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Need help picking a treatment

SereniflySerenifly Posts: 4Registered Users
Hi ... I've been lurking on this board for the past week - trying to find good, first hand reviews on which of the 'brazilian blowout' treatments I should get.

I have curly (spiral type) hair - can't figure out if I'm a type 2 c or 3a/b ... but I have really long hair, so the curls are only defined if I shower, let it air dry and only the bottom half of my hair will be curly - if I had short hair, I'm sure it will be curly.

I straighten my hair about 95% of the time, and the blowdry/straightening takes me 35 minutes each morning :( I'm concidering getting this treatment done ...but am confused about the different types of this product. From what I gather Coopla ? is the best ?

IF so, if this is the most highly recommended, how do I find a salon that offers this brand? I live in a small town, so I'd have to go to the city to do it, just wondering if I should call around, and ask 'what straightening services do you offer?' ... I guess the Brazilian Blowout seems to be the worst brand?! I've had so many stylists want to do that on my hair as I'm apparently the 'perfect candidate' ?

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  • rolltidegalrolltidegal Posts: 307Registered Users
    I'm sorry, this is not even remotely helpful to getting your question answered, but I have to ask - is your username referencing the Joss Whedon series?


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    Medium-coarse, super high density, normal porosity, low elasticity.
    I'm currently trying out various Curl Junkie and Devacurl products.


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  • SereniflySerenifly Posts: 4Registered Users
    I'm sorry, this is not even remotely helpful to getting your question answered, but I have to ask - is your username referencing the Joss Whedon series?


    Sent from my iPhone using CurlTalk - sorry for any speed/autocorrect type errors!


    haha yes, serenity / Firefly :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7: LOVE the show - if you can't tell! lol
  • rolltidegalrolltidegal Posts: 307Registered Users
    Serenifly wrote: »
    I'm sorry, this is not even remotely helpful to getting your question answered, but I have to ask - is your username referencing the Joss Whedon series?


    Sent from my iPhone using CurlTalk - sorry for any speed/autocorrect type errors!


    haha yes, serenity / Firefly :blob7::blob7::blob7::blob7: LOVE the show - if you can't tell! lol

    ME TOO! Haha.

    Also, I suppose this is the part where I vaguely reference my horrible keratin experience, but concede that your hair sounds extremely different from mine.


    Sent from my iPhone using CurlTalk - sorry for any speed/autocorrect type errors!
    Roll Tide!
    I was at the 2009 and 2011 BCS National Championship Games :)



    Medium-coarse, super high density, normal porosity, low elasticity.
    I'm currently trying out various Curl Junkie and Devacurl products.


    Fotki: fotki.com/rolltidegal
    password is 'rolltide'
  • SereniflySerenifly Posts: 4Registered Users
    no no please do share your experience :) ... That's why I'm here, to hear good and bad :)

    I found this guys' site in my seraches (trying to find someone local that does these treatments)

    Does one called KERASPA (which he says is the best) KeraSpa Vancouver BC Canada - Did you love Brazilian Blowout and Cadiveu then try KeraSpa by Raigen

    Haven't heard of it before checking his site...

    Love meeting fellow Browncoats!
  • SereniflySerenifly Posts: 4Registered Users
    I found a place locally that offers KERASTRAIGHT - anyone heard of that?
  • rolltidegalrolltidegal Posts: 307Registered Users
    Well....I had a keratin treatment done OVER a "normal" relaxer after a few months to straighten the new growth and get me away from what is so (not!) affectionately called the "creamy crack." Now, I had not voluntarily relaxed to begin with (long story), so that definitely caused unneccessary bitterness towards the entire process, but after a relaxer in August 09, and keratin treatments (I don't remember the brand, unfortunately) in November 09 and March 10, I was forced to do a BC to try to grow out naturally. And my hair was, once again, about 2 inches long. So...in my experience, it didn't wash out, and it definitely damaged my hair, which it's not supposed to do. But I'm a 3c, so I was much curlier to begin with than it sounds like you are.
    Roll Tide!
    I was at the 2009 and 2011 BCS National Championship Games :)



    Medium-coarse, super high density, normal porosity, low elasticity.
    I'm currently trying out various Curl Junkie and Devacurl products.


    Fotki: fotki.com/rolltidegal
    password is 'rolltide'
  • anniemaeanniemae Posts: 1,702Registered Users
    I've had both the Coppola Keratin Treatment and the Brazilian Blowout Treatment. The Coppola was really good, but it only lasted on me for 2 months, probably because I wash it daily. Also, I had no frizz - a big plus. My hair is naturally wavy/curly - 2b/c. My hair was about a 2a after the treatment.

    I just got the Brazilian Blowout done 2 weeks ago, and my hair is poker straight!! I never thought I'd say this, but it's almost too straight!! But, the great thing is that I can just let it air-dry and I'll get a little beachy-wave with no frizz!!

    I liked both treatments, but my hair seems much straighter with the BB.

    Also, I had the Keratin Smooth done back in April. It was terrible. It left my hair more curly and frizzy than ever.

    I think you should definitely call around and ask. My hair stylist (who I love and trust) really recommends the BB. It's a lot easier than the Keratin in that you don't have to wait the 3 days after you have it done to wash it. Just an fyi - my hair is very fine and kind of thin. Hair type and texture also play a role in how well the treatment that you choose works.

    Good luck!!
    Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density
    2b-c/F/ii
    :dog:
  • LaursLaurs Posts: 39Registered Users
    Serenifly wrote: »
    I found a place locally that offers KERASTRAIGHT - anyone heard of that?

    I've had kerastraight done in the uk and found it amazing! It contains no nasty chemicals and made my hair like a new head of hair! I have 3a I think?? And it left it frizz free and gently relaxed my natural
    Curls bit they were still 70% there when diffused and when ruff dried it was a soft wave and blow drying straight was cut from 1 hour to 15mins! Iv had some highlights through the top of my hair which made it a lil dry and kerastraight sorted that. The salon said the worse condition your hair is on the better it works! If you would like some pics I can post them. Hope this helps.
  • m1086m1086 Posts: 2Registered Users
    I just had a Keraspa treatment done last week. I purchased a coupon from dealfind for Minhee in Yaletown. My hair feels great, it does get oily fast but I think that is because it's wavy/straight. The entire process took 2 hours. I think the straightening part with the iron was done quicker than it should have been done. I came home and noticed at the base of my neck I still had some waves. It doesnt bother me too much because I can just blowdry my hair and fix a few sections quickly with a straightening iron.

    I had done permanent straightening at home almost a year and a half ago and ruined my loose curls :( I ended up with sections of straight hair and sections of wavy hair. I paid ~$120 for my treatment. I'm not sure how long it will last I was told 3-4 months. The price I paid is worth it to much, but I dont know if I would pay anymore for that. Hope this helps!
  • m1086m1086 Posts: 2Registered Users
    Who is your hair stylist? anniemae