Thinking of Getting a Keratin Hair Treatment?

You've heard all about these Keratin Treatments and seriously want one. Ok, maybe you're not 100% sure what it is, but it's getting so much buzz, you think you should want one too! You're never one to be left out, but hmmm... what is it? How does it work? What will happen when I go to my salon and sit in the chair? We get asked about Keratin Hair Treatments all the time, and there seem to be plenty of treatments to choose from, so do your homework carefully if you are thinking of keratin treatment like this for your hair.

As firm believers in helping you do your hair homework before undergoing any process that will change your hair dramatically, we surfed around and found this video so you can see what really happens. We are very wary of any chemical treatment that has a potential to be damaging to your delicate strands. Most Brazilian treatments (BKT) contain as much as 2% formaldehyde. Yes formaldehyde, and many treatments can contain higher percentages than that. Now there are many Keratin Treatments that are Formaldehyde Free.   Check out the Coppola Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment as an excellent alternative to the BKT.  To help protect your hair against any dryness during the treatment our friendly hairstylist, Dave, gave us a great tip! About 1 week before your keratin treatment use the Maijan Pure Organic Argan Oil infused with Grapeseed Oil as a deep oil treatment. This will help reduce breakage and keep your hair shiny and silky!

For more info, read our article Brazilian Keratin Treatment 411.

Bonus points: It looks like this video features the Babyliss Nano Titanium Flat Iron. This iron is also featured on our list of Best Flat Irons of 2010, kudos Babyliss - we know this iron works well without a harsh chemical treatment.   Check out our picks for the best flat irons to use when doing and maintaining your keratin treatment.

Your hair homework starts now with Nina's Goleshlee Cocochoco Keratin Hair Treatment Class, just click below.

For more info, check out this article: Brazilian Keratin Treatment FAQ's.

295 thoughts on “Thinking of Getting a Keratin Hair Treatment?”

  • Arlene

    that product contains formaldehyde, smells like chocolate and causes cancer, ask your stylist to show you the ingredients from the back of the bottle before you sit down. Try an alternative.

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  • mark

    Women who wear mainstream cosmetic products may use as 175 different chemicals to their bodies every day. Most popular beauty products contain a vast of chemicals. The main group are three cosmetics in particular: Parabens - preserving agents used in many moisturizers and body creams. Sodium Laureth, Sulfate and Formaldehyde - foaming agents used in shampoos, conditioners, hand creams, nail products and makeup like: Lip balm, lip gloss, eyeliner, sun blocker lotions, hair dye and others.
    What is Formaldehyde? It is a colorless, flammable gas that has a distinct smell. It is also known as methanol, meythlene oxide, oxymethyline, methyladehyde and oxomethane. Formaldehyde is naturally produced in small amounts in our bodies. It dissolve easily but does not last a long time in water.
    Most Formaldehyde breaks down during the day, the breakdown of formaldehyde are formic acid and carbon monoxide.
    How safe is Formaldehyde? According to a fact sheet by ATSDR, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Formaldehyde is used in the production of our every day, all around us:
    wood floors, wood products, carpets, paper, food, antiseptics, medicines, cosmetics, house
    hold cleaners and fabrics.
    Sodium Laureth Sulfate - used in most product
    This inexpensive detergent is commonly used in cosmetic cleansers, hair shampoos, bath and shower gels, bubble baths, etc. - It is probably the most dangerous ingredient used in skin and hair-care products. In the cleaning industry SLS is used in garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers, car-wash soaps, etc. It is very corrosive and readily attacks greasy surfaces.
    Sodium lauryl sulfate is used throughout the world for clinical testing as a primary skin irritant. Laboratories use it to irritate skin on test animals and humans so that they may then test healing agents to see how effective they are on the irritated skin.
    A study at the University of Georgia Medical College, indicated that SLS penetrated into the eyes as well as brain, heart, liver, etc., and showed long-term retention in the tissues. The study also indicated that SLS penetrated young children's eyes and prevented them from developing properly and caused cataracts to develop In adults.

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  • Candice

    There are formaldehyde free keratin products out there. How do I know - because I've used one on my hair and my hairdresser in the US is a distributor of them.
    I've brought the product over to the UK where a salon in Surrey has been using it.
    It does still give off fumes which some find irritating but it is VITAL to use in as well ventilated area as possible and use a fan to keep the fumes to a minimum.
    The product we have must be used with a sodium chloride free shampoo which is not easy to find here in the UK, though some health store products have them as do some Body Shop items and Burts Bees shampoos.

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  • Natasha

    Hi Candice, I live in London and I've been wanting to get the brazilian keratin treatment done but I am concerned about the long term effects it may have due to the formaldehyde content.
    Even the short term effects.. in four months time after the treatment when the product presumably wears off.. What kind of condition is the hair left in after using flat irons at 450 degrees during the treatment process?
    Is the hair in a worse condition than it was before the treatment?
    Even with all these concerns I have booked an appointment in New York in 3 weeks time as I couldn't find anywhere that offers it in the UK.
    Please give me somemore info about the product you use. Is is Coppola..? Carribean dream..? Is it BKT..? And where are you located? do you have a website with contact info?

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  • jonotjoe

    I really suggest getting the Keratin Complex Hair Therapy by COPPOLA. It does not contain formaldehyde,and its really safe!! Not only does it moisturize your hair and takes away the frizz, but it relaxs your curls a bit. I was a little skeptical about it, but once I did my research on the treatment, both my mother and myself got it done. My hair is so soft and healthy now!! My curls are still bouncy and I have no frizz!! We both love it.

    I got the treatment done at my Salon, so ask around and see if they offer the treatment.

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  • Kim

    Does anyone knowif the keratincomplex smoothing treatment by coppola test their products on animals? I am having difficulty finding this! THanks KIm

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  • Mary

    Question for jonotjoe who said she and her mom had the treatment done but still have bouncy, curls with no frizz... that is my dream, I don't want to lose all my curl but I want to reduce the frizz. - can you tell me how many days you left the product in before shampooing it out? It seems that the longer you wait to wash it out the straighter your hair becomes. I would love to hear any feddback you can give about the process you and your stylist went through to keep your curls bouncy. Thank you!!

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  • Catalina

    Hi,
    I heard that the Peter Copolla DOES CONTAIN Formaldehyde, that there are many names for Formaldehyde and they just use another name for it...Aldehyde.
    There are so many Keratin products now and I am in search for the best one... any suggestions?? I have a friend who had the Bottanica Keratin.....anyone had this one done?? She loves it and her hair did come out AWESOME! She explained it as the same process as the Copolla one.
    Thanks!

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  • sara

    hello guys... i'm really thinking of getting this keratin therapy for my hair... but i''m wondering if this thing works with dye coloured hair

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  • melissa

    how will keratin react with wave med to fine hair.?and is it easy to curl? and will the curl hold without alot of hair spray?after process done.

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  • melissa

    I have wave med thin hair. i"am worried it will look too flat to my hair. also after the process is done is it easy to curl and does it hold without alot of hair spray.

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  • Alex

    I have extremely thick, long hair and it's curly and very hard to straighten so I was thinking of getting the Keratin treatment. Is it better than getting it Japanese Straightened? Does it last long? Would it make my hair completely straight?

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  • Naomi

    Just wanted to share some info. Formaldehyde is the simplest form of Aldehyde. So, any treament claiming to be using Aldehyde instead of Formaldehyde is banking on your ignorance. I am sure the Coppola treatment is just as great, but I don't appreciate the desinformation. I got the Nano-Keratin treatment done two days ago and I noticed some irritation on my eyes. Guess what? I closed my eyes when my hairdresser was blow drying my hear near my eyes. That's all it took. As for smell, it didn't have a strong smell. But I can imagine that this may not be a good option for people with Asthma, just like a nail spa is not the best place for people with Asthma either. Hello? Nobody noticed that before? Or perms, or relaxers... etc. Is a good thing to always do some research, but REAL research not just believing what the labels say.

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  • jj

    Of course the formaldehyde-free products contain a aldehyde--it's what makes the treatment work. Never get these without great ventilation and a mask. Because they coat the hair, get color first. Ammonia, salt and more break any aldehyde down.
    demand to see an MSDA and look up the ingredients in a cosmetic ingredient dictionary or chemical website. Avoid if pregnant, have asthema, etc.

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  • Rachel

    This comment is too Alex, who asked about Japanese hair straightening. the Japanese is a much better choice. The brazillian, this, is more of a relaxing treatment that lasts three months, max. The Japanese, however, is utterly permanent. Treated hair will be completely straight all of the time till you cut it off. Only new hair needs to be redone. I have had five of them so far. Most commonly, they are done twice a year, to cath the three or four inches of new growth that accumulates in six months. I have extremely curly hair by nature, but i defeated it with this straigtening. I swear by it. In fact, i got my fifth treatment today at Sei-tomoko salon in NY. Its a great place, you should google it if you are local. May hair feels great and i wont have to deal with it for at least three months at all, then i will have to iron or blow only the top few inches or so until i repeat it in July. I personally love it. I am a college student and i really dont have the time to spend on daily hair regiments. This is convienent, easy, and beautiful. I can do things with it now i could never hae done with curly hair. I got a nice set of bags today, actually and i love them. i never could have done that with my hair as it was. i used to have to wash it every morning to get a comb through it. Now, when i get up in the morning, if i forget to comb it, no one would notice. It stays so straight and perfect all the time. The first time there were a few kinks at the top, but by the second, even those had been killed. I also dye my hair frequently. I have never had any reaction or problem with it. No damage to my skin, no physical reaction. The only consequence is you cant wash it, put it up, or tuck it behind your ear for 48 hours after. I small price to pay assure you. That first time i was terrified to lie on it, i slept sitting up. Last time i passed out on my side on my floor. makes no difference. Its durable. I definitely say go for it. This is beyond science. its freaking magic!

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  • Rachel

    Oh, by the way, alex, my place does not use flat irons in the process. In stead they blow it out very carefully. it takes over an hour and its painstaking, but less damaging and more precise. This ay your hair still has body as opposed to utter flatness or lankiness. It looks much better. I love it.

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  • Krystyna

    I just had the Keratin treatment by Coppola, it is great! It took a long time though so take many many magazines or your iphone to keep busy. Do your homework, and find a good salon, it is worth it.

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  • hyspin

    I was told that a lot of places refuse to do kinky hair with Japanese straightening because it so harsh for that hair type, so I am considering doing the a Formaldehyde free of a Keratin treatment but not certain if it will be any better than a traditional relaxer or perm done kinky hair. The reason I am considering an alternative is because my lifestyle is now more active and I want to know which will do under extreme weather conditions for hair. I am in Toronto Canada, So I have to deal with extreme winters with extremely hot summers, and now being active involves me working out (extra sweat) and swimming (chlorine). Which would be better for handling that life style. I know traditional perming would break the hair under those conditions.

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  • Lili

    Does anyone know if doing the Keratin Complex by Coppola is safe during pregnancy or if one is planning on getting pregnant?

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  • Laura

    This treatment is AWESOME. i love it SO much. basically what they do is wash your hair three times with a clarifying shampoo if your hair is virgin, and twice if it's chemically treated. then they dry it so it's about 80% dry, and then they section off the hair and apply the keratin. once this keratin is applied throughout the whole head, the stylist will blow-dry your hair. it will dry rather stringy, but once it is straightened out, it looks great, though doesn't feel amazing. you leave it in for four days, and around the third day, the hair gets softer and smoother. then you wash it and it comes out AMAZING. you don't really need product or a blowdryer. its just awesome. my hair is super super curly, and after i've done this treatment, the curls are relaxed and a lot smoother and wavier. it looks like i have super model hair when all i've really done is let it blow dry! it's awesome. i REALLY suggest it. my hair is soft, smooth, and beautiful. i can't believe i didn't get this done sooner.

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  • meredith

    I had this treatment last week at a salon. My white natural hair went yellow-green. I had to go back and the owrner died it gray. Now it is ugly gray and no life and no shine. My right eye is still bothering me. The stuff smelled like coconut. I was told that it would not do anything to my natural color, but enhance it and make it beautiful. I think this stuff must be dangerous, and the company should return my 240 dollars and be held accountable.

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  • meredith

    comments, help?

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  • shirin

    i live in dubai...has anyone here tried it? if so where?

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  • erin

    I have been doing a lot of research on the keratin hair treatment, and i was of course concerned at first about the formaldehyde in the product, but then i decided to actually research formaldehyde. I'm a Chem major, so i actually understand all the chemical equations.

