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Old 10-09-2011, 04:40 PM   #521
 
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I just had the Coppela Keratin done yesterday. I wanted to know what hair products everyone is using after the first wash? I will probably be letting my hair dry naturally after I wash it. I usually use a hair gel on my hair. I get to wash on Tuesday and I'm looking forward to seeing what my hair is going to look like.

UPDATE: Washed my hair and let it air dry. I love it. A lot less frizzy.

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Old 10-09-2011, 07:51 PM   #522
 
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I just had the Coppela Keratin done yesterday. I wanted to know what hair products everyone is using after the first wash? I will probably be letting my hair dry naturally after I wash it. I usually use a hair gel on my hair. I get to wash on Tuesday and I'm looking forward to seeing what my hair is going to look like.
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Your hair looks amazing! Mine looked like that after the coppola, too. I use the keratin complex smoothing therapy shampoo and conditioner -- the salon recommended it. Make sure you don't use any products containing sodium chloride - that will ruin the treatment. Also, you may not need to use a gel unless you're looking for a hold.

I hope you like the results!!
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:20 AM   #523
 
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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.
I have a water softener and had the Coppola done a week ago. I was thinking the same thing about the softener adding sodium to my water. Very sad that my treatment isn't going to last as long. I guess I will try to wash my hair as little as possible or wash it outside with our water hose. Seeing that that water is not softened outside. Jk.

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I just read that a water softener may have a minimal effect on the treatment. There are shower head filtration systems which can be attached to eliminate salt at the source.
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I just read that a water softener may have a minimal effect on the treatment. There are shower head filtration systems which can be attached to eliminate salt at the source.
I hope this is true about the water softener. Thanks for the info. I'll start researching a new shower head.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:56 AM   #526
 
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JenMia,

Good luck. I'm sure it will be okay. Just try not to wash it as often. I wash my hair way too often - everyday - so my treatments never last too long anyway (only about 2 1/2 months). Now that it's getting colder out, I am going to try to wash every other day.

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I just had the Coppela Keratin done yesterday. I wanted to know what hair products everyone is using after the first wash? I will probably be letting my hair dry naturally after I wash it. I usually use a hair gel on my hair. I get to wash on Tuesday and I'm looking forward to seeing what my hair is going to look like.
Jenmia,

Your hair looks amazing! Mine looked like that after the coppola, too. I use the keratin complex smoothing therapy shampoo and conditioner -- the salon recommended it. Make sure you don't use any products containing sodium chloride - that will ruin the treatment. Also, you may not need to use a gel unless you're looking for a hold.

I hope you like the results!!
Do you know if alcohol in hair products will mess with it as well?
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:41 PM   #528
 
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I haven't heard anything about alcohol messing it up. I've used products that contain alcohol, and I don't think it affects it (but I'm not totally sure).
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:23 AM   #529
 
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This is the second treatment I've had since my first disaster last June with KeraStraight system. I can def feel the diff with this product as compared to the KeraStraight system (they wash your hair immediately at the salon after straightening with the irons and reblowdry it. Maybe the reason it only lated 3 wks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

The 3 day wait to wash was a challenge, but I managed no problem. Will just arrange it to be done on a Thursday next time around, then I can hide on the weekend up to my first wash

Re: water softners affecting treatment, our water softener TwinTec from Harvey's, technician said sodium percentage is minimal at +-0.20. So here's to hoping it doesn't affect my hair...might resort to wash my hair at outside tap in backyard.....gonna be a cold experience but maybe worth it"

I'm thrilled with my treatment, takes 10mins to blow dry with bristle vent brush as opposed to 1hr with boar bristle brush with much pulling and reblowing of sections only to end up with hair that has a will of it's own and curls in opposite direction of which I want it to.

I say, if you can afford 250 for this treat (included my shampoo and conditioner for at home).......GO FOR IT, you won't regret it!!!!!
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:29 PM   #530
 
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Where do you guys recommend Coppola treatment in NYC? Somewhere reasonably priced?
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:38 PM   #531
 
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Smile Cocoa Keratin System!

I much prefer using Cocoa Keratin System which is Brazilian treatment too and lasts for up to 5 months but its MUCH safer on my hair and scalp. It smooths my hair, moisturises it and repairs it. It contains argan oil so it's super beneficial for all hair types!
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:14 PM   #532
 
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I'm getting my first Coppola treatment done tomorrow. It's going to cost $250 in Jersey City (that may be helpful to you Jello82).

After getting the Keratin treatment, if you don't have time to blow dry and flat iron do you style your hair with the CG scrunching method or can you let it air dry with no products and it will still look ok?

Since I don't know what my results will be after the 1st wash I'm wondering how to style post treatment. My hair now looks exactly like the before picture of the last poster who posted a set of pics.

Oh and also I went into the salon asking for a consultation about the Aveda Smooth Infusion Retexturizing Permanent straightening ($400) and the stylist talked me out of getting it and suggested Keratin instead ($250). Kind of interesting..
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:49 PM   #533
 
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Default Um..not too sure about Coppola

At the salon I work at, the stylists all agree that Coppola treatment can be very damaging for hair and it actually worked better and lasted longer when it had Formaldehyde (sp?) in it. But now it's "safer" as in no toxic fumes but it's still bad for hair.

