The Japanese Hair Straightening technique originated in Japan it was introduced in the U.S. during the 1990’s and has become increasingly popular over the past several years. This hair straightening technique also referred to as Thermal Reconditioning, Bio Ionic Straightening, Magic Straightening, Rebonding, Liscio and the Yuko System.
The hair goes through a chemical thermal reconditioning process that completely changes the hair texture by altering the hair bonds that make the hair curly, wavy or frizzy. It involves a continuous repetitive straightening process that requires the hair to be shampooed, heated, blow-dried and flat ironed alternately until the hair is completely straight and the hair texture is restructured so that the hair becomes smooth and frizz free. It makes the hair permanently straight and the results cannot be reversed since it is not a semi-permanent straightening technique like the Brazilian Keratin or Brazilian Blowout hair straighteners. The hair will need to be retouched within six months due to new hair growth.
This hair straightening process is best for persons with hair that is in very good condition and is not recommended for hair that is weak, fine, damaged, bleached, heavily treated or delicate. The stronger the hair is the more effective the Japanese Hair Straightening treatment will be since the hair has to undergo a chemical process that involves the continuous use of heat and constant handling of the hair. Hair that is weak or damaged should not be exposed too too much heat since this will result in breakage and hair loss. It is best to use a less harsh hair straightening treatment such as a semi-permanent hair straightener like the Brazilian Keratin Straightener for hair that is fine, delicate or damaged.
Be prepared to spend between $250 to $800 to get a Japanese Hair Straightening treatment, the process is also tedious at best and can last for up to six hours. It is recommended to have this treatment done by a professional stylist who has considerable experience in doing it. You should also ask the stylist to do a strand test before undergoing the treatment to ensure that your hair is fit for the chemical straightening and heat treatment process. Most salons offer a free consultation prior to making an appointment to get your hair straightened otherwise you can request a free consultation since the treatment itself is so costly. However it is absolutely worth it if you are looking for a permanent straight solution to curly, wavy or frizzy hair.