THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE HAIR STRAIGHTENING
YUKO Hair Straightening is recognized worldwide as "Japanese Hair Straightening" or "Thermal Reconditioning". YUKO, together with Phiten, developed the specialized process that has proven itself as the envy of the hair industry. Each step of the procedure is specifically tailored to recondition, protect and maintain the health of the hair. Wavy, curly or kinky, YUKO Hair Straightening can make any unmanageable hair luxuriously straight with a lustrous shine.
PATENTED APPROVED TECHNIQUE
YUKO Hair Straightening is the original system that revolutionized hair straightening over 15 years ago and retains patent approval in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and several other countries from around the world.
HOW TO: YUKO HAIR STRAIGHTENING
STEP 1 HAIR ANALYSIS
Before proceeding with the straightening, we highly recommend performing a hair analysis so you can determine if the hair is suited for the straightening or not.
STEP 2 WASH THE HAIR
Wash the hair thoroughly with a clarifying shampoo to ensure that the hair is clean, follow by a conditioner.
STEP 3 PRE TREATMENT
Use the pre treatments specifically made by YUKO before applying the solution to protect the hair from unnecessary damage.
STEP 4 APPLY SOLUTION
Apply the solution on damp hair 1 inch away from the scalp in 1 inch subsections. Perform an elasticity check to determine when the hair is ready.
STEP 5 RINSE
Using a gentle shampoo, rinse of the solution thoroughly. Make sure you leave no solution left on the hair or scalp. The use conditioner.
STEP 6 IRON
Blow dry the hair about 80% dry, then iron in 1/3 - 1/2 subsections. Make sure you iron every strand to avoid leaving hair wavy.
STEP 7 APPLY
Apply the neutralizer on dry hair 1 inch away from the scalp and in 1 inch subsections. Do not leave it for more than 5 minutes.
STEP 8 RINSE
Rinse off the neutralizer. Do not use shampoo. Use only conditioner.
STEP 9 BLOW DRY &
Blow dry the hair and finish the service with an iron press.
Please note that this is a simplified summary on how to do the straightening. If you like to know more about the steps please go to YUKO's main website at www.yuko-usa.com
Q: How can I get started using the YUKO Hair Straightening system?
A: In order to begin, we will first need a copy of your cosmetology license and you must purchase our starter kit. The starter kit includes 2 sets of straightening solutions, our YUKO Pre Treatments, tools, shampoo and conditioner.
Q: What is the main active ingredient in YUKO hair straightening solutions?
A: The main active ingredient used in YUKO hair straightening solutions is Ammonium Thioglycolate, or “Thio.” Thio works by physically changing the structure of the hair through the application of heat from a flat iron.
Q: How is YUKO Japanese hair straightening different from Brazilian treatment methods?
A: YUKO Japanese hair straightening permanently straightens hair by physically changing the internal structure of hair. Brazilian/Keratin treatments temporarily coat hair with keratin to smooth hair. Brazilian/Keratin treatments will wash out after an average of 3 months, so you must visit a salon often to re-coat the hair with this method. Brazilian/Keratin treatments may contain hazardous chemicals which release highly carcinogenic gas. For more information on the danger of chemicals, please check OSHA Safety and Regulations.
Q: Can I do YUKO hair straightening and color at the same time?
A: No. Color clients’ hair at least 2 weeks before or after the straightening procedure. Applying both chemical treatments simultaneously will result in hair damage, so do them separately to avoid undesirable results.