What is BKT?
The Brazilian Keratin Treatment/BKT is a mild chemical enriched with Keratin. It is a fairly revolutionary way for people with curly, wavy and frizzy hair to have straight hair. Brazilian Keratin Treatment/BKT with collagen and keratin transforms the hair making it smooth, shinier, softer, instant manageability and de-frizz.
Q. Does it work?
A. This breakthrough hair straightening works wonders.
Q. How long does this treatment last?
A. This product lasts anywhere from 3-4 months. It wears off evenly, leaving your hair looking as if it was never chemically processed. This may take 6-12 months.
Q. Can you do the treatment over Japanese straightening or sodium hydroxide relaxer?
A. Yes. You can do the treatment over any kind of chemically straightened hair.
Q. Is this treatment a relaxer?
A. No. It is a treatment based of keratin that naturally straightens, softens and de-frizz the hair.
Q. Can you do the treatment on color/highlight treated hair?
A. Yes. It is especially effective on hair that's extremely damaged or very porous, such as bleached or severely sun-damaged. (Consultation is required to test the structural stability of your hair)
Q. Can you do on virgin hair?
A. Yes. However, it won’t last as long as color or chemically treated hair.
Q. Can I color my hair and do the treatment?
A. Yes. It is recommended you color the hair one week to 10 days before the BKT.
Q. Can I color my hair after the treatment?
A. Yes. It is recommended to do so 2 weeks after you have done the BKT treatment.
Q. Can I wash my hair after the treatment, and when?
A. Wait 4 days after you have done the BKT treatment.
Q. Can I wear a ponytail or tie my hair?
A. You should not constrict the hair in any way for 4 days. That means no clips, pins, metal clips, rubber bands, and pony tails for 4 days after doing the BKT treatment.
Q. What should I do if my hair gets wet during the first 4 days?
A. Blow dry immediately 100% and iron the hair with a ceramic iron to remove wave.
Q. Can I go into the pool or ocean after the treatment?
A. Yes, but only after 4 days. (Ask your BKT stylist for more information)
Q. How long will the treatment stay on my hair?
A. 2 months on virgin hair, and 3-4 on any other type of hair.
Q. What shampoo can I use after doing the treatment?
A. Follow an at-home hair care regimen prescribed by your BKT stylist.
Q. Do I have to do touch-ups on my next visit or the entire head of hair?
A. The BKT is done on the entire head of hair.
Q. Can I do the treatment every month?
Q. Should I cut my hair before the treatment?
A. It is recommended cutting your hair after the BKT, so this way you can trim the dead ends at the end of the treatment.
Q. Can I use any hair-spray, gel, mousse, or any other hair products on my hair during the 4 day period?
Q. Can I do the treatment while pregnant or nursing?
A. It is not recommended by the FDA.
Hope this long-winded topic on the Brazilian BKT helps.
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So, you say to yourself: “Where do I go from here?” I understand the language, and now I know how to take better care and to create beautiful hair, based on hair that is in optimum condition…simple, isn’t it?