    I have come to the conclusion that all the people who have been writing articles warning people about formaldehyde, are idiots, who don't know what they're talking about.

    you inhale the byproducts of formaldehyde everyday, they're naturally in the the atmosphere. true you might get a higher dosage in the hair salon, but i guarantee, that it's more dangerous to smoke a cigarette, then to get the keratin hair treatment (even containing formaldehyde

    and people should really stop writing articles about things the dont understand... i read an article, where the bulk of material was copy and pasted from Wikipedia

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  • cindy

    my daughter has verry curly and kinky hair she is 12 years old and hates her hair how long does this treatment last and is it safe

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  • HEATHER

    How much does the treatment cost usually? Will your hair dry nice or you have to blowdry it even with the treatment? Will chlorine mess it up, or wash it out sooner?

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  • randee

    I had the Coppola treatment last year- loved it! Worth the waiting and icky hair till I could wash it -then months of frizz free hair! Now my regular hairdresser just the Marcia Keratin product and wants me to use him and do it. Not sure if the products are the same. Is one better than the other? I do not color my hair and only want to get this done for the summer-anyone have any info?

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  • Aman

    I use to have curly and frizzy hair and about 1 1/2 yr ago I I had the Japanese treatment done . I did not really like the Japanese treatment because my hair just became flat no vol. at all., and my hair started shedding a lot I didn’t mind that at because ,I have a lot of hair. Now the roots are grown out and I am getting some of my curls back. I met a beauty school instructor in a salon she recommended to get the keratin treatment, and she also mentioned to me that if I get it done at the beauty school it will be way cheaper. So I am getting the BK treatment on 12th :)

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  • carly

    I am so nervous about the four days immediately after the treatment. please help me feel better about it! am I going to be able to go to work? I am getting it done on Sunday... don't personally know anyone who has and am freaking about looking totally greasy for days!

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  • roselle

    I've tried most of the BKT products and same with Coppola but for me QOD Gold is the best out there.

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  • Florida

    I had the treatment done at home by a Professional and I have 2b hair t ype the top of my hear is FULL of gray hairs and the hair underneath is dark brown and pink. After the 72 hours i washed my hair and i can say It looks Fabulous. My gray look more silvery. It did bother my eyes a little but she put a fan the sucked the air out and everything was fine. I would do it again when I get the cash. She said that I do not have to use Keratins products just shampoos that are SULFATE FREE.
    Florida

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  • star

    well am thinking about getting it but i have really curly hair and am scared that after the 5 months that my roots are going to be curly and everything else is gonna be str8 help!!! i need oppinions!!!

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    • reem

      You have a great point, you're probably the only person who commented here who actually knows what Formaldehyde is

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  • kathy

    I have found that my hair quality was improved, stronger, shinier, thicker, after having the treatments. It falls out LESS than it was before being treated and I'm thrilled. My first treatment lasted 6 months but that was over the winter. I'm finding that I need another treatment now after just 3 1/2 months but it's summer and I'm sweating more and that means salt and that weakens the keratin bond.

    Star, I will tell you that I get my treatments done on Thursdays because, yes, you look a bit greasy the first day after the treatment and like something you don't even want to know for a few days after that...blech! So you may want to either take a few days off or re-schedule the treatment date.

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  • Danette

    I just did the keratin yesterday and I was wondering do I really need to wait the 3 days before washing my hair? My hair looks very stringy and its driving me nuts. Is there a possibility that the string look will go away by the 2nd day?

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  • anne

    i have had bkt 3 times. yes, you need to wait 3 or 4 days before you wash it (with a sodium chloride free shampoo). it would be a shame to pay that kind of $$$ to have the treatment not work to it's full potential. there is no chance your stringy gross look is going to get any better over the next few days, it will get worse. many salons and websites will tell you not to tie your hair back. i tie a silk scarf around (like a headband) and keep the hair as smooth as possible underneath and i have not had any noticeable creases or effects. i have even used a scarf to tie a loose ponytail for a short period of time- i had a last minute DATE with a HOT guy & i really wanted to go out with him!!! talk about panic!!

    i love the results! after the three days, my hair is super shiny and looks healthy and smooth. it is not flat , and not completely straight, but it's very easy to straighten with a blow dryer, whereas prior to treatment, it was hard to straighten even with a flat iron. i can still wear it curled if i want to. it takes HALF the time to dry and style, if not less, and comes out looking great every day, with minimal effort- which is new for me!

    good luck!

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  • Jamie

    I recently got the keratin treatment and i was just wondering if anyone knew of a good leave in conditioner that is sodium free and safe to use on your hair without removing or affecting the treatment??

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  • Amy

    I have been doing A LOT of research on the topic of Brazilian Keratin Treatments. I am a pharmacist, therefore, I can read through most of the BS companies print w/ regards to the product being formaldehyde free. However, I am having trouble finding a website that lists all of the treatments available. I would like to compare the ingredients from each product because if my suspicions are correct all of the products have the exact same active ingredients. If this is true, then why pay a higher price? It's kind of like purchasing generic Tylenol or the generic prescription drug your pharmacist fills to save you money. Does anyone know where I can find a list of ALL the brazilian keratin treatments offered?

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  • Brooke

    I have naturally curly, very frizzy hair. Whenever I wash my hair (which is about every 3 days) i have to go through like a 45 min to an hour long process of blow drying it and flat ironing it. I got the keratin treatment done to my hair 4 days ago. It took about 3 and a half hours, but it is completely worth it. i waited 72 hours after it was done to wash my hair (like i was supposed to). The results are amaaazing and my hair feels so soft and it looks so much healtheir! Now I can wash my hair and let it just air dry. It comes out with a little bit of a curl to it with ZERO frizz. i totally recommend getting it done for those of you who are sick of going through the long process every few days of flat ironing it!

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  • Illoneete

    I have incredibly long, curly, thick and frizzy hair. I wanted to do the keratin treatment and I want to know if it will work with my hair. I want my hair to be more wavy and not really curly. Will the keratin treatment work for me?

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  • Illoneete

    =)

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  • Megan

    I have had this done twice now...december and may..I absolutely love it! I have super thick curly frizzy hair. I wait the 4 days the salon tells me to and then wash it. It is wavy now when i wash it and will slowly get curlier but the frizz never came back. It doesn't grow out and give u curly roots like the japanese does. I can wear it without product but i do use a bit of spray to enhance the wave..personal preference. I have to blow dry it straight and use an iron if i want it super straight. It takes about 30 minutes for me to get it straight. i have pictures if anyone is interested let me know

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  • Krathena

    Can you get any Keratin treatment in Edinburgh? Could you please get me a hair salon address in Edinburgh?

    Krathena

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  • Nikki

    Please show pics please please please LOL no really im considering have the keratin treatment done on my curly frizzy hair that now takes me over an hour to straighten by blowdrying and hot iron it kills me..... Please let me know of your exsperience thank you NIKKI

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  • Wilma

    Megan--Can you send the b4 and after photo's to me please??

    wilma6279@yahoo.com

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  • Lolita

    I started doing the Brazilian Keratin treatment two years ago. A month ago, I found that it had strong chemicals such as formol (more than the approved amount by the FDA). I decided to try yesterday the Brazilian Blowout which claims to be formol-free. During the application, my eyes got irritated (just like with the Brazilian Keratin Treatment by Marcia) and it smelled. I washed my hair as soon as I came home. Today, a day later, I've felt my scalp tingling and as if there was ice on it - an odd feeling. Does anyone know what ingredients have been substituted for the formol to straighten the hair? Are they just as bad as the original straightening?

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  • Lolita

    Also, does anyone have any information about Liquid Keratine (DIY) which also claim to be formol-free
    http://www.liquidkeratin.com/
    I love my straight hair, specially during humid weather, so I am hoping this will not have the harsh chemicals. HELP!

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  • Samantha

    Hey, I recently got the keratin treatment done, is it supposed to come out stiff and hard the first day? im really concerned and scarred that it will stay this way it sort of looks nappy now.

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  • CelestialP

    I had the Coppola treatment done & w/in three (3) wks all of my frizz came bk! My hair does not look any different now at almost 5 wks post treatment than it did before the treatment. I am so dissapointed. Cost me $$$ & time & all for nothing. I would NOT recommend the Coppola treatment at all. I followed all instructions to a T.

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  • Angelya

    Got the Coppola Keratin Treatment, and I LOVE IT ! I did not smell any harsh chemicals, and my hair is so smooth and straight now. It takes half the time to blow dry, and now I spend maybe a couple minutes flat ironing also.. but not necessary. definately recommend.

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  • Asha

    Hello!
    I am black, with relaxed hair. How will this product help me?? Would you recommend my relaxing my hair right before the treatment?? Have you got any other advice for people with my hair type?

    Thank You

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  • rasha

    hi i live in dubai and im thinking to get the brazilien keratin treatment my hair is normal its soft with a bit of curl i wondering if i do the treatment will my hair become flat with no volume coz i dont want that?
    also which brand is the best i can read here some people really recommend COPPOLA and others no ? i also searched i found brand called QOD GOLD?

    so can u plz reply me anyone would know???

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  • Tamra

    I have blonde hair with pale blonde highlights. I want to try a keratin treatment and have two major concerns: (1) will the treatment discolor my hair? -- I notice all the ads show women with darker hair; and (2) will my chemically treated hair fall out due to the extreme heat used during the treatment? Any success stories or cautionary tales from blondes are most appreciated.

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  • Alison

    I had been contemplating having this done for a while, I was recommended to go to Marc Azzi hair its a salon in sydney, i had it done last monday, it is definately is a miracle for anyone that has dry, boofy, frizzy hair.

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  • Lorenza

    My hair is extreamely difficult to manage, very resistant and frizzi. I but the brazilian treatment done twice, I really like it , it eliminated most of the frizz and it saves me half of the time I uses to spend on my hair.
    Did not damage my hair, just a little dry a few weeks after the treatment. can someone suggest a product I can use , I use the daily color care shampoo and conditiner by Marcia teixeira , I also need a good moisturizer and styling products (non sulfate) for color treated hair.

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  • Nicole

    I would not recommend the keratin hair treatment. I loved it for about 2 weeks and then my hair went back to its normal frizzy unmanageable self, just with slightly less defined curls. Waste of money and time and I got it done at an expensive salon and followed all the rules perfectly. If you have hair like mine- don't do it. Oh and I didn't really notice any hair falling out; maybe it depends if it has the formaldehyde in it or not- mine didn't have it.

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  • Jania

    I want to do the keratin treatment but only for the frizz i have natural straight to wavy hair and I also have a lot of white hair on the front half of my head it looks like a lot of white high light and I'm scare cause one person with my same characteristic said the white hair turned yellow and green plus the hair fall, now I'm more scare, does anybody out there with a lot of white hair had it done and has any good feedback?

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  • tina

    Hi does anyone have any info on the Liquid Keratin product sold at Ulta. It is many magazines and it is supposed to be less harmful than the others since you can do it yourself. I was wondering how well it worked

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  • lucy klein

    this product is abesolutely amazing. my hair is kinky and unmanageable and it used to take me almost two hours to straighten. this product works WONDERS it takes me ten minutes to touch up my hair which dries practically perfect.

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  • rea

    i'm considering having the coppola keratin treatment done and i'm wondering how long after would i be able to colour my hair?

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  • Ricki

    Does anyone know how well the Global Keratin treatment is? I really want to get this but these reviews from this site and others are making me think twice

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  • Louise Walker

    Hi, I have had the treatment done yesterday, it took 3.5 hours ans she double coated certain sections to ensure my hair was well coated with the product.
    Only thing is my hair seems very still, dry, wavy where I have slept, I can't brush it cos it feels like it will break as it seems brittle. The hairdresser said its where the product is in it but how can I go to work tomorrow with my hair like this?? Is this normal?
    I am so tempted to wash it tonight 24 hours after application. My hair isn't that curly in the first place does anyone know if it will make much if a difference?

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  • mary

    Thinking of getting this treatment. My stylist recommended "silky smooth". He said it has no chemicals in it. My hair is above my shoulders, thick! Will it make my hair too straight and flat?

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  • Brenda

    DON'T DO IT!! Your hair WILL FALL OUT! Read the reaction many women are having to this product. I am one of them and I have 50% less hair now.

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  • Geraldine

    Hello!

    I've done allot of research about this product.
    I have straight hair, very smooth and silky, I've never blowout it, and honestly i really like how it looks. nonetheless i've dyed it several times and my stylist recommended to do the keratin, since it helps the hair regardless is straight.

    Would you recommend this product as an AID to the hair!? and NOT to have it straight, since as I told you, I already have it like that?

