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Tigi girl, 21.
Dedicated to Andrew Kalapaca & Steve Tcherkezian

Andrew at Toni & Guy
180 Bloor Street West
Steve at Other sites

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Hello again everyone, it's been a crazy last two weeks for me, so much work and hectic days.
Tonight again I stumble upon TR horror stories, it seems that we are no where close to the end of those days. It will always be client beware, so please do your homework on TR and read through my site and Steve Tcherkezian's site as this way you will be educated on TR or vertical smoothing and you can go in to those consultations knowing how to spot a good technician. It's up to you to educate yourself...
Okay I'm totally sick of stupid internet rumours....Silicones are NOT bad for your hair, they DO NOT peel your hair okay DO NOT!!!!!!!!!
So many hair care products have silicone's in it, (dimethicone is one example) and I have used products with silicones in it with absolutely NO problems, they do not peel the cuticle and are not baked into the hair...they rinse out well from my hair, my hair even squeeks when I wash it, so it's clean! No buildup either!
Think about it, if they really peeled the hair why would these ingredients be used in high quality products?
I use a product in my hair that contains dimethicone right before I heat style my hair, and I should mention that I flat iron my hair, and I have never noticed it being baked into my hair, and I can wash it out with ease. I would not give up that product!

Here's what Steve Tcherkezian, a hair guru has to say about it:
The issue of the silicones "peeling" the cuticle is not true. If anyone is seeing peeling films they come from styling polymers and these do not remove the cuticle either. However any abrasive styling techniques can wear down cuticle scales through friction. By the way, ceramides has its place in repairing the hair’s cuticle, but it does not replace the influence or the effects of silicones. The majority of hair care products today on the market contain silicone. For instance, silicone oil such as dimethicone copolyol acts as a lubricant and wetting agent. One of several polymeric silicone oils which are reacted with “water-loving” organic molecules to make them into surface-active agents.
You’ll find silicone ingredient, such as dimethicone or products ending with “cone” in most hair care products. You cannot think of silicones as an impermeable coating. Perhaps under an extreme condition where the hair was very porous and a lot of repeated use and heat was used they might be "baked" in and make penetration difficult but for the most part they don't hinder penetration of other ingredients.
DIMETHICONES - Give extreme softness to the feel of hair, without weighing it down. Makes hair easier to comb after it's dry. Sometimes, a client may ask about a conditioner, a heat protectant or a TR System containing silicone. Dimethicone is a form of silicone, but it does not bond with the hair shaft and weigh hair down. Dimethicones provide manageability, body and shine, without buildup.

So it's obvious that some people need to just simply go out there and educate themselves on things before they actually start making up rumour about them. It's not like no one is going to find out that certain things are lies and rumours. I read such ridiculous things all the time and then post about them, I want people to know the truth about things, the rumours will be exposed and the truth will be known. I find them and uncover them

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