Coppola Keratin Treatment

Hey! I've been reading this thread for over a year...ever since I originally began researching on whether or not to get the treatment done. Like anything in life, there are positives and negatives. This is the Coppola treatment for you.

I have thinner hair, but very frizzy and curly. I had dreadlocks for over 4 years because I was so sick of dealing with my hair. When I had to get a "real" job after grad school and cut my dreads, I was very thankful that Coppola had emerged as a treatment for hair like mine: unruly, dry, frizzy, curly and ANNOYING.

I got the first treatment done in July, 2008 and I am ADDICTED! I cannot imagine my life without this treatment. My hair is easier to manage, shiny, straighter and just healthier looking and feeling. I still straight iron it if I want it straight-straight...but normally I can let it air dry and have a tiny-bit of wave. The longer I go, the more products/styling I need....as the keratin washes out gradually. But overall...my hair is just...happier...thus I am happier.

The cons the treatment? Well, you do loose curl. I can't speak to all hair types...but my curl is pretty much gone, except for the new growth. I have noticed a bit of breakage along the hairline, but nothing drastic. The 72 hour wating period is a *****! I usually only wait 65ish hours...and it really doesn't make that much of a difference...but maybe it's because I have had it done 5 time now, so pretty much all my hair has been through the process more than a few times. Obviously the cost is a bit much, but I really do think that I save time/money because I am not spending HOURS styling and TONS OF $$$ buying straightening products/serums/shapoos/conditioners etc.

The pros? My hair and I are happy. I save time and money overall with the treatment. I used to use half a bottle of conditioner for each shower and not I rarely use it at all! And if I do, I ACTUALLY USE A DIME SIZE...like they say on the container! Crazy! I can go to humid climates and not be overwhelmed with frizz. My hair is the kind of hair I always wanted! It is SO EASY TO MANAGE! I can't imagine my life without this product. Seriously. I love it!

If you want to keep curl...don't get it. If you want versitle texture...don't get it. if you don't have $300+ dollars to spend for the treatment don't get it. But if you want softer, healthier hair and the ability to save $ over time...give this treatment a try! BUT GO TO A GOOD SALON WITH GOOD TECHNICIANS! I love mine and trust her! I think that makes a difference too. Ask questions, get informed and give it a whirl!

Last edited by sinkerswim; 10-21-2009 at 05:18 PM. Reason: spell check
I live in the Chicago Area- if there is anyone who is very experienced and knows how to deal with 3b/c type hair PLEASE let me know!! I am looking to do this treatment ASAP!!
Thanks everyone
Originally Posted by Sugarglazed
Sugarglaze, you MUST go see Marlene at AJ Salon on Milwaukee Ave (3443 N.) in Chicago. She is amazing and this is a true home for curly girls. 773/777-7737.

I'm taking my 12 yr old daughter there for keratin treatment in a couple weeks, she is a def. 3c. with long, very thick hair. We went there last week for consult/trim and ended up getting her first blowout.

People come to her from all over, she and her husband are real dolls. Her biggest concern was getting my very frustrated daughter, who has thus far lived in braids...loving her curly hair. We are expecting the keratin to make her curls softer, and manegable, allowing her to wear it down. Currently, I can hardly get a wide comb through her wet hair w/o tears.

Good luck!
I use the keratin complex at my salon and I know it may sound too good to be true ladys but ITS TRUE!! Were certified with the product so give us a call and let the beauty bar do the work for you...enyiaanise beauty bar is located in the heart of the... Highlands in Atlanta, GA. (404) 733.1000 The best part is I can use it on my clients with color or chemically processed hair. When you see those kids with the hair that we all pay for...thats what you get! Finally!! The reason these kids have that beautiful hair is the keratin is still fresh in their hair. The way I describe it is just putting that natural protein and condition, we lose over time with blowdrying / flat ironing / sun / etc., back in and sealing it in. It is pricey but definately worth it compairing to your products and time for an average 3-4 months...We'd love to help with any hair crisis you curly girls have, Gauranteed!!
I live in the Chicago Area- if there is anyone who is very experienced and knows how to deal with 3b/c type hair PLEASE let me know!! I am looking to do this treatment ASAP!!
Thanks everyone
Originally Posted by Sugarglazed
Sugarglaze, you MUST go see Marlene at AJ Salon on Milwaukee Ave (3443 N.) in Chicago. She is amazing and this is a true home for curly girls. 773/777-7737.

