From: Bebe (220.127.116.11)
In Reply to: Re: Is BKT o.k. for hair that has been damaged by too much protein posted by Amanda on April 1, 2007 at 8:25 am:
Amanda, several years ago now, my hair was badly damaged by someone that had previously TR'd my hair a few times. Who knows exactly what he did wrong, but it was a disaster. Once it started to break, nothing really stopped it, though I spent thousands of dollars on conditioners and treatments.
Fortunately, my hair was thick, and the (different) hair stylist that I went to was able to cut it in layers as short as 1/2 inch thick and blend them in with the rest of my below shoulder length hair so that only I knew that those horrid wooly patches that kept growing in for about a year were really there.
I cried a lot. It wasn't fun at all because I couldn't fix it or make it go away; so I understand how you're feeling. I think it works out best if you go really easy on your hair for a while and give it a chance repair itself. Even if your hair is graying, you can use high quality color with low volume peroxide. (I should know.
I still continue to have my hair TR'd, now by Joe Kanno in Beverly Hills. Joe is extremely careful. He has been doing this process for over 15 years, both here and in Japan. At first I literally had to beg him to do my hair, but everything turned out okay, and in time my hair healed.
I think the point is that you may as well take a deep breath and relax because you probably didn't do anything to make this worse. The minute that TR went bad, it went very bad. It's happened to lots of us. A few weeks later the hair breaks off and it keeps on breaking. Hang in there, baby! Do the best you can.