Coppola Keratin questions

I was wondering how it turned out! Are you going back to have the salon wash it and blow it out or are you doing it yourself?

I paid $350 for full highlights and keratin treatment...I don't go back for the blowout anymore - it is easier for me to do it myself...

I am not sure how I feel about the highlights...the texture of my hair is not quite as soft as it was without and I am concerned about breakage even though she told me I should be fine...time will tell...I am getting a ton of compliments on it though...maybe I am just nervous...

If your friend can get you stuff at Emiliani, there are a couple of things I would recommend...

1. Moroccan Oil
2. Moroccan Styling Creme
3. Moroccan Mask
4. If you blow dry your hair straight, I use Chi Straight Guard
5. I also buy plastic shower caps...when I am in the shower, I shampoo, then condition and while the conditioner is on, I cover my hair in the cap while I wash, and shave...it is like a 3-5 minute deep conditioning treatment every time i shower
6. I like Biolage Smoothing Conditioner as well

I wasn't crazy about Pureology and I HATED the Coppola shampoo...I tried Paul Brown...it is "ok"...I really like the Thermafuse line (unfortunately Emiliani doesn't carry it) and I am excited to try the new Moroccan Oil line coming out any day...
I was wondering how it turned out! Are you going back to have the salon wash it and blow it out or are you doing it yourself?

So far so good, right now I am a flat head LOL and can't stand it hanging in my face...I am going back on Sunday at 11 to have it washed and blown out...she wanted to see the end result as well.

I paid $350 for full highlights and keratin treatment...I don't go back for the blowout anymore - it is easier for me to do it myself...

Wow, that is cheap...just a partial highlight costs me $125 with a hair cut and my keratin was $325...I may have to keep your place in mind for the next time...How much does she charge you for just the keratin treatment???

I am not sure how I feel about the highlights...the texture of my hair is not quite as soft as it was without and I am concerned about breakage even though she told me I should be fine...time will tell...I am getting a ton of compliments on it though...maybe I am just nervous...

I do not get breakage from the highlights, I condition very well and it sounds like you do too. I love highlights, they just give your hair that extra umph...I am blonde so I get lowlights in the Fall and Winter to bring my hair down a bit and then go lighter in the Spring and Summer.

If your friend can get you stuff at Emiliani, there are a couple of things I would recommend...

1. Moroccan Oil
2. Moroccan Styling Creme
3. Moroccan Mask
4. If you blow dry your hair straight, I use Chi Straight Guard
5. I also buy plastic shower caps...when I am in the shower, I shampoo, then condition and while the conditioner is on, I cover my hair in the cap while I wash, and shave...it is like a 3-5 minute deep conditioning treatment every time i shower
6. I like Biolage Smoothing Conditioner as well

I wasn't crazy about Pureology and I HATED the Coppola shampoo...I tried Paul Brown...it is "ok"...I really like the Thermafuse line (unfortunately Emiliani doesn't carry it) and I am excited to try the new Moroccan Oil line coming out any day...

I have both now, the Coppola and Pureology...I will alternate between the two.

I will post again after I get it done on Sunday and let everyone know how it came out...I tried podting pics but the site was telling me they were too big and I dont know how to make them smaller?
Originally Posted by naturallyfrizzy
I am now into day 2 of just letting it hang straight and boy, is it driving me crazy! It is very humid today and even just moving around makes you break a sweat. I had to flat iron a couple of pieces this morning as soon as I woke up and after running errands I had to blow dry the back underneath because I was sweating. I will be glad once tomorrow comes. I have never wanted the weekend to be over so much! My hair is pin straight right now and starting to look greasy...ewph! I cannot wait until tomorrow to see the end result...it had better be worth it!
Wash day is finally here...thank goodness because I could not take one more day of this...my hair is flat to my head and greasy...ewph! 1.5 hours to go...so excited to see the final result!!!
So far so good...it is humid here today and no frizz so that is really exciting. Normally on a day like this I would have had to go over the blow out with the flat iron by now! I did notice as Kelly was blow drying she didn't need to put as much effort into drying it. She told me that when I wash my hair it is not going to look like the Japanese hair straightening (ex: pin straight) I am going to have to blow dry but can probably get away with just a paddle brush. So honestly the real test is going to be when I do it myself for the first time but so far it looks great! If I decide to do this again I may have to try your salon though because it seems a lot cheaper then mine. I would never just go to any salon because it was cheaper but since you recommend it, I may have to give it a try, I mean that is a big difference in price.
I am getting this done within the next two weeks and have a few questions:

1) How much are you paying and what is a reasonable tip for this process? I am getting my hair highlighted and cut this weekend and that will cost me $130 and I normally give her a $30 tip. She said my keratin treatment should probably cost me $325 and take a little over 4 hours because the length and thickness of my hair. Is $60 reasonable? I paid $400 for 4 hours and gave a $60 tip

2) My stylist told me I need to buy the special shampoo and conditioner specifically for the treatment? Is this true? Have any of you used regular shampoo? YES!! My stylist said the poo and condish offered is weird so I bought Purology Hydrating poo and condish and LOVE IT!!

