Keratin hair straightening is flat-ou...

Keratin hair straightening is flat-out fabulous for the formerl...

There are 2246 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Aug 26, 2007, titled Keratin hair straightening is flat-out fabulous for the formerl.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

This time of year, the heat and humidity is enough to make your hair stand on end.

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curious

Shreveport, LA

#721 Jun 19, 2008
I also like to color my hair for body my hair is natrual blonde and i usually use a mini frost

“Hair Straightening Specialist”

Since: Dec 07

Denver Colorado

#722 Jun 19, 2008
Rachel Tampa Fl wrote:
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Simply straight is a brazillian keratin treatment by american culture that is formaldahyde free it does contain aldahye. If you look up aldahyde it is all natural. There are no chemicals in this product so it will not rearrange your disulfide bonds. Depending upon how often you wash your hair and how well you take care of it it has an expectancy of 8-16 weeks. It comes with shampoo conditioner and oil. Most salons work the kit of all 3 into the price of your service. For this service you pre cleanse, blow dry, put the serum on, let sit for 15 mins, do not rinse or wash then blow dry and flatiron. The flat iron is the neutralizer and it will infuse the keratin in to the hair. Clients can not wash or wet hair for 4 days. After the 4 days it is recommended that you wash and blowdry the client just to see the results and to make sure the wash is done correctly. The price of the blow dry is usually worked in to every thing also. So price of service product and blowdry. It sounds too good to be true I know! Its so simple should take 2 to 2 1/2 hrs. There are more details Im sure you could call american culture for more information.
The nice thing about this product unlike others is that they list all of their ingredients. Their keratin is made up or human hair that is melted down, natural fruits, vanilla etc everything is natural. Also for afro hair good to do it you do use a thermal straightener. Alternate keratin and then thermal. The keratin will weigh the regrowth and will protenize the hair. I love this product deff the way to go. I am a stylist and educator near tampa if any one has any questions
Could you be more specific. What form of aldehyde?
What % of aldehyde is used?
Narjola -Tampa FL

Bradenton, FL

#723 Jun 19, 2008
curious wrote:
what is a coppela straightner? I have sodium hydroxide relaxer on my hair now it is really still hard to manage I have to blow dry every day can't get my hair wet unless I'm washing it and rain and humidy horrifies me when the humidity level is very low like 40% My hair is straight as can be but when it's 80% I look like a chia pet from hell anyone know a solution???Plezzz don't suggest a good old razor
Absolutely no razor for you...!
If soft, shiny, silky hair is what you have always dreamed of Keratin Complex Hair Therapy by COPPOLA is the answer. This new revolutionary smoothing system infuses Keratin deep into the hair cuticle, eliminating up to ninety-five percent of frizz and curl from the hair. It is unlike any other salon service in the sense that the more you treat your hair, the healthier it becomes.

Chemically treated hair is porous, hence, allowing the Keratin treatment to penetrate better. Your relaxed hair provides an excellent canvas for the treatment. Hair is basically Keratin – so, when Keratin is re-infused into the hair shaft, you are providing the best care for your hair.
Leaves your hair virtually maintenance free and can last 3-5 months.
Liz

New Brunswick, NJ

#724 Jun 20, 2008
hi, i am a hair stylist in nj and i have done the Peter Copolla keratin treatment on myself, my mother, my aunt, and about 15 clients. I have had nothing but good remarks on it. And for those of you that want to keep your curl, you can. I went to a Keratin complex class and you are able to keep your curls, make a different curl pattern, or even do more of a body wave technique. I did not know that you can acaully keep the hair curly and frizz free until i went to this class. I dont think that most stylist know you can keep it curly. Its more work than just straigtening it and more time. And the treatment DOES NOT contain formaldehyd. The only ingredients in it are keratin, silicone, and amaldehyd(which is all natural, look it up on google)
Slightly worried

Markesan, WI

#725 Jun 20, 2008
New England Girl wrote:
Paula- I use the pureology too, but my stylist said i could use the volumizer shampoo-- it also doesn't contain sulfate. Were you told not to use this?
Slightly worried- i'm curious as to why you love the treatment, especially if your hair is drying as curly as before. I'm trying to get a handle on why people love it and/or are disappointed with it. My understanding though, to try to answer your question, is that the coppola keratin is not a straightener,it is a defrizzer, so many people still retain their curl but not the frizz.
Hi New England Girl,
I definitely would NOT describe it as just a defrizzer. I had very very thick, tight curls which are more or less completely gone. I had called my stylist and found out that my hair needed a little more work after getting washed than other people on this site because it was so thick. But I have not retained any of my curl, though hopefully it will come back after a while (that is a warning I would give to some people considering this - it could be a long long time until your hair returns to its original state.)
no longer worried

