Japanese Hair Straightening is also called Thermal Reconditioning. It is one of the very popular techniques in hair straightening. But you have to think twice about it before having it done.
It originates in Japan during the late 90’s. The chemical products used in the process are US made Bio Ionics, Liscio and Yuko.
The treatment can last from 3 to 6 hours. It involves a lot of steps with prices that range from $300 to $1500 depending on the salon you visit.
Take note that a cheaper price would raise a few red flags. This is because the quality of the chemicals used or the expertise of the stylist according to the experts may be compromised.
Consequently, you will have permanent straight hair. However, any new growth of hair after 4 to 6 months should also be treated. Usually, the cost is close to the amount of the original treatment. The process is more time-consuming. It involves straightening of hair closer to the roots.
Since the chemicals and techniques used will not have the capacity to curl the treated hair, you should take this into consideration ahead of time.
Furthermore, there is a growing concern from many stylists that thermal reconditioning may ultimately not become the ideal hair straightening solution.
According to experts, at least 80% of people who have the treatment are not actually good candidates for some reasons:
Any recent chemical processes performed on your hair such as hair relaxing, hair coloring or bleaching can result to serious problems such as breakage and hair loss. These problems will occur especially if you opt to have the treatment done. Initially, a hair strand test is performed in order to determine if your hair will accept the chemicals. In case the salon will not provide a strand test, then you might have to reconsider who to trust your hair with.