(Closed) Keratin Treatments?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

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victorialew :  So I was very very sick for about 3 years, during which time I was put on steroids for about 6 months. This caused my hair to break if I looked at it wrong and to fall out in clumps. My hair was an absolute disaster.

I went to the salon and had a k-pack (keratin treatment) and the difference was freaking AMAZING. The stylist actually applied it 3-4 times in a row since my damage was so severe, but it made an incredible difference. From being brittle and dull and ragged to shiny and soft. It was seriously stunning.

Definitely recommend. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I’ve gotten Keratin treatments, and I did notice a difference. But I wouldn’t say it was life changing, either. Are you trying to help your hair grow or just look healthier? If you want growth, also use Biotin vitamins.

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Sugar bee

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victorialew :  In that case, then yes, it will help you! When I was using it, I was trying for more growth. But it did make my hair more shiny and stronger!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

So for the most part these work kind of like magic for a lot of people. I know several people who have had them done and all had amazing hair after. Smooth, shiny, soft. For all the curlies I know who got it it loosened their curl pattern a lot, for me that would be a plus, but not for everyone. BUT, most of them are somewhat dangerous. The ones that work well use some kind of an aldehyde to break down the structure of your hair. The aldehyde is what makes it work, not the keratin. A lot advertise as formadehyde free by replacing it with some other kind of aldehyde or adehyde forming chemical, and that stuff is REALLY bad for you.

However, for the people I know who’ve gotten them the results have been so dramatic I’m considering doing it myself anyways. I mean I paint my nails and those chemicals can’t be great either!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I get a Brazilian blowout every summer and I love it. Life changing. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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victorialew :  when I was living in the US I got Brazilian blowouts all the time! I love them, life changing to girls with super thick hair. I live in Canada now and they don’t do them here… I splurge and get one whenever I go visit America 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Personally speaking – it’s make a world of different. I get a “gel keratin” treatment which leaves my hair less oily than a creme based one. 

Its cut my drying time by more than half, and removed pretty much 100% of the frizz, even in humid weather. Highly recommend you go to a place that will mix a formula for your hair specifically. And look into sulfate and sodium free hair products! 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

^ no it totally doesn’t!  You will still have waves!!

i bought a bottle of keratin on eBay and do it myself.  Way cheaper lol. It has been a godsend- you won’t want to quit.

 

it will still wave and curl, maybe a little more relaxed but if you use a curling iron your curls will still stay

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

My hair is naturally VERY curly so now it’s move of a nice wavy texture. 

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