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Anyone Successfully remove her Keratin treatment?

DimePiece17DimePiece17 Posts: 521Registered Users
So...i just got mine last week, and I like it when I straighten my hair, but when i attempt to wear it curly I have sections of my hair that are now stick straight. I was a 4a, and I'm now a 3b, with some 3a and straight pieces mixed in. I was sold on this treatment because of it supposed "wearing off" feature, but I honestly don't think mine will wear off. I feel as though mine will have to grow out like a relaxer...BUMMER!

I know this sounds crazy, but I actually want to remove the treatment from this one section. No matter how much product i use, I can't make this section curly, and if I could just remove the bkt from this section, even a little, I'd be much happier. I'm going to try straight up table salt. I already tried washing with a sulfate shampoo, but no dice. Is it possible that I may have to grow out this BKT, like I would a relaxer??
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  • sarahcurly78sarahcurly78 Posts: 15Registered Users
    Hello-

    I totally understand your pain. I have an area in the front that has been straighter than the rest for some time now.

    I have been washing almost daily with a sulfate shampoo and the area is curling more every day. Just keep at it.

    I went from 3c hair to 2b hair...and am sloooowly reverting back after one year and 4 Brazilian treatments.

    A word of caution. The keratin does build up in your hair over time. Don't get it done too frequently if you want to keep wearing your hair curly. My recommendation is twice a year. Good luck!
  • DimePiece17DimePiece17 Posts: 521Registered Users
    Thanks! I will try that! I'm totally not doing this again for a long time, and when I do I'm going to a stylist who will use a much lighter formula and will understand when I say, "keep it curly!"

    I wish there were Brazilian Keratin curly treatment. For curlies who love the frizzlessness, shininess, and softness, of a BKT, without the drastic straightening effects.
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  • sarahcurly78sarahcurly78 Posts: 15Registered Users
    Drumroll please! I have managed to release some of the Keratin from my hair and am so pleased to share the news.

    I have been mixing shampoo (with sodium chloride listed on the ingredients list) with sea salt from Trader Joe's and exfoliating my hair with it. I literally rub the salt grains into my hair for as long as I can stand to be in the shower.

    My 3b/c hair is emerging, but with more shine and no frizz. I have done this about 6 times. I will probably do it 3 or 4 more times and then stop because I love the curl but don't want to encourage more frizz or do any damage to the three inches of virgin hair that I have at the root.

    Just thought I'd let ya'll know!

  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    Hairguru17 wrote: »
    Thanks! I will try that! I'm totally not doing this again for a long time, and when I do I'm going to a stylist who will use a much lighter formula and will understand when I say, "keep it curly!"

    I wish there were Brazilian Keratin curly treatment. For curlies who love the frizzlessness, shininess, and softness, of a BKT, without the drastic straightening effects.


    I think there was someone on here who did get a KT and it still kept her hair curly but just frizzless, her curls were a little looser but not drastic...I'll see if I can find it for you..:profileright:
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  • DimePiece17DimePiece17 Posts: 521Registered Users
    But I already got the treatment done last week, and it made my 4a curls into maybe a 3b in some places and in others a 2a...I don't hate it, just don't want it forever and if I could have 3cs all over my head i'd be much happier :)
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  • acarricoacarrico Posts: 60Registered Users
    Hey, just a quick note of congrats to you for figuring out a solution. And thanks for sharing. Good to know for us newbies to BB. So far, so good with mine. It's been 3 weeks now ... and I finally got a GOOD flat iron. Wow!! A good flat iron is totally worth the money. ha ha ha...
  • BKTBKT Posts: 13Registered Users
    Marcia recommends to use her Advanced Keratin Treatment, it will loosen your curl pattern, up to 80% it's rinsed out the same day, so it will not last as long .....

