Frequently Asked Questions for YUKO Hair Straightening

Q: How long does the YUKO hair straightening process take?
A: 3-6 hours, depending on the hair type, length amount of hair and damage level. But Tufties offer 2 stylists which speeds up the service, at no extra charge.
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 does 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-texturizes your hair to a healthy shine. Correct application by a trained and experienced stylist at Tufties will give you the results you desire, and the team can answer any questions or concerns you have about YUKO hair straightening.
Q: Does YUKO hair straightening work on any type of hair?
A: Yes, YUKO hair straightening works on all hair types. Although we do recommend taking extra cautions when dealing with highlighted and damaged hair. The best candidate for YUKO hair straightening is healthy virgin hair or hair that has been coloured by a stylist with single process colour. (not home colour). For bleached hair we recommend our Kerastraight Ultimate Service.
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.
Q: 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. Although even if both brands use the same chemicals, the YUKO hair straightening process may not fully work if the hair is badly damaged already. At Tufties we always recommend a strand test prior to services.
Q: I have done a relaxer/Brazilian/Keratin treatment before. Can I still have YUKO hair straightening done?
A: No. We 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, but we always recommend having a strand test prior to your YUKO hair straightening treatment.
Q: Do I need to use special hair-care products after the YUKO treatment?
A: YUKO offers home care products that will work optimally on hair that has been treated with YUKO hair straightening. Please refer to our After Care Tips for information on daily hair care and your stylist will recommend .
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 recognized technique of restoring health to the hair.
Q: How is YUKO Japanese hair straightening different from Brazilian Blow Dry treatment methods?
A: YUKO Japanese hair straightening permanently straightens hair by physically changing the internal structure of hair. Brazilian Blow Dry treatment temporarily coats hair with keratin to smooth hair. Brazilian Blow Dry treatments will wash out in average 3 months, so you must visit a salon often to re-coat the hair with this method. Brazilian Blow Dry treatments may contain hazardous chemicals which release highly carcinogenic gas. For more information on the danger of chemicals, please check OSHA Safety and Regulations.