Questions about Hair Straightening

Straightening on Bleached hair (general)

To perform permanent straightening on bleached hair is quite difficult and not recommended as the damage level on bleached hair will already be quite high. The solutions used for straightening the hair are strong and need to be a certain strength in order to soften the hair so it can be straightened. If the hair is not sufficiently softened, the result will not be optimal.

If your whole hair is bleached, we could possibly avoid straightening the bleached parts and perform straightening only on the virgin hair (i.e. regrowth only). It will be risky to try and straighten the bleached areas as over processing can lead to frizziness and breakage which is quite the opposite of the results you would want.

If you have highlighted bleach in your hair, this will be more difficult as we are unable to use separate strength solutions which would mean

  1. if we use a weaker solution, some strands will be processed but some will be under processed resulting in an overall softer relaxed waves but uneven result. Basically this means that some have straightened but some will still have some waves left but it has relaxed so it would be less wavy.
  2. if we use a stronger solution, some strands will be perfectly softened but some will be over processed, resulting in again an uneven finish but with some parts straight and some parts frizzy and rough due to high damage from over processing. These damaged parts could also result in breakage.

If you are uncertain what your hair condition is currently like, you are welcome to book for a consultation first so we can assess your hair before proceeding with the straightening.

Straightening on Bleached hair (whole head)

To perform permanent straightening on bleached hair is quite difficult and not recommended as the damage level on bleached hair will already be quite high. The solutions used for straightening the hair are strong and need to be a certain strength in order to soften the hair so it can be straightened. If the hair is not sufficiently softened, the result will not be optimal.

If your whole hair is bleached, we could possibly avoid straightening the bleached parts and perform straightening only on the virgin hair. It will be risky to try and straighten the bleached areas as over processing can lead to frizziness and breakage which is quite the opposite of the results you would want.

It is advisable to book for a consultation first prior to proceeding with any straightening services to avoid severe damage to the hair.

Straightening on Bleached hair (highlights)

If you have bleach highlights in your hair, it will be difficult to do the permanent straightening as we are unable to use separate strength solutions when applying on the hair which would mean

  1. if we use a weaker solution, some strands will be processed but some will be under processed resulting in an overall softer relaxed waves but uneven result.
  2. if we use a stronger solution, some strands will be perfectly softened but some will be over processed, again resulting in an uneven finish but with some parts straight and some parts frizzy and rough, possibly some breakage due to high damage from over processing (bleached areas).

If you are uncertain what your hair condition is currently like, it is advisable to book for a consultation first so we can assess your hair before proceeding with the straightening.

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to ask.