My Experience

My hair stylist at Shelton’s and in Fort Worth, Texas (on Hulen Street) told me about a new treatment they offer called “Go Straight.” It sounds a lot like thermal reconditioning. They said they’ve been doing it for about a year, and they charge about $200. I really trust my stylist and really want to get this done, but I’m scared. (My hair is virgin hair, and it’s really fine — but still has EXTREMELY annoying bumps and waves I’m most scared about damage and breakage.)

Most other people charge more than this, and I’ve read that those who charge less are less experienced. Is a year enough experience? They say the stylists all had to get certified to do it. They had to take a class and actually do a treatment before they got certified. They’ve also told me that the people they’ve done have been very satisfied with the results.

What do you all think? And is anyone aware of this particular treatment that I’m talking about at Shelton’s?

One more question — at the website for the lady who invented thermal reconditioning (), she said that air drying your hair would be more damaging than blow drying it. Is that true? Please help!!

One more question — at the website for the lady who invented thermal – reconditioning (), she said that – air drying your hair would be more damaging than blow drying it. Is that true? – Please help!! I wouldn’t assume that charging more = better or more experienced. This technique *does* sound like thermal reconditioning which I’ve had done here in NYC. I had it done in the West Village where the price ranges from $200-$280 and it lasted about 8 months (and even then, I just mean the roots were starting to grow in wavy again). Many “high end” salons here in NYC try to charge $800-$900 which is absolutely criminal. Ask the if this Go Straight is similar to Japanese Hair Straightening (Thermal Reconditioning) because, if that is the case, there will be hardly any damage to the hair at all as the Japanese technique uses mostly natural ingredients. And yes, anyone who performs the thermal reconditioning has to be certified. If your stylist has already done several people with no unsettling results, I’d say go for it. I’m so happy I had mine done.

As for blow-drying v. air-drying, I didn’t hear about it making a difference, but I think blow drying (in this case) is better because it makes the hair shinier.

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