FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Any kind of previously chemically treated hair, as long as the scalp and hair are healthy enough to receive professional salon services.
No, these treatments are low pH (acidic) products that do not soften and swell the hair shaft or break the natural disulfide bonds of the hair, like high pH (alkaline) relaxers and straighteners do.
Color should be done BEFORE the Original, Chocolate, and Advanced formulas. Color should be done AFTER the Soft Treatment and Soft Chocolate Treatment.
If using the Original, Chocolate, or Advanced formulas, you have to wait at least 2 to 3 weeks. If using Soft Treatment or Soft Chocolate Treatment, the hair can be colored at any time after the service is done.
Yes, as long as the scalp and hair are healthy enough to receive professional salon services and the necessary precautions are taken with regard to temperature and the use of the Magic Tape®. See Step-by-Step instructions for use.
Yes, but the results won’t last as long as a treatment performed on previously colored or chemically treated hair.
Yes, however, we recommend that teenagers under the age of eighteen (18) should produce verifiable parental consent.
Original – after 4 days
Chocolate – after 3 days
Advanced – rinse same day – shampoo after 1 day
Soft and Soft Chocolate Treatment– same day
Immediately following completion of the Soft and Soft Chocolate Treatments, yes; with all other treatment varieties, as shown in item 8 above.
10. What should clients do if their hair gets wet during the 3 to 4 day development period (as required by treatment variety)?
Blow dry the section of hair immediately and/or use a flat iron to re-straighten.
Following the first shampoo after the 3 to 4 day development period, or sooner as per treatment variety, the client can swim in both the ocean and/or a chlorinated pool. We strongly recommend use of Marcia Teixeira® Keratin Leave-in Spray to help minimize absorption of salt and chlorine. Both substances will shorten the longevity of treatment results.
NOTE: Clients should always rinse their hair with clear water in between getting in and out of the water and should never sit in the sun with salt or chlorine residue left on the hair.
Results will last from 6 weeks to 5 months depending upon the treatment variety and the client’s home maintenance habits.
Marcia Teixeira® shampoos and conditioners are sulfate free, offer UV protection, have added keratin to help reinforce the strength and elasticity of hair, and are specially formulated to provide long lasting results. We strongly recommend the use of all Marcia Teixeira® home care products to make your results last as long as possible.
14. Should a touch-up be done on my next visit or should the treatment be redone from roots to ends?
All treatment varieties should be repeated from roots to ends.
All Marcia Teixeira® Treatments are safe to repeat as frequently as desired, based on the client’s needs and choice.
Hair should be cut after the completion of any treatment because that is the time when any imperfections in length or over processed ends will be most visible.
17. Can hair spray, gel, mousse, or any other hair products be used on my hair during the 3 or 4 day development period?
NO! Don’t apply any products to your hair during the 3 to 4 day development period. Even after that, use caution as many of these products contain alcohols or other ingredients that can strip moisture from the hair and shorten the longevity of your results.
No. Formaldehyde is a dry gas, so it is not physically possible for it to be a cosmetic ingredient. Formaldehyde IS NOT a cosmetic ingredient.
Our newest treatment formulas, Soft and Soft Chocolate Treatments are completely free of formaldehyde producing ingredients. Our Original, Chocolate and Advanced Treatments contain methylene glycol, which does produce a trace level of formaldehyde gas when heated. The amount of formaldehyde gas produced is substantially BELOW OSHA standards for safe exposure.