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What is the difference between Elastin Protein and Elastin Keratin?

Existing and new technology systems to smooth and straighten hair
There are 3 different types of smoothing and straightening systems on the market:

  1. Chemical straightening systems (Japanese, perming or others)
  2. (Brazilian) Keratin systems
  3. DiscovHair’s Innovative Technologies

The Elastin Protein is a new technology treatment and is not comparable to the (Japanese) chemical straightening systems or (Brazilian) keratin systems. Chemical straightening systems re-bond, they break down the hair structure and rebuild it to be straight. Keratin bonds to the first layer of the hair and coats it, which will wash off after a while. The Elastin Protein belongs to a new category of their own.

The technology behind Elastin Protein
The technology of Elastin Protein is the best of both worlds: it penetrates the hair like chemical straightening systems, but without the harsh chemicals. It works with the disulphide bonds making them more flexible, but leaves the natural hair structure intact and fills up the inside of the hair with loads of amino and protein goodies. Therefore it’s an ACTUAL treatment! And not a coating or restructuring process.
The difference with keratin is that its results are instant, it's a same-day wash-out, so no leave-in period. And there are no restrictions to activities such as washing limitations, swimming in sea or pool or going to the gym. Final results are very natural and light. It's your own hair, just much more manageable, silky soft, easy and quick to rough or blow-dry or straighten at home.

About Elastin Keratin?
Elastin Keratin is a straight forward keratin treatment. We’ve added Poly Saccharide seaweed to give nutrients to the hair while it’s been coated. Results are superior to most keratin treatments in the market because we’ve used chemical ingredients to a medical standard for less or no discomfort without loosing effectiveness.

Elastin Keratin

How much does it cost?

Every salon makes their own price list. Contact your preferred salon for an exact quote and consultation.

What is the difference between Elastin Keratin Flexible & Smooth Effect and Elastin Keratin Intense

Flexible & Smooth Effect is a de-frizz treatment designed to leave the curl in the hair and make it manageable, soft and silky to touch. The Intense is stronger and is a keratin like “in the olden days” with smoothining to straightening effect but without the fumes like the olden days. They are very similar in chemical composition. The difference between Elastin Keratin Flexible & Smooth Effect and Elastin Keratin Intense is the amount of formaldehyde used. There is a very tiny bit in the Flexible & Smooth Effect and a tiny bit more in the Intense. All within legal limits of course.

Will the Elastin Keratin work for my hair type?

Yes, it will, it works for all hair types. To see what it can do for your hair, book a consultation with your nearest salon.

What does the Elastin Keratin do for my hair?

Elastin Keratin bonds with your hair, and revives the hair with the help of micro-capsule keratin, Elastin Protein and Poly Saccharide seaweed to soft, silky and manageable hair for 12 – 20 weeks.

How long does the Elastin Keratin last?

We guarantee straight hair and soft and silky feeling for 12 – 20 weeks, durable to various conditions and lifestyle.

What is the application process for the Green Clay Keratin?

See the instructions page.

How long does the application take?

Depending on the length, thickness and structure of your hair it can take between 1 hour 15 minutes and 3 hours.

How safe is it to do the Elastin Keratin?

Elastin Keratin is safe for most people to use. If pregnant or breastfeeding, we don’t advise to use it. Please consult a health professional if in doubt.

Do I need to leave the treatment in for a few days?

For long lasting results we advise you leave the treatment in for 1 to 3 days.

What are the activity restrictions after treatment? Can I go to the swimming pool, sea or gym?

When salt comes in contact with the treatment, it will wear off quicker. Therefor we advise that you rinse it with clean water before going into the sea or swimming pool. This way the chloride or sea salt will not penetrate deeply into the hair. Wash it straight after swimming in the pool or sea or visit to the gym with DiscovHair after care products.

What do I need for the after care?

To maintain the soft and silky feeling for as long as possible, we advise you use sulphate, paraben and sodium chloride free products. DiscovHair after care products are especially designed to go with the treatment.

Elastin Protein

How much does it cost?

Every salon makes their own price list. Contact your preferred salon for an exact quote and consultation.

Elastin or Amino?

It really depends on the results you desire. In short:

The Amino Multifunctional Treatment is designed to keep the curl, de-frizz the hair and leave volume and body in the hair. It will do anything from only de-frizzing (not effecting the curl at all) up to relaxing the hair. It will not go absolutely straight.

The Elastin Protein is designed to take the curl out of the hair and straighten it as much as the natural hair structure allows it to. Curls will not hold after treatment and the hair is straight.

