Q: What type of hair can be straightened with iStraight System?
A: All hair types are candidates. iStraight System utilizes 3 solution strengths, each tailored for different types of hair. Whether the difference is in hair texture, curl types, or condition (such as highlighted, bleached, or even pre-relaxed hair types), there is a solution to meet the specific needs of each individual. .
Q: Will iStraight System work on ethnic hair?
A: Yes. We have no problems with ethnic hair. Procedures and steps will slightly vary. Call our technical support for more information.
Q: Will iStraight System work on highlighted or bleached hair?
A: Yes. iStraight System has specially formulated ingredients (that are very gentle and highly conditioning) so that it can be safely performed on highlighted or bleached hair. Cysteine and Cysteamine in the solutions will also counteract the Thio to help prevent overprocessing, as well as building more bonds than ever before. Side-formulas such as Pure Keratin, Ceramide Serum, and Reaction Treatment B3 will protect the extremely damaged areas to even out the processing.
Q: Can iStraight System be used over on Sodium Hydroxide?
A: It is not recommended, but many stylists have succeeded on pre-relaxed hair that is still healthy. Of course, if it has been a few months, the new growth can be straightened with iStraight System.
Q: Why is it necessary to wait 48 hours before shampooing, clipping, or banding the hair?
A: The hair will continue to naturally oxidize and re-harden into a stable state over these 48 hours providing long-lasting results. Bands or clips can leave a permanent mark on the hair. Other straightening systems may require up to 72 hours of absolute straightness while iStraight System recommends a minimum of 24 hours, but 48 hours is recommended.
Q: What’s the difference between iStraight System and other TR’s?
A: The strongest benefits to the iStraight System solutions, when compared to competitors’ products, are the high levels of Collagen Proteins, 7 Natural Oils, Cysteamine, and other proven hair conditioning ingredients. Collagen is the main structural protein of connective tissues in our bodies and is a major component in hair growth because it fights off free radicals that can affect hair texture. Collagen can strengthen hair and increase an individual strand’s diameter as well as providing structural support. Additionally, a high cysteamine and/or cysteine concentration reduces the chance of over-processing and promotes a stronger return of disulfide bonds, resulting in healthier looking hair with a treatment-like finish. Another benefit to the iStraight System solutions is the use of negative ions in the straightening cream (solution #1) and positive ions in the neutralizer (solution #2). This combination of ions helps promote a stronger bond to restructure the hair properly, and keeps the hair moisturized and looking vibrant. All this amounts to incomparably beautiful results: Less Damage, Healthier, Natural-looking, Frizz-free, STRAIGHT, SHINY, SILKY, BEAUTIFUL HAIR!