Coppola Keratin Treatment

I had it done a week ago and was very disappointed at first. After the first couple of washings, my hair looked "dead" and didn't blow in the wind. I was using the Coppola shampoo and conditioner, as prescribed by my stylist. Finally, I tried Purology (the purple containers) and what a HUGE difference!! My hair is now soft, shiny and alive! I think that the Coppola products didn't clean my hair at all. I am very happy with the Keratin treatment now that I discovered that I need to avoid the Coppola shampoo and conditioner.

Did anyone else have the same issue? Does anyone know of good products that work well with this Keratin treatment, like shampoos, gels, smoothers etc.?
I had my Keratin treatmeant done about a month ago. The stylist left it on for maybe 45min-1hr....I thought i read somewhere that it should be left on longer.
I have medium length hair, hi-lites....when I air day, my hair looks exactly like it did before I had this $350 treatment. I know blow dry a little bit and then use a hot-air curling iron...It's looks nice then but so very flat, and it atkes me a good half hour just to get it smooth straight,and the way I like it. I use all sulfite, sodium free shampoos and conditioners,and even after towel drying I use the Coppola keritin cream that in a pump....Did my hairstylist leave it on for two little of a time or is this just how my hair is suposed to be, Any advice would really help!!!!
I recently did a brazillian relaxer and it broke my hair...all the hair on the crown of my head is broken, unfortunently this is not the firsrt time. A couple years prior i did the chi straightenting relaxer and it did the same thing, broke my hair! So now i'm assuming it will take another 2 or so years to completely regrow my hair I was lead under false pretenses that the brazillian was better and wouldn't break my thin, curly hair. Now that the damage is done, I was researching the keratin treatment (which i thought was the same as the brazillian) and this seems to be what i was looking for. But, i'm unsure if I have to wait for the brazillian to grow out of my hair completly before doing the coppola?? Also, anyone know of a good place to get the coppola in central florida? Thanks!
does anyone know where to have the keratin treatment done on Long Island. I dont want to go all the way into the city
Well, after a terrible disaster with the Chi straightening system (that destroyed my hair) I decided to try the Coppola Keratin Therapy 2 days ago and my hair is looking perfect! I am so happy. No curls at all. The CHI SS just created permanent waves that I didn't have before. Now I am so happy! I couldn't be happier. You can see the pic of my hair how it's now. I am going to wash it tomorrow but I am sure it's going to be wonderful.
Originally Posted by rsdebora
WOW ur hair looks amazing! how does it look a few weeks after? and what about when it grows out?
and what was your hair like before?
Unfortunately, I have to report a very bad experience with the Copolla Keratin treatment. My salon (Invidia in Sudbury, Massachusetts) did not warn me about using (or not using) any specific type of shampoo on my hair following this treatment. I washed my hair after the required 3 day waiting period, and upon towel-drying my hair, I realized that all the ends of my hair became a shrivelled, dried-out tangled mess! I immediately got on the phone with my salon, who said they were sure it had nothing to do with the keratin treatment. They wanted to see my hair, so I went in. They asked what I used to wash my hair, and I told them, "the same shampoo I've used for the last 10 or 15 years, Head and Shoulders". They said that was probably the problem, that the shampoo basically got into the hair and sucked out the protein treatment, leaving me with these shrivelled, damaged ends that make my hair looked very over-processed and unhealthy. In researching this, here is what I've been told: Many salons include safe-to-use products in their price, and warn/advise that they cannot guarantee outcome if any other products are used. Pureology seems to be the most often suggested product. My salon sold me Pureology shampoo and Morocan Oil (both conditioner and oil), to help "restore the moisture" neither of which has helped. The only thing that has helped has been drastic trimming.

I wished I'd researched this before having it done, as many you are doing. I just thought that going to a reputable salon would ensure me of a good outcome! I'm still working on trying to get my $400 back.
I just did my wash after the 72 hours. I am very happy with the process-however-I have never used a flat iron before so I did have to wrestle with my hair to get it straight. It is a bit fluffier than it was right after the treatment. It was wavy when wet but I didn't leave it to see if it got frizzy. After the dry and iron it is not frizzy at all. I only have a VERY cheap iron so I think that a better one will flatten my hair a bit.

I did learn that my curls hid my split ends so I need to have them trimmed. I have worn my hair long with minimal layers before this so I will also have to have some layers put in.

My hair was 3c, coarse and thick previous to this.

Any suggestion for product and/or a good flat iron?
This is the third time I've had the Coppola Keratin treatment done. I absolutely love it! My hair looks so much healthier - I started off with really dry, damaged, overprocessed hair (too much highlighting and straightening). My hair is fine and gets very frizzy/curly in humidity. If I had nice curly hair I would wear it that way - but I just don't.

