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Keratin Complex by Coppola Before and After, type 3b

Just had the Keratin Complex by Coppola done. I have very fine hair. It's a type 3b, I think. It's very dry and not wavy or curly when naturally dried. I have to dry it with a brush in order to get nice smooth curls or waves. When I had it blown out straight, it would never really be a nice straight, and would get frizzy soon after. I was sick of having to put it up in a pony tail when I had no time to do it. So I had this treatment done. Supposedly, I will be able to wear it natural and have nice waves, which is the look I am going for. I do not want it pin straight.

The process was $240, with a 20% coupon. Had it done in NJ. It took just under 3 hours. It didn't smell or make me chokey or burn my eyes. It is very flat and pin straight but it won't look like this once I wash it, I'm told. I get to wash it tmrow.

I wanted to share my before and after pics. The first are when naturally dried. And the others are right after the treatment. It needs to be cut, but you can see the difference in the texture.

Overall, I'm really happy with the results already. It is so greasy and nasty right now with the product in, but I think it will be nice when I wash it.

1st pic - before Keratin, naturally curly with product
2nd pic- right after Keratin treatment
3rd pic- before Keratin treatment with product and blow dried
4th pic- before Keratin, naturally curly
5th pic- right after Keratin
Type 3B-3C hair
I never wear it straight anymore. Hard for me to blow dry straight. Haven't colored or used irons in a VERY long time. Damaged hair. I use Chi serum, which works great. Wish I could have long waves but my hair won't grow.
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  • Skram1113Skram1113 Posts: 365Registered Users
    PLEASE post pics of your hair after you wash it (preferably before you blow it straight if you do) I have thicker 3b/c hair and am going back and forth between getting this treatment or just trying to cut my hair to thin out the bulk/even it out. I'm really interested to see how the hair will look when its curly/wavy!!
    3b/c/f/ii
    Messing with AOWC/AORM (but will always love AOHR) Also playing with KBB, KCKT & KCCC
    Frustrated none the less... Keratin process set for 12/20 unless something changes before then.

    Fotki:
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    1/20/2009 could not come sooner
  • ktcardioktcardio Posts: 11Registered Users
    Ok, sure! I get to wash it tmrow, thankfully. It feels so greasey. I have been hiding out all day at work. My plan is to let it dry naturally tomorrow.
    Type 3B-3C hair
    I never wear it straight anymore. Hard for me to blow dry straight. Haven't colored or used irons in a VERY long time. Damaged hair. I use Chi serum, which works great. Wish I could have long waves but my hair won't grow.
  • oneluv4lesoneluv4les Posts: 1Registered Users
    Where did you get it done in NJ?
  • ktcardioktcardio Posts: 11Registered Users
    So, I am on my 2nd day after the washing and I'm fairly happy with the results. I am completely happy about it not being frizzy anymore. It is soooo silky and healthy looking. I can't even believe this is my hair! I had to get it cut today because it wasn't cut to be worn straight before, and it also had no body, being long. I got it cut shoulder length with layers for more body. My face is longer, so I don't look good with totally flat, long hair. I totally recommend this treatment for antifrizz. I have no frizz at all. When I air dried, it had some wave but fairly straight. It feels so light and healthy.

    I do miss some of the curl I had before. The hair dresser said it will come back more in a week, or so. I tried to use the curling iron before to get some ringlet curls and it didn't hold too well. I think I will need some setting spray to get some curl.

    I have to say , though, that I would rather work now at getting curls a bit, than work as hard as I was at fighting frizz. I'd rather start off with nice, silky hair and then try to put some curls into it, than starting off with a big frizz mess.

    I'll post some pics soon.

    I had it done at the Edge Salon in Landing, NJ.
    Type 3B-3C hair
    I never wear it straight anymore. Hard for me to blow dry straight. Haven't colored or used irons in a VERY long time. Damaged hair. I use Chi serum, which works great. Wish I could have long waves but my hair won't grow.
  • Skram1113Skram1113 Posts: 365Registered Users
    You have made up my mind. I just had my hair "devacut" (whatever) today and it looks awful. Its even curlier and uglier than before, so I'm done. I scheduled the consult for the treatment as soon as I walked out of the salon.
    3b/c/f/ii
    Messing with AOWC/AORM (but will always love AOHR) Also playing with KBB, KCKT & KCCC
    Frustrated none the less... Keratin process set for 12/20 unless something changes before then.

