Nothing else. Notice a slow breath in, as deep as possible. Hold it. Then slowly release it. Breathing exercises are one of the very basic lessons you can learn in a yoga class. Just by practicing this type of breathing you will feel calmer, your heart rate and blood pressure will decrease, and your stress hormones will diminish.
For those who are looking to use yoga for stress relief or for gentle stretching, look for a restorative yoga class. Before the class begins, be sure to let the instructor know that you are either new to yoga and that you have a back condition. Your instructor will give you extra attention and instruction to help you get the most out of the class without experiencing any additional pain or injury. Yoga is a practice where you go at your own pace. There is no competition in yoga.
Restorative yoga focuses on just a few positions where a position or stretch is held for longer periods than a yoga flow class that moves gently but more quickly through a greater variety of positions. Restorative yoga is an excellent place to start for someone looking to reduce stress and increase their flexibility.
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