Sep 25, 2012
I was wondering about permanent hair straightening, however some people really discourages by saying that it permanently damages hair, makes it rough & causes a lot of hair breakage & hair fall.
Does it really damage hair? Would like to hear about your personal experiences.
I used the Brazilian Keratin treatment before and I loved it! I have naturally tight curls that get frizzy very quickly with the treatment I was able to cut my straightening routine by 75% percent at least. So it helped me because I was using less harmful heat and product on my hair.. The only thing I must say is you must keep up with it if u have a tighter curl because the new growth would be extremely noticeable
Which Brazilian treatment do you use?
Sep 26, 2012
I use it too bkt best thing I've ever done !
Thanks guys, by permanent hair straightening I meant re-bonding which is done in the saloon....where your hair becomes permanently straight? i just wanted to know the after-effects & how to look after :)
I did that once, but I had them use the most gentle stuff they could. Honestly, I didn't notice too much of a difference in my hair's health, but then again I used to have super healthy hair that could withstand most anything.
Also, didn't notice a big difference in straightening time. It shaved off a little bit of time, but not much. Maybe it was because of the treatment I chose, but that's how it was for me.
I've done 3 different permanent relaxers all at well recommended salons, I regretted it every single time, I had major hair breakage and not nearly enough results to warrant the damage or price. I have ringlets but I'm Caucasian, any permanent relaxer (I don't care what they try to tell you, I'm a cosmetologist too) is made for some form of ethnic hair, usually Asian and it's not going to give the results your hoping for you still have to blow dry and flat iron it just shortens your time , also taking away your option to wear your hair naturally curly if you ever wanted to. Not to be a bummer but I hope it helps some.
Thanks Ashley & Abbi. So it kind of confirms what I have already been told before. So basically not a good idea it seems.....also @Abbi, I didn't know that it was made for some form of ethnic hair....(in fact I didn't even realize it's different unless u pointed out) can you please elaborate the point? :)
Payel better to go for BKT
Sadie thanks for recommending, I will definitely look it up, do you still have it in your hair, then I can see your hair for reference :-) & how was your hair before?
Sep 28, 2012
i used ogalvie from the drugstore 3 times and i have curly dry hair and it did not damage it and worked pretty well and i even have color treated hair i wouldnt do it though if you hair is bleached
Oct 05, 2012
Thanks Cynthia, I just checked Ogalvie online & it seemed like a great idea, But I am not getting it in my country :-(
Oct 08, 2012
The only thing about the Brazilian treatment to think seriously about is that it has some "iffy" chemicals in it. Some people do react negatively to the formaldehyde that is rumored to be in that.
Oct 09, 2012
I tried the Brazilian blow out one. It straight my hair but really thin it out. It's been over a year and I still get major fall out. I would never do it again. My sides are noticeably thinner.
Mar 23, 2013
I agree with safaa. It turns your hair veryyyyy thin. And now I can't get back my old thick full hair. Don't do it.
Jul 04, 2013
Thanks Francine, Safaa & Nimi, it doesn't seem that great anymore now...especially as my hair is thinning out even without any chemical treatments!
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