Youâ€™d think on my recent trip to Tokyo that Iâ€™d be ogling the fresh sushi or maybe the gorgeous temples, but no not me; I couldnâ€™t pry my envious eyes from the straight and glossy locks of the Japanese fashionistas. Every day I beat my wavy hair into slick submission with an ionic super-power blow-dryer, a concoction of straightening products and a sizzling straightening iron. So yes, I end up with a straight look, but to the touch my hair is fried. So I turned to top stylist Hiro Haraguchi. With 25 years of experience studying, perfecting, and improving his techniques in the Japanese straight perm â€“ Hiro knows how to keep processed hair silky smooth.
Here are Hiroâ€™s 3 product picks for deep conditioning at home:
1. Nigelle DS Treatment TF and FF â€œLocks in moisture in the hair and produces a natural shine and flexible styling.â€
2. L’Oreal Serie Expert Liss Extreme Enriching, Smoothing Masque for Unmanageable Hair â€œGreat for damaged or overprocessed hair. Provides immediate detangling and protects ends. Use before blow dry.â€
3. Angela Cosmai Protherma Treatment â€œDoesnâ€™t weigh down the hair, leaves hair shiny, works for color treated hair. Contains Antioxidants and natural botanicals.â€