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ASIAN WOMEN'S HAIR
(Updated Tuesday, Apr 1, 2008, 04:17:00 PM to reflect the 100 most recent valid responses.)

What is your most consistent attitude toward hair?
It's a nuisance to be tolerated | 22%
It's one of my favorite beauty assets | 78%

Which cut is most flattering on Asian women?
Short | 19%
Shoulder-length | 28%
Long | 53%

What is your favorite hair treatment?
Highlighting/streaking | 23%
Coloring | 22%
Therapy/conditioning | 37%
Other/No Response
| 18%

Which of the following is your biggest hair headache?
Finding a good stylist | 25%
Dos that fall apart when you leave the salon | 15%
Coping with tired hair | 24%
Trying to blow-dry layered hair | 10%
Split ends | 26%

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WHAT YOU SAY

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I am Japanese American and have long hair. I'm over 45 years old and do not plan on cutting my hair short. I've tried layered; but, my hair is too straight and I do not want to perm. Looking for the right cut and stylist.
Denise txsongbird707@aol.com    Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 18:38:40 (PST)    [64.12.96.73]
cool page
andi my_chancey@hotmail.com    Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 13:31:01 (PST)    [24.65.51.27]
I've never dyed my hair before, what colours, products look good with asian hair and skin tone? I have naturally dark brown hair and light skin.
Thanks for any responses!
MT    Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 11:07:44 (PST)    [216.221.81.99]
Hey Miss Shorty,

Try this page: http://www.pia-kansai.ne.jp/hairsalon/catalogue/index.html

I've had long, long hair all my life. Was getting real sick of it, so for my 22nd b-day, I chopped it all off and it looks amazing! Funky thing is, it's more versatile than long hair. Just by blow-drying it a certain way, I get a different style each time (and blow-drying now only takes me 5 mins as opposed to 5 hours). Girls at work liked my new style so much, 4 of them went out and got it too... Except since they're not Asian, it doesn't look as good : ) he he he.
Shorty and luvin it!!    Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 22:11:22 (PST)    [140.142.181.85]
hey apple,

cool! someone told me to go to korean town too but i don't speak or read korean so i don't know how i'd find it. do u have anymore details- like their number or something?? (prolly not, huh?) do they speak english there?!
julie    Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 19:45:25 (PST)    [65.95.210.159]
julie,
in toronto's "korea town" (christy and bathurst) is a salon called cinderella. its kind of hard to find because its on the second floor of a building and its written in korean but my friend said that they are very good and a straight perm is about $60 american
apple    Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 20:48:19 (PST)    [152.163.206.192]
For all of you ladies who have really thick, coarse hair like me... I've tried all sorts of hair products like Paul Mitchel, Sabastian, Nexus, Aquage, all the good stuff, but the only product which works best for me is Pantene's conditioner.

I don't know about you guys, but I have this problem, whenever I go to wash my hair, right after my shower, my hair gets so frizzy & uncontrollable. However, when I wake up, it's nice & silky, I don't know why.

Anyhow, Pantene's conditioner works best especially, in Southern California's weather, which is most of the time dry.

Oh, and don't buy the Pantene 6 therapy crap...it's way too overpriced for what it really is.

It's just a very well, orchestrated marketing plea.

Check it out, the ingredients are still the same compared to their Pantene's original product hair line.