The one they use now is this relatively new one called "Cocoa Keratin Smoothing System" because it has argan oil which is really beneficial for hair (lots of proteins and vitamins). And it's supposed to last from 2 to 5 months. Not sure about Coppola but the Cocoa one I can tell you more about.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:36 PM   #534
 
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I have been doing keratin treatments for the last 8+ years in my hair. Brazilian keratin (product from Brazil or later made in USA) treatment 8 years ago would dry out my hair. They improved the formula of almost all brands, now its great for me (w formaldehyde used to lasts longer - now only w/o is available). Of the brazilian brands I prefer Agi Max keraX system). I tried coppola 4 weeks ago and Im very disappointed. I tried because its suppose to last longer (its also more expensive). My hair is very dry and almost back to its usual curls. 3 days without washing, a lot of money (in Maryland USA I paid 350 for coppola, Brazilian blow out is around 200) for poor results... I'll try another less expensive alternative next. I may give the hair cuttery keratin treatment a try before going back to brazilian blow out.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #535
 
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Hello Ladies (and Gents):

Going to have my first ever Coppola Keratin Treatment this Thursday.

I'm a 2C - Wavy Whirly℠ type hair.

My concerns are:

Breakage? I pray not!

Losing all my curl? I pray not!

Burning my head or having hair breakage

Any feedback folks can give me???

I have read the majority of the thread.
But haven't seen many post that they have 2C Wavy Whirly hair type.

Attached are a few pics. Any pics of my hair smooth are with it straightened. It is generally wavy, frizzy, curly and always has been.

THanks!
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:51 PM   #536
 
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Okay, I'm back from getting it done.

First the treatment made me nauseous as she was flat ironing it. And I'm still a bit nauseous.

My hair is poker straight and mildly smells.
It's not all that shiney either.

My prayer, my hope is.....

When I wash it Sunday it will stop smelling
There will be waves and body
It will be shinier
And it will be softer

Right now if feels like my frizzy wavy, curly hair is just flat. Doesn't feel soft really.

I'm worried!

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:31 AM   #537
 
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Default NOT happy AT ALL!

Okay, first I felt nauseous.

Then my head started hurting and burning.

I could not stand it and so.....washed it out.

I conditioned it (used all Pureology products) and it looks and feels awful!

I cannot imagine if I had left it in for 3 days.

I will NEVER do this again.

My hair smells, the texture sucks and my curls look lackluster.

ICK, ICK, ICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

100 points to the negative!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:00 PM   #538
 
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Question: I'm doing the treatment on myself after having it done in a salon over a year ago. When styling I flat iron my hair and twist the iron to put big curls in it. I primarily need the treatment for the top 4 inches of my hair.

So my question is when I put the treatment in can I twist my flat iron like when I style it or do I need to do the pin straight for the results to stick?
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:20 AM   #539
 
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this is the first time i've written in a thread/forum. i'm not even sure if im posting this in the right section.. anyways!

i wanted to tell you how it turned out for me. I had a keratin treatment done and today was they i first washed it. Of course i used the sulfate free shampoo blah blah and well lets cut to the chase...

i have an asian background but not the sleek, straight, smooth hair that some would stereotypically classify as 'asian hair'. My mum does have that hair though, but i unfortunately didn't inherit hers.

My hair is totally a poof-ball! it is EXTREMELY frizzy and super thick! its very coarse and has well waves rather than curls in it. My hair is the type that even GHD straighteners couldn't handle. Some have really curly hair, yes, but when straightened, they will stick to the head and seem sleek, smooth and stay straight. mine has NEVER been like that.

anyways, i've permanently straightened the hair 2 times, and decided to try out keratin treatments that i've heard so much about. it took the hair dresser about 3 hours (because hair is long, straightening took longest, keratin was left for about 20 mins only).

after walking out the salon, i felt my hair to be very sticky, and even though it was straight, felt like it was stuck to my hair. That soon got better when the hair cooled down and days passed (hair began to look more natural).

then just tonight, i washed it out and the results for me, as it is:
- less poofy
- texture wise, it didn't feel different at all
- waves were still there
- minor, and i really mean minor (for me at least) reductions in frizz

btw i left it to air dry, didnt want to use straighteners or hair dryers anymore (one of the main incentives of getting the treatment done)

anyways, personally, i've come to the conclusion that, yes, it is definitely less poofy and more manageable but the process, where by extreme heat from irons are applied in the process may not be as good as claimed. i'm on the fence in regards to getting it again or not, rather, i think i'll try regular nourishing treatments from salons. just so i could possibly have less dry hair? i dont know. also i think i'll come to a final conclusion on keratin after i see how long it'll last in my hair, personally.

anyways, im sorry i wrote heaps, but just wanted to let those who have similar hair to me know about the outcomes (as were for me).
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I used the treatment today and when I was finished, my hair is very straight, but not greasy. Is my hair supposed to be greasy?
I can't wait to see the results. I have used permanent hair straightener and my hair is very fried. The new growth is frizzy and curly. I am hoping to use the Keratin treatment for straighter, less damaged hair until all of my damaged hair is cut off and I can start over with healthy hair.
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