From: Tori (188.8.131.52)
I have heard from some places that Bio-Ionic works on african american hair but others say it doesn't. If it does, then why don't people put up before and after pics of those? It would definately give me a bit more hope...
BUt anyways, I went in for the consultation and they did a strand test and it did straighten my hair really well but I still feel a bit nervous with the stylists.
First of all, the person who did the strand test wasn't certified for doing bio ionics (even though they told me that the person who would really be doing it for me was) and the salon doesn't seem to have much experience with african american hair.
Second of all, when I went in the lady who did the strand test didn't ask me much about past chemical products I've used(I told her though 'cause the last time I got a perm was 6 years ago). Also, because I didn't originally go there to do the strand test, I hadn't had 10 days before the test where nothing was in my hair (I had just unbraided it). Still, she didn't seem to care much.
Thirdly, they didn't do the whole process for the strand test. I thought you would have to do the whole thing to see how it reacts but they said they just wanted to see how straight it could get.
Basically, I feel like a lab rat about to be experimented on. The bio ionics did seem to work, though. So I don't know if that is enough to go ahead with it. I've been trying to look for experienced professional but they all seem to be on the west coast. I live in Massachusetts.
If you don't think I should go ahead with the process just 'cause it took to my hair do you have any recommendations on where I should go around here. Boston's not to far but preferably somewhere closer to the Bedford area?
I appreciate any advice you can give me. Thanks!