What is enzyme therapy smoothing?

enzyme therapy smoothing

Your hair is burned out? They are tired of being damaged, dried up and attacked by unsuitable chemicals or shampoos? You aspire more than anything, to the idea of having smooth, shiny hair easy to maintain and impeccable after just two small combs? You dreamed about it, the smoothing enzyme therapy did it. But what is this magical and revolutionary process and is it suitable for all types of hair?

What is enzyme therapy smoothing?

This is a new, latest generation tannin-based organic smoothing method to which fruit enzymes have been added. She has widely found her audience in European hair salons in recent years. Made of natural particles, this ingenious technique smoothes and heals tired hair. It brings suppleness, shines and shines to dull manes without greasing the roots.

The benefits of this method are no longer to prove:

  • Saving styling time
  • Ears and torn rebels
  • Natural and radiant appearance in everyday life

It’s like going out of a hair salon every morning. After this treatment, your hair will be silky and smooth and you will not need your hotplates, only the hairdryer. Because like smoothing with tannin, the smoothing enzyme therapy reacts to the heat. This is a reversible smoothing: if you let it dry naturally, you will get relaxed curls, no frizz and hydrated. If you want to wear your hair smooth, just dry them with the hairdryer and place them on the fingers.

Enzyme smoothing, an innovative and natural technique

This natural smoothing with tannin is a real therapy for the hair. Without formalin, glyoxylic acid or derivatives, it does not modify the internal structure of the hair. Its composition reassures users because the product can not cause undesirable effects on the hair or scalp. It is enriched with enzymes (natural catalysts of fruit extracts) sheath and strengthens the hair without refining the texture, unlike Brazilian smoothing. It is a product obtained from the maceration of the skin of grapes, oak, and chestnut (which have anti-inflammatory and healing properties).

Enzyme smoothing, for whom?

This new technique of smoothing is suitable for all types of hair whatever your ethnic-capillary profiles (Caucasian, Asian, African). Curly, wavy, dry, stiff, thick, frizzy, porous or rebellious, your unruly hair will no longer be the law.

Are you pregnant?

Indulge yourself, this smoothing technique contains no hazardous products (0% formaldehyde or derivatives).

Damaged hair

Smoothing also repairs damaged and dried hair thanks to tannin coupled with enzymes. It reinforces the asperities present in the hair caused by chemical, mechanical or thermal aggressions.

Colored or highlighted hair

Not only smoothing is perfectly compatible with a dye or wicks but it is also possible and recommended to do your coloring or your technical service the same day where you benefit from this formula to obtain the perfect shade.

Lifetime and maintenance of smoothing

The smoothing lasts between 4 to 6 months, or more, depending on the maintenance that you will bring to your hair. If you want to keep as much as possible the miraculous effects of this smoothing, some tips are to follow:

It is necessary to use a range of shampoos and soft care for the hair, without parabens and sulfates. The So Pure range of Keune, available at the show, fully meets the needs of hair having been smoothed enzyme therapy.

Use thermal protection with any heat source (hairdryer).

Nourish and repair the hair with moisturizing and protein care once a week.

So, will you succumb to smoothing enzyme therapy?


Is it possible to straighten man’s hair ?

tannin smoothing for men

Gentlemen, can’t stand your curly or frizzy hair anymore? Straightening or smoothing techniques are more and more popular with men.

The male population has the same right to appropriate the different techniques to obtain the hair they want and for that, we explain everything about these different techniques.

Straightening or permanent smoothing for men

Straightening will give you a long-lasting result, it is also known as permanent smoothing. It consists in modifying the structure of the hair by breaking the disulfide bridges that cause the frizz. There are two straightening techniques, however, if you start with one, you will have to wait until the product has completely disappeared before trying the second. It is important that your scalp is in perfect health before applying any of these products. Our French hairdresser Léo uses Keune’s products to achieve quality straightening without risk to your hair.

The gentle or Thiole straightening, ideal for your wavy or curly hair. The product applied to your hair acts on the surface for an effectiveness of 3 to 6 months. Alkaline straightening is for frizzy hair. The product then acts in depth, the application requires more expertise and lasts a maximum of 2 months.

There are different techniques such as Japanese smoothing, which takes its name from the “baguette” effect it offers. If you have curly, wavy or frizzy hair, this technique aims for permanence and will therefore last 4 to 6 months. However, it cannot be applied to highlighted hair, but no problem if it is coloured.

Brazilian straightening will discipline your hard-to-handle hair with its all-natural composition that will not damage your hair and will adapt very well to even short hair.

The tannin smoothing offers a result between Japanese and Brazilian smoothing. Semi-permanent, you will have a result that will last and you will only have to redo the roots when they have grown back. It is considered tailor-made, because this straightening is declined in several strengths according to your hair type and is totally natural.

Luxter Vegetable Collagen Straightening offers you a long-lasting straightening that will repair your hair in depth with collagen. It adapts to all hair types and can be applied to colored or scanned hair.

Temporary smoothing

This type of straightening does not permanently modify the structure of the hair, it will therefore not be durable and will have to be renewed. It is made using hot plates without any products and the structure of your hair will not be modified.

Ideal to do when you have curly or wavy hair, the result will be easier to achieve than on curly hair that will require permanent straightening.

To keep your hair beautiful, these techniques must be applied with application, which is why it is necessary to call upon an Au 2e hairdresser who will be able to advise you precisely according to your hair and the result you expect, as well as on the care to be given to your hair afterwards.

The benefits of argan oil for hair

argan oil keune

The benefits of argan oil are well established. Indeed, this oil makes it possible to take care of the hair while bringing them shine, suppleness and hydration. To help you see more clearly on this oil, we offer a short overview of this natural elixir. Follow the guide !

