Coppola Keratin Treatment

I have a question for anyone who has gotten the Coppola Treatment. I got it done about 3 weeks ago and have been using Coppola Keratin Complex (Smoothing Therapy) Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner.

I've noticed that my hair feels very oily and itchy by the end of the night (I've been washing it everyday). I try to alternate shampoos sometimes and also I don't use the conditioner every day.

Has anyone had this problem? Is it the keratin treatment or the shampoo/conditioner that is doing this?
Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density
I have had a similar experience with the flat, oil feeling hair. The only thing that I noticed last time, is that as the hair reverts, it has more body and less oil. I also use the color care poo and cond. I think using a low sodium poo and sulfate free poo/cond is okay and gives you a break from all the keratin that coats the hair. My hair dresser said to scrub the hair more to make sure product is out, but I think it's the keratin in the Coppola products that do it.

I had my second done as well like a month ago. Hope it lasts til at least Aug.
Thanks for the info, terrapins.

I hope mine lasts until August, too, but the last time I had it done it only lasted about 3 months.
Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density
Got it done last night. So far so good (though I am a little freaked out over how much it cost, I'd better love it after the big washout on Friday). Getting lots of interesting comments already...

Here are the pics--the before/curly is seriously the best/least frizzy my hair has ever looked.
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Got it done last night. So far so good (though I am a little freaked out over how much it cost, I'd better love it after the big washout on Friday). Getting lots of interesting comments already...

Here are the pics--the before/curly is seriously the best/least frizzy my hair has ever looked.
Originally Posted by pepperminty
Pepperminty - I'm so glad you got it done!! You will love it. I've had mine now for 3 weeks, and it's great - No frizz at all.

Just a question - what shampoo and conditioner are you going to use?
Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density
Thanks Anniemae, I like it a lot:-) Though I am already starting to seriously itch for a shower, no pun intended--and I've still got 36 hours to go (but who's counting).

I decided to to start by using the Coppola Keratin color care shamp and conditioner for now. It's way more than what I wanted to spend but if it keeps the hair straight/frizz free longer, I suppose it's worth it.

Someone I know who also gets Keratin swears by David Babaii for Wildlife products. They are sulfate free but cheaper at about $10 a bottle to Coppola's $21. I might give this a try eventually.
I just had the tx done this evening. So my first wash date is not until Monday morning! Ughh its going to take forever to get here.

Anyway my question is this. After the formula is put on your hair and then you get it blowed dryed.....did your hair still look just like your hair did before tx, or did you notice a difference right away??

My stylist told me that I wont notice a difference until it is flat ironed. So whats ya'lls take?
Thanks Anniemae, I like it a lot:-) Though I am already starting to seriously itch for a shower, no pun intended--and I've still got 36 hours to go (but who's counting).

I decided to to start by using the Coppola Keratin color care shamp and conditioner for now. It's way more than what I wanted to spend but if it keeps the hair straight/frizz free longer, I suppose it's worth it.

Someone I know who also gets Keratin swears by David Babaii for Wildlife products. They are sulfate free but cheaper at about $10 a bottle to Coppola's $21. I might give this a try eventually.
Originally Posted by pepperminty
I also started using the Coppola Keratin Complex (Smoothing Therapy) Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner. But, I noticed that my hair started really looking and feeling oily by the end of the day (and my hair is usually never oily). (I wash it everyday - probably a no-no). So, now I've been alternating the Coppola with Nature's Gate Orange and Patchouli & Giovanni TTTT. It seems to look better. I think that the Coppola is just too heavy for my hair type. (I just hope that I'm not ruining it in the long run).

Enjoy your hair!!
Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density
Anyway my question is this. After the formula is put on your hair and then you get it blowed dryed.....did your hair still look just like your hair did before tx, or did you notice a difference right away??

My stylist told me that I wont notice a difference until it is flat ironed. So whats ya'lls take?
Originally Posted by rymaks
I'm a little confused by your question. After my stylist put the formula on my hair, she blowed it dry, and then she flat-ironed it right then. I came home with it already flat-ironed (and it looked poker-straight). Then, I waited the 3 days to wash it and style it myself). So, after all of this, I noticed the difference right away.

What were the steps that your stylist used? Did your stylist flat-iron it yet?
Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density
So, 9 hours until I can wash my hair. I swear I look like a sewer rat, and even my cute outfit today is not disguising this fact.

Any words of wisdom for tonight? Should I use products? Blow dry with a brush (I really don't do ironing very well at all) or just air dry? Any advice will be appreciated. I am super-duper nervous and for some reason kind of think it'll look the usual frizzy mess it always is....
After I read my question, it is a little confusing. My stylist used all the right steps. 1: washed it with the tx shampoo. 2: blow dryed my hair(ehh, it looked like I stuck my finger in a light socket.) God, my frizz is just ungodly. 3: applied the keratin formula to my hair. 4: then she blow dryed my hair again so she could flat iron it. Which is, of course, step 5.

But my question was. After the 4th step(blow dryed with formula on hair) did you hair look just as frizzy or out of control as it always has? I asked my stylist. Because I thought I would at least see a little difference in my hair after being blow dryed with the formula on it. But she said that, it had to be sealed in with the flat iron.

I just wanted to know, if I should have seen a difference. Or, am I going to see a big difference after the first wash because the flat iron had been used and the keratin had been "sealed" in. I hope this is a little less confusing!!
I hope this helps:

rymaks - Okay - I understand your question now. Actually my hair looked really good after the blow-out and before the flat-ironing. I remember telling my stylist that I wish it always looked that good. It was straight with no frizz, but with body. But, my hair is always pretty straight after she blows it dry.

