Christine at M & S Hair Design

1421 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Unit 5, Thousand Oaks

One or Two Relaxer-Straightening Packages with Conditioning from Christine at M & S Hair Design (Up to 56% Off)

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Independent stylist tames textures with relaxer treatments and boosts hair health with conditioning

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3 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 14, 2019
Amazing work and so friendly!
4 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
February 26, 2019
Christine was fabulous! She took her tome to make sure my hair turned out great!
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 27, 2016
Great service and style. Love Christine!
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October 17, 2015
Great hairdresser, specializing in the most difficult of hair Had a relaxed, cut and style Extremely happy with full service

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $41.50 for relaxer-straightening with shampoo and conditioning treatment ($95 value)
  • $78 for two of the above relaxer-straightening packages ($170 value)

Hair Relaxers: Breaking Nature’s Bonds

Thanks to hair relaxers, you can walk into a salon curly and leave straight. Zoom in on the chemistry of your curls with Groupon’s introduction.

Human hair is flexible enough to run wild as a mountain stream one day and fall as straight as water over the Hoover Dam the next. But to make lasting changes to its texture, you need to go beyond the reach of styling tools down to the chemical level. All hair is made of keratin, a hard protein that’s also central to our skin, nails, and exoskeletons. To form a single hair, keratin molecules link together in different patterns with the help of three types of chemical bonds: hydrogen bonds and salt bonds, both of which break easily in water and reform when dry, and disulphide bonds, which can only be broken by certain chemicals. In straight hair, the disulphide bonds are evenly aligned. In curly hair, however, the bonds occur irregularly and at odd angles, causing the hair to twist and kink on its way down.

When you style your hair with heat or water alone, you break the weaker hydrogen and salt bonds to allow your do to take a new shape. Once water touches your hair, however, the bonds reform in their customary way, and you’re back where you started. Chemical relaxers, therefore, work by dissolving the hair’s tough, waterproof disulphide bonds and preventing them from reforming in their normal pattern.

The most powerful hair relaxers contain sodium hydroxide, otherwise known as lye. Given lye’s presence in drain openers and oven cleaners, you might guess that it can be quite harsh on human skin, which is why no-lye relaxers made from guanidine hydroxide are also common. There is a trade-off, however: some find that lye relaxers are harder on the scalp but gentler on hair, and work more quickly so that you can get back to staring at your hair in the mirror sooner. An experienced stylist can recommend the best method for your hair.

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About Christine at M & S Hair Design

Christine has years of experience as a Hair Dresser and Stylist for a wide client base and all hair types, specializing in extensions (weave), press & curl, relaxers (straighteners), Brazilian Blowout or keratin treatment, Wave Nouveau Curl and more. Christine was trained and licensed in Ontario, Canada and California in all facets of hair dressing, design, and color and hair treatment. As a young stylist, she was one of the first to introduce hair extensions (weave) in this Valley including show business people with all hair types. She has experience with groups for bridal and proms parties.

Christine’s experience is wide range and extensive; she is attentive to her clients - women, children and men (balding and bald).