What is argan oil?

Argan oil is also known as argan oil. From the fruit of the argan tree (Moroccan tree), which looks like a walnut containing kernels in the core, it is following a specific process that we obtain the argan oil. This one is quite healthy.

This oil is obtained after pressing the seeds of the fruit of the argan tree: a plant that is found mostly on the African continent and more precisely in the Souss, south-west of Morocco. Indeed, the climate is favorable for the growth of this plant. Other countries have started to produce this product, for example, India or China.

Did you know ? Argan oil was once used for medicinal purposes and its properties have largely contributed to a cosmetic use for external use, especially for the hair.

How to use argan oil ?

The Keune argan oil that we offer in the salon, is easily used on the hair: after styling or hair care (mask, tannin smoothing, coloring, after shampooing, etc.).

For that, it is enough to apply a few drops on the hair and to massage uniformly the length by insisting on the points. It is used as a serum and brings an almost immediate effect. It can also be used before any exposure to the sun to protect itself from UV and various heat sources such as hair dryers or straighteners.

Finally, you can also apply it after a blow dry to avoid the formation of frizz. Indeed, it created a real barrier against moisture, which is a notable asset for hair difficult to discipline.

This oil has a vitamin A and E content as well as Omega 6 and 9. These are notable ingredients for good hydration of the hair. This is a true concentrate of nutrients to allow your hair to have flexibility and shine at any time of the day.

Where to find quality products?

Argan oil is a product that must be chosen according to its quality, ingredients and the process used. Some brands are preferred, such as Keune brand argan oil, which revives, softens and nourishes damaged or unruly hair.

You can now integrate argan oil into your beauty ritual: it’s up to you to choose a quality product for optimal results!

1 year celebration deals!

Today Au 2e hair salon team is celebrating our first birthday! What an amazing and wonderful year it’s been. Time flies.

During the past 12 months we’ve been delighted to welcome so many new clients to the Salon. Our team of hairdressers has grown and we are so thankful and grateful for the encouragement we’ve received.

Our success over the last few months just couldn’t have been possible without the support of our clients, who we see as part of our one big family, moving forward with us as we strive to become one of Montréal’s best hairdressers.

The Salon’s passion for giving each client a fantastic experience, whilst designing beautiful hair is proving increasingly popular.

Check out our deals and treats to say thank-you !

This first year’s success just couldn’t have been possible without all our clients, supporters and well-wishers and on behalf of everyone at the Salon, we sincerely want to thank them.

So we treat you with special offers to enhance your experience!

From Wednesday 1st May to Saturday 18th, if you’re buying one of our services, (brush, cut or hair colour, etc) we offer you to choose from : repair and deep moisturizing conditioner (Miracle Elixir, So Pure Recover Treatment, So Pure Moisturizing Treatment or Olaplex), a toner, a nuance or a gloss.

Have a look at our -20% discount on all our products. Time to refill your bathroom cupboard with shampoos, deep conditioners and treatments, styling products and travel-size ones.

A delicious experience

From 5pm Tuesday to Friday, we welcome you with some champagne, a cocktail with our famous Quebec Gin, a mojito, a cosmopolitan or a red or white wine glass.

On Saturday chill out with some ‘mimosa’.

Deals and offers for everyone! We look forward to continuing this success and ensure we are continually committed to meeting your hair and beauty needs over the coming years.

Book an appointment directly online  or call 514 845-7676

Is it possible to smooth hair after coloring?

lissage après une coloration

Do you have curly hair and regularly color your hair? Are you wondering if it is possible to perform a smoothing after your hair salon coloring?

The answer is YES, but under certain conditions that must absolutely be respected.

In any case, you will have to wait a certain time between these two treatments to not damage your hair and keep them in good health.

What are the basic rules to follow to achieve a smoothing with colored hair?

To achieve a smoothing on colored hair, it is imperative to wait at least two weeks after the coloring of your hair to get a good result.

Your hair will be able to retain its brilliance and brightness without risk of being burned by smoothing. The cells of the scalp take three weeks to renew, that’s why we have to wait.

Know also that the hair always needs a respite between two treatments which can be aggressive for the hair and for the scalp.

Can smoothing be done on colored hair?

The smoothing performed with a straightener is possible on hair that has been colored, but the most suitable remains the smoothing performed by a professional.

If you want very smooth hair, Japanese straightening is an effective method, but it is better to talk with your hair professional to choose the one that is best for your hair.

However, Brazilian smoothing remains the most used, but is not the most natural smoothing.

He relaxes them while making them brighter. In addition, this treatment lasts for three to four months, unlike Japanese smoothing which is permanent. On your color, this Brazilian smoothing can be practiced respecting the delay of at least two weeks, but the color can clear after the care, especially if the shade is clear.

If you are looking for a more natural solution, the tannin smoothing will be more adapted to your needs and will also repair your hair.

Some tips for your smoothing

If you choose to make a Brazilian smoothing or tannin smoothing on your colored hair, anticipate your color before making the smoothing.

If you choose Japanese smoothing, never do it on newly colored or sensitized hair. Your hair fiber is weakened and the care can make it even more sensitive.

These few instructions must be respected, because the major risk of smoothing after having colored hair is to burn hair irreversibly. Same thing for highlighted or swept hair. Any smoothing is not suitable for highlighted, bleached or swept hair.

Also choose a professional who is used to this type of care. By respecting the deadline, your hair colored and smoothed will be shiny and in perfect health, without taking any risk for you hair.

The professional advice of Au 2e

For all chemical smoothings, we recommend always performing a test on the hair to know the reaction of the hair to the product.

If the smoothing is natural and the hairdresser advises you to do a test wick, run away is that the smoothing is not really natural and you therefore take unnecessary risks.