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Coppola Keratin Treatment

Has anyone tried this? my salon offers the new 'Keratin Complex Hair Therapy by Coppola' and my stylist had her curly hair done and it looks fantastic. she can wear it curly and it just looks like perfect frizz-free waves, or she can straighten - and that time was cut from 45 minutes to about 10 minutes. I guess only time will tell how it grows out and if it's damaging. the more porous the hair the better. it's not a straightening treatment, but a frizz reducer. see links below:
coppola's one page web site:
www.keratincomplex.com

and an interesting article, then 8 page discussion on it...
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I'm looking for a way to reduce the morning time dealing w/ my hair and get more consistent results. I'm surprised the NC boards haven't been discussing it more...maybe in time that will change.
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  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    Wendyruby wrote: »
    Has anyone tried this? my salon offers the new 'Keratin Complex Hair Therapy by Coppola' and my stylist had her curly hair done and it looks fantastic. she can wear it curly and it just looks like perfect frizz-free waves, or she can straighten - and that time was cut from 45 minutes to about 10 minutes. I guess only time will tell how it grows out and if it's damaging. the more porous the hair the better. it's not a straightening treatment, but a frizz reducer. see links below:
    coppola's one page web site:
    www.keratincomplex.com

    and an interesting article, then 8 page discussion on it...
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    I'm looking for a way to reduce the morning time dealing w/ my hair and get more consistent results. I'm surprised the NC boards haven't been discussing it more...maybe in time that will change.

    From a quick glance at the article this is another name for "Brazilian Keratin Treatment" or "BKT" as some call it. There is a HUGE monster thread with this title on this board and several smaller threads. Some people have done it and like it. Others are scared about use of formaldehyde in the process and health dangers.

    Thermal reconditioning ("TR") does not use any carcinogens and is very effective. I highly recommend it, if you want pin straight hair and can manage the grow out process. (lots of thread about TR too, on this board and on the internet).

    If you do either one, or something similar, post your experience to share it!
    "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
    "I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
    - Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

    (taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
  • WendyrubyWendyruby Posts: 27Registered Users
    I'm getting the Coppola Complex Keratin Treatment done on January 8th - I will post results/comments afterwards. 2 more curlies locally have gotten it done and have had amazing results. they didn't smell any toxins and had no adverse reactions.
    they recently posted a statement about the formaldehyde issue on their website...
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    3A Curly/Wavy. Fine, Highlighted. Favorite Prods right now: Re:Coil, SIF, Aura Hypoallergenic Gel, Jessicurl Gentle Lather Shampoo, One C, Arc Angell
  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    "Didn't smell any toxins" left me scratching my head.

    Toxic doesn't mean stinky and odor-free is not a sign of something being safe. Some of the most toxic substances I've dealt with personally have had little or no odor.

    And re: the formaldehyde, I'd be super wary of a company's own information [propaganda] regarding the safety of their products.

    JMO.

    Remember: the FDA does not regulate health and beauty products anywhere near as rigorously as they do food and medicine.

    I'm not saying it's not safe. I'm just saying that the rationale I'm seeing here doesn't seem very shrewd.
  • WendyrubyWendyruby Posts: 27Registered Users
    I agree...and they don't come out & say they are formaldehyde free. oh well, for better or for worse i'm having it done in a couple of weeks!
    Modified CG
    3A Curly/Wavy. Fine, Highlighted. Favorite Prods right now: Re:Coil, SIF, Aura Hypoallergenic Gel, Jessicurl Gentle Lather Shampoo, One C, Arc Angell
  • DianeBDianeB Posts: 1Registered Users
    I had the Peter Copolla treatment done on 12/27. I love it!!
    Right after she finished, my hair was super straight and I thought "what have I done?"
    I waited out the 3 days until I could wash it. I washed it and was amazed-- my hair still had some of the natural wave...but it took half the time to blow it dry! I have a lot of really thick curly hair and it used to take me 40 min. to dry it - and it would usually be frizzy.
    I dried it in 20 min., then used a flat iron and it looked like I had a professional blowdry!
    Yesterday I let it air dry and it was wavy without being frizzy-- amazing!!

    I had intended to have the Brazilian Keratin treatment done, but then the more I read about the formaldehyde scared me. So the salon I went to does this treatment also. It does still have formaldehyde but it's some patent-pending formula that breaks it down so there are no fumes and it's not as strong.

    Good luck on the 8th-- you will love it!!
  • mjrupkpmjrupkp Posts: 1Registered Users
    Had this done yesterday. Not sure it's "safer" than Brazilian. My eyes burned when my hair was being flat-ironed although I did not smell anything. hiding out now til I can wash my hair on Saturday!
  • WendyrubyWendyruby Posts: 27Registered Users
    Got the coppola keratin on 1/8 - here's a review!
    After 72 LONG hours I was finally allowed to wash my hair with a non-sulfate shampoo (used Devacare NoPoo). It felt good to wash my hair after all those days, plus the keratin treatment leaves a waxy residue on the hair.

