Liquid Keratin

Woody, I can't speak for Koukla, but I will say that I took her post, not as an attack on you or others, but as a word of caution. In the past, there have been brand new posters who showed up just to give "personal" reviews of a brand new product and it eventually became apparent that that poster was from the company involved. As I said above, I came to NC.com looking for info on straightening my hair, so I imagine others find the sight that way too. Please don't be offended, I think that Koukla, I and others, just don't want any one to get burned (or their hair!) by the occasional poster who isn't really here to share their personal, rather than professional, interests. I'll look forward to seeing your honest experiences in the future.

eta: I do appreciate the reminders to be cautious, Koukla, not just of new posters, but any new product. Hair straighterers have a history of being damaging.
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
I totally agree with the above quote. Thanks also to Koukla for looking out & I agree with almost all she wrote, but also agree with what Curlybrunette5 wrote "perhaps it could've been stated in a little less offensive manner", but nonetheless she did get to the point & stated almost exactly what I'm sure many of us were trying to get across regarding one time posters, no offensive intended to those that are truly genuine.

Curlybrunette5, I'm happy to hear you had good results with this. Please continue to keep us updated as I'm still interested in product. Thanks
HairType: multi-texture 3a/b/c
So I read all of the replys and still thought I would take a chance. I bought the kit at Ulta last Friday night and did the treatment Saturday morning. I did everything just as the instructions listed and after straightening my hair looked and felt very nice. It felt really soft and looked very shiny (the color did lighten slightly). I waited until Monday morning to wash and used the products that came in the kit.

I blowdried my hair and honestly I don't think it made any difference - it even seems a little "poofier". I have not flat ironed it yet so I don't know if that would make a difference. But the reason I bought it was to be able to blow dry and not have the frizz - if i wanted to flat iron I never would have bought it. Since I bought it at Ulta I'm hoping they will take it back and refund my money.

Figures too good to be true.

Mary
Sorry to hear that. I know exactly how you feel. What they will tell you is that since you did not flat iron you did not see the results....the sad part is that after you flat iron with such a high level heat as they recommend (450-480) your hair will look "faaaaaaabulously flat" for an hour or 2. Then you realize that you are destroying your hair, when you see the damage days later, like happened with me.
Sorry to hear that. I know exactly how you feel. What they will tell you is that since you did not flat iron you did not see the results....the sad part is that after you flat iron with such a high level heat as they recommend (450-480) your hair will look "faaaaaaabulously flat" for an hour or 2. Then you realize that you are destroying your hair, when you see the damage days later, like happened with me.
Originally Posted by AphroDiva
AphroDiva, I'm so sorry to hear what happened with your hair. I read your post in the transition thread. Maybe you don't have to totally cut your hair just yet. I would suggest you continue babying your hair with some deep moisture treatments and/or olive oil, coconut oil, etc. treatments and giving it a few days or weeks before deciding to cut it completely - it may just come back to healthy after some TLC, try hanging in there. Please keep us updated.
HairType: multi-texture 3a/b/c
CurliTresses, Thank You So Much.

Yes, I will baby my hair again, you are right, lets see what happened. I apply the concoction I make for my hair to try to bring it back to life. Lets see what happend in a few more days. I will keep you posted.
Thanks again!
CurliTresses, Thank You So Much.

Yes, I will baby my hair again, you are right, lets see what happened. I apply the concoction I make for my hair to try to bring it back to life. Lets see what happend in a few more days. I will keep you posted.
Thanks again!
Originally Posted by AphroDiva
Yay! You sound better. I'm so happy to hear that. Wanted to mention, I've read your hairblog (beautiful hair btw & beautiful haircolor); really have enjoyed reading it. It has some helpful tips and inspiration. Hang in there - cus it will come back & remember we've all been there. ~HHHG~
HairType: multi-texture 3a/b/c
Ok, I'm on the fence. Like some others, my hair looked great with the treatment product in. It was super straight and shiny...it looked like naturally straight hair, not flat ironed curly hair. It also felt wonderful. I washed it Sunday night to "neutralize." Their shampoo and condish is just ok. I missed the richness of my B2B Pom or Biolage. I used their leave-in (which I actually love...my hair still smells so good from it) and a little Moisture Block (I checked ingredients...MB consists of only 2 ingredients both of which are pure silicones and both of those are in LP's serum so it's safe). I defused it for a little while to see it it would be wavy, but I do confess, it was late and I had to work the next morning, so I went to bed with damp hair which doesn't exactly help make you hair look nice. However, as I was drying my hair it didn't look that much different than it normally does. The curl really wasn't any looser. I flat ironed the next day, and my hair seems really greasy. It's weird...I normally do not have greasy hair. I don't know if it's because I used the shampoo too sparingly because they don't give you a lot and I wanted it to last more than 1 was or what? My hair doesn't look particularly special. It's straight, but it's normally straight when I use my Maxiglide. The only big difference I notice is it smells really good. Normally it just smells like flat-iron which I dont' care for, but the leave-in that I sprayed in BEFORE I ironed, is still strong and I find myself sniffing my hair all the time. hehe. It smells so clean and pretty.