3) She also told me that I have to wait 3 days before washing my hair and then I go back to her and she will blow it out no charge, is this normal? I mean it cant hurt but if I have it done on a Thursday, I can wash it by Sunday, I don't want to wait another day to have her blow it out? I had to wait 3 days but didn't have to go back for a blow out

4) Final question, you can't wash for 3 days, am I also understanding it correctly that you can't pull it back with any sort of hairband or clips? You just have to let it hang??? Yep, absolutely correct!!

Thanks in advance for any responses...I am nervous and excited at the same time to get this done.


Carol
Originally Posted by ckopyta
You'll LOVE IT!
Originally Posted by rams2gether
Hi, so do you have anything on the youtube where you discuss your hair experience with the treatment?
3c/4a

BC - 25 July 2006
Regarding sleeping on it...I tend to get REALLY bad bed hair...when the treatment is done, they will blow your hair out straight and flat iron it...it is SO straight, you will not get bed head the same way as normal, but you will end up with some mess...the minute I get up, I blow it back out straight with a big round brush (that usually fixes it)...in the rare occasions that doesn't fix it, I will flat iron over it after, but the blow dryer usually takes care of the problem...DO NOT wet your hair!!
Originally Posted by naturallyfrizzy
Can't I just brush it and go? I mean, for the 1st 4 days it is gonna be completely straight until the next time you wash it, right?

"Smile...just do it."

3aMii, medium porosity, medium to low elasticity

Shampoo & Conditioner: HE Hydralicious Featherweight
Styling: HETMS Spray Gel and Finishing Touch Cream
DT: GF Triple Nutrition

If you want to keep it curly after and not flat iron it, what gel or cream or whatever should you use for the curls?
My hair stylist said she is going to use the Cappola Advanced Keratin Treatment and that with the advanced you don't have to wait 3 days to wash your hair and you can put it up in a ponytail right away. Has anyone ever heard of this?
I have been getting the Coppola treatment done every 2-3 months for over a year now...(I JUST had it done again today)...to answer your questions...

1. I tip 20%..the process is expensive but it is someone's time and it is also not an easy process to do...they have to blow your hair out straight with the product in it, then flat iron it (NOT easy)

2. You will need sulfate free shampoo (my salon gives me a bottle every time I get the process done)...I use any conditioner I choose though...(I only use salon conditioners though)

3. You do have to wait 3 days...part of the fee is going back for a blow out...I did it the first couple of times, but I actually prefer the way I blow out my hair, so now I skip that and do it myself...

4. You can not put ANYTHING in your hair for the 3 days...not even sunglasses on your head! I use a shower cap in the shower, but I do pull my hair back to wash my face and brush my teeth (that only takes about 3 minutes)...the minute I get up in the morning, I blow out the bed head and flat iron it to seal it back...don't wet your hair or use any product in it for the 3 days

ENJOY! This is a life changing treatment - I can't say enough wonderful things about it!
Originally Posted by naturallyfrizzy

I hear everytime you get it done it lasts longer. Is that true?
4-5 hours?!?! WOW! My hair is about midway down my back and it took about 2 hours...I did highlights for the first time with it yesterday so the entire process took about 3.5 hours...I can't wait to wash it and see how it came out!

The more you do it, the less often you have to do it...I am super picky about my hair and tend to do things a bit more frequently...I relax my hair as well so typically, I do that every 8 weeks then 2 weeks later do the keratin...some times have come out better than others (no idea why) so I have been able to get more time out of some of the treatments...my fear is that the keratin will wear off between relaxing cycles so even if I don't "need" it, I will do it anyway just to be safe.

There are a number of shampoos you can use as long as they are sulfate free...the salon has a few different ones...I HATED the Coppola shampoo...it smelled fine, but I didn't feel like my hair was getting clean...my personal favorite is Thermafuse (my salon carries it and gives me a bottle when I get my keratin treatment done)

Also, nobody tells me to do this and the salon does wash your hair before doing the treatment, but I always do a clarifying shampoo the morning of the treatment...I use Paul Mitchell clarifying shampoo...It could be psychological, but I feel like by getting any build up out of the way, it enables the keratin to soak in more. I don't use that shampoo often because it is not sulfate free...

