Hair Straightening Solutions

While we certainly love curly/wavy hair, there’s no shortage of women who desire that shiny straight hair. If you’re one of the many who feel like you have two left hands and are at war with your blow dryer daily, then these two options will make your life easier:

1) Japanese Straightening (Thermal Reconditioning):

The ultimate permanent straightening solution

It is a chemical process that changes the structure of the hair making it “TOTALLY” straight. It also removes all frizz giving the hair a sleeker look. This hair straightening process is not necessarily damaging. As a matter of fact, the hair texture is improved as it loosens the hairs’ protein bonds and reshapes the bonds into a straight pattern.

Attributes of this method:

• Permanent solution (the growing out phase can be difficult)

• Defrizzes

• Must be done two weeks after any sort of chemical service (hair color)

• Thio based relaxer

• Not suggested for heavily highlighted, bleached, or over processed hair

I am cautious to recommend this, as the straightening results are extremely permanent. But, I must say it is highly effective if this is the look you want to achieve.

2) Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy:

This is definitely our favorite of the relaxing processes as we have more control over the desired look.

It is a smoothing system that infuses keratin deep into the hair cuticle, which eliminates frizz and softens the curl.

The hair becomes more manageable and easier to maintain while greatly reducing daily styling time. Because the keratin bonds, encases the hair shaft it also protects hair from toxins and ultraviolet rays, which is a great color retention tool.

Attributes of this method:

• Semi permanent (3-4 months grow out phase is more natural)

• Defrizzes

• Softens Curl

• Can be done immediately following a chemical service (color)

• Adds keratin protein (what your hair and nails are made of) to strengthen and

• protect hair’s integrity.

• Safe for all color treated hair

• Repairs over processed hair

These are ABSOLUTE “must do” services at the salon- there’s nothing sexy about hair that’s snapped off at the roots. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation for these straightening systems contact Joe Mullen, one of the best in the business at our downtown NYC SOHO Salon, located at:

465 West Broadway

NY, NY 10019

(212) 308-3838

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