After having experienced the benefits of Japanese rebonding/straightening system that does not kill the locks, I have no plans of going back to having my hair rebonded or straightened the traditional way in a neighborhood salon like I used to. More than a week since my Yuko Hair Straightening Treatment at the Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee, I’m totally loving how my hair isn’t stick straight like I’m sure it would look if it was done the rebonding way, like we know it.
While some may say that they’re pretty much okay with waves, my waves happen to be the wayward kind. I’ll have to style it for hours if I want it to look half presentable when they’re let down.
So well, yeah, I took the plunge. Thanks to the professional team of Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee, my hair wasn’t cooked crisp. You see, because I have formerly rebond-treated hair and some growing out highlights here and there, the hair straightening treatment entailed a little more care than usual.
Inside Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee where everyone was getting prettified. 🙂
First off, What is Yuko Hair Straightening?
Yuko Hair Straightening, is also known as Japanese hair straightening. It is a world renowned, U.S. patented method recognized as the leading brand of chemical hair straightening that provides low maintenance, shiny, hassle-free straight hair.
Yuko Hair Straightening Process:
Step 1 – Consult.
This I believe is what makes salons like Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee different from your usual ones. Lea, the Color Director who primary handled me throughout the treatment, asked a few questions, including my last Japanese rebond treatment with Akira. She also took note of my highlights. This was necessary since she mentioned about the need to apply some “nano base” treatment prior to the application of hair straightening to protect the highlights from being damaged. A consult is necessary to assess the dryness and damage level of the hair to be treated.
Step 2 – Clarifying Shampoo & Pre-Treatment
My hair was washed with clarifying shampoo and sprayed on with what they called G Base, to prepare my hair with the necessary nutrients for the processing. Nano base was also applied on my highlights for protection against damage.
Step 3 – Yuko Straightening Process
Yuko Hair Straightening Solution was applied all over my hair.
It’s noteworthy that the ladies who did my hair, made sure to do this extra step of inserting some rolls of tissue in between layers of hair. They mentioned that this will prevent the hair from looking flat, which is what is usually expected of rebonded/straightened hair. I love it! They even had that taken cared of!
Step 4 – Rinse
The solution was completely rinsed off my hair.
Step 5 – Ironing
The stylists proceeded to iron my hair by sections after blow drying.
Step 6 – Neutralizer
A neutralizer solution was applied was left for 15 minutes.
Step 7 – Rinse
Step 8 – Treatment
An argan oil treatment was applied to my hair for 10 minutes. Another thing that sets Lifestyle Salon by Louis Kee apart. A treatment like this is necessary to make sure the hair is locked in with protective nutrients that will otherwise damage the hair strands.
Totally loving how my hair looks nowadays!
So happy with my #HairMakeover c/o @lifestylesalonbylpk. I came in the salon in a bun, all too frustrated at my wayward waves – I can barely style, let alone let down. 💇 I so love how my hair looks now. Thank you, #LouisPhillipKee, for this awesome birthday treat. ❤ Thrilled to get my locks maintained and taken cared of by no less than #cynosinsidehaircare. #iPreferCynos #cynos ❤ #soonontheblog
Louis Phillip Kee
International Creative Director, Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee
The man behind the salon is Hong Kong-born Louis Phillip Kee, who possesses over 25 years of experience in the industry. He mastered the art of beautiful hair while training at the prestigious Rever Hong Kong and the world-renowned Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. Expect quality service from his creative team,a handpicked set ofhighly trained stylists with the most up-to-date techniques.
Louis studied styling in Rever Hong Kong and furthered his training in Mayfair in London with Vidal Sassoon Academy. He further persued his passion for hair at the Toni & Guy Academy in 1982 at Christophers Place after he met Anthony Mascolo at The Hair Convention in HongKong. He has served as a judge in prestigious hair competitions like The Hair Convention in Hong Kong and for Hair Asia in the Philippines.
Incidentally, I was given the latest in Cynos Inside Hair Care, what I need exactly to maintain my newly treated locks.
Cynos Inside Hair Care
Cynos line of hair care, styling and treatment products from South Korea, was launched in 1993. The company has recently introduced Sulfate-free hair care products and has since been widely distributed in worldwide.
Cynos Inside Hair Care Shine ‘n Silky Shampoo and Conditioner
This Shine ‘n Silky variant of Cynos is designed to lavish every strat with essential nutrients and conditioners. It gently cleanses and moisturizes hair and scalp. Perfect to maintain the shine and silky feel of my recently Yuko Straightened hair.
Cynos Inside Hair Care Body and Hair Therapy Argan Oil
The Morocco Argan Oil is known as the “Liquid Gold.” It provides luxurious pampering treatment enriched with essential fatty acids and Omega 6 ensuring functions of repair defense of the skin. This innovative treatment is especially for the skin, body and hair.
For the Hair: Apply drops of Argan oil and spread from roots to ends. Leave for about an hour before shampooing. Hair recovers its brilliance, shine and suppleness. Ideal for dry and brittle hair.
I have always loved Argan oil’s effect on my hair. This one will come in handy, since my locks have been badly beat from going through one treatment after the other.
It’s good for the face too!
For the Face. Apply drops of Argan oil and massage on face and neck preferably during night time for 1 month. Skin becomes delicately soft, supple and revitalized.
I’m not sure if you’ve heard of the the ancient Chinese tradition of Gua Sha facial massage (I have yet to blog about it). But I’m going to start using the Cynos Argan oil as I do that. Gua Sha facial massage helps reduce eye puffiness, dark circles and even wrinkles! It’s beyond vanity, it’s therapeutic! I love that the Gua Sha facial massage that I call myself an advocate of, reinforces the benefits of Argan oil. Sweet!
For the Body. Ideal after bath. Gently rub on hands and massage all over the body. 2 to 3 times a week of Argan oil indulgence is said to give that radiant, soft skin-to-touch.
A loud shout out to Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee and Cynos Inside Hair Care for my post-birthday hair makeover treat! Follow Cynos Inside Hair Care on Facebook for updates.
Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee
G/F. Unit 120, Forbeswood Heights, Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City