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2023 Author: Avery Leman | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 13:34
Each of us dreams of beautiful and healthy hair. Modern cosmetic procedures and the latest technology help to achieve the perfect result, but at what cost? Are they all so safe and what consequences can we expect? We decided to start our Cosmo investigation with lamination. Despite the fact that the beauty market offers new options for strengthening hair, lamination still breaks all records for requests in beauty salons.
Obedient but not healthy
What is lamination in essence? A special straightening chemical composition is fixed to the curls and envelops each hair. Then, after half an hour or at most an hour, it is washed off. While the product lasts, a special film forms on the hair, which makes the hair structure smoother. Well-groomed, voluminous and shiny like a doll's hair will delight you for about a month. And even after rain, in severe frost or in high humidity, the hair will be docile, stop curling, and fly away. In general, lamination is a salon procedure that has a cumulative effect, that is, with each procedure done, the hair becomes denser and without split ends and requires almost no maintenance. And also the hair is protected from the frequent use of irons, hairs, hair dryers and many other styling accessories. So what is the problem then? With this question, we turned to our expert.
Polina Kaurova stylist of beauty salon Spa Bar
Despite the really amazing and very positive points, lamination has disadvantages that you need to be aware of before doing it. One of the main disadvantages is related to the way this procedure is carried out: before applying a special product, the hair is washed with a highly cleansing shampoo and hot water. Hair scales are revealed as much as possible and filled with a special composition. But after this remedy comes off the hair, the scales remain open, which is why it is necessary to repeat the lamination at least once, otherwise the hair will remain porous and unruly. Arises addictive effect … I can not help but mention the negative effect of the special composition, which makes the hair heavier. Once they are "sealed", nutrients from the products that you regularly use are no longer available to them. And as soon as the hair does not receive the necessary dose of nutrition, start to fall out and break. And if you have lost hair before the procedure, then lamination is contraindicated, otherwise the loss will increase. In addition, hair lamination products can cause allergic reaction, so my advice to you is: don't be shy and do an allergy test beforehand to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
For owners of thin hair, pregnant women, girls with hair extensions and sensitive scalp, forget about lamination
- After lamination, you should not experiment with hair, otherwise you will not get any effect. For example, staining will definitely not be persistent and bright.
- Before doing lamination, carefully study the salons and specialists who can do this procedure for you professionally. And also a suspension of all the pros and cons.
Evgeniya Dubchak stylist, ambassador of I love my hair, Ginko
From an aesthetic point of view, lamination is an ideal cosmetic procedure. In just a few hours, the main problems of unruly and damaged hair disappear and instead, completely different hair appears: with a uniform texture, smooth and shiny. They are easy to comb and are resistant to moisture changes. But trichologists and stylists have a negative reaction at the word "lamination" because they care about the health of their clients' hair. And here are their arguments.
Lamination does not have a therapeutic effect and only mechanically affects the scales of the cortex, which causes a high predisposition to fragility in future. The process of washing off chemical laminators occurs gradually, while the "welded" hair scales are unstuck and the strands become rough and damaged. Frequent treatment leads to a deterioration in the quality of the hair, some formulations contain alcohol, which has a drying effect; due to the peculiarities of the composition, dust and unwanted particles begin to actively accumulate on the hair, a feeling of dirtiness and sloppy hairstyle appears. As a result, you will have to wash your hair more often
If lamination is performed in a hot way, then the composition is literally imprinted into the hair with a thermal device. If not handled properly, the styler can cause serious injury to the structure hair and make them more brittle and dry. So glossy and showy hair in this case does not mean healthy. If you want your hair to be alive and natural, take care of their health: mine is correct, use professional care products, sushi correctly, cut regularly, dye carefully. New beauty treatments allow you to fill your hair with keratin and moisturize it by 100%. The effect of them is like lamination, but without harm to the hair!