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Cezanne Safe Keratin FAQs

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Will Cezanne make my hair healthier? Yes! Cezanne does not damage the hair with repeated use, like formaldehyde-based keratin treatments. It makes hair stronger, healthier and improves texture with repeated use.

Are you worried about formaldehyde? We are unlike other smoothing brands in the market in that we provide a 100% formaldehyde-free treatment. Hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested, Cezanne won’t irritate the scalp and won’t release any noxious gases. Our Cezanne After Care products are also free from sulfates, paraben, phthalates and gluten.

Myth #1: All Formaldahyde-Free Treatments Contain 0% Formaldehyde

Several brands claim to be formaldehyde-free when they are not 100% formaldehyde-free. There are, in fact, derivatives of formaldehyde. You may have been told by the manufacturer that there is no formaldehyde when there actually is formaldehyde present in the treatment, just in a different form.

For every smoothing treatment, I ask for the safety records and formulation—an ingredient list from the FDA will reveal if formaldehyde or its derivatives are present. Cezanne is 100% formaldehyde-free. One of the top testing labs in the U.S. performed the High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) test on Cezanne Perfect Finish and found no detectable formaldehyde. The HPLC is the test that federal and state governmental agencies reference in reporting related to formaldehyde. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published methods for testing for formaldehyde, including Method 8315A. These were the tests performed on the Cezanne treatment products by an accredited independent laboratory. The tested samples were taken in salons while stylists were using Cezanne Perfect Finish. There was no detectable formaldehyde in the samples.

Myth #2: Your Hair Will Be Completely Straight and Lose Body

The myth that I make very clear to my clients is #SmoothNotStraight. Without formaldehyde you will not get a pin-straight look, but this is not a bad thing. Cezanne is the perfect treatment for a client transitioning away from formaldehyde because it keeps manageability, retains volume and smoothes the hair, similar to what you’d see with traditional smoothing treatments, but without the loss of overall body and endangerment to your health.

Myth #3: The Fumes Are Noxious

If you’ve received a formaldehyde smoothing treatment, you’ll know it—and everyone in a quarter mile radius will know it—by the fumes. It definitely creates a strong and noxious vapor that stings the eyes and requires the stylist to wear gloves, a mask and use a ventilation system (hopefully).

I will not use a treatment until I’m satisfied that I’m being told the honest truth. I have passion for Cezanne because it’s safe for the environment and for my clients. It produces absolutely no noxious fumes and you don’t have to wear gloves masks or use any special ventilation systems when applying the treatment.

Myth #4: It Damages Your Hair

Cezanne doesn’t just smooth frizz, it actually heals the hair. With repeated use, it makes hair stronger, healthier and improves texture. One of my clients used to have amazingly thick and very textured hair but she flat ironed it so much that it broke off. I came up with a six-month plan for her, using Cezanne, and saw amazing growth in those damaged strands that needed healing.

If you have super porous and damaged hair, I recommend a treatment every eight weeks. Once the hair is back to a healthy state, I lengthen the time between treatments. For my Cezanne clients, I recommend only washing and blow-drying once a week, with a deep conditioning treatment once a week before the blow-dry.

Myth #5: You Can’t Wear Your Hair Curly and It Won’t Hold Curl

Some think that once you smooth your hair, you won’t be able to wear your hair curly. This is false. I’ve been smoothing my hair for years now and I wear my hair curly most days. It has relaxed my curl somewhat but has toned down the frizz tremendously. My curl has become more of a beachy wave.

On days when I want to smooth my hair, I rake through my hair with my fingers until it’s almost dry, then I grab the round brush and finish the blowout. I’ll flat iron the hair but only once every blowout–I don’t continue to flat iron it every day. I generally get three days out of my blowout.

Myth #6: It Washes Out Quickly

The amount of time Cezanne lasts varies by client hair type, texture and maintenance routine. My clients that wash only once a week seem to be able to go three months. The ones like myself that wash more frequently need a treatment more often. Most of my Cezanne clients schedule every two to three months.

Myth #7: You Can’t Color the Same Day

Color can be done before or after the treatment. If color is done after the treatment, you eliminate the issues of lifting color. However, if there is excess residue in the hair after the flat iron, you should wash the hair again before applying color.

Myth #8: You Can’t Wash Hair After the Treatment

Unlike most smoothing treatments, clients can wash their hair, work out, wear ponytails or clips and use styling products immediately after getting a Cezanne treatment.

If you’re interested in finding out what treatments contain formaldehyde and what treatments are 100% formaldehyde-free, reach out. I’ve been testing and researching these treatments for the last three years and am proud to use Cezanne to protect myself and my clients.

Patricia Lynn Laas has been making women shine with healthy, perfectly cut, styled and exquisitely colored hair since 1994. After years of building loyal clientele in and around Simi Valley, including the high-end Wood Ranch Studio, Patricia opened Beverly Hills Hair Couture in 2012 inside the Salon Republic in Beverly Hills. Patricia Lynn resides in Simi Valley with her family: husband Brian, sons Skylar and Taylor and daughter Shyane.

Are You Allergic to Hair Color?

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Owning an organic, toxin-free salon, many potential clients call to inquire about the products we use, hopeful that they will finally be able to have their hair colored without the itching and burning so many people think they have to endure. While most people who do experience that discomfort aren’t allergic to the products, many people do have an allergy to an ingredient called para-phenylenediamine, commonly known as PPD.

Exposure to PPD can cause coughing, dizziness, headaches, and labored breathing, according to the CDC website. In addition, some people may see skin irritation, eye pain and swelling and blurred vision. Europe, which has more stringent laws than the U.S., has either banned it altogether or regulate the percentage allowed in hair coloring products to no more than six percent.

At Upstairs Hair Affair, all of our color lines are either entirely free of PPD, with one having less than one percent total. We work hard to ensure we use the proper brand on each of our clients. If you suffer excessive itching or burning at the salon you’ve been loyal to, we are always glad to sit down and talk with you about the best option for you. When necessary, we perform a patch test to make sure you can tolerate the product. A patch test is a simple procedure where we dab a tiny amount of color behind your hair then wait 48 hours to see if you have any adverse reactions to the color. So far those we’ve performed this on have been able to come in and get their hair colored without discomfort.

Finally, our products are also ammonia-free, so the burning and itching you may feel while getting your hair colored at traditional salons doesn’t happen here either!