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How Hair Straightening Treatments Work  
July 2, 2024
Hair Straightening Treatment

The desire for smooth, sleek hair has led to various hair straightening treatments. These methods, from temporary to permanent, make hair straighter and shinier. However, getting perfect straight hair can be tricky. In this article, we explain the science behind hair straightening, how different techniques work, their pros and cons, and the importance of caring for your hair after treatment.


The Chemistry of Hair Straightening

How Hair Straightening Treatments Work

At the core of hair straightening treatments is a mix of chemistry and physics. Hair is primarily composed of a protein called keratin, which contains various types of bonds. The shape of your hair – whether straight, wavy, or curly – is determined by these bonds. Hair straightening treatments work by altering these bonds, specifically the disulfide bonds, to change the hair’s structure.

When a straightening solution is applied, it penetrates the hair shaft and breaks down the disulfide bonds. When the hair is then physically straightened with a flat iron, the bonds re-form in their new position, resulting in straight hair. The straightening effect can be temporary or permanent, depending on the type of treatment used.

The Role of Keratin in Hair Straightening

Keratin treatments are a popular hair straightening option, and for good reason. They not only straighten hair, but also smooth out its texture and add shine. The process involves applying a keratin solution to the hair, followed by sealing it with a flat iron. The heat from the iron activates the keratin, causing it to bond with the hair’s natural proteins. This results in a straightening effect that can last up to a few months.

However, it’s worth noting that not all keratin treatments are created equal. Some contain formaldehyde or its derivatives, which can pose health risks. It’s crucial to choose a reputable salon, like Zona Felice, and consult with a professional hairdresser when considering a keratin treatment.


Exploring Different Types of Hair Straightening Treatments

How Hair Straightening Treatments Work

There are various types of hair straightening treatments available, each with its unique set of benefits and drawbacks. The most common ones include permanent straightening, also known as Japanese hair straightening, and semi-permanent treatments like keratin treatments.

Zona Felice offers various hair straightening treatments including:

  • Standard Soft Rebonding
  • Standard Rebonding
  • Xtenso Rebonding 
  • Mucota Rebonding.  

Each method offers unique benefits, ranging from achieving perfectly straight hair to maintaining a balance between straightness and natural wave, while minimising damage and maximising smoothness. These services cater to different preferences and hair types, ensuring tailored results that last between 6 to 12 months.

Permanent straightening treatments alter the hair’s structure permanently, resulting in straight hair that lasts until new hair grows. While this may seem like a dream come true for those desiring straight hair, it’s essential to understand the potential side effects before opting for permanent straightening.


The Importance of Post-Treatment Hair Care

How Hair Straightening Treatments Work

Regardless of the type of hair straightening treatment you choose, aftercare is extremely important. It’s essential to maintain a proper hair care routine to preserve the treatment’s effects and keep your hair healthy. This can include using sulphate-free shampoos and conditioners, avoiding excessive heat styling, and getting regular trims to prevent split ends.

It’s also worth noting that hair straightening treatments can make the hair more porous, making it prone to dryness and damage. Regular deep conditioning treatments and the use of heat protectant products can go a long way in maintaining the health and integrity of your hair post-treatment.


Discover Zona Felice’s Premium Hair Straightening Treatments

Ready to transform your look with sleek, straight hair? At Zona Felice, we offer top-of-the-line hair straightening treatments tailored to meet your unique needs. Our expert stylists use the latest techniques to ensure your hair not only looks fabulous but stays healthy and vibrant.


Visit Zona Felice now to learn more and schedule your appointment. Transform your hair, transform your life with Zona Felice!

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