    Fotki:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fskram1113%2F" class="Popup
    pw: curl



    1/20/2009 could not come sooner
  • ktcardioktcardio Posts: 11Registered Users
    Skram1113- I think your hair looks awesome curly! It doesn't look frizzy at all. Looks like you have thick hair, so must be tough to manage the frizz. I think you'll be happy with the results of the keratin. My hair was like straw and the curls weren't defined at all before. It didn't take me too long to do my hair nice, but thing is, I am usually rushing from the gym to work and don't even have the extra 15 min to do my hair. If I let it air dry then forget about it.. had a total frizz all day. So, I'm happy now that it is wearable when I air dry it, even if it is somewhat flat air dried. Better than frizz. Post something after you have it done. I'll try to post pics of how mine looks now today or tmrow. Thanks
    Type 3B-3C hair
    I never wear it straight anymore. Hard for me to blow dry straight. Haven't colored or used irons in a VERY long time. Damaged hair. I use Chi serum, which works great. Wish I could have long waves but my hair won't grow.
  • ktcardioktcardio Posts: 11Registered Users
    Hi, here are some pics of my hair after the keratin washing, after I blow dried it slightly and spent about 5 min. on it. The 2nd to last is it naturally dried BEFORE keratin.Not great pics but gives you an idea. I'll try to get better ones. I plan to use the curling iron to get a few curls.
    Type 3B-3C hair
    I never wear it straight anymore. Hard for me to blow dry straight. Haven't colored or used irons in a VERY long time. Damaged hair. I use Chi serum, which works great. Wish I could have long waves but my hair won't grow.
  • ktcardioktcardio Posts: 11Registered Users
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    Type 3B-3C hair
    I never wear it straight anymore. Hard for me to blow dry straight. Haven't colored or used irons in a VERY long time. Damaged hair. I use Chi serum, which works great. Wish I could have long waves but my hair won't grow.
  • ktcardioktcardio Posts: 11Registered Users
    Here are some more pics of it naturally dried and again, on a rainy day! No frizz at all... still very wavy, which I like :)
    Type 3B-3C hair
    I never wear it straight anymore. Hard for me to blow dry straight. Haven't colored or used irons in a VERY long time. Damaged hair. I use Chi serum, which works great. Wish I could have long waves but my hair won't grow.
  • Skram1113Skram1113 Posts: 365Registered Users
    I can't get over how good your hair looks. I'm so jealous!!!
    3b/c/f/ii
    Messing with AOWC/AORM (but will always love AOHR) Also playing with KBB, KCKT & KCCC
    Frustrated none the less... Keratin process set for 12/20 unless something changes before then.

    Fotki:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fskram1113%2F" class="Popup
    pw: curl



    1/20/2009 could not come sooner
  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    Great pictures! before and after.

    I have heard that the keratin treatment is a coating that lasts up to 3 months and washes out a bit with every time you wet your hair (so, to shampoo and or to condition).

    I am wondering if your stylist mentioned any particular products speeding up the process of the keratin wearing off? or is it simply water that dilutes 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)
  • MaryLarnerdMaryLarnerd Posts: 3Registered Users
    Your hair looks great! I love how soft the BKT makes my hair!
  • ktcardioktcardio Posts: 11Registered Users
    Thanks :) I can't believe how nice it feels! I have worn it air dried for a few days and it looks so healthy and has no frizz! If this lasts more than 3 months, I will be happy and I would definitely do it again! It is sooo worth the $$. Even after I worked out and my hair got wet and sweaty after running, it air dried in the gym and it still looked nice. The stylist just said not to use shampoo with sulfates. I use Pureology, which is expensive. I will try another cheaper brand without sulfates.
    Type 3B-3C hair
    I never wear it straight anymore. Hard for me to blow dry straight. Haven't colored or used irons in a VERY long time. Damaged hair. I use Chi serum, which works great. Wish I could have long waves but my hair won't grow.
  • Dena81Dena81 Posts: 9Registered Users
    Oh wow.... Your before hair is a bit similar to mine except I'm a bit closer to 3c but wow seeing that gives me some hope that my hair will look decent soon!
  • vdevl@comcast.netvdevl@comcast.net Posts: 3Registered Users
    I got this done recently and am so so so happy that I did. It changed my LIFE --- I love my hair now. IT WAS THE BEST DECISION THAT I HAVE EVER MADE. My hair is everything that I always wanted it to be.....
  • CarrollCarroll Posts: 224Registered Users
    WOW girls.....your hair looks fantastic!!! :toothy8:

    I am sooo getting this done before my 20 year reunion this August....I've done two applications of the LK but it really didn't do a whole lot:sad9:
    Say what you mean and mean what you say.
  • curlycarolkcurlycarolk Posts: 3Registered Users
    I got a keratin smoothing treatment at Annza with amazing results. My hair is naturally kinky and very starved for moisture. Annza's stylists are very talented and they did an excellent job at taming my wild locks! My hair is now silky and straight- probably the healthiest it's ever been.

