Together with experts, we figured out how long the effect lasts and who should refuse lamination.
- What is this
- Advantages and disadvantages
- How they do it
- Expert commentary
Pavel Sobolev, stylist, owner of the Sobolev+ beauty salon;
Lyubov Varizhuk, hairdresser-colorist, founder of the beauty studio “PRO Beauty”.
What is hair lamination
Lamination is aimed at creating a protective layer that helps retain moisture and nutrients, giving hair shine and smoothness.
Hair lamination is a procedure during which a special composition is applied to the hair, transforming its structure. As a result, an invisible protective shell is created around each hair, which fills the pores and voids in the hair structure.
Who is suitable for lamination?
- owners of split ends;
- for those who are tired of frizzy hair;
- for those who dream of smooth and shiny curls;
- for those who don’t want to style their hair every day.
Lamination is somewhat similar to keratin straightening, but in fact these are two different processes used to improve the condition and appearance of hair. Each procedure has its own purpose.
Pros and cons of hair lamination
Owners of thick and heavy hair will not get the desired effect from the procedure: the curls will seem even heavier
It is better for people with wavy hair to refrain from the procedure if they do not want to straighten it (the effect will be individual in any case, but curly hair will certainly be straightened). Owners of thick and heavy hair will also not get what they want: their curls will begin to seem even heavier. And for those whose hair is too dry and weak, it is better to start with care treatments.
- gives hair softness, shine and smoothness;
- creates a protective layer around each hair;
- helps strengthen the hair structure;
- helps retain moisture inside the hair, which helps to moisturize and nourish it;
- can help protect hair from sun damage and pollution.
- temporary effect – it is necessary to repeat the procedure to maintain the results;
- can lead to a feeling of weight in the hair, especially if too much product is applied to it;
- hair becomes smoother and less flexible to style, which limits the possibilities for creating hairstyles such as curling or styling;
- An individual reaction to the formulations used is possible. Before lamination, it is necessary to check for an allergic reaction to the components of the product.
How to do hair lamination
Lamination with gelatin helps create a protective layer around each hair
The procedure takes about an hour. The duration depends on the length and thickness of the hair. Also, the process may vary slightly depending on the salon and brand of products with a lamination effect.
- Hair is washed with a special shampoo.
- The strands are dried.
- Sometimes a spray with a moisturizing effect is applied to them.
- Apply the laminating composition with a brush, moving from the tips to the roots.
- The composition is washed off.
Hair lamination with gelatin at home
Laminating hair with gelatin helps create a protective layer that adds shine, smoothness and elasticity. Gelatin contains collagen, which can penetrate the hair structure and strengthen it, and also allows the hair to retain moisture.
The result of hair lamination with gelatin usually lasts about two to three weeks. However, it should be taken into account that the duration of the effect may depend on the condition of the hair, the method of application and the individual characteristics of each person, warns Lyubov Varizhuk.
How to carry out the procedure at home:
- Prepare the laminating composition. To do this, mix gelatin with hot water and cool the resulting mixture to room temperature.
- Apply the gelatin mixture to your hair.
- Cover your hair with film or a cap to retain heat and enhance the process.
- Wash the mixture out of your hair.
- Dry your hair.
Hair care after lamination: expert advice
To prolong the lamination effect, experts advise using moisturizing and nourishing hair masks or serums.
The frequency of hair lamination depends on the condition of the hair. It is usually recommended to repeat the procedure after two to three months. However, individual characteristics may require more frequent or, conversely, rare repetition of the procedure.
To prolong the effect of lamination, experts advise following the following simple rules.
- Avoid washing your hair for the first two to three days after the procedure. This will allow the product to be better absorbed and adhere to the hair.
- Use gentle, non-greasy shampoos and conditioners that are free of sulfates and paraffins. This will help maintain a protective layer on your hair and prevent it from being washed off.
- Dry your hair only with cold air, avoid direct contact with hot tools such as hair dryers, straighteners or curling irons.
- Use moisturizing and nourishing hair masks or serums to keep your hair healthy and shiny.
You need to clearly understand exactly what procedure the master is going to do for you, ask about the materials he works with