Cosmetology State Board Exam Trivia

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Which hair portion absorbs chemical wave solution faster?

Answer: Where hair porosity is greatest
Hair porosity refers to the ability of hair to absorb and retain moisture and chemicals. When it comes to a chemical wave solution, the portion of hair with the highest porosity will absorb the solution faster compared to other areas. This is because high porosity hair has a more open cuticle layer, allowing the solution to penetrate more easily. Therefore, the correct answer is where hair porosity is greatest.

How is the hair if the cuticle is slightly raised and accepts color products easily?

Answer: Normal
If the cuticle is slightly raised and accepts color products easily, it indicates that the hair is in a healthy condition. The cuticle is the outermost layer of the hair shaft and acts as a protective barrier. When the cuticle is raised, it allows color products to penetrate easily, resulting in better color absorption. This is typically seen in normal hair, which is neither too fine nor too coarse. Resistant hair would have a tightly closed cuticle, making it difficult for color products to penetrate. Fine hair would have a very thin cuticle, while coarse hair would have a thick and rough cuticle.

How should the hair be before giving a chemical wave?

Answer: It should be analyzed and shampooed
Before giving a chemical wave, the hair should be analyzed and shampooed. This is important because analyzing the hair helps to determine its condition and the appropriate products and techniques to use during the chemical wave process. Shampooing the hair beforehand removes any dirt, oil, or product buildup, ensuring that the chemicals can penetrate the hair effectively. This step also helps to create a clean and healthy foundation for the chemical wave, resulting in better results and minimizing potential damage to the hair.

What is advisable to give if you want to add strength and body to damaged hair?

Answer: Conditioning treatment
A conditioning treatment is advisable to give if you want to add strength and body to damaged hair. Conditioning treatments are designed to nourish and moisturize the hair, providing it with the necessary nutrients to repair and strengthen the damaged strands. These treatments can help restore the hair's natural moisture balance, improve elasticity, and add body and volume to the hair. By using a conditioning treatment, you can effectively improve the overall health and appearance of damaged hair.

How often should a foot spa be cleaned?

Answer: After each use
Cleaning a foot spa after each use helps ensure that it remains a safe and relaxing experience. Regular cleaning also extends the lifespan of the spa and keeps it in optimal condition for future use. Neglecting to clean the foot spa regularly can lead to the growth of harmful bacteria, which can cause infections and other foot-related issues. 

What will it do if a temporary color rinse is applied to normal hair?

Answer: Coat the cuticle layer
If a temporary color rinse is applied to normal hair, it will coat the cuticle layer. This means that the color rinse will create a layer on the outermost part of the hair shaft, which is the cuticle. This coating will temporarily change the color of the hair without penetrating deeper layers such as the medulla.

Why is it necessary to apply an antiseptic to tweezed areas during arching?

Answer: To avoid infection
Applying an antiseptic to tweezed areas during arching is necessary to avoid infection. When tweezing, the hair follicles are being pulled out, creating tiny open wounds on the skin. These open wounds can easily become a breeding ground for bacteria, leading to infections. By applying an antiseptic, it kills or inhibits the growth of bacteria, reducing the risk of infection and promoting proper healing of the skin.

It is necessary to use a conditioner-filler during a chemical relaxer retouch service? Why?

Answer: Because it helps even the porosity.
Using a conditioner-filler during a chemical relaxer retouch service is necessary because it helps even the porosity of the hair. Porosity refers to the hair's ability to absorb and retain moisture, and uneven porosity can lead to uneven results during the relaxer process. The conditioner-filler helps to fill in any gaps or inconsistencies in the hair shaft, ensuring that the relaxer is applied and processed evenly. This helps to achieve a more uniform and consistent result, resulting in smoother and more manageable hair.

What manicure is suggested for dry cuticles and brittle nails?

Answer: Oil
Oil is suggested for dry cuticles and brittle nails because it helps to moisturize and nourish the cuticles and nails, improving their condition. Oil can penetrate the skin and nails, providing hydration and preventing further dryness and brittleness. Regular use of oil can help to strengthen the nails and promote healthy cuticles.

Where are nerves and blood vessels found?

Answer: Nail bed
Nerves and blood vessels are found in the nail bed. The nail bed is the area beneath the nail plate where the nail is attached to the skin. It is rich in blood vessels and nerve endings, which provide nourishment and sensation to the nail.