    Here's their phone #:
    Annza Salon
    713.974.3763
  • yosetmyosetm Posts: 3Registered Users
    do you have pics?
  • yosetmyosetm Posts: 3Registered Users
    how much was it? do you know of any other salon who offers this in houston
  • sabi94sabi94 Posts: 1Registered Users
    I have read from people that they tried this and their hair fell out afterward. I saw several posts like that on a message board on Oprah's site. I ordered it and canceled at the last minute because I got scared. Has anyone had that happen?
  • Emi73Emi73 Posts: 8Registered Users
    sabi94 wrote: »
    I have read from people that they tried this and their hair fell out afterward. I saw several posts like that on a message board on Oprah's site. I ordered it and canceled at the last minute because I got scared. Has anyone had that happen?

    I hear you! I think it has to be some sort of allergic reaction or a result of the formaldehyde rotting the hair or maybe the iron being to hot and the hair being to think to take it?

    I just had it done yesterday. I didn’t do the brazillian or coppla and I am almost afraid to mention what I did b/c someone accused me of advertising in another post. Regradless, I don’t know if anyone can get it b/c it is brand new and hitting the market now. I was able to get it b/c I know the distributor and found out about the product that way.

    The treatment I did claims to have L-cystine I think its called which helps prevent hair loss. It also claims to have no formaldehyde and is organic.

    I am DYING to wash my hair (cant till Thursday) b/c I really want to make sure I still have a curl. I am sooo nervous. I just want to make sure I don’t have stick straight hair that makes me look like a sewer rat! LOL.

    How did you guys ever manage to not tuck your hair behind your ears during the treatment? That is driving me crazy!
    What products do you use on your hair now? Any recommendations? :?
  • julieelizabethjulieelizabeth Posts: 1Registered Users
    Hi Ladies,
    I'm getting a Keratin treatment tomorrow and will post some before/after/afterwashing etc. It's nice to see these beautiful photos before I have it done. Helps my nerves lol
    ~julie
  • StyleMosaicStyleMosaic Posts: 1Registered Users
    Hi, I own a salon in Manheim Pa called Style Mosaic beauty salon, I have been doing Keratin Treatments for a year now, and just had my second one done on myself yesterday. I was using Simply Smooth which has NO formaldehyde or Aldehyde, it worked great on me, there is before and afters on my website, stylemosaic.net however for others who have course hair, and super wirey hair, it was okay. but i wanted to find something a little stronger to make these clients not only have super soft hair, but completely frizz free as well, so I am trying the Coppola Keratin Treatment. It has Aldehyde, which is the preservative they put on our fruits and veggies. It is NOT Formaldehyde, and I experienced NO ill effects, no harsh smells or fumes during my process, so I am excited.
  • aishamodelaishamodel Posts: 136Registered Users
    Be sure to post pics after your first wash and air dry, so we can see how your hair curls after keratin. Thank you for posting...
    4a-4b hair. Not sure yet so I'll just say both!
  • MerriMerri Posts: 160Registered Users
    Skram, how did your hair turnout? Mine is probably pretty similiar. If you don't blow dry or straighten how does it wear? Do you have some curl???
    Anybody in NH have it done?
    Deciding what to be when I grow up!!!
    Mostly a 3b with thick, dry, frizzy hair. Using Jessicurl CC, re:coil, jessicurl conditioners and Elucence and Curl Junkie
  • curlymegscurlymegs Posts: 2Registered Users
    Merri wrote: »
    Skram, how did your hair turnout? Mine is probably pretty similiar. If you don't blow dry or straighten how does it wear? Do you have some curl???
    Anybody in NH have it done?


    Merri, did you ever get the treatment? I am also interested in seeing what Scram's hair looked like. I have similar hair as well, and would love to see what the treatment does to hair like ours.

    Thanks!
  • MerriMerri Posts: 160Registered Users
    I haven't done it. Still trying to see how it changes curl. Your hair looks like its tighter curl than mine. I'm still thinking about it.
    Deciding what to be when I grow up!!!
    Mostly a 3b with thick, dry, frizzy hair. Using Jessicurl CC, re:coil, jessicurl conditioners and Elucence and Curl Junkie
  • sgruningsgruning Posts: 3Registered Users
    I love the look. I am getting this done on May 26th. Can't wait! My hair is very similar to yours.
  • sgruningsgruning Posts: 3Registered Users
    Personally, I LOVE your new do. I get my treatment on May 26th. Getting lowlights on May 17th first. Then after the treatment, I will have them trim the split ends out. Can't wait. I will post pics too!
  • niqbalniqbal Posts: 3Registered Users
    Thanks for uploading the pics, it was very helpful. I am trying to get Karetin smoothing therapy done and all the pics I saw on websites was for straight hair. My hair is wavy and I wanted to know how it looks if you dont straighten it. I don't like straight hair
    Thanks a lot
    Naz
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