    After showering I used [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-BLeave-In-p-434.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-bleavein]Deva B-Leavin[/buylink] as a leave-in condish & a tiny bit of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCare-Arc-AnGell-p-567.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacare-arc-angell]Deva Arc Angel[/buylink], towel dried slightly then let it dry on it's own to see what would happen. I didn't apply heat from a dryer or iron this time - (although I can tell it will be much easier to straighten my hair when I do decide to do it.)
    Anyway, I'm thrilled with the results! I have waves that have NO frizz whatsoever. usually, when I just wash and go, my hair is so unruly I end up wearing a baseball hat - but today I ran some errands in gusty wind and my hair didn't explode into a massive frizzball. The time it saves me in the morning makes this treatment worth its weight in gold. Usually I would goto work with that dreaded 'wet perm' look because my curls were drying & I couldn't touch them until 11am! this treatment saves me MUCHO time every morning because most it's soo low maintenance!
    I did not experience any reaction to the process or skin/scalp irritation.
    I've straightened it via blow dryer/round boar brush and it looks like a salon blow-out every time. before keratin I could NEVER tame the frizz and puffiness when I attempted to smooth it out.

    this treatment may be perfect for those of us with curly hair who don't want to go for the japanese straightening which is too permanent & too straight. this treatment allows you to wear your hair wavy but straighten it when you want without a huge hassle.
    this whole experience has made me realize how envious I am of those people who are born with a normal amount of keratin! I plan to continue with these treatments as needed assuming my bank account can handle it!

    checkout my before & after pics on the fotki album I just created...hopefully it works! (no password needed)
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    3A Curly/Wavy. Fine, Highlighted. Favorite Prods right now: Re:Coil, SIF, Aura Hypoallergenic Gel, Jessicurl Gentle Lather Shampoo, One C, Arc Angell
  • GabriGabri Posts: 2Registered Users
    Hey ladies!
    Today I am going in to get the Keritan hair treatment by Coppola. I am so nervous! I was wondering how you slept with this treatment without making dents or curls in your hair. Also, any other tips on making it through the three days would be amazing. Do any of you use product in your hair after getting the treatment? (if so what do you use)
    Thanks so much,
    Gabri
  • curlybrunette5curlybrunette5 Posts: 264Registered Users
    How much does this treatment run? I'm interested...though cautious about the health risks and the cost. If it's as good as it sounds, I imagine it's expensive :(
    3a on top and sides/3b underneath...lots of hair

    My HG: Sabino Lok & Blok
  • GabriGabri Posts: 2Registered Users
    Depending on how thick your hair is that is going to dictate how long the process will take.My treatment costs $375 and only took 2 hours and 30 minutes. If your hair is really thick then it will coast more because you have to pay for the stylists time. The process is so much easier then I expected and I can't wait to see what the results will be. My best friend just got the treatment a week ago and when she wash her hair it looked amazing!! My hair stylist that did the treatment for me had just gotten it done as well and her hair looked shiny and great! You should read up about it online do a google search and so much will come up about what its made of and such. Am so excited to see the results but I know its going to look great.
  • chocolots2chocolots2 Posts: 2Registered Users
    Right after the treatment my hair was like Asian hair (super soft & shiny) My hair almost 8 weeks later is a little less shiny and a little frizzier (not much) BUT NO WHERE near what I had pre tx. Looks like it has a little more body. So I'm still thrilled!!
    Here's some pics: I'm the blonde at the top. You have to be signed in to myspace to see the pictures, I believe. These pictures are not the most flattering I've ever taken but if it helps anyone make a decision to do this that had hair like mine...... than to hell with it!!
    Don't Walk....RUN to your nearest salon!!

    My treatment was $ 300.00 it included professional take home recommended shampoo and conditioner ( which I'm still using)AND she had me come back after 3 days to wash , cut and style.