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  • judeska

    try to use baby shampoo

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  • judeska

    I'm looking for this AOD keratine treatment, does anyone where i can find these?

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  • Me

    I dont think people understand, keratin complex is for DAMAGED hair and is not for used as a straightening tool!
    In regards to the people who are saying it causes cancer, they now recon suncream causes cancer so your damned if you do and damned if you dont.

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  • janet e

    Wondering if anyone became dizzy after treatmemt but before washing their hair?

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  • Dianna

    I had this treatment done ALMOST 3 days ago! I'm DYING to wash my hair, but I have about 6 more hours to go and I'm not going to give in to the pressure to wash it early even though it's Christmas morning and we are about to head over to my husband's parents' house! Unlike most people that seem to be using this product I do not have curly or frizzy hair at all. My hair in naturally pretty straight with a little bit of body and doesn't take much to straighten it with a single pass of a flat iron. So why did I choose to do it? About 4 months ago a hairstylist ASSURED me that he had a system to take my dyed-black and pink hair to a platinum blonde. I knew that it would probably be rough on my hair, but my hair is naturally (prematurely) gray and is very resilient to chemical procedures. Since I was having to have my roots touched up every 10 days because of the contrast between the black/pink and the glistening silver root-growth I decided I would give him a shot and hope for the best. Hindsight is 20/20! What a HUGE mistake! My hair was breaking off in clumps and was a horrible orange-blonde. Some areas of my "just-past-shoulder length" hair were about an inch long. I found a wonderful new stylist who was willing to help me correct it and promptly cut most of my hair off and redyed with toners only. Of course it's better than what it was, but my color was fading in a matter of days because of the damaged areas and it was so incredibly dry and only looked smooth on days I washed/super-conditioned/blow-dried/flat-ironed and used a bevy of costly styling products. We're hoping this will help lock in the color and give me more time between washes while giving me a more healthly appearance. If it continues to look anything like it has for the past 3 days I'll be completely happy. The silky shiny texture feels and looks amazing!

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  • Dianna

    Ok. Just washed my hair and....WOW! Feels and looks incredible. Shiny, Silky, feels absolutely luxurious! Not a split-end in sight! Formaldehyde or no Formaldehyde...I'm sold!

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  • meesh

    so naturally i have bleach blonde hair but this year i kind of went crazy with dying it and some has fallen out and i have the worst breakage ever. my hair is so dry on top of that becfause i used to also strighten it. i just cut it and am trying to get it to grow out healthy. im very scared that my hairs gunna fall ou if i get the treatment becuase of all the things its been through. is the keratin threatment right for me? and if so which one? thankkkkkss

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  • Ava

    I had it done two weeks ago and it really did not have much effect. I have thick, curly and beyond anything else, dry hair. Global formaldehyde free keratin was used. After I washed it days later is was a little tamer (after a day or so), but still dry looking and curly. The person I used didn't spend a whole lot of time ironing it, so maybe that was part of the problem.
    I did read that formaldehyde is necessary to get the straight, shiny look.

    I think keratin might work on easier hair, but if you have truly challenging hair, I don't think it will have the desired effect, at least not the formaldehyde free version.

    As far as the Japanese straightening, I knew someone who did it, but said that her hair grew in even worse after having it done.

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  • Raji

    I tried the Global Keratin hair treatment and simply happy with the result. I went for the 2% formaldehyde treatment although they do have formaldehyde free treatment also. But as my hair had lot of frizz i went for this composition. Now my hair is so soft and silky.

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  • ellie smith

    can anyone who has had the KERATIN COMPLEX SMOOTHING THERAPY BY COPPOLA tell me if there hair has fell out ? i didnt know there were some
    many different keratin treatments available ! i am totaly confussed ! can anyone who has had problems with the treatment that i am talking about please email me ! i am very keen to try this with my hair but if peoples hair has been falling out then i shall be staying clear of it ! my email is : elliesmiffy@hotmail.co.uk
    i would be very greatful for a reply :)

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  • JOANN

    LADIES, PLEASE JUST EMBRACE YOUR CURLS. CONDITION. CONDITION.
    I FOUND MY HAIR LIMP AND DRY AFTER. REALLY THINK, DON'T TRUST YOUR HAIRDRESSER. I HAVE DONE MANY STUPID THINGS TO HAVE GREAT HAIR OR EYELASHES AND SUFFERED WITH HAIR LOSS.

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  • Rudy

    I am currently researching the procedure and safest method/product

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  • Cheryl

    Can anyone give an idea of how much they paid for their treatment. I've seen prices range from £100-£375, but what is an average price for it to be done in a Salon?

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  • Carol

    I just had a Sun Pure Keratin treatment done today and I can't wait to get thru the next 72 hours. My hair feels like it has wax on it.

    I had my hair colored just prior to the treatment (same day) and I have not noticed any breakage or hair falling out, not even during the flat ironing time, which took almost 2 hours on shoulder length hair.

    I had it done on a Saturday, which I don't recommend. My scheduling was not good, but I hope it's worth it. Do it on a Thursday night so you can wash it on Sunday night.

    I'll let you know in a few days if it was worth the time and money.

    Fingers crossed :). I live in Florida with tons of humidity so I should know the results immediately.

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  • amanda

    i looooooooooooooooove THIS TREATMENT ... EVERYONE MUST KNOW THAT THIS TREATMENT IS NOT FOR ALL HAIR TYPES FOR THOSE WHOSE HAIR IS FALLING OUT THAT CAN HAPPEN WITH ANY STRAIGTENER.....I HAVE DONE THE KERATIN TREATMENT 2X AND LOOVE IT MY HAIR IS FAB...SHINY AND FULL NO HAIR LOSS FOR ME I ALSO HAVE VERY STRONG COARSE HAIR...PPL WITH VERY FINE BRITTLE AND HIGHLITE THERE HAIR I WOULD NOT RECCOMEND ....

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  • Jen

    I have gotten the Japanese straighteners for the last 5 years and have been relatively happy. I was told the keratin is healthier for the hair si I'm thinking of getting it done but don't know which one to get. My options are the Coppola keratin or the Brazilian blowout brand. Does anyone know which us best for curly frizzy hair?

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  • Shir

    I absolute love this treatment!! I have done it three times already and my hair is silky smooth and stronger than ever!! No frizz no breakage just amazing hair. I have never had hair so long in my life because my hair was so prone to breakage but with the keratin that all changed and I live in south Florida so trust me this works like a charm

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  • DD

    Does anyone know anything about the La-Brasiliana brand of Keratin treatment?

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  • Ann

    I had this treatment done 1 week ago. I was depressed during the 3 day waiting period because my hair looked stringy, greasy, flat..........TERRIBLE!! I hibernated in the house. An 11 year old neighbor asked me if I just got out of the shower. I am overall disppointed in the results, and now worried about the long term effects of the aldahyde possibly seeping into my scalp. Before the treatment I had body in my hair (would blow it dry using round brush) and now it is too straight. The stylist promised me that I would love it. Well, I don't. I got better results from the Phyto retexturizing straightening perm, which I have done myself for years. Cost is $80 and you can use half one year, half the next year (before humid summer months), thus making the treatment a $40 expense, instead of $200. A curl will not stay in my hair. It is flat to my head. Root lift does not work for more than 10 minutes. Save your money and don't take the risk of side effects! (I thought it was interesting to read a comment above about a stiff neck, because I have experienced the same.) Also, it changed the color of my hair, and I am not sure how my permanent color will react when I get a treatment in 2 weeks. Another comment, the treatment burned the stylists eyes a lot, mine some. Can't be good for either of us.

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  • Justine

    I am black with very thick, coarse hair. My mother was actually the one to suggest getting this treatment after getting a suggestion herself from her hairdresser, but after reading up on the side effects and hair loss, I'm not sure if i want to loose my thick hair.

    Is the treatment worth it?

    If so, which one should I use?

    And how can I prevent hair loss?

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  • Maria

    I just had the Coppola treatment done last weekend. I thought the treatment would protect my hair. I have had hair loss due to my hormone imbalance for the last couple of years. I am now experiencing burning and itching on my scalp. I want this stuff taken off of my hair. What can I use?

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  • The best product on Keratin right now is The Kera Style Keratin Treatment.

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  • Irene

    I went to Australia at christmas and had the Global Keratin treatment due to the high humidity making my hair really frizzy and out of control.

    Yes, it did take a few hours but i felt it was worth it. I love my hair and made my holiday so much better. Since my return

    it has remained in good condition and so easy to style.



    When i return in June the hairdressers is the first place i will be going to to get it redone. It has lasted well, so pleased.

    My hairdresser in the uk does not do the treatment but did comment on the ease of styling my hair. I had my hair highlighted just before the treatment in the uk which they said was better or even on the same day as the treatment. Go for it !!!

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  • Monica

    First to the people that say that there are keratin treatments that dont contain formaldehyde, yes some of that is true but it is a BIG LIE if they claim to say it will straighten your hair cause treatments like COPPOLA claim to say they dont use formaldehyde but they do and if they say they dont there are using other chemicals like ETHER. I am a hairstylist in Miami, Fl and I do this all the time , I tell everyone I use 2% formaldehyde but it never seems to bother none of my clients cause I open the window and also have a fan up close to me and the client, so the fumes blow away out the window. The Keratin treatment is amazing but there are treatments out there that do not contain formaldehyde but somehow it cost more cause for some reason the bottle without formaldehyde cost more then the with it, but they tell you that it will help with the frizz and give you shine but it will NOT straighten.

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  • Jane Harris

    I just had the treatment done today. I don't know what the outcome will be in three days, but at this moment, my hair feels silky, smooth and fabulous. My natural hair is not overly curly, but tends to get both flat and frizzy in humidity, and I think my hair dresser took this into consideration by applying the treatment for a limited amount of time -- about 40 minutes or so. My hair is now very straight, but with enough body so that I can achieve some bulk and height with a hair dryer or even fluffing it with my hands.

    I'll keep everyone apprised of the results in a few days, but I'm thinking that the application has to be done responsibly and with a definite time limit. I'm wondering if all these horror stories about hair loss have something to do with leaving the chemical on too long.

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  • P

    Hi, I had the Coppola treatment done about a week ago. So far I like it, my only but is that it feels like my hair gets dirty a lot faster than it used to. Has anyone experienced this? Thanks!

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  • P

    Hi again I have another question... can you get highlights after the keratin treatment? I was told by the stylist I could, but now I have been reading and apparently I can't?? Ughh! Thanks!

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  • Rachel

    I had the Coppola Keratin Treatment done 2 days ago. My experience so far is a little mixed. During the treatment, my eyes were very irritated. I covered them with my hands if hair fell in my face.

    I could definitely tell there were harsh chemicals in the treatment.

    However, I do feel that this is much better alternative to Japanese Straightening which I've had numerous times in the past. It caused me lots of damage and breakage so I'm done with that.

    Right now, my hair is dull looking and extremely straight with no body but that is to be expected during the waiting period.

    I bought the sulfate free shampoo and will use it but I'd love to know if I can go back to my other shampoos soon after or switch off.



    Feel free to email me at rlnprod1@yahoo.com.

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  • jenny

    Has anyone tried the salerm Keratin? Does it work the same as the others?

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  • ivi

    hi i just get the rejuvenol keratine done but i did not research bout it and know after looking on the internet i havent sleep and im thinking to wash my hair ,can any body tell me if i did tje right thin

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  • Cydni

    I am freaking out after reading many of these posts. My stylist recommended the Coppola Keratin system and I didn't know anything about it. She told me that with summer coming on, I would love not having to do blow-outs so much. I had it done yesterday, and so far, I do NOT like it and I'm scared to death my hair is going to start falling out. My usually thick, slightly wavy hair is stringy and limp. Although it has only been a little over 24 hours, I am thinking about shampooing. I think this was one gigantic mistake.

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  • Cydni

    I decided to go ahead and shampoo my hair this morning. So far, there is no fall out, however, my hair is so limp and stringy, it still looks oily even after I've shampooed. Also, it will not hold a curl at all. It is totally flat. My hair has no life or texture. I'm sick about letting my stylist talk me into something that cost $350 and has weakened my hair, makes me look awful, and will take months to correct. I wish I'd read this blog before I went to the hair salon. Never again will I let a hair professional talk me into something before I've checked it out. Take my advice--do NOT get a Keratin treatment!! You'll be sorry!!

