Japanese Permanent Hair Straightening FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Japanese Permanent Hair Straighteing System, by Yuko System.
And a few more just to make certain you know all that you can about the wonder of Japanese Hair Straightening.

Below you will find an assortment of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Yuko System Permanent Japanese Hair Straightening service.

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Which Hair types are suitable for The Yuko System Japanese Hair Straightening process?

All Hair types may be Straightened, with Yuko System. Drew Groh has the experience, and education, to tailor the Yuko System Japanese Hair Straightening process to suit just about anyone.

Can colored Hair be Permanently Straightened?

Yes. In fact, tinted or colored Hair is an ideal condition for the Yuko System Japanese Hair Straightening process. Its previously treated condition helps it react quickly to milder Hair Straightening solutions.

I've heard highlighted Hair may not be suitable for this Japanese Hair Straightening service.

Highlighted Hair is considered to be damaged Hair regardless of it's strength or appearance. Straightening this hair type of hair requires specialized skills and special chemicals. Drew Groh is very experienced in working with highlighted and over-processed hair. So, yes, highlighted Hair may be Straightened.

How long does the Japanese Hair Straightening process take?

The Yuko System Japanese Hair Straightening process takes between 3 and 4 hours. Extremely long or dense Hair may add a small amount of time.

Is the Yuko System Japanese Hair Straightening process truly permanent?

Yes, Yuko System Japanese Hair Straightening is permanent on the Hair that is treated. However, your new Hair will grow in with its natural texture, therefore it will be necessary to eventually Straighten the new growth.

How often will I need to redo the Yuko System Japanese Hair Straightening process?

The average length of time between Japanese Hair Straightening services is around 6 months. Your unique hair texture, speed of growth, and ability to work with the new growth will ultimately determine the length of time for you. Yuko System Japanese Hair Straightening retouches are done to the new-growth only. Only on extremely rare occasions will it be necessary to re-treat the previously Straightened Hair.

Will I still have to blow dry my Straightened Hair?

For many months you will be able to "wash & go." However, because your own natural texture will continue to grow back, you will eventually find it necessary to style the new growth until you receive a retouch service.

How long will it take me to style my Straightened Hair?

The average curly Hair client spends at least thirty minutes blow-drying and styling their Hair. After the Yuko System Japanese Hair Straightening process most clients can achieve their desired style in ten minutes or less. This time may increase slightly as your new Hair grows back, but should never take as long as your pre-straightened time.

Will I still have frizz after a Japanese Hair Straightening?

Probably not! Frizz is caused by various lengths of Hair which are wavy or curly, bending outward. Various lengths of Japanese Straightened Hair lay parallel to each other and usually go unnoticed.

How long before and after having the Yuko System Japanese Hair Straightening process may I color my hair?

It's advised that you not receive ANY chemical service two days prior or two days after Japanese Hair Straightening.

Will I still need to use a Hair Straightening iron?

After Japanese Hair Straightening, you will no longer need a flat iron to achieve Straight Hair. As individual styles my differ, some clients may choose to use a Hair Straightening iron to polish their Hair or to achieve a desired style.

Does Yuko System Japanese Hair Straightening process really improve Hair condition?

Yes, in most cases. In addition to a Japanese Hair Straightening system, Yuko System is a Thermal Reconditioning and repair system. By fusing proteins into the Hair, thermally, the Hair is strengthened internally, while the cuticle layers are pressed smooth, providing increased shine and softness.

I've heard of some stylists breaking the Hair off during, or after, a Japanese Hair straightening service. How can I avoid such a situation?

Unfortunately this has happened to some who have chosen to take a risk having their Hair permanently straightened with other, less experienced stylist. Choosing a skilled and experienced Hair Straightening technician is the best insurance for you. Breakage usually occurs following the service as a result of stylist errors. Drew Groh's experience, knowledge of chemicals, proper assessment of the client's Hair, and careful approach in high risk situations, insures that damage is not a concern.

Are there special products to use following a Japanese Hair Straightening?

It is a good idea to use the prescribed home care products, from Yuko System, following the Japanese Hair Straightening service in order to maintain the condition of your new, shiny, reconditioned, Straightened Hair. Yuko System's home care line consists of four types of products, three of which you probably already use now: shampoo, conditioner, and a leave-in conditioning spray. We would encourage you to replace your existing Hair Care products with the Yuko System products, or at the very least, alternate them in. These Hair care products are concentrated and will likely last until your first retouch (6 mos). The fourth product is a collagen spray used to enhance shine and softness. All of the Yuko System Hair care products are excellent and can be purchased at the time of the service.

Is there anything I can't do with my Hair after having it Japanese Straightened?

Only for 48 hours. During the first 48 hours you should not do anything to your hair that you would not want permanent, while it is in a neutralizing state. Avoid rubber bands, clips, and hats. Do not shampoo or wet your Japanese Straightened Hair during this time. You are encouraged to smooth your Hair after sleeping as well. After the first 48 hours you may do anything you wish with your new Hair.

Will my hair be flat after the Hair Straightening service?

Yes! Finally. For the first few weeks your newly Straightened Hair may be a bit flat. However, after just a few weeks of new growth, you will enjoy some volume on top while maintaining smooth, sleek ends! Your newly Straightened Hair will still respond to the use of heat styling tools such as curling irons and round brushes. Therefore, you may achieve a curly or wavy style on occasion should you choose.

How much does the Yuko System Japanese Hair Straightening service cost?

Drew likes to keep his Japanese Hair Straightening prices at a flat rate. He doesn't start low, and raise it once he sees you. Also, Drew is not out to compete in a price war with less expensive and less talented stylists. Alos, he isn't out be to be the most expensive. There are many stylists, out there, who charge less, and some who charge more. Drew's prices are at the industry standard for a beginner. Obviously, Drew is not a beginner. Drew is an expert in Japanese Hair Straighteninig, so he charges what is fair considering his skill level is worth so much more. What's a $50 savings if your hair gets ruined?

Hair Straightening is always $400, even for a retouch, due to the fact that Straightening the re growth is just as time consuming (about 3.5 hours) as the initial Hair Straightening. On some rare occasions, like in the case of extremely long/dense hair, the cost could increase up to a max of $500. Drew has only charged this additional amount a handful of times.

How long will it take to get an appointment to have my Japanese Hair straightening done?

Usually a week or two. Saturdays book a little further out because most of our clients work or go to school. Some people don't want to wait that long, but Drew wants to bring to your attention that any stylist who has four hours to spare, to Straighten your Hair at a moments notice, is probably someone who is not in demand and you probably don't want to be the one to find out why? Plan ahead.

Do these answers apply to any other stylist?

No!!! For one reason, another Hair Stylist may shy away from straightening color treated or over-processed Hair. Also, Yuko System is a tool and is only as good as the person using it!!