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Root chemistry for volume: advantages and disadvantages
Lush, shiny elastic hair is not without reason considered the standard of female beauty and attractiveness. Thick voluminous curls literally transform the face, making its features more delicate, feminine and soft. And psychologists say that most men prefer women with thick and lush hair, since voluminous hair is considered an indicator of health, and therefore full-fledged offspring can be born from such a wife.
In order to make hair voluminous, the fair sex uses various tricks: they use curlers, papillotes, curling irons, every morning they lay strands with a round comb and hair dryer; use a variety of cosmetics that help make curls visually thicker - shampoos, gels, mousses, foams, etc.
One of the most popular quick ways to achieve volume is the so-called root chemistry. We will find out what the essence of this procedure is, how it differs from the usual perm, and also consider all the pros and cons of root chemistry.
When is root chemistry done for hair volume?
Unlike conventional chemistry, during root curling, the strands in the root zone are chemically attacked, and not along their entire length.
That is why this type would be more correctly called a corrective procedure, and not the main method of curling.
Basal chemistry is most often done in the following cases:
- when the hair has grown back after the chemistry done a few months ago and now looks unkempt - the roots are straight, and the length is curly;
- when long hair is naturally curly - in such cases, the curls at the roots under the weight of the bulk become smooth, and this also looks unnatural;
- to make short, thin strands more voluminous.
However, if you just want to make your hairstyle voluminous, create additional volume and elasticity in the root zone, you can also do this perm.
Also, sometimes women who suffer from high fat content in the root zone resort to such a procedure, so that it is in this area that the curls become drier and more luxuriant.
When to do root volume chemistrynot worth it?
Well planned - half done. That is why, in order not to harm either your hair or your health in general, you need to know in what situations this procedure should not be done.
Quite often, women are faced with the following problem: after curling, the curls become dry, brittle, split quickly and fall out strongly.
In order to prevent this, it is important to know in what situations the perm should be abandoned, namely:
- with weakened immunity (after and during illness, in the spring, during the period of vitamin deficiency);
- during menstruation, pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding);
- during stressful, depressive conditions;
- while taking certain medications (hormones, antibiotics, and any drugs containing painkillers);
- for diseases of the cardiovascular system, in particular, low or high blood pressure;
- under the age of 17 and over 70;
- during a strict diet and on an empty stomach;
- during an exacerbation of allergies;
- for diseases of the scalp (such as seborrheic dermatitis, ulcers, injuries, etc.);
- at elevated body temperature.
Pay attention! The root curl is suitable for almost all hair types. However, it should still be remembered that root chemistry is not recommended if the hair is damaged and dry (regardless of whether it is long or short).
What should you pay attention to before the procedure?
It is necessary to pay attention to the fact that perm should not be carried out if the hair has recently been bleached or dyed. Remember that the curls and scalp must be absolutely healthy before the procedure.
The air temperature in the room where the curling is done should not be lower than 20 ° C.
It should also be noted that after prolonged use of cosmetics (shampoos 2 in 1 , balms, masks) containing high-polymer silicones, an invisible film remains on the strands, thanks to which they become obedient and well combed. This film prevents a chemical reaction during the curling procedure, so in this case the result is not at all expected.
That is why, before doing root chemistry on your hair, you must use a regular shampoo that does not contain silicone and silicone oils for at least 20 days and limit the use of any other hair cosmetics. Also during this period it is not recommended to use hair dryers, curling irons, irons and other electrical appliances that make the curls weaker and dry.
Special attention should be paid to ladies with gray hair. The fact is that gray-haired nthe rows have a stratum corneum, which the hairdresser pre-softens with a solution of hydrogen peroxide, as a result of which the curls become weaker and more vulnerable, and therefore may suffer even more from the aggressive effects of chemicals.
It will be useful to drink a vitamin-mineral complex for hair and nails a few weeks before the expected curling (it can be purchased at any pharmacy). But first, be sure to consult with your therapist about this.
How is root chemistry done?
Only a professional master can make a high-quality perm. You should not save money and try to make it yourself, at home, especially if you do not have the appropriate skills and knowledge.
Root chemistry is done as follows:
- first, the hair is divided into strands of equal size;
- then only those parts of each curl that need to be curled are wound onto special bobbins, that is, a few centimeters from the roots;
- with a certain chemical solution (which the hairdresser selects for each client individually, depending on the condition and length of the hair), the master treats the wound area, and leaves the rest of them intact.
After the procedure, it is necessary to help the strands relax from the stress received. To do this, protect them from cold and overheating, in particular, from exposure to ultraviolet rays (in winter and summer, wear a headdress); when styling your hair, do not dry your curls under a hot stream of air, choose a gentle hairdryer.
Do not forget about delicate care - use a special series of cosmetics designed for hair after a perm. Special masks based on vegetable oils (avocado, coconut, jojoba, burdock, argan, hemp) oil perfectly restore their structure.
They can be purchased at a pharmacy or salon, or you can make them yourself. But remember that you cannot use products that contain natural dyes (such as henna and basma) for these purposes.
Be always beautiful and healthy!