The Benefits Of a Japanese Thermal Straightening
The process has many benefits. The noticeable one is the sleek, frizz free look. Other benefits is its likely to save time each day on not having to fight to dry, wavy or curly hair with a blow dryer and brush. Hair that has been straightened by thermal reconditioning is much quicker to dry. You are also saved from the hassle of fighting frizz from humidity or physical activity.
The Japanese hair straightening process is extensive. It takes at least 3 to 4 hours and up to 8 hours depending on the length, thickness, and condition of the hair being treated.
Due to the risks involved with the process (you are making a permanent change to your hair, or at least to the hair that is on you head at the time of the procedure), all professional stylists will meet for a consultation before scheduling you for thermal reconditioning. This is a crucial step as not all hair types can be helped by this technique.
If you are confirmed as a good candidate, the actual straightening process will begin with a shampoo and partial drying.
3) Solution is Applied
Unless you have a history of hair coloring or other chemical treatments, the solution or activator will be applied to your hair after the shampooing and will be given time to process. A strand test will be used to determine when your hair is ready to proceed.
If you pass the strand test, the hair will be rinsed, conditioner and heat protector will be applied, and it will be ironed at very precise temperatures.
5) Neutralizer is Applied
A neutralizer is then applied and left on in order to stabilize the balance of the pH.
6) Blow Drying
More conditioner and heat protectant are then applied before a final blow drying. For a more detailed step by step description of the process.
Immediately following the procedure, you will have to keep your hair dry and free from all kinks for 48 to 72 hours. This means no ponytail holders, hair clips, hats, or combs of any kind. During this time there may still be chemical residue inside the shaft of the individual hairs. Pressure on the hair could cause a bend that will not go away. Even tucking and leaving hair behind the ear could result in a distortion.
Hair Styles that Will Benefit the Most From a Japanese Thermal Straightening:
Certain types of hair will benefit the most from Japanese hair straightening, and some types should not even consider the process. In general, this procedure is a good fit for those with loose curls or wavy hair who are tired of fighting their hair with a flat iron every day.
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