Coppola Keratin Treatment

I had the CKT done on Friday. I left it in for the required three days, then washed it yesterday and let it air dry without any products, to see what would happen.

So far, I am really disappointed. There is less curl, but it is still quite fuzzy and frizzy. I guess I'll have to see what happens when I apply styling products, but I expected to be able to air-dry without products and end up with no frizz, just like people who have straight, silky hair naturally.

I'm not sure what to do- should I wash it again and apply my usual serum/gel combination when it's still wet? Right now I'm worried that I wasted my money. I have long, thick hair, and I paid $450 for this, BEFORE tip.
Originally Posted by theremingirl
I would say just get it wet and put your products in it --you won't need as much maybe just start with a good leave-in to see if that yields the results you want. I just got mine done and I love it. I did have different expectations. I had 3b/3c curls before and now my hair is more of a 2a. Since I do still have curly (or wavy), I am still using products and treating it like curly hair (just cutting products with salt out of my routine and now just a good leave in does the trick). Karen's Body Beautiful has no salt in it (I asked them just to make sure) and neither does KCKT nor KCCC. When I just air dry my hair it's a bit fluffy. It's definetly not frizzy like it was before. I'll take fluffy any day! Especially since I can now play with my hair and it doesn't get any bigger!!! Man that's exciting!
I also just had the treatment done and was so excited to finally shower today to see the results - and no difference. My hair is still really frizzy. I was really hoping to have the same results as everyone else who posted here.

Anyone have any idea why some hair doesnt react the same??
Were you planning to straighten your hair a lot or wear it curly with the treatment? I recently got the treatment done and I have had amazing results, but I straighten my hair. Today, I let it air dry and it is frizzy but no where close to what it would look like without the treatment. I think this treatment works best for those who wear it straight, that's why there are so many good reviews on here.
Use to be 3A/3B
Currently Coppola Keratin Treatment
Ready to transition back to my curls that I've missed!
Hi congrats on your bkt!

I have thick, curly, frizzy hair. I do a terrible job at trying to straighten it with a flat iron or blow drier. It just comes out like a stiff flat frizzy mess, so I put gel and frizz serum and plot with a towel to define some of the curl, still after all the effort and time, I still am never happy with the results, and after I sleep on it, i wake to a matty mess, because of the product i imagine.

Would you be able to show examples of your hair, before and after the treatment? Air dried, then styled, and/or explain your results?

My hair is much like this http://hairrepairteam.com/images/lindaba.jpg

but a bit curlier and blonde (colored) like this
http://www.metalhairpicks.com/Hair%2...kinky_long.jpg

I am wondering what to expect after the first wash and the following 3 months. I will try and only wash 1x per week with the shampoo the salon gives me.

I am getting the rejuvenol keratin treatment. The stylest said my hair will still be curly, but I will love it. I am hoping to reduce drastically the volume of my hair. It's just tooooo big when it dries.

If theres a picture on the net or one of yourself to show what to expect i would be so very grateful (spelling?) I know that all hair is different, but since youve had this done and had sucess, maybe I will too

I myself will look on the net for pictures of what I hope to get after the first wash and post those and maybe someone or yourself can tell me if im being unrealistic, considering the above photos of what my hair is like now.

Yup, this is how im spending mothers day. I so want some relief with my hair and have been researching like crazy. I'm getting the appointment next week and fear I will be wasting money, but I just have to try it.

Sincerely,

Rainseed

laragn@gmail.com (if you prefer to email)
I had the Coppola Keratin Treatment done almost a month ago. I've found it is super fast & easy to blow out straight and silky with no need for a flat iron. Unfortunately, (and my stylist knows this) I don't like to wear my hair straight. She told me I could air dry it and still have curly hair just without fighting frizz. But the Coppola website says that it removes 95% of both frizz & curl. I wish I'd known this before I had it done. I can't even get my hair to hold a curl with a curling iron or hot rollers anymore. I'm hoping it washes out soon & I get my curls back.
I just had the Keratin therapy done on July 14th. Can't believe how nice it stays in the humidity. I just hope it lasts for 3 months, I teach aerobics and work out alot so I wash my hair everyday with Pureology (that is what the salon suggested). I found a place in downtown boston. Beaucage is doing it on Newbury St. Has anyone had it done a second time I am curious to see if it improves or lasts longer if you continue to have it done?
Originally Posted by linrg

I use to go to Beaucage. I'm soooo seriously considering doing this after the rave reviews.....Ohhh, who is gonna convince me to do it?
It's literally a 5 minute walk from my job. So need to do more research on this. I wish you ladies would post more pix!!!!! But by the sound of it, your hair looks great!
Originally Posted by CurlyGio
I'm thinking about doing it but I don't want to lose my curls!!!! Sooo worried, I had my hair over-relaxed last year, so now it's wavy/curly but not very lovely. Yours looks so nice and wondering if it's a before or after shot!
I had the Coppola Keratin treatment 2 weeks ago and love it. The person who did it was not as careful or meticulous as I would like but it still came out great.
I am Caucasian with type 3 A hair that I have hated all my life. I am 61 (very youthful looking, still have all my natural color hair and not wrinkles on my face or age spots -- most people say I look in my mid-40's). Except for a period in my 30's when curly hair (and big shoulder pads ) were in style, I did everything I could to get my hair straight.

