I've gotten 4-5 Keratin treatments in my life, starting in 2012. The first 3 came out pretty fantastic. I don't heat straighten my hair often after damaging it pretty badly when I was 16 and I got the treatment to make managing my hair easier. It was slightly wavy, shiny, and looked healthy.

However, the last two look horrible! My hair is frizzy and dry, and since I can't put any products in it, I cannot tame it. It's also a lot wavier (and curly in some areas) than it ever was with the treatment. I take care of it, follow all the proper steps after getting it (don't put my hair up or get it wet for 72 hrs after treatment, sulfate free shampoo & conditioner, etc).

I've never liked my curly hair, but I like it on other people. I can't even tell you how many times I've almost cried while sitting in a salon chair. I am forever jealous of people with straight hair or wavy hair. I thought this treatment was a miracle and it worked for a while, but now it's almost pointless.

The thing is that I think they used a different formula on me. The first 3 made my eyes, nose, and throat sting and my eyes water like crazy. The fourth one didn't really work on my hair but it had the negative side effects. The last one had no scent whatsoever and had no negative effects but did not work.

The stylist that did the first four moved to a different salon, and apparently he offers some type of natural treatment that's better and cheaper. I don't know how true this is but I'm considering giving that a try instead of the keratin.

But right now I'm leaning towards not even following through with the keratin and just letting it grow out of my hair and restoring it to its natural state.

Anyone have a similar experience or anyone have any advice? Thank you!