Permanent Hair Straightening
Japanese hair straightening relies on a special solution that's applied to hair. This solution breaks down the hair's bond that gives it shape, allowing it to become pin-straight with the help of a flat-iron.
The hair is saturated with the solution, rinsed, dried with a blowdryer, and then flat-ironed with a ceramic iron in small 1/8-inch sections. A neutralizer is then applied which locks the style in place.
The entire process is labor and time-intensive. Depending on the length of your hair and its thickness, you can expect to be in the salon for a few hours.