Frequently Asked Questions

 

What and Why

What is the Cezanne Perfect Finish Keratin Smoothing Treatment? The Cezanne Perfect Finish Keratin Smoothing Treatment is a transformational, long-lasting and safe salon treatment that brings hair to its ideal, most beautiful condition without damaging or dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde. What kind of results can my clients expect? Cezanne Perfect Finish Keratin Smoothing Treatment will reduce frizz and deliver straighter, smoother, stronger, healthier-looking, more manageable and exquisitely beautiful hair and will last for months. Your clients will love Perfect Finish. Can you provide a “low tech” explanation that I can give to my clients who want to know how Cezanne Perfect Finish works compared to other treatments? Yes. Unlike formaldehyde-based keratin systems that simply coat the hair, Cezanne uses a revolutionary low pH system with similar acidity to lemon juice to open up the cuticle to allow the infusion of a proprietary blend of keratin, botanical extracts and vitamins to enter through the cuticle to the cortex. When heat is applied during the flat iron process, the cuticle is closed and the proprietary blend of keratin, botanical extracts and vitamins are locked into the hair, protecting and smoothing the hair from the inside out. How long will the Cezanne Perfect Finish treatment last? The treatment will last for months. Similar to formaldehyde-based keratin smoothing treatments, the amount of time varies by client hair type, hair texture, and maintenance routine. Can I use Cezanne Perfect Finish on all hair types? Yes. The treatment can be used on any hair type and texture, no matter how coloured, bleached, highlighted or damaged, and even over other chemical treatments such as Japanese straighteners and relaxers. Does this include African hair? Yes, it works great on African hair and can be applied directly over relaxed hair. 
For women who are natural or transitioning, it will reduce the bulk, soften the hair, and define the curls. Cezanne Perfect Finish will reduce frizz and deliver straighter, 
smoother, stronger, healthier-looking, more manageable and exquisitely beautiful hair and will last for months. It is not a lye relaxer and it is not a Japanese straightener and will not deliver identical results. Can Cezanne perfect Finish  be used  on virgin hair? Yes, and since virgin hair is generally extremely resistant to all treatments, we have specific instructions for virgin hair. Can Cezanne Perfect Finish be used on hair extensions? Yes, if they are human hair and as long as the bond is avoided during flat ironing. I understand there are formaldehyde treatments and carbocysteine treatments. What is the Cezanne Perfect Finish Keratin Smoothing Treatment? Cezanne Professional Products has never sold a formaldehyde-based product and we never will. Our company was built with a single purpose: Develop the science to deliver a premium product line that features a long-lasting salon keratin smoothing treatment that will perform at least as well as the Brazilian type keratin treatments, but without damaging or dangerous chemicals – like formaldehyde. We know there is an existing group of products on the market today categorized as carbocysteines. They help to deliver smoother and more manageable hair for clients, without some of the dangerous chemicals. But, because of their formulations and how they work, they often don’t last very long, generally between two weeks and two months – and some have a very unpleasant odour when they are applied. Some require additional complicated steps and additional products within the service for instance, pre treatment products, extra conditioning step and some require an extra rinse. This means you have more stock to carry and more steps to remember.

Ingredients

What are the key ingredients and how does it work? Cezanne Perfect Finish’s proprietary formulation is comprised of a combination of ingredients including sericin, a component of silk. In silk, sericin acts as a cement between fibrous filaments and it acts in a similar fashion in the Cezanne Perfect Finish treatment of human hair. It contains keratin and glyoxyloyl carbocysteine, but unlike carbocysteine systems you may be familiar with, you won’t notice the unpleasant smell. Cezanne Perfect Finish contains glycolic acid, which is well known as an effective exfoliant and moisturiser for the skin. The treatment uses a revolutionary low pH system with similar acidity to lemon juice
 to open up the cuticle to allow the infusion of a proprietary blend of keratin, botanical extracts and vitamins to enter through the cuticle to the cortex replacing lost and damaged protein mass. Because sericin bonds very effectively to the natural keratin in hair and acts as a cement between the strands of keratin proteins, it is able to lock hair into a smoother, straighter shape. When heat is applied during the flat iron process, the cuticle is closed and the proprietary blend of healthy ingredients is locked into the hair, protecting and smoothing the hair from the inside out. What are the vitamins and botanical extracts that are being infused into the hair? Vitamins C, E, B3, B5 and B6; sugar cane, lemon, apple and green tea extracts. One of the ingredients is glycolic acid. Is this safe for the stylists and the client? Glycolic acid is a popular anti-aging ingredient that has been used in the personal care industry for skin care for years. It enhances softness, protection and manageability. What is sericin? Sericin is a natural protein produced by the silk worm, Bombyx mori. It helps protect the hair. Because sericin bonds very effectively to the natural keratin in hair it acts as a cement between the strands of keratin proteins and is able to lock hair into a smoother, straighter shape. What ingredient is there the most of in the Cezane Perfect Finish Treatment? Aloe vera. Does Cezanne Perfect Finish treatment contain carbocysteine? Yes, our ingredient list does include carbocysteine but our process and technology is completely different than carbocysteine products that wash out quickly and have a strong odour. This is a next-generation treatment that uses new technology to deliver the results that clients want, without washing out quickly and without the unpleasant smell of traditional carbocysteine treatments. Cezanne Perfect Finish Keratin Smoothing Treatment is devoid of the unpleasant odour you may be familiar with in performing carbocysteine treatments and produces a longer lasting result.

