Applying Japanese hair straightening system

Even though it originated in Japan in the late 1990s, the Japanese hair straightening system is still causing ripples in most of the developed world. It comes under many fancy titles that include thermal reconditioning, the Yuko system, magi straight, bio ionic straightening, rebonding and liscio among others. Yuko is actually the name of the hair stylist who got to popularize the hair straightening system while Liscio refers to the original process which is what you are likely to see in many hair salons.

Permanent straight hair

This hair straightening system which originated in Japan is touted for having permanent outcomes as far as keeping your hair straight is concerned. This cannot be compared with some of the do it yourself hair straightening procedures who effects area only temporary.  When you do your hair with the magic straight hair straightening you can rest assured that for at least six months you will not visit your salon for the same procedure until after you hair will have grown again considerably. There are only a few cases where the thermal reconditioning will not work effectively and this will include:

  • African hair because it is delicate
  • Damaged hair of that which has been heavily treated
  • Thinning hair that can falloff quickly

The cost

In general, if you will be going for the Japanese hair straightening system you need to be prepared to pay well because it is fairly expensive when compared to other forms of hair styling. Depending on your salon you should be prepared to pay anything between $300 and $1000 and the process will take you between 3 – 4 hours to complete.

Important tips before going for thermal conditioning

When compared with your regular hair straightening that could take you only a few minutes to accomplish you can see that the Japanese hair straightening is some serious business. You should therefore do your homework well before committing yourself especially to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Some of the important precautionary measures you can take include:

  • Learn everything you can about the procedure by visiting the websites of as many salons that are close to you as possible
  • Speak personally to the hair straightening specialist and have all your questions answered
  • You must make sure that you know that the specialist has the required expertise and since you will be paying so much money you don’t want to deal with someone who is going to do experiments with your hair
  •  Ask to be shown several before and after pictures of some of their customers
  • Where it is possible ask to speak to a previous customer who could give you proper insight including anything they did not like about the entire process


If you are going to have the procedure done on you it is important that you follow the post styling specifications with a lot of care. The stylist will need to do a strand test to see that you hair is right for the procedure and since the effects are meant to last for at least six months be careful to use proper after care products.