Japanese hair straightening

Apr 19, 2024

Japanese hair straightening is a type of definitive smoothing of the most popular since the nineties, as its results are fantastic. Among its advantages is the time that remains straight, smooth and silky: several months, even a year in certain hair types. This makes its price really not very expensive because you do not need to go to the hairdresser for months to have dreamy straight hair. It is what is called a definitive or permanent hair straightening.

In each wash, your hair will be easy to comb and you will forget dryers or hair straighteners. Many women have frizzy hair and they live in humid areas, making it very difficult to style. Japanese hair straightening is a perfect solution in these situations, as it can be perfectly styled for months with no effort.

Tips for Japanese hair straightening

A good time for a Japanese hair straightening is during the summer, because if you plan to go to the beach it will prevent hair tangling on the beach or get damaged by salt sea water.

You should not try this treatment at home because an experienced professional must do this. It is a permanent hair and, like for a permanent of curly hair you go to a hairdresser, for permanent straightening you should too.

If you have dyed hair but are healthy you can make a Japanese hair straightening without any problem although it is advisable to wait 2-4 weeks after dyeing your hair. If you have damaged hair, it is advisable that you do a repair pre-treatment. If your hair has had bleaching, it is not advisable you use Japanese straightening because your hair can not resist the smoothing treatment.


Hair types

This hair technique is very versatile because it can be applied to any type of hair, even those that have received dyes, color baths, or highlights. All that is needed for your treatment is that the hair is healthy and in perfect condition to be smoothed.

If we want to make ourselves a Japanese straightening, first we must put ourselves in the hands of a serious and skilled professional who perfectly knows this process to avoid any further aggression in our hair.

Application Steps of Japanese Hair Straightening

The steps to follow in this type of smoothing involve studying the hair to recognize its state of health. This procedure is no more aggressive than any dye or another chemical that is applied daily to any hairdresser.

If hair has a healthy state, we would begin first, by applying a smoothing protective cream before treating it with components that it has and are products of Japanese origin, in which the basic compound of the Japanese straightening is none other than the thioglycolate Ammonium. On this product we must emphasize, to avoid any malicious confusion against this smoothing technique, that the ammonium thioglycolate has nothing to do with Ammonium acid, a highly toxic chemical.

The process is similar to a dye. Once the product, which partially dehydrogenates hair, is applied, the hair is washed, ironed, rinsed, and dried. This procedure requires a specific time at each step; consequently, making a Japanese straightening correctly can take between three and five hours.

What price does Japanese hair straightening have?

About its cost, you can find it in professional salons from $150 and an average of $300. It would be an exaggeration to say these prices are high for several reasons because if we work with original products of Japanese origin, their prices is quite high and, second, the application time to do a good job requires, as we said above, several hours, from 2 to 3 hours, depending on hair type and amount. If we compare the products used, the estimated time to achieve high-quality results, where we should also have the hands of a professional expert and, above all, the durability of the smoothing that, well done, can last many months, even a year , its price can be even pretty acceptable.

Difference with keratin smoothing

On the other hand, another necessary point to clarify is, do not confuse the Japanese straightening with keratin straightening. It is true that keratin and collagen are also major components of Japanese straightening, but the procedure is very different. Keratin smoothing is prepared to reconstruct and reduce the volume of the hair strand providing, at the same time, shine. The result usually lasts about three months and is a technique of very easy application so it does not require any special training because of the simplicity of it. A fact that it’s totally impossible with the Japanese straightening that requires very specific guidelines and adequate skills and knowledge of the many factors that can change the final result of the smoothing.

If you dare to try the Japanese hair straightening or another straightening method, feel free to share your experience with us. If you want to know more about the types of permanent or temporary straightening, at this website you will find a lot of information that will help you choose the best smoothing for you.