I was so nervous the first time I had it done that I called a few of the salon's other clients who also raved. I had done Japanese straightening before and that led to breakage so I was scared.

I think the first time if you have super damaged hair it might not last as long, but the more you get it done the longer it lasts. My hair stays straight in humidity if I straighten but I can also wear it wavy and it stays put. Also, it cuts my styling time down so dramatically I am no longer a slave to the heardryer. Even in this economy it is worth it to me just for the time I am saving and the freedom from styling. It looks healthier too.

I didn't notice any fumes or any negative side effects except looking a bit skanky by the third day of not washing my hair after getting the treatment.

I would recommend my Salon. Ask for Eli.

Deja Vous
38 W. 56th Street
212.581.6560
This is everything that I EVER WANTED MY HAIR TO BE! My hair type was super curly - BIG HAIR - tight curls - this changed the texture to soft and manageable.
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Wow, after hearing all these great comments I think Im going to call a salon tomorrow. I seen a stylist on this thread do a post that they are currently doing this process and after going to their site they have an intro price of only $175! (If above the shoulder, which I am) I hope when I call tomorrow they still have that intro going on!

I wanted to ask, does anyone know how long you need to wait to do this process after having my hair colored and highlighted?
You can either have your hair colored and highlighted the same day as the Keratin (they color first) or you will need to wait two weeks. I box colored the day before. Since the process is so expensive (and worth it) I had to give up profesional color jobs). If you do it the same day-be prepared. The Keratin alone is a long process. Mine took four hours BUT I have super long, thick, curly hair. For most it takes less time.



Wow, after hearing all these great comments I think Im going to call a salon tomorrow. I seen a stylist on this thread do a post that they are currently doing this process and after going to their site they have an intro price of only $175! (If above the shoulder, which I am) I hope when I call tomorrow they still have that intro going on!

I wanted to ask, does anyone know how long you need to wait to do this process after having my hair colored and highlighted?
Originally Posted by Amarenth
Does anyone know of a good salon to get this treatment done in the DC area. Anywhere in Maryland and Virginia is good too!

Thanks!
Originally Posted by desert flower
Just wondering if you got your hair done with this treatment, and if so by where and by whom? I am in the DC metro area and want to get it done. Getting married in Maui and want to have the treatment before.

Thanks.
I've had it done, as a break between yuko treatments. Will post on my results over the next month or so. So far, it's straight and shiny which I really like/prefer.
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"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

(taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
Hi everyone.
I got the Keratin treatment done on the Tues. the 24th of March. What a process! I drove 4 hours to get this done and ended up having a stomach thing the night before and the day of. Needless to say I felt horrible. I am not sure if that is why it seemed like it dragged on and on but we started at 9am and ended at 1 so 4 hours. The salon I went to and the ONLY salon in the entire state to offer this was running a special for $75/hr as opposed to the $100/hr
They started off by shampooing my hair with a clarifying poo maybe 2x...cant remember then off to blow dry we went. My stylist had an assistant when blow drying which was great and cut down on time and money for me. Next she started at the nape of my neck taking very small sections and applying the Keratin in the same fashion as hair color, the keratin did not smell bad at all. Next a bag was placed over my hair for what seemed like an eternity to me because I was feeling so ill from my lil' bug. From there they blow dried my hair again, w/out washing out the keratin of course. Again the teeniest sections begining at the nape were taken and flat ironed w/a special flat iron from Coppola and sooo hot.
My hair was flat ironed pin pin pin straight - I HATE IT THAT Way but its just for the 3 days. I tend to put a flip on the ends or a bump. The only problem I have had thus far is that my hair is so staticy, which never happens to me but I guess its that no serum was applied and trying to cook w/out pulling my hair back is such a challenge for me. Also, although the smell of the keratin is not bad my hairs scent is so strong to have plastered to my face all day from the static and the fact that I cant pull it back. Anyway, tomorrow is my first day to was and I am more excited about that then I was about getting the treatment done. I look like a wet dog right now because my hair is so flat and lifeless. I will be posting pics along the way of this process.
Check my fotki...
If you have any questions I will be more than happy to answer. Sorry for such a long post but I wanted to share as much as possible. Oh I am a real poster on here, havent posted very much but I am legit =)
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Last edited by rams2gether; 03-25-2009 at 07:16 PM. Reason: spelling errors
Rams2gether,

Your hair is gorgeous either way, naturally curly or flat ironed straight. My guess is that you will end up with type 2 wavy hair after you wash the first time, and flat ironing/blow drying will take much less time. I think that is what you can realistically expect.
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

(taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
Rams, your hair type before the treatment was very similar to how my hair is. Could you PLEASE post pics of it dried naturally after you wash it? I'd love to see how it comes out!!

