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.

10 things to know about tannin smoothing

The tannin, does it speak to you? Yes, of course since it is found in wine. But did you know that tannin also used in hairdressing? What is it for and why use it on our hair? Here are ten things to know about tannin smoothing, a totally natural technique!

Tannin smoothing, the art of how to naturally smooth our hair

Whether it is the Brazilian smoothing technique that consists in temporarily straightening the hair or smoothing tannin, much more natural because of the maceration of grape skins and other organic elements, both come from Brazil. T

heir common goal? Make our hair stronger and softer!
But let’s focus on taninoplasty, also known as tanino therapy or tannin smoothing. How is this technique revolutionary? Here are the answers.

10 good reasons to use tannin smoothing

1 – A totally natural tannin smoothing

The product is composed mainly of natural substances. The tannins are polyphenols of vegetable origin, obtained thanks to the maceration of the skin of the grapes, chestnut and oak.

2 – It repairs damaged hair

Without formalin or chemical derivatives, it nourishes, repairs, restructures and fortifies the hair fiber in depth and adapts to all types of hair. The results are visible from the first application.

3 – A simplified application technique

Much simpler and faster to apply than Brazilian smoothing, the tannin is practical, effective and efficient. Smoothing is done in just four steps, shampoo included.

4 – An exceptional quality of the product

Smoothing with tannin is almost magical. Your hair will look natural while keeping its volume. It brings a great advance in hair care. It is a nourishing care for the hair and resulting from natural elements.

5 – Better resistance to spray, swimming pools and sea baths

The use of a range of adapted products will protect your smooth hair for a lasting result. The So Pure range of Keune, based on essential oils and argan oil, perfectly meets the needs of smooth hair. These products are sulfate free (sodium chloride), paraben free and organic. The smoothing product will only be more efficient.

6 – Effective longer

Our hair regaining strength and vigor, tannin smoothing can last between four and eight months depending on the care taken to the hair, without getting oily hair or putting your hair up.

7 – Compatible with all types of hair

Whether our hair is colored, highlighted, short or long … smoothing with tannin lasts a long time and always remains impeccable.

8 – Soft, shiny and healthy hair

Since the hair is regenerated directly by the tannins that create a protective layer, our hair fiber quickly regains good health.

9 – Smoothing without side effects

Only based on vegetable tannin, this natural technique does not lead to oily hair and is safe even for children.

10 – A revolutionary technique

Once we have tested this technique, we can not live without it! For soft, silky, strong, resistant and soft hair, smoothing with tannin is really all that is most magical!

And if you still have doubts, just try it to be convinced! Below some pictures before and then !

Do not hesitate to make an appointment now by calling us at 514 845-767 of use our contact form.

tanin straightening before and then

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