So ladies, bottom line, I probably will use the rest of the treatment I have and give it another chance (I have more about a 1/2 bottle), but I doubt I'd ever buy it again. I didn't hate it, but it definitely doesn't justify the big price tag. I may continue buying their leave-in though. I'm going to wash it again tonite (this time using more shampoo) and try blow drying it straight again, as that was were I saw the big difference I saw to begin with and see what happens. I also just really hate that if I continue using this, I can't use all my products that I've already paid for. I don't want to go out and spend $50 on their shampoo and condish.
3a on top and sides/3b underneath...lots of hair

My HG: Sabino Lok & Blok
curly b, thanks for the info! does anyone know of any fragrance free AND sodium chloride free shampoo, conditioner and styling products? i do like the LK ones but would like to switch it up now and then. some of my phyto products are SC free, but not all.
I just used this product and am very happy with the results. My hair feels so healthier and looks amazing compared to how awful it looked before. I use my flat iron on a daily basis and it was really damaging my hair. Liquid keratin has saved my hair. It is the best thing I've used on my hair in ages. I love it. You should try it, it's definitely worth it
Good to know is working for many. It might be my hair type, or hormones, or just me.

Curlistresses, thanks again sweetie your words are encouraging.
I just used this product and am very happy with the results. My hair feels so healthier and looks amazing compared to how awful it looked before. I use my flat iron on a daily basis and it was really damaging my hair. Liquid keratin has saved my hair. It is the best thing I've used on my hair in ages. I love it. You should try it, it's definitely worth it
Originally Posted by vindc

Let's see if this fabulous reviewer posts again.

2C roots, 3A/3B for the rest.
currently growing out... pulled down the longest part of hair is a little past the armpit.

curly goals: GROWING OUT!

routine: Condition daily with Nature's Gate Conditioner, shampoo once a week with Organix Hydrating Shampoo .
Wrap in t-shirt and let dry for ten minutes. Scrunch with Redken Ringlet 07 and blow-dry bangs.



I'm on the fence about trying the product..
My birthday is coming up, so I mustered up the courage to ask my mom if I could have it.
She said maybe. x_x

2C roots, 3A/3B for the rest.
currently growing out... pulled down the longest part of hair is a little past the armpit.

curly goals: GROWING OUT!

routine: Condition daily with Nature's Gate Conditioner, shampoo once a week with Organix Hydrating Shampoo .
Wrap in t-shirt and let dry for ten minutes. Scrunch with Redken Ringlet 07 and blow-dry bangs.



Ok girls, this is great news! My friend who also had the treatment done with very bad results as well tried the treatment again, and it came out looking great! And extremely shiny!
We figured out the PH balance on your hair has a LOT to do with the results. WE have been doing vinegar rinses to seal the cuticle, remove all residue gunk on our hair and give the destroyed hair at least a little hope.
I notice my damaged hair is coming back to life again, little bu little.
But my friend upset about the fact that she spent so much money on the treatment and ALL the product line that came with it wanted to try the treatment again. This time she left her hair air dry after applying the products, she did not put that excessive heath that is suggested, she used her flat iron on medium heat. And the hair came out looking great!
So I thing a vinegar Rinse would be a great way to prepare your hair for the LK treatment.
Me, I wont mess with my hair for a couple of weeks until I recover from such awful damage.
But at least I know that it might have been our PH balance, or the fact that the vinegar remove all that build up from the hair, and who knows how much build up from other products used before I had on my hair.
OK, I'm brand new, found this site because I googled Liquid Keratin and "reviews" and found this thread. I read what I thought was the whole post and decided to try it... then today discovered all the other replies with the people less than pleased. After reading though, I decided to join and give what has happened to me to help out people that are deciding. I'll update once I'm done, too


As of right now, I have done everything just as the instructions said. I washed with just the shampoo, towel dried / air dried it for a bit, then hosed my whole head down in the spray. Left it on for 30 minutes - noticed as it dried it was not at all frizzy. Blow dried with a round brush and it felt pretty heavy (like I had in a lot of product... which I do) then straightened it with my Chi. It's really stright, but I'll be honest my hair usually straightens pretty well. It took about the same amount of time it normally does. My only "complaint" would be that it looked / felt greasy. I did seriously hose it down though.

