So, a picture is worth a thousand words right? Here are the before and afters from my certification class today:
Some brief information about this process (a more detailed post will follow in a week or so).
This smoothing process really IS non-damaging as no bonds in the hair are being broken. Japanese Straightening, Thermal Reconstruction (TR) and traditional relaxers damage the hair even though the hair is typically left FEELING good. With this process the hair feels good AND is not damaged. Really! Over time, damaged hair is actually healed from within, it is not just cosmetic smoothing!
The process is formaldehyde free! It is almost a chemical free process (by FDA guidelines it IS chemical free but what that really means is that there is less than 1% of chemicals in the solution so I would like to just throw FDA propaganda to the curb.. 1% is very little chemical but I thought people would like to know) and there is NO formaldehyde (which as you may remember from other posts was my beef with the Brazilian Straightening and why I decided not to do it).
Technically this is not a straightening procedure, though that is basically the end result – this is a frizz eliminator or smoothing procedure and also a conditioning treatment. Straighter hair is a nice side benefit. Smooth, soft, manageable hair is the goal though.
Once this is done, you CAN curl your hair with a curling iron and have waves. Also, this lasts 3 to 6 months and reverts slowly over time. Using a shampoo without sodium chloride extends the life of the service and the hair reverts back to it’s natural state at a slower rate. You can also color and bleach on the same day of service (as long as it is before, if you want to color after, wait 2 weeks).
I’ve thought about how to price this and some people charge by the hour others by the amount of product used. I have decided to go at a flat rate of $250 stating that this will probably take about 2 to 3 and a half hours. If you have short hair or not very dense hair and the process is significantly shorter because of that I will adjust accordingly. Also, if you are interested in having this done only in a particular area and not the whole head (for example just the bangs) I can accommodate that in the pricing as well, but over all – a $250 flat rate applies.
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ps. this model is in need of a haircut, but there was no time to address that in the class.