Information about Hair Straightening - answers to the most often asked questions
Can all hair be straightened?
Evy & Bio ionics permanent straightening can be performed on most hair, including coloured & bleached (only with an experienced straightening technician). It is not suitable for very fine, weak and damaged hair, these clients achieve best results with the Magic Sleek (permanent or semi permanent) & Agave keratin smoothing (semi).
When is the best time to colour my hair if I'm planning to have my hair straightened ?
It is very important that no colour is applied 10 days prior to straightenings and 14 days after with Evy and Bio ionic. Colour can lighten a little bringing out warmth of colours.
Magic Sleek you can colour anytime, although you are best to colour after as it does lighten the hair 1-2 shades. Agave wait one week after for colour. The treatment can lighten hair 1-2 shades.
If there is a regrowth of more than approx 2cm then have the regrowth coloured prior, especially for blondes and lighter colours. Semis and tints are best left until after as the straightening does remove colour intensity, unless regrowth is larger than 2cm, then have roots coloured and not the ends.
When is the best time to have my hair cut If I'm to have my hair straightened ?
If you are having a fair amount cut off or your ends are very split and not in good condition then prior to straightening is best (we can do this prior to straightening). Otherwise it is best after to have a style cut as your hair sits different with straightening. A quick trim is included in the straightening price.
What is the downtime with straightening and treatments?
- Agave smoothing - need to leave in overnight (hair looks fine just very straight, a little gritty to run hands through) no downtime or special care needed except for specific shampoo to optimise lasting ability. Agave is not a recommended treatment if you are planning on swimming a lot as swimming in salt or chlorine strips product out.
- Evy and Bio Ionic Permanent - 3 days (72hrs) hair cannot be washed, wet, clipped or tied back, no ocean or chlorine swimming for 14 days. Avoid excessive exercise for 3 days as scalp perspiration can affect results.
- Magic Sleek, no rules except 14 days after no swimming.
- Nanomax Gravity treatment - 24hrs until washing
Do I still need to iron or blowdry my hair after semi/permanent straightening?
Yes, even people with naturally straight hair "style" their hair. However the amount of time and effort spent is dramatically reduced. It is highly recommended for best results to use the Evy tools to Blowdry & Iron the hair. These are the Infusalite Hairdryer & the Evy One Glide Straightening Iron, these are offered to Straight & Sleek clients at a special below retail price (see shop and instore for pricing)
Do I need to use special shampoo and conditioner once I have permanent straightening ?
It is highly recommended to use the carefully selected range of shampoo & conditioners available in store & online to keep the hair in optimum condition. Magic Sleek & Agave range of aftercare is specifically recommended for these services.
How often do I need to have my regrowth touched up with permanent straightening & how much does this cost?
Regrowth can be straightened once there is approx 3 months growth, or approx 3-4cm. Most clients last 6 to 9 months before they need this. It all depends on how curly & frizzy the client is at the root area & how good they are at straightening their regrowth before it starts to bother them.
The price for regrowth is similar or the same as the initial straightening, this is because the service is identical to the first service except the product differs from the regrowth to the ends. Clients with long hair will find the regrowth less than initial service.
Do I need to put treatments in my hair after Permanent Straightening?
Permanent straightening will change the texture of your hair to feel like you have had the most amazing treatment you could imagine. We find the hair in better condition than before the service. Because it is a chemical service it is good to give treatments especially on hair that is highly coloured.