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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Japanese Hair Straightening: Things To Consider Before Getting It Done

Japanese Hair Straightening, as the name suggests is a chemical process that can make the curliest hair straight. In simple words women with curly hair who crave for straight hair must consider Japanese Hair Straightening.
Primarily started in Japan as a smoothing plus conditioning treatment, the Japanese Hair Straightening procedure promotes permanent alteration in the structure of the hair. In this procedure, the cyctine protein bond of hair gets loosened and is reshaped by straightening of hair cells.

The entire procedure of Japanese Hair Straightening involves numerous steps that vary as per the length and texture of your hair. It is generally a long and time consuming procedure which takes no less than six to eight hours depending on the length of your hair. That’s not all; Japanese Hair Straightening requires another hour or so for the next follow-up session after three days of getting the treatment done. This straightening lasts for at least 6 or 7 months.

Also referred as Japanese straight perm, thermal reconditioning or straight perm, Japanese Hair Straightening is the most popular technique among hair straightening methods. The biggest benefit about Japanese straightening is that your hair gets a rich natural texture even after being processed by all sorts of chemicals and immense heat for such a long time. During the process a pre-conditioner is applied to prevent your hair from any damage, which is followed by a hair relaxer and ironing.
The Japanese Hair Straightening is expensive and is sure to burn a hole in your pocket. But once you try this procedure, you will surely get tempted to get it done all over again. The treated hair looks not only great but also becomes easily manageable; however the new growth will be of a consistency similar to your original hair. You can very well repeat the procedure for the new growth as well.

Things to Consider before Japanese Permanent Straightening:

Japanese hair straightening, no doubt is a great styling option for styling, but you need to consider some factors before getting it done.
1. Once you get your hair straightened permanently, you cannot try different looks, such as curls as this may cause damage to your newly treated hair.  Hence if you are fond of trying new looks all the time, then it s recommended to avoid Japanese Hair Straightening at the first place.
2. Also avoid straightening, if your hair has undergone any intensive chemical treatments, such as coloring, and bleaching, as your hair may be prone to great amount of damage. There are chances that your scalp may get irritated resulting into immense hair loss. Therefore, conduct a strand test in case of doubts, to see how your hair reacts to chemicals.
3. The type of your hair is the most important factor to be considered before Japanese Hair Straightening. If you have African curls, then Japanese Hair Straightening is not the treatment to be considered, as strong chemicals can be devastating for such delicate tresses. Also the treatment exposes the hair to heat for longer duration, which can cause lots of damage to the hair. African hair can be straightened using hair relaxing treatment, which is far gentler on the mane.
4. However once you get Japanese Hair Straightening, you have to make sure that your hair is protected from sun and is properly moisturized. Hence treat your newly straightened hair with deep conditioning hair on a regular basis. If you want to color your hair, then you will have to wait for at least one to two months after the treatment.

Some experts do claim that Japanese Hair Straightening treatment is not harmful; however you need to remember that any procedure that has the potential to alter your hair’s natural structure cannot be safe. Last but not the least; get the Japanese Hair Straightening done by a well known and experienced stylist if you don’t want to have any awful experiences.

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