I'm taking my 12 yr old daughter there for keratin treatment in a couple weeks, she is a def. 3c. with long, very thick hair. We went there last week for consult/trim and ended up getting her first blowout.

People come to her from all over, she and her husband are real dolls. Her biggest concern was getting my very frustrated daughter, who has thus far lived in braids...loving her curly hair. We are expecting the keratin to make her curls softer, and manegable, allowing her to wear it down. Currently, I can hardly get a wide comb through her wet hair w/o tears.

Good luck!
Originally Posted by Lizzyshair
Hi Lizzy,
Its funny you post this, I already went and got my hair done with the Keratin Treatment about two weeks ago and my hair was 3b/c! Its still probably 3a/b, not much change but it is softer. I think this treatment is not intended to make it STRAIGHT, definitely softer, I will consider doing it again in two months and seeing if that will smoothen out my hair any further!
Marlene is a doll, so I really enjoy spending time with her Thanks for the heads up
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If I have been using a lot of Silicones in the blow drying process and want to use a Clarifying Shampoo--- is there something I can use that wont strip the keratin?!

Thanks!
3b/a
elucence poo/condt, curls asian hair tea ecstasy,curl junkie banana and hibiscus dt, regis olive oil mask, jessicurl too shea,curl keeper, aura gel, pink boots, curl junkie banana and hibiscus leave in-fine
I've been doing my research on this Keratin Treatment and I still dont know if its the right thing to do!! I have 4a hair so the chances of the results being spectacular seem slim to none.

Im mixed race and my hair is sooooo tightly curled the only way i can handle it is by braiding it. Otherwise my 'middle of the back' hair barely reaches the bottom of my neck. But spending 8 hours braiding every 3-4 weeks is getting real boring esp' as Ive had my hair this way for as long as I can remember.

The thing is other ppl always claim to kno how to handle your hair when they honestly have no clue and expect me to be able to wear my hair in all sorts of fancy styles.

I just want to wear my hair out ... so Im considering the Keratin even though it costs a fortune and isnt permanent. Im also considering getting a curly perm instead to set my hair in a more manageable curl pattern. I dont kno whats best ... im confused! Please help!
Originally Posted by baileys_truffle
Truffle,

I have hair that is naturally 3c/4a and I had my hair texturized using Phytospecific (I used the gentle Index 1) this August. I loved the results. In order for a texturizer to succesffully work, you must see a stylist who knows what they are doing and can work quickly. She applied the relaxer to my hair and combed it through in certain areas to get the curl pattern even, then neutralized the relaxer. I ended up with curls that were elongated, could air dry (still frizzy, but defined) and managable. The relaxer did NOT burn at all and gave me so much versatility. Now I can go back and forth between straight and curly styles very easily.

I got the Coppola Keratin Treatment yesterday and so far so good. I'll post photos tomorrow. I heard that it works better on relaxed or colored hair than it does on natural 4a hair. If you get it done, I think you'll see some change in your curl pattern, but nothing drastic since you don't have color. If you had color, the cul would relax even further.

I decided to get the Coppola treatment because it doesn't have formaldehyde and because my hair is supposed to revert. I just needed something to keep my hair easy to straighten and humidity resistant durring the winter. I can't wear my hair curly in the winter becuse I don't like walking around with wet hair all day and don't like blow drying my hair daily.
I will either get another keratin treatment or touch up my texturizer when this wears off. It all depends on how my curls look two months from now. I don't want to loose them!

Hope this advice helps!
I love my curly hair.
3c/4a
I've been doing my research on this Keratin Treatment and I still dont know if its the right thing to do!! I have 4a hair so the chances of the results being spectacular seem slim to none.