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  • tammi

    i got the coppola keratin treatment done two weeks ago. immediately, my hair felt porous and thin. the guy that does my hair said it would be better in a "couple of days" but so far, it is still like spaghetti strings. also it is slightly orange because the treatment bleached out all my color. (dark brown) i went to sephora and the sales rep said she sees a lot of dissatisfaction with keratin treatments, but that some women really like it. she recomended a volumizing shampoo and conditioner and told me it usually takes at least a month to see hair getting some body again. i also bought a bumble and bumble hair mask to use once a week. my hair didn't fall out, but it looks very thin because of the way the treatment makes it lay so flat to my head. i am encouraged by the lady at sephora and i am getting another hair person at a different salon. guess i can chalk this whole thing up to a lesson learned.

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  • Ann

    I had this treatment done in Jan 2010. We are now in April . My hair began falling out after the first wash and continues to come away in handfulls. The follicle is still attached, so is coming out by the root and not breakage. I was informed that it would smooth my curly frizzy hair, making it easier to blowdry. That there were no harsh chemicals and would in fact improve the condition of my hair.

    WRONG! I have returned to the salon, who refunded my $350. I sent an email to Global Keratin head office, but so far they have ignored my emails! This is devastating! I am using Nioxin hair treatment and Emergencee. Taking Lyodine, Biosol an any other vitamins I think will stop the fall out. Think long and hard before having this done.

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  • Andrea

    I did not like the treatment. I honestly don't think it did a thing to my hair. A big waste of money!

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  • jamie

    I once posted on here how much I loved it- do not believe u can get them every 3 mos- my hair looks like a broomstick-its awful- complained and they told me to "buy" more miracle products, of course they didn't work, then told me to wash it w/ regular shampoo, that hasn't worked, now they blame my hi lites, then they blamed my cut (got a trim) now they are ignoring my calls- i spent over 300 there, a 1000 since aug and they don't even care that my hair s ruined- i am so humiliated and angry- i got the 24 hour treatment each time- if u had a good experience once, leave it at that & appreciate having "normal" even if frizzy hair- mine now even sticks out of bobby pins- i will have to wear a baseball hat when not at work......???? hoping dying over the hi lites will help it......this was at bernards in cherry hill nj- went in person last nite and the owner still won't call me back-

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  • Nick

    Jamie i am so sorry that happened to you. Typically with keratin treatments there has to be balance of moisture and "keratin or protein" in the hair so what i tell my clients weeks before they come in is that they have to give themselves or come in for a moisturizing conditioning treatment. This solves most problems with dryness and breakage.

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    • admin

      Hi Nick - This is great advice! I tell people to use the Maijan Pure Organic Argan Oil as a deep conditioning treatment before the keratin. It is all natural and completely pure Argan Oil! It is a great pre-treatment to do before the Keratin Treatment. You can also use it after. It is definitely a hair savor. http://www.stylebell.com/Maijan-Pure-Moroccan-Argan-Oil-p/sb-00972.htm

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  • Dee

    I am from brazil n i ve been using keratin hair treatment with formaldehyde for more than 5 years.My hair s been great since. I usually buy the product and apply myself. I never had any problems. My hair is sleek, shining and soft. It used to be frizzy and full of volume. The thing is you need to find a very good professional, you have to protect ur face from the smoke, you also have to be careful with the type of shampoo, conditioner and style products cuz the keratin wont last. I usually dark my hair first then I do the whole process which is : wash ur hair with deep cleansing shampo, blow dry, straight, then apply the produt per meche, blow dry the meches and use ur hair straightener. You have to be patient and allow lots of times. Do not use any hair clip. Wash after 72 hours. I usually buy my product from a brazilian supplier called Escova da Bia. I live in Ireland and I buy from her website. The chocolate treatment is the best. I do not use any other treatment, just the Formaldehyde from 3 to 6 months.

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  • Daphne

    HAS ANYONE TRIED THE BRAZILIAN BLOW-OUT BRAND??? I am researching like crazy trying to find the safest option. I have long, fine textured, soft type ringlets that are very prone to frizz. I LOVE lots of body and it appears that I have tons of hair but if I straighten it looks quite thin. I want to loosen my curl and get rid of the frizz....but ABSOLUTELY want to keep the volume. It seems The Brazilian Blow Out could be safe and also provide what I am looking for as a result...BUT I haven't seen anyone write about that product. Does anyone have experience with it???? Is it safe? Has it made anyone's hair fall out?? Is your hair still with volume? or did it make it flatter? If it's not a good option, does anyone know of a good one that is SAFE and will allow me to keep the body/volume, loosen the curl, and remove the frizz?

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  • Robin

    Had the Coppola done last November. Loved the results... But between November and now (May), I have lost about 20-30% of my hair! And it is noticeable... Taking lots of biotin and hoping it will come back. I would rather have curly hair than no hair.



    For years I did the Rusk Anti Curl treatments, which were, in theory, harsher than Keratin. But I never lost hair from them. Now I am afraid to do anything again - ever.

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  • Shelia

    Has anyone tried the SunPure brand of keratain straight. My friends salon uses the Coppola and I am freaking out about using it because of the chemicals since we hope to get pregnancy in the next couple months. My regular salon uses the SunPure and from what I read it seems safer, I just want to know if the results are good

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  • Cydni

    Okay, I am starting to feel better about my hair. It has been almost a month now, and so far, I have not lost much hair, although I have had major breakage. My hair's texture is slowly coming back. I plan to have it cut next week and am hoping within another month, it will start to get some volume. It is still flat and stringy.

    This has been a major lesson. I have found another hair care professional and will research everything before I do anything chemical to my hair again.

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  • Clueless

    I;ve read thru all the posts! Why? Im strongly considering the Keratin Complex Treatment by Coppola. Unfortunately, I can see how most people are still clueless because so many of you are not talking about the same product. The internet further confuses people because of the inconsistency of names. Definitely not apples to apples comparisons...I've read everything on this blog from Brazilian, Keratin Global, Keratin Complex, KeraStyle, Sun Pure, Brazilian Keratin, Brazilian Blowout, Liquid Keratin...etc! However, those who actually had the Keratin Complex by Coppola had good results. Think I will stick to this particular product and continue to do more research.

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  • Anita

    Hi Nick.

    Please Help!!!!!!!!



    I just got my 2nd Pravana, Keratin Treatment 3 weeks ago. After the 2nd week I noticed what I thought was new growth, which led me to wonder if the product actually took well in my hair. I'm using only the Pravana Products as suggested and after the 1st shampoo I noticed a good amount of breakage in the back. I called the mfg and my stylist to find out if there was something else I needed to do and purchased more products as reccommmended. However, after the 2nd washing/ treatment there was even more breakage. So noticeable the day after the 2nd washing my boyfriend asked me what was going on & why was my hair breaking, said he'd also noticed hair in the bathroom sink. This depressed me even more. Today I'm at work with a wig on after growing my hair out for months. I'm trying to save what I've got now and realize I will have to get more cut off and probably continue to wear a wig until this is completely out of my hair.



    Any suggestions as to what I can do? and has anyone heard of Pravana?

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  • Anita

    forgot to mention that my scalp continues to itch too

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  • AFS

    I had the keratin treatment done a year ago. The 72 hour waiting period to wash your hair is hard and I did not leave my house the whole time! I am doing my second treatment in a few weeks, which will be one year later. I love the results. I have thick/dense wavy/curly hair that gets very frizzy during our humid summers. This treatment was a miracle for me as I have been fighting my hair my whole life. I found that it really held out for a good six months, which took me into our dry winter easily. Even now, almost a year later, the texture of my hair is smoother and shinier. I wash my hair every other day, which may be why it lasted longer. I also used the shampoo and conditioner my stylist recommended (Daviness), which I had been using anyway. The ONLY thing that bothered/concerned me were the fumes during the treatment. My eyes started to water and burn a little and this lasted for about 2 days. I plan on covering my face during the drying/ironing portion this time and hope that makes a difference. I don't do any other type of treatment to my hair as I am fortunate not to have gray hair yet. I hope when that happens, I will still have continued success with this product. I LOVE the results. My hair does not shed any more than it did before. I also couldn't believe how many people complimented my hair without even knowing what I had done. The most important thing is that it has made my life so much easier and makes me feel so much better about my hair, which is so much easier to take care of. I definitely think it makes a huge difference regarding who does the treatment. You need someone who is trained and knows what they are doing. Nonetheless, I am still checking keeping up with any reports regarding safety of this product. I can't imagine that it is any worse than coloring your hair or using chemical straighteners. To date, I have not found any consistent evidence not to use it. I love it and look forward to getting the next 72 hour waiting period over with-that's the worst part of it!



    If I had a teenage daughter I would not let her have this done. This is an adult decision. And a pricey one!

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  • Angie

    I'm having the keratin treatment June 4th. Getting a little worried after hearing possible hair falling out. I'd appreciate any input. How long does the treatment last? What about when Hair starts to grow out. I'm 58 years old and over 50 your hair is more pourous. I color and have highlights. Appreciate any feedback..

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  • Pam

    Hi - I have been reading other blogs about people losing their hair after the treatment and am nervous about this. Has anyone had it happen? If so how long after the treatment did it start and end?

    thanks!

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  • keratin treatment
    keratin treatment May 31, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Oh sounds like a great shampoo/conditioner! I have oily hair yuck so this sounds superb.

    great post and good VDO presents.

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  • maithili

    I did try the coppola treatment last year..and i was extremely paranoid about it...

    I have thin hair which has a very strong tendency to get dry...

    much to my amazement it worked wonders....the straightening lased for abt 4 months...one thing to keep in mind...condition ur hair like crazy...hair masks..eggs...whatever in reach....!!!



    Only bad experience I had is that when you sweat...the chemicals ran run down from ur forehead and clog ur pores :(...so be careful...



    I waited for a 8months now to get all the chemicals out...so I can get it done again!!!.....coppola is the way to go!

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  • dawn

    I am at the 48 hr mark and having serious doubts about the keratin treatment. I hate the straightness, and had been promised that I would be able to "Style" my hair with waves and curls as before. I am also not thrilled with the color, but will wait the 14 days to do anything about it-can I at least put in toner or glaze before then?

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  • bebe

    i have fine ,damaged hair wavy hair and am considering the Coppola treatment...i am concerned it will be very straight..anyone have any advice?

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  • dolly

    I had the Coppola Keratin treatment done in Oakville, ON at Michaelange Salon. I have naturally kinky, thick, and unruly hair. I used to get the Japanese hair straightening done, and it used to leave my hair pin straight, which although better than kinky, was too flat for me. The Keratin treatment left my hair straight and manageable It's also soft just like the Japanese treatment, but full of body. I LOVE IT. If you decide to get it done there, ask for Carlo. The treatment cost me $300 (my hair is about 6 inches past my shoulders), and that included a cut and full size bottles of shampoo and conditioner.

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  • Belle

    Hi im interested in the Keratin COmplex smoothing treatment by Coppola, Im black with not soo thick hair, a little frizzy, how would this treatment help my hair? would it strengthen it? make it grow? can some one tell me if its worth it that i take this treatment! plzzz

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  • PattyAnnF

    What about natural afro-american hair? Does these product work on kinky/nappy hair (or tight curls as preferred being called by some beautican). I was approached by a white beautican that wants to use my daughter as a model (her hair is virgin-hair, never had any chemical in it--very thick and hard to flat-iron straight).

    I'm a little leary.......

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  • Tara NY

    I just had the Keratin treatment done yesterday, my hair doesnt look that bad. I do see one part of the back that looks a little frizzy. I used the flat iron and added a little heat from the blow dryer. Now I am reading never to use the blow dryer. ( does anyone know anything about that?) It's hard keeping your hair from the humidity and wetness from the enviroment, I live in NY and its the end of June .. and I have 2 kids that want to be outside, so I am trying to please everyone. I do recommend someone helping with baths if you have small kids ..

    I will also give encouragement to those who are skeptical. My mother had this done last week and her hair looks amazing. Before this treatment her hair would frizz at the sight of bad weather , Her hair was like a poodles hair when wet, and now it takes 10 minutes to blow dry straight. I cannot wait till I am able to wash and style, I will definatly update to give my last opnion on the treatment.

    Thank you for reading and I hope I was able to help someone.

