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QOD Max White

Hi everyone,

I'm a long time lurker, but finally decided to post. I think I have read every single BKT thread on here before jumping in. Since there was little on the new QOD Max White I decided to play guinea pig. Did the treatment Friday after work, hung around my house unwilling to step out reeking of cocoa. Saturday I washed it out, went to an outdoor festival where I got caught in the rain... and nothing happened to my hair. Looked a little wind blown but otherwise fabulous at the end of the day.

For reference - I had curly hair to start, used a thio curl remover many months back (still pretty wavy after that). It's totally straight after the BKT (probably due to the severe thio frying).

Really liked that I didn't lose a whole weekend waiting to wash the treatment out.

Comments

  • gforceroygforceroy Posts: 36Registered Users
    Sounds awesome! I wanted to trying this version since I wouldn't have to wait 3 days to wash my hair..
    Can you post before and after pics? I'm curious.
    BC: 9/2009

    green BELT :rambo:
  • SpookyChanSpookyChan Posts: 27Registered Users
    When I get back in town I'll take a pic. It may freak people out though, since it was done over partially relaxed hair. My hair is now 'Asian hair' straight with swing and shine.
  • SpookyChanSpookyChan Posts: 27Registered Users
    I attached a pic of my hair finally, with a really old pic of natural pre-henna hair.
  • morningstarmorningstar Posts: 143Registered Users
    Your hair looks great! I just ordered this type of keratin (was using inoar previously), but it seems like Qod is a favorite around here - so I decided to try this one next. I think I will try next week. My hair is still pretty loose curl, but is getting more poofy lately. I have 3B curls naturally and would say I am about a 3A right now. I hope I don't loose too much more curl. I will post my experience with Qod Max white when I have done it.
    When did you do the henna? Before the keratin or at the same time??
    3B dark brown shoulder length
    Co-wash, Living Proof No frizz, Biolage Gel, Giovanni vitapro fusion leave in
  • SpookyChanSpookyChan Posts: 27Registered Users
    The henna was done before, and there are countless layers of it since I've been hennaing every other months for 6-7 years. Henna and indigo were the only things that covered my gray. I was curious about the Inoar. Were you satisfied with it? I like QOD Max White, but my mom wants to try this and is horribly allergic to lanolin.
  • morningstarmorningstar Posts: 143Registered Users
    I've been researching henna because I am also having trouble covering my greys. Since I am experiementing with keratin though, I don't think I can handle two processes! I am currently letting my hair stylist do the color and I do the keratin myself. I have been very happy with Inoar. No real reason to switch except others seem happy with the Qod, so I thought I would give that a try. Usually I do the keratin the same day that it is colored, but this time I am trying it two weeks after the color. I want to see if that keeps my color in longer.

    I will let you know how I think Inoar compares with Qod Max white after I have done it.
    So, do you do the henna yourself and what are you using? Thanks
    3B dark brown shoulder length
    Co-wash, Living Proof No frizz, Biolage Gel, Giovanni vitapro fusion leave in
  • SpookyChanSpookyChan Posts: 27Registered Users
    I henna myself. It's not hard, just tedious. I've used all sorts of brands - Jamila, Reshma, various yemeni ones, Moroccan ones, etc. Yemeni covers the gray really well, but is extremely red on me. Right now I'm using Reshma because it's available locally. One thing I learned over the years was that for hair the acid component isn't that necessary, and was actually drying my hair. Add a lot of sugar to the mix to make it easier to smoosh into your hair. Sometimes I sleep in it and after 8 hours the color is intense.

    Did you buy Inoar off of ebay or somewhere else?
  • morningstarmorningstar Posts: 143Registered Users
    Thanks for the info on the henna. I may just stick to letting the salon color for now. I have minimal grey, but it seems pretty resistent. I have heard great things about henna and keratin working well together.
    I did buy the inoar from ebay. I bought the 4oz sizes and it lasted two treatments for me. I bought from a seller in Florida and shipping was wicked fast to Massachusetts.
    3B dark brown shoulder length
    Co-wash, Living Proof No frizz, Biolage Gel, Giovanni vitapro fusion leave in
  • SpookyChanSpookyChan Posts: 27Registered Users
    Thanks Morningstar, I'll keep my eyes out for a seller from FL selling it for my mom.
  • redfayredfay Posts: 1Registered Users
    SpookyChan wrote: »
    I henna myself. It's not hard, just tedious. I've used all sorts of brands - Jamila, Reshma, various yemeni ones, Moroccan ones, etc. Yemeni covers the gray really well, but is extremely red on me. Right now I'm using Reshma because it's available locally. One thing I learned over the years was that for hair the acid component isn't that necessary, and was actually drying my hair. Add a lot of sugar to the mix to make it easier to smoosh into your hair. Sometimes I sleep in it and after 8 hours the color is intense.

    Did you buy Inoar off of ebay or somewhere else?

    Hi Spookychan,
    I am also considering Qod max but like you I henna my hair regularly. How do you do it with the keratin treatment? I would be grateful if you tell me your experience?
  • SpookyChanSpookyChan Posts: 27Registered Users
    I have found it's hard to get henna to penetrate after keratin. Plus, I am convinced that it strips some of the treatment. Granted, I am using the QOD white, which despite claims otherwise doesn't seem to be quite so long lasting as the original Max.

    What I wound up doing was doing 2 fairly closely space full heads of henna, left on overnight to get good color. Now I just touch of the roots with henna + indigo. One the plus side, the color from the indigo + henna almost seems to be locked in. I get zero fade now, whereas before, over time the indigo would crock (color loss from mechanical damage), leaving my hair quite red.

    It's a pain to do, but I think the combined depth of color from the henna and the BKT is fabulous.

    Just try to stick with henna before BKT.