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Your Japanese Hair Straightening Questions, Our Straight Answers

What is Japanese hair straightening?

Japanese Hair Straightening also known as:

  • Thermal Reconditioning
  • Japanese Straightening
  • Japanese Perm
  • Japanese Straight Perm
  • Permanent Hair Straightening
  • Straight Perm
  • Ionic Retexturizing
  • Thermal Restructuring
  • Rebonding
  • Thermal Reconstruction
  • TR

Japanese hair straightening is a very innovative technique originated from Japan to make frizzy, curly, or wavy hair pin-straight while preserving the health of your hair.

Soon after the very first Japanese hair straightening system became very popular in Japan and then Hollywood, many other hair beauty companies saw the potential and produced similar products of their own. Today, there are many competing Japanese hair straightening systems such as LISCIO, YUKO System™, CHI Transformation System™, Bio Ionic™, and Thermal Str8™.

In my opinion, none of those "similar" Japanese hair straightening systems are comparable to LISCIO hair straightening system. (see the comparisons of different hair straightening systems) Almost always, LISCIO Thermal Reconditioning will improve your hair's feel, softness and shine while making it completely manageable!

How long will the Japanese Thermal Reconditioning last?

Whatever gets treated will remain straight from 9 months to 1 year. Most people claim it will last forever, however, new growth need to be retreated.

When do I get the new growth retreated?

The new growth usually needs to be treated about 6 months to 1 year after the initial treatment. The faster your hair grows, the sooner your new growth need to be retreated.

What kind of hair is suitable for Japanese hair straightening?

Almost every hair type works great for Japanese hair straightening:

  • Caucasian hair
  • African American hair
  • Asian hair
  • Bi-racial hair
  • Latin hair
  • Middle Eastern hair
  • Norwegian hair
  • all other hair types that haven't been mentioned here

But regardless of your hair type, be sure to get your hair properly tested by your stylist before the treatment.

What will my hair look like after the treatment?

Your hair will be pin-straight and will feel incredibly soft and silky with more shine. Furthermore, you will be able to easily style your hair in many ways that you can't do with curly or wavy hair.

Will I still need to blow-dry my hair after the treatment?

You will not need to blow-dry your hair at all unless you just want to get the moisture out quickly. This usually takes about 4 to 5 minutes instead of 45 minutes for curly or wavy hair.

How much does Japanese hair straightening or similar hair straightening system cost?

All Japanese hair straightening systems typically start at $300 and up to $500 depending hair length, thickness, amount of chemical processing present, and of course, the stylist's experience in Japanese hair straightening. Some bigger salons may charge you up to $1000. The additional cost of going to a more expensive salon has no direct relation with the result of such treatment, but however, experience has. Buyer beware!

Why does it cost so much?

Japanese hair straightening is an extremely difficult treatment to perform, and the process usually takes from 4 to 6 hours straight to perform. Sometimes, it may even take longer. If your stylist claims otherwise, you are most likely dealing with inferior product or service. The result could be a disaster.

Is previously relaxed, colored, or highlighted hair OK to be treated with Japanese hair straightening?

That depends on what kind of chemicals were being used and the extensive of relaxing, coloring, or highlighting treatments were being done. Stylists with more experience in Japanese hair straightening can easily determine by giving you pretreatment consultation before anything will be done.

Will I get any breakage or other bad results from the treatment?

It's very possible when your stylist does not know what she/he is doing, you could get breakage from the treatment or other bad results you don't want. It almost never happens with a trained and competent stylist with experience in Japanese hair straightening. Our suggestion is to find out how many treatments your stylist has performed and how long she/he has been doing it. In most cases, you should ask for testimonials. You certainly don't want to be part of a "learning experience."

Why are the other kinds of hair relaxing procedure can be so damaging?

Most relaxing techniques require many corrosive chemicals. These chemicals corrode your hair to a point where it is possible to create a straight look. These products do little and damage your hair. As you already know, they always leave your hair feeling like straw and the curl comes back after a very short period of time.

Why should I trust City Cut Hair Salon for Japanese hair straightening Treatment?

In Ohio, only our salon was trained originally in Japan and we were the first to offer such hair treatment. We dare to announce this to the world -- we have more experience than any salon in Ohio! By combining our experience with new computer software and specialized digital microscope, we are able to offer our clients the most accurate pretreatment consultation. Since we have almost 5 years of experience in Japanese hair straightening, you can be sure of a very best result.

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