Revolutionary Organic Japanese Hair Straightening In Ocala, FL

BY Erika Chavez
Japanese Hair Straightening at Kosmerika Organika Hair Salon

If you want to always look your best, getting your hair just right is going to be an important part of that process. Only by being confident that your hair looks its absolute best can you feel at your very best, too. Of course, what you want to do with your hair can vary a lot from person to person, and it might be that you don’t always want to do the same thing with your hair as the previous person. However, there are some common methods for improving the look of your hair which you might well have been considering - and hair straightening is bound to be among them.

Japanese hair straightening or thermal reconditioning is an increasingly popular method for straightening out curly or wavy hair. A lot of women who have naturally curly or wavy hair want to keep it straight instead, and find that Japanese hair straightening is the best way to go about making that happen.

If you have particularly frizzy hair, or you just want to make sure that your hair is going to be straighter for longer, then you might well have considered looking into a specific hair straightening process which enables this, and which hopefully provides some kind of permanent solution. There are many of these that you might want to look into, but one which is particularly popular is Japanese hair straightening. That is what we are going to look at in this article - and we will discuss our own alternative method for it, too, which is completely non-harmful and utterly natural and organic.

People have been straightening their hair for a long time, and there have long been numerous methods to use in order to produce the results that you want. But if you are keen to make your hair straightening simple, straightforward and easy, then you are probably going to want to stick to some tried-and-tested methods. This need will always have to be balanced with the desire to use a method which is safe and completely non-harmful. The truth is that many hair straightening methods out there are able to cause your hair considerable harm, so you would do well to avoid those as well as possible.

That’s why we offer an alternative technique to Japanese hair straightening which is completely safe, non-harmful and organic, so you can make sure that you are getting the results you want without having to worry about the side effects. In this blog post, we are going to look at Japanese hair straightening, and in particular our organic version of this method, to give you some idea of what it involves and why it might be the best choice for you. You might well come away feeling that this is exactly what your hair requires to start looking its best. Come to us, and we will be able to help you out on that front, and give you the straight hair you have been dreaming about.

Japanese Hair Straightening: What Is It?

If you have never heard of Japanese hair straightening before, or you are just keen to learn more about it, then it is a good idea to find out more before you start to consider whether it is the right method for you.

This hair straightening method enjoyed a particular vogue in the early 2000s, particularly in metropolitan areas like New York City. The basic method involves applying a solution to the hair which changes the way the proteins in your hair are configured. At first, it might have seemed for many women to be something of a procedure sent from god, and it is easy to see why it became quite so popular around that time. One of the main benefits was that it would keep the hair straight until it grows out again, so there is no need to return to the salon all the time in order to keep it as straight as you like. However, it soon became clear that there were also some potential dangers involved in straightening your hair with this particular method.

The truth is that the regular technique used for Japanese hair straightening can be very damaging to the hair. At the very least, it can cause a lot of hair breakage after the fact. There is also a concern about the main ingredient used in the solution, formaldehyde. This chemical is a carcinogen, so it could prove to be especially bad for your health more generally. There are a number of other chemicals used in that process too, all of which are known to be potentially damaging - and as we will see later, especially troublesome if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

As you can see, while effective, this technique has its downsides - and that is why we offer a safer, harmless alternative which more and more people are going crazy about every day.

Organic Permanent Hair Straightening

At Kosmerika, we offer an alternative way to apply the methods of Japanese hair straightening, but in a way which is completely safe, non-harmful and entirely organic. As such, it is likely to prove a much better solution for anybody who wants to have their hair permanently straightened in the way that Japanese hair straightening allows. The method we use is known more generally as organic permanent hair straightening. Let’s take a look at this in a little more detail so you can understand how it differs and what service we are actually offering here.

Specifically, we use Oxo Organic Hair Treatment to treat our customers’ hair, and the results are just as good as the traditional Japanese hair straightening method, if not more so. This method is a uniquely organic hair treatment which allows for a safe process to straighten any hair, no matter how frizzy or curly, permanently - and all in a way which is much safer than the other methods out there. With our method, you can expect a soothing treatment, so no harsh chemicals that are going to cause you damage or injury. You can also expect no smoke or chemical foams, and there is no need to dry the hair beforehand, making it easier too. You don’t need any special shampoo to maintain it afterwards, keeping costs down for you the customer. It is entirely safe, organic and harmless, and a fantastic alternative generally to the previous methodology.

