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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

If a keratin treatment bonds to the hair, it has to have a fixing agent. If you give me a list of the ingredients, I will find a fixing agent. While some are "safer" than others, once the solution is heated, they all release the same basic vapors. There are many many synonyms for formaldehyde and aldehydes. If you have a list of the ingredients or the MSDS sheet, I would love to see it.  (Oct 7, 2009 | post #2068)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

You should contact Marc Laupretre his website is www.hairstraighten ingexpert.com I refer people to him all the time.  (Sep 21, 2009 | post #2035)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

It is fine to brush your hair. I would suggest using a natural bristle brush. If your hair is that clumpy it could be that it was not ironed enough or they used too much product. Marcia Teixeira is a very good product. It has heat protection in it to protect the hair during the ironing. FYI, the waiting time is 3 days, not 4. Check with your stylist about this. Let us know how it is after your first shampoo!  (Aug 21, 2009 | post #1990)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Stanley, Your information is incomplete. OSHA does not have a standard of .2 percent. That is the FDA and the .2 percent is for cosmetics that are absorbed into the skin. The FDA also does not approve any cosmetics, so when someone says their product is FDA approved, that is not true. The FDA has guidelines for cosmetics and they may or may not be followed. There is no repercussion until complaints have been brought against a product. All the aldehydes used in these Keratin treatments create toxic vapors when heated and should not be inhaled. Please read the following article from Salon Today. http://salontoday. com/ArticleLanding /tabid/130/Default .aspx?tid=1&Co ntentID=237839 Personally I love these treatments. It is not just the vapors from these, but all chemical vapors in salons that must be addressed. It is important for all stylists to have a clean air environment in their salon.  (Jun 13, 2009 | post #1830)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Hi Stephanie, I have to agree with Meghan. There are many products out there that are cheaper than Coppola and there are salons that say they are using the top of the line products, but substitute with the cheaper, inferior product. This is dishonest. Coppola does not have a chocolate.  (Jun 1, 2009 | post #1791)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Hi Kathy, If you liked the Coppola shampoo it is the best interest of your treatment to use it on your hair. Many kerastin smoothing treatments have developed product lines to compliment their product. These products are specifically designed to add keratin to your hair on a regular basis which will lengthen the time between treatments. You can also lengthen time between treatments by shampooing less often. I do have clients that do not care for the way their hair feels when using the complimenting shampoos. I suggest they use a shampoo free of sodium chloride, sulfates and parabens. Usually I suggest Onesta products.  (May 31, 2009 | post #1787)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Hi Cindy, Washing before the 72 hours will prevent the treatment from "curing" properly. It will also shorten the life of the treatment. The day of the treatment the hair is filled with the keratin PLUS it has a lot of heat protection product on it as well. All of this makes the hair feel limp. After your first shampoo you hair should feel normal, plus it should have body without the frizz and curl issues it had before the treatment. I suggest waiting the 72 hours. If at that time you are still feeling a need for more body, there are other ways to achieve that. Post back and let us know your results. Denise  (May 16, 2009 | post #1724)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

When a thermal reconditioning is performed by a specialist it does not cause breakage or hair loss. On healthy hair it will last MUCH longer than a keratin treatment. I will discuss all the options with my clients. I work with my clients to find the best option for them depending on their hair type, curl pattern, lifestyle and wallet. Thermal straightening requires a lot of training, experience and knowledge of the chemicals involved, especially when doing a touch up. So far this year I have performed 70 thermal reconditionings and 40 keratin treatments. In the 10 years that I have done thermals I can safely say that I have never caused hair loss or breakage to any client. I am thankful that keratin treatments are an option for my clients as well and I have been doing them for over 3 years. Denise  (May 8, 2009 | post #1637)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Dear Bushra, Thermal straightening is definitely not old school. I have been trained and certified by Liscio, iStraight and Shiseido. There has been a recent evolution of the chemicals involved. They have changed the molecular size of the product which means the cuticle of the hair does not have to open as much to penetrait and alter the bonds. With the experience level that I have I am capable of leaving different degrees of curl and texture in a clients hair. I can even do straightening and or curl reduction on damaged/bleached hair. I perform many different types of retexturizing services. I prefer to have a consultation with each client to determine which process will meet their individual needs. Many clients still choose to go completely straight, yet others are now having their curl reduced. I think it is in the clients best interest to consider all options for their hair type and lifestyle. Sometimes the best process is a keratin treatment...someti mes it is not.  (May 6, 2009 | post #1626)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

The keratin process could be the way to go. Many people think that the Japanese process must be stick straight. It does not have to be that way. If a client has healthy hair, I will do a thermal reduction. That will leave movement/curl and body in their hair. As a straightening specialist I prefer to use keratin treatments on clients whos hair is not healthy enough for other processes and for clients looking for a temporary change of just a few months. It is often more cost effective for healthy hair clients to consider a more permanent process. Finding the right specialist and having an extensive consultation is vital.  (May 6, 2009 | post #1622)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Hi Kaye, Your 3c curl can effectively be reduced by the Coppola Keratin treatment. The beauty of the treatment is that it can start off very reduced and depending on the strength of your curl and the thickness of your hair, it could start off straight. Little by little it will wash/wear off and your curl patterns will emerge, eventually returning to your original curl. You did not say if your hair was damaged or porous. If your hair is healthy and strong, I would recommend having a smooth control process done which would reduce the curl permanently. Until it grows out of course. It is very important to find a hair texture and straightening expert. They will know to what degree your hair must be processed to reduce the curl and frizz. There are many times that I will suggest a combination of treatments depending on the desired result and the condition of the hair.  (May 6, 2009 | post #1621)

New York

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First of all your stylist is wrong about all the ingredients being natural and safe. HOWEVER, The treatment should not be applied to the scalp anyway. When the treatment is heated with the iron and/or blowdryer it emits vapors which you should not breathe. Nobody should breathe these vapors. I perforn these treatments using a source capture system. I wear a mask (paper) and offer one to my clients.I also use an air purifier to keep the salon air as clean as possible from all chemical vapors. These practices should be done everyday, all the time! These keratin treatments are not the only questionable vapors in the salon. Any and all chemical vapors, color included, should be filtered. I use "The One That Works" from Modern Solutions. www.ModernSolution sInc.com I do not perform these services on pregnant or nursing women. I also recommend that ALL women use shampoo, body cleansers and lotions that are free of sulfates and parabens. Denise Kingsley Denver Colorado  (May 3, 2009 | post #532)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

I am very interested. What other names are used for sodium chloride?  (May 1, 2009 | post #1578)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

I would like to take this time to clear up the apparent confusion about shampoos used after a BKT. One should use a shampoo that does not contain SODIUM CHLORIDE. As a professional I will suggest to the client to use the complimenting shampoo from the treatment I performed. These shampoos are designed to replace the keratin that wears off the hair. Using these shampoos will increase the longevity of the treatment. HOWEVER, many clients do not like the feel of these shampoos and conditioners. Especially clients with fine hair. I will try to get them to shampoo once or twice a week with the BKT shampoo and conditioner. I can never guarantee results with any keratin treatment. There are way too many variables. I will explain to each client what results they can expect, and how to properly maintain their hair, but I never promise a definitive result. Now... I have been contacted by many clients who have read this forum and I would very much appreciate if all of you would please stop this bickering. I would also appreciate that any salon professional who posts here, act as a professional. Let's all agree to disagree. STOP and move on. Thank you.  (Apr 30, 2009 | post #1576)

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