FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions for YUKO Japanese Hair Straightening
Q: How long does the YUKO hair straightening process take?
A: 3-5 hours, depending on the hair type, length amount of hair and damage level.
Q: How long does YUKO hair straightening last?
A: Hair that is treated with YUKO will remain straight almost permanently. However, new hair will grow according to its natural texture. We recommend that you get YUKO touch-ups every 4 to 6 months, but the interval will vary depending on your natural hair texture and how quickly your hair grows.
Q: How soon after having YUKO hair straightening can the hair be washed or get wet?
A: You can wash or wet your hair 2 days after this treatment is done. Blow dry 100% after shampooing every time to maintain straightness.
Q: How does YUKO hair straightening work?
A: The solutions used for YUKO Hair Straightening permanently straightens the hair. The solutions work by physically changing the internal structure of the hair. By applying heat with a flat iron, it creates a permanent straight shape.
Q: IS YUKO hair straightening safe?
A: Yes. YUKO solutions do not contain any chemicals that produce formaldehyde or any other cancer-causing substances.
Q: Will YUKO hair straightening damage my hair?
A: The YUKO process is not just about straightening hair, it also re-textures your hair to a healthy shine. Correct application by our trained and experienced stylist will give you the results you desire. If you have any concerns, then please consult with our experienced, Kay and Kompany YUKO expert hairstylists.
Q: How is YUKO Japanese hair straightening different from Brazilian/Keratin treatment methods?
A: YUKO Japanese hair straightening permanently straightens hair by physically changing the internal structure of hair. Brazilian/Keratin treatment temporarily coats hair with keratin to smooth hair. Brazilian/Keratin treatments will wash out in average 3 months, so you must visit a salon often to re-coat the hair with this method. Some Brazilian/Keratin treatments may contain hazardous chemicals which release highly carcinogenic carcinogenic gas such as formaldehyde.
Q: Does YUKO hair straightening work on any type of hair?
A: No. KayandKompany recommend taking extra caution when dealing with highlighted and damaged hair and do not
recommend YUKO for bleached or over coloured processed hair. The best candidate for YUKO hair straightening is virgin unruly frizzy, curly and wavy hair or hair that has been coloured by a stylist with single process colour. (not home colour)
Q: Can I have YUKO hair straightening and colour at the same time?
A: No. Colour your 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.
I have done a different brand of Japanese hair straightening before. Can I still have YUKO hair straightening done?
A: If the previous hair straightening procedure uses the same chemical (Ammonium Thioglycolate) as YUKO straightening solutions, applying YUKO will not be a problem. Please contact both companies to make sure chemicals are the same. Even if both use the same chemicals, the YUKO hair straightening process may not entirely work if the hair is already severely damaged.
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Q: I have done a relaxer/Brazilian/Keratin treatment before. Can I still have YUKO hair straightening done?
A: No. Kay and Kompany salon do not recommend getting YUKO hair straightening except on new growth. Please wait 3-4 months until the relaxer/Brazilian/Keratin Treatment coating is completely off your hair to get YUKO hair straightening.
Q: How is YUKO Japanese hair straightening different from other Japanese hair straightening methods?
A: In addition to being a state-of-the-art hair straightening system, YUKO hair straightening is also a recognised technique for restoring health to the hair. The YUKO Hair Straightening procedure holds a patent in the UK, as well as in USA, Japan, New Zealand and other countries.
Q: Do I need to use special hair-care products after the YUKO treatment?
A: Our Kay and Kompany hairdressers in London N10, Muswell Hill offer Pureology Sulphate free home care products that will work optimally on hair that is treated with YUKO hair straightening - Please refer to our below After Care Tips and for information on daily hair care.