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Meghan

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#1947
Jul 28, 2009
 
Connie wrote:
I think I am sold on trying the Coppola Keratin. A few questions:
1) how do you find out if a salon is certified? i am new to the area, found a place that says they are certified and the person seemed knowledgeable but I have no references for her- simply got her name off one of these chat boards.
2) I have baby fine, pretty straight, color damaged hair that has tons of flyaways and frizzes up if don't compleetly blow dry and flat iron. Is there any risk if damage to my very delicate hair?
First you can contact Coppola, also you want refrences from the person who is doing the treatment and pictures, how long they have been doing it? Also I dont know if Coppola is for you, it makes hair pin straight which you already have and it may be to flat for you. Coppola is for damaged,color treated hair. The reason I love it is because my hair is like silk and pin straight and shiny. But prior to Coppola my hair was like Diana Ross, thick,course, split ends ugly hair. Coppola is good for your hair it can not damage your hair but if someone is not trained correctly they could screw it up not the product(Coppola). Make sure you really want it, go to salons in your area and ask for pictures and refrences and never trust a name you got on one of these sites.
Connie

Basking Ridge, NJ

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#1948
Jul 29, 2009
 
How do I contact Coppola? My hair is very dry from coloring and I have nasty split ends and very bad frizzies/fly aways if I don't blow dry and flat iron. But my hair is in no way curly. It gets a bit wavy (under the frizz) if I let it air dry. Unlike many posters here, my hair also dries somcpletely with a blow dryer in about 10 minutes and then 5 minutes with the flat iron and it is straight and fairly frizz free. I was hoping this would make it flat iron straight and shiny without me having to do anything at all.
Linda Lee

Atlanta, GA

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#1950
Jul 30, 2009
 
I just got my Kertin! I love it! My hair does not even look like my hair. It is sooo straight and shiney and healthy! No one at work could believe it. My husband loved it too. I'll let you know how it is after I was it on Sat. It's a little flat but after I wash it it will have more body.(as least that's what I'm told!) The best money I ever spent! It took at long time but it was worth it.
rachel

Oxford, ME

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#1951
Jul 30, 2009
 
I just had the Rejuvenol treatment done Monday afternoon. I'm supposed to wait 4 days (96 hours) before I wash it. But its just so gross right now! I've got to work tomorrow afternoon and I'm embarrassed to go with stringy, flat, greasy looking hair-it seems pretty unprofessional to me. I'm thinking about washing it about 6 hours before I'm supposed to (so I'll have had it in for 90 hours instead). I can't imagine this small amount of time will affect the results too much. Will it?
zab

Brighton, MA

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#1952
Jul 30, 2009
 
Adriane wrote:
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Actually many salons stopped doing the Marcia Teixeira and are only doing the Coppola now because it is safer.
coppola is slightly safer than bkt because it contains aldehyde which is a weaker chemical derivative of formaldehyde. formaldehyde is stronger, therefore more effective.
i did both and honestly there is a large difference. bkt lasts longer and gives hair more shine and less frizz. i'd rather do the stronger treatment(bkt) than coppola since they are both toxic, but that's just my logic.
Meghan

Commerce Township, MI

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#1953
Jul 30, 2009
 
zab wrote:
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coppola is slightly safer than bkt because it contains aldehyde which is a weaker chemical derivative of formaldehyde. formaldehyde is stronger, therefore more effective.
i did both and honestly there is a large difference. bkt lasts longer and gives hair more shine and less frizz. i'd rather do the stronger treatment(bkt) than coppola since they are both toxic, but that's just my logic.
I agree I am totally happy with Coppola, I also agree Coppola lasts on me for 3months and I wish it would last longer but my hair is pin straight I can not imagine it being straighter.
Former frizzy