Also, what kind of condition was your hair in before the treatment? I want this done soo badly, but the other day some random stylist told me my hair was "so porous and dry" that she would 'be concerned" doing the treatment on it.

Anyway, looking forward to seeing the results... looks great already
3b/c/f/ii
Messing with AOWC/AORM (but will always love AOHR) Also playing with KBB, KCKT & KCCC
Frustrated none the less... Keratin process set for 12/20 unless something changes before then.

Fotki:
http://public.fotki.com/skram1113/
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1/20/2009 could not come sooner

Also, what kind of condition was your hair in before the treatment? I want this done soo badly, but the other day some random stylist told me my hair was "so porous and dry" that she would 'be concerned" doing the treatment on it.
Originally Posted by Skram1113
Skram...that is weird that the stylist would say that, from what I have read and heard, the more damaged your hair, the better the results.

My hair was in pretty good shape. I suppose because I deep cond. and trim sooo often. My stylist on Tues. said so also. I think you will do just fine either way =) Also, I will be posting more pics ASAP


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Also, what kind of condition was your hair in before the treatment? I want this done soo badly, but the other day some random stylist told me my hair was "so porous and dry" that she would 'be concerned" doing the treatment on it.
Originally Posted by Skram1113
Skram...that is weird that the stylist would say that, from what I have read and heard, the more damaged your hair, the better the results.

My hair was in pretty good shape. I suppose because I deep cond. and trim sooo often. My stylist on Tues. said so also. I think you will do just fine either way =) Also, I will be posting more pics ASAP
Originally Posted by rams2gether
She doesn't actually do the treatment, and I heard the same thing about doing the treatment on damaged hair. I'm not quite sure how much I trust what she said, but the last thing I'd want is my hair breaking off or something.

I'm really looking forward to seeing your pics
3b/c/f/ii
Messing with AOWC/AORM (but will always love AOHR) Also playing with KBB, KCKT & KCCC
Frustrated none the less... Keratin process set for 12/20 unless something changes before then.

Fotki:
http://public.fotki.com/skram1113/
pw: curl



1/20/2009 could not come sooner
Rams2gether,

Your hair is gorgeous either way, naturally curly or flat ironed straight. My guess is that you will end up with type 2 wavy hair after you wash the first time, and flat ironing/blow drying will take much less time. I think that is what you can realistically expect.
Originally Posted by love yourself first
Thank you! I am so eager to see the results. It typically takes me about an hour to an hour and a half to blow dry and flat iron so if this cuts down that time, I will be ECSTATIC


3a/b ish



http://public.fotki.com/Rams2gether/
pw: curlyq


Hi everyone.
I got the Keratin treatment done on the Tues. the 24th of March. What a process! I drove 4 hours to get this done and ended up having a stomach thing the night before and the day of. Needless to say I felt horrible. I am not sure if that is why it seemed like it dragged on and on but we started at 9am and ended at 1 so 4 hours. The salon I went to and the ONLY salon in the entire state to offer this was running a special for $75/hr as opposed to the $100/hr
They started off by shampooing my hair with a clarifying poo maybe 2x...cant remember then off to blow dry we went. My stylist had an assistant when blow drying which was great and cut down on time and money for me. Next she started at the nape of my neck taking very small sections and applying the Keratin in the same fashion as hair color, the keratin did not smell bad at all. Next a bag was placed over my hair for what seemed like an eternity to me because I was feeling so ill from my lil' bug. From there they blow dried my hair again, w/out washing out the keratin of course. Again the teeniest sections begining at the nape were taken and flat ironed w/a special flat iron from Coppola and sooo hot.
My hair was flat ironed pin pin pin straight - I HATE IT THAT Way but its just for the 3 days. I tend to put a flip on the ends or a bump. The only problem I have had thus far is that my hair is so staticy, which never happens to me but I guess its that no serum was applied and trying to cook w/out pulling my hair back is such a challenge for me. Also, although the smell of the keratin is not bad my hairs scent is so strong to have plastered to my face all day from the static and the fact that I cant pull it back. Anyway, tomorrow is my first day to was and I am more excited about that then I was about getting the treatment done. I look like a wet dog right now because my hair is so flat and lifeless. I will be posting pics along the way of this process.
Check my fotki...
If you have any questions I will be more than happy to answer. Sorry for such a long post but I wanted to share as much as possible. Oh I am a real poster on here, havent posted very much but I am legit =)
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AFTER:
Originally Posted by rams2gether
My hair is very similar to yours (on a good day, in your before pic) and I love your after picture! Question though...in your after picture, did you blow dry it or use a flat iron?

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