With so many hair straightening treatments out there it’s hard to know which one is right for you, after all not every one is the same and that goes for hair too. At our salon we will be more than happy to help you figure out what type of hair you have and what type of treatment would best fit your needs. One of our favorites and well known treatments is the Brazilian blowout, this semi permanent straightening treatment washes out over time, but will still leave your hair sleek, manageable and frizz free without the hassle of daily blow drying or flat irons. Processing takes from one to four hours, during which the hair is coated with a keratin solution and straightened with hot irons. Results last for around three to four months, during which time hair slowly reverts to its natural texture.
Relaxing is another form of hair straightening generally used among African American hair types, using strong alkaline chemicals to break down the bonds between the hair proteins, which allows the stylist to set the hair into a new shape. When the chemicals are neutralized, the protein bonds reform and the hair permanently takes on the new texture. Results grow out over time so you will need treatments every 8-12 weeks. These treatments can be carried out at home, but as the strong chemicals can leave your hair damaged and weakened, salon are always preferable and the safest way.