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Have you BKT’d? (Part 1 of 2)

15 Sep

In my journey to natural hair, I’ve come to realize that wearing my hair straight is not always the way to go. The humidity during the hotter months had me looking like I stuck my wet toe in an outlet. After months of research and trial and error, I have found the solution to my frizzy dilemma: Brazilian Keratin Treatment!

A full instructional video from Hair2ToeBeauty.com

I’ve tried various hair products that promised frizz-free shine or silk & sleek tresses with no positive end results for my mop. I’ve also experimented with different techniques, such as “the scarf-tie down”, that left me with puffy hair AND a line imprint across my forehead. I was in desperate need of a solution that would allow me to have tamed straight hair without the harsh chemicals. A process that would wash away within a couple of months without any damaging effects to my natural strands. Something just shy of a miracle.

I found BKT somehow – the technique just fell into my lap one day. After an enormous amount of research, including reviews from women who have had the treatment more than once, I decided to take the plunge but was left at a standstill when I caught wind of the price tag for shiny straight hair. The Brazillian Keratin Treatment can range anywhere between $150 – $350. That was not an option for me. I called local beauty schools to see if they offered the service, and shopped around at the local beauty shops to find a licensed hair stylist who is certified to apply the treatment.

When I finally found a cosmetologist who was within my budget, a single tear of  joy escaped my eye and I hurridly made my first appointment.

For more information on Brazilian Keratin Treatments, visit About.com and be careful when choosing your stylist! Also, do as much research as you can. What works for us may not work for you – BKT’s are not for everyone!

Note: Wet Feat is transitioning and likes to wear her hair straight, but we love to embrace our fros, kinks and coils!