The art of Japanese hair straightening is one of the most effective hair straightening methods to date. This method of hair straightening is different from relaxers because it’s permanent and offers greater benefits to your hair. Unfortunately, the price of a Japanese hair straightener can be extremely expensive and out of reach of most people seeking a treatment. So, is this method of straightening worth the money?
This hair straightening method is also known as thermal reconditioning, straight perm, and yuko hair straightening. Unlike relaxers, which is a one step process, the japanese hair straightener is done after 4 processes. The procedure can take anywhere from 1 hour to 8 hours, but usually takes 3 to 5 hours to be completed. The more thick, curlier, or longer your hair is, the longer the whole process will take. A shampoo is started followed by a protection solution. Then a hair test and then the chemicals will be applied. After a couple rinses it’s topped with a protein mask and then small sections of the hair is ironed.
Now I have done this treatment on my clients but it’s really only for the rich. I have a lot of people who want to get it done but change their mind because of the cost. The Japanese hair straightener is a four step process that can take hours and give you permanent results and that’s why it’s so pricey. However, the only alternative is to use the best hair straightener; the trick is to get the right straightener for your hair, as most straighteners lack the sleek straight look most people are looking for.