Tannin smoothing and coloring : our advices

Lissage au tanin et coloration

Many questions arise when one wants to perform a smoothing with tannin associated with a coloration. Are the two compatible? What are the things to respect? What is tannin smoothing? Here are our answers!

Tannin smoothing: its benefits and maintenance

Tannin is a natural product that is obtained by maceration. It can come from oak, chestnut or grape skins. The Au 2e coiffeurs-visagistes team, one of the first to offer it in Quebec, masters all aspects of it.

The very benefit of this product is to penetrate the molecules to nourish and moisturize. It gives strength, suppleness, shine and resistance to the hair. Tannin, through its natural components, allows for effective smoothing over a long period of time. Depending on your hair type and the expected result, it is an excellent option. It moisturizes, nourishes and improves the quality of the hair fiber up to 80%. Without chemical components, this straightening can be used on all hair types and lasts from 4 to 8 months.

This type of straightening is more durable with regular maintenance. It is recommended to opt for natural herbal shampoos. We recommend the Keune So Pure range. As long as you perform the necessary maintenance routine, going to the sea or swimming pool will have less of an effect on smoothing.

gamme So Pure de Keune

Carry out a straightening on colored hair

For any type of smoothing, including tannin, it is important to respect certain rules. First of all, it is strongly advised not to perform a permanent staining or discoloration on the day of a chemical smoothing. But, good news, it is quite appropriate to combine a coloring with a tannin smoothing or another type of natural smoothing.

For blonde hair, it is strongly recommended to perform a toner service or coloring right after the tannin straightening (during the same appointment) to avoid any golden highlights that may appear. For chemical smoothing, it is mandatory to wait a minimum of two weeks.

Tannin straightening can be a beneficial treatment for your hair. It can be applied to all types of hair, even colored, bleached or even highlighted hair. Please note that some advice should be followed to obtain a good result and protect your hair. Our expert stylists are here to help you get the best possible result.

Guaranteed service 

A smoothing begins with the work done in the salon and continues with a home maintenance with the appropriate products. Our salon brands meet all quality criteria and perfectly complement the smoothing received in the salon. Moreover, the different ranges allow you to obtain products adapted to your hair type (dry, oily, etc.). They have been used by hundreds of clients on straightened hair since the opening of the salon and stand out for their performance.

This is why we guarantee our straightenings when maintenance is done with the salon’s recommended products. We offer all the necessary advice on how to use them properly. A consultation with one of our specialists is required in order to take care of your needs and desires, to take into account the health of your hair and to bring you peace of mind and the daily happiness of having the hair you want.

For an online consultation, click here, or call us at 514 845-7676.

What straightening for North African hair?

lissage pour les cheveux maghrébins

Maghrebian hair, if well cared for, has beautiful qualities. Often wavy, curly or even sometimes frizzy, you might still want to get a smooth hair everyday and easy to maintain.

Your hair can be a challenge, and using a heated appliance to straighten hair is time consuming and damaging.

Here are several types of straightenings for your North African hair done by our team to obtain a long-lasting straightening.

No more styling products and long hours in the bathroom. Thanks to these straightening techniques, you will enjoy effortlessly straightened, sheathed and shiny hair. The salon’s team is expert with North African hair, having a long experience with this type of hair.

Smoothing Sinka Tokio Inkarami 

Sinka straightening and Tokio Inkarami care stand out with a formula that durably smoothes, repairs and provides resistance to the hair. Since its arrival at the salon, the results are brilliant and satisfaction is guaranteed. What is the added value of this straightening treatment for North African hair? Often dry and fragile, they will fully benefit from the advantages of this innovative technology.

The fullerene contained in the treatment allows the nourishing properties to blend completely with the hair fiber. Your hair will be more resistant and, above all, healthier. And there’s no need to begrudge its aesthetic qualities, including shine, and practical qualities such as suppleness and hydration. With a range of specialized products developed by the brand for home care, it lasts from 6 to 8 months. The most rebellious hair just has to behave!