    Tara NY

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  • Lynne

    I had straightening done yesterday with "Kera Straight". Fingers crossed. I was assured by the salon it was natural, and comforted by the fact that no skin test was required for allergic reactions etc - so it has to be safe ... right??? Interesting that with pills and medicines they have to list side effects. Not so with this stuff. The leaflet and website make no mention of chance of severe hair loss - but if you google "short hair keratin treatment" you will see that it is not uncommon - even the Coppola Keratin treatment. Even IF I am blown away by the results (too early to tell), with no problems, I would think VERY carefully before having it done again. [For those of you concerned about formaldehyde - if you drink diet coke - google aspartame]

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  • Molly

    I had my Keratin Complex done 3 months ago at Ya Ya's Salon in Destin, Fl. I can not even begin to express how this has changed my life! I have always had the frizziest, curliest hair and have never been able to wear it straight. No matter how much time and product I put into my hair as soon as I walk out the door the hummidity takes over and my hair balloons out! I have always hated my hair! But now after having the keratin complex dont on my hair I feel like a new woman. My hair looks so beautiful. I can wear my hair straight on a rainy day and it doesn't even frizz! I LOVE it! I will definitely be getting another one in about 3 more months!



    Ya Ya's Salon

    Destin, FL

    850-424-6151

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  • Jordan

    Hey is it ok after having the Keratin Treatment done and its been like two weeks to swim and if so is their any products that i should use before i swim?

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  • Amazing Andrea
    Amazing Andrea June 30, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    This is my suggestion....I am a stylist that uses Global Keratin because they offer 3 formulas, a Formaldalhyde Free formula, a 2% formadahyde form, and a 4% formaldahyde formula. Each one is unique in its own way for different hairtypes. I used 4% on myself and my hair is amazing, healthy, shiny, frizz free and above all a testament that my clients can see!



    People that are questioning the products thier stylist are using...this is what you should do!!! Ask your stlist if they can do a TEST STRAND just into the hairline between the nape and occiptial bone, then follow there directions on washing etc. If you after your first washing can feel a diffenrance from where the Test Strand was done in comparrission with the rest of your hair than VIOLA you know whether to get it or not! I think test strands put you the client at ease because it is a small area and the results speak for them self. My clients that are scared that i do this with, end up calling within 4days to book the full appointment!



    This is my sugesstion and this is why I am a Proffessional Hair Stylist ...because the integrity of my career relys on word of mouth business, and repeat business is what keeps me busy! So clients are at ease with my approach to this matter

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  • Hannah

    Hello I live in London, UK and am in no way a haircare professional, although definitly a product junkie. I have fine dry hair (with bad ends.... im trying to grow it and dont have the heart for a trim yet) which is curly but more towards the firzzy side. Anyway... Last year i researched and bought a keratin straightening product to do myself and to be honest i love it, iv done it three times now and i will continue to use it. il give you a step by step of what i use and hopefully this will be some help to someone. I will begin by saying my ends were split before i started due to my excessive use of straighteners. Anyway.. I washed my hair with burts bees shampoo.. no conditioner at this point. then put the keratin solution on my hair section by section ( i use ZENE which is a product from brazil, it doesnt have any mention of formaldahyde but then again i dont know all the other words for it. which was bought from this website www.escovaprogress.com for £70 i think for the bottle which will last atleast 3 applications) anywho.. after application waited 20 mins using a comb to keep everything straight. After the 20 mins use a fine tooth comb ( i used a nit comb this worked best for me) and remove all the excess product, it takes a while to get most of it out just keep going over it. then blowbry and run the straighteners over it a few times. i will say at this point the product once heated smells truely vile make sure you have a window open. once complete you will feel your hair feels awfull... like straw almost and stiff this is normal ( i emailed the company i bought from told them that the stuff smells vile and that my hair feels gross is this normal.. the guy got back to me with in an hour and said yes not to worry)... Anyway... 48 hours later im in the shower washing my hair (they do say you dont need shampoo the first time round) i washed my hair with Kerastase bain de force which i always use due to my hair being weak and damaged anyway... i then used a kerastase concentrate conditioner (it comes in a small glass bottle, watery consistancy and you spray it on your hair) left that on for 5 mins while i got a wash then rinsed it out..... I will say that i dye my hair and a lot of my colour came out due to the product penetrating the hair shaft and forcing the keratin in ... and everything else out. Once out the shower i sqeezed the excess water out of my hair... being impatient i rough dryed with a hair dryer... my hair was slinky and soft and super super shiney... i will say i definitly need a trim because it made my split ends worse but only the already split ends.... i continued to use kerastase bain de force shampoo and ciment anti usure conditioner as thats what i know works for my hair...(although it has sodium whatever in it)... my hair had stayed straight for 3 months easily and i wash my hair every other day... i didnt have much volume in my hair to start with so i cant comment on if it will take the volume out of the hair but it does have body and it does move... its not flat to my head and i find that colour takes alot better. Hope this is helpfull xxxx good luck

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  • maddie

    I have had the keratin treatment done three times since last August or September. Today is July 6th. I am having a great deal of hair loss. It falls out from the root. I have very thick hair, but have a lot of loss around the hair line and am wondering where this is going to end. I have been reading the blogs about this for the past few days and it sounds bleak. But I don't know what ended up happening with people who've had a lot of hair loss. I would love to know if anyone is seeing regrowth. How long did the hair loss go on, when did it stop and is it growing back now? I will never do a keratin treatment again. I am certain that this is the result of the treatments. There is too much evidence online to ignore it. Please let me know if anyone is seeing their hair return to normal. Thanks.

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  • Kathy

    I sat as the model for a hair salon who is going to now use the Keratin straightening method. The rep was present to teach and certify the stylists. The Coppola system is very safe. I love my new hair and will continue with the treatments. The only problem is that I am allergic to wheat, and I cannot find keratin shampoo and conditioner without wheat. I know people with wheat allergies who had hair loss as a side effect. So those with wheat allergies....check the ingredients.

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  • Pauli

    If i may ask, the people experiencing the side effects, did you guys use a treatment that contained formaldehyde? From my research, the brand “Brazilian Blowout” no longer contains any -hyde products and was wondering if that meant that there would no longer be any strange side effects (hair loss, pain in the eyes days later, etc).



    Copolla is formaldehyde free so, now the hair loss is due to other chemicals in the product?So there are other things to worry about?

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  • Teresa

    DO NOT HAVE THIS DONE! My mom and I both had this done. I had the Coppola about a month and a half ago. At first, I loved it! My mom had it done two weeks after me. She started noticing hair loss first and said she thought my hair looked a lot thinner. It was not until about two weeks ago that I started noticing tons of hair falling out. Worst of all a lot of them are from the scalp. My mom's is worse than mine and has some balding spots. It is so scary not knowing when this will stop. I just wish I had researced this before I had it done. I was told it was all natural and that it is a product your hair naturally makes and can not damage your hair. I had no idea this could happed. I have found many other posts at different sites stating similar problems. We both have had blood tests, etc and the only thing it can be is this treatment. We both have tried Nioxin on the scalp and have not noticed a difference. We are taking Lysine, Biotin and are hoping something will work.So upsetting... Not to mention the potential health risks. We are both looking at getting wigs. This has taken such a huge emotional toll on both of us. If I had any idea there was even a chance this could happen, I would never have done it. Coppola is taking no responsibility. This should be pulled off the market!!!!!!!

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  • lynette

    i had scheduled an appt with Ulta for the coppola keratin treatment for my very heavy, coarse hair, dark brown hair. it is very managable and i currently use Alterna for my conditioner. it works great. yes my hair can get frizzy and BIG because of weather and humidty, but i am use to big hair and and have decided not to take the risk of hair loss and very flat hair. it is not worth it. God has blessed me with an abundance of hair and i don't want to mess that up. What God gives us we should work with and i do just that. I am hormonal at 49 years of age and don't need to have more problems. Hope this helps.

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  • erin

    Can I work out and wash my hair at the 67-68 hour mark?? Do I have to go the full 72???

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  • Susan

    I am a licensed hair stylist, and the hair salon I work for just started offering the Keratin Complex treatment by Coppola. I have only done a few of the treatments so far with great success, but I'm curious about wich keratin treatment you recieved? I am concerned that what you're experiencing has nothing to do with the treatment, and everything to do with a thyroid condition. I have been in the hair industry for a long time now, and usually when people experience hair loss due to chemical treatment, it's in the form of hair breakage .When the hair is coming out at the root, it's a side affect of something going on in the body, usually thyroid, possibly allergic reaction, and sometimes extreme stress. If the product contains formaldahyde, you could have a sensitivity, although not likely if the hair loss didn't occur during the first or second treatment. Please let me know any details you feel comfortable sharing so that I can better inform my clients about this treatment. Thanks!

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  • Michele Groenewald
    Michele Groenewald August 3, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Can I have this done if 5 mths pregnant.

    Also after my last msicariage I lost my hair and now it is growiong back, will the flat iron ruin it and make it weak? I cannot go through that again like I did. can you reply urgently please

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  • Carla

    I had the Copolla Keratin Treatment done 2 weeks ago and it fried all of my highlights. I am so depressed. My hair is now short and layered. I got a refund from the very upscale salon that did it and I used that money to buy hair vitamins! What a mess. Don't do the Copolla if you have processed hair and if you do have processed hair, have them test the iron on a sample of hair first. They should never have used the 450 degree setting on my highlights!! Live and learn.

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    • Robin Baker

      Not knowing what I now know, I had one done for my daughter before going off to camp. She is 13 and even though there was a fan and ventilation, her eyes stung and teared the whole time, her throat hurt and eventually her stomach began to hurt. We will not be repeating this experience--that's for sure!!!

      p.s. For the privilege of this poisonous treatment, we got to pay $430!

      p.p.s. Has any one heard of a product called Miss Jesse's ????

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  • Cassidy

    Has anyone had the "Kera-smooth" treatment done? I have read complete nightmares on the opra website blog about it, but have also seen some good one's too. I just had it done today and so far I am not impressed with the way my hair feels and I don't believe it has given it the "rejuvenating" and "nourishing" effect that it claimed. I'm also curious as to if this ends up frying my hair if I should get the Copolla treatment in a few weeks to make it healthier?

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  • Jenna

    Michele -- no - a big no on pregnancy and nursing moms. The MSDS sheets on these products specifically say just that. They also list the stylist to wear gloves, eye protection and a mask. Why if they have no harmful chemicals?

    These brands will soon be exposed for what they are, full of formaldehyde. Yes, even the new "form-free" ones. One of the major treatments that claims to be "form-free" was tested at 8% formaldehyde in a lab. If the public and even stylists/salons are smart, they would stay away from these life threatening chemicals. Your hair is not worth the risk of your health. Love what you have and make the best of it.

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  • DeeDee

    On one website they said that you cannot put your hair in a pony tail or put boddy pins in your hair ... why ?

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    • admin

      Yes it is true. For the first few days before washing your hair you should not put anything in your hair such as clips, pins, ponytails, etc. You may lock in the kink that you get by using these accessories.

      Best,
      StyleBell

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  • Angelgurl

    wow. this is amazingly intense! I'm really scared about all of these side effects! My mom was trying to convince to get the BKT from her hairdresser...but, she hasn't actually gotten it herself yet. My mom has scheduled me an appt. for next friday, but I'm not so sure I'm going to take it now...I love my big curly hair, but I wanted to try a new look for a while, with supposedly less tight curls for a while....but, recently, I've read different comments that have mentioned hair loss by the roots (possibly because of application of the product directly to the scalp), eye and throat irritation, formaldehyde & potential cancerous effects, and major allergic reactions!



    On the other hand, I've seen comments from a couple of 'experienced' stylists who say that none of their constumers have ever had issues with the product and that they use Organic or non-formaldehyde products....But, if there's no formadehyde (which is used to straighten/relax the hair), how does the product work? Is there really such thing as an organic/non-formaldehyde Keratin product? I've also heard that the ingredient 'Formaldehyde' is sometimes changed to other complex words with '-hyde' endings in order to play on the ignorance of the costumer.



    Uggh! What an consideration! They say beauty is pain; sounds like it! I don't know if it's worth it, especially if I already love my hair! hmmm....

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  • Jo

    I had the Global Keratin treatment done in Feb at my local salon in London. It did leave my hair feeling beautiful and silky. I have thick wavy hair,a nd while I was disappointed that my hair wasn't dead straight, it was all worth it just to get rid of all the frizz. As I left to go travelling to south america for 3 months after having it done, it really was a godsend just to have my hair so much easier to take care of. The other thing i have noticed, is that even now 6 months later, while it is no longer straight at all, it still takes less than half the time to blowdry/ use straighteners, so i think this is worth it in itself.

    My key question is that I am ready to have to done again, but am so confused after reading all these posts about whether or not to use formaldehyde free product - does it really make a difference, are any of them that are effective form-free?

