Just think about all the things you could do ... instead of straightening your hair!
Everyone knows at least
one person who spends way too much time making frizzy, curly,
unruly hair more manageable.
is a new and popular way to get your hair smooth, silky, glossy
and straight with minimal damage, and without the use of harsh
chemicals often found in hair relaxing treatments.
buzz on Japanese hair straightening
hair straightening, or thermal conditioning, has been around
for about a decade now and remains very popular with women AND men who want to avoid the time and effort it takes in managing wavy, kinky, or curly hair. Most often in America, the "Yuko System" of hair straightening is employed, which
actually started in Japan more than 20 years ago by Yuko Yamashita,
the head beautician at a salon in Kyoto, Japan.
long does it take?
for the do-it-yourself crew. It takes a trained and certified
stylist to perform this procedure correctly.
make sure you schedule enought time to complete the process (you might have to hire babysitter, or take the entire day
off of work) because it does take anywhere from four to eight
hours -- depending on the length, thickness and condition of your
hair -- to complete the entire process.
can have it done?
you're Japanese, black, white or Hispanic, who can have this
done is not an ethnic issue. It is a hair type issue. Almost
anyone can benefit from this treatment.
much does it cost?
make the decision, ask a certified beautician for a preliminary
consultation. A test strand can be taken to see if treatment
will work on your hair type. You are going to be spending enough
money, $400-$800 per procedure, that you want to know that you
are going to get the results you want.
a substantial amount of money to spend on a hair treatment but
it only has to be done twice to three times a year depending
on hair growth. Even then, only the newly grown hair will
need to be retreated.