ISO Maintamer Straightening System

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ISO Maintamer Straightening System
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ISO Maintamer Straightening System is a 2-step straightening system that achieves unsurpassed smoothness, manageability, and shine, leaving hair in excellent condition. ISO Maintamer Straightner is ideal for smoothing coarse hair, taming unruly curls and waves, un-perming ends and controlling frizzy hair.

Discover the ISO Maintamer Straightening System. 2 steps away from beautiful, healthy, straight hair. Use Maintamer as a straightener or as a Re- texturizer. Ideal for smoothing coarse hair, taming unruly curls and waves, unperming ends and controlling frizzy hair.

Step 1: With Isoamine, alters the pattern of naturally curly or previously permed hair. It softens the hair for increased smoothness and manageability.

Step 2: Contains botanical ingredients such as cherry bark, lavendar, lemongrass, rosemary and soybean proteins. It provides superior conditioning and adds shine and protection.

Designed for: Use Maintamer on normal hair, previously permed hair, tinted hair (up to 20 volume) or lightly high-lighted hair (up to 40%). Not for use on heavily highlighted (over 40%) bleached (over 20 volume) highlift tinted hair or hair previously treated with lye (any hydroxide) relaxers, henna and acid colors.

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61% Recommend this product (49 of 80 responses)
By Kelly
Cleveland, OH
July 31, 2017
Love! Been using for years!!!
Shocked at some of the reviews. I use this product to relax my hair. I also color my hair often. My hair is beautiful because of ISO. If anyone lost hair, they either used the product on hair in already terrible condition, left the product on too long, didn't wash it out completely or used it too soon after another hair process. I've used this product through a professional and on my own - it is dummy proof! Love love love!
ProsEase of use, great for Caucasian hair, long lasting. Absolutely no hair loss.
By Mad_In_Va
Virginia
July 28, 2017
Don't Use
I went to a salon and got this done to my natural hair around 12/2016. Around February 2017 my daughter noticed thinning in the top. Went and looked and all my hair was gone in the middle and around the back of my hair. It was not a good product for natural hair and will never recommend this to anybody. Sorry not sorry
ProsNon
ConsHair fail out
By Amanda Goodman
PA
May 13, 2017
Use this if you WANT to have extra fragile damaged doll hair
I am a licensed cosmetologist. I have worked in a salon for many years. I figured that I would give this product a shot after it was recommended to me at a local beauty supply store. I thought this would be similar to the Brazilian blow out and wished to apply it on myself as a money saver/time saver. I had followed the instructions to the "t". Sectioned hair, started applying on small partings. Well as I combed the product thru the back two sections to distribute the product, I noticed my hair lacked elasticity and some actually had broken off. This product had only been on maybe 2-4 minutes tops. I RAN AND SHAMPOO-ED MY HAIR. The damage was already done. My hair one week later after using a "hair perfecter" that starts with "o" and a porosity controller, my hair is "nappy" damaged beyond repair, and mushy when wet. Do not use this product unless your hair is Virgin or possibly colored with only demi permanent color! You will be sorry! This item makes your hair smell like an old ladies perm despite rinsing it for 10 minutes. It will melt your hair. Thank you, to the lovely fancy lady at that beauty supply store. May karma get you and your hair breaks off at the scalp. I may have to get a pixie to cut off my damage. To maintamer makers, you are marketing a horrible product to professional hairdressers. I am so angry and disappointed. I will be sure to share my experience with everyone I know!
ProsNothing
ConsRead above
By Nadia
Burlington Canada
April 18, 2017
love it!!!
Amazing product, my clients are amazed on how well there hair get straight!
By Elizabeth
New Jersey
March 31, 2017
"Love it!"
ISO Maintamer Straightening System is a great product! I have used other chemical straighteners over the years and this product is the best! I am very happy that I found it. It is easy to use and the outcome is terrific. My hair looks great! I would definitely recommend it!
ProsEasy to use with clear directions
By Kelly
deer park, texas
December 26, 2016
LOve it
this has always done my hair good.
By Erica
Boston, MA
August 5, 2016
HAIR LOSS
We are currently investigating hair loss associated with the use of this product. If you experienced hair loss and/or breakage after using this product, and would like to discuss remedies that may be available to you, please call 855-505-5342.
By Ricky
Mississauga Ontario
June 27, 2016
LOST MY HAIR !
My aplogies to the manufacturer of the product but the 2nd time I used it, it sizzled my hair so I've lost a significant deal of length. It's been several months since this happen and my hair is not growing in the back where it sizzled, as quickly as I would like it to. If the manufacturer could kindly reply with some kind of explanation or solution to this affect, it would be appreciated ? Thanks
ProsEasy application
ConsCan not see instructions even if u had a magnifying glass !
By Elvira
New Castle, DE
June 10, 2016
Love it
This ISO straighening system one of my favorites, really make my hair straight for long time
By Denis
Canada
April 17, 2016
very good product
the best product on the market so far, after using many others this is the best I seen so far.
25 Questions & 21 Answers
Lynne Becker
from cincinnati, oh asked:
July 11, 2017
can you use 1/2 of the product at a time? I have short hair. thanks

