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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“Hair Straightening Specialist”

Since: Dec 07

Denver Colorado

#1191 Nov 5, 2008
Sarah wrote:
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Hey Denise!
How damaging is that process to your hair? Would it dry it out like other straigtening processes (i.e. japanese straigtening)?
Thanks!
Hi Sarah,
A properly done Japanese straightening will not be drying to the hair. When the condition of the hair is changed, it is because the process was not done properly, or the hair was dry to begin with.
A smooth Control is a process very similar to a Japanese Thermal Straightening. The difference is that fewer bonds are rearranged. The ironing is usually done at a lower temperature.
Problems occur when these treatments are done by stylists with little or no experience. Sometimes when damage is caused, the hair cannot be repaired enough to do any other chemical process over it. That includes any hair color with a developer.
It is all about chemistry and if a stylist does not practice chemistry on a daily basis, they cannot solve the problems. There are multiple reactions that occur within the structure of the hair. Any straightening expert can tell you what the effects of the chemicals will be on the internal bonds of the hair.

Denise Kingsley
Denver Colorado
Marie

United States

#1192 Nov 5, 2008
kat from connecticut wrote:
<quoted text>How is your hair now that you have washed it a few times. I am lookin for some more feedback on this product.
The best product I have found is Simply Straight. I had the BKT done here in Florida in July and have loved it. Just blow dry my hair and put in velcro rollers. I have bought other shampoos (sulfate free/sodium chloride free? but don't like them as much. The straightening keratin (procedure used) was by Simply Straight also. Loved it and will have it again when this wears off.
Diana y vivo en Brandon

Bradenton, FL

#1193 Nov 5, 2008
Estoy interezada en este tratamiento, pero el que no tiene formol, yo vivo en Brandon Florida, si saben de algun salon que lo haga aqui, si pueden decirme quien lo hace y donde, gracias.
Diana

Bradenton, FL

#1194 Nov 5, 2008
Estoy interezada en este tratamiento pero el que no tiene formol, yo vivo en Brandon Florida, si saben de algun salon que lo haga aqui, si pueden decirme quien lo hace y donde, gracias.
Martie

Seminole, FL

#1195 Nov 8, 2008
I had the Pravana straigtening completed on Thursday. It's now Saturday and have not shampooed yet. I love the shine and texture! I have fine, but thick and wavy hair that I washed every other day and used the flat iron. In humidity or left without blow-drying in the past, it was a wavy, frizzy mess and the entire great cut totally vanished. I also have color-treated light brown hair with golden/carmel highlights, which have lightened somewhat...I love it! Seems to have brought out more of the subtle highlights! This is a great product!
Martie

Seminole, FL

#1196 Nov 8, 2008
kat from connecticut wrote:
<quoted text>How is your hair now that you have washed it a few times. I am lookin for some more feedback on this product.
I like the Purology products...they are gentle and smell great. Just had the Pravana keratin treatment and my fine, wavy hair (that frizzed in humidity) is now silky, shiny and staight! I love it! I have light brown hair with golden/caramel highlights and that seemed to have lighten showing more highlights...I really like the effect. The Pravana is a great product!
suraida

AOL

#1197 Nov 8, 2008
does anyone do the keratin complex hair straightener in Ocala florida

Since: Oct 08

Taunton, MA

#1198 Nov 9, 2008
Ok I have some feed back on the Paul Brown keratin straightener vs the Coppola straightener. Similar texture hair. The Paul Brown felt softer than the Coppola, after the first shampoo. Both have similar curl reduction. These 2 products are not meant to straighten hair. Both girls who had these treatments done would have never been able to straighten their hair on their own without the frizz factor. I can report they do not have frizzy hair. They still have to blow dry and style it but it is in their opinion worth the effort. If you want your hair permanently straight this is not for you.
Adriane

AOL

#1199 Nov 9, 2008
It really depends on the the person's hair because I do NOT have to blow dry my hair to get it straight, as the Coppola treatment did straighten it for me.
kat from connecticut wrote:
Ok I have some feed back on the Paul Brown keratin straightener vs the Coppola straightener. Similar texture hair. The Paul Brown felt softer than the Coppola, after the first shampoo. Both have similar curl reduction. These 2 products are not meant to straighten hair. Both girls who had these treatments done would have never been able to straighten their hair on their own without the frizz factor. I can report they do not have frizzy hair. They still have to blow dry and style it but it is in their opinion worth the effort. If you want your hair permanently straight this is not for you.
Pat

Avondale, AZ

#1200 Nov 9, 2008
suraida wrote:
does anyone do the keratin complex hair straightener in Ocala florida
I know someone in Miami if it helps at all, She is from Pto Rico anddoes the best blow dry EVER!!
braziliankeratinlisse@yahoo.co m
wen

