Guys and girls of Melbourne, if you’ve been blessed with curly, frizzy or unruly hair that simply can’t be tamed, permanent or chemical straightening could be the perfect solution.
Don’t get us wrong: we’re all for embracing a bit of natural beauty, kinks and all, but sometimes you just want that smooth, sleek look for your luscious locks. That’s where straighteners come in.
Here’s everything you need to know about permanent straightening in Melbourne, and whether it’s the right treatment for you.
After an in-depth consultation with your straightener, and a strand test to see how your hair reacts, they’ll get to washing your hair to remove the impurities. We’re talking dirt, oil and all kinds of build up.
Next, a chemical solution is applied to the hair and left to develop for around an hour or so, then thoroughly rinsed from the hair.
Your hair straightener will then get to work blow-drying and straightening your hair in small sections, making sure to cover all sections of the head.
Finally, a neutraliser is applied, to encourage healthy hair elasticity and pH levels. After another rinse, your hair will be blow-dried and straightened once more, and you’ll be left with poker straight, smooth and shiny locks. A bit of work, sure, but totally worth it.
The longevity of this treatment all depends on how you look after your hair post-straightening. Treated hair should remain straight almost permanently, but remember, new hair growth isn’t affected by the treatment, so touch ups will be necessary.
Your hair professional is the best port of call to work out whether permanent straightening is right for you. But if you have overly damaged, bleached, broken or super fine hair, you might need to reconsider.
If straightening in Melbourne sounds like the solution to all of your haircare woes, book an appointment with Bookwell now.