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Hi, I've had the Japanese straightening method, or variations of it done about 6 times in the past four years. I have tried letting it go natural w/ bad results - very frizzy, dry, some wave, little curl, little straight = bad! The last recommendation for this type of procedure is over a year old. Does anyone have any recent recommendations for a stylist and/or what have you done if you've decided to go natural after years of straightening while it's in this awful in-between stage? Thanks! Jessica
Can anyone recommend a talented and reasonably priced person/salon to do this treatment? Your help would be appreciated! Margaret
After battling with my unruly wavy hair for this long, I would really like to explore the possibility for Japanese hair straightening. I have a 20 month old baby and a full time job and no time to devote to styling my hair. Morning routines need to be pared way back and I don't have 30 minutes to spend blow drying my hair straight. I don't like wearing my hair back and I detest wearing my hair wavy. Has anyone gone through this process and if so, how did it turn out. What is the average cost and where did you get it done. Any tips would be appreciated. Julia
i've had my hair thermal reconditioned and it is great. i have typical thick, wavy, asian hair. after i got my hair done, it is shiny, straight, and silky. it's amazing. i can go straight from the shower to perfect hair...you just need to air dry. you really have to go to a salon that has a lot of experience doing the reconditioning otherwise they can damage your hair or burn your hair entirely. i've had girlfriends of mine who have had negative experiences with this. thus, i get my hair done when i go down to la... there is a salon called kim sun young, that has been doing it for years and it is a lot less expensive than most american salons that charge around $500-800. they are the only ones i trust with my hair besides the stylist who's been cutting my hair for years. the salon's website is http://www.kimsunyoung.com/. they do straight perms and ''magic straight''. the magic straight is the thermal reconditioning. they start at around $200 +/- depending on the length of your hair. my sister just got it done and she has hair around 4 inches below her shoulders...she paid $200 plus tip. good luck
I recently drove by a sign on a shop near campus that advertised ''Permanent Hair Straightening''. Is this a new technique and does it really last until the hair grows out? I had my hair chemically straightened once about twenty years ago and I loved it, but after the next shampoo it was gone. It was too expensive to do every week, so I gave up. But I would love to be able to get a permanent that would keep my hair straight until it grew out! I have longed for straight hair all my life. I have extremely thick and unruly hair. I checked the website but didn't find anything on this. Thanks for any help.
I recently moved from S.F. to the East Bay and am looking for a
quality salon/stylist that is experienced in
relaxing/texturizing black hair - preferably someone at a salon
(as opposed to a neighborhood beauty parlor type
establishment). I checked the website, but the posts only
referenced a couple of salons and only talked about ''thermal
relaxers.'' I am interested in the traditional
relaxer/texturizer. Many thanks.
I am looking for a good hair stylist in the East Bay who does also thermal reconditioning. This is also known as the Japanese hair straightening process.
I had mine done in the city so I don't have any East Bay recommendations, but I just wanted to make a few suggestions. First, make sure that you go to someone who has done a lot of these. It is a very tedious process and there is definitely a learning curve. If the person is not totally experienced the results could be disastrous. The person should take test strands (as part of a free consultation) from several places on your head and treat them to see if it works on your hair--it does not work an all hair types, and factors like color, highlights, and chemical relaxing could count you out, so let the person know what treatments, if any, you've had. If it works well on your test strands things should go well. It is a very expensive, tedious process, but it is TOTALLY worth it!!! I also recommend checking out the internet (just do a google search) to learn more and read some of the message boards to learn about other peoples' experiences. Good luck, and feel free to email me with any questions. Tracy
Does anyone know a reliable salon in the Bay area where
I can have my hair relaxed? (Preferably a salon that
applies a relaxer called 'Precise').
Thank you very much.
I have very thick, frizzy hair, and I would like to have it straightened. Many years ago I went to a stylist who used some harsh chemical ''relaxer'' on it. It looked great but I didn't like the chemical so I never went back. Then a few months ago I went to a hair stylist (out of town) who was able to carefully blow-dry my hair completely straight. It looked just as good as ''relaxing'' it. So now I know it's possible; the question is, is there anyone in the N. Berkeley/Albany/El Cerrito area who can do this? Thanks for any info. Diana
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