SKILLS Talk – Episode 3 “IS HAIR STRAIGHTENING/ RELAXING A GOOD OPTION?”
In this episode, our Senior Barber @barber.mo talks about what is the Straightening/Relaxing Treatment, and should you choose it over the Keratin Hair Treatment? Let’s find out!
Different types of Relaxers and chemicals used in the Hair Straightening/ Relaxing Treatment Process
The Hair Straightening/Relaxing Treatment is a type of treatment that uses chemicals such as Sodium, Lithium, and Guanidine Hydroxide to straighten your hair. The chemical components have pretty mild effects on the hair but it is very severe on the scalp.
The process of the Hair Straightening/ Relaxing Treatment is it reduces the curl by breaking down the hair strand and reforming the hair’s components by chemicals which softens very tight or kinky curls. The risk of doing the Hair Straightening is if done the wrong way could damage your scalp or burn your hair.
Applying the Hair Relaxer
The benefits of having the Hair Straightening Treatment is it makes the hair more manageable, making it straighter, and saves you a lot of time in styling your hair as well as using the blow-dry and using less hair product.
If you are planning or interested to do your Hair Straightening Treatment in the future make sure to do the following tips and advice for your safety.
Doing the Hair Consultation is Very Important before you do any Hair Treatment/Coloring Procedure
- Find a professional who has a good background in doing the Hair Straightening/ Relaxing Treatment.
- Make sure to do a consultation first if your scalp or hair is capable of the Treatment.
- Inform your stylist about all your past history in the last few months and if you did any hair straightening/relaxing as this could affect the results during the process.
- Make sure to follow the advice of your stylist after doing the Hair Straightening/ Relaxing Treatment in order to prolong d maintain the effects of the Treatment.
- Make sure to only use the home care products advised by the stylist for your hair maintenance
If you got it right, Then Enjoy your new and Straight Hair 🙂
It is advisable to have the Keratin Hair Treatment done after the Hair Straightening Treatment so that you can treat your hair and give it a much healthier and straighter look, as well as combining both treatments can lengthen the duration of the treatment. As normally the Keratin lasts for 2-3 months and the Straightening lasts 6-8 weeks.
That’s it for this episode, I hope you guys learned a lot about the Hair Straightening Treatment and what is the difference between the Keratin Hair Treatment.
Leave a comment down below if you have any questions.
See you in the next episode.
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SKILLS Barbershop is located in the Business Bay area in Dubai, at Clover Bay Tower, and is run by the Celebrity Barber, Mohamad Mir Ebrahim aka Barber Mo. With over 20 years of grooming experience, he has served a lot of celebrities, including from his list are Will Smith, Jay-Z, Diego Maradona, Sergi Constance, Kid Ink, P Money, MIMS, OB Obrien, Local and International DJ’s as well as some notable International athletes and personalities.