From: D (18.104.22.168)
In Reply to: Re: Dry, Stiff Hair From BKT? Too much Protein posted by Leslie Correa on January 26, 2008 at 1:26 pm:
The water softener is not really an option. Without it, my water smells like sulfer. I wash my hair twice (three times at most) per week, and one of those times is usually at the salon (I do weekly conditioning treatments) so I'm not sure if the salt in my water would be that much of a factor. I guess the conditioning treatments might contain sodium chloride or some other ingredient that compromises the BKT. I don't think they do, though.
I'm really concerned about the fact that the iron damages the hair underneath. My understanding was that the hair is left in better condition, even after the BKT washed out. I thought that BKT used a heat protector to shield the hair from damage from the iron.
So ... it sounds like once one starts doing BKT, they really need to continue doing it ... or else expose damage underneath ....
Before doing BKT's I did TR's (Liscio) for four years with great results. I stopped doing them because the stylist overlapped the product last time and my hair broke off.
I don't think BKT is the right treatment for me, and I would very much like to go back to doing TR's. I'm concerned, though, about the stiffness and possibl dameag. How can I get my hair back into good enough condition to do TR's. If I go 4 months without doing anything to my hair, would that be enough re-growth to do a TR without risk of overlapping?