Will the Elastin Protein work for my hair type?

Yes, it will, it works for all hair types. To see what it can do for your hair, book a consultation with your nearest salon.

What does the Elastin Protein do for my hair?

Elastin Protein is a TRUE treatment: it penetrates the hair to its core and fills it up with loads of amino and protein goodies. It will make your hair straighter and will leave it soft and silky for at least 16 – 24 weeks.

How long does the Elastin Protein last?

We guarantee the soft and silky feeling for 16 – 24 weeks. The straightening is permanent, but it doesn’t have a harsh grow-out like chemical straightening systems do.

How long does the application take?

Depending on the length, thickness and structure of your hair it can take between 1 hour 45 minutes and 3 hours 30 minutes.

How safe is it to do the Elastin Protein?

Elastin Protein is safe for anyone to use, including pregnant and breastfeeding women and children. It is non-allergic and 100% formaldehyde free absolutely NO fumes and absolutely odour free. No discomfort!

Do I need to leave the treatment in for a few days?

No. Unlike keratin it is not beneficial to leave the treatment in for longer, it should be washed out in salon or at home the same day.

What are the activity restrictions after treatment? Can I go to the swimming pool, sea or gym?

There are no restrictions! You can go to the swimming pool, into the sea or visit the gym as often as you want, the straightness won’t wear off. You will have to take care of your hair as you did before treatment, the treatment doesn’t protect the hair. So the silky feeling might wear off quicker if you don’t take care of it properly, the straightness won’t wear off.

What do I need for the after care?

To maintain the soft and silky feeling for as long as possible, we advise you use DiscovHair Elastin Shampoo and Elastin Mask. The straightness won’t be influenced if you don’t, but the silky feeling will wear off quicker.

When should I colour or highlight my hair, before or after?

Bleach or highlight before treatment, apply colour afterwards. We recommend highlighting the hair before treatment so the Amino treatment can help to repair the damage. We recommend to colour the hair afterwards to prevent the colour from lifting due to heat applied. If your hair was previously coloured, it might lift 1 or 2 shades. You can colour, cut and highlight right after treatment, so you don’t have to come back another day. If you have sensitive skin we advice that you come back after 4 or 5 days for colour because the skin on the scalp needs to calm down.

Can I style my hair after the treatment?

Yes, results are instant; the Elastin Protein is a same-day wash-off. After the wash-off you can treat your hair as if it wasn’t treated before. Blow-dry and style immediately.

Poly Saccharide

How much does it cost?

Every salon makes their own price list. Contact your preferred salon for an exact quote and consultation.

What is Poly Saccharide and how does it work?

Poly Saccharide is a bio-product. That means it is completely natural and doesn’t contain any chemicals. It derives from a red seaweed. In short: when this red seaweed is in extreme biological conditions (pressure) it discharges the Polysaccharide chains for protection. The polysaccharide chains are designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions, such as extreme temperatures, high salinity and various biological attacks. We’ve captured the Polysaccharide chains so it can also protect your hair.

Poly Saccharide protects against chemical processes such as hair straightening, bleaching, hair colouring and other chemical hair treatments widely used in the day-to-day operations of a hair salon. The polysaccharides molecules cover the disulfide bonds and provide a treatment and repair for damaged hair allowing new treatments to take action without delay. Regular use significantly highlights the hair’s positive characteristics and assists in maintaining hair treatment results for a long period of time.

What can Poly Saccharide be added to?

Poly Saccharide can be added to any salon service. Because it’s a bio-product and does not contain any chemicals the Poly also doesn’t react with most products such as hair mask treatments, keratin smoothing treatments, Japanese straightening solution, bleaching, colouring etc.

Will the treatment work for my hair type?

Yes, Poly Saccharide protects any hair type.

How is it applied?

Poly Saccaride is mixed in with a treatment, bleach or tint. One simple step, that’s it!

Does my salon service take more time?

No. Unlike many other add-on treatments in the market there is no time delay for bleaching and no change in colour for tinting. Because it’s a bio-product and does not contain any chemicals the Poly also doesn’t react with most products such as hair mask treatments, keratin smoothing treatments, Japanese straightening solutions, bleaching, colouring etc.

What will happen if I use Poly Saccharide a few times and then stop?

Will the protection wear off and eventually cause my hair to break? This question is asked often and the answer is no. Even if you completely stop using Poly, the protection that Poly Saccharide offered is permanent.

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