Jim Garris
from Canada asked:
June 26, 2017
DOes this come out, it didn't work well for my hair and i want to back to natural

Kathy
from NJ asked:
June 19, 2017
can you apply this by yourself or does it need to be done professionally

xtophers
from vancouver asked:
May 30, 2017
is it for colored hair as well?

Lori
from Franklin Tn asked:
January 8, 2016
I have always had great success with mane tamer until last week. I used it to relax some curl but more so to take the frizziness out of my client's very coarse hair. She is color treated with 10 volume and has some hi lights also. After 10 minutes it appeared to be ready . I didn't want to over process so I rinsed and neutralized according to instructions. I then gave her an olaplex treatment. Her hair is still extremely frizzy. Did the olaplex cause this or did I misjudge my processing time and should have left on longer? She wants to repeat the service. Is that possible and how long do I need to wait and what steps should I follow?

tina
from rocky hill ct asked:
December 29, 2015
can i use maintamer and a keratin straightner together

Elisa
from New jersey asked:
August 20, 2015
Would you recommend dying your hair after this treatment? If so how long in between should I wait? If not what are the effects/damage it will cause?

kelle
from atlanta asked:
July 22, 2015
I just had mane tamer put on my hair yesterday...it says to wait three days before washing...however, I want to go to the gym and I know I will sweat (lots of salt) into my hair...is that ok? Or do I just need to lay off working out for three days as well as not washing? Thanks! Kelle
You can wash your hair with conditioner only! No Shsmpoo for 3 days! Sodium is t necessary in any Shsmpoo or conditioner ever but it won't reverse a manetsmet after 3 days but it can make your hair dry!
TheHairFairy
on July 12, 2016
from Ny

janet schulgasser
from Forest Hills, NY asked:
April 26, 2015
Can ISO Maiantamer straightening system be used on hair that has keratin relaxer in it? Also, would I single process my hair before or after its application? Thanks.
This first then keratin relaxer your hair will look like a Japanese straightening! Lower the temp of the flat iron to about 375!
TheHairFairy
on July 12, 2016
from NY

Pam
from roanoke va asked:
April 21, 2015
Can you use permanent hair color after using ISO Maintamer? I used the Maintamer about 3 months ago and I would like to know what kind of color I can put on my hair.
This first then keratin relaxer your hair will look like a Japanese straightening! Lower the temp of the flat iron to about 375!
TheHairFairy
on July 12, 2016
from NY

ali
from toronto asked:
April 19, 2015
location in toronto
This first then keratin relaxer your hair will look like a Japanese straightening! Lower the temp of the flat iron to about 375!
TheHairFairy
on July 12, 2016
from NY

mariola
from puerto rico asked:
February 27, 2015
Is suppose to do it with hot hot wáter the first and the second step?
This first then keratin relaxer your hair will look like a Japanese straightening! Lower the temp of the flat iron to about 375!
TheHairFairy
on July 12, 2016
from NY

audra
from California asked:
September 18, 2014
Will this work on fine, dry thin frizzy, bushy hair? I like to use roller after shampooing, is that OK?
This first then keratin relaxer your hair will look like a Japanese straightening! Lower the temp of the flat iron to about 375!
TheHairFairy
on July 12, 2016
from NY

