<< Frequently Asked
How long does it take?
A: It will take from 4 to 6 hours. Factors affecting
time are: type, length, condition of hair and
how many stylists are going to be working on it.
Is it permanent?
A: Yes, hair that has been treated will stay straight.
So when the roots start growing back, you may
want to do a retouch.
(swimming in heavily chlorinated pools may cause
hair to revert back)
When will I need to do a retouch?
A: It depends on the type of curl/wave and the
If your hair is very curly, you may want to do
the roots in 4 or 5 months. If your hair is only
slightly wavy, you may be alright for about 1
year(provided you don't cut it short). The longer
you keep your hair, the better it will be if you
don't want to do it often. The length helps pull
the roots straighter with weight when it starts
to grow back.
Will a retouch be cheaper and faster?
A: No not usually. A retouch is actually more
difficult to do because of the risk of damage
to the previously done hair. Treatments must be
used before during and after.
Will my hair really be better and healthier after
A: If performed properly with excellent products,
it should seem healthier for a couple of months.
But because it is a permanent procedure done with
chemicals, it will actually be a little more damaged
than before. But with using a good shampoo, treatment
and leave in treatment, your hair will be just
Can I have it done if I had Hi-lights or a relaxer
A: Yes usually. Hair that has been hi-lighted
is very different (damaged) compared with virgin
hair, so it can be difficult. Sometimes it will
not work on hair that is too damaged. But we will
know at the consultation. We are experienced with
many different systems (weakest -strongest), so
after the consultation, we can choose the appropriate
products and procedure for your case.
Can I color or perm my hair before or after having
A: Yes, you can color your hair. If you want to
lighten your natural color a little, you can do
that first. Or if you want to darken it with a
true semi-permanent, we would usually advise it
for after. It really depends on the situation.
We do not recommend Hi-lights(with bleach) after
this procedure, as it could be very damaging.
Also you should not attempt to perm it with regular
North American solutions, as it will be very damaging.
Only special solutions from Japan can be used
after this treatment.
Will all my hair fall out or break off at the
A: Not if you have an experienced and properly
trained stylist perform it for you. Taro has 12
years of Hair Straightening/TR experience. Also
you can have a free consultation so that you and
we could make sure that everything is fine with
After the procedure, what do I have to do?
A: The hair should not be washed for about 48
hours. And it should be kept as straight as possible
for about 5 -7 days. Good shampoo, treatments/conditioners
and leave in treatments/conditioners should be
used. We also carry the best hair care products
from Japan for after this treatment. Please feel
free to ask/contact us if you are interested.
you like your hair totally straight all the time,
then this Japanese Hair Straightening/Thermal
Reconditioning procedure is for you.
And if your hair is very important to you, please