The Straightening is performed as follows:
1.        Assessing the hair type and condition.
2.        Washing the hair.
3.        Applying protein to the hair, if necessary for the particular customer and hair     
type. (small extra charge for this procedure, if you don't do this when necessary, you
could end up with a less than satisfactory result, the stylist will tell you if this is necessary
or not in your consultation)
4.        Applying Solution #1 (this cuts the hair's "Cystine Bonds" - the bonds that hold     
curl or wave patterns).
5.        Testing to see when the hair is ready to have solution #1 rinsed out.
6.        Rinsing the hair.
7.        Eliminating some excess moisture in the hair (blow-drying to a certain point).
8.        Ironing the hair in extremely small sections with a special Thermal Straightening
Iron that reaches temperatures of 180 degrees Celsius.  Don't worry, this will not
damage your hair unnecessarily.
9.        Applying Solution #2 to the hair after ironing is completed.
10.      Rinsing the hair and conditioning.
11.      Drying the hair and applying a flat iron to remove excess moisture if necessary.

Q: How long will the Hair Straightening last?
A: Treated hair will remain straight forever and will not become curly or wavy
again. New growth that appears in the months following the Straightening will
need to be Straightened again. New growth usually needs to be straightened 3
to 6 months after the initial straightening depending on the rapidity of growth.

What kind of hair is suitable for Thermal Hair  Straightening?
A: Most hair types except African,
as the hair is too fragile and cannot withstand the heat.

These types include:
Caucasian Hair.
Asian Hair.
Middle Eastern Hair.
Norwegian Hair.
Latin Hair
All other Hair types.

Q: W
hat will my hair look like after the Straightening?
A: Your hair will be straight, shinier and will feel soft and silky.

Will I still need to blow-dry my hair after Straightening?
A: Sometimes yes, but just to get the moisture out. This usually takes about 4 to
5 minutes instead of 45 minutes! Some people will not need to blow-dry at all. In
most cases you will not need to brush.

When I get the new growth retreated, do they do all the hair again?
A: No, just the new growth and the transition between Straightened and new
growth is treated. The other hair is protected by using oil or conditioner so the
solution will not saturate into the previously straightened hair. If there is still
curl or wave in the previously treated hair or more than 4 months after
previous hair straightening, special solution  will be applied, but for a shorter
period of time.
Crystallizing special solution is designed for treated hair, this will give more
protein to your hair to refresh previous hair straightening. Also we will iron the
full length of hair again otherwise the transition area between will have an
unwanted line.

  • Note: the retouch is often more difficult to perform, so it is strongly
    recommended that you go back to the same stylist that performed the
    initial service. They will best know your hair growth and patterns
  • Q: I have color in my hair, will that matter?
A: Tints and semi-permanent hair color that deposit color are   not usually any problem
at all. If you have         had your hair dyed black, please let your Stylist know as this can
sometimes create problems.

Q: Can I get Permanent Hair Straightening if I have highlights?
Highlights can be very tricky. When hair is highlighted, usually bleach is involved. This
makes the timing very difficult because some hair is lightened right next to hair that is not
lightened. Therefore the hair may process fast where highlights are present and need
much more time where the hair is dark and unprocessed.. So in order not to over
process the light hair, the solution should be rinsed out and the darker, healthier hair
may not take. A prior consultation with your stylist is necessary to determine if                 
Thermal Hair Straightening will be a good choice for those with highlighted hair.

Q: What about bleach? Is this O.K.?
A: Not usually. Highlights often contain bleach so it is imperative you see your stylist
before the straightening. They may want to cut some hair from your head and test it to
make sure it will work well and there are no surprises. Any good stylist should be happy
to perform a test strand.

Q:  What about Henna?
A:  A test strand should be performed to be sure Henna won't be a problem.

Q: How much does Thermal Hair Straightening cost?
Typically from $250-$800 depending hair length, curl, thickness, and amount of
processing present.

Q: Why does it cost so much?
A: The process usually takes from 3 to 6 hours straight to perform. You may be able to
find this service
for less, but beware, this is an extremely difficult treatment to perform and those who
charge less often             are less competent. Salon176 only uses a very high quality
product and the raw cost of this product is              also very high, but ensures your hair
will not be damaged as other inferior products may cause.

Q: When I go back for the re-growth, does it cost less?
A: Not usually. Because the same amount of time is involved with the retouch, often the
cost will be the             same as the first Straightening. All the hair still has to be ironed
even though the solution is mainly on the         roots.

Q: What other names are used to describe Permanent Thermal Hair
Japanese Hair Straightening, Japanese Straightening, Ionic Retexturizing, Thermal
Restructuring. Rebonding, Thermal Reconstruction.

Q: Why are the old type of relaxers so damaging?
A: Most relaxers contain corrosive ingredients such as Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium
Hydroxide, Lithium           Hydroxide, Calcium Hydroxide etc. These ingredients corrode
the hair to the point where it is able to be            changed to a straight look. These
products leave the hair feeling dry and the curl comes back after an             often short
period of time. This method is still used successfully for those who prefer it.
Permanent Thermal Hair
Straightening is an innovative
new technique from Japan to
make frizzy, curly or wavy hair
straight while preserving  the
hair's health.
Extasis Salon & Spa    11277 State Road      North Royalton, OH 44133      440-877-0700
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