Over the last 10 years, I have gone to a specialist who used Paul Brown Hair straightener -- which got me the best results. Got it in April when humidity started, too straight and flat for first 2 weeks and then gradually body (and curl and frizz) slowly came back over humid summer. By fall, humidity gone and hair blow dried straight stayed that way until next April.

The Keratin treatment is 1000 times better than that. Hair looks shiny, healthy and one friend said it looks "naturally" straight.

The first time I washed it, it dried perfectly straight. 2nd time it was a little wavy.

I used Sudzz FX sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. I am not sure if it is the best for this because I was surprised how fast a wave came back. But I have a lot of it but I will try some of the other shampoos recommended here.

There was no stink, no burning throat or anything like that. Just silky luxurious hair. I left the treatment in 4 days because of scheduling. Coppola says the longer you can leave it in the better -- 3 days is just the absolute minimum.
hey all,

longtime lurker here! i recently got the keratin complex by coppola done to my hair and wanted to share some before and after pics. i am mixed with really, really curly hair - super thick and coarse, lots of volume with very tight curls. on a good day it would look very cute but on a bad day it would just be a huge frizzy mess that got pulled back into a ponytail.

i got the treatment done on april 6 by lynn caldeiro at e-clips salon in seattle. it took about four hours (although my hair is short its really thick hair and she took a long time with a small iron going over the very short pieces in the back.) my throat burned a little while it was drying under the hood, but i actually was sick with a really sore throat at the time. not sure it would have bothered me if that hadn't been the case.

washed it out three days later and have been using the pureology moisturizing shampoo and conditioner since then. it was still curly but with a lot less volume, much looser curl, and totally not coarse. i can actually run my fingers through my hair even when its dry and curly now. before even if i could have done that it would have made it big and poofy. the first week it was actually almost too flat, but i think that now it has gotten more volume back and i am using hair products that don't weigh it down as much.

it still has some frizz, but way less than ever before. (would it even be possible for really curly hair to be 100% frizz free?) much less styling time and product needed, and at the end of the day before bed it tends to be flat instead of huge. its funny because people with straight hair don't really notice the difference since its still so curly, but my curly hair friends are all amazed at how different it looks! :-)

one annoying thing is that its actually too soft for me to blow dry with the diffuser in the morning without it fluffing up and losing definition. was a bit difficult to find hair products that gave it good curl separation without making it stringy or weighed down at first, but i have found success with alterna hemp texturizing glaze on top of a leave-in conditioner works well.

i don't ever really straighten my hair, but i bet it would take a lot less time and would be easier. two of my friends also got the treatment done and really liked it. one had wavy hair that is almost totally straight now, and the other had very long curly hair that is now more big romantic curls than "orphan annie" as she likes to say.

just wanted to share an example of what it will do for very curly hair and what it looks like worn styled naturally (not straightened), about a month later. if you want totally straight hair, this isn't the system for you, and its not like i just have perfect hair now. but for someone that wants their curly hair to be more manageable with less volume but not damaged, its a great option.

more pics on the blog of my stylist:
http://hairseattle.blogspot.com/

before/after tx, about 1 week after tx (before hair cut), about 1 week later (after trim), before (w/ my adorable niece!)
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Last edited by curly in seattle; 05-17-2009 at 07:15 PM.
Hi all,

Just wondering what types of hair color (box, not salon) you have used without sulfates.

I had the treatment almost 3 months ago and it is still working, but my hair has grown almost 2 inches and I need to color the gray/roots.

Has anyone colored at home since the Copolla and if so, what hair color did you find without sulfates.

Thanks!
Hi all,

Just wondering what types of hair color (box, not salon) you have used without sulfates.

I had the treatment almost 3 months ago and it is still working, but my hair has grown almost 2 inches and I need to color the gray/roots.

Has anyone colored at home since the Coppola and if so, what hair color did you find without sulfates.

Thanks!
Originally Posted by Curlydebbie
My understanding is that you can color your hair before the treatment but not for at least two weeks afterwards. I am not sure of the time frame of how long you need to wait if you do Coppola Keratin treatment first because the woman who did mine I don't think is very careful about these things but that is what she said.

