By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the hair straightening procedure developed in Japan that has swept America and made innumerable women eternally thankful to it’s hair-transforming powers. It goes by assorted dissimilar names – Japanese Straightening, Thermal Reconditioning, Straight Perm, and Japanese Straight Perm. So, what precisely may you suppose after a thermal reconditioning service? Well, it’s in truth not one thing short of miraculous, if you choose the right product and stylist.
I had my treatment done at a Japanese salon that specializes in this service. After with regards to six hours of sitting in the salon, being alternately shampooed, heated beneath intense heat lamps, blown out, flat ironed, and then going through the entire procedure again, I emerged from the salon with a exclusively retexturized, smooth and sleek head of hair.
All together, the straightening procedure cost with regards to $750, including a VERY generous tip (I tend to tip too much, I know) and a huge bottle of shampoo and conditioner particularly invented for my new tresses. The going every hour rate is normally $100 for this service I was beneath rigorous instructions to guard my hair from water exposure or any type of moisture, including sweating so working out was out of the question, for the next 72 hours.
I was totally thrilled with my new hair. The light reflected off of it like crazy, and it blew naturally in the breeze, not at all dried out or artificial, like you might suppose after a chemical treatment. It in truth was in the best condition ever, which seemed counter intuitive since it had fundamentally just been through six hours of chemical and heat treatment. Nevertheless, it was perfectly and undeniably true.
I was told I would need to come back for a touch up on the new growth anyplace from 6 months to a year, depending on how straight I wanted it to stay and the rate of hair growth. It is now six months later, and even though it has more body, it is still shiny and smooth. I genuinely like it a little more with a heap of body at the roots. It gives it a little extra lift, and the remaining hair is still straight and manageable.
There are numerous things you want to look out for when searching for a salon that offers thermal reconditioning. First, find out which straightening product they use. There are two major Japanese Straightening Systems which are Liscio, and the second is Yuko. Both are made in Japan. Any others are to be conservatively researched. Second, make sure the technician performing the service has a great deal of experience in the process. Any good salon will provide you with before and after pictures of their work.
Third, be sure to be open and honorable with the stylist with regards to any prior haircoloring or processing, so they may adjust the treatment consequently for the best results. Don’t fall in to the trap of buying pricey shampoos and conditioners like I did (I expended with regards to $85 on shampoo and conditioner).
After Japanese Straightening, you do want to be sure to keep hair protected from the sun and moisturized, so ordinary deep conditioning and an SPF spray or other UV protective hair product is highly recommended. You must wait at least one to two months before coloring your hair after the treatment, depending on your stylist’s recommendations. If you can, go to a stylist who was in truth trained by a top technician at the corporate headquarters for the scheme they use. This assures they have been trained correctly and quintessentially on how to get the best results possible.
What this means for you is a lower danger of getting a “botched” straightening occupation or damaged hair. Do your research. Get online and find the salons in your area that offer the service along with their credentials. After all, you don’t want to waste your hard-earned cash on something that is less than a superior result. The cost of the treatment may be very high, in particular if your hair is exceptionally long or hard to “de-curl”. Typically, the longer and curlier the hair, the longer the routine takes, and the more you will spend.
Bottom line, if your hair is unruly, frizzy, or overly curly and you would like to have low maintenance, hassle free hair that is shiny and straight, the “Japanese Straight Perm” is just the thing for you. I know I will be going back for a second round!
This rich formula of Brazilian cocoa nut oil and keratin proteins to smooth and beef up you curly or wavy tresses. Unique blend of sulphate free product surfactants.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #3207 in Beauty
- Size: 13
- Brand: Organix
- Published on: 2011-12-30
- Ingredients: Dl Water (Aqua), Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Dimethicone Copolyol, Cocamide DEA, Glycol Distearate, Hydrolyzed Keratin (Protein), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Parfum, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Leaf) Extract, Panthenol, Polyquaternium 11, DMDM Hydantoin, Cetyl Alcohol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, PEG-23M, Blue 1, Red 40, Yellow 5.
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 6.00″ h x 3.90″ w x 2.00″ l, .81 pounds
- Unique blend of sulfate free surfactants
- Safe for color treated hair
- Smoothes the cuticle for straight, strong tresses
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful.
As someone with naturally wavy, almost curly hair, I am always on the lookout for products to keep my hair smooth. With my hair being color treated (bleach and low-lights) I also look for products that will keep my hair soft, minimize breakage and not affect my color. This product line exceeded my expectations. Because I am licensed, I normally only buy professional products. I tried this because it is NOT tested on animals and sadly most professional products ARE. I live in the South where it’s quite humid…This kept the frizzies under control. I noticed I could run my fingers through my hair after shampooing and before applying the conditioner. Normally, I have to use conditioner to be able to do this. For what it’s worth, my fiance noticed that my hair was smoother and said it smelled wonderful…Wanting to know if I had tried the new mango/citrus shampoo and conditioner I had bought. Hours and hours later, he said my hair still smelled really nice. Most products don’t linger this long, but I like when they do. I also did not have to apply hair smoothing cream like I normally do…Just a little leave-in conditioner and my hair dried with some really nice waves in it. If you have curly or dry hair, definitely try these products. And, you can’t beat the price.
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful.
Hawaii for your Head
By Leah M. Brown
Using this shampoo is like taking a head-trip to Hawaii. Inhaling the rich, sweet coconut milk scent of this shampoo reminds ms of a splendid, sunny day I spent on Waikiki, slathering Hawaiian Tropics all over my skin and thinking of absolutely nothing but the sun, sand, and surf. Everytime I lather this creamy, milky shampoo into my hair, I forget I am standing in a freezing bathroom in Alaska and slip into a delicious fantasy of me bathing in a waterfall in Kauai!
There is one warning about this shampoo though: it cleanses your hair like a clarifying shampoo. It leaves your hair very clean but a tad on the dry side like when you use a clarifying shampoo. I use a great conditioner from Aveda – one that has a coconut, grapefruit scent and it works great.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
Don’t get fooled by the name of the company – Organix.
DISODIUM LAURETH-3 (skin & eyes IRRITANT)
SULFOSUCCINATE (SOMETIMES USED AS PESTICIDE
Cocamidopropyl BETAINE: POTENTIAL allergen
Dimethicone: silicone oil
alcohol: no comment
Stearate Dmdm hydantoin
Make informed choices. Check cosmetics ingredients on the EWG’s skin deep website.
Bad for your- bad for your hair.
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