From: Lulu (18.104.22.168)
I got my second Global BKT with Les yesterday. My very first BKT was Lasio and only lasted 6 weeks. I was not happy with that, so Les did Global BKt 2% last time (in Sept). I was very happy with that, as it made my hair as straight as my previous TRs. I even was able to wash and go for the first 4-6 weeks, then just lightly blowdry.
The Global 2% lasted about 3.5 months. I am spending the winter in Miami, so I wanted the strongest possible formula for the humidity down there. Les used Global 4% in the new formula. It is "strawberry" scent, and it really smells badly. Very artificially sweet and fruity. Not a good smell. But I am fine with having this in my hair for 48 hours if it means 3.5 months of good hair days.
It did sting just a tiny bit in one of my eyes, but I teared up less than last time, even though this time was a stronger formula. There was no ventilation machine like in Les' old salon, but the windows were cracked open.
The new formula feels very different in my hair. Before I washed last time, it was very coated feeling. Of course, the coated feeling came out when I washed. This time there is no coated feeling.
Les' new salon is still being built, so be prepared for a "work in progress" if you visit him. Also, he has no credit card machine yet, so bring cash.
As always, Les was super nice. He gave my hair a nice "dusting" trim since I like the length and did not want a cut that removed length.
Hopefully, everything will go well with my first wash (and I expect it to).