From: Heidi (220.127.116.11)
In Reply to: Re: Follow-up to BKT not working posted by Denise Kingsley on August 12, 2007 at 6:13 am:
Hi Denise, thanks for your reply. Well, my hair is a little longer than shoulder-length, very thin with tight curls and dry with split ends. It's brown and I have never colored or straightened it. Lately I've been getting clumps of hair every time I comb it in the shower, and my doctor says it's some condition that happens after an accident or surgery (I had a bad mountain biking accident). I thought that straightening it would alleviate this problem because I woudn't lose so much hair trying to detangle it. Well it did work, because my hair has been a lot less tangled since the BKT.
Since my last post I spoke to the sylist who did the BKT and she said that even though my hair appears thin, I've got a deceivingly thick cuticle since the BKT didn't take, and that she is sure that repeating the process will work, or adding a little color to my hair first. However, I told her that I'd rather she just do the Japanese procedure on me now. She's been doing the Japanese hair straightening for years, and I trust her with that procedure. This BKT thing is so new that it seems to be a lot of trial and error. She agreed to do the Japanese procedure - she said that she's done the BKT over the TR so she can do the reverse - but she said that she's seen breakage with the Japanese procedure which is why she switched to BKT a year ago. She warned me that my hair might end up limp and lifeless, but at this point I'd rather take a chance on that - it was thin and limp and lifeless for the 4 days after the BKT and I actually loved it that way, it was a welcome change to the frizzy mess that I'm used to!
Anyway I'm sorry for the long post but what do you think of my having the Japanese procedure done at this point? My stylist seems very professional and she has been diligent in following up with the supplier of the BKT product for advice, and it's not that I don't trust her, but I'd rather not go through another round of exposure to the formeldehyde and take a chance that it won't work again if there's a better chance that the Japanese procedure will work!