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 What is Amino Acid Hair Straightening?


With so many Keratin Straightening Treatments on the market, it becomes hard to know which treatment may be right for you. There has been much skepticism about the safety of keratin hair straightening treatments. The addition of formaldehyde in many of these products has been of much concern due to the carcinogens that are released into the air when the keratin treatment is sealed in with heat from a flat iron.

Since these safety questions have been brought up, other hair straightening treatments have been formulated and brought to the consumer. One of such is an Amino Acid Hair Treatment called Argil Therapy by Jean De Perle Paris. Argil Therapy is an all natural keratin treatment that uses amino acids such as l-cystein, keratin, and white clay elements to restructure and repair the hair naturally without the use of chemicals such as formaldehyde, sodium hydroxide, and thio. While these Amino Acid Treatments may seem very similar to Keratin Hair Straightening Treatments, there are few key differences.


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No Harsh Fumes, No Harsh Carcinogens

1.       Just the same as Keratin hair straightening treatments or Brazilian Keratin Treatments, Amino Acid hair treatments need to be sealed in with high heat. However, when ‘sealing’ a Keratin Treatment, it is believed that harsh carcinogens are being released into the air. This can irritate the nose and burn the eyes of the client and the hair stylists. On the other hand, an Amino Acid hair straightening treatment does not produce a noxious gas that irritates the nose and burn the eyes.

Silky, Smooth, Straight Hair

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2.       Depending on how curly your hair naturally is will depend on how straight your it will actually end up. During the keratin treatment application process, the hair is flat ironed at 450 degrees to seal or "lock in" the keratin treatment for several weeks. Keratin hair straightening treatments usually produce a pin straight mane due to the formaldehyde that locks the keratin treatment inside the cuticle. With Argil Therapy's amino acid keratin treatment, natural amino acids and proteins are sealed into the hair cuticle by a flat iron, however the silicones inside argil therapy coats and locks in the amino acids from breaking.



The No Do's or Dont's Hair Treatment 

3.       Most keratin straightening treatments tell you the Do's and Dont's. For example, you cannot wash your hair up to 48 or 72 hours after a keratin treatment. You may not style your hair, or put your it in a pony tail, nor can you highlight or color your hair immediately after a keratin treatment. With Argil Therapy's amino acid straightening treatment, there are no don'ts, just do's. Unlike keratin treatments where their based on formaldehyde to preserve the hair treatment, amino acid straightening treatments are based on acidic proteins that naturally have a pH that is suitable to open the cuticle, implement the amino acids and proteins, and seal the hair bonds. This may encourage slight discoloration of your hair and it is very possible it can become 1 to 2 shades lighter so be sure to color your hair after, not before, if color is what you want.

Be sure to check out Jean De Perle’s Paris after care shampoo and conditioner line to help continue maintain the nutrients to make your  Amino Acid Hair Treatment last several months.


Bio Anti Frizz system by Jean De Perle Paris is sure to meet your needs and clients as well. For any questions, concerns, or extra information, visit Jean De Perle Paris website : website.


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+17 #1 eunice chomi 2012-05-16 18:48
do amino acid straightening treatments work on african kinky hair?
-1 #2 Jen 2012-06-08 16:00
depending on the amino straightening treatment, yes they do! Argil Therapy from jean de perle contains white clay and cysteine which works well without causing anymore damage from traditional relaxers
+7 #3 Celestine 2012-09-02 21:52
can amino acid straightening treatement be used african america hair that has been relaxed.
+17 #4 Denise 2012-11-16 18:28
My hair is type 4b curl will this treatment loosen my curls. I don't want my hair straight. How long does this treatment last?
+6 #5 HAILEY 2013-01-24 21:59
0 #6 argil 2013-01-25 20:38
@Denise: bio anti frizz elements will smooth and straighten the hair, while controlling volume and frizz between 90-100% lasting 3 to 6 months with the use of bio anti frizz shampoo and conditioner.

the new ultimate green argil treatment will remove the frizz and smooth the curl 60-80% lasting 3 months with the use of Ultimate argil organic shampoo and conditioner
-1 #7 argil 2013-01-25 20:43

you can still curl your hair with a curling iron after an argil therapy treatment and if you decide to put your hair in a braid than you must tight secure the braids due to the fact the hair is so soft that it will loosen up from the braid.
0 #8 rita evans 2014-03-27 19:06
since acid normaly close the cuticle.....wha t is the ph in this product?
-1 #9 Jenn 2014-03-27 19:31
@Rita Evans

argil therapy contains a level ph 2
0 #10 Denise 2014-05-28 00:18
Is this product safe for African-america n hair that has been previously chemically relaxed and colored? My last relaxer was March 8th, but I had highlights done May 15, 2014, can i use the product, if so how long should I wait.

Thank you
0 #11 Stacy 2014-06-01 18:44

Argil Therapy is natural and does not contain harsh chemicals so therefore it is safe for african american hair that has been chemically relaxed and colored. it will actually repair any damages caused by your previous relaxer, making your hair smooth, without frizz, and healthy!
+3 #12 Valerie 2014-06-05 13:24
my hair is soft and fine also I just got an relaxer on may 30th. exactly how soon do I need to wait before I can get this treatment done and do you think it will work well on my hair i'm trying to slowly move away from relaxers.
0 #13 Abby 2014-06-08 13:22

You may apply Argil Therapy's amino acid hair straightening system as you wish since there are no time restrictions and no harsh chemicals such as most relaxers and keratin treatments. argil therapy is safe and designed to reconstruct your hair, provide shine and protects hair against chlorine, sun, ammonia, hair coloring, bleaching, and excessive heat from flat irons and blow dryers. this is a great solution for your hair and the healthy way to straighten and remove frizz, Naturally!

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