From: Tommy Maness (Salon OGGI)
In Reply to: Question for Tommy; Please Help. posted by Ellie on September 8, 2009 at 8:54 am:
I am not sure what the stylist is calling a BKT plus. It could be a BKT with 4% formaldehyde which is now being recommended by some of the companies for coarser or virgin hair. I have also heard of some stylists using relaxer to soften the hair and then putting the BKT over this. In this case, your hair could be broken off since sodium hydroxide and thio based straightening are not compatible. I would be weary of anyone that would not tell me what they were using on my hair. Where did you have your TR done? Was it a TR salon using Japanese products? I would find an honest stylist that regularly does TR and BKT. Unless your hair is porous, and from what you have said it is coarse, virgin hair, BKT will not make it completely straight and will not last very long. You could try BKT with a reputable stylist and if it does not give you the results you expect, you can always go back to the TR. The BKT may make the roots easier to deal with as it grows out and then perhaps get a smooth control TR. Have a few more consultations and do not trust anyone that will not tell you what they are using on your hair.