    To remove the BKT faster, shampoo with a clarifyng shampoo, Marcia's is very alkaline and it's designed to open the cuticle before the BKT so the Keratin can penetrate deeper...by using it after the BKT it will help to remove some of the keratin...another very effective way is to apply a permanent hair color. When you apply a permanent hair color the cuticle is opened to remove/deposit color..this will get rid of most of the keratin.
  • veronicalodgeveronicalodge Posts: 4Registered Users
    i got one done about 4-5 weeks ago. i have 3b curls, some places are 3a, but in the summer they become pretty tight due to humidity. i love how shiny & soft & long my hair is with the bkt, but i miss my curls. in the past week i have went into the ocean, pool, jacuzzi with my hair in order for it to lose some keratin. i also have been washing with lush's BIG, which is shampoo with course sea salt & sea water. i heard henna makes the hair lose some, so i did that too. i usually never wash my hair, but i want my curly hair back. i am bored with this now. after my henna, which i just did, it still was drying straight with a little wave, which is better than what it was doing, pin straight. i took out some gel & scrunched it. it actually began to curl in the formation that it used to. i think that my curls should be coming back soon. i will back off a couple of days, because it has been in such drying things, but next week i will be using table salt & many-a-sodium chloride products!
  • DimePiece17DimePiece17 Posts: 521Registered Users
    yeah, I think your curls will come back soon. After a few washing with Giovanni tea tree shampoo, my BKT, especially at the roots, has completely washed out. the rest of the hair shaft is still a much looser and bigger curl, but the frizz at the roots when I wore my hair curly ( which is the reason I got the bkt-to be able to wear my hair curly), was too much. I went ahead and did an at home treatment for my roots and temple area last night....lol..we'll see how this goes! This is my BKT take 3....i keep ruining it because I'm hair obsessed
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  • acarricoacarrico Posts: 60Registered Users
    So I have had two BB over the last year and I can't believe I am saying this ... but the initial excitement has worn off. I do miss my 3cs a bit. I can tell the flat iron is being a bit brutal to my hair BUT my curls are pretty "limp." I used the sea salt trick (from the local grocery store @ $2.50) with suave shampoo and it is working. I have done it twice and I can see my curl re-emerging (approximately 5 months after my 2nd BB). I am going to try out the Curly Hair Solutions products once I get things in a more normal state. So far I like CurlKeeper but I'm not back to my natural curl yet either!! I really appreciate the tips Ladies!!!
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,469Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Lots of great info on this thread, ladies!

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  • kehornerkehorner Posts: 7Registered Users
    Hair color did it. I left it in for the recommended time for blonde although I'm a redhead and just wanted to color my gray...it worked. I pretty much have my curls back...yipee!
    Kara
  • MiaC123MiaC123 Posts: 2Registered Users
    Hairguru17 wrote: »
    Thanks! I will try that! I'm totally not doing this again for a long time, and when I do I'm going to a stylist who will use a much lighter formula and will understand when I say, "keep it curly!"

    I wish there were Brazilian Keratin curly treatment. For curlies who love the frizzlessness, shininess, and softness, of a BKT, without the drastic straightening effects.

    If you want your curly, but less frizz, do your first shampoo (with the Keratin line) after 48 hours as opposed to 72. I am a certified Coppola treatment beautician......also, go but the worst stripping shampoo out there (Breck, Prell... old school super harsh ones) and that will pull out the Keratin too. Hope it gets to where you want it!
  • JuicematicJuicematic Posts: 1Registered Users
    Bumping!



    Does anyone have updated results? I've been using Prell and salt for almost 2 weeks and I'm seeing a small amount of progress. I am about 5 months post BB.
  • acarricoacarrico Posts: 60Registered Users
    I am almost a year post treatment (I had two). Struggling with how to get this out. I have even posted on BB facebook site with no responses for 2 days!! ERGH. So tired of working with two textures!!!
  • VCurledUpVCurledUp Posts: 1Registered Users
    Drumroll please! I have managed to release some of the Keratin from my hair and am so pleased to share the news.

    I have been mixing shampoo (with sodium chloride listed on the ingredients list) with sea salt from Trader Joe's and exfoliating my hair with it. I literally rub the salt grains into my hair for as long as I can stand to be in the shower.

    My 3b/c hair is emerging, but with more shine and no frizz. I have done this about 6 times. I will probably do it 3 or 4 more times and then stop because I love the curl but don't want to encourage more frizz or do any damage to the three inches of virgin hair that I have at the root.

    Just thought I'd let ya'll know!

    Thank you so much. I had about four keratin treatments in a year and I have another 4 inches of straight hair left. I was considering a BC with layers to get rid of this straight hair...It hinders any braid outs or twist outs I try. I am going to try this tonight and see how it works. This may save me some serious strife.
  • DiBeDiBe Posts: 1Registered Users
    Hi, I had a new "natural" keratin done last week. It is called Natura keratin and is supposed to be "organic". I had it done on Tuesday and I am very dissatisfied. The hair looks good with curls, but the smell when you wash it is horrendous. The hairstylist who did this told me that the first wash I would smell a "little" bit metallic. Yeah right! That first day I almost vomited in the shower and washed my hair five times, no kidding. I called the company, and a very nice lady told me to buy chamomille shampoo and wash it everyday for this whole week. I have done this four times everyday for the whole week. The chamomille is supposed to neutralized the hair making it less acidic according to her. It still smells pretty bad when it is wet. There is no way I can see if I have curls because the scent is so bad while wet that I can't leave it to dry naturally. I am soo frustrated, and disappointed. I don't know what else to do. I have used the chamomile shampoo and even a detoxifying one, which seems to make it worse. If someone can help, please help!!!! The moral of the story: accept your curls.
  • WumiWumi Posts: 185Registered Users
    I think its great that you have found sea salt to remove it for those of you who have, but I wasn't so lucky. I think I tried for about a year to strip the stuff out, but I'm positive it weakened my hair so bad that there was just no chance for me to enjoy it anymore. The curls looked almost exactly the same once the product wore off, however my ends have never FELT the same. They are spongey and flat and do not have the same kind of bounce. You can't even feel the curly bumps like I used to be able to, it's so smoothed out.

