Japanese hair straightening – the do’s and don’t’s

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Straight, smooth and silky hair is what most of the girls dream their hair to be. It appears astounding and also is fuss free to handle as they don’t get knotted easily.

Many of us try to achieve this by ironing our hair after every hair wash but like everything there is a permanent solution to this as well. One of the most well-known and easily recognizable beauty treatments for the smooth and straight look is thermal reconditioning or Japanese hair straightening.

The Initial Procedure

But before going for the chemical treatment make sure you carefully examine your tresses. As Japanese hair straightening is highly not recommended for thin, colored or damaged hair. Hence an extensive research in a good salon is compulsory.

The concerned person in the parlor would then check on the quality of the hair and recommend the procedure further.

The Procedure

After a thorough check up, the expert would first cleanse your hair with a shampoo to get rid of the grease, if any. Then a protein conditioner will be applied on the complete hair to strengthen it. Once it is applied thoroughly it will be left open for some time and then a cream-based relaxer will be applied thoroughly to soften the hair. Once it is dried, say after 30 minutes or so, then the hair will be rinsed thoroughly.

After this a cream called neutralizer will be applied on each and every strand and kept for about 40 minutes and rinsed off with cold water and then it is ironed carefully. Make sure you do not pin, clip or wash your hair for next 2 days as a slight bend in the hair would leave it that way as the neutralizer which is applied must absorb oxygen to get inside the hair shafts to keep it straight.

Cost Estimation

Japanese hair straightening is generally estimated to be expensive all over due to the strenuous procedure involved and also because of the expensive products involved. The entire procedure might cost an individual from $250 to $400 on an average, depending up on the length of the hair.

The Time-Period

No matter what the length of the hair is or the amount involved the entire procedure, the hair straightening will remain only for duration of 6 to 8 months maximum.

For best results, do not try at home. Swing by a good or professional parlor and also make sure to go for products which are professional and widely used.

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