Keratin treatment at Hello Beautiful Salon
Here at Hello Beautiful Salon best hair salon ft lauderdale we offer the best keratin treatment on the market. They recently updated their formula and its even better than we could ever imagine! Here is some interesting and important information from their website www.uberliss.com and some additional information from our stylists at Hello Beautiful Salon best hair salon ft lauderdale. If you were wondering what the difference is between Uberliss Keratin and others on the market this is the blog for you!
How is the new keratin treatment different from the old system?
- Treatment time is reduced by at least 10 minutes
- The Fiber Expander and Fiber Restructure now work synergistically to create a conditioning mesh that forms deep inside the hair cortex.
- Reduced number of steps (no need for nutritive mask)
- Enhanced color protection and shine
- Elimination of static and odor
- Aloe Vera for extra scalp protection
In addition, we’ve launched the new Uberliss Frizz Elixir, a 2 in 1 Thermal Protector and Anti Humidity Spray. The Frizz Elixir will protect the hair from heat exposure and damage during the flat ironing steps during the treatment while still fighting humidity and controlling frizz. It also makes an excellent salon retail product for your clients who use hot tools at home.
The new Uberliss Keratin Treatment now uses crosslinking technology to simultaneously smooth and condition your hair.
But what is crosslinking? Crosslinking is a chemical reaction that occurs when individual molecules are connected or bridged together to create a stronger and larger compound. The end result is that this larger crosslinked compound can reside inside your hair for a longer period of time.
How does crosslinking occur in our new treatment? In our new Uberliss Keratin Treatment, the Diamine molecules in the Fiber Expander crosslink with the Glyoxylic Acid molecules in the Fiber Restructure. Heat is the catalyst for the crosslinking reaction, and once these molecules crosslink they form a conditioning mesh inside the hair fiber. The conditioning mesh is essentially what smooths/straightens the hair.
This mesh forms deep inside the cortex of the hair fiber by attaching to the Disulfide Bonds of the keratin proteins, enabling smoothing to last longer, attacking the root of your frizz dilemma.
Step 1: The Diamine found in the Fiber Expander opens up the hair and prepares for the Glyoxylic Acid.
Step 2: The Fiber Restructure is applied and creates the conditioning mesh found in the hair fiber.
After applying heat with the Uberliss Titanium Flat Iron the crosslinks are formed and the hair is left soft, silky and smooth.
Just how small is a Nanoparticle?
Nanoparticles are particles between 1 and 100 nanometers in size.
To put this in perspective, a human hair fiber is 100,000 nanometers wide.
Safety in the Keratin Category
Keeping both stylists and clients safe, has always been a priority for us. Our Uberliss Keratin Treatment offers the best of both worlds: delivering the highest quality performance, while remaining Formaldehyde free.
There are three different types of keratin treatments on the market at this time. Two are based on using Formaldehyde technology, with one using a very high level at around 7-8% Formaldehyde, and the second category using a lighter amount at 3-4%. Any keratin treatment that uses Formaldehyde can cause a serious risk to human health. Many countries in Europe have even banned Formaldehyde usage for smoothing. A simple Googlesearch will reveal just how harmful Formaldehyde is, and that it can create long term health issues when inhaled.
And don’t be fooled by the names Methylene Glycol and Formalin! They are both just different forms of Formaldehyde.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has investigated keratin based hair smoothing products and the presence of Formaldehyde in them. They were alerted by numerous complaints from professional hair stylists and salon owners of health problems such as bloody noses and respiratory concerns. OSHA requires brands that have products containing a Formaldehyde level of 0.1% to include a label stating it has Formaldehyde in it. If the brand’s products contain a Formaldehyde level of 0.5% or higher they must write on the bottle that the product is a potential cancer hazard. However, most Formaldehyde based brands are violating these regulations. Both OSHA and the FDA are actively investigating this and we’re anticipating more developments in the future.
The third type of keratin treatment, like ours, uses Glyoxylic Acid. Glyoxylic Acid does not turn into a gas when heated, unlike Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is dangerous because you can inhale it so easily. Since you can’t inhale Glyoxylic Acid as easily into your body, it is a safer choice.
Keratin smoothing treatments are not going away anytime soon. They are only going to get more advanced. With the diversity in society, hair patterns with some form of wave and curliness are becoming more standard. And there will always be a challenge to comb and style this type of hair. People will continue to look for ways to spend less time styling their hair as well as keeping it shiny, smooth, healthy, and frizz free.
At Uberliss and Hello Beautiful Salon best hair salon ft lauderdale we continue to research new ways to make our products better for both the stylist and the consumer.
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