Sunday, August 14, 2011

Aveda's Safe Alternative to Controversial Keratin Hair StraighteningTreatments

Aveda's Smooth Infusion Retexturizing System is a permanent hair retexturizing system that can be customized for your desired results- straight, straight with body, or redefining tight coarse curls into loose larger curls. This system is a minimum of 74% naturally derived and contains organic botanical such as jojoba oils, meadow foam seed oil and coconut derived conditioners that condition and protect the hair during processing.

I asked one of our "Smooth Infusion Retexturizing System" specialists Amanda Amabile, to answer some questions about the hair smoothing system we use here at Parlor to help control frizz and texture issues the Aveda and Parlor way.  Here is what Amanda had to say...
How does it work?
    The Smooth Infusion system is a ammonium-thioglicolate based product (the same main ingredient in a perm) used with a thermal component; blow dryer, flatiron, or curling iron; to provided desired permanent results.

 Will the hair smell like "perm" after the service?
    The neutralizing treatment contains organic ylang ylang oil to nourish the senses and eliminate post service order.  

How long will the hair be straight?
    Your hair will be straight permanently!  It will remain straight until your hair grows out and until it is removed through having your haircut.  It can be reformed however using this system if you wish it to have a wave pattern replaced. 

How often does it need to be touched up when it grows in?
    It is recommended that there be 3-4" of regrowth in order to ensure accurate retouching. This will take approximately 6-8 months for your hair to grow this much. 

What is the cost of the service?
    The base price of the Smooth Infusion Retexturizing System is $375 for a three hour appointment, this is the amount of time needed for the average guests hair thickness and length. If additional time is needed we charge $150 an hour. The amount of time needed for the service can be discussed during the required consultation with the stylist who is performing the service.

How will I take care of my hair at home?
    Immediately after the service it is recommended that you not wash or wet your hair for 72 hours. Also it is recommended not to tuck the hair behind the ears or use ponytail holders or clips that can crease or put stress on the hair during this time period. Since the system is permanent there will be very little styling time needed. It is recommended to use Aveda's Smooth Infusion shampoo and conditioner for at home care and maintenance. If you have highlighted or colored hair your stylist may recommend a different Aveda Home Hair Care regime.

If you have any further questions and wonder whether you are a good candidate for this hair retexturizing system please contact us to book your personal consultation at 212 673 5520 or