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  • audeoaudeo Posts: 42Registered Users
    I had it done 2 months ago. Normally, I have 3b/3c fine,FRIZZY curls that are horrid in humid weather. I got so tired of it I started relaxing with One 'n Only curl remover. My hair was straighter but still frizzy unless I flat iron but the frizz came back on hot days.. On top of that, I have highlights. I read about Coppolla and decided to try it out since it is supposed to work best on damaged hair. It eliminated the frizz and since the hair was relaxed, it has been pretty straight and smooth. I haven't done anything new to it in the last two months and the roots are beginning to frizz now. You have to be careful and not use any products with sodium of any kind. But the only thing I've used is a little heat protector. It's been great not to have to use products and it drys quickly. Unfortunately, it doesn't look good air dried. I will definitely do it again, but only after getting the color and anything else done first. Most color is full of sodium, especially Robert Craig. After years of dealing with unruly hair, it was a challenge to figure out what to do with straight hair : )
  • krazy_yarikrazy_yari Posts: 1Registered Users
    I had the Coppola BKT done 6 days ago and I LOVEEEE LOVE LOVE it.
    The first 3 days are really crappy because your hair has this waxy stuff in it and it’s PIN-straight and glued to your head. You really get tempted to wash it out but you can’t for 72 hours.
    When I washed my hair I could already feel the difference, my curls were no longer there tangling up under the shampoo. I let my hair airdry to check it out and it dried to a FRIZZ-FREE naturally wavy look… very very slight wave with body and bounce and very shiny. I then blew it out and it literally took me 10 minutes to get a salon-style looking blow out. I got rained on later that day and guess what? NO FRIZZ!! NO LITTLE CURLS TRYING TO COME THROUGH!! It was great. It’s been 3 days since my first wash and I’m still amazed at how I really seriously don’t have any frizz or any kinky curl… just great healthy looking naturally straight/slightly wavy hair (not pin-straight)
    Love it.
    Love it.
    Love it.
    And no sore throat or nose or anything from any fumes like some people have reported. My eyes stung a little when they put the mixture near my bangs but nothing to write home about. The worst part had to be 3 days of helmet-head.:)
  • RNRN Posts: 1Registered Users
    Can anyone tell me where to find locations that offer this service in Houston?
  • linrglinrg Posts: 3Registered Users
    Has anyone had the Coppola Keratin Treatment done in the Boston area. I would love to get a recommendation from someone.:icon_smile:
  • alex16alex16 Posts: 1Registered Users
    I'm getting the treatment done this wknd in NY and I can't wait-I waste so much time sitting and blow drying/flat ironing my hair that most of the time i just end up throwing it up in a pony tail to go to work-I'll check in on Monday; the only thing i'm not looking forward to is the 72 hours without washing :sad8:.

    As for the question about Boston-i live here in Boston and have not heard of anyone doing it here yet, that's why I'm going back to my salon in NY to get it done-but I'll let you know if I hear anything.

    If anyone is looking for a salon on Long Island that's trained to do this check out... www.richardsalon.com
  • KathleenHKathleenH Posts: 48Registered Users
    I just had this treatment done (Coppola Keratin Treatment) on Thursday July 3rd (also on Long Island).

    I cannot wait to wash my hair because it is so flat to my head and looking quite dirty.

    My hair texture changed dramatically last year -- used to be a 2b -- and would wear my hair naturally over the summer months. But due to some medications, my hair is now nothing more than frizz with no wave or curl to it. If I leave it natural -- I look like a crazy person! For the past year and a half, I have been committed to blowing and flatironing every time I wash my hair. :(

    I will post back regarding results and look forward to hearing about other experiences.

    This thread was a great one so far; thanks for all the information that has been shared.
  • KathleenHKathleenH Posts: 48Registered Users
    Today was the big day: I got to wash my hair after this Coppola Keratin Treatment.

    I was not as bold as others to let my hair air dry -- and especially since my curls/wave is gone due to certain meds.

    I did wash and blow out; I used only a basic brush -- I did NOT pull, did NOT use a round brush, did NOT use high heat. I just sectioned off and blew easily without much effort. I did not flat iron after.

    I was quite surprised at how good it looked. I have some split ends (that are now more apparent) -- but my hair looked really good with a quick blowdry. :toothy7:

    Will report back after a few weeks with an update.
  • naturallyfrizzynaturallyfrizzy Posts: 23Registered Users
    I just had this done for the second time and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I have super frizzy hair...so curly it isn't even curly it is frizzy..I have been getting it relaxed for years and now do both relaxing and Coppola Keratin treatment - I can't say enough great things about it...mine lasted over 3 months (probably could have gone longer but because I relax it, I have to time the two within weeks of each other)...I am curious to know how long it has lasted other people and if anyone else does both the keratin as well as the relaxer...

    (I am currently hibernating for the next 72 hours until I can wash again)
  • KathleenHKathleenH Posts: 48Registered Users
    Question for those of you who have had this done:

    Did you continue to use the Coppola shampoo they gave you? Or, did you use something else?

