(Closed) Did Keratin today… now nervous to what the stylist said..

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

You brought your own product into the salon?

Yes, 400-450 means Fahrenheit, not Celcius, that’s why she was confused. You don’t need to cover your hair after it’s on. Do NOT put this on your ends–it’s not meant to go on your ends and you should have gotten a trim after the treatment anyway, since it stuff will wreck your ends. 

She WAS unprofessional, yes. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Mrsgurzakovic:  Oh wtf no. As a stylist, she should know that this stuff is going to wreck your ends and you need a trim AFTER. Ugh. TBH, I’m really disappointed in the way she treated you. I’m glad your hair turned out beautiful, though.

Most salons won’t allow you to bring your own product, so I was wondering. My salon has a keratin smoother and another straightener (Redken Urban smooth) that they can order for you (because they don’t do enough of them to keep them in stock), and I was the first person to do both of those there–we decided that the straightener was a million times better. The keratin one took DAYS to wash out (because you flat iron over it) and didn’t look that great. The other one was awesome, although I couldn’t wash my hair for three days, which was SO gross. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow she was unprofessional! That sucks that she made you feel so bad but not only that she didn’t seem to listen to you. I would at least think she would take into consideration some of your suggestions to at least make you feel more comfortable. Hopefully she knew what she was doing. 

Just in case your hair does not turn out how you expected is there anyway you can seek somebody else to fix it? I’m not too knowledgeable on this, sorry I can’t provide any info for you pertaining to keratin. But I do hope your hair comes out the way you were hoping for.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrsgurzakovic:  Just Yelp some places in the states where you will be staying to make sure they do keratin and can fix it, if it turns out bad that is. Good luck :).

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Mrsgurzakovic:  I would not use the product yourself, no. You can flat iron it again, sure, that won’t hurt any.

I found this on the Coppola website: While it is not an actual “straightener”, it will kill the frizzy dry look, and it does calm the curls for at least 4-6 months time, with minimal upkeep.
 

This is the exact reason I won’t do a keratin treatment again. It’s NOT a straightener, so your hair isn’t going to be straight–it’s only going to smooth frizz and loosen natural curl/waves.  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m in the industry, not a stylist but I work for a company that supplies products to the salons. I have done keratinpersonally, and to be honest I will never do it again. I LOVED the results but I defintely don’t think it’s safe. OSHA is always after these compnanies about regulating how much formaldehyde both the client and stylist inhale and the companies, Copolla being one of them, just end up changing 1/10th of the molecular structure of formaldehyde and they get away with selling a dangerous product. Two summers ago I had Copolla treatment done twice, once in April and again in August, even though the salon was ventilated we could feel the fume sin our lungs. I had heard stories about the bad siude effects before but to be honest, I just pushed the thoughts aside because I wanted frizz free hair at the beach. I look back now and wonder what damage I’ve done that will pop up later in life.

I also would not go to a salon that let you bring your own product. The salon that did my hair went to a week long training in Italy to be taught the proper way of doing it. Just like each hair color, perm formula is different, so is each keratin treatment.

The Coppola treatment does have certain requirements: One is to wash your hair with the shampoo provided which strips away all product and natural oils. You then leave the keratin on for the amount of time designated for your hair type. You then blow dry the product into your hair so that your hair looks super greasy. You then flat iron each section of hair 2-4 times with a 400 degree flat iron (99% of salon grade iron go up to the temp).

I always got my haired trimed after. You must not wash it for at least a day and avoid putting your hair into a ponytail or braid (it could leave a permanent dent) for 1-3 days (or until you wash your hair).

You’ll wnat to avoid all other chemical processes for at least 3 months, but I would go longer depending on the condition of your hair.

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrsgurzakovic:  Ya, I’m pretty sure the Copolla one contains formaldehyde. There’s been a lot of controversy with keratin products, mainly b/c they can say ity doesn’t contain it when it contains something that is 99% like it. The chemical burning in your eyes is a sign that it does. It always did that when I used it too, and I was a dummie and continued to do it, ugh!

My hair salon that used to do the regular keratin doesn’t do it anymore. Instead they do this express one that is 100%  formaldehyde free and I found it doesn’t work very well, and I just found it to be a waste of money. A few months ago I tried to the Sauve keratin at home treatment after I read here on the bee that someone tried it and had decent results. That stuff left my hair nasty, like it was coated in grease, even after 2 weeks of washing it with a sulfate shampoo (sulfate shampoo strips everything and is not suggested for daily use anymore). I would def not try that one. I followed the directions exactly and I think it really did damage my hair. I was supposed to get it colored 2 months later and i cancelled my appt. in fear that I would have chemical breakage.

To fix your problem now, I would flat iron your hair and get a trim for those ends. Be good to it, use lots of conditioner and sulfate free shampoo for the next few weeks. I would not go get another keratin treatment. If you don’t already own one, you should invest in an ionic hair dryer. They can be pricey, but they dry your hair form the inside out and create less frizz by doing so. And always use a flat iron that has ceramic plates (don’t use ones that have plane metal or gold colored plating.

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