7.20.2011

Keratin Treatment Review

I've been talking a lot about the Keratin Treatment and here it is, my review and pictures.

THE PROCESS: 
First the stylist washed my hair then blew it completely dry.  After that she painted on the treatment and covered my head in it completely.  I had to sit with the treatment on, wearing a plastic cap for 20 min. When the 20 min was up she blew dry my hair again and then flat ironed really small sections, going over each section 8 to 10 times.  

In total it took 3 hours.  My butt was KILLING me. 

THE FOUR DAYS AFTER:
Ugh.  No washing, no wetting, no elastics, headbands, bobby pins, tucking behind the ears...nothing.  It felt so greasy and heavy.  When day 4 ended and was so happy to wash finally.

THE RESULTS:
I HATED the first 4 days, hated them.  And at first, even after washing, I still wasn't sure.  First, I thought this was a smoothing treatment.  I thought that my hair would dry with it's natural curl/wave but just softer..NOPE.  Pin straight.  I have to blow dry just to add some body to it.  AND, I used to be able to go 4 to 5 days without washing it - now 2 days tops, maaaybe 3 with a ponytail on the last day. I don't like that.  What do I like?  I like that its supposed to last 4-6 months. I like that my hair dries really quick.  When it rains, my hair stays.   When it's humid, my hair stays.  When I sweat, my hair stays!  I love it.  Check out the pictures below.
One more thing..  no need to buy the keratin shampoo and conditioner.  I use L'Oreal EverPure Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner. They're about $6.99 each at CVS or Stop and Shop. 
THE COST:
$175 + $70 tip = $245
My biggest tip...subscribe to all the Groupons... Groupon, BuyWithMe, Eversave etc.. and then jump on one that is in driving distance.  Other tips:
 - when you see the coupon..check the salon on yelp first, then call the salon and see when they have appts.  I bought my BuyWithMe and then called the salon and had to wait a month for my appt.


The keratin is a little like childbirth....a painful process but then you love the result so much you forget about how bad the process was.  ;-)


6 comments:

  1. It looks gorgeous! I kept thinking this week how amazing your hair looks. But, call me crazy but I have to say, I LOVE your hair in the 2nd Before pic!

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  2. I would love to do this!!! What is the difference between what your mom does and you??? I saw it on the news and they gave it a thumbs down because of the formeldyhyde (sp??) saying it is not healthy.....but its in nail polish????

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  3. Allison Dias HappenJuly 28, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    I just did last night the Coppola Keratin blow out. I could wash after 8 hours. I was to lazy this morning to do it. I am anxious to see what happens when I wash it later on. I am very skeptical. I can not blow dry my hair very well so it will be interesting to see what will happen when I get that blow dryer in my hand. This is a 6-8 week treatment! I will be a firm believer when I go on vacation next week and I have no frizz.

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