BKT formaldehyde-free treatment and breastfeeding question

CurlyminxCurlyminx Registered Users Posts: 5,581
My sister wanted to know if there were any reasons that she couldn't get the BKT while she is breastfeeding. She has asked her doctor, the lactation nurse, and anyone else she can think of and can't get any answers.

Since us curlies know everything, she came to me for answers.

Please help me curlies and former curlies! Can she straighten and still keep her little man safe?

I'm on the phone! Excuse the imperfections, my phone isn't as smart ad me. ;)
Mix of 3s, thick, coarse, medium porosity

Current hair styling technique: rake with a scrunch at the end. (works with my coarse hair)

pw: curls

Known HGs: KCCC, homemade fsg, honey


  • jamil88jamil88 Registered Users Posts: 7
    Most formaldehyde free treatments still have in a very small amount of formaldehyde or a different aldehyde which wud make it a little unsafe for someone breastfeeding but not other ppl.
    Organix is one that is completely free but from experience it did nothing for me. But my hair is very resistant so you can still try it. $15 in cvs which is good.
    You can do somethin I did for new years when I new I would be drinking. If you have a lot of milk, pump a lot the day before and save it. Use that instead after u do ur hair. Pump the milk u make after the treatment for that day and discard of it. Seeing formaldahyde is probably worse for a child than alcohol maybe you should do it for 2 days. If you don't make a lot of milk like me u may have to use formula if u run out.
    Sadly aldehydes are one of the main ingredients in keratin but they dont tell you. It is need to bind the keratin to hair and keep it there for the couple months. Therefore there cant be a true aldehyde free brand. No worries, its in most other cosmetics, especially make up. If you have a good make up or nail polish that doesnt fade quickly thats probably why. The one in keratin is more gassy and gets into your bloodstream easily thats what the fuss is about.

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