What You Should Know About Kiddie Perms

Is there really a difference in kiddie and adult perms? This is a question posed outside of girl perm processthe industry. However, for those of us in the beauty industry, the answer is no secret.

Kiddie perms are essentially permanent relaxers that require continuous maintenance much like any other chemical service. Once the hair has received a so-called kiddie perm, the adult that applies it should assume responsibility for shampooing, conditioning and protecting the hair that is no longer virginal.

The misunderstanding about the words ‘kiddie perm’ takes on the connotation that it is different from what we know as an adult perm. The word itself is an abbreviation of ‘permanent,’ which indicates the hair will require additional products in order for it to feel and look healthy. Constant use of moisturizers with a blend of protein are necessary in order to maintain this balance of healthy hair.children hair perm

The term kiddie perm is a marketing term used to sway the consumer to feel as if the product does not have the ability to damage the hair. However, what consumers must understand is that once the product has been applied to the hair, it permanently changes the hair shaft.

girl with relaxed hairThe active ingredients in most permanent relaxers or so-called kiddie perms are some form of hydroxide. The most popular are sodium, calcium, guanidine and lithium hydroxides.  All of these share one common goal and that is to remove curls, in which bonds must be  permanently broken in order to achieve change in the hair texture. This procedure cannot be reversed with the use of any known product. That’s why it’s called permanent.

We must understand that packaging is a part of what sells the product. Therefore, what you see on store shelves branding a relaxer for children does not mean it’s safer or less damaging to the hair.

A-List salons do not use kiddie perms. They well understand that what’s seen on packaging is marketing and the product cannot guarantee safety and desired results.

When it comes to chemically altering children’s hair, you should consult a licensed professional. Discuss maintenance, frequency of salon visits and time needed to commit to maintaining a healthy mane. For questions, please contact me at eeub143@gmail.com.

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What To Do About Unwanted Hair

 

There are many stigmas about hair that grows in undesirable places or excessive hair growth in areas that makes one feel unattractive and downright uncomfortable. For years, there has been ongoing conversations over how to contain this sometimes, embarrassing problem. This unwanted hair oftentimes appear on a woman’s face, creating a moustache, chin and neck hairs and constant growth of underarm and pubic hair.

There are various methods of removing this unwanted hair. In this article, we will discuss some of the safe and practical methods of ridding ourselves of this hair.

Hair removal is so popular in our culture today, there are salons that are totally devoted to this practice within the beauty industry. One of the most popular methods is waxing. This procedure requires precise and very delicate application of a waxy compound that was designed for this purpose. This procedure can keep unwanted hairs away, lasting from two to four weeks.

Once razors were the standard for removing unwanted hair. This works for some but for others, ingrown hair and stubbiness as the hair grows back can be a problem.

In some cultures, young girls at a very early age practice the ancient art of threading. This takes a highly skilled artisan with a devotion to the practice.

Another method is electrolysis, where unwanted hair is prevented from re-growing by precise applications of an electronic current for a more permanent solution.

All of these methods are great ways to remove unwanted hair but should be practiced by a skilled professional in the art of hair removal. For further information on this topic, please contact me at eeub143@gmail.com.

 

Does Wearing Weave Damage Your Hair?

I have been a hair stylist for more than 25 years. My experience has allowed me the opportunity to teach and work with many applications of hairstyling. This includes weaving hair.outre-first-lady-weaving-hair

After years of research and talking to colleagues in the business from around the world, it is unanimous that sew-in weave methods work well with most hair types. We all agree to stay away from bonding, as this also results in some form of alopecia or baldness in certain areas of the scalp. I highly caution you.

When you are considering wearing weaved hair, always have it done by a professional; someone who will provide you with a truthful hair analysis.

It is always in your best interest to be aware of the importance of maintaining a healthy condition to your hair, be it natural or chemically treated, while wearing hair weave. For best results, always use the better quality of hair for the most natural look. In most cases, when going for a natural look, less is best when it comes to the amount of hair used. Many people make the mistake of adding too much hair.

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Maintenance is very important in keeping a beautiful style, as well as a healthy scalp. Shampooing and conditioning frequently is very important. A visit to your stylist every two to four weeks for grooming and refreshing your weave is of the utmost importance. In order to properly treat the scalp and hair, the weave should be fully removed every two months. For more information on this subject, contact your professional hair stylist or myself, at eeub143@gmail.com.

 

When Cutting Your Hair Becomes a Necessity

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There are many opinions about how often we should cut our hair. The old standard says every six weeks is best for healthy hair. People in the fashion industry say twice a year is standard. Some even say phases of the moon is the best way to determine when the hair is to be cut. However, I want to give you an insider on the truth.

How Long Will a Cut Support a Style? 

If Hair Is Not Trimmed Frequently, Will It Take a Toll on Your Hair?   

As an expert stylist and educator, hairstyles like bobs, bangs and tapered looks will probably require cutting every three weeks to maintain its polished look. I base this on the fact that hair usually grows 1/2 inch per month. Such preciseness for these particular looks, this is necessary.

If your hair is treated with color, relaxers, or thermal styling tools, a minimum of 8 weeks is needed to maintain the health of your hair. If your hair is natural, with no present chemicals, this will vary, depending on your hairstyle.

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There is no one answer to fit everyone, as we are all different. You must find the sweet spots that is perfect for you. When you have questions as to when is the best time to get your hair cut, there are two important factors to consider:

  • When you can no longer achieve the hairstyle you desire.
  • When the ends of your hair is visibly damaged.

For more information, contact your personal stylist. You may contact me as well at eeub143@aol.com.

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