Learn how to conquer wires with smooth effect, no frizz, with maximum brightness and the best: continuously.
The progressive brush is one of the alternatives sought by those who want to reduce the volume and frizz of the hair, so that the wires have smooth effect gradually to each new application. The chemical process consists of breaking the sulfur bridges, those responsible for the shape of the hair, in an interaction of the assets with the keratin of the wires under high temperature.
What are progressive brushes made of?
In the beginning, the progressive
brushes contained large amounts of formaldehyde acid, formalin, high-risk
chemical substance to health. On account of this, the National Health
Surveillance Agency, ANVISA, limited the use of formaldehyde in the formulation
to a maximum of 0.2%.
With the improvement of cosmetic technologies, alternatives made to the basis of other acids emerged. In addition to providing the desired smoothing, they also give brightness and softness.
How to make progressive brush
First of all, you will need the help of a professional hairdresser to make the application and get the desired results. Have the following items at the time of application:
? Disposable or silicone gloves
? Plastic hair fasteners
? cover to protect clothing
? Cotton towels
? Hair Brush?
? modelling brush
Each brand has its own technique of application, with modes of use, pause times, rinses, etc. It is therefore essential to read the label and to follow the guidelines.
Basically, the application of the progressive brush follows 4 application steps:
1 ? Mecha and Touch test
Make sure you have no sensitivity to the formula, restrictions on chemical assets, and that the hair is in optimum condition for application with the mecha and touch test. Each brand has its indication of how to make them available on the product label.
Typically, the mecha test consists of applying the product to a small part of the hair to make sure that the wires will withstand the chemical process without breaking or becoming extremely damaged. Thus, all use steps must be done in the tested mecha, including pause time and other procedures. Remember to follow, every 5 minutes, the action of the cosmetic and check if the hair remains resistant. It is important to select wires that are more fragile and preferably more hidden, as well as those of the region near the nape or ear, if the hair does not hold and break. The total application of progressive should only be performed after the test.
Already the touch proof, should be made on the skin clean, preferably the forearm. Apply a small amount of the product on the skin region and wait 30 minutes. Then wash and wait 24 hours to observe if there is no reaction like irritation, redness, allergy. If there is any sensitivity, do not use the cosmetic.
2 ? Hair Washing
For the assets to be able to penetrate more easily into the capillary fiber, it is recommended to wash the wires with anti-waste shampoo. As it has the high pH, above 6.0, which opens the cuticles of the wires, promotes deep cleansing with the removal of all traces of oiliness, finalizers, pollution and other impurities retained in the hair.
3 ? Application and Pause time
One of the great secrets to the smooth end effect is the uniform application throughout the hair. Hence the importance of applying the active volume reducer in thin mechs with the help of the brush and the distribution with the comb of fine teeth so that all wires are equally involved. Also, keep the distance of 2 centimeters from the scalp. Even with the touch test, this avoids any sensitivity of the skin by contacting the chemical assets of the progressive brush. Moreover, the capillary fiber itself serves as a conductive to take the active to this part of the hair without reaching the skin.
Another point is that each formula has the right time of action on the hair. Mark on the watch the start of the application to control when the rinse should be done. Exceeding this limit does not guarantee the most intense action of the product, on the contrary: it can undergo oxidation and impair the final result.
4 ? Drying and straightening
The time has come for another big step for a well-made progressive brush: brushing with the dryer and straightening with the plank. While the dryer removes the moisture from the wires, the heat of the flat iron interacts with the reducing active to change the shape of the wires.
For hair that are rebellious, very bulky and have enough frizz, it is recommended to make a brush to align the wires. Already those who have been disciplined already in the application, dry freely with the hot air.
Another very important tip is the temperature of the plank at the time of use: fine hair, sensitized, blond and with mechs should not be smoothed above 180 º C (or 356 º F) under the risk of becoming even more fragile and with yellowish color. Healthy, thicker and rebellious yarns must comply with the limit of 230 º C (or 446 º F).
Always take thin mechs, with little amount of hair, and slide the plank horizontally in relation to the hair continuously. When approaching the ends, slowly change the position of the flat iron to the vertical so that the ends of the wires are wrapped in it. This ensures an even more natural finish to the hair.
To prolong the smooth effect of the wires, it is essential to do daily maintenance with specific cosmetics for chemically treated hair. Thus, the duration of the bright, soft effect and the volume reduction becomes even greater.