From: sigh (188.8.131.52)
In Reply to: Re: Thermal Reconditioning - still frizzy hair posted by Denise Kingsley on November 10, 2006 at 7:01 pm:
"I re read your original post. You said you were lead to believe that your hair would be healthy shiny etc. Who led you to believe that? was it your TR person? Did you have a consultation with them, face to face. What was their promise?"
Yes, it was the person who was going to do the TR. My expectations were set that there would be minimal, at worst, maintenance required after the process was complete. This was during the initial consultation where she stated my hair was a perfect candidate for TR. By minimal I mean brushing it, and blowing it dry. No flat irons. No hairspray, gel, or anything else.
"Sun, blow drying, ironing, brushing, chlorine, etc, are all things that withdraw. If you don't put back, you end up with lifeless, weak hair."
I don't work outside, never blew my hair dry prior to getting TR, very rarely brushed it, no chlorine. The only thing I've ever done to my hair was color it and touch up the roots when it grows out too long. As far as lifeless and weak, my hair is far from it. It actually has a life all its own, roaming wild and free, doing everything I don't want it to do. I'd probably be happier if it wasn't so full of life. Anyway, I've used products that were bought in a beauty supply store that seemed to be decent. I've tried in the past to deep condition it, regular condition it, used oils and all sorts of things to keep it in the peak of health. Nothing ever achieved desirable results. After the TR I was meticulous in making sure it was conditioned and used only stuff the hairstylist recommended. There's no way in hell after spending that amount of money on TR that I was going to deviate and possibly risk ruining the TR.
"I believe that the TR could be redone, if it is in good condition, and should be redone. Once it is, you have to make the investment of using the proper shampoo, conditioners, heat protectors, oils, moisture, proteins."
I've left a message with the stylist after this Saturday's appointment pretty much failed miserably. I went back in and she did some sort of deep-conditioning/smoothing treatment. She also used some kind of oil stuff. After the treatment and style it looked great again. She said I should not wash my hair for 24 hours, which I did. Last night after I shampooed, conditioned, and blew it dry it started to look like it was getting frizzy again. This morning after brushing it out, it looks WORSE now than before this weekend's appointment. It's so frizzy that I've reverted right back to where I was before I had TR done: tying my hair back and wearing a freakin' hat.
Needless to say I am extremely frustrated and angry. I've spent over 9 hours getting this process and subsequent follow-ups for nothing as I'm back to square one with unmanageable and unsatisfying hair. I'm going to try one more time to get this process done after my hair has had a chance to get over its first TR. If it doesn't work, I am probably just going to cut it all off and wear it short. I'm just sick and tired of over a decade of products that promise this and that, flat irons, and even what sounded like the ultimate answer: thermal reconditioning. A second failure and I'm just going to throw in the towel.