You can even go swimming afterwards straight away, and you can use this product even if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. As you can see, it’s a great alternative, and it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that it is growing in popularity quite so steadily. If you are looking for a good way to straighten your hair permanently, you can come to us and we will use this method for you - and bring about some amazing results.

Japanese Hair Straightening: Dos & Don’ts

If you are thinking of using Japanese hair straightening to try and straighten out your hair, it would be wise to know about some of the things you should consider first. There are a number of concerns to be aware of, and in particular some dos and don'ts that you will want to look into to make sure that you are doing it in the right way. Even if you are going to a salon to have it done, you will find that you feel a lot better if you are aware of all of these in particular.

  • First of all, be aware that Japanese hair straightening in the traditional method is not recommended for hair that has been colored or otherwise heavily treated. Read my article on the safest way to dye your hair. So you should first make sure that you are going to be able to actually use this method at all.
  • Always find a good salon you can trust. Of course, if you come to us you know that you can trust the procedure, as we use our non-harmful and effective, organic alternative. But wherever you do decide to go, make sure that you trust them as much as you would hope to.
  • Before getting the treatment, make sure that you clean the hair thoroughly. This is good practice in any case, and especially before a treatment such as Japanese hair straightening.
  • The hair must be rinsed thoroughly thirty minutes after the relaxer has been put in.
  • With the traditional method, you should not pin or clip your hair for 48 hours after the treatment, as this could cause even the slightest bend to become stuck there permanently until it grows out.
  • Generally, the best piece of advice is to make sure that you do not try to do it at home. It is possible, but it is always best to go to a salon to have it done instead.

Once you understand all of that, you can go a step further and look into some more of the relevant details. For instance, how long does the straightened hair last after such a method has been used?

How Long Does Japanese Permanent Hair Straightening Last?

Japanese Hair Straightening at Kosmerika Organika Hair Salon

Of course, one of the main things that you will be keen to know before you have your hair straightening is how long you can expect it to last. Knowing that going in is important, as it will mean that you are not going to get any unwanted surprises - plus, you will know exactly what you are paying for, which is always important as a paying customer at any salon. Fortunately, it’s easy enough to discover how long the straightened hair will last.

Usually, the straightened hair will last for around 6-8 months after completion of the treatment. This is going to be about the same estimation, regardless of the length of the hair or the thickness of it, or any other factor. 6-8 months is about the average in most cases.

With the use of the alternative method that we use, however, you can expect the results to be genuinely permanent. The only maintenance that you will need to be aware of is the renewal of the roots as the hair grows out, which in most cases will need to take place every 6-12 months, depending on the speed at which your hair grows. Overall, however, it is a permanent treatment, and therefore a better option if you would like to just have the treatment done and then carry on with your life without having to worry about it. Given that you would go back to the hair salon more often than every twelve months anyway, this should not be too much of a problem for you. And it will mean that you are going to be able to keep your hair permanently straightened in a way that no other method can really provide for you.

How Long Does Japanese Hair Straightening Take To Do?

Japanese Hair Straightening at Kosmerika Organika Hair Salon

As well as knowing about the amount of time you can expect the treatment to last in the hair and keep on having its effect, you will need to know about how long the Japanese hair straightening treatment itself takes too. This helps you to prepare more for the process and the procedure itself, and if you are trying to compare a few alternatives at once then it will help you to make your decision on that much more easily too.

The good news is that Japanese hair straightening of any kind is a quick and easy process which is not going to take up much of your time, no matter which way you get it, what method you use or which salon you go to. With Japanese hair straightening in the traditional way, you go into the salon, have your hair washed and then have the solution applied to your hair. Then, a flat iron is applied, and your hair is dried with a blow-dryer afterwards. Then a neutralizer is applied to lock the style in place. The length of time it takes to do all this will depend on the skill level of the salon you go to and the length and thickness of your hair. Generally, however, it is going to be a few hours all in all, and it is unlikely to be less than about two hours in most cases.

