From: dry hair (184.108.40.206)
In Reply to: Re: Does Nanokeritinization Really Repair 100% damage? posted by Marc laupretre on December 12, 2008 at 4:46 pm:
Thanks for your reply. I think my hair issues stem from both aging and outside elements.
My hair is naturally thick, course and frizzy. It is mostly grey and I color single process every 4 weeks (20 vol.). It used to straighten beutifully using the Japanese system. However, the last two straightening experiences have resulted in damage. I had a straightening expert do the process last time (in June). He deemed my hair healthy and used the strongest formula. Before he straightened it, he used a cystemine(sp?) pre-softener because my hair is very course. For the first two months following the straightening, it seemed a bit too straight, but felt relatively healthy, shiny and smooth. I did not start to notice the damage until August. I don't think I used excessive heat (blow-outs once per week and ironing once or twice a month w/ heat protection), so I'm not sure why it would take two months for the damage to emerge. I followed with lots of moisture/protein treatments, but these did not make much of a difference.
Now, six months after the straightening, the straightened part is stiff, dry, dull and absolutely lifeless. I can tell it is very porous. When wet, it feels like a brick becuase it sucks up so much water.
The 3-4 inches of re-growth is wiry, brittle and frizzy on top layer and relatively smooth and healthy on the underneath layer. My hair has always been dry and frizzy, but I think the new growth feels different -- harder and more wiry -- It's hard to tell becuase there's so much going on with my hair.
I've done Kerastase, HY, and Phillip Kingsley -- nothing seems to work.
I'm devastated by the condition of my hair and I'm seriously considering
I have researched both Nanomax and Tanagra and thought I might try them as a last ditch effort to revive my hair.
It's clear that the straightener damaged my hair, but I also think that my natural hair has changed. The re=growth definitely seems more brittle and wiry than before. I'm turning 40 in Jan. and my hair is about 50-70% grey.
So ... are you saying that nanokeratinization could help if my hair problems stem from straightening, but not if they stem from aging?
Do you think that Nanokeratinization could help my hair?
How can I tell if I need moisture or protein. I have lots of different textures in my hair, so how can I address them all.
If this is an aging issue, is there anything that I can do to change the texture of my hair?
I did a few BKT's between the last two straighteners and was not thrilled with the results. I felt that they left my hair stiffer than usual.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.