Straightening

Straightening

Usually women have a nature of not getting satisfied from what they have. They always want that they do not have. Women with curly hair wants straight hair and the one with straight hair want curly ones. In the world of today, the great inventions have fulfilled the desires of such women.

The popularity of hair straightening increases day by day as more people turn to this easy method to convert their frizzy, unmanageable tresses into silky and wavy hair. Hair salons receive thousands of clients daily, who come to them to make their curls beautiful and manageable.

If you are considering straightening your hair for more than just an occasional night out, you may be thinking of a permanent hair straightening system. Here is the best - and the worst - of the most popular systems currently on offer. Remember, success will depend not only on your type of hair and how rigorously you adhere to its upkeep, but also on the skill of your stylist - as well as the products he or she chooses to use.

Brazilian Hair Straightening (aka Brazilian Blow-Out or Brazilian Keratin Treatment). The stylist applies active keratin, a protein found in the top layer of our skin which makes it both waterproof and tough, although sometimes this is used in conjunction with formaldehyde. The formula is then sealed into the hair using a hot iron, taking away frizz, curls and unruly waves. Takes about two hours, more for longer or more unruly hair.

The Yuko System. Created in the 1990s, this can make any type of curly hair straight in about five hours - for about six months or so, depending on hair. After a consultation with your stylist, your hair will be washed and divided into segments, then the application will be put on for roughly 20 minutes, depending on hair length etc. It will then be flat-ironed and a neutralizer will be put on to reset the bonds of the hair. It will then be rinsed, followed by a blow-dry, style and perhaps a cut. The whole process takes roughly five hours in total.

Opti-Smooth. Similar to the Yuko System, but you will have a choice of results: cold-smoothing is for less frizz, progressive smoothing will leave you hair looking as if it's just been freshly blow-dried, and heat-straightening will make it look iron-rod straight.

If you decide to go the permanently straight route, it's important to find a salon you trust. Take heed if your hair is dyed, colored or even just highlighted, as this may affect the outcome of the straightening process - even if your stylist assures you this isn't the case!

Pretty Picks for Straightening

Essensuals

17 John Dalton Street
Manchester, M2 6FW

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Trevor Sorbie

19 Spring Gardens
Manchester, M2 1FB

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  • Straightening
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