I am LUCKY enough to have my Father Steve Tcherkezian take me and my frizzy weird curly hair through all the different channels of hair straightening procedures.
Back a long time ago we only had the option of a COLD Thio or Sodium Hydroxide hair straightening treatments, which now has become my least favourites! We had tried the X-Tenso which was nice but not enough power for my hair type. The one that impressed me the most a few years back was the Japanese Straightening Treatment, it was like having an identity change and I enjoyed it very much over and over again.
After having a child my hair was affected by my change of hormones, I felt the texture and condition of my hair became a little fragile and I wanted to take it a little easy. My Father Steve suggested the Brazilian Keratin Treatment (BKT) because the more sensitized your hair is the better it works. He explained that my hair would revert back slowly rather than be completely straight until it grew out or was cut off, I was in the mood for this idea because I wanted my natural hair type to be slightly present instead of extremely straight, plus I was curious to compare it to the Japanese Straightening Treatment for my own personal records!
So we did it...and I absolutely LOVE it! I still think the Japanese Straightening Treatment is wonderful but this has been a great option as well. It takes way less time to have the service done and my hair has been completely controlable and enjoyable! My first wash after doing the BKT almost shocked me, my hair felt silky when it was wet and I"ve always noticed a difference in texture after a straightening service, which would be natural because you have chemically treated your hair. For me, with the BKT I couldn"t even tell at all that my hair had been chemically altered. Wet or dry my hair has continued to feel unbelievably silky and soft, way better then my own natural hair!!
Once again I had my BKT in the high heat and humidity of the summer and I"m in heaven! It changes the way I feel about my whole look. There are very simple instructions to follow through with, I use the recommended Redken Clear Moisture line of products (shampoo, conditioner) and Extreme Rescue Force Treatment) and all is great!
I"m going to Miami next week and I can"t wait to enjoy my hair at the beach instead of being stressed and embarrassed of my crazy, frizzy hair and how I would tame it!
Thanks Dad! I know...I"M VERY LUCKY!!
Love your daughter, Taline xoxo
This reply is EXTREMELY helpful.
I am planned on getting BKT done. However, my only worry/concern is how long it lasts. I understand from your father"s information that this depends on the individuals own hair, etc.
I was wondering if you could post before pics, as well as pics of your hair every few weeks so one can get an idea of how the hair changes over time - even though your pics of course would be unique to your own hair type.
Enjoy your time in Miami!
I know Steve previously posted pics but I believe it was of your moms hair about 1 week after.
I"d like to see how it looks a few weeks after, compared to one month after, compared to 2 months after, compared to 3 months after etc.
I just returned from my trip to Miami and here I am visiting my parents. My Father informed me of your post and I thought I would take the time to respond to you right away.
All I can tell you is that I LOVE my BKT! I am in complete shock with how incredible my hair continues to feel, it’s super soft, totally manageable, and there is no sign of a chemical service. Usually you can feel a difference in your hair texture after you chemically straighten your hair, with the BKT I can honestly say my hair feels better than my pre BKT hair. I was also very impressed with how my hair lasted through the extreme humidity, Miami was a true test!
I wish I could help you more with the info you wanted through photos etc. but to be very honest with you I’m not much of a computer person and I don’t really have time for your requests even though I would love to help you.
My Father said there are more “before/after” BKT photos. It is under steve.tcherkezian’s photostream on http://www.flickr.com Here is the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/14647310@N03
Also, for more info, you can visit Marcia Teixeira’s Website http://www.braziliankeratin.com By the way, my Father used the Marcia Teixeira BKT on my hair.
It’s been 3 weeks since I had my BKT and it’s still PERFECT, so I can tell you that up until now. I can also tell you that I am a hair colourist and I chemically treat people’s hair all day long, and from my point of view this is a chemical MIRACLE! Every time I talk to my Dad I say “I can’t believe my hair, OH MY GOD!!” I am truly in shock and very pleased.
I hope this has helped you in some way, good luck!
i wanna have my hair done with keratin, my hair is curly i never tried any thing to make it go less, cos i love my curls, but after this summer i lost alot of hair and become frizzy, dry and hard to deal with.
but as i told my hair is kind a thin now, will keratin make me loss more hair
There is almost always a reason as to why the hair is falling. Call me or email me, this way I set a consultation appointment for you, and we’ll take it from there. If you are on medication and anti-depressant etc., I need to know all that. I will do my utmost best to help you.
BKT and TR does not cause hair loss. If you are in the hands of the right stylist, then there is nothing to worry about.