    I chopped about 8 inches off as an end result of 2 treatments last year (the hair LOOKED alright but never behaved the same, and was a thinner/flatter version of the orginal it was almost like a texturizer except without the same kind of breakage). 6 months after the last treatment I realized I had a different head of hair, this was well past the time it takes to revert. I've been cutting about 1/4-1/2 an inch of the suspicious-looking ends each since then, and I can tell the difference very well. I went from around BSL to chin length, and I'm barely past CBL now after a year of all that nonsense.

    I would caution that even if your hair looks like it reverted to be very gentle still, because the effects may not show immediately IF it damaged your hair. Overtime you may see a degradation of the ends like I did, even if they look the way they used to they may not behave the same. *People with non-porous, or more coarse hair may not have the same issue.
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  • zalimzalim Posts: 52Registered Users
    It's interesting you posted this thread. I have had a total of 5 keratin treatments and the last one ruined my hair (fault of the stylist, not the product). She over-flat ironed certain sections near my face and after 6 months those parts are spagetti straight while the rest of my hair is 3c curly. I have regrowth now too, so about 3 inches from the scalp is tight curls and the rest of the section around my face is dead straight. It looks terrible.

    I am currently researching black-hair retexturizers, as well as Aveda Smooth Infusion retexturizing treatments, to see if I can even out this mess.

    Any feedback would be appreciated!
  • acarricoacarrico Posts: 60Registered Users
    Well, turns out I had to cut it out. And I have decided to give up keratin and every other "treatment." I have been using the Curly Girl method for approximately 8 weeks. My hair is FINALLY starting to show the benefits. I am actually quite happy with it - for the first time EVER. NOw that I am being nice to my hair -- it is being a bit nicer to me! ha ha ha. Who would've guessed! Wishing all of you the best...hopefully you won't have to cut it out like I did!!!
  • WumiWumi Posts: 185Registered Users
    zalim wrote: »
    It's interesting you posted this thread. I have had a total of 5 keratin treatments and the last one ruined my hair (fault of the stylist, not the product). She over-flat ironed certain sections near my face and after 6 months those parts are spagetti straight while the rest of my hair is 3c curly. I have regrowth now too, so about 3 inches from the scalp is tight curls and the rest of the section around my face is dead straight. It looks terrible.

    I am currently researching black-hair retexturizers, as well as Aveda Smooth Infusion retexturizing treatments, to see if I can even out this mess.

    Any feedback would be appreciated!

    What is a black hair retexturizer? Not sure what you mean there, and I'm black.
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  • zalimzalim Posts: 52Registered Users
    The kind black women traditionally have used. In fact, the salon I've consulted with specializes in this type of hair.
  • FinenfrizzFinenfrizz Posts: 3Registered Users
    Does anyone have advice on how to get body back in the crown. I had the treatment done 48 hrs ago and have since washed it. My hair before the treatment was very fine and frizzy with lose curls. As of right now it is dead flat, and it looks like I have hardly any hair. I was told the body would come back, but I'm in a panic. I have a big event to go to in 3 days. I believe the treatment was the coppola keratin. I don't know if I should chill out and have faith or start scrubbing with salt now?
  • BlipBlip Posts: 1Registered Users
    I just got my hair smoothed last night and im very displeased with the results .The smoothing process is just like keratin . My hair looks completely flat and very thing and the ends are extremely pin straight. Any solutions as to how I could go back to my natural wavy hair ?
  • HoneycurlsHoneycurls Posts: 1,889Registered Users
    Finenfrizz wrote: »
    Does anyone have advice on how to get body back in the crown. I had the treatment done 48 hrs ago and have since washed it. My hair before the treatment was very fine and frizzy with lose curls. As of right now it is dead flat, and it looks like I have hardly any hair. I was told the body would come back, but I'm in a panic. I have a big event to go to in 3 days. I believe the treatment was the coppola keratin. I don't know if I should chill out and have faith or start scrubbing with salt now?