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  • katie

    I am due to have the coppella keratin complex treatment next week and just have ONE important question...please please will somebody answer this for me as there seems to be so much conflicting information here...will it make my hair lose volume, thickness and body?? My hair is medium to thick texture, not curly but slightly wavy, and quite damaged from previous bleaching. My current hair colour is medium brown, but before this my hair had been bleached. My stylist says this treatment will improve the condition but i have expressed my concern to her that I really dont want to lose the volume or the thickness, i cant stand my hair flat!! she assures me this wont happen and says she wont put the product on the roots to keep volume there,...but she would say that as im paying her $400! Please can someone honestly tell me if I should go ahead with it.

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  • Dina

    please please do not do this process unless you can handle losing 30-50% of your hair. it is so depressing to watch your beautiful hair fall out in clumps. it is not worth any amount of money. japanese straightening takes away the volume and body but at least it doesn't cause fallout.

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  • Michele

    My advice, as a stylist for 17 years, is BEWARE of these keratin treatments! They contain Formaldehyde, aka: embalming fluid! Keratin and formadehyde create toxic gases when a hot flat iron is applied. You will be exposed to these toxic gases up to 3 months after treatment! (Every time you shampoo, blowdry & flat iron at home) Formaldehyde causes eye and lung irritation, and is an aggressive carcinogen! Also, these treatments are NOT approved by the FDA.

    Do your research!

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  • Linda

    Has anyone tried, or heard of Rio Keratin, was considering this or Global, any advice?????

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  • Kari

    I work at a salon and had the keratin complex trmt done a week ago and i absolutely love it. My hair is shiny, more manageable and takes less time styling it w/o having to use flat iron or brush. I haven't lost anymore hair then normal I think this product is amazing and does what its supposed to and have seen great results. When doing my hair at home since I have never smelt and toxic gases when blow drying. I love it I love it. It does give off a smell right away when doing it but goes away w/in one day

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  • Christina

    I finally got Keratin treatment done today after my stylist talked me into it. She is extremely reputable, as is the salon, and all of her clients had good results with no risk of hair loss.



    My eyes burned during the process, but no big deal. Driving home, I started feeling a little dizzy. At home, I got up from studying and felt so weak that my legs almost wouldn't support me. Then I got sick three times. Then I started shaking. My eyes were still burning.



    Needless to say, I washed it out after having it in for eight hours and I just hope I'll be ok. My hands are still a little shaky. Not sure what happened. I never freak out without good reason and I'm really sad to have to tell my stylist friend that I washed it out so soon. I feel like I wasted both our time.



    Vanity isn't worth lying in bed scared. You never know how you're going to react to something as harsh as this.

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  • Christina

    Update: I felt better within an hour of washing it out with regular shampoo the same night. I woke up and I feel totally normal. I definitely reacted adversely to the fumes.

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  • Bridgette311

    I have gotten two of the Keratin trmts and both have usually worked for about 4 mths which is great. They totally made a huge differnce in my hair no more frizziness, lots less time drying my hair, very slick and I dont have to use the straightening iron all the time. I have naturally curly, color treated hair and its very thick. This product on a scale from one to ten would be an 100 for me. It's amazing. Costly but amazing - I also buy the shampoo and condit they sell with its as well. becasue after you get the trmt you have to avoid shampoos condit with sulfate and sodium phosphate. ALot of OTC are free of those as well - just check the bottle. Also you cannot go into the ocean for about 2 weeks after use - the salt will undo the trmt as I have been told and also for the first 72 hours no bobby pins, barrettes, pony tail holders, no washing, no swimming in a pool but this is only for the first 72 hrs. But it has totally transformed my hair !

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  • Cj

    I have crazy curly frizzy uneven hair, I have not worn my hair curly or let dry naturally since I was a kid. Even back then my mom would blow dry my hair straight for me. I have tried almost every product in the world and once water or humidity are around....poof, I look like a poodle. Granted some products help but by no means make my hair look good as they claim. I will still curl and frizz but maybe not to the degree it would if I had no product. So I was a skeptic when I got a keratin treatment..............What did I wait for! Its the greatest thing ever, it made my hair shiney and straight, it will still curl if I let it air dry but no frizz. Blow drying takes half the time it used to, and I barely have to touch a flat iron anymore. Its amazing, I tossed out all my hair product clutter because I only have the few products that work with the keratin. ie a leave in conditioner and the shampoo and conditioner, I occasionlly use a hair spray. But like I said I tired and had so many products, frizz and shine stuff just taking up tons of room. It was nice to clean out all that junk and now need any of that stuff anymore. People complain about keratin because of the fumes and ingredients, all hair processes can irritate your eyes, When I use to color my hair and get highlights it was far worse then a keratin treatment. Complaints of that while your cleaning products in your house have far worse and toxic fumes. So dont be discouraged by all the media and blogs. Get a keratin treatment, i feel free now that I dont have to waste time and fuss over my hair anymore.



    KERATIN IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i swear it gets better each time!

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  • Cj

    and I forgot to comment on the japanese treatment, that destroys your hair! I almost got one but after what happened to 2 friends of mine, I wouldnt get it done if you paid me, Yes it was straight but dry and lifeless and kept breaking off. Terrible terrible treatment. I had a rusk treatment forever ago and it was just a big disspointment. Keratin treatment s are on a completely different level.

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  • Maria

    I have had the Keratin Smoothing Treatment by Coppola done 3 times with Nelson at Salon Escape. It looks better and better everytime I've done it. I also tried the express blowout, which also works great but it only lasted 6 weeks. It was a fraction of the cost but the Smoothing Treatment is the best. I have been caught in the rain, and its amazing to watch your hair dry with no frizz. If you have ever thought of trying it but dont want to pay the price, i recommend the blowout. Especially if you have wave that you would like to keep and you just want to remove frizz. trust me when I say its worth every penny

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  • St Pete Hair Salon September 23, 2010 at 10:31 am

    We have used Keratin many times and its the best choice. Two thunbs up and two thumbs up for who ever posted this blog, great site, love it

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  • Wendy

    I have just taken delivery of a Brazilian Keratin treatment and was going to do it tonight. After reading all of the comments I don' think I will bother, it seems very scary, as much as I would love to have no frizz I would rather love to keep my hair!! Am I being paranoid?? xx

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  • Melissa

    I live in Winnipeg, I just had the Keratin done by Jason at Uppercuts on Corydon, this service has changed my life!!! It made my hair feel so good and it dries in half the time it took before and it's straight! I have very frizzy hair and after this was done it was smooth. I called a few other shops in the city and this was the best price and he answered all my questions and concerns. You have to use a special shampoo and you cant wash your hair for the first few days, but its worth it!!!

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  • Orietta, october 5th, 2010
    Orietta, october 5th, 2010 October 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I live in Florida and I been treating my hair with keratin for almost 5 years with excellent results. I dont have that frizzy, dry hair i have before. Now is always shinny and look very healthy. I do the treatment twice a year and its worth it!!!

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  • Charlotte

    Hi, I just use RG Amazon Keratin Treatment is that a good product?

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  • Nikki

    I just got the BKT less than a week ago. When the product was applied to my hair we did not do a clarifying wash. I had washed the day before and just blow dried it right before my appt. I did some research for at least 2 months before getting the treatment done and did NOT see the many negative posts that I see now.....(sigh).



    I am a black woman with natural hair that has a nice & tight curl pattern when adequately hydrated. I also have blonde highlights in my hair. My hair was not damaged at all and I had lots of body in my hair and have even convinced others to go natural as well. I thought this product would make my hair even healthier and easier to maintain and give me more versatility.



    So far I have not experienced any ill effects. But on day five after the washout and flat ironing my hair seemed a little dry and seemed as though it wanted to start to tangle (paranoia maybe).



    I don't know but I just figured that I would rather be safe than sorry so I have started to wash my hair with products that contain sulfates and sodium chloride (nexxus therappe). I had seen a video online where a girl gradually stripped it from her hair without damage. I am also using a deep conditioner from Miss Jessie's (rapid recovery).



    My hair is soft and curly with no breakage ( no heat added) thus far but I am still frightened because it has not reverted back entirely. I will get some vitamins (or biotin) as well since it can't hurt.



    Wish me luck and thanks to everyone for sharing their experiences.



    happy nappy

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  • Renée

    I was offered a free keratin treatment at my local Ulta the other day if I would serve as a model for their training. I thought I would research it first and so I found this site. I have fine, wavy, kinky, color treated long-ish hair that is brittle and sensitive to processing. I am over 50 and my hair is pretty much gray underneath the color, so the texture is weaker than it used to be and quite porous. After reading all the comments here, I don't think a keratin treatment is worth the risk for my type of hair.

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  • sara

    I'm 15 and thinking of getting this treatment. The whole formaldehyde controversy doesn't bother me for I don't plan on getting the treatment done as often as others probably do. What I'm concerned about is the overwhelming hair loss after a few weeks... is this really a major issue that people have with keratin treatments?

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  • Vickie

    I am thinking about getting the coppola keratin treatment, my appointment is tomorrow, but I am scared to death my hair is going to fall out. I have thin, frizzy curly hair and have already loss a lot of my hair due to medication and stress. Help was should I do?

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  • Sara

    Could anyone who wants to help lead me in the right direction? I want to remove the frizz alone and maybe a tiny bit of my curl. It is really just a tiny bit curlier than I would like. Is there a way to get the treatment without removing the curl and only the frizz? Or just a little of the curl? Thanks!

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  • hippiefreak

    Leave your hair alone please. You are beautiful the way you are.

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  • deborah

    I had the Kera Keratin Complex Treatment during the first week of October. How often should I get a re-touch? My hair is very course and it takes me a long time to finish styling my hair. "help"

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  • rosa

    hi ,i'm interested in having the keratin relaxer done, i have very thick curly hair .i want it to remain curly but managable and frizz free.any suggestions on the type of treatment i should have?

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  • Patrick Muldown

    I am a salon owner and stylist for many years and the Coppola Keratin is by far one of the best things that has happened to our business. This system can change peoples lives. I have done this on all types of hair with no bad results and the clients love their hair.



    Patrick

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  • Ex-Frizzy Girl

    I had the Coppola Treatment done a month ago and my hair has never looked shinier, or more beautiful! I got it cut to the hairstyle of my dreams, but I would like to add some more chunkiness to it using a pomade. I was wondering what products can use on my hair? Can I use the Aveda Anti Humectant Pomade in my hair? This product does not contain any sulfate, but It does contain trace amounts of Isopropyl Alcohol. Any reply's would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Paty

    I would say that all treatment products is wonderful

    The hair of Brazilian hair seem to shine new

    Now I'm tired of walking all over the UK and see their hair

    all damaged damaged

    In Brazil even shampoos and hair creams are wonderful fl you do not need spend a lot of the money the Brazilian woman is very concerned with body hair and everything spotless

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  • Julie price

    Hi, just got a formaldehyde-free keratin complex treatment yesterday to 'fix' a perm gone really bad!! I have lots of natural curl underneath w/ straighter hair on top. I thought a perm w/ big rods would just help to pull some of the tight curl out and blend all my hair together. I was thinking it would be big, loose curls. I got the exact opposite and ended up w/ tight, kinky, frizzy curls!!! It looked aweful. So I talked w/ a friend who recommened this keratin treatment. There was absoluely no smell what-so-ever. My hair is super straight, shiny, silky right now. But after reading reviews I'm getting a little worried that my hair might actually fall out. The hair dresser swore that this treatment would only help my damage and in no way would it harm my hair. Just looking for some advice if any w/ results of this treatment following a bad perm.



    Thaks

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  • Rocki

    I got this treatment last week and am VERY disappointed! My hair is just like it was before, curly and still frizzy. Luckily I only spent $150 and not several hundred like others, but I'm so mad! The salon said my hair should feel different, but it doesn't. I told them I'm not happy and they said my hair will still be curly and if I want it straight I'll have to blow it dry and flat iron it! I'm ticked! I would have just spent the money on the Japanese treatment again if I had known this wasn't going to work at all!

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  • MARIA

    I want to try the Keratin Complex by Coppola.

    I live in Arcadia, Calif. What salon can I go get it safely?

    Does anyone out there know of a safe place , who really know what they are doing?

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  • Aaron

    Hi, I'm a 27 year old male with shoulder length hair. I've had the Brazilian Blow Out treatment done twice now, about 4 months apart from each treatment.



    It works great, I didn't have any problems at all. However, there are reports that they are under investigation for having unsafe amounts of formaldehyde.



    For my own personal experience it has been arsone. No hair falling out, no stringy spaghetti hair, no irritated eyes or skin.

