Archive for February, 2010

japanese hair straightening?

Question by Lateef: japanese hair straightening?
I have wavy frizzy thick hair and I am tired of always using the straightener so I want a permanent solution. Now I hear some of these products can be damaging so I want to know what is the best treatment I can get. Some salons offer relaxers but thats cheap. Others have this keratin treatment that apparently nourishes your hair as well as straightening it. Help me out ladies, or guys whatever.

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Answer by Sur La Mer
I wouldn’t recommend them. There are many brands of hair straightening out there and they call them anyway they want to get your attention. Coco is another name brand. Some Japanese hair straightening processes can damage the hair and leave it flat and lifeless.
None is better than the other.
Ex. of one relaxer:

Keratin are not approved by the FDA. Visit their website & search for it in their web. If you’re thinking about the Brazilian treatment, there’s a danger about using formaldehyde, a chemical that causes cancer. The FDA does not restrict the use of that chemical in cosmetics.

A hairstylist in Portland, Or. is blowing a whistle on the treatment.
“A big red flag: About a month after she started using Brazilian Blowout on clients, Scrutton had the first nosebleed of her life.”

(Type it in if they moved the page. “After hairstylist becomes suspicious of Brazilian Blowout, tests find formaldehyde”.

Canada had issued a public health warning regarding Brazilian Blowout and has stopped the distribution of their salon product; Ireland has also issued a recall. ~ Also published in Vogue Feb. 2011.

Stylists and clients often wear gas masks or other protective equipment and still may feel the ill effects of this potentially fatal gas. So say they offer cheap? You really get what you pay for, it is a billion dollar plus commissions the hair industry and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to ‘abuse’. Well you could take your salon to court, but not hair industry.

Many customers and stylists do not know that this Brazilian treatment often contains high concentrations of formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical.

Relaxers are for permanent, but they are damaging to hair.

Go to the FDA website & type in permanent or relaxers so you understand what are the side effects.

Here’s the newest news:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently seized tens of thousands of bottles of “Rio” hair relaxer products after determining they can cause severe hair loss or turn hair green.…

The FDA have warned consumers not to use “Rio Hair Naturalizer Systems,” a product imported from Brazil and sold through television infomercials by World Rio Corp. of Los Angeles.

The official complaints against hair straightening products range from serious hair breakage and hair damage to serious scalp burns that may require an emergency room visit.

Examples of what one suffering severe hair loss after Japanese Hair Straightening from YA HAIR:
I got my hair rebonded back in March and have lost more than a third of it since then. Everytime I run my hands through my hair, I lose 7-10 strands on average!
In the shower I lose clumps after shampooing and conditioning.
Bald spots are showing up in my hair.
I used to have beautiful thick hair, ho can I get it back?

Another ex: I used to have very curly, beautiful hair..and then i got it chemically straightened..DONT DO IT! when it started growing out, it was mess and even more difficult to work with than before. and once it was completely grown out, my hair was no longer is now this aweful wavy mess, and only certain spots are still curly.

Another example: I don’t recommend it. Hair went back to normal even before 4 months (it stated that the Keratin would stay on for 4months). Soft rebonding would be the better choice. I think the KeraStraight was a scam. Even the KeraStraight shampoo/conditioner did no contribution. It was a complete waste of money :/ However it was straight for awhile. But not very long.

I know hair. I have 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80′s & 90′s. I’ve known people in their 30′s whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70′s.

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How to get straight sleek hair naturally?

Question by : How to get straight sleek hair naturally?
my hair is thick and rough. whenever i have a bath or shower my hair goes really frizzy and bushy and it doesn’t go thinner until i straighten my hair. does anyone have any natural remedies or anything that i can use?

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Answer by cwood
V05 Hot Oil Treatment < it is amazing!! and like $ 5...

Hair Shine Serum helps alot before and after you straighten.

John Frieda Glaze is awesome. You use it in the shower.

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What is the best anti-humidity hair straightening product for coarse wavy hair?

Question by EVELYN A: What is the best anti-humidity hair straightening product for coarse wavy hair?
I have used John Freida’s products, Garnier Fructis products, Silicon mix conditioner and none control the humidity.
Janice. I could not figure out how to e-mail you but if you need to contact me you can place your e-mail as an answer and I will e-mail you regarding your question.

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Answer by Nina
Try using Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Relaxing Balm.

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Best brand of Shampoo/Conditioner/Products for severely damaged weak hair?

Question by : Best brand of Shampoo/Conditioner/Products for severely damaged weak hair?
I have fairly long, very thin hair. I have split ends running atleast half way up. I’ve tried to cut them off, and get layers but it actually makes it worse. My hair is really uneven and frizzes a bit. I manage to lose a handful of hair every day.

I finally realized the state my hair was in, and stopped blowdrying, stopped straightening, stopped dyeing it, stopped putting in chemicals

I have tried many shampoos such asTresemme, Dove, Pantene, John Freida, and currently Garnier Fructis as well as some organic shampoo’s that I can’t remember the names of. Nothing worked.

I tried olive oil, mixtures of mayo and eggs, yogurt, etc. Nothing. Two weeks ago I bought Argon/Moroccan Oil product with keratin and it seems to have helped a little bit.

1. What I really need is a brand that has been proven to be helpful, recommendations?

2. Someone told me to try Joico, has anyone used this? What do you think about it?

3. Would taking vitamins help? If so what ones?

Please help me, I just want my healthy hair back :(

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Answer by Mia
u should try pantene breakage to strength. it works goooood!

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How can you get this sleek straight hair look? 10 points for best answer.?

Question by Sara: How can you get this sleek straight hair look? 10 points for best answer.?
This is the picture of a sleek straight hair look:

10 points for best answer! Thanks! :)

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Answer by ashley
if your hair is naturally curly:
1. when your hair is damp, put in straightening gel (TRESemme straightening gel) this helps make hair straight, soft, shiny, and protect it from the heat.
2. blow dry hair down. pull on each section to help it go straight, and you can use a brush to help it out.
3. do not scorch your hair with high temps on your straightener. Go a little hotter than what you normally use and SLOWLY straighten your hair. take sections of your hair and straighten it slowly moving from top to bottom. when you get to the ends, hold it there a split second longer. then go over that same section once more a little faster.
4. if your hair holds, great. if not, spray with a LIGHT hair spray… just barely. and quickly run your fingers to get the snarls out and run your straightener over everything once more really quick.

you should have super straight hair just like that picture :]

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