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.


Dominican Blowout and trim in January
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.
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

Hi Zalim,
I'm having the EXACT same problem now and I'm feeling really bad about my hair and the way I look. I have 3 inches of curly, course regrowth and the the rest of the hair around my face is straight. I live in a remote area and the only hair stylist around is the one the ruined my hair in the first place. I vowed never to let her touch my hair again..

I hope you found a solution and if you can please share it I would be so grateful ..

Thanks,
Sarah
The first Copolla express treatment was perfect for my frizzy fine highlighted hair. It was stronger, shiner, and still had my volume. One of the best hair treatments I had in my life, and I obsess over my hair. The second trip, I asked for a bit stronger, but the different treatment along with too much flat ironing left my hair thin, pin flat straight, dull, lifeless; its so awful I cannot pull it back in a pony, it just slips out. I called the hairdresser, she completely ignored any fault and help to reverse it. Two other stylists that specialize in Copolla, advised salt and sulfate shampoo. They thought she left it on too long and over ironed it. One today thought it may need to be cut off!!! She couldn't get it to bend. I have been doing the salt/shampoo for 3 weeks, and my hair seems to be more damaged overall with little change only in the back section. I cannot believe with all the products out there, this cannot be reversed. I find it interesting that hair color (in this thread) had worked. I'm wondering..... like a straw, the shaft needs to absorb the color, maybe breaking the keratin? If so, I'm thinking of a clear gloss from Sally's. opinions? I will post results.

Last edited by melissa.rodr; 02-12-2015 at 09:25 PM.
I think that those who like their curls exactly as they are naturally should not do keratin treatments..POINT BLANK. Make up your mind.
If you do not want to maintain them and want to go back to your natural curl , DON'T DO A KERATIN TREATMENT POINT BLANK.
If, however, you do want to go up 2 letters in looseness and would welcome it to stay that way, then by all means do a Keratin treatment. It is really not rocket science.
If you use the sea salt conditioners or other sodium containing product s along with sulfate shampoos, the curls will usually tighten some. But I have never heard of people saying that they did not want a product to work this well except with curlies over Keratin treatments. Usually if someone wants something, they want it . ... they don't change their mind after the fact
ETA: You can scrunch your ends to tighten the curls to match your roots. The best solution would be to only do processes you want to maintain. Do not try to jump from one process to another back and forth. Pick what you want and stick to it Period. Decide what your hair wants to be when it grows up and stick to it.
My Routine:
Coconut oil drench the night before I co-wash
then cowash and deep condition each time w/ Keracare Humecto, Joico Moisture Recovery and/or ApHogee 2min
then usually airdry
Grapeseed oil nightly

(no gel, mouse, or hair spray. My delicate, fine hair will tear if I even try to run my fingers through it with any of those. )
My go to leave ins are now: my regular conditioners listed above, gs oil, or PW77

Last edited by MsP; 02-16-2015 at 06:29 PM.
Hey there. I am in a similar situation like you. Actually got express blowout about five days ago in order to preserve what hair I have left from overprocessing. There is a stylist in my area who specializes in blondes overprocessed and apparently has done this treatment before with amazing results. Well since then not only has my hair changed colors and is orange I literally cannot go a day without washing my hair. My roots get dirty and are so greasy. I want to remove the keratin as much as possible, while still being safe. What is the latest with you? Have you removed it? And was your hair in ok condition after some came out. My hair is fine and blonde but probably more damaged than yours is.
Hey there. I am in a similar situation like you. Actually got Coppola express blowout about five days ago in order to preserve what hair I have left from overprocessing. There is a stylist in my area who specializes in blondes overprocessed and apparently has done this treatment before with amazing results. Well since then not only has my hair changed colors and is orange I literally cannot go a day without washing my hair. My roots get dirty and are so, so greasy. I used to be able to go three days without washing--now I have to wash every day. I want to remove the keratin as much as possible, while still being safe. What is the latest with you? Have you removed it? And was your hair in ok condition after some came out. My hair is fine and blonde but probably more damaged than yours is.