That time is probably going to be worth your while, however, if it means that you are going to have permanently straight hair. Given that our method provides you with genuinely straight hair, you will find that it is a particularly good use of your time - a couple of hours at our salon, for permanently straightened hair for good, apart from those rare times you need to have work done on your new roots, of course.

What with the treatment being quite so quick to do, you can be sure that it is worth your while.

The Difference Between Japanese Hair Straightening & Brazilian Blowout

We have looked now at much of the essentials regarding the Japanese hair straightening method, as well as the alternative method for it that we use at Kosmerika. But there are other methods for straightening hair that you might well have heard of, and you might be wondering what the similarities and differences are between them. A particularly popular method is known as the Brazilian blowout, and that is one that a lot of people have tried at one point or another. So what is the difference between Japanese hair straightening and the Brazilian blowout?

In Brazilian blowout treatments, the primary chemical agent in use in the treatment is Keratin - whereas in the Japanese method, it is formaldehyde. Keratin is a famously tough protein, and it is commonly found in nails, hair and skin naturally. The main difference between these methods, however, lies in how the results vary. With Japanese hair straightening, you end up with ruthlessly straight hair all over. Whereas, with the Brazilian blowout, you end up with hair which will be impervious to frizzing, but which allows the hair to continue to wave and curl to some degree.

As such, it is not as complete a method if you are looking merely to have your hair straightened as much as possible, and the Japanese method would be a much better one to go for. There is another main difference between them, too, and this one is especially relevant: while Japanese hair straightening is permanent, the Brazilian blowout method only last somewhere in the range of eight weeks to four months, meaning that you would have to go back and have it redone time and time again. That is obviously far from ideal, and the Japanese method is likely to therefore also prove much more cost-effective as well.

If you are trying to decide between any two or more methods, you should always ask around and consult your stylist. We are always more than happy to help you make the right decision for your hair.

Is Japanese Hair Straightening Damaging To The Hair?

As we have already looked at earlier in this article, there is some damage that Japanese hair straightening might do to your hair if you use the traditional method. That is why we are so keen on offering our alternative method, which is much safer and, in fact, completely non-harmful to the hair. But it is good to look into this in some detail, so that you can understand what kind of damage it is that you might experience when using Japanese hair straightening, and how you can avoid it by using this alternative method.

With the older way of doing Japanese hair straightening, you are going to be subjecting your hair and scalp to some pretty dangerous and toxic chemicals. Formaldehyde alone has the potential to cause considerable damage to your hair, and if you have the treatment done repeatedly on your roots then you might cause damage to your scalp as well along the way. There are other chemicals used in the procedure too, ammonia and sulfur being among them, all of which are potentially harmful to the hair. In essence, Japanese hair straightening works by literally damaging the hair until it is straight, so it is hardly surprising that you will come away from the treatment having cause some damage to your hair - damage you might struggle to undo.

With our alternative technique, however, we do not use any of those harmful chemicals. That means that you are not going to have to worry about any damage being done with our organic and harmless method of straightening. The advanced formula we use poses zero health risks at all, in fact, so you can really allow your mind to rest knowing that you are going to be in safe hands. It is gentle and safe, and preserves the integrity of the hair while still producing the amazing results that you are undoubtedly hoping for when you go to get your hair straightened. With our organic method, the sulfur bonds in your hair have not been broken, so the hair remains as strong as ever.

As you can see, there is an organic and healthier alternative for getting your hair straightened, so you never need cause your hair all that stress just to get it straightened again.

Is Japanese Hair Straightening Safe While Breastfeeding?

Before you get any kind of hair treatment, it is important to do your research and make sure that it is going to be suitable for you in your current stage of life. There might be many things that you need to look into here, and one that might be of particular relevance is if you are breastfeeding your child. If you are currently in the phase of breastfeeding, you will need to be careful about what chemicals you put into your body, as the last thing you want to do is cause severe trouble or problems to your child, which can happen easily enough if you are not careful.