Don't worry - we all have different hair textures and waves/curls. I'm sure it will look wonderful after you do it yourself. You will definitely see a big difference, and you'll love it!! Good luck, and let me know how it goes.
Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density
So, 9 hours until I can wash my hair. I swear I look like a sewer rat, and even my cute outfit today is not disguising this fact.

Any words of wisdom for tonight? Should I use products? Blow dry with a brush (I really don't do ironing very well at all) or just air dry? Any advice will be appreciated. I am super-duper nervous and for some reason kind of think it'll look the usual frizzy mess it always is....
Originally Posted by pepperminty
pepperminty - I usually don't use any products in my hair after I get the Coppola treatment (because I really don't have to). I just blow it dry using my hands - pulling it down - and then I just spray a little hair spray on my bangs. I only use a round brush on my bangs. The wonderful thing is that I don't have to flat-iron it either for about 2-3 months (the duration of the treatment). I also let it air-dry many days - it's so fun to be able to do this and not get frizz. Woot!!

I guess you will have to experiment with your hair to see how you like to style it. But, for the first time, I wouldn't use products or do too much - just to see how it dries with minimal work.

Good luck!!
Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density
Anniemae, I so hope you are right!! I am keeping everything that I can cross....crossed. In hopes that this treatment REALLY works! And I have the success that most people on this thread have had!

Thanks again for responding. I will keep you posted!
rymaks - I was just thinking of something. No matter what type hair you have, coarse, fine, thin, wavy, curly, etc, you will definitely notice some form of a difference. My sister's hair is the exact opposite of mine - very, very thick and coarse (whereas mine is thin and fine). She gets the Coppola treatment also, and her hair is poker straight afterwards. However, she still blows hers out with a round brush, whereas I don't.

So, if you don't notice a change, then I would have to blame either the stylist who did it or the product she/he used. So, don't worry.... woot woot!!
Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density
rymaks - I was just thinking of something. No matter what type hair you have, coarse, fine, thin, wavy, curly, etc, you will definitely notice some form of a difference. My sister's hair is the exact opposite of mine - very, very thick and coarse (whereas mine is thin and fine). She gets the Coppola treatment also, and her hair is poker straight afterwards. However, she still blows hers out with a round brush, whereas I don't.

So, if you don't notice a change, then I would have to blame either the stylist who did it or the product she/he used. So, don't worry.... woot woot!!
Originally Posted by anniemae

Girl, I hope you are right! Cause if I don't and I wasted all that $money$, I will puke!

Monday......dun dun dun.....the TRUE test! I am so nervous.
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My Coppola Keratin Treatment, that I got a month ago, made my mysteriously greasy hair worse. I'm using the Coppola color protector shampoo and conditioner.

Before I got the keratin treatment my hair, thin 3b, all of a sudden started looking greasy at the end of the day. I started washing it everyday because it looked so bad. Then the keratin treatment made it worse. Now it looks greasy and limp by lunch.

I suspect it's the soft water at my house. But I moved here in December and the greasiness didn't start right away. Can you get soft water buildup?
My Coppola Keratin Treatment, that I got a month ago, made my mysteriously greasy hair worse. I'm using the Coppola color protector shampoo and conditioner.

Before I got the keratin treatment my hair, thin 3b, all of a sudden started looking greasy at the end of the day. I started washing it everyday because it looked so bad. Then the keratin treatment made it worse. Now it looks greasy and limp by lunch.

I suspect it's the soft water at my house. But I moved here in December and the greasiness didn't start right away. Can you get soft water buildup?
Originally Posted by thin3b
I also got the Coppola treatment last month and I also use the Coppola Keratin Color Care shampoo & conditioner. My hair seems to get greasy by noontime - and my hair is usually never, ever oily. I started to rotate my shampoo and conditioner with the shampoos/conditioners in my siggy. It seems to help. (Just use a shampoo that doesn't have sodium chloride in it). I think that the Coppola shampoo and conditioner are too heavy for me (since my hair is fine and thin), and they contain too many proteins. You may want to rotate shampoos for a while and see if that helps.

Also, I read on some other threads in this forum that soft (and also hard) water does affect hair. I have very hard water (well-water). Here is an interesting article:
http://www.trenddesigners.netwellnes...ater_Soft.aspx
Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density

Last edited by anniemae; 05-08-2010 at 01:53 PM.
So I am beyond happy with the end result (and I've now washed it twice). I basically just blow dried my hair for a total of about 3 minutes and use the round brush on front layers to give them a bit of extra omph. No frizz at all, and it's straight with just a tiny bit of a bend--exactly how I like it. My hair is soft and shiny, and it has never, ever been that way before. You guys shoulda seen me running around the house, screaming "It's straight!" on Friday night. My BF had a blast watching that (and he loves the result too).

A really small complaint is that split ends see a bit more visible now they were with curly hair but then again, I've barely cut it in the last 1.5 years so it could be time to do that and maybe add some layers. Otherwise--if you are in thinking about getting this, go do it--it's worth every penny!
Hi pepperminty,

I'm so happy that you like your hair. Isn't it so easy? I felt like a new person when I first got it done!!

As for the split ends, you probably do need a trim. This will also make your hair look even healthier. Since I've had this Keratin treatment, I don't seem to get split ends.

Enjoy!!
Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density

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