Ever wondered how Japanese women achieve such sleek and straight hair? The answer may surprise you – they don’t use any fancy hair straightening products or tools, but rather a traditional method that has been passed down through generations.
The Japanese way of straightening hair is called “yuko”, which translates to “hot ironing”. This involves using a hot iron (traditionally made from cast iron) to press the hair strands flat. The heat from the iron helps to seal the cuticle layer of the hair, giving it a smooth and shiny appearance.
To achieve best results, your hair should be slightly damp when you start the yuko process. First, divide your hair into small sections and clip them up out of the way. Then, working with one small section at a time, pass the hot iron over each strand of hair about 10 times. You can use a comb to help guide the iron through your hair if needed. Finally, blow dry your hair on a low heat setting to help set the style.
If you don’t have access to a hot iron, you can also try this method with a clothes steamer – just hold it close to (but not touching) each
The stylist applies a solution to your hair that chemically changes its structure
Japanese straightening is also sometimes called thermal reconditioning. That’s because the solution used in the treatment contains heat-activated ingredients that help to break down the bonds that make your hair curly or wavy. As a result, your hair becomes permanently straight.
The Japanese straightening treatment usually takes several hours to complete. During this time, your stylist will carefully apply the solution to your hair and then use a flat iron to seal in the new Straight look. You may need to have multiple treatments depending on how damaged or resistant your hair is.
Afterward, you’ll need to take special care of your newly Straightened tresses. That means using gentle shampoo and conditioner formulas, avoiding heat styling tools whenever possible, and being extra careful when brushing or combing your hair (wet or dry). With proper care, however, you can enjoy smooth and healthy-looking locks for months on end!
They leave the solution on your locks for about 20 minutes, depending on hair type and length
Many women in Japan straighten their hair. There are a few ways to do this, but the most popular method is to use a chemical straightening solution. This solution contains chemicals that break down the bonds in your hair, making it straighter.
To use this method, you first need to wash your hair and then towel dry it. Next, you’ll apply the straightening solution to your hair, using a brush or comb to evenly distribute it. They leave the solution on your locks for about 20 minutes, depending on hair type and length. Once the time is up, you’ll rinse out the solution and then blow dry your hair straight.
Afterward, they wash it out
Japanese women have been straightening their hair for centuries. In fact, the practice of straightening hair is so ingrained in Japanese culture that many women can not imagine going without it. There are a variety of methods that Japanese women use to straighten their hair, but the most popular method is by using a hot iron.
After washing their hair, Japanese women will apply a heat protectant spray or cream to their damp locks. They then divide their hair into small sections and carefully run a hot iron through each section, making sure to evenly distribute the heat. Once all of the sections have been straightened, they will apply another layer of heat protectant and then blow dry their hair to set the style.
Some Japanese women also use chemical relaxers to achieve super sleek and straight strands. However, these chemicals can be harsh on the hair and can cause damage over time. If you are looking for a more natural way to achieve perfectly straight hair, then we recommend trying out the hot iron method!
Your hair gets some conditioning treatment to make sure it stays straight
Your hair is first shampooed and then conditioned with a special conditioner. After that, your stylist will use a flat iron to straighten your hair. The process usually takes about an hour, depending on the length of your hair.