Anyone Successfully remove her Keratin treatment?

Well, turns out I had to cut it out. And I have decided to give up keratin and every other "treatment." I have been using the Curly Girl method for approximately 8 weeks. My hair is FINALLY starting to show the benefits. I am actually quite happy with it - for the first time EVER. NOw that I am being nice to my hair -- it is being a bit nicer to me! ha ha ha. Who would've guessed! Wishing all of you the best...hopefully you won't have to cut it out like I did!!!
It's interesting you posted this thread. I have had a total of 5 keratin treatments and the last one ruined my hair (fault of the stylist, not the product). She over-flat ironed certain sections near my face and after 6 months those parts are spagetti straight while the rest of my hair is 3c curly. I have regrowth now too, so about 3 inches from the scalp is tight curls and the rest of the section around my face is dead straight. It looks terrible.

I am currently researching black-hair retexturizers, as well as Aveda Smooth Infusion retexturizing treatments, to see if I can even out this mess.

Any feedback would be appreciated!
Originally Posted by zalim
What is a black hair retexturizer? Not sure what you mean there, and I'm black.
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The kind black women traditionally have used. In fact, the salon I've consulted with specializes in this type of hair.
Does anyone have advice on how to get body back in the crown. I had the treatment done 48 hrs ago and have since washed it. My hair before the treatment was very fine and frizzy with lose curls. As of right now it is dead flat, and it looks like I have hardly any hair. I was told the body would come back, but I'm in a panic. I have a big event to go to in 3 days. I believe the treatment was the coppola keratin. I don't know if I should chill out and have faith or start scrubbing with salt now?
I just got my hair smoothed last night and im very displeased with the results .The smoothing process is just like keratin . My hair looks completely flat and very thing and the ends are extremely pin straight. Any solutions as to how I could go back to my natural wavy hair ?
Does anyone have advice on how to get body back in the crown. I had the treatment done 48 hrs ago and have since washed it. My hair before the treatment was very fine and frizzy with lose curls. As of right now it is dead flat, and it looks like I have hardly any hair. I was told the body would come back, but I'm in a panic. I have a big event to go to in 3 days. I believe the treatment was the coppola keratin. I don't know if I should chill out and have faith or start scrubbing with salt now?
Originally Posted by Finenfrizz
For those of us with fine hair, keratin results are usually permanent after the first or second BKT, though I can't speak for your particular brand. Wash with salt and a regular sulfate shampoo and see if that helps. But, again, let it be known that the presence of the keratin in your hair is not what keeps it straight, but it keeps it smoother and silkier. The finer your hair, the easier the curl relaxation becomes permanent. Meaning--if you have fine hair, your curl relaxation will likely be permanent after the first or second application. Coarse hair will take longer.

I wish I could get that info stickied. My naturally 3c/4a baby fine hair is barely a 2 today...and I haven't done a full-head BKT in well over a year. I feel your pain...crown volume is a daily battle for me. I actually like it when my roots start coming in curly because it gives me root volume. That would have to be my only complaint about my BKT results--it robs my hair of root volume and body.

In the meantime, try some of the root lift powders that you just sprinkle on your roots and they give the roots more body for more volume. And, if you ever have the keratin done again, make sure not to apply the solution all the way to the roots--leave some natural curl there for volume. HTH!
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Last edited by Honeycurls; 07-15-2012 at 08:35 AM.
It may not have been the keratin treatment but I received one over two years ago and have had many haircuts since plus used plenty of sulfates considering I've only been cg for a few months now and I still do not have consistent curl pattern. I have curls that start out 3a then strait in the middle and 2c at the end. I have strait strands, wavy stands and curly strands. I have tried all types of products and techniques. All I want is consistent hair. But after two years and many haircuts I think it is permanent. Of course this is probably not the case for everyone I definitely do not want to put keratin treatments down or scare anyone but they are not for me and I wish I knew how to get my hair back.
I just had the keratin (not Brazilian) treatment done two days ago. I just wanted to try something different. First day - pin straight, I was told don't do anything until the next day. I'm disappointed, already missing my curls. I thought it would look kind of like a shaggy wave, but it just looks like flattened bedhead. The stylist said it should last about 7 weeks, but I think I want my curls back sooner. Like now!

So I tried a sulfate shampoo. I couldn't believe how sticky my hair was in the shower. Is that normal? I don't blow dry my hair, and this was the first time it's ever experienced a flat-iron, so it's generally pretty healthy. I'm hoping a few more shampoos will restore some of its personality. Any hope?
so 2 years back my hair was about a very fine and frizzy 3C, i got the bkt in hopes of making it stick out less and so the curls would get softer. it left me with super straight hair, straighter than i wanted and now after 2 more treatments (less strong this time) over the past years, and ironing it at least twice a week, my hair is very coarse,dry, frizzy to the point where it doenst even fit together anymore, and a mix between all the A's but it sticks out a lot ive stopped doing the treatments and stopped ironing my hair this past year but it still looks ridiculous. any ideas how to make it better?
After reading your post I became afraid for my hair...I love my natural hair and I never want to lose my natural status. I put a keratin treatment in my hair that I got from the drug store. Never again will I do this to myself!!! I don't have a horror story. My hair in fine. I just washed it and it appears to be in its natural state (4b). I used shampoo with tea tree and conditioned it as I would normally do. I put my own mixture of mango butter and other things I like to throw together in my hair. Air drying over night to wear my Afro puff to work in the a.m.

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