Liscio Hair Straightening is an innovative new technique from Japan to make frizzy, curly or wavy hair straight while preserving the hair's health. In the past, people were concerned that if they straightened their hair, they would damage it significantly, and this was true. It is not true any more. Hair can be straightened much more effectively with the Japanese techniques with much less damage to the hair.
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.
Most hair types including:
- Caucasian Hair.
- Asian Hair.
- Middle Eastern Hair.
- Norwegian Hair.
- Latin Hair.
- All other Hair types.
Your hair will be straight, shinier and will feel soft and silky.
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.
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 4month 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 whole hair again otherwise transition between will have unwanted line.
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.
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 Japanese Hair Straightening will be a good choice for those with highlighted hair.
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.
A test strand should be performed to be sure Henna won't be a problem.
Typically from $250-$600 depending hair length, thickness, amount of chemical processing present and of course.
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. Liscio or ShiseidoCrystallizing is 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 badly as other products.
It is possible. If the stylist does not know what they are doing, you could get breakage from the service, although it almost never happens with a trained and competent stylist.
FYI - Be sure to find out how many Hair Straightening's your stylist has performed and how long they have been doing it. You certainly don't want to be part of their "learning curve".
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.
Only three: Liscio- manufactured by Milbon Co.(generally regarded as the best, and is the most expensive raw materials), Yuko Systems manufactured by Yuko Systems-Japan, and Bio Ionics- manufactured in the U.S.
Japanese Hair Straightening, Japanese Straightening, Ionic Retexturizing, Thermal Restructuring, Rebonding, Thermal Reconstruction.
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 like straw and the curl comes back after an often short period of time.
How It Works
Japanese Hair Straightening typically will improve the hair’s feel, softness and shine while making it more manageable!
The Straightening is performed as follows:
- Assessing the hair type and condition.
- Washing the hair.
- 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)
- Applying Solution #1 (this cuts the hair’s “Cystine Bonds” – the bonds that hold curl or wave patterns).
- Testing to see when the hair is ready to have Solution #1 rinsed out.
- Rinsing the hair.
- Eliminating some excess moisture in the hair (blow-drying to a certain point).
- Ironing the hair in extremely small sections with a special Japanese Straightening Iron that reaches temperatures of 180 degrees Celsius. Don’t worry, this will not damage your hair unnecessarily.
- Applying Solution #2 to the hair after ironing is completed.
- Rinsing the hair and conditioning.
- Drying the hair and applying a flat iron to remove excess moisture if necessary.