Phoenix, AZ

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#1954
Jul 31, 2009
 
Hello All! 
I just got the Marcia Texteira Chocolate Brazialian Keratin done 3 days ago. As someone with over-highlighted, dry and incredibly frizzy, naturally wavely hair, I am excited that this might be the answer I have been seeking. I have always had to spend an hour flatironing my hair, and have tried every straightening, shine enhancing product and straightener out there. I have not washed my hair yet, as I was told to wait 4 days. I did buy the recommended shampoo & conditioner before leaving the salon.
My problem is this: 
The salon charged me $440 to do this process on my shoulder length hair. I can not afford this every 3 months. 
I am located in Phoenix, AZ. 
My question is:
1.) does anyone know of a more reasonably priced salon for Brazilian straightening in the Phoenix area?
2.) Are there home products/Brazilian straightening kits that I can purchase and use  instead? I found the following kit at Folica.com and am wondering what you guys think!
Liquid Keratin 30 Day Straight Smooth Strong & Long Treatment Starter Kit
Here's a link to an image of it
http://www.folica.com/Liquid_Keratin__d5625.h...
It's ingredients are listed as: 
Liquid Keratin 30 Day Straight Smooth Strong & Long Treatment: Purified Water, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids (Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Alanine, Glycine), Biformyl, Potassium Dimethicone PEG-7 Panthenyl Phosphate, Keratin, Sodium Laneth-40 Maleate / Styrene Sulfonate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth 4, Laureth-23, Hydrolyzed Keratin. 
Thanks for your thoughts & advice!
Meghan

Commerce Township, MI

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#1955
Jul 31, 2009
 
Former frizzy wrote:
Hello All! 
I just got the Marcia Texteira Chocolate Brazialian Keratin done 3 days ago. As someone with over-highlighted, dry and incredibly frizzy, naturally wavely hair, I am excited that this might be the answer I have been seeking. I have always had to spend an hour flatironing my hair, and have tried every straightening, shine enhancing product and straightener out there. I have not washed my hair yet, as I was told to wait 4 days. I did buy the recommended shampoo & conditioner before leaving the salon.
My problem is this: 
The salon charged me $440 to do this process on my shoulder length hair. I can not afford this every 3 months. 
I am located in Phoenix, AZ. 
My question is:
1.) does anyone know of a more reasonably priced salon for Brazilian straightening in the Phoenix area?
2.) Are there home products/Brazilian straightening kits that I can purchase and use  instead? I found the following kit at Folica.com and am wondering what you guys think!
Liquid Keratin 30 Day Straight Smooth Strong & Long Treatment Starter Kit
Here's a link to an image of it
http://www.folica.com/Liquid_Keratin__d5625.h...
It's ingredients are listed as: 
Liquid Keratin 30 Day Straight Smooth Strong & Long Treatment: Purified Water, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids (Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Alanine, Glycine), Biformyl, Potassium Dimethicone PEG-7 Panthenyl Phosphate, Keratin, Sodium Laneth-40 Maleate / Styrene Sulfonate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth 4, Laureth-23, Hydrolyzed Keratin. 
Thanks for your thoughts & advice!
The only good thing with Liquid Keratin also sold at Ulta is the shampoo and conditioner. Having the tx done is costly but in my opinion at home txs are not worth it. From what I have read people who have used it the hair was no different just out $69.
Vicki A

San Jose, CA

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#1956
Jul 31, 2009
 
So I got the coppola treatment yesterday. My hair is very fine and now my hair is very, very flat. I'm wondering if I should wash my hair a day early to reduce some of the flatness. If you wash it before the full 72 hours will you still get some of the benefits? Let me know if anyone has washed their hair a day early.
lara

Dubai, UAE

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#1957
Jul 31, 2009
 
Hey, i wanted to ask what is the advise u would give someone who will perform a keratin treatment at home? i got the global keratin formaldehyde bottle with me and i want some advise.. i also dont understand the part where it says ' dont let the treatment touch the scalp' well eventually when u put the treatment on all the head the cream will get to touch the scalp..please help
thanks
lara

Dubai, UAE

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#1958
Jul 31, 2009
 
sorry its the formaldehyde free global keratin bottle
Meghan

Commerce Township, MI

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#1959
Aug 1, 2009
 
lara wrote:
Hey, i wanted to ask what is the advise u would give someone who will perform a keratin treatment at home? i got the global keratin formaldehyde bottle with me and i want some advise.. i also dont understand the part where it says ' dont let the treatment touch the scalp' well eventually when u put the treatment on all the head the cream will get to touch the scalp..please help
thanks
First of all all keratin treatments have formaldehyde and I would not do the treatment at home. To save the money of not going to the salon is not worth it, you only have one head of hair you dont want your hair to fall out or worse. You can get alot of things on line but do you really trust what you buy?
Jennifer

