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Old 08-17-2009, 02:22 PM   #241
 
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AnnieMae,

I see that you use Burt's Bees Grapefruit & Sugar Beet. is that the shampoo you use with the treatment as well? I am looking for a cheaper alternative than my $27 a bottle products.

Thank you in advance!!
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AnnieMae,

I see that you use Burt's Bees Grapefruit & Sugar Beet. is that the shampoo you use with the treatment as well? I am looking for a cheaper alternative than my $27 a bottle products.

Thank you in advance!!
Hello AphroDiva,

Yes, I started using Burt's Bees shampoo and conditioner when I got my treatment (almost 2 weeks). I really like it. It smells really clean, and it is all natural. Each bottle costs $7.99. I got mine at a health food store, but I also saw it at CVS.

I think you can use any products as long as the shampoo doesn't contain sodium chloride and sulfates.
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:24 PM   #243
 
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Question question about product use

After you get the Coppola Treatment, do you only use shampoo (or low-poo) and conditioner, or do you also use other products (like gels, leave-in conditioners, etc.)?

So far, I've only been using shampoo and conditioner because my hair has been so soft and silky. I'm not sure what to do. I don't want to put anything in my hair that might "mess up" the smoothing treatment.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:50 AM   #244
 
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AnnieMae,

I see that you use Burt's Bees Grapefruit & Sugar Beet. is that the shampoo you use with the treatment as well? I am looking for a cheaper alternative than my $27 a bottle products.

Thank you in advance!!
Hello AphroDiva,

Yes, I started using Burt's Bees shampoo and conditioner when I got my treatment (almost 2 weeks). I really like it. It smells really clean, and it is all natural. Each bottle costs $7.99. I got mine at a health food store, but I also saw it at CVS.

I think you can use any products as long as the shampoo doesn't contain sodium chloride and sulfates.

THANK YOU!!!!

I will go get mine today at the health food near by. I saw them there.

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I had gotten my Coppola treatment done on Saturday. I washed it out yesterday and it was just as straight and felt the same. I saw no difference. Is this common?
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:47 PM   #246
 
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I had gotten my Coppola treatment done on Saturday. I washed it out yesterday and it was just as straight and felt the same. I saw no difference. Is this common?
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What do you mean by felt the same? Like your hair is the same as before your treatment?

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I had gotten my Coppola treatment done on Saturday. I washed it out yesterday and it was just as straight and felt the same. I saw no difference. Is this common?
Pathani,
What do you mean by felt the same? Like your hair is the same as before your treatment?

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Sorry! That's what I meant to say. It feels the same as before (maybe just a little bit softer) and is just as curly as it was before. I feel like I wasted my money big time! I am so disappointed. I talked to my stylist and she said that those results are odd and she is going to see if she can do it again. I sent her photos of my hair just in case she doesn't believe me.

I just got it done Saturday, this is my second wash.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:51 PM   #248
 
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HI I already posted this before but I didn't really receive all the answers I needed so here it goes again...I am doing the Keratin Treatment in one week but I still have a couple of questions I need answered! BTW, I'm doing the treatment that is formaldehyde free.

1. When it starts to wear off, does your hair go back to normal or is it a little softer/less frizzy than before?

2. How long does it last until you notice obvious fade away?

3. Are you not suppose to shower for a couple of days before you go in for the treatment?

4. I have 3b/3c hair with frizz bangs! so, will the frizz bangs be smoother and not frizzy if I do this?

5. Is it really worth the $400?

6. Does your hair fall off after the treatment?

Sorry for asking so many questions, but I'm still on the fence. Thanks so much

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Old 08-21-2009, 12:12 PM   #249
 
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Default Coppola Keratin on bleached hair

Has anyone tried this treatment on a client with very blond bleach highlights? What was the condition of the hair before and after? Any breakage?
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:28 PM   #250
 
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Question Coppola vs. Brazilian Blowout.

