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Hair Talk

Prisma Hair Design

3360 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N2M7, Canada

416.260.CURL(2875)

Toll Free: 1.866.871.5416 (USA & CAN)

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* Curl Talk
There are many terms used to describe, treat and style specific hair conditions. It’s important to understand the subtle differences.

* Frizz

This is created when hair lacks its own internal weight. Dehydrating forces such as heated styling implements, the sun and dry artificial air to rob the inner segment of the hair of moisture and nutrients. The hair shaft is then virtually weightless, allowing tiny baby hairs to float away from the cuticle, creating that fuzzy halo effect. Well-conditioned and hydrated hair possesses inner weight that prevents flyaways, fostered by a closed cuticle, thus sealing the hair shaft off from a ruffled cuticle and the resulting frizz. The best way to eliminate frizz is to dry your hair naturally.

* Dry

By now, you’ve learned that curly hair is prone to dehydration. A perpetually open cuticle is a magnet for moisture-sappers such as harsh cleansers, heat styling and environmental forces like wind and sun. A dry mane acts “tense” strands don’t relax and fall into healthy curl patterns. If you spend lots of time outside or are addicted to heat styling, weekly or bi-weekly deep conditioning treatments are vital to maintaining a beautiful set of curls.

* Brittle

Your tresses are most likely fragile from repeated permanent hair coloring, straightening chemicals and excessive styling product buildup. Just as you cleanse your face of makeup and dirt to prevent clogged pores, you must rid the hair of outside elements, such as silicones, waxes and oils that may stifle the hair shaft. Styling is a real challenge with brittle hair because it doesn’t want to fall into a shape it behaves lifelessly despite careful blowdrying or use of a curling iron. Give your hair a vacation from any chemical processes and treat it to weekly conditioning treatments to restore its lost moisture and nutrients and rebuild its strength. Fortunately, this level of damage is rare.

* Split Ends

Every mane curly, straight, short, long is susceptible to split ends. Strands become dry and “empty” from a variety of assaults, including the environment, frequent heat styling, and harsh cleansers. In this condition, the cuticle remains open and feathery. These tiny raised layers are actually split ends, also called flyaways. They are weightless and lift away from the cuticle creating that halo of frizz. Contrary to popular belief, split ends are found all over the hair and CAN NOT be fixed with cutting. The best treatment for split ends is to feed your hair, just like your skin. A nourished hair shaft will have enough internal weight to keep the cuticle closed so that each curl is smooth. Clearly, trimming split ends is not an option, you might as well shave your head. Split ends can appear anywhere so frequent deep conditioning( Ouida’s Deep Treatment ) is the only way to prevent them.

Tips & Techniques

Shampooing too often can lead to dryness and frizz. The tighter the curl, the less hair needs to be shampooed.

Tight, kinky curls: 1 time per week
Medium curls: 1-2 times per week
Loose curls: 2-3 times per week

Note: You’ll see the most flyaways in the winter when the hair is prone to extreme dryness. For a quick fix, spray tresses with a leave-in conditioner to quench your manes thirst.

* Any excerpts, in the Ouidad curl talk sub-section was taken from Ouidad’s Product Use Guide.
* The reason why i post the above comments, it’s because i have the same beileve on the subject.
* To view the full Ouidad Product User Guide, please click here: http://ouidad.com on the link section

 

Prisma Hair Design

3360 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N2M7, Canada

416.260.CURL(2875)

Toll Free: 1.866.871.5416 (USA & CAN)

http://prismahairdesign.com