Those born with certain defining attributes such as straight hair often seek the opposite. Just as some of those with curly hair more than likely desire to have it straight. One way to make your dream of having straighter or less frizzy hair become a reality is to have a chemical hair treatment, more popularly […]
Argil Therapy is an amino acid hair straightening treatment that utilizes white clay, also known as Argila. What you may not know however, is how much of a miracle element that white clay is when it comes to our hair. White clay was once used in early civilizations for its healing properties. Not only can it absorb […]
In the past, it has been expected that the best hair straightening treatments will involve chemical components, including sodium hydroxide and a harmful preservative known as formaldehyde. Conventional wisdom has also suggested that applying chemically-based hair color with a straightening treatment could damage hair. Argil Hair Therapy, by Jean De Perle Paris not only challenges, […]
Hair straightening procedures can be confusing but they don’t have to be. If you’re curious about an amino acid hair treatment, here are a few things to set your mind at ease. Most types of hair straightening treatments are similar except for a few key differences. For instance, a Keratin treatment and a Brazilian treatment […]
Hair is made up mainly of proteins and is pretty strong stuff. However, chemical processes can weaken your hair and cause it to break. In this article I’ll explain how the pH of hair products can affect your hair’s condition and how you can avoid unnecessary damage. The structure of the hair is made of two main parts. The outer layer, called the cuticle consists of overlapping scales which protect the cortex underneath. When your hair becomes damaged the scales of the cuticle can stand out or break off, exposing the cortex and making your hair feel dryer and harder to brush.
The cortex which is in the inner region of the hair is made of a string of proteins and gives the hair it’s strength and elasticity. This is why damaged hair does not return to shape or even snaps when stretched. The cortex is where melanin (which denotes your natural hair color) can be found. For this reason most hair colors will need to penetrate to the cortex in order to change your hair color. You can measure the pH of anything that is water soluble.
The pH indicates how acid or alkaline a substance is. The scale ranges from 0 to 14 with 0 being a very strong acid and 14 being a very strong alkali (aka a base). Both strong acids and alkalis should be avoided as they will burn skin. Water has a pH of around 7, as does Peroxide and most shampoos. Lemon Juice and Vinegar, both acids, have a pH of around 2 or 3 and baking soda, an alkali, has a pH of around 8 or 9. Hair Colors are Usually Alkaline
Amino Acid Hair Straightening
When deciding that you want to straighten your hair, there are many hair straightening treatments available that you can pick. From Brazilian hair straightening and Japanese hair straightening to keratin treatments and amino acid hair treatments, it can all get confusing. However, if you’re looking for a natural way of straightening your hair that is safe and good for the health of your hair, then an amino acid hair straightening process is for you.
The difference in Argil Therapy’s amino acid hair straightening system is that there are no harsh chemicals in the product. This process uses white clay and amino acids to give you soft, shiny, healthy hair that is more straight and natural looking. Amino acids are a natural part of our hair and are also known as the vitamin L-Cysteine. This component not only allows our hair to have a better texture but it also helps the hair grow and have less hair loss. See, the hair
Damaged and frizzy hair is what many women have in common. Every women dreams of having silky, smooth, straight hair without causing any more damage. After spending hours with a flat iron and blow dry, damaging each strand of hair, many women decided to opt to find a hair treatment that eliminates frizzy and damaged […]