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I had the Coppola done last year in a salon and the Brazilian Blowout earlier this year.
I had the Coppola done in May and I loved it. I went back for the same treatment in August but with a different technician because I felt the first one was not careful , missed spots and almost burned my hair as she did not have a flat iron that would regulate the temperature.

The second time, the technician switched without asking me, to the Brazilian Blowout treatment. I hadn't even heard of it and it was something new the salon was offering in conjunction with the Coppola. But the technician did not have a clue as to how to do it and followed the Coppola process -- pouring it on my scalp leaving it on for 30 minutes, never washing it out - making me go home for 3 days before washing it out -- didn't use the mask and made a nightmare of my hair.

My hair was so flat, it had no life and I looked like a drowned rat.

My scalp burned for a week and now it has been casting off huge flakes of skin -- like huge dandruff. This has gone on for over a week now.

But my hair texture itself has looked prettier as I repeatedly wash it and my hair is starting to grow in so a little life is coming back.

I have since learned that the technician had no idea how to use the Brazilian Product and that she was not certified. I have found someone who is supposed to be extremely experienced very well trained and one of the top in the area with Brazilian Blowout.

But I am reluctant to do it is it more of chemical relaxant than just a pure Keratin treatment coating like Coppola.

What was your experience between the Coppola and the Brazilian Blowout. Were you equally happy with both? How was your hair in each case afterwards?
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Default Treatment with highlights

I just got this treatment yesterday and I have blond highlights. My hair is between a 3b/3c but I straightened it everyday with a flat iron - so my hair was in good condition before. This treatment DOES pull your color/highlights out a little. My blond highlights are definitely brighter now which I love. My hair feels very soft and healthy although a little waxy from the keratin that is still in there. It's perfectly safe for color treated hair. Your stylist will know to change the temperature of the flat iron to accomodate chemically treated hair, as she did mine. They normally use the flat iron at 425 degrees but she turned it down to 350 when she got to the top of my hair where my highlights are.


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Has anyone tried this treatment on a client with very blond bleach highlights? What was the condition of the hair before and after? Any breakage?
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:11 PM   #252
 
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Default Help! Type 3B Curly Curly Wants Coppola to help relax curls

Hi everyone! I'm a first-timer on here. Love the female support!

Wondering - I have super curly (but not frizzy, believe it or not) hair.

I want to wear it curly, BUT I want the curl relaxed so it's not so tight (think Kenny G or Howard Stern, sigh). I want it looser, like waves (ideally). I don't want to lose volume cause hair is pretty thin, just lots of it.

Will Peter Coppola or Brazilian keratin or Isomanetamer do this for me??

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Old 08-28-2009, 07:24 PM   #253
 
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Hi,

I'm very interested in all you are discussing because I just had this treatment. I don't know if it was Coppola or what brand. It was tan/brownish and the fumes bothered my eyes once in awhile during the treatment. It smelled something like an off-coconut fragrance or something like that.

I'm on day-2. No washing, sweating, don't get caught in the rain, etc.

But I received an aftercare sheet and wanted to answer a couple of the questions I saw in some other posts:

The salt water --nothing drastic with it getting on your hair, but you are supposed to rinse in clear water afterwards. I would imagine that if you are spending the day at the beach, that every once in awhile you should rinse off under the shower. That's the same with the hair products having sodium (salt) in them. The reason for not using them is that salt will cause your treatment to fade before its 6 month time.

I was also told that during these 3 days of not washing, if I got my hair wet accidentally, say I got caught in the rain, then its okay, just blow dry and use a straightening iron as soon as possible...which happened and I did and all is well so far. I'm happy...just anxious to wash it and style it.

I have read of some people having hair loss after this treatment. I nearly washed my hair tonight to prevent that, but when I saw your posts, it seems that maybe it would not be necessary. It sounds like everyone is happy with their hair.