Im mixed race and my hair is sooooo tightly curled the only way i can handle it is by braiding it. Otherwise my 'middle of the back' hair barely reaches the bottom of my neck. But spending 8 hours braiding every 3-4 weeks is getting real boring esp' as Ive had my hair this way for as long as I can remember.

The thing is other ppl always claim to kno how to handle your hair when they honestly have no clue and expect me to be able to wear my hair in all sorts of fancy styles.

I just want to wear my hair out ... so Im considering the Keratin even though it costs a fortune and isnt permanent. Im also considering getting a curly perm instead to set my hair in a more manageable curl pattern. I dont kno whats best ... im confused! Please help!
Originally Posted by baileys_truffle
Truffle,

I have hair that is naturally 3c/4a and I had my hair texturized using Phytospecific (I used the gentle Index 1) this August. I loved the results. In order for a texturizer to succesffully work, you must see a stylist who knows what they are doing and can work quickly. She applied the relaxer to my hair and combed it through in certain areas to get the curl pattern even, then neutralized the relaxer. I ended up with curls that were elongated, could air dry (still frizzy, but defined) and managable. The relaxer did NOT burn at all and gave me so much versatility. Now I can go back and forth between straight and curly styles very easily.

I got the Coppola Keratin Treatment yesterday and so far so good. I'll post photos tomorrow. I heard that it works better on relaxed or colored hair than it does on natural 4a hair. If you get it done, I think you'll see some change in your curl pattern, but nothing drastic since you don't have color. If you had color, the cul would relax even further.

I decided to get the Coppola treatment because it doesn't have formaldehyde and because my hair is supposed to revert. I just needed something to keep my hair easy to straighten and humidity resistant durring the winter. I can't wear my hair curly in the winter becuse I don't like walking around with wet hair all day and don't like blow drying my hair daily.
I will either get another keratin treatment or touch up my texturizer when this wears off. It all depends on how my curls look two months from now. I don't want to loose them!

Hope this advice helps!
Originally Posted by siren8780
I'm naturally a 3b/c and I texturize also but after BKT and CKT the texturized hair is BONE STRAIGHT and it WILL NOT wave or curl.

I'm transitioning back to my natural hair (no texturizer in 20 weeks) so the new growth is very relaxed and frizz free but there's still some wave/curl to my natural non-texturized hair after the Coppola Keratin Treatment. Don't be alarmed if you lose all of the curl on the hair that's been texturized; the stylist is supposed to let you know that before they perform the treatment to make sure you really want bone straight hair.

Last edited by Cupcake; 11-01-2009 at 12:35 PM.
Just wanted to post my experience with the keratin treatment, which has been positive!

I had it done 3 weeks ago and so far, I'm really enjoying it. I had it done at Bazzak Salon in Alexandria, VA and it was around $200.

I was a solid 3B before and now I would say my texture is closer to a loose 3A. I have to say that this process has also really helped make my hair feel healthier! It's VERY soft, and it takes much longer to "air dry" now, as I assume the keratin has helped to fill in some of the weak, damaged spots I have from coloring for 10+ years.

I'm trying to only wash about 2x/week as to make it last for as long as possible. The way things are going now, I can definitely see myself getting another one when this one fades out.
Hi everyone. Just wanted to post for any ladies here from the Vancouver BC area, my stylist in White Rock is now certified to do the Coppola Keratin smoothing treatment

I have had the Marcia Teixeira BKT and just had the Coppola and I love it. I did the first one about 6 months ago and it lasted very nicely but I had to travel to Las Vegas to get it done. It is great having someone close to home that I know and trust be able to do this for me now.