So, buy the original, they both have the same ingredients; it's cheaper too!
Just a little tip!    Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 13:21:49 (PST)    [68.4.253.208]
I'm a 20 year old asian female who has ahoulder length thick- jet black hair. I have alot of hair that is very hard to manage after every bath. I'm trying to find a solution to make my hair have more of a softer and smoother texture that doesnt' feel so thick all the time. My face is oval and small and I don't want all that hair to cover my face.
Practical aptitudegirl@hotmail.com    Monday, December 16, 2002 at 07:48:22 (PST)    [207.13.97.247]
i used to have really healthy hair, but its been 3/4 years now, and i've literally dyed my hair over 30 maybe 40 times. Now my hair so sooo damaged and it feels like a horses tail. i use a hair straightener every single day which obviously makes my hair even more unhealthy, yet if i leave it the way it is, it looks really NASTY. I was thinking about getting Magic Straight? Do you think it will work on my hair? because from what I hear, its suppose to treat your hair AND at the same time make it straight. I know that a straight perm wont work.. i've already tried. But what about MAGIC straight?
horse head =( jenniexpooh@msn.com    Friday, December 13, 2002 at 14:10:03 (PST)    [200.183.69.70]
Would any one PLEASE recommend a hair salon anywhere in Connecticut for asian hair? I need a good stylist and colorist.
THANK YOU.
Lots of Hair ldejesus@attbi.com    Monday, December 09, 2002 at 11:53:51 (PST)    [12.64.181.233]
hey guys, does anyone know of a cool place in toronto that does straight perms on asian hair? affordable and done well? i'm so sick of my puffy hair.
julie    Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 21:11:12 (PST)    [65.95.218.248]
Revlon HIgh Dimension, 10 minute hair color in sophisticate is the best for turning hair brown and not orange for asian hair. trust me, i know. it works
color works    Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 12:44:42 (PST)    [198.215.11.73]
The very best haircut/wave I got which got lots of comments cost me $170 and is now starting to look wilted after only a month. Still looking for someone who can give me a more affordable and longer lasting style. I love some of the looks on this sight, but a couple look like they need lots of hairspray. My hair is very stubborn and only likes to go in its natural direction which is down and forward. Trying to sweep it back and/or up is a pain which requires pulling everything tight (loose looks fall apart right away). I have to use major spritz that dries hard to keep hair in place. But I love the loose, romantic looks! What to do with hair like this?
Na in NOLA    Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 08:35:56 (PST)    [65.58.116.184]
This is in response to "Sick Girlie" who wanted to know how to streak colors on (Asian) black hair. The only way to get colors to show is to have your hairstylist/colorist first put highlights in your hair. Depending on the treatment, a color can be added at the same time as the peroxide. I've had it done, and at first it's a little bit of a shock to see the orange streaks (sorry folks, fact of life, Asian black hair tends to bleach out to orange -- it takes a LOT of peroxide to get it to blonde), but then after the color is put in it looks really cool. The fun part is when one color washes out, you can put in another color. Clairol Xtreme FX makes some really fun colors like smoldering orange, hot red, penetrating purple and blue denim. I have shoulder length hair and I've never used up a whole bottle at one time, which is fine because the stuff does keep (unlike other hair color where you have to mix up two solutions). Clairol does make a bleach out kit, but if it's your first time, you should probably go to a professional for the highlights. Hope this helps!
Flip girl nitanorris@yahoo.com    Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 15:02:42 (PST)    [144.73.71.3]
Does anyone know how to streak colors on black hair? I've tried some colors and they don't show up that well. Is there a good brand to use or some sort of method?
SICK GIRLIE    Monday, December 02, 2002 at 14:38:19 (PST)    [207.222.135.25]
I need pictures of cute hair cuts for short women
miss shorty    Monday, December 02, 2002 at 12:43:21 (PST)    [207.195.194.47]
I have a straight kinda wavy hair, medium lenght and I was wondering what kind of cut is flattering to asian woman like me? When I go to Hair Salons and get a haircut I took a picture to show the hairdresser and tell her thats what I want. Usually they dont come out like the ones on the pic. Another problem I have is when I go to salons I have no clue on what hair cut I want coz usually their styles r for american women and I dont see asian hairstyles. Does anyone have any suggestion? Maybe you could put more haircuts n hairstyle pictures on ur page. This is a really nice website by the way.
Need a good hairstylist    Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 18:27:30 (PST)    [66.90.194.116]
****It's great to hear what everyone has to say. I'm glad I'm not alone. I have been wanting to dye my hair from dark brown to a medium golden brown. Feria makes a dye that looks exactly what I want, and it is "supposedly" made for previously dark hair, will it turn orange??? I also want a body wave but when I look on the net I can't find any pics or examples. People say my hair is a great asset and I just don't want to screw up something I've got going for me...lol. So if anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears!
Becca devangel_220@hotmail.com    Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 09:44:50 (PST)    [170.222.245.59]
I was just reading and I know of a wonderful salon in Seattle WA. It's called Jett City hair. The owner is named Jeannette she is the best at colors and cuts for asain hair!!!
It's not a fancy salon but it's the BEST!! (Trust me) 425-487-2141
asaingirlly shaunnakelsey@hotmail.com    Friday, November 15, 2002 at 21:48:36 (PST)    [24.69.255.237]

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