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Old 04-20-2011, 10:19 AM   #1
 
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Default How do you get through the 3 days without washing?

Hi, All:

I just got the Coppola keratin last night. It hasn't even been 24 hours yet, and I HATE the way it looks--all flat and limp. I can't figure out how I'm going to get through two more days looking like this...I know some people have said that they've used clips/put their hair in ponytails, etc., but my stylist specifically said not to.

Any tips/tricks to getting through 3 days without washing? I was considering maybe a scarf, but don't think that's exactly a professional look for work...

Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:45 AM   #2
 
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every stylist will say no as well as every handbook. Doing it anyway will be your choice, as it was mine. I did it myself, so I didn't care. Nothing happens. One person who describes her hair as on the thinner side said she noticed a slight dent, but just flat ironed it out. It really only matters if you got thi streatment to straighten your hair, so a slight dent might bug you. If you got it to smooth your curls, then it won't effect your results. I've done it like 10 xs now, and I've never seen a dent. You really have to make the choice.

Otherwise, there really is nothing to do during the wait.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:59 AM   #3
 
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I've had the Coppola done 3 times (I just had it done last week, so I know the feeling), and the 3-day wait is not that bad. Just forget about your hair for the 72 hours. Patience....

The end result is wonderful. I can air-dry my hair now, or blow it dry in no-time, and it's almost straight - no frizz!! My hair after the Coppola is almost a 2a.

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Old 04-23-2011, 09:16 PM   #4
 
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Hi, All:

I just got the Coppola keratin last night. It hasn't even been 24 hours yet, and I HATE the way it looks--all flat and limp. I can't figure out how I'm going to get through two more days looking like this...I know some people have said that they've used clips/put their hair in ponytails, etc., but my stylist specifically said not to.

Any tips/tricks to getting through 3 days without washing? I was considering maybe a scarf, but don't think that's exactly a professional look for work...

Thanks!
I had my first Coppola treatment done on Wed. Apr 20th. Just washed it tonight and it looks and feels fabulous. Even when I thought it looked icky...pin straight and waxy, everyone else thought it looked good. So don't fret...you have only one more day to go and it's worth it. Hang in there....you are the only one who notices, believe me....

My hair is between a 2c and 3a...very frizzy if I don't spent at least 45 minutes drying and flat ironing. It took me 20 minutes to blow dry with a round brush. I am delighted with the way it looks and dreading when it washes out in around 3 months.

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Old 04-24-2011, 07:19 PM   #5
 
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I did my hair on thursday. I usually just tie a pretty scarf around it like a headband. Since I wear my hair curly, I am not worried about dents. I thought my hair looked totally gross, but I got a ton of compliments on it.

Got to wash my hair today, and it looks great. This is the first time I did it myself (with the help of a friend) so I was a little nervous.
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