Keratin hair straightening is flat-ou...

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

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Felice

AOL

#1968 Aug 6, 2009
Meghan wrote:
<quoted text> 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.
I actually did see the bottle. It only was brought up because I was getting my hair cut and asked for Sulfate Free shampoo. They used Coppola's keratin shampoo and that is what sparked the whole conversation.
Meghan

White Lake, MI

#1969 Aug 7, 2009
Jennifer wrote:
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.
Jennifer just remember that the ocean is like a big pool of sodium chloride so protect your hair. Have fun.
barbara

Stuart, FL

#1970 Aug 8, 2009
yes it will
rachel wrote:
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?
Barb

Orleans, Canada

#1971 Aug 10, 2009
I am looking for a list of salons who do the Brazilian Keratin straightening in Ottawa. Anyone know of any salons who do the process?
jean

Dallas, PA

#1972 Aug 10, 2009
Keratin CHT did not work for me! My hair is not even curly, it' is just wavy. It looked good for a week.(I even bought the shampoo and conditioner that was offered to me at the Professional Hair Salon & Spa in Livingston, NJ). Don't waste your time and money!!!!
jean

Dallas, PA

#1973 Aug 10, 2009
Barb wrote:
I am looking for a list of salons who do the Brazilian Keratin straightening in Ottawa. Anyone know of any salons who do the process?
Please don't waste your time and money. It is not worth it....
Meghan

White Lake, MI

#1974 Aug 12, 2009
jean wrote:
Keratin CHT did not work for me! My hair is not even curly, it' is just wavy. It looked good for a week.(I even bought the shampoo and conditioner that was offered to me at the Professional Hair Salon & Spa in Livingston, NJ). Don't waste your time and money!!!!
Never heard of the product you had done, have had Coppola 4 times with fanrastic results actually life changing.
Stephanie Stylist

Glendale, CA

#1976 Aug 14, 2009
New England Girl wrote:
My experience with the Coppola was not as wonderful as everyone else's. My hair is dark, color treated and somewhat wavy and medium-frizzy normally. It looks great when i get it blown out- very shiny and smooth. I would call it sort of normal dark brunette, mediterranean hair. After getting the Coppola done (for $400 incl. shampoo and conditioner) my hair took marginally less time for me to syle, but i wouldn't call it easier. It definitely was not smooth and silky as I expected, and certainly didn't make enough of a difference that I could stop my weekly blow outs. My ends also seemed to be drier-- several stylists commented on that. My normal stylist said that my hair was about 25% easier for him to dry it. OIf course, i didn't get this done so it would be easier for a stylist, but rather so it would be easier for me!:-)
The salon owner/stylist who did the Coppola Keratin had me come in for an evaluation. He said he could see a difference, that my hair wasn't "as frizzy" and it was easier for HIM to dry it. He did not suggest redoing it, and opined that my hair probably wasn't all that bad to begin with, so the keratin didn't do much.
For your stylists out there, I'm curious, do you agree? I know i's hard to say not seeing my hair,but I just wonder. I would have thought I was a great candidate for this treatment- wavy/frizzy "normal" hair. I'm just wondering if i should just write this whole thing off or perhaps try it again at some point somewhere else?
I've been doing the Keratin Complex Anti Frizz Treatment by Coppola since April of 2009. I've done it on my own hair twice, and it doesn't take a certificate to figure this treament out, and how it works. I have frizzy curly hair, and all my life wanted to just get out of the shower and not spend an hour trying to get the frizz out. The first time I did this treatment I started noticing after a month that my frizz slowly started to come back, but not as intense as before. The second time I noticed a huge difference. I did it beginning of June 2009, and now we're into August. Still no frizz. Keep in mind this is not a straightening treatment. It is an anti frizz treatment keeping the body, and wave in your hair. This treatment is like demi permanent color it fades over time it won't leave a line of demarkation like permanent straightening will. I say do it one more time. You already have the build up of the first time you did it in your hair. The second time you will notice change. I recommend if you color your hair to do it prior to getting this treatment done. The Keratin Complex adheres better to chemically treated hair. Give it another shot. You'll love it. I do. I don't even blowdry my hair after I get out of the shower, and I have that beachy wave look all day no frizz.
kinkin

Irvine, CA

#1977 Aug 14, 2009
Has Coppola's Kerating Smoothing Treatment been done on African American type 4b/c hair, very coarse, tightly coiled, kinky hair? What were the results?
Meghan

White Lake, MI

#1978 Aug 15, 2009
kinkin wrote:
Has Coppola's Kerating Smoothing Treatment been done on African American type 4b/c hair, very coarse, tightly coiled, kinky hair? What were the results?
You should get it chemically straightened first then Coppola. People think Coppola is a straightener but it is not, it is called Coppola Smoothing Therapy because it is for frizzy,coarse,damaged hair. My hair was a huge mess prior and it does straighten your hair but they do not use that as there claim to fame. Resistant hair and African American I would chemically straighten it prior, I use to use Optima and I am white American. The results are amazing my hair is like silk and so shiny and so straight. The product is worth the cost.
Meghan

