Great fashion of the moment, smoothing with tannin is very coveted and revolutionizing the world of hairdressing. But then what is tannin smoothing?
Tannin is a vegetable substance present in the bark of trees such as oak, chestnut or even in the skin of grapes. We then obtain polyphenol of plant origin following the phenomenon of maceration.
This vegetable substance then makes it possible to create tannin. The latter will allow to smooth and bring flexibility to the hair fiber.
Smoothing with tannin is the most natural solution for smoothing the hair fiber. Unlike Brazilian, Japanese, Korean or French smoothing, tannin smoothing does not contain any chemical derivatives.
Tannin smoothing, how does it work?
Smoothing with tannin, also known as "taninoplasty", makes it possible to obtain smooth, strong hair and to coat the hair fibre. It also ensures longer hair longevity. For fans of the swimming pool and/or the sea, know that smoothing with tannin promises good resistance to water.
The process is simple, the first step is the application of a scale dilating shampoo which promotes the penetration of the care. Subsequently, the hair is dried to 70% using a hair dryer. Then you have to apply the tannin using a brush. Finally, we proceed to smoothing with plates of the straightening iron. This is preferably done by professionals in a hair salon.
If tannin smoothing can be performed on any type of hair, the exposure time will be different.
The result ? An 80% relaxed hair fiber and hair that remains smooth for 3 to 4 months.
In addition, tannin has regulatory properties; the pH of the scalp will therefore be regulated, thus controlling the appearance of dandruff and excess sebum.
Nevertheless, we warn you against the irreversible risks associated with this tannin smoothing technique.
The risks of smoothing with tannin
The use of heating devices is not recommended for curly to frizzy hair. Indeed, the heat opens the scales of the hair which lets the hydration escape; this being no longer contained in the hair fiber, the hair becomes dry, fragile and is exposed to aggression.
Too frequent smoothing leads to denaturation of the hair fiber, it will also lose its original structure in the form of a more or less tight spiral. This action is irreversible; at the time of regrowth it will be necessary to cohabit with two textures of hair.
When done incorrectly, it increases the risk of side effects.
Damaged hair will benefit from a diagnosis before starting a smoothing with tannin. In general, there are precautions to take for hair that has been straightened.
To limit the damage, it is therefore necessary to use the appropriate care for the hair.
It is important to have a routine adapted to our hair, even more so if you are a fan of heating products. Here are Colorful Black's recommendations:
Before smoothing, it is important to prepare the hair with:
This thermal protector combines 6 actions on its own, it: makes it shine, moisturizes, smoothes the cuticles, protects against damage caused by heat, facilitates detangling, preserves the hair from humidity.
The ApHogee brand also offers products for straightened hair or for people who practice frequent straightening.
It is important to strengthen the hair fiber which is already weakened with straightening. This shampoo also softens the hair thanks to the antioxidant properties of keratin and green tea which soothe the hair.
ApHogee's Balancing Moisturizer (rinse-out conditioner) provides essential proteins, emollients and humectants to your hair.
And finally, use ApHogee's Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer to strengthen the hair fiber and keep your hair healthy. All thanks to its formula rich in reinforced keratin amino acids and green tea antioxidants.
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