    For those of us with fine hair, keratin results are usually permanent after the first or second BKT, though I can't speak for your particular brand. Wash with salt and a regular sulfate shampoo and see if that helps. But, again, let it be known that the presence of the keratin in your hair is not what keeps it straight, but it keeps it smoother and silkier. The finer your hair, the easier the curl relaxation becomes permanent. Meaning--if you have fine hair, your curl relaxation will likely be permanent after the first or second application. Coarse hair will take longer.

    I wish I could get that info stickied. My naturally 3c/4a baby fine hair is barely a 2 today...and I haven't done a full-head BKT in well over a year. I feel your pain...crown volume is a daily battle for me. I actually like it when my roots start coming in curly because it gives me root volume. That would have to be my only complaint about my BKT results--it robs my hair of root volume and body.

    In the meantime, try some of the root lift powders that you just sprinkle on your roots and they give the roots more body for more volume. And, if you ever have the keratin done again, make sure not to apply the solution all the way to the roots--leave some natural curl there for volume. HTH!
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  • freeandcurlyfreeandcurly Posts: 64Registered Users
    It may not have been the keratin treatment but I received one over two years ago and have had many haircuts since plus used plenty of sulfates considering I've only been cg for a few months now and I still do not have consistent curl pattern. I have curls that start out 3a then strait in the middle and 2c at the end. I have strait strands, wavy stands and curly strands. I have tried all types of products and techniques. All I want is consistent hair. But after two years and many haircuts I think it is permanent. Of course this is probably not the case for everyone I definitely do not want to put keratin treatments down or scare anyone but they are not for me and I wish I knew how to get my hair back.
  • mopsymopsy Posts: 153Registered Users
    I just had the keratin (not Brazilian) treatment done two days ago. I just wanted to try something different. First day - pin straight, I was told don't do anything until the next day. I'm disappointed, already missing my curls. I thought it would look kind of like a shaggy wave, but it just looks like flattened bedhead. The stylist said it should last about 7 weeks, but I think I want my curls back sooner. Like now!

    So I tried a sulfate shampoo. I couldn't believe how sticky my hair was in the shower. Is that normal? I don't blow dry my hair, and this was the first time it's ever experienced a flat-iron, so it's generally pretty healthy. I'm hoping a few more shampoos will restore some of its personality. Any hope?
  • Michelle789Michelle789 Posts: 1Registered Users
    so 2 years back my hair was about a very fine and frizzy 3C, i got the bkt in hopes of making it stick out less and so the curls would get softer. it left me with super straight hair, straighter than i wanted and now after 2 more treatments (less strong this time) over the past years, and ironing it at least twice a week, my hair is very coarse,dry, frizzy to the point where it doenst even fit together anymore, and a mix between all the A's but it sticks out a lot ive stopped doing the treatments and stopped ironing my hair this past year but it still looks ridiculous. any ideas how to make it better?
  • BeautifullyBeautifully Posts: 1Registered Users
    After reading your post I became afraid for my hair...I love my natural hair and I never want to lose my natural status. I put a keratin treatment in my hair that I got from the drug store. Never again will I do this to myself!!! I don't have a horror story. My hair in fine. I just washed it and it appears to be in its natural state (4b). I used shampoo with tea tree and conditioned it as I would normally do. I put my own mixture of mango butter and other things I like to throw together in my hair. Air drying over night to wear my Afro puff to work in the a.m.
  • sarah619sarah619 Posts: 1Registered Users
    zalim wrote: »
    It's interesting you posted this thread. I have had a total of 5 keratin treatments and the last one ruined my hair (fault of the stylist, not the product). She over-flat ironed certain sections near my face and after 6 months those parts are spagetti straight while the rest of my hair is 3c curly. I have regrowth now too, so about 3 inches from the scalp is tight curls and the rest of the section around my face is dead straight. It looks terrible.

    I am currently researching black-hair retexturizers, as well as Aveda Smooth Infusion retexturizing treatments, to see if I can even out this mess.

    Any feedback would be appreciated!


    Hi Zalim,
    I'm having the EXACT same problem now and I'm feeling really bad about my hair and the way I look. I have 3 inches of curly, course regrowth and the the rest of the hair around my face is straight. I live in a remote area and the only hair stylist around is the one the ruined my hair in the first place. I vowed never to let her touch my hair again..

    I hope you found a solution and if you can please share it I would be so grateful ..

    Thanks,
    Sarah
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