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wavie 10-02-2013 09:39 PM

DIY Japanese straightening - bad idea?
 
Hey guys! I'm a busy college student and have been naturally curly for around 5 years now. While I love my curls, I just don't have the time/money to maintain it.

I was thinking of doing the liscio Japanese straightening method on myself. Is that a bad idea? Has anyone tried it? It seems like a relatively straightforward process, and there's no way I can spend the 600-1200 dollars some salons are asking for in my area.
I might try the sally's ion version as well, but liscio seems like much better quality.

Thanks :)

bringingcurliesback? 10-03-2013 12:33 AM

Please don't do it.
Maybe try cutting it instead?
I just chopped mine yesterday.
but don't damage it believe me..
So not worth it!!


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sloka25 04-01-2016 11:45 AM

Do NOT do it! I wanted to do it when I was younger until one of my close friends did it when we were 16 at a really nice salon. It looked nice for a few days, then after she washed it, you could see how damaged her hair was. She had to keep flat ironing it to make it look acceptable and lost a lot of hair, not worth it overall. This was almost 10 years ago and she says her hair has never felt the same.

dvl 12-18-2016 10:55 AM

Oh, no no no! Please forget about this idea!!! My hairstylist told me how difficult this straightening is. Even an inexperienced stylist can damage your hair. And where will you get equipment?? they use special heat lamps (something like this)
You need to know what kind of formula to use, how long to keep it on hair, how long to heat and the distance from heat to the hair. And then you need to straighten everything with a flat-iron and it's extremely hard physically. It's basically a man's job. I think it's better to have healthy curly hair than damaged straight. If you want japanese straightening, go to a salon and pick your stylist wisely based on his experience. Make research. You can read here japanese straightening faq.

dvl 12-18-2016 10:56 AM

Oh, no no no! Please forget about this idea!!! My hairstylist told me how difficult this straightening is. Even an inexperienced stylist can damage your hair. And where will you get equipment?? they use special heat lamps (something like this)
You need to know what kind of formula to use, how long to keep it on hair, how long to heat and the distance from heat to the hair. And then you need to straighten everything with a flat-iron and it's extremely hard physically. It's basically a man's job. I think it's better to have healthy curly hair than damaged straight. If you want japanese straightening, go to a salon and pick your stylist wisely based on his experience. Make research. You can read here japanese straightening faq.

DrRach 12-19-2016 01:23 PM

I used this relaxing system myself (sometimes with the help of a friend) for 9 years after first having it done at a salon. I'm amazed my hair lasted that long but eventually it started falling out and snapping off. I had almost no hair left after all the relaxing and flat ironing, which prompted me to go back to being curly. 3 years later, and all of the damaged hair cut off, my hair is back to full health. My advice is don't go there, because it's only temporary. You can never have straight hair and it's not worth the pain trying to.


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