Joanne
from Deer Park, New York asked:
April 26, 2014
How long do you have to wait until you can wash your hair?
The system is to be left in the hair the same amount of time as any other straightening system. The directions would be included in the bottle :)
Customer Service
on May 2, 2014

Patti Gonzalez
from Oak Forest Illinois asked:
January 27, 2014
My daughter and I have used the main tamer we both have done it 3 times total , she just had it done last weekend at Capri beauty school/ she had done the first 2 times at one location and this most resent one at another location. my question is that the 2nd location did the process totally different from the 1st. they put the tamer on her dry hair didn't use a clarifing shampoo/ didn't comb it thru 1/4 off her scalp but rubbed it on to her scalp which burned she the tech said it's just like a perm it 's going to burn. They didnt flat iron like the first they only used the blow dryer on a cool setting. and the very next day her started breaking off pretty bad. So which way is correct and what can she do to stopp the breakage or at least minimize it Patti Gonzalez patti.adhi@gmail.com
The system is to be left in the hair the same amount of time as any other straightening system. The directions would be included in the bottle :)
Customer Service
on May 2, 2014

liz
from Long Island, ny asked:
August 23, 2013
I have curly hair. I don't want to loose my curls. I don't want straight hair! I just want smooth curly hair. Will maintamer give me a smoother less corse curl.
The system is to be left in the hair the same amount of time as any other straightening system. The directions would be included in the bottle :)
Customer Service
on May 2, 2014

Rosa
from california asked:
August 19, 2013
I have a new client with virgin hair. Extremely curly what's the maximum time I can leave on her hair?
need to follow the instructions, do not leave in more than the max time, the problem i had in my hair and my daughter was in the front our hair break
Yarit
on August 19, 2013
from florida

Efimia Sarayias
from Younatown asked:
August 19, 2013
If it doesn't work how often can u do it?
need to follow the instructions, do not leave in more than the max time, the problem i had in my hair and my daughter was in the front our hair break
Yarit
on August 19, 2013
from florida

Lue
from boston, ma asked:
August 4, 2013
I lost the instructions on my ISO maintamer straightening system that I am trying for the first time. Any chance of getting the instructions emailed to me. thanks Lue
need to follow the instructions, do not leave in more than the max time, the problem i had in my hair and my daughter was in the front our hair break
Yarit
on August 19, 2013
from florida

kat
from Pennsylvania asked:
July 30, 2013
is it safe to use if you color your hair?
I have never used with color but the instructions says is ok if you have the treatment before. Be sure to do it days after the maintamer.
brenda
on July 30, 2013
from Shreveport, LA
Hi, I would normally colour my hair 1 to 2 weeks after using ISO Maintaimer and have had no issues :-)
Maria
on July 30, 2013
from Perth, Western Australia
Yes, but it will lighten your hair. You can dye your hair 4 days after processing the ISO maintamer.
Amy
on July 31, 2013
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
According to the instructions it is safe but they recommend waiting 72 hours to color. I am dirty blond/thick hair but have some end damage from iron straightening and also from a straightening product over 1 year prior. I did not like the previous product and had much damage, but hair was mostly grown out or cut off.. I had the ISO Maintamer done professionally. My very ends in front that were damaged did start to look funny (kind of frizzy) when the product was on so my beautician sprayed them to remove product during processing in addition to spraying a protein or keratin product on them. The rest of hair was soft and smooth when complete except for my ends. The ends were a little worse after complete. This product did not straighten 100% for me but I am pleased with results and will do it again. Oh...I do get color on my hair every 5 to 6 weeks. I had ISO processed right before time to color, waited 3 days, and had my color done professionally with no problems to my hair. It has been 2 months now and with another color and cut my ends are looking pretty good. Hope this helps.
Lisa
on August 1, 2013
from PA
I have used this product on several clients that religiously color their hair.
Gina
on August 2, 2013
from Boston Mass