Jersey City, NJ

#1201 Nov 10, 2008
I recently move to Charlotte, NC and after reading all the post i'm positive i want to try this technigue. I need to get rid of my Frizz. My hair is corse curly. It's very tight at the root. Any amount of humidity will mess up my blow dry hair do. Please advise :-)
wen

Concord, CA

#1202 Nov 10, 2008
I realized that sodium should be avoided at all costs after a Copolla Keratin Treatment. My hair is so curly and I am so
worried that after working out the salty sweat will saturate
my hair and I'm going to ruin my treatment. Can anyone give
me any advice??? Thanks!!!
Jessica

Los Angeles, CA

#1203 Nov 10, 2008
Silva at Juan Florentino does a GREAT JOB for Keratin Complex...Salon is in beverly Hills but she does it for a great price...call Juan Florentino ask for Silva
missypup

Vancouver, Canada

#1204 Nov 10, 2008
I had it done. my hair is way healthier, but not as straight as the Japanese hair-straightening treatment. My hair was too bleached out for the Japanese hair-straitening treatment. Mine cost $250, and I'm in Vancouver, Canada.

Since: Oct 08

Taunton, MA

#1205 Nov 10, 2008
wen wrote:
I realized that sodium should be avoided at all costs after a Copolla Keratin Treatment. My hair is so curly and I am so
worried that after working out the salty sweat will saturate
my hair and I'm going to ruin my treatment. Can anyone give
me any advice??? Thanks!!!
Don't work out for 72 hours. You don't want your hair to get wet within that time frame. If it does they recommend blowdrying then flat iron the areas that were wet. Some of the clients that I have worked on have shampooed their hair sooner. This treatment gradually leaves the hair the more you shampoo it the faster it leaves the hair. Hope that was helpful. It's worth the wait for 90% frizz free hair.
Wendy arias

Monroe, NC

#1206 Nov 10, 2008
Kat from CT:
Thanks for your response.
No problem on 4 days of no washing and no working out.

What about after i start working out- Can i work out and skip washing my hair on some days or is this a BIG NO NO since the salty sweat will saturate my hair?

I work out 4 times a week and i sweat a lot :-(

Thanks so much for all you informative postings
Wen
Raven

Germantown, MD

#1207 Nov 10, 2008
I'm trying to decide between the Pravana Straightener and the Paul Brown Keratin Treatment. Any more reviews on these two products? My hair is baby fine, flyaway, dry, long, frizzy-curly and damages easily.

Since: Oct 08

Taunton, MA

#1208 Nov 10, 2008
Wendy arias wrote:
Kat from CT:
Thanks for your response.
No problem on 4 days of no washing and no working out.
What about after i start working out- Can i work out and skip washing my hair on some days or is this a BIG NO NO since the salty sweat will saturate my hair?
I work out 4 times a week and i sweat a lot :-(
Thanks so much for all you informative postings
Wen
I haven't heard anyone complain. The product is baked on the hair. It releases as you shampoo. I would say it might release sooner if you don't blowdry and flat iron it after your workout. It seems to hold better on chemically treated hair because it is more porous than virgin hair. The more you have the treatment done the better the results are and it lasts a little longer.

Since: Oct 08

Taunton, MA

#1209 Nov 10, 2008
Raven wrote:
I'm trying to decide between the Pravana Straightener and the Paul Brown Keratin Treatment. Any more reviews on these two products? My hair is baby fine, flyaway, dry, long, frizzy-curly and damages easily.
not sure about the pravana but paul brown is very nice. it has a pleasant scent to. I did my best friends hair. She has never had soft pretty hair. She has always worn it in a puff on top of her head. She can't believe how soft and smooth her hair is. I have known her for 15 years and have never seen her hair look smooth(with some work) and feel soft. Hope this is helpful
Raven

Germantown, MD

#1210 Nov 10, 2008
kat from connecticut wrote:
<quoted text>not sure about the pravana but paul brown is very nice. it has a pleasant scent to. I did my best friends hair. She has never had soft pretty hair. She has always worn it in a puff on top of her head. She can't believe how soft and smooth her hair is. I have known her for 15 years and have never seen her hair look smooth(with some work) and feel soft. Hope this is helpful
Kat, Thanks so much for replying! Your reply is very helpful. I was worried about the smell and I'm glad to read that it has a pleasant scent. I've been known to wear my hair in a puff too. Unless I set my hair the old-fashioned way on hard rollers or have it professionally flat ironed, it never stays smooth. Now that my hair is longer its been twisting on itself and I get horrible tangles. I'm hoping the Paul Brown treatment will help me have stylish, smooth, untangled, stronger hair. Thanks again for replying.

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