I am waiting until tomorrow night (48 hours) to wash it. It smells ok, nothing great, and it just doesn't feel all that clean to me but I don't use much it in usually to straighten. I'd rate myself as a 2b/3a (depends on the day, place on my head... ) and I have a TON of hair. It's also pretty long, goes about to my bra strap in the back. Gets a little dry sometimes but pretty manageable. I would not, so far, recommend this to anyone with fine hair personally... oh and mine is highlighted. No issues with the color, it was done around a month ago.

OK, that's it. I'll let you know what happens when I rinse it out
Ok girls, this is great news! My friend who also had the treatment done with very bad results as well tried the treatment again, and it came out looking great! And extremely shiny!
We figured out the PH balance on your hair has a LOT to do with the results. WE have been doing vinegar rinses to seal the cuticle, remove all residue gunk on our hair and give the destroyed hair at least a little hope.
I notice my damaged hair is coming back to life again, little bu little.
But my friend upset about the fact that she spent so much money on the treatment and ALL the product line that came with it wanted to try the treatment again. This time she left her hair air dry after applying the products, she did not put that excessive heath that is suggested, she used her flat iron on medium heat. And the hair came out looking great!
So I thing a vinegar Rinse would be a great way to prepare your hair for the LK treatment.
Me, I wont mess with my hair for a couple of weeks until I recover from such awful damage.
But at least I know that it might have been our PH balance, or the fact that the vinegar remove all that build up from the hair, and who knows how much build up from other products used before I had on my hair.
Originally Posted by AphroDiva
aphroD
I am so happy that you are getting happier! i feel bad that i dont know as much as you do and could not help more than offer my limited knowledge of this product. please keep posting on your progress. i still like the treatment and will do it again, and will be curious to see how you will proceed. how the heck do you determine the ph? i did do a patch test first...wondering if you did? i did use a clarifying shampoo before the treatment..same as i do before color, so hooray! sounds like that may be the difference.
: ) glad you are happier
Since my hair was breaking so much after the LK treatment I needed a rescue. I started babying my hair with some natural ingredients. But was obsessing over that new sealed box of the LK Treatment my hubby purchased for me to make me happy, and the good reviews I am reading here.This is a Love and Hate relationship...

I am not a hair professional, but I take time to study my hair and how to improve it (that is how I found your products) so I wrote down all the signs and symptoms of my hair. After intense online research and phone research I determined it might have been the following elements that affected my treatment results:

1. Hair porosity
2. PH balance

My friend had the same awful results I had and we both color our hair to lighter colors than our natural, my friend takes birth control pills, I take a pill to adjust my hormonal balance...all this affect our PH balance. During summer I go a lot to the pool, and lay under the sun, so you know the hair abuse I had done.

Then, I came across a wonderful site mentioning how wonderful Vinegar Rinses are to your hair, and its benefits. It balances the PH, seal the hair cuticle, and remove all build up; this sounded like a perfect solution for our hair problems, and a good way to prepare our hair for the treatment. (my hair was already damaged so what the heck, let me take a plunge again)

So I did the Following:
  • I deposoited hair color since my hair was orange, I opt for an Ash Brown to tone down the Orange.
  • After Coloring my hair I did a Vinegar Rinse, I applied Vinegar on my hair and left it on for 15 minutes.
While detangling my hair, I noticed a change on the hair, it was easier to detangle.
  • Then opened up a new box of the treatment and applied as directed. Only this time I roller set the hair under a hooded hair drier, to avoid the hair pulling from the blow drier's hair brush.
  • As soon as my hair was dried and removed the rollers, I could not believe the difference, even the texture has changed to a very strong one. I could run my fingers through hair and NO HAIR BREAKAGE!
  • Then I flat Ironed my hair to melt that treatment on my hair (used medium heat)
I went out to enjoy a sunny afternoon, came home, my hair was looking perfect! Not like the last 2 treatments I did, that within an hour my hair was a Straw Like Mess and falling apart.