The Safety

Does it smell bad, give off fumes that make eyes tear up or cause breathing difficulty in the salon? No. There is nothing unpleasant about the salon experience for the stylist, client or anyone else in the salon. No mask or special ventilation is required. Have formaldehyde vapour analysis tests been conducted in a salon setting? Yes. Samples were taken in salons while stylists were using Cezanne Perfect Finish and these samples were tested by an accredited independent laboratory using the test protocols of the US National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH). There was no detectable formaldehyde. Why do I need to wear gloves when doing the treatment? The pH is about the same as lemon juice and like lemon juice the treatment could irritate abrasions on hands and cuticles if gloves were not worn.

Results

How long will the Cezanne Perfect Finish treatment last? The treatment will last for months. Similar to formaldehyde-based keratin smoothing treatments, the amount of time varies by client hair type, hair texture, and maintenance routine. Will a stylist who has used formaldehyde-based keratin smoothing products be happy with Cezanne Perfect Finish? Yes. Stylists have reported that they will never do another formaldehyde treatment again and find it a relief to have no more formaldehyde-related eye and respiratory irritations. Many stylists say it is easier, faster, safer and gives very similar results to formaldehyde-based formulas and will be their new flagship smoothing treatment. Stylists also like the distinct advantages including:
  • Can colour same day before or after treatment
  • There is no waiting period so client can go right from the salon to the gym, swim, wash hair, use pins or pony tails.
  • The hair will still hold a curl.
Many existing formaldehyde-based keratin treatments cause damage to hair after repeated use over time. Is this the same with Cezanne Perfect Finish? Not at all. Cezanne Perfect Finish strengthens your client’s hair and stylists and clients are reporting improved hair texture after using this treatment. Does the Cezanne Perfect Finish Treatment give the same super straight results as a Japanese straightener or lye relaxer? No. It will reduce frizz and deliver straighter, smoother, stronger, healthier-looking, more manageable and exquisitely beautiful hair and will last for months. It is not a lye relaxer and it is not a Japanese straightener and will not deliver identical results. The results achieved are more like a formaldehyde-based keratin treatment, but without formaldehyde and the associated risks. Some clients who previously had formaldehyde-based smoothing treatments complained that their hair was flat and had no volume for a few weeks after the treatment and they were unable to curl it in any way. Is this the same with Cezanne Perfect Finish? Although Cezanne delivers very similar results to these treatments, it does not make the hair flat and still allows the client to put a bend in their hair and achieve voluminous results. How does the Cezanne Perfect Finish treatment compare to the carbocysteine (amino acid) treatments that are currently available? No comparison! If you have used some of these treatments, you know the odour. You don’t get that odour with Cezanne. Most carbocysteine products wash out very quickly, sometimes in just weeks. Cezanne Perfect Finish delivers reduced frizz, straighter, smoother, stronger, healthier-looking more manageable and exquisitely beautiful hair and will last for months.

The Treatment and the Application

Does the Cezanne Perfect Finish Treatment break the bonds like a perm, relaxer or reverse perm? No. When you break down bonds of the hair the way perms and relaxers do, you are permanently restructuring the hair, which often leads to damage long-term, and you will see a line of demarcation until the treated hair grows out. With Cezanne Perfect Finish there is no such line of demarcation and the treatment will wash out over time. It improves the health and strength of the hair and does not break bonds like a perm, relaxer or reverse perm. Does Cezanne Perfect Finish treatment contain carbocysteine? Yes, our ingredient list does include carbocysteine but our process and technology is completely different than carbocysteine products that wash out quickly and have a strong odour. This is a next-generation treatment that uses new technology to deliver the results that clients want, without washing out quickly and without the unpleasant smell of traditional carbocysteine treatments. Cezanne Perfect Finish Keratin Smoothing Treatment is devoid of the unpleasant odour you may be familiar with in performing carbocysteine treatments and produces a longer lasting result. How long does it take to do Cezanne Perfect Finish? Depending on the hair type, texture and length, it should take you about as long as other smoothing treatments, generally anywhere from about 1 1⁄2 to 2 1⁄2 hours. How much product will be used per treatment? The “average” head of hair will take about 2 ounces (60ml). Depending on hair type, texture and length, the amount used may vary. Is it any more difficult to apply than formaldehyde-based keratin treatments? No. Many stylists report it is easier and takes less time to apply. How soon can the hair be washed and how soon before the client can use styling products, go to the gym, or wear ponytails or clips? With Cezanne Perfect Finish the hair can be washed immediately and there are no restrictions to going to the gym, wearing ponytails or clips. Any styling product may be used immediately.
If you have further questions, we’d love to hear from you so please write to us at technical@Cezannehair.com