Hair nanoplasty is a salon treatment procedure that allows you to straighten your hair using special chemical compounds. A dermatologist and expert at the Hemotest laboratory told Pravda.Ru readers what hair nanoplasty is and whether you need it. Alexandra Fileva.
Hair nanoplasty: what is it?
During the procedure, a nourishing protein concentrate is evenly distributed along the entire length of the hair, retreating a few centimeters from the roots. The solution is not applied to the roots to maintain volume. The composition is left for a certain time. Then the concentrate is partially washed off – approximately 30% of the product remains on the hair. The hair is thoroughly dried with a hairdryer and straightened with a heated iron for styling. It is assumed that under the influence of high temperature the components of the product will be “imprinted” into the hair. The remaining composition is then washed off with sulfate-free shampoo. After the procedure, the hair should become shiny, strong, manageable and straight. The effect usually lasts for six months.
The idea of straightening hair using special chemical compounds is not new – such procedures have been done before. But if you believe the manufacturers, nanoplastic products are more gentle. Unlike formulations of previous generations, they do not contain formaldehyde and its releasing components – toxic substances that can cause a severe allergic reaction, inflammation of the larynx, chemical pneumonia and pulmonary edema.
Nanoplasty allows you to straighten hair using keratin, collagen, amino acids and oils. And in advertising of such products, the phrase is often found that the procedure can be performed even on children and it is safe during pregnancy. But manufacturers can be disingenuous: it is very difficult to achieve a lasting effect only through natural ingredients.
Hair nanoplasty: pitfalls
Nanoplastic products may contain synthetic components. For example, there is cyclopentasiloxane, a silicone stabilizer that adds shine and weight to hair. Its use is permitted in the production of many cosmetics. But for people with sensitive skin, it can cause irritation – the skin will become red, itchy and flaky.
Butylated hydroxytoluene (or additive E321) is also found in some nanoplastic products. This is a synthetic analogue of vitamin E. In a number of countries there is a ban on its use in the food industry, but there is no such restriction for the production of cosmetics. Products containing this component can cause a severe allergic reaction in people prone to allergies.
There are no categorical contraindications to hair nanoplasty. But children, pregnant women and people with allergies should refrain from such a care procedure. For everyone else, it is important to have it done in trusted beauty salons and with competent professionals who use only high-quality products and follow technology. This will protect your hair and scalp from chemical and thermal burns.
“Hair nanoplasty is recommended for people with weakened, split ends, brittle and dull hair. However, you need to understand that any care procedure will mask the problem, but will not remove its cause. For example, the quality of hair suffers if the body lacks iron, copper, selenium, calcium, vitamin D and folic acid. Endocrine disorders can also affect the condition of the hair; they can be detected by blood tests for the hormones TSH, T3 and T4. Laboratory tests will help to understand what is preventing you from maintaining the natural beauty of your hair,” the expert explained.