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WHAT IS JAPANESE STYLE HAIR STRAIGHTENING? 150 150 Crystal

WHAT IS JAPANESE STYLE HAIR STRAIGHTENING?

Milbon Liscio Hair Straightening is an innovative technique from Japan to make frizzy, curly or wavy hair straight while preserving the hair’s health. In the past, people were concerned that if they straightened their hair, they would damage it significantly, and this was true. It is not true any more. Hair can be straightened much more effectively with the Japanese techniques with much less damage to the hair.

Japanese Hair Straightening typically will improve the hair’s feel, softness and shine while making it more manageable!

The Straightening is performed as follows:

1. Assessing the hair type and condition.
2. Washing the hair.
3. Applying protein to the hair, if necessary for the particular customer and hair type. (small extra charge for this procedure, if you don’t do this when necessary, you could end up with a less than satisfactory result, the stylist will tell you if this is necessary or not in your consultation)
4. Applying Solution #1 (this cuts the hair’s “Cystine Bonds” – the bonds that hold curl or wave patterns).
5. Testing to see when the hair is ready to have Solution #1 rinsed out.
6. Rinsing the hair.
7. Eliminating some excess moisture in the hair (blow-drying to a certain point).
8. Ironing the hair in extremely small sections with a special Japanese 9. Straightening Iron that reaches temperatures of 180 degrees Celsius. Don’t worry, this will not damage your hair unnecessarily. Applying Solution #2 to the hair after ironing is completed.
10. Rinsing the hair and conditioning.
11. Drying the hair and applying a flat iron to remove excess moisture if necessary.

HOW TO KEEP HAIR STRAIGHT AFTER STRAIGHTENING? 150 150 Crystal

HOW TO KEEP HAIR STRAIGHT AFTER STRAIGHTENING?

Avoid the use of hair ties for 72 hours so that you do not risk denting the your hair after straightening it. Also do not shampoo for 72 hours after straightening it. After 72 hours use the Milbon shampoo specially formulated for restructured hair. As new growth from your scalp comes in schedule touchups once or twice a year.

HOW LONG WILL THE JAPANESE HAIR STRAIGHTENING LAST? 150 150 Crystal

HOW LONG WILL THE JAPANESE HAIR STRAIGHTENING LAST?

Treated hair will remain straight forever and will not become curly or wavy again. New growth that appears in the months following the Straightening will need to be Straightened again. New growth usually needs to be straightened 3 to 6 months after the initial straightening.

WHAT KIND OF HAIR IS SUITABLE FOR JAPANESE HAIR STRAIGHTENING? 150 150 Crystal

WHAT KIND OF HAIR IS SUITABLE FOR JAPANESE HAIR STRAIGHTENING?

Most hair types, except hair that is too fragile as it cannot withstand the heat.

WHAT WILL MY HAIR LOOK LIKE AFTER THE STRAIGHTENING? 150 150 Crystal

WHAT WILL MY HAIR LOOK LIKE AFTER THE STRAIGHTENING?

Your hair will be straight, shinier and will feel soft and silky.

WILL I STILL NEED TO BLOW-DRY MY HAIR AFTER STRAIGHTENING? 150 150 Crystal

WILL I STILL NEED TO BLOW-DRY MY HAIR AFTER STRAIGHTENING?

Sometimes yes, but just to get the moisture out. This usually takes about 4 to 5 minutes instead of 45 minutes!  Some people will not need to blow-dry at all.  In most cases, you will not need to brush.

WHEN I GET THE NEW GROWTH RETREATED, WOULD THEY DO ALL THE HAIR AGAIN? 150 150 Crystal

WHEN I GET THE NEW GROWTH RETREATED, WOULD THEY DO ALL THE HAIR AGAIN?

No, just the new growth and the transition between Straightened and new growth is treated.  The other hair is protected by using oil or conditioner so the solution will not saturate into the previously straightened hair.  If there is still curl or wave in the previously treated hair or more than 4 month after previous hair straightening, special solution will be applied, but for a shorter period of time.

Crystallizing special solution is designed for treated hair, and this will give more protein to your hair to refresh previous hair straightening.  Also we will iron the whole hair again, or otherwise the transition between will have unwanted line.  Note: the retouch is often more difficult to perform, so it is strongly recommended that you go back to the same stylist as before or find someone better if you were not happy with your first straightening!

I HAVE COLOR IN MY HAIR. WILL THAT MATTER? 150 150 Crystal

I HAVE COLOR IN MY HAIR. WILL THAT MATTER?

Tints and semi-permanent hair color that deposits color are not usually any problem at all.  If you have had your hair dyed black in the past, please let your Stylist know as this can sometimes cause problems.

CAN I STILL GET JAPANESE HAIR STRAIGHTENING EVEN IF I HAVE HIGHLIGHTS? 150 150 Crystal

CAN I STILL GET JAPANESE HAIR STRAIGHTENING EVEN IF I HAVE HIGHLIGHTS?

Highlights can be very tricky.  When hair is highlighted, usually bleach is involved.  This can make the timing judgement very difficult because some hairs are lightened right next to hair that is not lightened.  Therefore the hair may process faster where highlights are present and need much more time where the hair is dark and unprocessed.  In order not to over process the light hair, the solution should be to rinse out and the darker, healthier hair may not take.  A prior consultation with your stylist is strongly recommended to determine whether Japanese Hair Straightening will be a applicable for those with highlighted hair.

CAN I STILL GET JAPANESE HAIR STRAIGHTENING EVEN IF MY HAIR HAS BEEN BLEACHED? 150 150 Crystal

CAN I STILL GET JAPANESE HAIR STRAIGHTENING EVEN IF MY HAIR HAS BEEN BLEACHED?

Usually not.  The highlights often contain bleach so it is imperative you see your stylist before the Straightening.  They may want to take some hairs of you and test them to make sure it will work well without any surprise.  Any good stylists should be happy to perform a test strand.