Keratin treatment? Experiences? thoughts?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It totally depends on the brand of keratin that you’re using, and how you care for it.  Some are stronger and some are less-strong, and depending on how often you wash your hair/swim/sweat/etc your milege will vary!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had it done. I have a lot of hair, so they charged me an extra fee — by the time they were done, I had paid out $500. Yeah, I was pretty pissed about that.

They had originally told me that this treatment would act as a relaxer and leave my hair straight. That’s not what it did, and apparently, that’s not what it’s supposed to do. I still had all the texture I had before, but now I just didn’t have much frizz. When I styled my hair, it would stay like that until I got it wet without developing much frizz. That part was cool. However, it didn’t straighten/lengthen at all. Also, when it started wearing out of my hair I was getting rats’ nests in the back of my head every night when I would sleep. Not so much fun.

I’d probably do it again if I was loaded and if I could afford to have it done every three-four months.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@codysgirl16:  What brand are you getting?

It won’t “take differently” but it will difffuse the curls differently if they are tighter on some parts versus others.  Obv if you’re curlier in one spot versus another, the keratin will loosen those curls less.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I don’t have experience but my mom does. She has frizzy curls – and in the summer she looks like a giant poofball lol. She’s done it 2x a year for the last few years. The first time she got it done- her hair was PIN straight. I wasn’t a fan.

This latest time she got it done- her hair is much nicer- it’s straight-ish -but no where near pin straight. She just stepped out to go get some guac and chips (love her) but when she comes back, I’ll ask her the product was. 

I’ve always wanted to do it – but I’m nervous – I sometimes have GREAT hair days – but sometimes I am just frizzy. I used to have pin straight hair – and then around 18 it changed to super curly – now it’s very wavy since it’s really long – or it’s a bit curly when I have it short. I’ve seen some friends who have lost their curls after repeatedly doing this – which is what scares me. But mom’s hair always goes back to normal after the treatment wears off.  

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@sunkissed19:  fyi, your friends who have lost their curl probably have buildup of the keratin on the midstrands/ends. If they wash their hair with shitty shampoo for a few weeks (high-sulfate, even through some dish soap in there) it’ll strip it off 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

DONT dont dont for the love of God, dont do it

I always had curly/frizzy/wavy hair. It always sucked to have to control my hair and spend an hour a day (or more)  trying to make it cooperate…

Well, I went ahead and did the Keratin treatment…I regret it 100%. My hair was shiny for like the first couple weeks and then it just started looking like crap.

My mother in law (who happens to be my new stylist) has helped me bring my hair back from the dead (it literally was dead) after the keratin treatment.

Thankfully my hair is back to normal and naturally shiny. She taught me different methods on how to take care of your hair properly, without any sort of chemical treatments. I love my hair now… Sure, it doesn’t cooperate sometimes, but that’s ok I am willing to live with it. 🙂

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@bkrocks13:  Totally possible. Mom has used the recommended shampoo for her hair every time. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

@codysgirl16:  The Coppola Keratin treatment is one of the BEST things that I have ever done for myself!  I have had 3 Coppolas and one GSK.  I didn’t love the GSK, but everyone’s hair is different and will react differently to the various treatments.  Be certain to go to an excellent hairdresser who follows the safety guidelines and laws, so that it is a safe, positive experience.  I will be a Coppola Keratin girl for life. It saves me so much time getting ready!  I have an old sprained rotator cuff injury, and it is very good for my arm and neck not to have to spend so much time blow drying and styling.   My styling time is 1/5 of what it used to be, and my hair just keeps growing.  It’s silky and healthy, and I am beyond pleased.  My hairdresser is such a blessing to me!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I highly recommend it. I have thick, curly hair and I’ve been getting treatments since 2010. It is a life saver, seriously!! People cannot tell that my hair is not naturally straight. The best part about it is that it eliminates frizz. It’s pretty amazing. It will not make your hair completely straight, but it is certainly not near as curly as it is naturally. After washing it, I have to blow dry it and flat iron it to get it straight. It sounds like it will be good for what you’re looking for. 

As far as the brand – I had Coppola. I have long hair and it costs me $250, but my hair stylist gives me a good deal.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve never done a treatment but I use “It’s A 10 with keratin miracle leave in” and my hair is so smooth and shiny! It also is a crazy good detangler!

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