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T - ZONE
The forehead, nose and chin areas, which tend to be oilier than the cheeks.

TAN
When your skin is damaged by exposure to the UVA and UVB rays of the sun, its reaction is to produce more melanin as an attempt to protect itself against further damage. Melanocytes (produce Melanin) float within the epidermis and donít migrate to the top. Melanin is a brown colored protein that helps determine the color of our skin. The Melanin that the melanocytes make finds its way into the keratinocytes (the cells containing the keratin) as they make their way up to the surface. The melanocytes produce more melanin when we are exposed to the sun. The result of this is a tan.

TARGETED FAT REDUCTION
Metabolising stubborn fat deposits, typically in the lower body, using methods such as Eporex mesotherapy (targetted fat reduction)

TEA TREE OIL
Tea tree oil is an extraction from the Melaleuca tree. Tea tree oil should not be confused with tea oil, the sweet seasoning and cooking oil from pressed seeds of the tea plant (drinking tea) Camellia sinensis or the tea oil plant Camellia oleifera. (Cajeput)

TELOGEN
The resting phase in the hair cycle.

TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM
Hairshafts are produced by follicles within the skin in all but few locations viz: palms soles, lips, eyelids, backs of distal phalanges and parts of the external genitalia. Each productive hair follicle provides hairshafts throughout the life of the person. Some follicles may intermittently produce vellus or terminal hairshafts.

TEMPORARY COLOR
A hair color formula that lasts only until you shampoo your hair.

TERMINAL HAIRS
Are coarse, pigmented or non-pigmented, exist on the scalp and gain length at a rate of 1-2cm per month during a cyclical life of up to 10 years.

TESTOSTERONE
A predominantly male hormone which promotes the development of male characteristics.

TEXTURIZER
A texturizer is a mild relaxing treatment. Instead of causing the hair to be íbone straight,í this chemical treatment is left on for a shorter period of time. The idea is to slightly relax the natural curl in African hair so that itís more manageable and with proper maintenance, one can mimic curly styles.

THERMAL PROCESS
Temporarily straightening the hair with a heated iron.

THREAD VEIN
See broken capillaries (thred vein, thread vain, thred vain)

TONE
Distribution of ashen and warm pigments, visual effect of gold or ash in the hair.

TOPICALLY
Means to apply directly onto the scalp.

TOURMALINE
"Tourmaline is a crystal silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline gem stones come in a wide variety of colors. The name comes from the Sinhalese word ""turamali"" or ""toramalli"", which applied to different gemstones found in Sri Lanka. Crystals of tourmaline when heated exhibit electric polarity which in turn helps the ionic effect"

TRACK
Parting or a cornrow that establishes the placement pattern of wefts or strand additions.

TRACTION ALOPECIA
This refers to hair loss which occurs due to traction being placed on hair. Traction alopecia is commonly seen with braids, pony tails and other hairstyles which cause tension on the scalp.

TRANSLUCENT
Allows some light to pass through.

TREATMENT
A treatment is used in between Shampoo and Conditioner to put protein back into the hair. You should leave the treatment in your hair for approximately 5 minutes before using your conditioner. Youíll be able to find a treatment designed for your hair type.

TRICHOPTILOSIS
"Trichoptilosis is the ""splitting of hairs at the ends,"" according to Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary, 21st edition, 1968. Often referred to as ""split ends."" Comes from the Greek root ""tricho"" meaning hair and ""ptilosis"" meaning ""falling out of the eyelashes."" Also called ""schizotrichia.""

TRICHOTILLOMANIA
This form of hair loss is caused by pulling out oneís own hair, usually without realising it.

TRICLOSAN
Is effective against most bacteria occurring on the skin.