Perms and Chemical Straightening
Treatments can be applied to virgin or color treated hair. A variety of perms are available including low ammonia vegetable based perms for softer & gentler curls, or exothermic perms to condition coarse or resistant hair. Mike prefers the Rusk Anti-Curl chemical relaxing treatment, or the more extensive thermal straightening service. Keratin-Based Thermal straighteing takes about 4 hours, and Mike uses products that do not contain formaldehyde in order to protect your health. Keratin-Based straightening can last several momths, where chemical relaxers need to be repeated more often. The Washington State Department of Health has issued a public health advisory for hair straightening products that contain formaldehyde, such as the Brazilian Blowout, and such products are not used at The Art of Hair. Flat iron sprays, anti frizz remedies, smoothing serums, curling and straightening irons are also available to help take care of your straightening service at home.