What tendency does the hair have during the processing time in chemical waving?

Answer: To expand
During the processing time in chemical waving, the hair tends to expand. This is because the chemical solution used in the process breaks down the protein bonds in the hair, allowing it to be reshaped. As the bonds are broken, the hair becomes more flexible and expands, allowing it to take on the desired shape or curl.

It is made of cells, blood, calcium carbonate, and calcium phosphate?

Answer: Bones
Bones are made up of cells, blood vessels, and minerals such as calcium carbonate and calcium phosphate. These minerals give bones their strength and hardness. Nerves, on the other hand, are not made up of cells, blood, or these specific minerals. Teeth also contain calcium phosphate, but they do not have blood vessels or cells. Tendons are made up of collagen fibers and do not contain cells, blood, or these minerals. Therefore, bones are the only option that fits all the given components.

Disulfide bonds are broken by the:

Answer: Chemical wave solution
Chemical wave solutions are used in hair perming processes to break the disulfide bonds in the hair. These bonds are responsible for the hair's natural shape and structure. By breaking the disulfide bonds, the hair can be reshaped and styled into a new form. Shampooing, winding, and neutralizing solutions do not typically involve the use of chemicals that can break disulfide bonds.

Which are tint removers designed to remove?

Answer: Artificial pigment
Tint removers are specifically designed to remove artificial pigment from the hair. This means that they are effective in removing hair dyes or colorants that have been applied to the hair. These products work by breaking down the artificial color molecules, allowing them to be washed out of the hair. Tint removers are not intended to remove natural pigment, temporary colors, or conditioner build-up.

A client with ____________ nail conditions should be referred to a physician:

Answer: Onychomycosis
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nails that can cause discoloration, thickening, and crumbling of the nails. It is a more serious condition compared to the other options listed. Blue nails can be a sign of poor circulation or a lung disorder, white spots can be caused by trauma or a fungal infection, and onychophagy refers to nail-biting. However, onychomycosis requires medical attention and treatment from a physician.

Scalp manipulations should not be performed when _________________.

Answer: Abrasions are present.
Scalp manipulations should not be performed when abrasions are present because the act of manipulating or massaging the scalp can further irritate or worsen the existing abrasions. Abrasions are open wounds on the skin, and any kind of manipulation can introduce bacteria or cause bleeding, leading to infection or further damage. It is important to allow the abrasions to heal before performing any scalp manipulations to ensure the safety and well-being of the individual.

The shortest processing time in chemical waving is usually required for which type of hair?

Answer: Lightened
Lightened hair requires the shortest processing time in chemical waving because it has already undergone a chemical process to lighten the color. The hair cuticles are more porous and receptive to chemical treatments, allowing for faster and more effective processing. Fine, coarse, and resistant hair types may require longer processing times as they are less porous and may require more time for the waving solution to penetrate and reshape the hair structure.

What may frequent shampooing with highly alkaline shampoo cause the hair to become?

Answer: Dry
Frequent shampooing with highly alkaline shampoo can cause the hair to become dry. Alkaline shampoos have a high pH level, which can strip the hair of its natural oils and moisture. This can lead to dryness, brittleness, and breakage of the hair strands. It is important to use a shampoo that is pH balanced and suitable for your hair type to maintain its health and moisture.

What is it necessary to tinting lightened hair back to its natural shade?

Answer: Apply a filler
When hair is lightened, it loses its natural pigments, resulting in a lighter shade. To tint lightened hair back to its natural shade, it is necessary to apply a filler. A filler helps to restore the missing pigments and create a base for the natural shade to adhere to. This process ensures that the hair color appears more natural and even. Softening the hair, using a color rinse, or stripping the hair shaft are not necessary steps in tinting lightened hair back to its natural shade.

What should be done to protect a sensitive scalp during a relaxer treatment?

Answer: Apply a protective base.
To protect a sensitive scalp during a relaxer treatment, it is important to apply a protective base. This is because a relaxer treatment involves the use of chemicals that can be harsh on the scalp and cause irritation or burns. Applying a protective base creates a barrier between the scalp and the relaxer, minimizing the risk of damage. It is not necessary to use a mild shampoo or apply a conditioner during the relaxer treatment, as their main purpose is to cleanse and condition the hair, not protect the scalp. Using an astringent on the scalp is also not recommended, as it can further irritate the sensitive skin.
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