Hair Straightening Choices
Straight hair is a trend that is constantly going in and out of style. There are so many people that do not have naturally straight hair, but are willing to do just about anything in order to achieve this hairstyle trend. Many people do not realize that there are a wide variety of hair straightening methods which are available to choose from.
Before you choose any hair straightening method, it is important for you to learn more about it in terms of how it works and how much it will cost you. Here are some of the main hair straightening methods that you may want to choose from.
Chemical Hair Straightening
Chemical hair straightening, otherwise known as relaxing, is a process that changes the regular texture of curly hair. Though home chemical hair straightening kits are sold at convenience stores, hair relaxing should be done by a professional for the best result.
Chemical hair straightening should be used for the curliest of hair. This treatment can be done on color treated hair. The relaxer will allow your hair to stay straight until it grows out, and will need to be applied twice a year to obtain the best results. While it varies according to salon, you can expect to pay between $150 and $300 for a relaxer. This procedure should never be tried at home if you want the best results.
Japanese Hair Straightening
Japanese hair straightening is another option that is available for you. It is a common misconception that it is the same as chemical hair straightening, but Japanese hair straightening is different. It is typically done on wavy or somewhat curly hair, but not extremely curly hair. The curlier your hair is, the lesser of a dramatic result you will have with a Japanese hair straightener. However, this method of straightening the hair will make your hair much more manageable than before.
Japanese hair straightening starts at $500 and can typically cost up to $800, though you may spend more at upper class salons. Most salons will also expect at least a quarter of the money in advance before they agree to offer you an appointment.
Straightening With a Flat Iron
If you hair is not very curly, you may want to consider using a flat iron to straighten it. One of the downfalls to using a flat iron for hair straightening is that you will need to do it every time that you want to wear your hair straight. At the same time, this allows you to wear your hair in other ways, such as curly or wavy. Although a flat iron only will usually cost between $50 and $400 for top of the line products, they often need to be replaced every few years.
Invest in a good hair serum to protect your hair against heat damage and moisturizing products to reduce dryness. If you have not yet tried this option, consider it before you try any other hair straightening methods.
|Posted by Elainelozier||30-Dec-2007|
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