Bonding is a technical service that significantly reduces hair breakage during the lightening, highlighting or colouring process.
Over processed hair can be left feeling dry, damaged and weak. Colouring and lightening hair can cause some breakage (Pic 1) Bonding technology protects each strand of hair during the colouring process (Pic 2) Each strand of hair is made up of bonds, they connect together to form strong hair. Everyday weather, heat tools and colouring/lightening can start to break down these bonds to cause weak hair.
The importance of maintaining strong hair condition is vital and something we pride ourselves on here at Hair Ministry. You can refer to our guide for advice and tips on how to keep your luscious locks in mint condition!
Step 1 : Client Consultation
Here at Hair Ministry Salons Ipswich, our stylists are highly trained to discuss lifestyle, hair condition, aftercare, suitable products, hair colour and carry out allergy testing in a thorough consultation.
The scalp condition will be assessed to make sure all is healthy and safe to complete the treatment. It is possible that discomfort may occur if there are any infections, cuts or grazes that have not been declared if the use of products is required. Some scalp conditions may require a doctors opinion and it may be advised a treatment may not be carried out.
Current hair colour will be discussed. Hair Ministry house many colour specialists who are highly trained in offering top colour advise and how to achieve fabulous, head turning colours! You may think it's as easy as selecting a colour and away you go! But hold on....... if you are a brunette and wish to go blonde, there are many avenues to take, and it is a stylist's job to determine the best processes that suits you and protect the condition of your hair.
Current hair condition will be tested with a simple elasticity/strand test. The hair's elasticity is the measure of how much the hair will stretch (and return to a normal state). Healthy hair, when wet, will stretch up to 50% of its original length and return to its normal shape without breaking, while dry hair will only stretch about 20%. Elasticity is rated as being low, normal, or high. We strand test the hair in the colour/pre-lightener to pre-determine the results. If the condition is rated low, we will recommend a range of in-salon repairing treatments to improve the strength of the hair before any chemical treatments can happen.
When a client chooses our salon, they are trusting our team to not only to provide the best service possible but to keep them safe. We hold a duty of care for every client and part of that is making sure no allergic reaction occur from our products. A patch test will be carried out in the consultation process.
The allergy alert test has to be performed 48hrs before use. A small amount (app. size of a pea) of the colour will be applied in a thin layer on the inside of the elbow with a cotton bud. Leave it uncovered for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, wash off the colour carefully with lukewarm water. If any reaction occurs during the processing time or during the following 48 hours, you should rinse immediately. In this case, a colour will not be performed.
This test represents an important precaution. However, be aware that even if an allergy alert test has been carried out the client may still experience an allergic reaction when colouring the hair. The allergy alert test is not a guarantee of avoiding future allergic reactions. If there is any doubt, you will be asked to seek doctors' advice.
Step 2 : In-Salon Repairing Treatments
In case a strand test result is rated low, we are able to offer some amazing, hair restoring treatments to strengthen and give life back to fragile hair. Using Schwarzkopf strong bond products anything is possible....
BC Fibre Clinix is an in-salon hair reconstructing treatment. A complete customized service to replenish damaged hair structures. BC Fibre Clinix treatment reconnects the inner hair structure for improved resilience and strength, whilst sealing the outer hair structure for better manageability and shine.
In extreme cases, Olaplex is advisable. OLAPLEX™ can dramatically eliminate hair breakage. We can colour hair that is dry and damaged and give you hair that is a vibrant colour and in beautiful condition. It reconnects bonds in our hair that have been broken by the hair colouring process.Hair that is damaged and over-processed can be massively improved in just one use with OLAPLEX™, compared to five or six deep conditioning treatments that it would usually take to help restore hair.This fantastic new service is only available in the most prestigious hair salons in the U.K. so we are absolutely delighted to be offering this brand at our Ipswich Hair Salon. An Olaplex 'stand-alone' treatment can produce effective results from the first use. A course of these treatments can almost guarantee that hair integrity will be strong enough to endure a colouring process.
Fibreplex by Schwarzkopf is a bond enforcer and can also improve hair condition. This technical service significantly reduces hair breakage during the lightening, highlighting or colouring process. From July 1st, 2019 Fibreplex will be added to our colour services at no extra cost! Minimising hair breakage by up to 94%**, FIBREPLEX sets colourists free from the fear of compromising hair quality during the chemical process. FIBREPLEX guarantees supreme hair quality after colouration with no perceivable colour shifts, no change in routine, no additional development time or higher developer needed.
For our bombshell blondes, we have a product that is perfect for maintaining hair health. BlondeMe by Schwarzkopf is a premium product that includes an advanced bonding system. A 2-step system minimizing hair breakage during lightening and lifting, for the most individual and iconic blonde looks.
Kerastraight is the perfect treatment for those with frizzy, unruly, unmanageable hair! A chemical free de frizzing and smoothing system that will last for up to 4 months. Kerastraight does NOT straighten the hair but DOES smooth and calm hair by adding proteins.
Step 3 : Home-Care Hair Treatments
We understand that you want healthy, strong hair as soon as possible but can not spend a lifetime in the salon. Client's are busy people and time and money are precious things. Why not help your hair at home by using these Scwharzkopf hair repairing products in your own time!
FibreForce, the Bond Connector Service, offers the first strengthening regime with Bond Connector Technology, available as an in-salon and homecare service. The BC Fibre Force range is used in 4 steps; rebonding, fixing, sealing and prolonging hair bonds to provide increased resistance to breakage even on the most over-processed or damaged hair.
The BC Scalp Genesis range is the first detoxifying scalp system from Schwarzkopf Professional with StemCode™ Complex, which instantly re balances the scalp, whilst at the same time, also works to improve and secure the future condition of the hair.
BC Sun Protect has triple protection – against UVA/UVB, colour fade and free radical damage - gives hair a break from daily damage.
Schwarzkopf BC range offers a wide variety hair care to suit all hair types. Colour, Moisture, Repair, Smooth, Volume and Mature hair. All available in Hair Ministry salons!