From: Amanda (184.108.40.206)
In Reply to: Re: Is BKT o.k. for hair that has been damaged by too much protein posted by Denise Kingsley on April 1, 2007 at 8:02 am:
The person who did the TR had done my hair two times before and it came out great. I'd also done Yuko when I lived in another state, also with great results. I have very thick, course hair and, in theory, am the perfect candidate for TR. In October, however, something went wrong. I noticed that my hair turned extremely light when it was processing. I think it may have been over-processed. The stylist called Milbon and they said she had done everything correctly. They recommending weekly protein treatments, which seemed to help for a while, but then my hair started breaking off again.
My TR stylist thought that possibly my hair, which is becoming increasingly grey, could have taken longer to process this time, and that could have been the cause of the damage.
Another stylist that I spoke to said that the color my stylist uses (Davines) is more damaging than most and that she is probably leaving it in too long in order to serve another customer while it is processing.
I did not get the BKT done at the same place as the TR. I got it done at a place that was recommended by a person on this board. I called the BKT company and they said that the stylist had gone to Florida to get the training. However, when I asked the sylist, she said she was planning to get the training, but hadn't done it yet. I was upset about the discrepancy between what the BKT company and the stylist told me. I felt as though if they were not honest about her training, they might be hiding the truth about other things related to this product. However, I decided to go ahead and get the treatment done anyway. She said she had done about thirty treatments, and seemed to know what she was doing. Her salon did not seem very upscale. It was located in the back of a nail salon, which seemed pretty run-down. Another red flag was that she did not accept credit cards or checks -- only cash!
I don't think that the BKT made my hair worse, and from what everyone says, it seems to be a great alternative to the TR. As you said, I have so many different things going on with my hair that it's hard to tell the cause of the damage. Probably best to do nothing at this point. However, I would really like to do something to stop the breakage. Also, I would love to get another BKT (this time at a place with an officially trained stylist) because my hair is already starting to get curly and frizzy again. Any advice you could offer would be much appreciated!!!