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  • Heidi

    I had the Coppola Treatment done in Jan 2011. I wasn't too happy in the beginning because it didn't straight my hair like i thought it would. But when i straight it with my flat iron it gives it that flat, shiny look; known that i relax my hair. So i am going to relax the new grow hair today when i get home and apply more Coppola Treatment in a couple of days from today since I didn’t receive my “Coppola treatment” order yet, and yes i will do it myself; so wish me a good luck.

    By the way, my hair was relaxed when I got the Coppola treatment done and yes it does fall out with or without the treatment.

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    • Elizaeth

      Can you tell me of any salons in Surry or the South of England that do the Keratin hair strightening process?
      Thanks

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  • Catherine W

    For anyone who has already had this procedure done...how oily/stringy was your hair after 4 days????



    I'm trying to figure out if I will be able to be seen in public or have to hide in my house after the procedure--and my appointment depends on which scenario is likely to occur!

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  • Mary Lee

    I have had 3 of them done. I know 2 were the Coppola and another was a big name brand, but I can't remember what it was. I got my first one to fix a perm gone wrong that fried my hair. It was unhealthy, breaking off and the keratin treatment gave me smooth, shiny and soft hair. I have loved it all 3 times I had it done. My 11 year old son has really long hair and we had his done for him and it was great.

    Our dark hair is normally quite thick and waves in unpredictable ways. We both have slightly oily scalps, so our hair tends to never dry out and maybe this is why ours always turns out great. Here is some advice:

    1. Wait to shampoo at least 72 hours. Yes, it feels waxy, stringy and yucky, but you will be glad you waited!

    2. NEVER use any products with sodium chloride or sulfate. Both will undo your treatment or shorten the life of it. I use the cheap Organix Coconut Milk and they also have a new product line called the Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Collection by Organix.

    3. Put good conditioner in your hair and leave it in before swimming. Rinse as soon as possible after swimming.

    4. We did not do this as our hair is already in great shape, but for those whose hair has been processed, colored or is thin or unhealthy, I would suggest doing a deep oil conditioning treatment a week before you get your keratin treatment done. I would also use a really good conditioner every time you shampoo to get your hair in good shape.

    5. Coloring should be done about a week before getting the treatment and be sure to condition well as suggested above.

    6. If you don't want thinner straight hair, then don't get this. They say that it isn't sold as a straightener and in many cases you might have body afterward, but our treatments always left our hair thinner feeling (in a good way), straight, soft, shiny and just healthy feeling and looking. But, this is what we wanted. Our hair is naturally full of body and straightening or curling lasts for about 10 minutes for us, before the weight and body reverse it. WIth these, if I wake up with a few pieces having some body to them, I take my straightener to those few pieces and it stays straight until I wash my hair next. This is what we wanted. If it isn't what you want, then don't get one of these and then complain about your hair being straight, because odds are good it will be.

    7. Don't shampoo your hair every day. It will make it last longer.

    I do see a lot of horror stories on here, but I think some are repeated several times by the same people. 4 out of 4 worked perfectly for us. I have also had several friends have them done and not one problem, so I would say these issues are not the norm at all. Follow my suggestions, make sure to go to a reputable salon and everything should be just fine. Nothing is 100% guaranteed to have no reaction. Every food and product out there has some percentage of the population that can't tolerate it. They either have an allergy or an intolerance to it. Since this page is high in the search results, the people posting their bad experiences got here doing a web search when wanting to spread the word of what happened to them. Considering that there are thousands of these done every day and these are the only bad posts, you have to put them into perspective.

    Personally, I am so happy that I discovered these treatments and also so glad that I looked further than just this page when researching it. The majority of people that have these done are very happy with them.

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  • claire

    I live in England and these treatments are very expensive about £220 +.My mother in law had her 1' st treatment a year ago,the results exellent,so jealous as i have the craziest hair on the planet,it does straighten but only with a ton of product after a lenghty blow dry and then the ghd's, but any sniff of moisture in the air is BAD, (think monica in that episode of friends when they all go to Barbados). Anyway my friend is a hairdresser who has her own salon ,she had never done a Keratin treatment but did a bit of research then bought Global Keratin,she then offered to do the treatment for free (yes free) it took her about 2 1/2 hours ,she painted it through every section of my hair first then blowed dried it, then went over all the hair in very small sections with the straightners and then left it for 48 hours.

    The results ,truly amazing ,no frizz ,even tested it doing an hour of steam ironing,still no frizz.and so shiny , takes a quarter amount of time it used to to style .

    (Never smelt any chemicals while having it done)

    This treatment has changed my life and will definetly be having another in the 3/4 months,

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  • Hana

    I've been doing it for about 3-1/2 years now. 2xs a year -- My hair is so dry I can get a way with washing it once a week, or even go longer. I don't know which my salon uses- and I switched salons- the newer once I need to use a mask, as does the hairdresser because of the smell. I found that I really need to check out the ingredients in every product I use because when I used any gel or styling aid that had some kind of sodium the keratin did not last as long (and I can get 3-5 months out of one treatment - not in the summer tho). Be careful of the hidden sodiums.

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  • Brittney Martin
    Brittney Martin April 30, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Brazilian Keratin Hair treatment is one such revolutionary hair straightening technique which is free from chemicals and mainly based on keratin.

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  • Jane White

    I have just had Coppola keratin treatment done last Saturday. I waited 7 days before washing my hair, thinking that it will just make the treatment last longer. I washed it last night w Coppola recommended shampoo & conditioner, blow dried, and used a straighting iron to finish. So far my hair looks good, however I have very thin hair and I am terrified of what may happen to my hair in the long term after reading all of the reviews listed. Especially when waiting 7 days to wash my hair. I was wondering if I should do deep conditioning, rewash my hair w my regular shampoo and try to get the treatment out of my hair. I am also trying to get pregnant and want to know if I have potentially have caused more risk to my body and my future baby! Please help! I am really freaking out!!!!

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  • claire

    Had a global keratin treatment and i have been washing my hair with pureology shampoo and conditioner which are sulfate free ,not sodium free,does anyone know if this is ok, as it was recommended to me by a friend who has been having keratin treatments for a while,not the same as mine (global keratin) and had pureology recommended buy her stylist ,(she gets her treatments done in saks) but keep reading that your not to wash hair with sodiums,

    Does anyone have any answers?.

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  • cindy

    Yes this shampoo and condition or any one that is sodium & choride free. One key thing before doing this treatment, do you have a water softener, swin in pools, or ocean. If so this treatment is NOT for you. All of these will strip the product from your hair and run money will be wasted. I tried the filters on your shower head to strip the salt from water softener and it was not completely successful and my treatment lasted only about 4wks.

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  • Shani

    I thought about getting this done but now I think I will stick with at home relaxers (once every five or six months. I don't believe in doing it too often!) and keeping my John Fredia's Frizz Ease hair serum. Yes it really works on my hair which I couldn't believe because I never heard of black people using his products before.

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  • maria

    I would like to know if the keratin treatment will flatten or straighten my med wavy hair. I hope to get rid of the frizz but would love to leave my hair to naturally dry for the curls. Could someone let me know please.

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  • Ashley

    This comment is to Lili:



    I have been a successful stylist for seven years & I beg you NOT to put any form of treatment (with the exceptionof color of highlights) in your hair if you are pregnant or might become pregnant in the next six months. If you are pregnant already & have it done you run the risk of a reaction to the product for you & your baby. You must remember, your senses are heightened during pregnancy & this can make reactions far worse than if you weren't pregnant.

    If you think you may become pregnant in the next six months & have the treatment done, you will have to deal with noticable regrowth throughout your pregnancy as well as the possibillity that your heightened senses could cause you to smell the chemical residue on your hair.

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  • soccerstriker
    soccerstriker June 5, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    i want to get keratin and i dont know if i should do it. i have thick curly hair a little longer than my shoulders and i am in middle school. should i do it? i also have to use a special shampoo because i have psoriasis and it contains coltar. please reply!!

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  • soccerstriker
    soccerstriker June 5, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    is it worth it??

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  • Viviana

    I see everyone here is really talking about the keratin treatments but has anyone on here done the japanese treatment and know more about it? I have been getting it done for the last 9 years (only once/year) and have really loved the results. I recently received an article from my aunt that talks about the dangers of formaldahyde in these hair straightening processes. I have never had any issues and never felt sick, but last year I discovered that I have a thyroid issue as well as found a non-cancerous tumor in my breast. Does anyone out there think that these health issues can be a result from the process?? Any professional stylists out there, I would love to hear from you.

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  • amanda

    Keratin Cure , coppola, and coppola blowout i think r the best!! the keratin cure is a brazillian keratin treatment good for all hair types and loosens curl up to 50% and the other 2 are good for frizzzy and relaxes the hair a lil too! keratin cure you can wash ur hair ANY time after the treatment even though the longer the better and the coppola express blowout u can wash your hair after 8 hours and the regular coppola u can was after 3 days! Keratin Cure lasts 2-6moths depending on your upkeep and coppola express blowout up to 6 wweeks and coppola complex 2-6 weeks! hope i helped a lil

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  • amanda

    The coppola complex i MEANT to say was 2- 6 months!

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  • jasmin

    Just had a keratin treatment with one of the formalaldehyde free brands and its not the same. Had it done twice with formalalhyd and it made my hair so beautiful. So soft, so straight so easy to take care of. I knew it wouldn't be the same without formalaldehyd but this is a joke! Not even close to the same result!



    So my question is does anyone know if there is any salon somewhere in London that still uses formalaldehyd??? And yes I know its banned but still, this is London.



    Thanks,

    J

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  • badhairday

    I tried Lasio products. They burned my hair. I feel the product has a terrible ingredient in it. Be careful!

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  • kelly

    i hear this works really well, and also from just reading all you but i have one question how much would this be for hair a little longer then shoulder length?

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  • Hans Ruzzini

    Well sulfate is what eats up the keratin in ur hair making frizzy again.

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  • Debbie

    I had my first Keratin treatment (Coppola) in August 2010. I loved it don't remember any side effects. I decided to have another on June 15th of this year.(Pravana). I never regretted a decision so strongly before. Since then I started out with numbness on my scalp which developed into extreme headaches,burning stabbing pains in my scalp,burning eyes ears and throat accompanied by major hair loss that's getting worse by the day. I am almost bald on the top of my head and it's only been three weeks. I've gone to both a internist and derm and all my results are normal. I had to buy a wig and I'm still sick everyday.

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  • molly

    I have recently (2days ago) had an organic keratin treatment it has turned my blond hair very yellow - i look like a crayon. Will my hair go back to its normal colour once I wash my hair tomorrow. Is this normal????

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  • Rashmi

    Has anyone done Keratin Treatment with Braziliss Product. I have an appointment soon at the end of this month and wanted reviews on this product. I have done rebonding before and having lost a lot of hair discontinued this for a couple of years. Now I am getting tired of the frizz and wanted to try the Keratin Treatment. The salon that i go to uses Braziliss. Any reviews welcome.

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  • Rashmi

    Has anyone done Keratin Treatment with Braziliss Product. I have an appointment soon at the end of this month and wanted reviews on this product. I have done rebonding before and having lost a lot of hair discontinued this for a couple of years. Now I am getting tired of the frizz and wanted to try the Keratin Treatment. The salon that i go to uses Braziliss. Any reviews welcome.

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  • Eve

    Candice,





    Sure they may not have formaldehyde, but they still contain a type of aldehyde. They have to, because that is one of the distinct chemical properties of the treatment. Most aldehydes are still carcinogens, so really, it does not matter that one company uses formaldehyde while others use acetaldehyde.

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  • Diana Locksmith
    Diana Locksmith July 24, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I agree with Jonotjoe, I also know Keratin Complex Hair Therapy by COPPOLA, and for me it works perfectly. No more frizz! This has been my biggest problem with my hair, and this treatment is the first that really helped me out… And it last a lot! I definitely love it and recommend it!

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  • Allie

    THIS TREATMENT IS AWFUL! DO NOT GET IT! I got it done at the salon and when they were done it still had a little curl, which I thought was strange but it was still much straighter and softer. They told me it would last for 4-6 months. They told me not to put it in a ponytail, go in a pool, or wash it for 24 hours. So I didn't. I actually didn't wash it for over 24 and I didn't go in a pool or put it in a pony tail at all. So anyway, I washed it out this afternoon and blew dry it and it was curlier than it had been when I left the salon, but I figured it was just the humidity outside. Well, I was wrong. A couple of hours later my hair was just as frizzy and curly as it had been before I got it done. 4-6 months? More like a day. I paid 200 dollars for this and I am going to go get my money back tomorrow.

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  • Pri

    Can it be done at home? What happens to hair wen it wears off after 3 months?

