Well its been 3 days now since I BTK'd my hair at home so here's my expeience of the process.
I did alot of research on this treatment before taking the plunge.
My main reasons for doing were to abolish my frizzies. Even wearing my hair natural is time consuming and its so dry it ravishes any oil I put on it. (I'd need to be a millionaire to feed my hair the amount of argan oil it would like).
The pooing of my hair was unpleasent, having not used shampoo for a year now it felt so dry and brittle.
I skipped blowing it dry and let it air dry (you wouldn't have this option at a salon).
I got my mom to help me apply the solution (containing 2% formaldehyde) and she made sure all the hair was well coated but not touching the scalp.
I've read that 1% form is needed to straighten hair, but I couldn't find any solutions online containing 1%.
I wasn't able to wear a mask or goggles because I blow dried it myself and then flat ironed it at 230 degrees.
The entire process took over 4 hours (but might take less if you have less hair).
I wouldn't trust a hair stylist to do this for me because I just don't trust them, and even if I had the cash I wouldn't pay the extortionate rate for a BKT, its a robbery.
I have 1 hairdresser I always use to wet cut my hair for me which I had done a week prior to doing the bkt.
The results were really great. I've NEVER been able to run my fingers through my hair...not even after straightening it because of the frizzy areas and dry ends and that feels amazing.
But never have I passed a straightner through my hair at that kind of damaging heat either.
The ends look a bit split but not dry which feels really strange as they are normally coarse.
Now the only bad bit, I was really sick the past few days with a killer headache and feeling nauseous and dizzy.
I have no idea whether this is related to the BKT or not.
I hope this helps some of you with your Keratin research and I will post at some point a pic of day 4 after the BKT and also what it will looks like when it dries naturally.
I don't have any before pics as I didn't expect to write up about this.
My only worries now are hair falling out as I've read some horror stories on the Oprah forums