January 2003 - Beverly Hills, CA. - Ms. Yuko Yamishita
from Japan, the inventor of Yuko, the most revolutionary
hair straightening system in history, offers
her own hair care notes for those who have been
Listed below are Ms. Yuko's "straight" tips
on taking care of the sleek, shiny, straight YUKOed
hair many of you have always wanted!
Karen M. Shelton
The Hair Boutique
Wet hair as though you are soaking it in water. Trap the water
(at 100 F) in your hands and gently massage hair. Now dirt & oil
will be rinsed out! Be careful not to use too hot of water - it
will strip hair of essential oils and cause the cuticle to become
damaged. When hair is wet, finger-dry with a blow-dryer, whose
nozzle is facing down the hair shaft.
Shampoo scalp for 2 minutes! It is not necessary to lather too
much - this can cause damage to the hair's cuticle. Keeping your
scalp clean and healthy is vital.
Just as you wet your hair in the first step, trap the water and
gently massage with it. Do not use strong water pressure to rinse
Conditioning treatments revitalize and replenish lost protein
and nutrients in hair. It is now necessary to apply conditioner
every time you shampoo your hair. The amount of conditioner varies,
but a nickel size for medium length hair and a quarter size for
long hair is correct. Apply conditioners below the ear line.
Towel blot excess moisture, rather than rubbing down with a towel.
Gently blot the moisture at the ends to avoid friction between
strands of hair that will cause cuticle damage.
Begin styling the hair when the scalp is completely dry and 80%
of the hair is dry. Air drying your hair after your shampoo
will cause more damage than blow-drying! After towel drying
your hair, spray in a leave-in conditioner. Then blow-dry the
nape first, leaving the area about the forehead second. The bottom
part should be dried first, so that the top part does not absorb
the moisture from the bottom. This offers body. DO NOT use
styling products for two days after being YUKOed!.
Do NOT tie your hair into a ponytail, or even tuck behind ears
for two days after getting YUKOed. It may DENT hair. Do not wear
any hats for a week after the Yuko System, as well.
Consult your hair stylist before using home color or bleach on
YUKOed hair. Bleached hair is not recommended. For professional
color wait two weeks after the process to get color.
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In 2001 Ms. Shelton joined 101 Celebrity Styles
& Short Cuts magazine as consumer hair editor.