This morning my hair still looks amazing, and not breaking apart like it did. It has a lot of body. (I think skipping the Blow Drying has a lot to do with it.) Roller setting will be more gentle to the ends and the hair shafts, skipping that pulling and hair stress.

Balancing the PH, sealing the cuticle, adjusting that porosity help my hair absorb and retain the treatment better. So now I am suggesting all my friends to do a Vinegar rinse before applying it, I think this will help the treatment to be absorbed and retained better.
I will post photos later today, after I come back from doing errands. I am keeping my hair under close observation, and will report to you later.

REMEMBER: Not all heads are the same, some of us have to tweak things a little.
PHOTOS POSTED IN MY JOURNAL!

Last edited by AphroDiva; 02-06-2009 at 11:50 AM.
I still would really like to see some before and after pics before I give it a try.
3A curls, fine texture, thin (it's always been that way). A few inches past shoulder length and would like it to grow very long.

Latest routine:
Sulfate-free shampoo: Jessicurl Gentle Lather Shampoo, Elucence, Bedhead Superstar
Conditioner: Jessicurl Too Shea conditioner, DermOrganic Masque, Redken All Soft
Style: DermOrganic Argan Oil Treatment/Serum, Kinky Curly Knot Today leave-in, Kerastase Nectar Thermique, Oyin Hair Dew
I washed my hair for the second time after the treatment and I'm still extremely satisfied with my results. I was really scared to wash my hair b/c I thought that the treatment would be washed out and I wouldn't love my hair as much. Fortunately, it looks the same as after my first hair wash. Note that I did use the shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in that came in the box with the treatment.

For those who are having problems with the product, I think it's important to follow the directions exactly and use a flat iron that gives off significant heat. While applying the treatment I used 450 degrees, but after my second hair wash I only used 320 degrees.

Here are some complaints that I do have about the product, however, I still highly recommend it. The pros outweigh the cons, at least they do for me. I'm not exactly in love with the smell of the treatment, shampoos, etc. Also, I barely have any shampoo left and am trying to figure out if I should buy the shampoo or try to find a shampoo w/o NaCl. The shampoo and conditioner are over priced, especially since you have to pay $69 for the treatment. I believe you only get around 6 oz for $27. So if you get both shampoo and conditioner that's $54, plus the $69 you spent on the treatment that is a total of $123. I really wish the maintenance of the treatment would be less expensive. I know I could try to find a NaCl-free shampoo, but I'm also scared it wouldn't work as well as the shampoo, etc that comes with the treatment. My other complaint/observation is that I'm not sure if my hair is any less curly than it was before w/o blow drying and flat ironing. I haven't let it air dry but it still looks as curly as it did before the treatment when it is wet. (I rarely wear my hair curly, so this is not a huge issue for me). However, after blow dry and pretty quick flat iron my hair is stick straight and looks good. Having said that, I also have a pretty expensive flat iron so I'm sure that helps with the straightening of my hair.

The pros are that my hair definitely feels smoother. I like to touch it now and I don't have to add any extra products to it to make it shiny. The LK stuff does the job. Before I had to use Kerastase oleo relax to make my hair look decent after flat ironing. I will continue to use Liquid Keratin b/c my hair looks way healthier than before and feels better when I touch it. For example, I don't notice my split ends as much, way less fly aways on the top part of my hair, hair looks shinier and has no frizz. I really like this product b/c it works for my hair. Every one has different hair so good luck and if you try it I hope it works for you too!
I'm still enjoying the benefits of the treatment...I corresponded with the customer service and I was satisfied with the response. I've worn my hair curly for the past week and I've had no frizz and my curls are really smooth and they look great..I've been using the shamp/condition, but I've been layer the condition with my DevaBlonde conditioner, and then using my KKKnotToday and my hair has been great...It's working for me...
3c/4a

BC - 25 July 2006
AphroDiva, I like your new haircolor. Looks really good, tho I like the lighter color also. And your hair looks great - nice and shiny. Seems the vinegar, aloe & oil rinse worked. Sounds like a good concoction I may have to try. Please keep us posted as you can. ~HHHG~
HairType: multi-texture 3a/b/c

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