Waking up with smooth, sleek, straight hair everyday is a dream that many of us will never get to experience – well, that was before permanent hair straightening at least! Permanent hair straightening treatments have been gaining popularity in the last few years if you’re looking for long-lasting, manageable hair that doesn’t require daily styling.
Say goodbye to waking up with frizz, tangles and unruly curls, this is everything you need to know about permanent hair straightening if it’s something you’ve been considering.
What is permanent hair straightening?
Permanent hair straightening is essentially a chemical treatment that alters the structure of your hair turning curly or wavy locks pin straight. Unlike your regular straightening methods like using a straightening iron, permanent hair straightening doesn’t wash out and instead can last for several months.
If you’ve been looking for a way to make your hair more manageable, permanent hair straightening could be the perfect solution for you.
How does permanent straightening work?
Permanent straightening works in a similar way to regular perms, the process involves applying a chemical solution that breaks down the bonds in your hair – your hair can then be reshaped to be sleek, smooth and straight!
The chemical process is generally followed up by heat styling which helps to lock in the new hair structure, the entire process can take a few hours, it will take longer if you have long, thick hair too.
Types of permanent straightening
There are a few different types of permanent hair straightening, some of the most popular methods are Japanese straightening, Brazilian Keratin Treatments and chemical relaxers. Each of the three most popular methods have a range of different advantages so it’s important to choose the method that will work best for you and your hair type.
- Japanese Straightening: This method is also known as thermal reconditioning. This method uses chemicals and heat to make your hair pin straight. This method is best for thick, coarse or really curly hair.
- Brazilian Keratin Treatment: This treatment uses a keratin-based formula to coat the hair, reduce frizz and give your locks a smoother texture. It’s a versatile option that’s suitable for a range of different hair types.
- Chemical Relaxers: These products contain chemicals that break down the protein bonds in the hair which allows it to be reshaped into a straightener texture. It’s often chosen by people who have tight coiled hair or textured hair.
Aftercare and Maintenance
When you undergo permanent hair straightening, you need to ensure you have proper aftercare to maintain the health and longevity of your hair after the treatment. This may include using sulphate-free shampoos, avoiding excessive heat styling and continuing regular touch-ups to address any new hair growth that will be growing in your natural texture.
What can Milk Hair do for you?
At Milk Hair, we know that permanent hair straightening can be a total gamechanger, but it’s vital to choose the right method for your hair type and commit to the necessary aftercare. Our team of expert hair stylists can help to guide you on which permanent hair straightening service will work the best for you.