Her name is Debbie and she is at Penny Lane studio in White Rock, you can call her at 604 531 3262. Ask away if you want more info.
Ladies- I got my treatment done about a month ago and its fading already !!!! Im slightly irrate right now, I am using the right shampoo and conditioners, yes my hair is virgin but I was hoping it would at least last 2-3 months goodness! This is ridiculous!
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I'm in the 4th month after my treatment and although some wave has come back, the frizz has not! My hair is colored and was pretty fried pre-treatment. I'd say a 3a/2c with lots of poof/frizz/east-west going on. But -- having discovered nc.com, I've switched my hair care to a no or lo-poo, cone-free regime. I didn't use the Coppola shampoo since it contains ALS, and the conditioners have cones. I'm also deep conditioning weekly, never having done that before. I have also not touched my hair once with a blow dryer or hot iron since the treatment! I've diffused a couple of times though. My hair is still much more manageable than before. I'm really wondering how long it will stay this way. Maybe my better hair care will keep it this way, I hope I hope!!!
Also, it occurred to me that if you have the kind of water softener system in your house (or in the health club if you wash your hair there) that you have to add salt to, you will wash the treatment out of your hair pretty quickly. I don't know how common those systems are in the US but they are pretty common in London where the water is so hard.
Im glad to hear that your treatment is working well for you bondgirl---
I really dont know what my water is- hard/soft maybe thats a culprit in all this, but im frustrated after all this money that it would fade quickly, im not blow drying my hair at all or using any real styling creams!
3b/a
elucence poo/condt, curls asian hair tea ecstasy,curl junkie banana and hibiscus dt, regis olive oil mask, jessicurl too shea,curl keeper, aura gel, pink boots, curl junkie banana and hibiscus leave in-fine
Check the ingredients on your boots curl cream -- the newer version has sodium chloride in it!
Is that the culprit?
It looks awesome, like a dream come true...only cons so far - some broken flyaways on the top of my head (had some before treatment, but more noticeable now that it's straight) and I smell a weird odor on my hair like a burnish, chemically odor...has anyone noticed this....Now I just have to wait until Sunday to wash it and then I'll report back and show before and after photos..........
Hello ladies!

I was reading all the posts about this newer hair treatment. I have done some research and seen that you have to be careful what type will be used on the hair. Some chemicals can cause hair loss, etc. But, if you have the formaldehyde free, it will be better of choice for your hair.

Being a naturally curly chickie ( 3c), I am debating on getting this treatment done. I am of a mixed raced, and my hair is about down to my neck if I leave it curly, and if I straighten it (blow dry it straight, then flat iron after --takes about 2 hours!) my hair will be a little below my neck. My hair straightens pretty easy by blow drying it, and using the flat iron. I used to get relaxers, but it's been two years since I had one. I was sick of dealing with the burning sensations!

My hair dresser is now working at Ulta Salon here in Pittsburgh, and she mentioned they are using the Keratin System, and said it would help me get better control over my shirley temple tresses.

I am just worried about what is in the treatment. I do plan on calling the salon and asking them if any chemicals are in this product and if they have to use a mask. I may sound like a telemarketer, but I need to know.

I am also worried about if I spend that kind of money ($175, because they are having a promotion), that the treatment will only last a month! I would like it to last for at least three months. I really don't want to spend that kind of money, and it's gone in a few weeks.

I know that you can't wash your hair for four days. Which is no problem. Because, I only wash my hair once a week anyway.

Is there anyone who has a 3C hair type (springy curls and VERY VERY thick, and A LOT of hair) who had this treatment done? And how long has it last for you?

Thanks!

Last edited by HairQueen; 11-11-2009 at 08:11 PM. Reason: typos
Bondgirl- I have put my loving boots in my bathroom cabinet from day one- I never used anything sodium chloride whether it be poo/conditioner/styling product.
So I clearly didnt do anything.
I do remember when I was getting the treatment done my stylist used maybe 4-5 oz of keratin and my hair was drinking it up since it is insanely porous, and it still wasnt completely soaked- I dont know ...


