I had my hair undergo Japanese Magnetic Straightening at Shuji Kida Hair Salon more than one year ago. Full details here – http://www.animetric.net/2009/09/japanese-magnetic-hair-straightening-at-shuji-kida-hair-salon.html
Since my hair is naturally coarse, thick, and wavy, I had unsightly roots one year after. I wasn’t able to take a before photo to show you the roots because I had my hair blow dried straight the night before for our high school class reunion. Let me just tell you, it looks crappy which is why I’m always in a ponytail of late. The roots are wavy and puffy then I had straight ends. Ugh.
I called Shuji Kida Hair Salon and asked what can be done. Did I need to go in for another full rebond? I was informed that I did not. What they would do was a retouch, meaning they would only straighten the regrowth and not treat the hair that had already undergone the process before. I was relieved because double done hair will surely be heavily damaged afterwards. Again, Japanese stylist Shigeki Ogaki worked on me.
Since the procedure would take about three hours, I was served a simple snack consisting of hot tea (as I requested, they can serve other drinks) and an assortment of biscuits. In the meantime I read numerous magazines to pass the time.
…and voila! I have nice hair again. I admit the ends are more dry this time, because albeit Shigeki did not really treat the ends, it’s unavoidable that they would get touched by the straightening solution. Not really a problem though. I washed my hair 48 hours after as instructed by Shigeki and it came out really nice. My hair is currently on L’oreal Total Repair 5, but that’s another post. 😀
- I find the price reasonable for the quality of the service. The first time I had it done for my whole head, I was charged P6,800. My hair still looked good 6 months after (see here – http://www.animetric.net/2010/03/six-months-after-my-shuji-kida-hair-salon-straightening-treatment.html), and it took 13 months before I went back again for a retouch.
- Retouch is a bit less expensive compared to having your whole head done plus it spares hair that was previously straightened from damage.
- The Japanese stylist does the whole process each time. Since rebonding was pioneered by the Japanese, I feel better knowing my hair is in the hands of a pro. Nothing against other stylists okay? It’s just my personal preference.
- Hair does not look stiff and fake after this process. It’s touchably soft. If I don’t tell people I had it straightened, they wouldn’t even suspect.
- You can wear headbands, clips, or even ponytail holders and it’d go back to the way it was — perfectly straight.
- You can color your hair one week after the procedure.
- They don’t badger you with treatments, procedures, and products that you don’t need. :p