I just had a conversation with the woman who normally straightens my hair with Paul Brown (see above post) to let her know how really great this is. Even with a lackadaisical technician, my hair came out great. I figured that if the woman who normally straightens, who is incredibly meticulous, gets the training, she will be great. She is in Annapolis and if she does it, I will post it here.
curly in seattle...LOVE your hair! I really want to do this treatment. I have been relaxing my hair but it completely ruined my curls. Maybe this will steer me in the right direction.
Were you planning to straighten your hair a lot or wear it curly with the treatment? I recently got the treatment done and I have had amazing results, but I straighten my hair. Today, I let it air dry and it is frizzy but no where close to what it would look like without the treatment. I think this treatment works best for those who wear it straight, that's why there are so many good reviews on here.
Originally Posted by IntenseVisitationOfEnergy
I 2nd that! This is definitely true of this product.
It cuts back on the straightening time but of course you can't wear your hair curly after this. I did this with every intention to straighten every day if not every other day


3a/b ish



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Were you planning to straighten your hair a lot or wear it curly with the treatment? I recently got the treatment done and I have had amazing results, but I straighten my hair. Today, I let it air dry and it is frizzy but no where close to what it would look like without the treatment. I think this treatment works best for those who wear it straight, that's why there are so many good reviews on here.
Originally Posted by IntenseVisitationOfEnergy
I 2nd that! This is definitely true of this product.
It cuts back on the straightening time but of course you can't wear your hair curly after this. I did this with every intention to straighten every day if not every other day
Originally Posted by rams2gether
really? I found that I can leave my hair curly after this treatment... its sooo much more tolerable. Its less curly and MUCH less frizzy. The only issue is that its so soft that it separates a lot... I wouldn't go as far as to call it frizz though.
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
How often must you keep up with the treatment? And will it affect my hair negatively if I decide to not ever do it again? The shampoos and what not that you must use, how pricey?3cish.
i do not ever straighten my hair and i still really like the effect this process had on my hair. had it a month and a half and it has gotten curlier a bit sooner than i would like but is still waaaay less curly than it was before. i also have the issue that sometimes my hair can get a bit stringy now b/c its just so soft, but that's usually only if i use too much product.

you can find a list of sulfate free shampoos and conditioners here: http://killerstrands.blogspot.com/20...mpoo-list.html

overall, i really like it and hope to get my hair colored soon and then repeat the process (if i can save up enough money!). it just makes my hair so much easier to deal with, its totally worth it for me.
Were you planning to straighten your hair a lot or wear it curly with the treatment? I recently got the treatment done and I have had amazing results, but I straighten my hair. Today, I let it air dry and it is frizzy but no where close to what it would look like without the treatment. I think this treatment works best for those who wear it straight, that's why there are so many good reviews on here.
Originally Posted by IntenseVisitationOfEnergy
I 2nd that! This is definitely true of this product.
It cuts back on the straightening time but of course you can't wear your hair curly after this. I did this with every intention to straighten every day if not every other day
Originally Posted by rams2gether
really? I found that I can leave my hair curly after this treatment... its sooo much more tolerable. Its less curly and MUCH less frizzy. The only issue is that its so soft that it separates a lot... I wouldn't go as far as to call it frizz though.
Originally Posted by Skram1113
I guess frizz was the wrong word to use because when I air dry my hair it's wavy, it's just that some pieces dry faster than others. I have A LOT of hair so at first it would still take me a long time to blow dry and use a straightener (the time it took was cut in half though). But my hair stylist thinned out my hair so now the time was cut in half again, which I am very happy about .
Use to be 3A/3B
Currently Coppola Keratin Treatment
Ready to transition back to my curls that I've missed!
Hi everyone, I just got this treatment done yesterday. Before i got it done i had curly frizzy hair that was very thick though and i could do anything with it and it had natural volume. Right now my hair is extremely flat thin and straight and i cant wash it until saturday. I used to wear my hair wavy( i would straighten it then wave it with a curling iron) and im so scared that after i wash it my hairs still going to be flat and thin and not look volumized and big like it used to. For those who have done keratin by coppola how does ur hair look when u wash it? is it wavy? im really hoping i have cute waves and my hair is more puffy because i really hate my hair thin and to my head. help me!!!
Hi everyone, I just got this treatment done yesterday. Before i got it done i had curly frizzy hair that was very thick though and i could do anything with it and it had natural volume. Right now my hair is extremely flat thin and straight and i cant wash it until saturday. I used to wear my hair wavy( i would straighten it then wave it with a curling iron) and im so scared that after i wash it my hairs still going to be flat and thin and not look volumized and big like it used to. For those who have done keratin by coppola how does ur hair look when u wash it? is it wavy? im really hoping i have cute waves and my hair is more puffy because i really hate my hair thin and to my head. help me!!!
Originally Posted by marie22
If it was done properly, it will not stay that way. It should look a lot like your naturally curly hair, but maybe bigger curls and smoother. It should be much easier to blow dry and flat iron than before and should have more shine.
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Marie,

I just got it done yesterday, and can wash on Sunday. I'm having those same thoughts...it's soooo pin straight and FLAT -- but I know from reading the thread it will be okay.

Even so....I'm still doing that internal PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let me love this after spending so much money on it!

Here's to great hair next week!

Cheers, Deb
I washed this morning, and am air drying to see the difference - wow, air drying straight, but what I notice the most is there's so much less bulk.

I think I'm somewhere between a 2b/2c? I have a lot of wave, S like, and blow dry/flat iron daily just to take out the bulk

My hair was bulk central, and it's about 75% dry, and I'm amazed at the difference. By now, my hair would be drying "out" not "down" --

Think this was a good thing! Thank you to everyone who shared their experiences. I searched the web top to bottom, and this thread was the most complete and helped me make my decision.

Cheers, Deb

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