|Posted on May 4, 2014 at 9:40 PM|
How Thermal Reconditioning Works
This glycolic acid-derivative, which is traditionally used to perm hair, is relatively mild compared with the chemicals in conventional straighteners, leaving the hair softened and ready to permanently straighten. It can also now be used on African American hair that is virgin hair and has no previous chemical treatment. Then, instead of a traditional blow dry, hair is clamped between small irons and heated as high as 356 degrees (or higher in some cases) Fahrenheit to realign the bonds in stick-straight formation. This is the thermal part of Thermal Reconditioning. Despite it's strong chemicals, the process can be less damaging than regular, strenuous, blow-drying, according to experts.
Keratin is a type of protein high in the amino acid “Cystine.” This special amino acid is what makes hair super tough and extremely elastic. Scientists refer to Keratin as a “Biopolymer,” due to its unique structures and interesting properties. Biopolymers are found throughout nature and give form and structure to naturally occurring substances all around the world; everything from leaves to trees, and turtle shells to goose down.
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