(Closed) My keratin treated hair is falling often, is this normal? What should I do?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Are you saying you’re losing your hair more now after the keratin treatment?  Or were you always losing your hair and expected the keratin to fix the problem?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s normal to lose about 100 hairs a day.  You probably didn’t notice it as much when your hair was curly because it was getting caught in the hair.  Try not to pull on your hair too much, and talk to your stylist before doing it again.  It is completely normal to lose a few strands of hair.  However, if clumps of hair are coming out, you might have a problem 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

If you google it, you will see that it is possible that it causes hair loss:

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Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Keratin treatments are SUPER toxic and horrible for your hair. Hair loss/breakage is a very possible side effect.

Doing a keratin treatment on yourself is a really bad – bad bad bad – idea. The formaldyehyde alone – let alone the other dangerous chemicals – are horrific for your health. SHouldn’t be done without a respirator quite frankly. I’m a scientist and we would never be allowed to handle those chemicals in the manner that haidressers do. I think we will look back on this trend with horror in the future. I’m surprised there aren’t more workplace regulations for hair dressers concerning these treatments!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Mrsgurzakovic:  My best tip for frizzy hair is to give up on the nasty chemicals and use coconut oil on it. Put on a few drops straight after you get out of the shower/bath and leave it to dry naturally. Nothing nasty, nothing damaging. It nourishes your hair and leaves it shiny. You can even use it as a deep pre-wash conditioner.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Mrsgurzakovic:  I have incredibly dry, thick and frizzy hair. i use Aveda products and a Chi flat iron, which helps a lot. Here are the products i use:

Smooth Infusion shampoo

Dry Remedy conditioner

Smooth Infusion leave-in treatment

Damage Remedy treatment

I’ve gone back and forth about getting Keratin treatment but decided against it just because it seems so harsh and i don’t know what the long term effects would be. But I also know plenty of people who get it done (at reputable salons) and only have good things to say. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

@Mrsgurzakovic:  I’ve been using Macadamia Natural Oil Hair Mask and Healing oil every forth day. Description of my hair.  Asian, dark strong hair, length to  my bra. I’ve straightened it, curled it, permed it, colored it, bleached it. Now, I am saving up my hair for my wedding, and decided I need to start taking better care of it. 

Every 4th day I use the hairmask with a few drops of oil spread evenly from roots to tip. My roots tend to get fatty but has not affected it.. My hair has since the 1st use 2 months ago become very strong, and I don’t lose hair that easily. Also, I eat folic acid and “hair & nail” pills everyday for two months as well. It has given me dramatic results. I’ld say try to invest in something like that instead of a new Keratin treatment cause it sounds stupid and dangerous! 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Mrsgurzakovic:  No need to microwave it, pop the container in a sink of hot water or take it into the shower with you. I don’t use anything else after the shower and at the moment use Head and Shoulders sensitive scalp shampoo… so hardly anything special!

The coconut oil product I usually use is Elemis Exotic Monoi Moisture Melt because it smells like heaven, but I also have basic coconut oil that I bought from a local Superdrug and it works just as well.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Having done a keratin treatment before, I have some experience with this. I did the Pravana Smooth Out, which I hated. Your hair is made of keratin, so no, it’s not toxic, and it’s only bad in high amounts. Formaldehyde is present in a large number of hair treatments, Coppola included. Redken Urban Smooth (love) doesn’t have any formaldehyde-based ingredients, though I’m not sure if it’s even available where you are.

I wouldn’t do the Coppola again. It obviously wrecked your hair (as the Pravana did mine). Coconut oil is great IF you have dry hair (I don’t, so it didn’t work on me). You need to take vitamins, as well; prenatals and biotin are really good for your hair. 

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