White Lake, MI

#1979 Aug 15, 2009
Stephanie Stylist wrote:
<quoted text>
I've been doing the Keratin Complex Anti Frizz Treatment by Coppola since April of 2009. I've done it on my own hair twice, and it doesn't take a certificate to figure this treament out, and how it works. I have frizzy curly hair, and all my life wanted to just get out of the shower and not spend an hour trying to get the frizz out. The first time I did this treatment I started noticing after a month that my frizz slowly started to come back, but not as intense as before. The second time I noticed a huge difference. I did it beginning of June 2009, and now we're into August. Still no frizz. Keep in mind this is not a straightening treatment. It is an anti frizz treatment keeping the body, and wave in your hair. This treatment is like demi permanent color it fades over time it won't leave a line of demarkation like permanent straightening will. I say do it one more time. You already have the build up of the first time you did it in your hair. The second time you will notice change. I recommend if you color your hair to do it prior to getting this treatment done. The Keratin Complex adheres better to chemically treated hair. Give it another shot. You'll love it. I do. I don't even blowdry my hair after I get out of the shower, and I have that beachy wave look all day no frizz.
First of all your wrong you should be trained on Coppola. Second you results the first time sound like it did not work out? WHY? I believe because you were not properly trained. Sure any stylist can do anything but not trained properly will have results like your first time. The correct name is Coppola Keratin Smoothing Therapy not anti frizz. The purpose of having this done is to have silky no frizz hair if done correctly. I have had it done 4 times since 8/08 and everytime same fantastic results.
alan BKT special

South Richmond Hill, NY

#1980 Aug 15, 2009
Hello Everyone,
... Let me give you the TRUE 411 about the products, and this wonderful service, called
Brazilian Keratin Treatment, also called BKT, or Moroccan Blow dry, Progressive Blow Dry and so on ...
They used to call progressive Blow dry because before they invented "flat irons, in Brazil we used the Blow dry to , set the cuticle of the hair , on a smooth position,( flat position ), But then with the new wonderful invention of Flat irons, made the job much easier , quicker...
... About chemicals...
Peter Coppola, Has something called "Aldehyde" ,( which is the simplest form of " formaldehyde " ) Most of the other products use formaldehyde 2 %,( now Global has the 4 %)...
What is Formaldehyde? That should be the question.( Formaldehyde it's a wonderful
Well by law, only products are obligated to be advertise( displayed on the labels of products), Since this is a byproduct, companies don't have to advertise,( they have the option)
Well formaldehyde is everywhere; on Beauty products, in lipsticks, on textiles , is used as a food preserver, on beauty creams ...
and many more...( of course is used in small quantities , just like in the Keratin treatment .( read about , IT'S NOT A MONSTER) AND THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE , PUBLISH THE FINDS ON THIS REPORT, ABOUT THIS PRODUCT ( OR LIKE THE LAW SAID, BYPRODUCT))
Take precautions,( Do this services near "OPEN WINDOWS, AND USE FANS TO PUSH THE FUMES OUT OF THE WAY....
I only like to do this service in my home, because I have windows that I can open, and fan that I can put in front of this scenario)
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/... )
Keratin treatment, it's a miracle,( I stop recommending deep conditioners , because they don't work... wash out in the next shampoo, and they are costly )
So I start offering this service, and bee doing for over seven years,
Your hair it's transform, and People Really LOVE IT !!
It last , any where from 2 to 5 months,( depending how you take care of it)
I am very busy, and see clients on the regular basis...
Well if you have any questions please let me know, 347 784 31 42, alan
Brazilian Keratin nyc ( dot) com
Terri

Brattleboro, VT

#1982 Aug 16, 2009
WATCH OUT for Lynn's ... I had the Coppola process done there a couple of weeks ago and was quoted a price of $300-$350 on the phone, and they advertised on their website an "average cost of $300." When finished, they charged me $600. AND, like you experienced, they did not have the Coppola shampoo available to sell me. The stylist did say that she needed to use more product b/c my hair is long (mid-shoulder) but never even hinted that the cost would be THAT much more. When I complained to the owner, she basically said "too bad."

As for product, I started using something a few months ago that I really like for taming the poofing and the frizz. It's called "Hair One" and I get it at Sally's Beauty Supply. It's similar to Wen that is advertised on infomercials. It is completely sulfate free, and is a cleanser instead of a shampoo. You don't even need conditioner, just this stuff. It doesn't lather up like shampoo, and leaves my hair very soft and un-poofy. And it's only $10 a bottle! I was a little skeptical at first - I've tried every product under the sun and still get frizz - but I highly recommend this stuff. Just follow the directions carefully.
Alanna wrote:
I got my hair treated with keratin complex the other day and the salon I went to ran out of the keratin shampoo. I am heading over there today after work to get a small spec of it that the salon has left to wash out after my 72 hours are done, but after that, i have to wait a whopping 3 more days for them to receive more shampoo. For the time being, what alternative shampoos that i can buy off the counter at a drugstore can I use?
Terri

Brattleboro, VT

#1983 Aug 16, 2009
Also, the Coppola treatment may be formaldehyde-free, but it still has chemicals. They are called aldahydes and are in the formaldehyde family. SELF magazine says "Hair is made of proteins layered together, creating a specific shape such as curly or straight. Keratin can fill in ridges to smooth hair, but to really change its shape, you need specific molecules in straighteners such as aldehydes and lye to change the bonds holding those layers together."

