(Closed) Hair Bees – Keratin Treatment?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Keratin Treatment?
    They're great and I DO recommend them! : (6 votes)
    50 %
    They're horrible and I DON'T recommend them! : (4 votes)
    33 %
    I have never heard of a Keratin Treatment before : (2 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Things done at home are never (or at least v v rarely) salon quality

    Id look at a lot of reviews and g3t a pro recommendatiin

    Post # 5
    Member
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My sister gets it done in the salon her hair is amazing! Soft, silky & no frizz!! Her natural hair is super curly. Not sure about home treatments, I think that kind of treatment is best done by professionals. 

    Post # 6
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    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @ceebree:  Have you looked at Groupon? My mom just bought a groupon yesterday for $99 and includes a keratin treatment and haircut. My mom got a keratin treatment when she was out of the country and her hair looks amazing. It lasts about 6 months, from what she was told when she got it done… so she bought this groupon so she could get it done again before my wedding 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I get keratin treatments regularly, but always in the salon. I absolutely love it! I would never reccommend doing it yourself. 

    Post # 8
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    2297 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    i’ve done a keratin treatment myself – i had a colleague who was an esthetician/hair dresser take me to a professional beauty supply and help me pick it out (i chose one from rusk). i chose a fairly tame one, and used to before i went to asia for 4 months (humidity is NOT my friend!). 

    i did it at home, read the instructions thoroughly, and it was a breeze! a little messy, but no biggie. my hair was still curly, but much less frizz, dried way faster and was easy to manage. it lasted about 5 months, and i’d definitely do it again. 

    try and get a professional kit if you can – i think that made all the difference. 

    oh! and buy the special shampoo for after, it helped prolong the results for sure. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    5400 posts
    Bee Keeper

    To me the potential results aren’t worth the health risks. I’ve had curly, frizzy hair for years and as soon as I started using natural sulfate-free products and enough moisture, I haven’t had any frizz. My hair calmed way down and it’s a pretty wave now. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    5400 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @ceebree:  I’ve tried a ton of different things and I use a variety of products. For shampoo, I use beautiful curls shampoo for babies & up or acure clarifying shampoo (recently moved and have hard water so I have to use this one more lately) and then acure moisturizing conditioner. Then I use beautiful curls babies & up leave in conditioner. That’s all I use but if you like more hold (which I don’t need when my hair has enough moisture) there are a lot of good gels/creams. I love the devacurl line and how it makes my hair look (especially their gel) but it is too heavily scented for me (chemical sensitivities). Both the beautiful curls line and acure line are sold at whole foods and you can return any products that you try and don’t like. Beautiful curls has a gel I like pretty well but I just don’t have a need for more products when I use enough good conditioning products. 

    Post # 13
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    678 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @ceebree:  

    I would probably go to a professional for this! But then again, I ended up with stripes when I tried to dye my own hair… depends on your level of comfort with it.

    I asked about keratin treatments on the Bee a while ago, and many bees pointed out the health risks. But after years of living a hair nightmare (very thick, frizzy/wavy in the back but straight in the front) I decided to just try it. I was nervous but it turned out great. I had never been able to wear my hair down in my life- totally worth it! The brand they gave me was L’Anza I think- the stylist said it was a “less intense” kind. The 3 days afterwards of no washing/no ponytails was pretty rough (I was in Florida and it got really REALLY greasy).

    It’s not something I would do regularly but I am definitely doing it again pre-wedding. My whole salon bill for that day (cut/color/keratin/blow-dry) was around $500- enough said!
     
    As for sulfate-free products, the Color Proof Super Rich shampoo is great! I order it off Amazon since it’s not in the stores or salons where I live.

    Post # 14
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    1522 posts
    Bumble bee

    @ceebree:  may I ask ur nationality and hair type? Bcz it does make a difference

    Post # 16
    Member
    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have been getting kertin treatments every 3-4 months for a couple years now.  Find someone who uses the Brazillian Blowout Zero formula.  It is formaldehyde free and I swear by it. I did do the one with formaldahyde a couple of times, and yes it can be a little jarring on the system.  It was right around when the truth was coming out about all of these products, so I switched.  

    My hair used to be so curly and frizzy I could not put a brush through it after it dried, now I use sulfate free shampoo/conditioner (Alterna Caviar Moisture) and I occasionally use argan oil, but most days I don’t. It also cuts down on blow dry time sooo much. 

    I also second finding a groupon.  Or maybe calling a salon and saying you want to try it, but you are on a budget.  My hairstylist is my friend, so she charges me only $95, but she knows I will be back in 3-4 months because I am addicted. 

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