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#1960
Aug 4, 2009
 
I had my first Copolla treatment done and am in the process of waiting the 36 hours for first wash. I had this done now b/c we are going to the beach and I wanted frizz free hair. I asked the Salon twice if it was OK to go to the beach a few days after the treatment is complete and they said absolutely. Just rinse hair out with fresh water after swimming in Ocean. Is this OK? After reading many posts sounds like I shouldn't go near Ocean. HELP!
Meghan

Commerce Township, MI

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#1961
Aug 4, 2009
 
Jennifer wrote:
I had my first Copolla treatment done and am in the process of waiting the 36 hours for first wash. I had this done now b/c we are going to the beach and I wanted frizz free hair. I asked the Salon twice if it was OK to go to the beach a few days after the treatment is complete and they said absolutely. Just rinse hair out with fresh water after swimming in Ocean. Is this OK? After reading many posts sounds like I shouldn't go near Ocean. HELP!
Yes it is ok, prior to going to the beach (Ocean) you should put the smoothing conditioner on your hair and you will be fine. After you come back wash your hair.
Meghan

Commerce Township, MI

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#1962
Aug 4, 2009
 
Jennifer wrote:
I had my first Copolla treatment done and am in the process of waiting the 36 hours for first wash. I had this done now b/c we are going to the beach and I wanted frizz free hair. I asked the Salon twice if it was OK to go to the beach a few days after the treatment is complete and they said absolutely. Just rinse hair out with fresh water after swimming in Ocean. Is this OK? After reading many posts sounds like I shouldn't go near Ocean. HELP!
Also same thing with the conditioner in a pool.
Gina

AOL

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#1963
Aug 5, 2009
 
I have been having this done since May of 2008. My hair is naturally very curly with lots of frizz. This has worked amazing for me, even when the wave starts coming back somewhat it still is so much easier to handle..I would recommend this to anyone with curly hard to manage hair...Has made my lfe so much easier! No frizz, sometimes in extreme humid contintions my hair will get wavy but still no ugly frizz.
Linda Lee

Shelter Island, NY

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#1964
Aug 6, 2009
 
Love the Keratin treatment. Washed my hair 3 hours early. Took 15 minutes to blow dry and PERFECT. I love it! Everyone says I look much younger which is great since I'm in my 50's. Looks so heathy and shiny. My only complaint is it is a little flat...but I was so use to big frizzy hair. I will do it again. My salon only charged $250 in SC with the shampoo & conditioner.
Best $ I ever spent!
Felice

AOL

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#1965
Aug 6, 2009
 
I just came from Ulta and talked to a stylist and was quoted $175 for the Coppola. I was shocked since I paid $300(PLUS TIP) a few months ago. It is a "limited time" offer, but they couldn't tell me when it will expire. I haven't booked since summer is too hard for me to NOT wash my hair for 3 days, but I will check back with them in the fall to see what the price is then.
Meghan

Commerce Township, MI

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#1966
Aug 6, 2009
 
Felice wrote:
I just came from Ulta and talked to a stylist and was quoted $175 for the Coppola. I was shocked since I paid $300(PLUS TIP) a few months ago. It is a "limited time" offer, but they couldn't tell me when it will expire. I haven't booked since summer is too hard for me to NOT wash my hair for 3 days, but I will check back with them in the fall to see what the price is then.
Just make sure it is Coppola because our Ulta in MI does not carry Coppola. Aske to see the cottle of Coppola from the stylist.
Jennifer

United States

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#1967
Aug 6, 2009
 
I had my first Coppola treatment a week ago. I have washed it twice with the Coppola Keratin shampoo. My stylist did not give me a conditioner. I do find I need a conditioner. My hair was fine and very curly, unruly wavy and frizzy before treatment. I could blow dry it and it looked great but would be ruined in minutes in TX humidity. Now. my hair stays smooth and falls straight. I do need to blowdry with a paddle or round brush but it is so much faster and easier. I am thrilled. My bangs are a bit flat but worth it to have the rest of my hair so shiny and smooth. Love it. Going to the beach next week. I hope to have great hair in my beach pics for the first time.

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