Now some of you readers are asking questions about the tool and I have to repeat this really clearly......I am not the inventor, I have not been in contact with her, I am only a backer because I (real big emphasis on I) can see that this tool could potentially be much better for stretching hair compared to curlformers or hair rollers.
I will answer your questions because they were asked to me but in no way should you take this to be an official answer. You can contact Kelechi if you are interested in supporting but have questions you need answered first. I answer your questions from a logical (MY logic) stand point.
Q1: Will the straight plates work on 4c/4z (i.e tight curls and kinks)?
I believe that with proper use (i.e not too much hair on the section), someone with 4c hair (like me!) could expect to achieve a similar stretching as curlformers or a correctly used roller set would give. This would be a blown out look as opposed to a perfectly straight look. People with hair that forms clumped spirals could expect to get a straight look as this type of hair tends to have fewer kinks.
Q2: Where is the demo on 4c/4z hair?
There isn't one. The young girl in the video is a type 4a - (note - I am not a curl typing fan, but using it this time for those who want a number and letter) and she is the tighter curl demonstrator. As far as I know, the current video is it.
Q3: But I need to see a demo on tighter curled hair?
You will either have to donate and see the project go through, or wait for others to donate, get their products and hopefully put up a video for you to see.
Q4: Heat was used in the video, how can this be a no heat system?
In the salon, rollers are dried under a hooded dryer so that you are not sitting around for 6 hours. When you use curlformers, again you can naturally air dry for hours or sit under a hooded dryer. The heat from a hooded dryer does not straighten the hair, it just makes the hair dry faster. The straightening effect arises from using a tool to hold the hair in a stretched conformation.
Q5: How can I donate when I am abroad? Will I get my goods?
I managed to pledge via the kickstarter page which directed me to amazon, logged in, put in the amount and that is it. I am in UK, it worked. The money will go out at the end of the launch provided it gets to $8000. You are expected to get your goods if promised on the kickstarter or your money back, read the kickstarter terms and conditions.
Q5: Why are you (Jc -me) supporting this kickstarter so much?
I support it because genuine innovation within the natural community is lacking. I love the idea that someone has come up with a true tool with a tangible difference to what is currently on the market, rather than some rubbish concoction labelled as a hair growth accelerator. I repeat once more, no I am not the inventor, no I do not know her, yes I love her product even though I have not held it, yes I have put my money where my mouth is! Yes, this is a scientist doing something very unscientific - it is called faith :)