    Thanks!
  • naturallyfrizzynaturallyfrizzy Posts: 23Registered Users
    Actually, the girl I went to forgot to give it to me after the first time! When I went back for my relaxer before the 2nd Coppola I mentioned that I read somewhere that I was supposed to use a certain shampoo and she apologized profusely, told me I was supposed to use specific shampoo and gave me a bottle then...to be honest, I don't think it REALLY matters...I was using my normal shampoo for 2 1/2 months and my hair was FINE...After 3 months I probably still could have gone longer but I needed to stay on schedule with my relaxer...I think more importantly than the shampoo (and this is just MY opinion) is how often you wash your hair...I wet my hair almost daily and condition it every time I wet it, but I only use shampoo now 2-3 times a week. To be on the safe side, I am going to use the Coppola shampoo exclusively this time and see if I see a difference.
  • sara917sara917 Posts: 1Registered Users
    I just had Coppola Treatment done in Wellesley, MA (Boston) at Lisa James Salon - Jane did it! She is the best ! I love it!
  • aoliveira1aoliveira1 Posts: 5Registered Users
    linrg wrote: »
    Has anyone had the Coppola Keratin Treatment done in the Boston area. I would love to get a recommendation from someone.:icon_smile:
    I had the treatment done in Southeastern Mass at Perfect Touch in Fairhaven and I love it soooo much, my hair is straight and shiny, I always dreamed of hair like this and did not think it was possible. My stylist is Patricia and she is wonderful!!! Can't believe I can wear my hair down in this humidity!!
  • KathleenHKathleenH Posts: 48Registered Users
    Thanks for your review.

    How long have you had it? And, do you only use the shampoo they recommend? If not, what do you use?
  • naturallyfrizzynaturallyfrizzy Posts: 23Registered Users
    I have had the shampoo for a couple of weeks and try to stick with that..I go by what my hair feels like...I used to shampoo almost every day which I know is TERRIBLE...but I was good about deep conditioning - I deep conditioned a couple of times a week which I think balanced it...now I shampoo 2, maybe 3 times a week and the other days, just wet, throw some conditioner in, put a plastic cap on my head while I finish my shower, then rinse...I have a bunch of shampoos and conditioners I like (although I am TRYING to stick to the Coppola shampoo)...the other one i like but think it has sulfates is Biolage smoothing...one of my friends has her beauty license so I go to the wholesale place and buy the good stuff pretty cheap :)...I also make up my own product cocktails...I wear my hair straight so I like Moroccan oil mixed with a bit of biosilk right after a shower...I put a towel back on my head while I do my makeup and let that soak in, then I mix the Chi straightner with the Moroccan cream and blow my hair straight...it comes out great!!
  • curlybrunette5curlybrunette5 Posts: 264Registered Users
    Does anyone who has had this done know of a salon in Chicago (or the surrounding Chicago area) that does this? I've tried to look online and can't find any! I mean, it's friggen Chicago, the 3rd biggest city in the country! Grrr....I really want to look into this.
    3a on top and sides/3b underneath...lots of hair

    My HG: Sabino Lok & Blok
  • aoliveira1aoliveira1 Posts: 5Registered Users
    I had the treatment done two weeks ago, and my hair looks great!! It only takes 12 minutes to dry and I have long hair down to my waist. I always use the shampoo that the stylist gave me, because I want this straight hair to last as long as possible! I also bought the conditioner that goes with the shampoo, so my hair will stay healthy and shiny! Even in the worst humidity, I have pin straight hair!! When this treatment wears out in 3 months, I am going to be depressed, will have to get it done again. This is the best beauty treatment I have ever had in my life!!
  • KathleenHKathleenH Posts: 48Registered Users
    Thanks for the feedback. So far, I have stuck with the Coppola shampoo and conditioner (both were given to me by my stylist).


    I had it done 4th of July weekend. While it has helped my hair alot, I don't think it was groundbreaking or 'life altering' in terms of blowing it. Surely, I no longer need to use the flat iron -- but, the hair is not totally frizz free nor straight either.

    From what I understand, if you do the process again in three months, the results are vastly improved.


    While I am glad I tried it -- I am not sure if it is worth the money to do again or not. Time will tell for me.
  • adr22367adr22367 Posts: 4Registered Users
    KathleenH wrote: »
    Question for those of you who have had this done:

    Did you continue to use the Coppola shampoo they gave you? Or, did you use something else?

    Thanks!

    I didn't take their shampoo...I'm switching on and off between [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/MOP-C-System-Hydrating-Shampoo-p-919.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=MOP-C-System-Hydrating-Shampoo]Mop C hydrating shampoo[/buylink], Bed Head Superstar, Mastey and Chi color protector, which are all sulfate free.
  • KathleenHKathleenH Posts: 48Registered Users
    Thanks!

    I don't care for their shampoo at all -- too many silicones in it for me. (and the scent is just YUK!)
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