Marcela
from Freeport,new york asked:
July 11, 2013
How long do you have to wait for another treatment?
You should wait 3 month depending on your hair growth,so you have enough hair for retouch application without overlapping previous treated hair.follow the instruction for retouch application.Amazing gentle product to softer curls!!that can be straightened style or dry naturally curly no frizz and looser curl pattern,good luck!!
kati
on July 11, 2013
from az
I only do my bangs and waited about a month and a half to redo them. I didn't have any problems and they came out nice.
Lauren
on July 11, 2013
from Bayside, NY
6 months
Kristy
on July 11, 2013
from NYC
The ISO Maintamer Straightening System-1 is given according to the type of hair. I recommend waiting at least two months, no less than that time. If you have thin hair, I recommend to wait at least until three months before the next treatment. This treatment is excellent for thick, abundant hair. I have friends who are given the treatment every six months.
Jose O.
on July 12, 2013
from Aguadilla, PR
The ISO Maintamer Straightening System-1 is given according to the type of hair. I recommend waiting at least two months, no less than that time. If you have thin hair, I recommend to wait at least until three months before the next treatment. This treatment is excellent for thick, abundant hair. I have friends who are given the treatment every six months.
Jose O.
on July 12, 2013
from Aguadilla, PR

Mindy Guilford
from California asked:
June 20, 2013
I had my hair straightened with the Yuko system over a year ago. Is it safe to use the ISO main tamer now?
You can get it only on the regrowth of hair only which a year you proberly have significant regrowth -when you get it make sure they are very careful with prepping the hairs that has the old Japanese straightener in it -- maintainer is a great non damaging relaxer you should be ok if you take the precautions necessary hope this helps cheryl owner of tru salon l
Cheryl Duignan
on June 20, 2013
from St James ny

BRooke Prest
from Pinehurst, NC asked:
June 6, 2013
I used the ISO Maintamer last week on two of my clients that had hilights. They had less than 40 percent and used no higher than 20 vol to lift. Their ends are fried and very unmanageable. I have used this straightener on about 8 other clients and have never had any issues! If you have any suggestions on how to fix this issue please Help! One of the girls is coming in this evening for her roots to be colored, so I need suggestions ASAP
Straighten first always wait about a week then color as this product does pull the hair color out. I would use a good conditioner and wrap the hair in warm bath towels . Trim the damaged ends and follow up with more weekly conditioning before more chemicals are applied.
Arlene
on June 6, 2013
from Tower, MN
Use morrocan oil conditioner and a leave in treatment. This product is not to be used with highlights nor any type of color procedure. I am looking for something that can be used with hair color, it has to be one or the other: color or relaxing, unfortunately.
Yuls
on June 6, 2013
from Woodcliff lake, NJ
I have never used the ISO with highlights. Sorry that I can't help you,
brenda
on June 8, 2013
from Shreveport, LA

Dee
from Washington, DC asked:
May 2, 2013
If you have used semi-permanent hair color, how long should you wait to apply ISO Maintamer Straightening system?
I straightened my hair using Isotamer and had colored my hair the week before. There were no problems using the Isotamer so soon but i did notice the color had lightened considerably.
antoinette
on May 2, 2013
from ny
yes i have used it before and i love it. my hairdresser said i need to apply the product either two weeks before or two weeks after applying color.
deborah rucho
on May 2, 2013
from katy, tx
I would wait a minimum of 2 weeks and condition hair with high quality product, I use morrocan oil.
Yuls
on May 2, 2013
from Woodcliff lake, NJ

Marianne Luidelli
from Pittsburgh Pa asked:
January 22, 2013
What is the chemical that makes it work Thio or Hydroxide
I straightened my hair using Isotamer and had colored my hair the week before. There were no problems using the Isotamer so soon but i did notice the color had lightened considerably.
antoinette
on May 2, 2013
from ny
yes i have used it before and i love it. my hairdresser said i need to apply the product either two weeks before or two weeks after applying color.
deborah rucho
on May 2, 2013
from katy, tx
I would wait a minimum of 2 weeks and condition hair with high quality product, I use morrocan oil.
Yuls
on May 2, 2013
from Woodcliff lake, NJ

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