Japanese Hair Straightening

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Registered: 08-30-2011
Japanese Hair Straightening
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 3:39pm

At Midtown Manhattan,
Is this a good buy?


I heard that its normal price goes even up to $700.
How much is the normal cost for Japanese straightening? and the cost when you did it really cheap?

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Registered: 05-11-2003
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 10:22pm

It can go higher, I have seen $900+.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 1:49pm
I had it done years ago and it took quite a few hours (4 or 5 I think) for shoulder-length hair (I have thick hair, and a lot of it.)

The cost was not cheap at all though I wouldn't be able to tell you how much it was. I just remember feeling a lot of pain. It was also a huge shock to lose all that volume since my hair went from wavy to straight straight. On the other hand, I spent about 6 months of not having to comb my hair at all let alone blow dry it as each strand would fall into place on its own. I'd wash my hair, towel dry it, finger comb it, and go about my day.

It was a pain outgrowing it, though since I would have wavy hair on top, an the rest would be very straight hair.

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Registered: 06-12-2008
Sun, 09-04-2011 - 4:34pm

While I don't have this done on my hair, a friend of mine does and she says that it takes quite a toll on her hair because the chemicals that they use are so strong.