You are SO going to love having this done! Honestly, it has changed my life (I know that sounds so corny, but it has)...all the things I have always hated about my hair are more or less fixed...I HATED that it took me 45+ minutes to blow out my hair...now it takes 15-20...I HATED that any time there was an OUNCE of humidity in the air or it drizzled out, my hair was a fuzzball...no more! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! It is expensive, but if you can afford it - worth EVERY penny! Plus, you spend less on products so in some ways, it balances out
Originally Posted by naturallyfrizzy
I just had my Kerating done in Dec and also had relaxer in it. I just read that you do both. Do you think if you didn't relax it the Keratin would be less effective??
Thanks.
I am getting this done within the next two weeks and have a few questions:

1) How much are you paying and what is a reasonable tip for this process? I am getting my hair highlighted and cut this weekend and that will cost me $130 and I normally give her a $30 tip. She said my keratin treatment should probably cost me $325 and take a little over 4 hours because the length and thickness of my hair. Is $60 reasonable?

2) My stylist told me I need to buy the special shampoo and conditioner specifically for the treatment? Is this true? Have any of you used regular shampoo?

3) She also told me that I have to wait 3 days before washing my hair and then I go back to her and she will blow it out no charge, is this normal? I mean it cant hurt but if I have it done on a Thursday, I can wash it by Sunday, I don't want to wait another day to have her blow it out?
4) Final question, you can't wash for 3 days, am I also understanding it correctly that you can't pull it back with any sort of hairband or clips? You just have to let it hang???

Thanks in advance for any responses...I am nervous and excited at the same time to get this done.

Carol
Originally Posted by ckopyta
1. While the treatment is advertised as $185.00, you end up paying like $250.00, for the treatment + the keratin products they force on you + tip. But i was 100% satisfied. i tipped $20.00.

2. i use the keratin shampoo and conditioner that they sold me. and yeah, you have to use it. you dont HAVE to, but you really should. if you use regular shampoo & conditioner, the treatment def. won't last as long.

3. the three days isnt that bad, don't worry. but you have to listen to her and wait 3 days, its required.

4. thats right. but its not as bad as it sounds.
I just had a keratin treatment done and the 3 day wait is driving me insane... I still have 48 hours to go

I just ordered the Pureology hydrating shampoo & conditioner as I have heard greats things about it. Do you all agree?

also, what styling products do you use after the treatment to wear it curly/wavy? Straight?

Thanks guys!
I just ordered the Pureology hydrating shampoo & conditioner as I have heard greats things about it.
Originally Posted by Emi73
Pureology cleansing agents: Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, and Decyl Glucoside

Sodium is what you should avoid. It breaks down the keratin bond.
I just ordered the Pureology hydrating shampoo & conditioner as I have heard greats things about it.
Originally Posted by Emi73
Pureology cleansing agents: Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, and Decyl Glucoside

Sodium is what you should avoid. It breaks down the keratin bond.
Originally Posted by audeo

Thank you so much! I just washed my hair and I am thrilled! My curl is totally there except it is loose, soft, and beautiful!

I used the pureology (hydrating) poo and conditioner and I love them! I liked the herbal, grassy smell of the poo and I LOVED the tingly, cool sensation of the conditioner.

One more question: What hairspray shoud/could I use? How about styiling creme? I use Tigi curls rock styling creme but I am unsure of what hairspray I should be using after a keratin treatment.

Thanks guys!
I've been getting Keratin treatment done for over a year now, and it has been a life saver. I wish this existed when I was in highschool, and I would fry my hair regularly.
The first time I got the Coppola treatment done I was so amazed. I have pretty tight curls, but not terribly coarse (so my hair breaks easily). the treatment left waves, which was perfect! The 2nd time I got it done, I noticed that the ends were pretty straw-like, which was ok if I were flat ironing but after a while, I just wanted to wash and go and no amount of scrunching could curl the ends.
So I went back to my stylist and asked her to just do the grow-out and leave the ends so that they would start to curl eventually. This worked great, however they stopped using the Coppola treatment...And instead were using Marcia.
She told me they were basically the same however there was a big difference in the way my hair felt after the treatment (during the 3 day waiting period). The coppola made my hair light, soft, and flowly, and the Marcia was gummy, and felt greasy.
The results after washing were similar but I feel it did not last as long!
I got the Marcia done in late Feb, and I am already wanting to do it again :\
Now I am searching for another salon that uses coppola. I hate having to change salons cos I love love my stylist...lame.
I do have one question, for those of you who have had this treatment done, and don't flat iron your hair...which products do you like to use??? I found that my hair is pretty much resistant to everything now! I like texturizing products to help define the waves. Spray waxes seem to work ok, but after a while weigh my hair down.
Whats your product post-Keratin.
Anyone tried Coppola and Marcia? Which do you prefer?

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