Best of luck to you! Hope your recovery is going well
Can someone help me out? I got a straightning keratin treatment done on December 11th 2014 and I am soo dissatisfied with how my hair looks!! I hate it soo much! Its not even straight like I have been told the treatment would do to my hair..now it just looks soo messy and lifeless and has no personality or style to it..I really regret getting it done an really appreciate my curls much more and I want back my super curly hair back..ive been told it would stay up to 6 months and its already 4 months into it and half my hair is wavy/straight//messy/ugly/doesnt know what "texture' it is! I nee to know if I will ever get back the hair I had before I put it through this trouble and how do I go about in achieving back my curly hair! Please any product recommendation/tips/whatever let me know..I am in need of guidance1
I did the keratin treatment Kerasilk about six months ago, and the stuff just would not get out of my hair. Until now ....

I think.

The keratin treatment works by coating your hair in silicone, and then getting sealed in with a 400 degree flat iron. The silicone is sealed all around, making the porosity of your hair is very low. Nothing else is getting in. Your hair shaft is slip-slidey. You can condition all day, and it won't do a thing. Your low-porosity hair takes forever to get wet. If you roll a small lock between two fingers, the whole lock stays together. It doesn't feel like real hair. Doesn't sound like real hair. It's Stepford hair and totally freaky.

So, it seemed to me that you would need (1) something rather alkaline, which will lift the cuticle a little, and (2) a chelation agent: something that can attach to the keratin and allow it to wash away, all while (3) not destroying your hair.

I'm not entirely sure which of my attempts one was most effective. I am not sure if day 4's regimen would have been effective had I not primed my hair days 1-3. I'm open for ideas!! In any case, here it is:

Day 1: Shampoo with Dr. Bronner's Castile soap. (Don't bother diluting it. You need something alkaline here.) Rinse well. Soak hair in about 10 cups of warm water and 1 cup sea salt. Scrunch your hair about for about 5-6 minutes, like you're swimming in ocean waves. Rinse. Wash with Dr. Bronner's soap. Rinse. Condition. I felt a huge difference! I think I even saw some stuff coming out of my hair, but I didn't know if it was my imagination or just dirt. In hindsight, I wonder if I would have felt even more had I scrubbed with lots of salt rather than soaked in some salt. Or if I kept scrubbing with Dr. Bronner.

Day 2: Similar, but now with baking soda instead of sea salt. I did not think this did a darn thing. But I may have used too much baking soda, which would have negated its effect. (Funny, that science of stuff. More isn't always better.)

Day 3: Malibu Active Gels, applied with heat for 35 minutes, shampoo with Malibu Undo Goo, then Malibu Miracle Repair with heat for 10 minutes. I felt like quite a bit of the keratin was released, but in hindsight, I wonder if I would have had a better result using Dr. Bronner's after the Active Gels instead of Undo Goo. I also wonder if I felt better today because I was using something designed for hair, rather than for a saltine cracker.

Day 4: Malibu Undo Goo shampoo, rinse, soak hair in pure olive oil with HEAT for 20 minutes, then shampoo with Dr. Bronner's soap. A lot. Squirt some in hand, apply to hair, rinse with hot water. Repeat a whole bunch. I think this is when I noticed the largest amount of the stuff finally getting out of my hair. I could even see it in my sink (a light brown). I saw a bit of this on Day 3, but on Day 4, I was seeing much more. I kept washing with Dr. Bronner's, and the stuff kept coming out of my hair. By this time, I was out of Dr. Bronner's, my back was sore, and the olive oil was still all over my hands and my hair. So, I finished by shampooing with UnDo Goo shampoo. No more oil, but no more keratin was released. (Again, in hindsight, I wonder if I would have had a better result using Dr. Bronner's before the olive oil instead of Undo Goo.)

And my hair does not feel destroyed.

Thoughts? Gonna try salt tonight ..... and maybe a break tomorrow.

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