The benefits are many and will vary depending on your hair and the challenges you have. For some it will radically reduce frizz, for others, it will de-bulk, increase manageability, soften texture, increase shine, decrease drying time, strengthen and even repair damaged hair. The benefits are so broad, which is why this is a treatment for the very many and not just a select few. One benefit which is completely universal is that it strengthens hair from deep within the bonds, creating a solid foundation of healthy hair, allowing you to start a new, and better relationship with your hair.
The nice and smooth treatment contains some incredible technology and ingredients: carbocysteine, sunflower oil, linseed oil, coconut oil, macadamia oil, argan oil, rosemary leaf extract and hydrolysed wheat protein. It is formulated to not only deeply nourish each strand but to build and strengthen each strand on a foundational level.
Yes, unless you have damaged hair that simply would not be able to take the heat during the infusing stage. We would then recommend that you use the miracle masque and fight damage shot for 1-2 months to build up the internal strength of your hair before having the nice and smooth treatment.
Absolutely, 100%, categorically, in no way is this like keratin, Brazilian straightening treatments. Let’s explain this one…
Traditional Brazilian, keratin, straightening treatments work on the outside of the hair and use an ingredient called formaldehyde to encapsulate each strand which over time hardens. The damage that was before, is still there, just hidden. The outside looks shiny and sleek, but the inside is what it was before. Now, without going into the scary thought of using formaldehyde on your guests hair, and your having to inhale its toxics, in short Brazilians are a styling product, giving the appearance of straight hair for a longer period.
Smoothing is something very different. The team behind The Hair Movement is the same and team that pioneered professional smoothing and introduced carbocysteine technology. This works deep in the cortex on the bond level. Together with other key ingredients, using heat to activate, it softens and infuses with the sulfate bonds. Damaged or weakened bonds are repaired and strengthened. This increases the hair’s health, strength, softness, shine, and overall manageability for a longer period of time.
Smoothing is a foundational treatment, and with a strong foundation, everything performs, looks and feels better. From your guests colour service to their blow-dry. The Nice and Smooth® in-salon treatment is the most advanced and affordable treatment available.
The nice and smooth treatment is not a superficial treatment that washes out over time. It is a foundational treatment that works predominantly in the bond area. Over time the sulfate bonds which were strengthened weaken due to normal daily life and the wear and tear which occurs. Based on guests’ experiences we recommend that the nice and smooth treatment should be redone about every 12 weeks. This, of course, depends on how you treat your hair in-between.
For two reasons. The nice and smooth product is less expensive for the salon to buy in, and thanks to the formulation, the application is much more effective, requiring less hands-on time for the stylist. These savings are passed on to you, the guest.
This is a really good question. We use heat to activate the bond building part of the treatment, which allows it to infuse with the sulfate bonds in your hair and strengthening them. To get an even temperature we use flat irons to do this, which results in straight hair on the day. Once you wash it (after 48 hours) your hair will have volume and body, or any other style you want. If you have curly hair, your curls will be back, just softer and more defined.
You should always have your colour done after your nice and smooth treatment. The reason for this is that the carbocysteine in the nice and smooth treatment works with the bonds under colour pigmentation. This means that on its journey getting to the bonds, it can slightly lift colour, especially fresh colour pigmentation. So, always colour after.
During the treatment, we have taken your hairs’ pH level to a low level and then neutralised it, bringing the pH level back. After, we just want to let your hair rest. You can get it wet, you can style it and do everything you would normally do. We only ask that you do not shampoo for 48 hours as this could once again alter the pH level, which we want to avoid for two days following your nice and smooth treatment.
You will go home with a 100ml shampoo and conditioner, as well as a 20ml miracle masque from The Hair Movement. The key is to use quality shampoos with ingredients that will help prolong the health of your hair. You’ve invested in your hair, now maintain it with the right products. All our products are of course SLS and Paraben free as well as cruelty-free, vegan and packaged using 100% recycled UK plastic.
You can get your hair cut before the treatment, during the treatment, maybe right after the miracle masque step, or after the treatment. It all very much depends on the cut you are looking to have and the preference of your amazing stylist.
Dead ends will stick out like a sore thumb. They’ll weigh the hair down and dull the finished look and feel. The only thing that can be done with dead-ends is cut them off. Using products to try and masque them will just create more damage in the long run. With the nice and smooth treatment, you are starting a new relationship with your hair, so start without those dead-ends.
For 2-5 shampoos after your treatment there can be an aroma when your hair is wet (vanishes once dry). This is a combination of the hydrolysed wheat and residue of the carbocysteine still at work.
The nice and smooth treatment is the latest smoothing treatment brought to you by the team that pioneered professional smoothing. It’s an in-salon treatment applied by a professional stylist designed to reduce frizz, increase shine, strength, health and overall manageability.