View Poll Results: How did BB affect your hair?
It's stick-straight 1 6.67%
Most of the curl is gone, slightly wavy 4 26.67%
Looser curls 7 46.67%
Same curl pattern, but reduced frizz 1 6.67%
Other 2 13.33%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

How did BB affect your hair?

3b/c coarse, porous (I think), and THICK! Mod CG since: 10/11/08
Avoiding humectants and protein!
people who have gotten either the BB or a BKT?
people who have gotten either the BB or a BKT?
Originally Posted by Hairguru17
Isn't the BKT meant as a straightener?
3b/c coarse, porous (I think), and THICK! Mod CG since: 10/11/08
Avoiding humectants and protein!
The BKt doesn't straighten your hair anymore than the BB. Your results will depend on the formula used, how much is used on the hair, then how much heat is applied to the hair to seal in the product. The BB doesn't contain formeldahyde, but many BKTs don't contain formeldahyde either. The BB can be washed out right away, but now, many BKTs can be washed out right away too. The BB uses Amino Acids and Keratin. The BKT uses just keratin and in some cases, collegen. The BB is also more expensive. You can buy BKTs over the counter and do it yourself at home or buy online at amazaon, ebay. or folica.com. BB cannot be purchased online.
Thanks for that info! I was wondering what the differences were.
So, yes, the poll can be answered by either.
3b/c coarse, porous (I think), and THICK! Mod CG since: 10/11/08
Avoiding humectants and protein!
Thanks voters for voting
I'm getting my BB done on thursday. I'm nervous!! (And excited!)
3b/c coarse, porous (I think), and THICK! Mod CG since: 10/11/08
Avoiding humectants and protein!
Well, I ended up not getting a BB. When I went to the salon, the stylist was telling me that it would pull out most of my curl, and it wouldn't be a good curl pattern, even though I have 3b/c hair naturally. I don't know why she thought that, but it scared me into not getting it done. Is there any truth to what she said?
3b/c coarse, porous (I think), and THICK! Mod CG since: 10/11/08
Avoiding humectants and protein!
This is why I do my bkts at home. Most stylists are clueless about these treatments and how they can manipulate the results with skill and technique
This is why I do my bkts at home. Most stylists are clueless about these treatments and how they can manipulate the results with skill and technique
Originally Posted by Hairguru17
Hmmm. How do you manipulate the results to keep as much curl as possible?
3b/c coarse, porous (I think), and THICK! Mod CG since: 10/11/08
Avoiding humectants and protein!
By doing fewer passes with the flat iron. Instead of 10-15, you can do maybe 5 or 6. Also, you can use less heat during the blow drying stage. Some BKts as you to leave the product on the hair for 30 minutes or more before blow drying. You may opt to skip this step. You can also not use as much product. The more you do it and the more comfortable you become you can become more heavy handed with the amount of product you use. Also, you have to be picky about brand. Rejuvenol and Coppolla for me, are two of the lighter treatments. This is the beauty of DIY. Why pay someone else to mess up your hair?
Great advice, thank you! By "lighter", do you mean that they contain a relatively small amount of formaldehyde?
3b/c coarse, porous (I think), and THICK! Mod CG since: 10/11/08
Avoiding humectants and protein!
indeed. that's what I mean!

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