Shiny sleek hair used to be just a dream of women who had curly or frizzy hair. Today you can have straight and healthy looking hair no matter what texture or type of hair you have. Stylists have several choices for straightening hair. Permanent straightening methods last until your hair grows out while temporary straightening methods will eventually wash out. The good news is even high quality temporary straightening methods can last up to 6 to 8 weeks if you use the proper at home hair care products.
Two of the most effective and healthy straightening methods is Mazani and iStraight. Both of these products have formulas developed for relaxed, permed or colored hair. Your hair stylist will give you an expert consultation to determine which formula is right for your hair. She will ask you about your hair’s history as far as color and chemical treatments, so be honest and let her know exactly what you’ve used on your hair in the past. This will ensure you will get the results you want without any damage or breakage. Once your hair stylist has determined which formula is best for your hair you should be prepared to spend several hours in her chair. Permanent and temporary straightening methods can take up to 4 or 5 hours depending on the length and thickness of your hair.
iStraight is considered a permanent straightening method. It works by reconstructing the bonds in your hair which control its curl pattern. This permanently straightens your hair. You will need to go back every 6 weeks or so depending how fast your hair grows to get your regrowth treated. iStraight makes your hair sleek, smooth and very shiny. The negative ions in the relaxer combine with the positive ions in the neutralizer to seal your cuticle layer to give you maximum shine. Ceramide, an ingredient which occurs naturally in your hair, bonds with your hair to further strengthen and fortify it. Unlike many straightening systems, iStraight uses no silicone or harsh chemicals. Your hair will be smooth, straight and healthy looking. The benefits of iStraight include stronger hair, permanently straightened hair, and no damage or breakage.
Mazani is considered a temporary straightening method, but with proper care can last up to 6 to 8 weeks. There are formulas for relaxed, colored and damaged hair available from Mazani. Mazani uses their patented C3 Smoothing Complex to produce shiny and sleek hair that is healthy and strong by relaxing your hair’s natural curl bonds. Your hair stylist will determine which formula is best for you and recommend at home care products to extend the life of your straightening treatment. The C3 Smoothing Complex contains coconut oil, Ceramides and Cationic Polymers. Coconut oil nourishes and moisturizes your hair. Ceramides bonds with your hair’s molecular structure to strengthen and protect it, while the Cationic Polymers provide strength and protect your hair from breakage and damage. The benefits of the Mazani straightening method are strong and shiny hair, gentle yet effective results and Mazani is safe for relaxed and color treated hair.
Don’t take chances on the health of your hair. Go to a hair stylist who uses iStraight and Mazani straightening systems. Both of these permanent and temporary straightening systems are free of harsh chemicals and ingredients which can damage your hair and your health.