Tannin smoothing

Tannin smoothing is a smoothing technique often referred to as revolutionary. Many agree that it is an improved version of Brazilian smoothing. It is very effective and can be used to smooth all hair types. With this technique, your hairdresser is able to choose the degree of relaxation you want to give to your hair. Tannin smoothing is obtained by macerating the skins of grapes, chestnut and oak.

Smoothing will act on the hair fiber and allow it to relax the curl, rehydrate the hair while maintaining suppleness and volume. At home, without the action of heat, you will obtain a relaxed, moisturized and frizz-free curl. A wavy effect.

Under the action of heat, because it is a thermo-active straightener, you will easily obtain a smooth hair in a few minutes. The effect will last from 4 to 8 months. Tannin straightening is rapidly gaining popularity among people with North African hair because of its flexibility and naturalness.

Japanese smoothing

Japanese smoothing is a technique that is still very much appreciated by customers of North African origin. Indeed, this type of straightening makes it possible to obtain straight hair fairly quickly and is more similar to straightening. Indeed, Japanese straightening consists of alternating several steps.

First, your hairdresser will wash your hair to remove impurities. Then, he will apply to each of your strands a chemical product that is similar to a perming product, but with a higher concentration so that it can modify the structure of the hair.

This product requires a break of 20 minutes or more depending on the brand. After that, you will have to dry the hair and then straighten it with a straightener, strand by strand, to give it the desired shape. Finally, the Japanese straightening will continue with the application of a setting milk, then a final shampoo and finger drying. Japanese straightening is therefore a long process, but it will save time in everyday life and avoid damaging your hair with high heat appliances.

Nevertheless, Japanese straightening is a radical, aggressive straightening that won’t leave you the possibility to go back. You’ll lose your curly hair until it grows back for straight chopsticks. The maintenance of this type of straightening is very constraining, because the difference with the unsmoothed root appears easily.

With a Japanese straightening, you will have peace of mind for a period of 4 months. It is advisable to have some time in front of you as it can take a few hours to complete. A very interesting alternative, halfway between Japanese straightening and Brazilian straightening, is Korean (keratin) straightening, much softer, less chemically strong for the hair, giving a smooth appearance to your mane and a more natural result.

Brazilian smoothing

Brazilian straightening is also suitable for North African hair. It is a much sought-after treatment because it allows the hair to be sheathed and frizz-smoothed effectively while giving it a shiny and supple appearance. The Brazilian straightening is carried out thanks to a care enriched in keratin, a molecule naturally present in the hair and the nails.

More a care than a straightening, it is an excellent solution to provide nutrients, keratin and hydration for brittle and dry hair that creates frizz. However, it will not be effective if you want to reduce the volume of your hair or relax your curl.

The effect is too short-lived. Not to be confused with the old generation Brazilian straightening that stiffened the curl by giving smooth hair, but finer and oily hair due to the presence of formaldehyde, which is now banned.

The new Brazilian straightening (or treatment) can be compared to the botox hair care offered everywhere in terms of results and duration. There are alternatives with a better quality/price ratio.

There are therefore many straightening techniques perfectly adapted to North African hair. Although often rather expensive, we recommend that you practice them at a hairdresser and not with products at home. These could prove to be of poor quality and damage your hair. We therefore advise you to invest time and money in quality so that you can enjoy impeccable results for several months.

Guaranteed service 

A smoothing begins with the work done in the salon and continues with a home maintenance with the appropriate products. Our salon brands meet all quality criteria and perfectly complement the smoothing received in the salon. Moreover, the different ranges allow you to obtain products adapted to your hair type (dry, oily, etc.). They have been used by hundreds of clients on straightened hair since the opening of the salon and stand out for their performance.

This is why we guarantee straightening treatments when they are done at our salon and that the maintenance is done with the salon’s recommended products. We offer you all the advice you need to use them properly. A consultation with one of our specialists is required in order to take care of your needs and desires, to take into account the health of your hair and to bring you peace of mind and the daily happiness of having the hair you want.