HairQueen- I have 3bish hair, I will tell you this, my hair became softer and curls looser like a 3a-b. Your hair might loosen to a 3b- if you have virgin hair dont expect the treatment to last as long as it would with chemically overprocessed hair (relaxers, coloring ect)- My hair still has reminants of this but after a monthish its almost faded which is pretty dissapointing, my stylist mentioned that since my hair is virgin and very curly "once a month would be ideal"- financially this is not feasible. This treament has a form of aldehyde, so it is not 100% clear just so you know, but on the market thus far, it is considered the "Safest"- I do recommend having serious ventilation like a fan infront of you while you are getting this treatment done, a mask would be ideal-
Im currently looking into other treatments on the market, so far coppola still remains the safest, I might consider buying a 16 oz + of the bottle and having a friend/family member applying it , or asking my stylist if she'd be willing to just help in application process-
If you do get it done at ulta please let us know of your experience!
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elucence poo/condt, curls asian hair tea ecstasy,curl junkie banana and hibiscus dt, regis olive oil mask, jessicurl too shea,curl keeper, aura gel, pink boots, curl junkie banana and hibiscus leave in-fine
So I washed my hair for the first time last week and it was bone straight, even when wet. I was hoping to still have some wave, but it was just straight. I hadn't texturized my hair for three months, so the new growth was still wavy. I'm hoping that as the treatment wears off, the curl will come back some. I agree that if your hair is texturized you should NOT get this done if you want to still have curl in your hair. I wasn't sure what would happen with my hair, but was willing to risk it. My hair grows quickly so the curls will grow back in and the texturized hair will be cut out slowly.
I love my curly hair.
3c/4a
Bondgirl- I have put my loving boots in my bathroom cabinet from day one- I never used anything sodium chloride whether it be poo/conditioner/styling product.
So I clearly didnt do anything.
I do remember when I was getting the treatment done my stylist used maybe 4-5 oz of keratin and my hair was drinking it up since it is insanely porous, and it still wasnt completely soaked- I dont know ...


HairQueen- I have 3bish hair, I will tell you this, my hair became softer and curls looser like a 3a-b. Your hair might loosen to a 3b- if you have virgin hair dont expect the treatment to last as long as it would with chemically overprocessed hair (relaxers, coloring ect)- My hair still has reminants of this but after a monthish its almost faded which is pretty dissapointing, my stylist mentioned that since my hair is virgin and very curly "once a month would be ideal"- financially this is not feasible. This treament has a form of aldehyde, so it is not 100% clear just so you know, but on the market thus far, it is considered the "Safest"- I do recommend having serious ventilation like a fan infront of you while you are getting this treatment done, a mask would be ideal-
Im currently looking into other treatments on the market, so far coppola still remains the safest, I might consider buying a 16 oz + of the bottle and having a friend/family member applying it , or asking my stylist if she'd be willing to just help in application process-
If you do get it done at ulta please let us know of your experience!
Originally Posted by Sugarglazed

Thanks Sugarglazed! I think I may just wait...I know that aldehyde is an organic compound, but it still isn't safe in or on anything. I will just look around for other options. I let my hair grow out, and it's curly. But, I think I can deal with it. We all know that chemicals are not good for us on the outside, or the inside of our bodies.

I heard Escova Intelligente or Zene Progress is another option. I plan on doing some research.

Thanks again!
So I washed my hair for the first time last week and it was bone straight, even when wet. I was hoping to still have some wave, but it was just straight. I hadn't texturized my hair for three months, so the new growth was still wavy. I'm hoping that as the treatment wears off, the curl will come back some. I agree that if your hair is texturized you should NOT get this done if you want to still have curl in your hair. I wasn't sure what would happen with my hair, but was willing to risk it. My hair grows quickly so the curls will grow back in and the texturized hair will be cut out slowly.
Originally Posted by siren8780
Huh...as a 3c/4a with BSL-length hair that shrinks up to shoulder length when curly, I would love this amount of curl relaxation. I didn't use Coppola, but my hair is virgin, save for some highlights, and my BKT barely reduced my curl at all. I may have to look into this brand to see if yields better relaxation. Thanks for sharing your results. I wonder if it speaks to how truly damaging the texturizer is. I'm was fairly certain the highlights would eat some holes in my hair even though the stylist said they would barely damage my hair at all. Based on the fact that the BKT didn't really relax the curl there either, maybe she was right.

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