Organix Keratin Hair Treatment: Never Again!!!

Hello to all you lovely curly ladies out there! Just took the dive into the deep end and joined Naturally Curly after months of benefiting from the information and the treasure trove of hair knowledge on this site.

I have 4c fine hair that I can only describe as cotton candy in it's natural form. My husband prefers wooly sheep but that's his business

Ok, so I went natural for the first time since I was 12yrs old and big chopped 18 months ago. The deciding factor was simply that I fell pregnant with my gorgeous, now 11 month daughter. It has been an eventful journey with many tears and trying to make it work as I absolutely hated having my hair so short and unmanageable.

My natural hair journey has taken up a lot of my time. More than Iíd like to admit but that is simply because I had no idea what I was doing and where to start. Finding other naturalists online started me on my journey of appreciating my hair to the point that I really love my natural coils now. Yes they are challenging and time consuming but when you get into a groove, itís simply natural

My main reason however for joining today is to find some help so I can continue my natural hair journey.

Almost 2 months ago I bought the Organix Keratin Home Treatment. Yes, I can hear your silent scream, NO! Well, too late! I did this because I thought it would eventually cut the time spent on my natural hair by a great percentage and make it more manageable and when I wanted to have a straight style (I love versatility) with or without heat, it would be easier.

Great in theory but the reality is painfully different. My hair is breaking continuously and Iíve shed my tears for my curls Iíve come to love so much and want back. Iím actually worried there is some worship going on, however, its crunch time.

Iím an extremist so my natural thing now is a Greek tragedy style, all-is-lost-big-chop, go back to an old but not so good ex lover, relaxer or wait it out (if thatís even possible)!

Any helpful advice would be seriously considered and very much appreciated

Oh, I live in Western Australia!

Cheers!
Hmmm sorry to hear that! I dont know much about keratin treatments other than they are basically like a texturizer...if im not mistaken. I think you should wait it out. try a protein treatment and deep condition. Keep your curls hydrated. also do you trim at all? I know you said your hair is short but it might still be long enough to split at the ends. also try sleeping with a satin cap at night or use satin pillow cases. hope this helps goodluck!
Hang in there! I did the Suave at home Keratin Treatment about 2 years ago. What was I thinking? In spite of it having TERRIBLE reviews I managed to survive. I thought my hair would be straight or straighter after using it. It did loosen my curl but not to the extent I imaged, but oh yes there was damage, breakage, etc.

A few months after doing it I decided I wanted my curls back. First thing I had to deal with was that my curl pattern was now different than what I had before. The first day I went to work curly I was embarrassed thinking it looked terrible, but I found out my curls/waves on a BAD day still looked better than straightening my hair (which only seemed to emphasize the damage).

I normally don't like a lot of length cut from my hair but I ended up having a couple of inches at a pop cut off. I just had to accept the fact that I had damaged my hair and this was the only way to remove it. I also did a lot of deep conditioners to make my hair more manageable. I had a lot of tangles from the damage so I did a deep condition once or twice a week. The hair is dead and damaged, but the extra moisture helped. I have protein sensitives so I can't speak for that, but definitely something to look into.

Just remember your hair will grow out. I'm sure it looks better than you think. Just be patient and hang in there
If your hair is breaking you likely have severe heat damage and need to cut your hair, sorry. Hair is dead there is no way to permanently repair it.

There is an article by 'curl chemist' Tonya McKay on heat damage, also information on the Natural Haven blog. Guessing you used too high a temperature for your hair type and/ or flat ironed hair that was not bone dry (bubble hair).
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Great Advice Banafrit. I actually already bought the whole Hydratherma care range and did the first treatment yesterday! They have a Protein Deep condition and my hair felt noticably softer and less brittle. I was leaning towards waiting it out and now I am definitely going to just keep up the good hair practices I do have and condition more.

Thanks for the advice
I took about an inch of hair off right after I did the treatment. considering doing another trim in about a month's time.....
Hang in there! I did the Suave at home Keratin Treatment about 2 years ago. What was I thinking? In spite of it having TERRIBLE reviews I managed to survive. I thought my hair would be straight or straighter after using it. It did loosen my curl but not to the extent I imaged, but oh yes there was damage, breakage, etc.

A few months after doing it I decided I wanted my curls back. First thing I had to deal with was that my curl pattern was now different than what I had before. The first day I went to work curly I was embarrassed thinking it looked terrible, but I found out my curls/waves on a BAD day still looked better than straightening my hair (which only seemed to emphasize the damage).

I normally don't like a lot of length cut from my hair but I ended up having a couple of inches at a pop cut off. I just had to accept the fact that I had damaged my hair and this was the only way to remove it. I also did a lot of deep conditioners to make my hair more manageable. I had a lot of tangles from the damage so I did a deep condition once or twice a week. The hair is dead and damaged, but the extra moisture helped. I have protein sensitives so I can't speak for that, but definitely something to look into.

Just remember your hair will grow out. I'm sure it looks better than you think. Just be patient and hang in there
Originally Posted by Cristy_amk
Thank you Christy_amk for your advice. It makes me feel hopeful. I know I'll do a trim now again when absolutely need to. I can't wait to have my beautiful curls grow back! Don't know what you got until it's gone huh!

Cheers!

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