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  • mary

    I used Pravana Keritin Fusion Restructurizing kit! DO NOT USE IT WILL RUIN YOUR HAIR! I got the kit thinking I could save money and got it at the State Beauty Supply, you have to have your cosmetolgy license to buy there. So I did this treatment... then I could literally feel my hair shriveling up like hay! It stripped all my color out and fried my hair to no end. I called the Pravana company and they just said "Oh, well not sure." DO NOT USE THIS STUFF- my hair is falling out and looks terrible now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Kathy

    Wow, I'm amazed at all the misinformation out there. I have had the Brazilian Blowout done four times, and it makes my normally frizzy, thick, coarse, bushy hair soft and manageable. Here's what you need to know: Definitely wait at least 48 hours, and preferably 72 hours before washing. Use only sulfate free and sodium free shampoos. If you work out a lot (I'm a long distance runner) the treatment will not last as long because your sweat contains salt (sodium) and that strips the keratin out. I have it done every 3 and 1/2 months. And most importantly, go to a stylist that has lots of experience doing this, and has been trained properly! The guy who does mine has been doing them for several years and has never had a client lose hair or have any negative reaction. He started off doing the Coppola treatment but switched to the Brazilian Blowout and likes it better. I have very curly hair and it still has a lot of curl, but the frizz is gone, along with some of the volume, which in my case is a good thing! I live in S. Florida and the humidity made my hair bushy and frizzy, but no more! I love this product!

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  • Heather

    OMG, had a keratin treatment done last night...I have beautiful (color treated) platinum blond hair that graduates down to almost black at the bottom...Blows out great, but naturally frizzy curly so Keratin was very appealing to me. Noticed this morning that my white blonde hair is now yellow...Any advice would be helpful because I am freaking out. I am considering washing my hair now which Im not sure if that would help anyways & would mean I completely wasted my money...Im thinking about on day 3 using the purple shampoo & conditioner (I couldn't care less if it has sodium whatever in it) hoping that will pull out some of the yellow tinge... I wish I would have known this is not for blondes, but since its done I would appreciate any advise.

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  • K.A.

    BUYERS BEWARE!!! I, too, am experiencing extensive hair loss after having received the Brazilian Blowout a month and a half ago. The worst is while washing my hair with the expensive, recommended Keratin shampoo and conditioner. The drain is FILLED with my hair and while blow drying my hair, more comes out. Throughout the day I have hair falling out which comes out in my hand. As much as I love the smoothness and straightness provided by the treatment, I’ve lost a very noticeable, significant amount of hair and just hope that it will grow back over time. My days of straight, smooth hair will just have to be over if I want to maintain ANY hair on my head at all.

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  • Mehreen

    I've already permanently straightened(rebonded) my hair 3 times. & i have been happy with the results. The only problem i've faced is split ends. But with regular conditioning, its fine.



    However, now the regrowth of hair is slightly wavy..& this time i dnt want to permanently straighten it ..i want to try out sth different. Which one should i go for? Brazilian blowout, keratin or plain relaxing?



    P.S i need to treat only the part of my hair near my crown. I have waist length hair.

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  • Rachel

    I am African-American with 4a-4c type hair I believe, well basically my hair has small tight curls. I have relaxed hair and less than an inch of natural new growth. I want to discontinue using a relaxer or perm altogether and grow my hair out naturally. However, I do not want to do the big chop. I don’t want to cut off The relaxed ends until my hair grows at to the height it is now which is below shoulders. I’m am highly interested in a keratin treatment that is Hyde- family free that will help both hair textures to coexist and grow out heathy. Please offer me your best suggestions as far as treatments, aftercare, etc. Let me know what you think would be the best thing for me I would prefer asking you all or an expert on this blog versus another stylist. Please offer your thoughts.

    Oh and just so that I come across clear, I would like to grow my hair out naturally and little by little cut the relax ends off. I know you’re probably saying in your head that the keratin treatment is a contradiction to growing my hair out naturally because it not completely natural but I understand that the treatment is not permanent compared to a relaxer, perm, texturizer or Japanese straightener. Am I wrong? I figure if I use the treatment (well one you recommend) to straighten or loosen natural curls I can reduce breakage or stop damage completely as my hair grows out because like I said in my first post I understand that I would have two different textures in my hair but I would like to find a solution that would help them to coexist so I can reduce damage and or breakage to my hair and so I would not have to do the big chop but rather i could cut the hair gradually as it grows little by little. I’m hoping that with this method I’d have a full natural head of shoulder length hair in about 3 years or so. Hopefully this 2nd post helps you to understand what I am looking for rather than confuse you. Thank you so much!!!

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  • IsleofSpice

    Rachel,

    I'm African-American w/very THICK hair (almost Dominican type thick) & I did my 1st treatment about 3 wks ago. LOVE IT & have NO regrets!! I had less than 1" of relaxer left in my hair but have been growing it out for approx 2 yrs now. I had no adverse reactions to having the relaxer & this together. They say that AA's can have both together but to not do on the same day (give it at least 2 wks apart) I used the Keratin Tropic by Lasio; No issues whatsoever. I am in MN now for school where the summers are hot & humid. I work our 3x/wk also (if you sweat it will breakdown the straightness) but your hair is still manageable. I will see how it holds up in the winter months when the air is dry.

    Hope this helps other African-American ladies or just ladies with ubber thick hair in general. I don't know where this has been all of my life! Good bye to my weaves & relaxers..hello Keratin.

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  • IsleofSpice

    Me again....



    I am getting my hair streaked this weekend & as I stated above I have the Keratin Tropix form-free (or as close to form free as it can get) in my hair now.

    Is there any specific type of color product that I should be using? My natural hair color's a dark brown & I've never had color before but do want a change. I am curious if there is a certain brand to use, stay away from, etc.



    Anyone know how this will impact my hair? Presently, I get it deep conditioned every time I wash it which is about every 10 days as well as use Morrocan hair oil on an as needed basis.



    Any input is appreciated.



    Thanks.

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  • sweet27

    keratin is amazing, it did well to my hair and planning to continue using it .. i did ketrating in a beauty salon before and decided to try it at home after that since i'm fimiliar with the process but unfortunately i forgot to wear gloves while applying and now my hands skin gets really freaky when i wash'em with water..the minute i put my hands under water they wrinkle like hell.. plz help me i can't stand this situetion anymore?? will that last forever it's been 3 days now :(

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    • alyson

      Try washing your hands with olive oil and/or dish soap. Both will help to break down whatever is reacting with your skin. If the problem persists might want to have a doctor look at it.

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  • Priya

    Hi, so i got the keratin treatment done and tonight i accidentally used a dime sized amount of redken shampoo, which happens to have sulfate in it. will this skew with the treatment? I would really appreciate some input.

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  • Jenn

    I've been spending hours over the last few weeks trying to figure out A) which keratin treatment is the best and B) what the likelihood of hairloss is. No matter how much I read up on it, I just can't seem to find a straight forward answer anywhere.



    Does anyone know what the stats are on hairloss? What % of people experience it, and what factors contribute to this? I initially had read that this treatment should improve the health of your hair, but there's obviously a harshness to it if so many people are losing significant amounts of hair due to breakage, and also if it dries out your hair. This seems very counter-intuitive to a process that is supposed to help your hair.



    I have heard bits and pieces, and probably largely guesses and opinions that the hairloss experience could be one of many things such as overprocessed hair, fine hair, bleach blonde hair, cheap products, inexperienced stylists..... does anyone know if all or any of these things are actually factors for hairloss?



    I have long, fine, otherwise healthy hair, which does break easily. It can't tolerate chemical straighteners or bleach. It will basically turn to straw, and I will have breakage-nothing like what people are reporting here.



    I'm not sure if this means the Keratin treatment will not be good for me, or if it does actually make your hair stronger and healthier and it with help reduce the breakage I naturally have.



    Has anyone been able to figure this out?

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  • Linda

    I have had several of the Coppola Keratin treatments. I have silver to white hair. I did leave the salon with a slight yellow tinge to my hair. It came out after a couple washings. We lowered the flat iron temp a bit and that helped.



    Unless I can find absolute data that the CK treatments have high levels of formaldehyde - I will continue having the treatment. I have hair with a lot of attitude...doesn't matter the style or cut. This treatment was THE answer for me.

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  • Claire

    You need to get the brazilian blowout zero I had it @ Marc Azzi hair

    the service is amazing, and best of all guaranteed.



    there are so many treatments on the market now, i was so confused, tried 3 different brands till i found the right one...and best of it worked.

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  • Claire

    Edit- best of all, it worked.

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  • Cathy

    I got my second Coppola Keratin treatment last evening.

    My first was in May, and I loved it. It lasted nearly four months, as I was told it would, but I knew it was time for another treatment as I was spending more time using a flat iron, and my hair was getting a bit frizzier. I spent four hours at the salon (I wasn't the only client the stylist was working on, so I would wait under the dryer and while he was busy). He does a great job; painstakingly going over my hair forever with a flat iron. It's like glass and so smooth. Of course I feel like I have greasy helmet head now, and can't wash for two more days, ugh...but it's worth it when my hair is so much easier to manage, smooth and frizz-free, and I only have to spend 3-5 minutes flat ironing it. Love this treatment - it's a splurge, but I'm worth it! :)

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  • Hank

    As a hairdressing professional I can say that the Coppola Treatment does have aldehyde in it. Which when the flat iron heats the product to steam turns into formaldehyde gas. When ever you go to get these treatments please go to a certified professional and ask to see the ingredients list you would be surprised.

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  • Linda Rose

    In response to mail from Shirin. Yeas, there is a salon in Dubai that does the treatment. Its at The Jumeira Beach Hotel Salon. Don't know what they usually charge but, while there on the 23rd of September 2011, i enquired about the treatment and they quoted me 3,000 Dirhams for the complete treatment.

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  • Linda Rose

    Can anyone tell me. What is the best treatment for my hair!

    I am 58 and have highlighted hair, purely to disquise the Gray. I was thinkin of gettin the Keratinn treatment to help the breaking i am getting and also to help calm the frizzy underneath bits that go a bit crazy when i am warm!! Reading the comments, I don't think I have found the answer in Keratin as I have abstained from using the Irons for some 9 months now cos, my hairdresser feels the straightening is aiding the breaking. I have a treatment once a week when they wash my hair and do not wash it inbetween so, tis not getting over heated with drying process???



    Cheers

    Lindie

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  • jocelyn

    I will be doing the kerastraight (formaldehyde free) treatment. Is it safe to highlight at the same time ?

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    • alyson

      ANY time you're doing multiple processes, you should always consult with a professional. I don't recommend it personally, as highlighting uses bleach, and bleach weakens your hair significantly.

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  • debbie

    I have curly hair that will frizz. I am wondering if i have the keritin treatment will i still have the curls without the frizz or will it be straight. I would like the treatment to calm the frizz but not the curls. I want the choice of wearing it either blown out or curly. Any feedback?

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  • Harlo

    Hi all,



    I haven't had a keratin treatment yet because I love my big bouncey curls. My hair is long, thick and I colour it.

    I'd just like to treat the top half to eliminate the frizzies.

    Wondering will this treatment .....



    1. Change my colour? Medium to light brown with caramel, honey highlights.



    2. If instead of using a flat iron, I use a curling iron to "seal" in the treatment?

    It could be a way for us lovers of curls to get this treatment ;)



    Cheers Harlo

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    • alyson

      1) The treatment will not change the color – actually the treatment if done after coloring will lock in the color.

      2) A curling iron will not work to seal in the treatment. When sealing in the treatment the flat ironing portion is the most important – it is important to do 4 – 5 passes up and down through the shaft. A curling iron will not allow you to do that.

      If you have curly hair and are just trying to get rid of the frizz we would suggest using a lower grade treatment that has the treatment but doesn’t have the permanence like

      - Keratin Complex Infusion: http://www.stylebell.com/Coppola-Keratin-Infusion-Replenisher-p/sb-00985.htm

      - Liquid Keratin Home Treatment : http://www.stylebell.com/Liquid-Keratin-Treatment-Starter-Kit-p/sb-00998.htm

      - Keratin complex Intense RX: http://www.stylebell.com/Coppola-Keratin-Complex-Intense-Repair-Rx-1-p/sb-00987.htm

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  • Julie

    Hi, I live in Dubai and I’d like to know where can I bay these products (salerm, etc), pleaseeee???



    Many thanks, xxx

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    • alyson

      Hi Julie,

      We're a North American stockist and therefore don't keep record of who stocks these items in Dubai. However, if you visit the manufacturer website that info should be available.

      Cheers,
      Alyson

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