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Hair that has been roaming free all summer needs some discipline when it comes back to school! And to tame flyaways and other frizz, a solution: long-lasting straightening. Zoom on the new techniques in vogue! How's it going?

What is the principle of smoothing?

Following the trend of Brazilian and Japanese straightening, new techniques have emerged: Taninoplasty, Enzymotherapy, and One Touch. Like their predecessors, these are their active smoothes, so it is the heat that activates the active ingredients in their formula.


Their particularity: these are less aggressive techniques that are more respectful of the hair thanks to less chemical and more natural formulations, enriched with beneficial active ingredients that combine smoothing and care.

Which smoothing should you choose?

It depends on the nature and initial condition of your hair, as well as the desired result (eliminate small frizz and discipline, redraw curls, achieve a smooth effect, etc.). Hence the importance of the advice of your hairdresser who will offer you the best-recommended straightening for your hair and who will adapt the way to perform the straightening (duration of passage of the plates to fix the product, areas of the hair to work more …). After straightening, you can achieve sophisticated straightening in the heat of the hairdryer or keep your hair supple by letting it dry naturally.

What about colored hair?


It is best to apply the color after one or two washes after smoothing. In the event that you have just made a color, be aware that it can be slightly modified by the straightening product. But do not panic! Your hairdresser will perform a casting, a kind of coloring shampoo that helps to re-pigment or correct faded color or unwanted reflections.

How's it going?

After washing the hair with a purifying shampoo that removes product residues and opens the scales of the hair fiber, the hairdresser dries the hair to remove moisture to a maximum of 80%. Then, he proceeds to apply, with a brush strand by strand, the smoothing product that he leaves on for 40 to 60 minutes depending on the initial crimp of the hair and the desired intensity of smoothing. Then comes rinsing by emulsifying the product with water and drying the hair. The hair is then slicked back with the plates. Here too, the number of passes and the temperature vary depending on the type of hair and the degree of smoothing desired. The protocol ends with the application of a fixing cream before styling.

How long does straightening last on the hair?

From 4 to 6 months on average. The less sensitized and discolored the hair, the longer the straightening lasts. In addition, there is no root effect associated with hair regrowth.

How to maintain your smoothing?

It is strongly recommended to use a suitable hair routine, especially if the straightening product used contains keratin. In this case, opt for shampoo, conditioner, and treatment without sulfate or sodium Laureth sulfate because these remove keratin and therefore the effect of smoothing. These specific products are available from your hairdresser who will be able to advise you.

Good to know!

These smoothings are reserved for professional use and must be performed by professionals competent in the field.

In terms of results: by letting the hair dry naturally, it can, depending on its nature, remain flexible, even slightly wavy. For a smoother or more sophisticated result, they should be dried with a hairdryer because it is the heat that reactivates the smoothing substance after each wash.

The hair straighteners you use may lighten your color to a warm shade.

Taninoplasty: What is that?

Coming from Brazil, like Brazilian keratin smoothing, Taninoplasty is not chemical but organic smoothing, the main activity of which is natural tannin, a polyphenol of plant origin. In addition, Taninoplasty, if it is not 100% natural, does not contain formalin or dangerous chemicals.

for what types of hair?

The fact that it does not thin the hair, and on the contrary, it gives it body, makes it the ideal straightening for fine hair. Taninoplasty is also recommended for those who want to relax their curls, tame volume, and eliminate the foamy effect or frizz.


the result :

Tannin is interesting for its ability to bind perfectly to hair proteins, which gives it body, flexibility, and resistance. If the basic active principle is the same, tannin, there are several brands of Taninoplasty products that offer significantly different results in terms of hair relaxation.