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Can I use a curling iron on my hair after permanent hair straightening?

February 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It is highly recommended that you do not wash, kink or curl your hair for the first 72 hours after having permanent straightening done. After this waiting period it is said that curling your hair is fine although I have read that many women who have chosen to curl their hair after this straightening process have been left with some permanent ‘kinks’ as well as many have found that their hair will not hold the curl or waves for very long.

If you have a special event coming up and would like to have some curls or waves it is suggested that you go back to your stylist who did the straightening and discuss with them about having your hair curled. Your stylist should have the right styling products and tools to help you achieve your desired look without leaving any permanent kinks or curl.

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This permanent straightening process is also known as Japanese Hair Straightening, Re-bonding, Japanese Straight Perm, Thermal Reconditioning, Thermal Reconstruction, and Ionic Straightening.

Japanese Hair Straightening

January 9, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Japanese Hair straightening, also known as Thermal Reconditioning, is a hair treatment which uses heat to restructure the hair making it straight and free of kinks and curl. Now, like with any type of permanent hair treatment there are benefits as well as drawbacks. So if you are undecided take a look at the charts below to help determine if Japanese Hair Straightening is for you.

Benefits

  • Long lasting results – from 4-9 months
  • Leaves hair silky smooth, shiny and straight
  • Reduces Frizz

Drawbacks

  • Expensive – you are looking at anywhere from approx $350 – $1500. This depends on a few factors such as; the Salon, length of hair, time it takes to apply the treatment.
  • Upkeep/more cost – touch ups about every 4-6 months depending on how quickly your hair grows, your hair type and tightness of curl. It is highly recommended that you use specifically designed after care products.
  • Time Consuming – Again, depending on the length, type and curl of your hair it can take anywhere from 3+ hours.

So it really depends from person to person on weather or not this treatment is for you. Some may rather stick to using there hair straightner and enjoy the benefits of being able to go curly or straight and with out the hassle of on going cost and touch ups. However Japanese hair straightening is a great option for those who find a hair iron just doesn’t work on their hair type or is too time consuming.

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