Home Care After Gina's Thermal Reconditioning

Congratulations on your new Thermal Reconditioning! You may think your service is now complete, but the procedure is not quite over.  The hair still needs to absorb more oxygen and will do so naturally through air neutralization. A rainstorm, an overly humid day or even a steamy shower stall could dramatically affect the straightening process—your hair could have some reversion. 

If your hair gets wet accidentally within the first 48 to 72 hours; blow-dry with the hair nozzle pointing downward towards the ends of your hair. Keep the blow-dryer moving. Once completely dry, gently slide the flat iron over the section that got wet at a low temperature (120C to 130C). 

If you notice a crease that’s caused from sleeping within the first 48 to 72 hours, slide a flat iron gently over the area to remove the crease. Do not stop while flat ironing, this will cause a bends down the hair shaft, keep the iron moving.

After you leave the salon, it is imperative not to brush your hair aggressively or tucking hair behind your ears for 48 to 72 hours. We have instructed you not to shampoo or wet your hair for 48-72 hours after the straightening service. No work-out/sweating for 48-72 hours after the straightening service. This is to allow your hair to completely neutralize into the current shape and gives hair time to become firmly established and recover.  

  • Do not wear a style that “creates tension” on the hair or along the hairline such as, ponytails and pullbacks for 3 days 
  • No clips, pins, metal clips or clips with teeth, rubber bands, barrettes, pony tails, pullbacks for 3 days.
  • Do not use anything that “causes pressure” on the hair such as, tight cap, hat or scarf for 3 days. 
  • Wait two weeks before using permanent color on your hair.
  • You must wash and condition your hair three days after your Thermal Reconditioning

Shampooing and Swimming After Gina's Thermal Reconditioning

The first two weeks after a TR treatment your hair may look bone straight. After two weeks you’ll notice a little bounce and body. This is perfectly normal. However, gradually you’ll notice a little bounce and body. If you put your hair in pony tails try to use a coated rubber band or soft cloth hair scrunches. Do not swim in chlorinated pools or salt water and/or expose your hair to too much sun for at least 2 weeks after a hair Straightening/TR service. Always use warm water when shampooing. Anti-dandruff shampoos, baby shampoos and any green shampoos may have capabilities of breaking the altered disulfide bonds, thereby allowing the hair to revert back to its original state.

Hair Color After Gina's Thermal Reconditioning

Coloring chemically straightened hair is much trickier than most people think, including hair color technicians, this is because the ends are very porous and the root area is much healthier. Great care needs to be taken when coloring thermally reconditioned hair. You don’t want to put permanent color on porous ends because it is too damaging. Your hair might look healthy to them but your hair had been chemically straightened. It is imperative to inform the color technician that your hair has been chemically straightened before a color service. 


We do not recommend highlights or sodium hydroxide relaxers after committing to Thermal Reconditioning.

Keratin, Protein, and Conditioning Treatments ONLY. NO Straightening Systems.

Do not hesitate to call me 203 466 1246 or email hairstalentct@gmail.com with any new questions.