For an online consultation click here, or call 514 845-7676

Sinka Smoothing 3 month after : test and review

Résultats et avis sur le lissage Sinka

For several years now, a new smoothing system has been imposed in the best hairdressing salons in the big trendy cities: the SINKA straightening system and its INKARAMI technology.

Also known simply as Japanese straightening, as opposed to Brazilian straightening, Sinka straightening is known for its ability to durably smooth hair while repairing it. By all accounts, with this smoothing you can say goodbye to your good old hair straightener, but is it really true?

How does Sinka smoothing work?

While the process may seem like a lengthy 3 to 4 hour process, not to mention quite expensive, it is because it involves many important steps to repair and protect your hair.

The six steps are as follows:

  • Wash with a PH neutral shampoo.
  • Soften hair with a reducing product.
  • Moisturize the hair with a specific treatment
  • Smooth hair with a comb, rinse and dry.
  • Smooth with hot plates
  • Fix hair with hairspray before rinsing and styling

Hidden in these steps we find the secret of the success of this method: fullerenes. These molecules have an extreme anti-oxidant power and, when applied to your hair, they prevent the cuticles from expanding. This protects your hair from external aggressions, especially from the sun’s UV rays.

Results according to your hair type

As you know, some hair types are harder to straighten, especially curly and frizzy hair. The great advantage of Sinka Straightening is that it smoothes even the most curly hair.

The hair type must therefore be taken into account. Another question you often ask yourself is that of coloring. You may not know it, but usually you don’t want to straighten hair after applying haircolor. Sinka straightening does just that. Better yet, thanks to its regenerative capacity, this straightening is precisely adapted to post-color care, because it repairs the damage caused by coloring agents.

As for the duration of the result, this depends on only one factor: the growth of your hair. Where Brazilian straightening tends to lose its effectiveness (shine and ease of brushing) after a month and a half or two months, Japanese straightening is permanent.

Hair straightened with this method remains smooth, the result will accompany you for months and months… until the new roots become too obvious. Remember that these new roots are your natural, unsmoothed hair. Depending on the cut you wear, you may need to use new treatments after four or five months.

Positive opinions and adaptation to fashion

By looking for reviews all over the internet, you will mostly find positive feedback. Permanent straightening and hair repair convinces everyone.

Moreover, you may have noticed that some new Quebec hair styles are particularly aimed at straight hair, especially styles with side parting and those containing accessories.

You’ll be able to use the hours you spend in the salon to try a trendy cut with straight hair, or to wear chains or pearls without them disappearing under your curls. And if you go bi-color, Sinka Straightening is the perfect treatment to repair the damage left by coloring agents.

What kind of haircut in Quebec in winter?

coupe de cheveux au Québec en hiver

Falling temperatures, piles of leaves and the return of spicy hot drinks are no lie: winter is fast approaching in Quebec. And with it comes its share of hair inconveniences: between the cold and the accessories designed to protect us from it (hats, headbands, etc.), your beautiful locks often look sad during this season.

But winter is also synonymous with festivities: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, so many occasions to get dressed up, including your hair!

So, what cut should you choose to pamper your hair and be trendy for the end of the year?

Go for the mid-length!

Easy to live with and easy to care for, this haircut also fits all faces. It will be THE trendy cut for the end of the year 2020. Many celebrities have already gotten into it, look at Kaia Gerber, for example!

This cut comes in many variations: plunging square, short or gradient, with or without fringe.

If you want to highlight your lengths (that’s their role after all: they’ll keep you warm during this harsh season!), think about accessorizing, because retro is making a big comeback: headband, scarf, bell hat, be original!

And for the most skillful among you, think about braids, which are also trendy this year, braids (especially worn glued to the skull) and buns will be perfect to keep your hair in place during festive evenings.

Let’s cut it all: short, tomboy style!

The latest fashion shows say it: the short will be as trendy this winter.

If you want to make your life easier and don’t want to have to deal with long sessions of styling, brushing, untangling (the frequency of which can be increased with the wearing of caps, headbands, scarves and other winter accessories), opt for the short!

