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Old 09-21-2012, 03:37 PM   #21
 
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Joyce (my name is Joyce too), I had the very same experience with Keratin treatments (I had two). The first one, I loved. Completely loved. So much that I got another one 6 months later. That was my mistake. That's when I started experiencing everything that you described. Now, I use Hesh Shikakai Powder and Amla powder mixes to wash and strengthen my hair. There is still some hair coming out, but not nearly as much as before. Shikakai powder strengthens and defines the curl pattern which I love. I may be psyching myself out, but I feel better knowing that I'm not loosing as much as before. I agree... STAY FAR AWAY FROM KERATIN PROTEIN TREATMENTS!!!!
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:03 PM   #22
 
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Default My hair is aweful now

I have long layered fine, yet lots of it hair. it is curly/wavy/ frizzy hair naturally. If I don't brush it after I wash/ cond. it dries in loose curls which are mildly frizzy (ie de-cluster and go different ways) and after a nights sleep they become "soft frizz" body waves. I generally pull it into a pony tail and wear a baseball cap until the next wash unless I take the time to "do" it. I hate doing my hair so a keratin treatment seemed to be a dream come true. I have had 3 keratin treatments over the last 18 months. The first was super flat but after a month my natural curl started growing in and I got some body and then I loved my hair!!! It was how I always wished it would be. it looked thick, had body but NO FRIZZ! The 2nd was more wavy, a little more frizzy and the thin, angel fine hairs around my face were frizzed straight. I went back for a 3rd hoping that if I told her about the last treatment she would adjust her method to prevent this happening again. This time it initially looked great until i washed it after 72 hours. when i started to blow dry it my hair looked like it had static electricity making it stand up in different directions. By the time it was fully dry my hair looked like a wet cat that stuck its finger into an electrical socket. I was at the gym and I was soooooo embarrassed. I took the flat iron to it (which I never usually use) out of desperation and I was able to make it look pretty good but still the ends look like they are split. I just washed it a 2nd time and had the same experience. It is so depressing because my hair has always been my best external feature and like I said before, I hate doing my hair. now I HAVE to do it else I look like a science experiment - no joke. I haven't noticed much hair loss so far.
I'm sorry for the long intro but i'm hoping someone can give me situation specific help: I don't want to cut my hair if I don't have to. Is there anything I can do to remedy my frizzy fried nightmare hair? i have to hot iron because otherwise my hair is a long haired straight kinky afro. But I'm so afraid this will damage it more. i'm using the Keratin shampoo/ cond. and deep treatment but I'm seeing others say not to. I'm so confused. Please tell me what to do. T.hank you in advance
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:42 PM   #23
 
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Default Gk-- never ever again

My pre-GK hair was like cotton candy --- totally frizzy and thick. Well, since I had 3 GK treatments, it is now still totally frizzy -- but THIN. I loved the treatment the first time, and so I had it done 2 more times. It smoothed my hair beautifully, but eventually, I realized my hair was falling out. It became so brittle that it was breaking off and falling out to the point where I've lost at least 1/3 or more of my hair volume. It now looks like frizzly dried cornsilk or like the hair you would find on one of the Living Dead's heads. I'm doing everything I possibly can to keep from having to cut it down to the new growth, which would be wayyyyyyyyy too short, as the new growth is now only about 5-6 inches, and my hair is shoulder length. I wear it up a lot, use morroccan oil, heavy conditioners and gels to keep it from flying away totally. It truly looks horrible. How GK can be billed as "formaldehyde free" and used at Aveda salons is beyond me. I am heartsick at what happened to my previously thick head of hair -- which wasn't great, but it wasn't THIS. It's too late for me, until my hair grows out, but I'm posting this as a word of warning -- if it seems too good to be true, it probably IS. DO NOT DO GK!!
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:37 PM   #24
 
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The main problem is not the product ingredients but the high temperature of the flat iron on less than bone dry hair.

Formaldehyde is considered a risk to inhale or absorb through living skin.
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