Markesan, WI

#726 Jun 20, 2008
curious wrote:
what is a coppela straightner? I have sodium hydroxide relaxer on my hair now it is really still hard to manage I have to blow dry every day can't get my hair wet unless I'm washing it and rain and humidy horrifies me when the humidity level is very low like 40% My hair is straight as can be but when it's 80% I look like a chia pet from hell anyone know a solution???Plezzz don't suggest a good old razor
Hi curious,
I think you should look into the Coppola Keratin Complex treatment. I don't know how curly your hair actually is so moisture might still be a problem. However, I got the treatment (I had very frizzy hair as well) and it is now much healthier than it was. I have to straighten it, but it stays for quite a while. Whatever you decide, stay away from razors.
curious

Shreveport, LA

#727 Jun 21, 2008
Thank you all for the advice sounds like an anwser to me worth a try ...my best friend says why don't you ever wear your hair down I pin it up all the time if I don't It feels like it's crawling that's after spending an hour with a blow dryer I have used sodium hydroxide relxrs now for 20 years I am very pleased to hear this is a good base for the keratin treatment I had a cosmo-license in 84 let it go.. have not kept up with the current straightners I do my own relaxer so maybe I can do my own keratin treatment..Thank you agin..
curious

Shreveport, LA

#728 Jun 21, 2008
Does anyone in the hair(for lack of a better word)Industry know if sebastian 2+1 is still available?? That stuff use to be awsome for frizzy hair It is a iron in conditioner you used foil to wrap a small section and ironed it in the hair I think this is maybe the closest compariable thing to keritan but it was'nt to my knowledge keratin My hair as bad as it is responded to that treatment very well very similar to the results with these keratin treatments the more you did it the better your hair became 2+1 was sold as a reconstructor in induvidual packets This has been 20+ years ago I was in cosmetology school and of course we do everything imaginable to our own hair and everyone elses I use to color relax use those 2+1s and my hair looked great I don't have that kind of time anymore to devote to my hair but I have looked the conditioner and can't find it..At least not in La.
Gail

Conway, SC

#729 Jun 23, 2008
New England Girl - I'm 1000% satisfied with the Coppola Keratin Complex straightening process, their shampoo & conditioner. Before the process my hair was dry, dull, coarse, extremely curly & frizzy & no shine whatsoever. Four years ago at Frederik Fekkari in NYC, it took the stylist over 45 minutes to blow dry my shoulder length hair straight. He said is was the thickest & curliest hair he's ever seen. It takes me less than 5 minutes now with absolutely NO FRIZZ ... poker straight, shiny, healthy, beautiful hair. What's not to like? I've waited over 56 years to have hair like this. You may want to contact the Brass Pineapple Salon in Little River, SC. Both owners straighten their hair too. Perhaps they do something additional your stylist didn't. My before & after picture is posted on the salon wall. For me it was truly an amazing experience. You should have the same experience I did next time. Good luck!
louise curry

Hialeah, FL

#730 Jun 23, 2008
Ihad the treatment done but not with famalghide and am very happy with it .I AM LOOKING FOR A DAILY FOR EVERY DAY A MORROCONOIL,TO RUB IN HAIR TO GIVE IT SHINE DAILY CAN YOU LET ME KNOW ??????/
curious

Shreveport, LA

#731 Jun 23, 2008
What is morroconoil???
keratin happy

Silverdale, PA

#732 Jun 23, 2008
Alisa wrote:
Can you tell me more about this Keratin Complex Hair Therapy Treatment. I'm in FL and am interested in having it done. I was going to do the BKT but am worried about the formeldahyde. Thanks for any information.
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i have had this done at a salon in pa .and i LOVE it my hair has never been better. it is absolutely amazing! this is not the dangerous brazilian treatment but is very new and completely good for your hair. good luck with it ,i know your are going to love it.
acegirlbda

Brighton, MA

#733 Jun 23, 2008
You can get Moroccan Oil at www.sleekhair.com My stylist first introduced me to it and it smells awesome and makes your hair shine.
WOW