There was definitle a strong small when I had mine done, and my eyes burned and teared. As far as toxicity goes, the article in SELF says "Depending on its concentration, lye can burn or irritate skin. Chronic exposure to aldehydes can damage the lining of the nose or lungs and, in extreme cases, obstruct breathing. A stylist may develop respiratory problems, but it's a risk of the job. The chemical-related problems for clients who straighten their hair hinge on the individual and how frequently she has her hair treated. In regard to the product mentioned here, it appears the company is trying to limit exposure to aldehydes by putting them inside a heavy emulsion. But chances are, some are released." They recommend that you insist on the use of fans and open windows during the treatment.
Margery Schwartz

Hollywood, FL

#1984 Aug 17, 2009
How do I contact Faith in West Palm Beach

“.”

Since: Jun 07

AZ

#1985 Aug 18, 2009
Stylists only,
I am offering a new formula of the BKT which will last up to 4 months, directly from Brazil 95% Pure Keratin Protein and the only one in the market with Aloe Vera to strengthen and repair,(also available cherry, chocolate, and the latest "Mint".

I can offer single application samples at a low price for you to try...
contact
[email protected] m

“.”

Since: Jun 07

AZ

#1986 Aug 18, 2009
Great posts! I hope other people get to read your post because it explains how by taking the proper precautions everyone can enjoy beautiful hair, I grew up with BKT and now as an adult I distribute a great BKT and I can't tell you enough how much I love it.
THANKS
alan BKT special wrote:
Hello Everyone,
... Let me give you the TRUE 411 about the products, and this wonderful service, called
Brazilian Keratin Treatment, also called BKT, or Moroccan Blow dry, Progressive Blow Dry and so on ...
They used to call progressive Blow dry because before they invented "flat irons, in Brazil we used the Blow dry to , set the cuticle of the hair , on a smooth position,( flat position ), But then with the new wonderful invention of Flat irons, made the job much easier , quicker...
... About chemicals...
Peter Coppola, Has something called "Aldehyde" ,( which is the simplest form of " formaldehyde " ) Most of the other products use formaldehyde 2 %,( now Global has the 4 %)...
What is Formaldehyde? That should be the question.( Formaldehyde it's a wonderful
Well by law, only products are obligated to be advertise( displayed on the labels of products), Since this is a byproduct, companies don't have to advertise,( they have the option)
Well formaldehyde is everywhere; on Beauty products, in lipsticks, on textiles , is used as a food preserver, on beauty creams ...
and many more...( of course is used in small quantities , just like in the Keratin treatment .( read about , IT'S NOT A MONSTER) AND THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE , PUBLISH THE FINDS ON THIS REPORT, ABOUT THIS PRODUCT ( OR LIKE THE LAW SAID, BYPRODUCT))
Take precautions,( Do this services near "OPEN WINDOWS, AND USE FANS TO PUSH THE FUMES OUT OF THE WAY....
I only like to do this service in my home, because I have windows that I can open, and fan that I can put in front of this scenario)
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/... )
Keratin treatment, it's a miracle,( I stop recommending deep conditioners , because they don't work... wash out in the next shampoo, and they are costly )
So I start offering this service, and bee doing for over seven years,
Your hair it's transform, and People Really LOVE IT !!
It last , any where from 2 to 5 months,( depending how you take care of it)
I am very busy, and see clients on the regular basis...
Well if you have any questions please let me know, 347 784 31 42, alan
Brazilian Keratin nyc ( dot) com
Jordan

Saint Louis, MO

#1987 Aug 19, 2009
Hello,
I just got the Marcia Teixeira treatment yesterday in Naples, FL. My hair feels very "gunky" with all the treatment in it and is developing a ton of tangles. I've been brushing the tangles out because they don't allow my hair to be straight. I was wondering if brushing my hair every few hours was ok during the 4 day waiting period. If I don't brush it, the tangles form into balls or waves and I don't want them to interfere with the straightening. Any insight would be very helpful.
Jordan

Saint Louis, MO

#1988 Aug 19, 2009
Hi,
I had the Marcia Teixeira treatment done yesterday and am now dealing with the 4 day waiting period. My hair keeps "clumping" and tangling together with the treatment in it. I have to brush the tangles and clumps out to keep it straight. I was wondering if brushing my hair so much was alright during the 4 day period? Any insight would be much appreciated!
Meghan

White Lake, MI

#1989 Aug 19, 2009
Jordan wrote:
Hi,
I had the Marcia Teixeira treatment done yesterday and am now dealing with the 4 day waiting period. My hair keeps "clumping" and tangling together with the treatment in it. I have to brush the tangles and clumps out to keep it straight. I was wondering if brushing my hair so much was alright during the 4 day period? Any insight would be much appreciated!
You should not touch the hair because of the oils in your hand but make sure you keep it straight. I dont know about the tx you had done. I know Coppola I did not have that happen.

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