Many of us spend a lot of time straightening our hair every morning with flat irons. Wouldn’t it be great to wake up with sleek and straight hair that you didn’t need to spend so much time working on to get the results you want? Think of all the time you’d save! If this sounds appealing to you, perhaps you should consider getting a salon hair straightening treatment. A popular one of these is Japanese hair straightening which we will go into in more detail. A less permanent alterative would be a salon blowout.
Japanese Hair Straightening
Thermal reconditioning or Japanese hair straightening is a process which breaks down hair bonds with a chemical solution to make your hair straight. Once this is done, a flat iron is used to reshape the hair. After this, a neutraliser is added which stops the chemical reaction. Although the whole process takes many hours in the salon and can be expensive, the result is slick straight hair which will last until it grows out naturally. To maintain this look, it is necessary to revisit the salon and get the treatment done every six to eight weeks.
Getting this treatment is quite a commitment to the straight hair look as you won’t be able to curl or tease your hair one the process is complete. Considering whether you’ll be happy with having the same hair style every day for weeks is an important thing to keep in mind.
The Japanese hair straightening process works well on those with thick and healthy hair. Fine and fragile hair which is damaged won’t be very resilient to this treatment, which is harsh and hard on the hair.
A traditional blowout requires a lot less commitment than a Japanese hair straightening treatment. It is an affordable alternative that looks great and results in glossy, bouncy, and slick hair. The hairstylist shampoos and conditions your hair and then blow dries it in sections. When it is dry, the hairstylist may use Velcro rollers on your hair to give it some movement. However, if you have very curly hair, the stylist might opt to straighten it with a flat iron, skipping the Velcro rollers step.
Hairspray is usually sprayed over your new hair style to set it. The obvious issue with the blowout is that it is very temporary, with the results only lasting as long as the time until you next wash your hair.