I'm not really curly, a 2b, and I love my 2b curls.
I'm hoping I can still have them and not this poker straight stuff. I got the treatment because I fried my hair with coloring products. But I sure don't need to lose any more hair as I have been losing it anyway over the past 2 years.

Has anyone here experienced hair loss from the keratin treatment??? If so, I would like to know every detail. Thanks in advance, and I hope I helped somebody too.

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Old 08-29-2009, 12:19 AM   #254
 
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Hi Justitia!

Do you know if the Coppola treatment relaxes curls so the pattern of the curl is looser, as opposed to straightening the hair? If you have any advice I would appreciate it!

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Old 08-29-2009, 01:56 PM   #255
 
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Hi Justitia!

Do you know if the Coppola treatment relaxes curls so the pattern of the curl is looser, as opposed to straightening the hair? If you have any advice I would appreciate it!

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Lboogie,

I had the Keratin Treatment done on August 7th, and I love it so far. I was about a 2b before the treatment, and now I'm a 2a (I think). The pattern of my wave/curl is definitely looser. My hair is not straight. When I air-dry it, there is still plenty of wave. When I blowdry it with my hands, it is straighter, but it is not poker straight. Plus, the main bonus for me is no frizz - yay!!

If you want, you can look at my pics on:

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Old 08-29-2009, 05:06 PM   #256
 
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Default Thank you Annie Mae!!

The pix really help! Wondering though, do you have a before picture so I can see how curly your hair was before ?

thanks!!
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:27 PM   #257
 
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Got it done today... here are my before and after pics.
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:10 AM   #258
 
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The pix really help! Wondering though, do you have a before picture so I can see how curly your hair was before ?

thanks!!
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Hi LBoogie,

I don't really have any pics of me with my curly hair before the Keratin treatment because I always flat-ironed my hair every single day. Let's just say, it would always be frizzy with loose curls. My normal hair (before Keratin) has loose curls (not tight) with no definition - just kind of messy and unruly. In the humidity it would just shrink up and get even curlier. I just hate it, basically because I really don't know how to deal with it. My hair is similar to the members wavy wonder and LadyBee, if that helps.

What type of hair do you have? Is it very curly? I would definitely try the Keratin Treatment just to see if you like it. It should only last a few months. I will probably do it again next spring/summer when the humidity and hot weather return.

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Old 08-30-2009, 10:21 PM   #259
 
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R u still doing the Coppola treatments and loving it? where on long island? I live in houston ( no one seems to do it here) but go back "home" to long island frequently

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I just had this treatment done (Coppola Keratin Treatment) on Thursday July 3rd (also on Long Island).

I cannot wait to wash my hair because it is so flat to my head and looking quite dirty.

My hair texture changed dramatically last year -- used to be a 2b -- and would wear my hair naturally over the summer months. But due to some medications, my hair is now nothing more than frizz with no wave or curl to it. If I leave it natural -- I look like a crazy person! For the past year and a half, I have been committed to blowing and flatironing every time I wash my hair.

I will post back regarding results and look forward to hearing about other experiences.

This thread was a great one so far; thanks for all the information that has been shared.
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I'm so happy with this treatment right now. I got my first treatment on July 4th, and even though I hated waiting the three days to wash and the $150 I spent, I'm so pleased. My hair has been great...I'm wearing it down at work in 90 degree weather and NO FRIZZ, no puff...I will be getting my three month treatment in October. I do my hair so fast now, it's not funny. I did purchase the shamp/condish for color treated hair that Coppola sells. I wash and condish, then I do use my DevaCare Red conditioner (my hair is colortreated red), after sh/co, I spray on the infusium 23 for color treated, then I use my Nexxus memory sleek and I blow dry by sections, and then I flat iron or I use my Instyler...I'm so happy...I have not worn my hair just air dried since having the treatment, but I do have a wavier pattern when it's wet, no tight curls. That's how I've noticed that it's time for a new treatment, b/c my roots have the tighter curls and don't blow as straight, so in October I will do a new treatment. This has been a blessing for me...
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