Everything you need to know about Permanent Hair Straightening, Japanese Hair Straightening and poker straight hair!

Japanese or Permanent Hair Straightening

The first thing to know about Japanese or Permanent Hair Straightening is that it is very different from a Keratin Hair Treatment. At Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup we offer both Japanese Permanent Hair Straightening AND Keratin Hair Smoothing.

The second thing to know is that Japanese Hair Straightening is a patented permanent hair straightening system but not all permanent hair straightening systems are Japanese (if that makes sense!).

What is Japanese Hair Straightening

At Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup we offer a patented Japanese Hair Straightening system, which is recognised as the leading brand of chemical hair straightening that gives you low maintenance, shiny, hassle-free straight hair. The solutions used in the Permanent Hair Straightening permanently straightens the hair by physically changing the internal structure of the hair. DuJapanese permanent hair straighteningring the service we apply heat with a flat iron, creating a permanent straight shape.

This is very different to a Keratin Hair Smoothing Treatment which we also offer and one of our experienced stylists can help guide you in making the right choice.

What’s so special about our Japanese Hair Straightening?

The brand of Japanese hair straightening we use is Yuko Hair Straightening.

In addition to being a state-of-the-art hair straightening system, the patented Yuko Hair Straightening system is also a recognised technique of restoring health to hair.

The proprietary ingredient that makes YUKO Hair Straightening more special than any other system is “Aqua Gold”.

Most Yuko products contain Aqua Gold. Adding “Aqua Gold” into the solution makes any water 100% active. Aqua Gold becomes Colloidal gold when mixed with water. This type of gold is much more effective at delivering the ingredients used in permanent hair straightening into the hair strand.

It is estimated that it provides a 70%-80% greater advantage over other hair products that only use plain water.  Acqua Gold ensures that the solution and treatment products used during a service penetrates every strand by supporting an ionic charge of each active ingredient enabling it to perform at its best.

Acqua Gold attracts, retains and balances moisture content of the hair which is essential for a glossy and moisturised finish.

Yuko Hair Straightening holds a patent in the US, as well as in Japan, New Zealand, Turkey and other countries.

What’s involved in a Japanese Permanent Hair Straightening Service

Here is a summary of the steps involved in a Japanese Hair Straightening service.  This type of permanent hair straightening typically takes between 3 to 4 hours to perform.

  • Step 1 - Consultation with your Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup Stylist

    permanent hair straightening consultation

    One of our experienced hair straightening experts will consult with you about your hair history, the chemical services you have had performed on your hair, check your hair type, dryness and damage level.

  • Step 2 - Shampoo and Pre-Treatment

    hair straightening pre treatmentYour hair is washed with a cleansing shampoo and then your hair is sprayed with two special pre treatments.

    The Pre treatments prepares the hair with necessary nutrients for the permanent hair straightening process.

  • Step 3 - Straightening Solution

    hair straightening solution applied to hairThe Hair Straightening solution is applied to your hair in sections and left to saturate the hair cuticle.

    The solution will physically change the internal structure of the hair causing the hair bonds to relax.

  • Step 4 - Rinsing off the solution

    rinsing off the hair straightening solutionThe straightening solution is rinsed off completely.

  • Step 5 - Blow drying and ironing

    Ironing the straightened hair straightAfter rinsing, the stylists will apply special treatment sprays and heat protectants and then blow dry and iron the hair.

    Ironing the hair at this point permanently creates the straight shape.

  • Step 6 - Neutralising and styling

    Neutralising solution applied to straightened hair in permanent hair straightening serviceA neutralising solution is applied to the hair and is allowed to process for a short period of time.

    This solution conditions and finalises any further processing of the newly straightened hair.

  • Step 7 - Blowdry and Iron

    final blowdry of permanently straightened hairAfter the neutralising solution has been rinsed off, the hair is given a conditioning treatment.

    The stylist will then blow dry and iron the hair again into its final straightened and glossy condition.

Before Japanese Permanent Hair Straightening

before japanese permanent hair straightening treatment

After Japanese Permanent Hair Straightening