There is necessarily a short cut adapted to your face, don’t hesitate to talk about it with your hairdresser, he will be happy to advise you. If your lengths have been put to the test this summer (sun, sea, etc.), this is the perfect opportunity to take the plunge and shorten your beautiful mane for this winter.

For the end of the season, it’s the boy’s cut that’s in the wind. Especially the Pixie cut: a few longer strands on the front and the top of the head, shorter on the sides and the nape of the neck.

For styling, nothing could be easier: apply your styling product and play with your style: rock, combed/uncombed, or wet look, and let’s go for the day!

What about shaping?

This winter we’ll play on volume, and on waves in particular. Whether they are subtle or on the contrary accentuated (hair notching, forgotten since the 90s, is making a big comeback), curls will definitely be in fashion this winter. We’ll avoid the long sticks, a little sad and out of fashion.

And what about bangs in all this? The fringe, we keep! Always topical, it will be worn short, very short this winter, whatever the length of your cut. If you don’t already have one, talk to your hairdresser to find the right shape for your face before you take the plunge. It’s all about trimming and tapering to get the effect you want. If the classic fringe seems too slender, go for the curtain fringe that falls on either side or only one side of the face, which is wiser and more discreet than the straight version.

As you can see, there’s something for everyone this season, so unleash your hair creativity!

Which cut for curly hair?

coupe pour les cheveux frisés

There are as many facial morphologies and hair textures as there are women. But you have curly hair and are looking for the perfect haircut that will perfectly reflect your personality. Then you have many options.

The morphology of the face and the type of hair

There are 4 types of face shapes: round face, square face, elongated face and oval face. For each type of face, there are haircuts appropriate for each. Then, you have to take into account the nature of your hair: fine, thick, smooth or curly. There is necessarily a haircut made for you ladies!

Round face

This morphology reveals a soft person. To accentuate the warm and friendly side of your face, if you have curly hair, adopt a square ball or curly mid-length hair. Keep a certain length at the nape of your neck, with tousled curls for a tousled look.

Square Face

This face shape exudes strength with great energy, you are a dynamic woman. Curly hair has a lot of volume, so you’ll elegantly wear a mid-length or long, layered cut. Fringe can refine your face if worn sideways. To accentuate the softness of your face, you can also lighten your lengths, from one to two shades.

Lengthened face

This face is longer and narrower than the oval shape. A high forehead and a thin chin characterize a voluntary person. Your features are often fine and soft. If you have curly hair, it’s perfect for a layered cut or a medium-long square. Your curls soften your face and especially your forehead with a fringe. Dark roots and light ends help ovalize your face. Curly hair has the advantage of giving the impression of movement in your hair. And consequently of movement of the whole of your face.

Oval face

The oval is the shape of the face par excellence! The features are harmonious, it’s a chance for you. Because all cuts fit you. You can opt for a structured square, short or long cuts, gradients, curls and curls. All cuts are suitable and they highlight all your features. You can afford it all. You can give way to your deepest desires or change your “head” as you wish, according to your feelings and events throughout your life.

Pretty curly hair

If you opt for long, curly hair, you have access to all the boldness you can muster. Indeed, you can let it fall, in a natural way, in a voluminous and sensual cascade. Or do a ponytail, half-bun or bun.

Remember to thin out your curly hair regularly to air it out. And add a little coconut or jojoba oil to prevent frizz. If you prefer a short cut, remember that the more layered the cut, the more volume in your hair. The ideal compromise is a mid-length cut with a plunging bob. Unveil the lioness inside you with long, curly, voluminous, cascading hair and a smooth fringe. Sublime effect guaranteed!

Multiple fine braids in a bun give a diva look.

To sum up

Depending on your age, the morphology of your face or your skin color, you women with curly hair are bold! As your hair is abundant, you are generous. The perpetual movement that your curly hair gives you, shows energy, dynamism in the eyes of others, who cross your life.

Stay natural, you are so beautiful! If you don’t want to keep your curly hair anymore, we offer you at the salon the Sinka straightening for a perfect hair, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.