There are a lot of chemicals used in traditional Japanese hair straightening, so it is important to be aware of them before you get the treatment done if you are currently breastfeeding. The main ingredient, as we have seen, is formaldehyde, and that is a potentially very harmful substance, especially for a young child. If you are breastfeeding, you will therefore want to avoid this chemical, as it can cause a lot of harm to your baby - and that, of course, means not getting your hair straightening in the Japanese traditional way outlined above.

It’s not just the formaldehyde which might cause you trouble, either. There are a number of other chemicals which you will want to avoid which are present in the traditional Japanese hair straightening methodology. For instance, there is often glutaraldehyde and sometimes Keratin, both of which are likely to cause harm to your baby if you pass it on to them. These substances are potentially carcinogenic, so you would essentially be passing on an increased likelihood of cancer to your baby at such an early stage in their life. Clearly, that is far from ideal, and there is no good reason you should get your hair straightened using those chemicals if you are still breastfeeding.

Because of these serious risks, you need to make sure that you only use our completely safe and organic method for hair straightening if you are breastfeeding. With our method, we don’t use any of those chemicals, so you won’t have to worry about what you might be passing on to your baby through your breastmilk. You can only have your hair straightened permanently through our organic method, as any other is going to mean you are taking a lot of chemicals into the body which your baby is not going to be able to cope with well, and which could cause a lot of damage as we have seen.

So if you are thinking of getting your hair straightened while you are breastfeeding, be sure to come to Kosmerika Organika to have it done in a completely organic, natural and safe way.

How Much Does Japanese Hair Straightening Cost?

As with receiving any kind of hair treatment at a salon, it is always helpful if you know straight up how much money you are likely to spend. It’s only fair to know what you will have to pay, and this will help you to plan out your treatment too, so if you have to wait until you are in a bit of a better position, then you can do so. However, all that being said, we think you will find that the prices we offer for our treatments are all very fair and extremely affordable for what they are, especially when it comes to something like having your hair straightened permanently, so that you will only need to have the roots attended to once or twice a year after the main treatment has been done.

So let’s take a look at some of the prices for this kind of hair straightening, as offered by our salon. Our prices depend on the length of your hair, as they will do at any other salon offering this or similar treatments, and that is one of the reasons why you will need to get in touch with us to discuss the matter before coming in to have the treatment done. We will need to have an initial consultation before the treatment too, to make sure that you are clear on what is involved, to get planning, and to determine the exact cost of the treatment plan.

For the latest information on our services and pricing, we suggest visiting our services page.

Japanese Hair Straightening: Is It Right For You?

Japanese Hair Straightening at Kosmerika Organika Hair Salon
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Whatever it is that might have led you to wanting your hair to be straightened, permanent straightening is certainly the way to go. It is less hassle overall, as you don’t need to worry about managing it or having it dealt with again and again. It is a cost-effective means of having your hair straightened, too, which is something that is always going to be important for most of us. And it is a way of looking your absolute best at all times, no matter where you might be going or who you might be seeing. Many women have tried this method, and few of them ever regret it or look back and wish they had done something different.

As you have seen in this article, we offer a method for straightening your hair which is completely safe, non-harmful, organic, natural, and kind to your hair and skin. So if you are keen to see the results of Japanese hair straightening, but without exposing yourself to all those nasty chemicals - you know exactly where to go to have that done. If you are intrigued by this method, do not hesitate to call us today. You might well be starting a whole new chapter in your life.

Japanese Hair Straightening at Kosmerika Organika Hair Salon
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If there are any burning questions that you would like to ask, you can feel free to contact me any time and I will be more than happy to answer them for you, no obligation.

If you are specifically looking for hair salons in Ocala, FL, then call us at (407) 844-1782 today to schedule an appointment, or simply click on our appointments page. We can’t wait to meet you and deliver on your hair dreams!

One comment on “Revolutionary Organic Japanese Hair Straightening In Ocala, FL”

  1. Hi, I’ve had my hair thermal reconditioned every 8/9 months since 1999 in Ft. Lauderdale (moved to Ocala). I would like to find someone close by so I don’t have to drive 5hrs to get my hair straightened.

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