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Japanese Hair Straightening
(AKA: TR, Japanese Hair Straightening, Yuko System, Luisco)
Q: Is Thermal Reconditioning (TR) or Japanese Hair Straightening a solution for frizzy hair?
A: Whether or not Thermal Reconditioning (TR) or Japanese Hair Straightening is right for your frizzy hair depends on your hair texture and your lifestyle. Thermal Reconditioning is an amazing process that can transform kinky curls to silky straight hair. If your hair is very curly, the re-growth of straight hair will show in about 6 weeks. Keep in mind, if your hair is frizzy due to chemical processes, Thermal Reconditioning results may work as well. In all cases, an experienced Thermal Reconditioning stylist is extremely important.
Q: What is the different between Yuko System, Lucio, Bio-Ionic Stir 8 and other Thermal Reconditioning (TR) brands?
A: All Thermal Reconditioning (TR) or Japanese Hair Straightening brands basically produce the same results but are manufactured by different companies. Some stylists prefer one brand over another, simply based on their individual opinions. Generally, when a stylist uses a product and enjoys the results, that brand becomes their #1 choice.
Q: Why is Thermal Reconditioning (TR) is from Japan? Isnít Japanese people were born with straight hair?
A: Thermal Reconditioning (TR) is from Japan is because they created the process. Thermal Reconditioning (TR) or Japanese Hair Straightening is to make thick coarse hair thin texture. But when western hair stylists try this Japanese Hair Straightening on their curly hair, they discover that they can also make hair from curl to smooth straight hair. That is the reason Thermal Reconditioning (TR) is also called Japanese Hair Straightening.
Q: How will I know which Thermal Reconditioning (TR) or Japanese Hair Straightening brand is best for my hair?
A: Instead of focusing on the best TR brand, concentrate on finding the best TR stylist. A product could be the best in the world but if your stylist isnít using it correctly, the results will be insignificant and possibly damaging.
Q: I had the Yuko System done on my hair. Can I try other systems like Bio-Ionic?
A: Yes. There is no problem to use different systems since they are basically the same. Thermal Reconditioning (TR) or Japanese Hair Straightening is basically the same technology. Just make sure your stylist has a lot of experience on Japanese Hair Straightening.
Q: Why is my hair breaking and falling out after getting Thermal Reconditioning (TR) or Japanese Hair Straightening done?
A: When TR isnít performed correctly, people experience negative results like hair breakage and loss. Please remember TR is a chemical process and it will hurt your hair if not done correctly - that is why an experienced TR stylist is so crucial.
Q: My hair became fine after Thermal Reconditioning (TR) or Japanese Hair Straightening and the ends are still dry and frizzy. Why?
A: One of two things happened - either the ends of your hair were over-processed or under-processed by TR. To fix it, see your stylist and trim your hair ends. Also, try using a leave-in conditioner on your hair (concentrate on the ends) before blow-drying.
Q: Do different shampoos and treatments make a big difference on TR processed hair?
A: Yes. When hair is processed by TR, the inside structure of hair is permanently altered. Using the shampoos and treatments designed specifically for TR treated hair is extremely important. These products will keep your hair smooth and healthy.
Q: Why is my hair so flat after Thermal Reconditioning (TR) or Japanese Hair Straightening?
A: Because the process was done too close to the scalp ó wait about a week and your hair will be fine.
About the Author: Kristen is a Hair and Beauty Product Writer and Specialist for popular brands including FHI, Crede, Yuko System, Paul Mitchell, Redken, ISH Ionic Rescue, Alterna and more