Brooklyn, NY

#734 Jun 24, 2008
OK, so after reading about the Keratin Complex online and speaking to several hairdressers about it, I finally did it!!! All I can say is WOW, this is the most amazing thing I hav ever done to my hair. I have thick, frizzy, wavy almost shoulder length hair. I've used over the counter straighteners, at home hair color and I've used a flat iron on my hair every day for the last 4+ years, so my hair was in very bad shape!! The actual treatment took about 2 1/2 hours on a Tuesday evening, I left it in until Friday evening when I returned to the salon for the first wash and blow out. Yes, my hair was greasy and pin straight for 3 days, but it was so worth it (I've NEVER gone 3 days without washing my hair). I will do this treatment again without hesitation. The results were amazing. I was a little hesitant to comment on my hair until I did my own wash and blow dry because when it's done at the salon it is always perfect. Well, even after a week of doing my own hair, I am still amazed. I haven't used my flat iron at all, I simply wash and condition my hair with the right shampoo and conditioner, and blow dry my hair straight. My hair is shiny and smooth, I still can't believe it. My hairdresser said that this treatment will last more than the three months they claim, even if it doesn't I'll do it again. Oh, I forgot to mention that I went to the beach on a very humid day, when I got home, I had no frizz!!!
Najwa

Kuwait

#735 Jun 24, 2008
Hi everyone i did keratin a few weeks ago and i love the results , i was wondering if i could find a shapoo available in stores ,my hair dresser said i should use baby Jonsen because it does not have Sodium Chloride,in it , i also use the spray (sun in) to lighten up my hair i have light brown hair and i use (sun in) to make it a little lighter can i use it after doing keratin treatment?
New England Girl

Gloucester, MA

#736 Jun 25, 2008
WOW- can you tell me where in NY you got your hair done and was it the Coppola Keratin complex?

This is week 2 with mine and my hair is really no different than before the treatment, except it won't hold a curl now when i try to curl the ends with a large curling iron.

“Hair Straightening Specialist”

Since: Dec 07

Denver Colorado

#737 Jun 25, 2008
Najwa wrote:
Hi everyone i did keratin a few weeks ago and i love the results , i was wondering if i could find a shapoo available in stores ,my hair dresser said i should use baby Jonsen because it does not have Sodium Chloride,in it , i also use the spray (sun in) to lighten up my hair i have light brown hair and i use (sun in) to make it a little lighter can i use it after doing keratin treatment?
Hi Najwa,
Don't use the Johnson baby shampoo. Read the bottles in the store and find something that does not contain sodium chloride. I am sure there are many. Sodium chloride is not a necessary ingredient in shampoo.
Do not use the Sun In. It will make your Keratin treatment wear off much faster. As a matter of fact, the stuff is very bad for hair. If you want lighter hair have a lighter color applied. When it grows out, only touch up the new growth. It is best to have coloring done before any Keratin Straightener/treatment whether it is the Brazilian Keratin or the Coppola Keratin Complex.

Denise kingsley
Hair Straightening
Japanese Thermal
Denver Colorado
WOW

Brooklyn, NY

#738 Jun 25, 2008
New England Girl- Got my hair done on Long Island, NY (Casablanca in East Islip). Ask for Kim, she works Tuesday, Fridays and Saturdays. Probably a long trip from CT to get your hair done. My hairdresser called it the Keratin Complex Treatment, not sure if it was Coppola, but I did buy the Keratin Complex shampoo at the salon as well. Sorry to hear your are not happy with your results, but I did read alot of conflicting posts; maybe your hair didn't take to the treatment as well as other types?? My hair is very thick and wavy, now it's smooth and silky.... did you go back and ask the salon if your results were typical?
Mabel

London, UK

#739 Jun 25, 2008
I scheduled an appointment to have the Keratin Complex treatment done this Saturday in Philadelphia. I tried to find an answer to this, but with no luck. I know that you cannot wash it for 72 hours, but can you pull it back into a ponytail? Or does it have to remain untouched for three days? Any advice?
Gail

Conway, SC

#740 Jun 25, 2008
Mabel wrote:
I scheduled an appointment to have the Keratin Complex treatment done this Saturday in Philadelphia. I tried to find an answer to this, but with no luck. I know that you cannot wash it for 72 hours, but can you pull it back into a ponytail? Or does it have to remain untouched for three days? Any advice?
Untouched & don't wet for 3 days!

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