Posted 11 June 2017 - 06:51 PM
new to the forum today!
I've been looking into SMP for a while now, I am alittle unclear though, I hope someone can help?
I currently wet shave my head with my friendly bic, however I am often left with almighty shiney head that belongs in my local bowling alley.
Ideally I'd prefer to use an electric shaver once I've had the treatment, I'm a little confused as to how the colour matching process works though? my hair colour appears significantly different when left for a day or too opposed to when I freshly shave it.
How will the team match the colour? Do they simply match the colour of my head when it has been shaved? Will it look odd if I grew my hair out for a day or two?
Sorry if this is really stupid question.
Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:10 PM
I shave one direction front to back and downwards at a slight angle at the sides.
Either way you will have to shave every 2 or so days. Which is a non issue
Posted 14 June 2017 - 09:02 PM
actually, i think thats an excelent question, Hedges!!
As fas as I know, at HIS , all "colors" are actually a variation of Blacks or greys. The same ink is used for all "colors", and diluted more or less depending on the intensity desired.
The idea is that all hair of all colors looks like grey dots when it is shaved. The practitioner (PCT) will evaluate your shaved hair, skin tone and other factors and select a shade of ink that they will obtain by diluting that black ink more or less.
They will attempt to match your follicles that are shaved with an electric shaver, which is less close of a shave than a wet shave. Why? because if they match a wet shave , you will be obliged to wet shave every few hours to match existing hair with a very light SMP.
Also, with the electric shave, your follicles appear a bit darker, and the smp can be made a bit darker to match, which gives you a fuller appearance and also allows the hair and SMP to match for more time between shaves, if that makes sense.
The PCT will select a shade at first session, or maybe several, for different parts of scalp, and then will evaluate that shade upon your return for following sessions,, and keep same shade or go lighter or darker as needed. Every scalp retains pigment differently.
A shade 28 is 1 part pigment and 28 parts dilution, and a 32 is 1 part pigment for 32 dilution. So a smaller number represents a darker mix.
sometimes, a 1 is used, for dark african-descent clients, and even then its not dark enough.
As far as shine, all heads can shine when shaved, even the ones with lots of hair. there are several antishines out there, just do a search on this forum!!
best of luck mate, and good on ya for doing your research!
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:28 PM
Everything SMP4ME says is accurate... it doesn't matter what color shade or density of hair you arrive with. The treatment will see your hair reduced to dots, which are then matched with SMP. The density can be increased, a necessity in the region where blending is required at the hairline, wherever that might be. But color is largely an irrelevance that only requires the practitioner to select the correct shade/s of black... even for grey hair (check out the story posted by Bald Ego).
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