Keratin Treatment Support Thread

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by SouthernTease, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I applied my first keratin treatment tonight and I love the results so far. I used Uncurly extra strength (for resistant hair). I can wash it out after 2 days, but I plan to leave it in a week. It took me 3 hours.
     
  2. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I have so many questions... I want to do another treatment in a few weeks. I wonder if I should put my rinse in a few weeks before or the same day...

    I'm definitely wearing a mask next time.
     
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  4. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    Thanks for the link @Napp. I didn't use anything the first time and my eyes and throat were burning
     
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    thankfully the one i use is mild but i do have a stronger one i use on my edges:look:

    it makes me tear up but my edges are so laid
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    Details please! What are you using on the edges?
     
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    It's the same brand of my bb creme rg cosmetics. I believe it's called Amazon xtreme. I got it for free but I prefer the bb cream for all around smoothing.
     
  8. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I did my second bkt today. First I did a Manic panic rinse (purple haze). Then I conditioned my hair for a few minutes to seal the color.

    Next I clarified and I let the shampoo sit for a while. When my hair was 80% dry I applied the Uncurly keratin and combed it through.

    I flat ironed small sections on the highest setting. I won't really know how it took until my next wash.
     
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    Softliss is garbage. I wish I never used it. I had thick apl hair and now it's all broken off and I had to cut it to my shoulders. I'm done experimenting when it comes to keratin treatments. I'll stick to what works.
     
  10. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I was considering trying this next. Glad u posted this!
     
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    the fumes were horrible. it was like i wasnt wearing a mask. i really hate this crap on many different levels. it loosened my curl but not like my tried and true. my hair is flat and wavy instead of bigger ringlets. thank the lord for olaplex because i thought i might need to start over. im just going to keep it low key for a while
     
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    Does anyone know about Magic Sleek, Cezanne or Global Keratin? Im strongly considering a smoothing system to help with frizz and stop relaxing. Its been 6 months since last relaxer.
     
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    I'd recommend keeping your relaxer and doing a keratin in conjunction.

    I've never heard of or use those brands, but with keratin on my 100% natural hair, it still got frizzy.

    With a relaxer, (got my first one in years, last summer) the keratin makes it stronger & eliminates frizz. That's been my experience anyway.
     
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    Just had the DE STS treatment. Is this the right thread for me or nah?
     
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    Will you go to a salon or do it at home?
     
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    Yeah why not lol
     
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    What product did you use?
     
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    I use Basic brand keratin, which isn't permanent and there are no fumes, and Mizani lye relaxer. Best choices I've ever made for my hair!

    @dontspeakdefeat is my stylist! Not sure where you are located, but she's the best!


    ETA: Changed my Avi so you can see what my hair currently looks like. It's 2" from waist, very healthy and manageable.
     
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    Basic keratin? Ive never heard of this. Tell me more [​IMG]
     
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    I have this treatment. Mine was done in January.
     
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    :yep: Yep, Basic! :woot:
    Here is the link. https://basichaircarepro.com/faqs
    Let me know if you have any questions.
     
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    I'm still using Uncurly Keratin. They changed the formula. It's creamier, smells better and it doesn't burn my eyes or chap my hands.

    I want to try another brand out of curiosity though... off to Google Basic
     
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    A salon.
     
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    How long does the Basic keratin last in your hair? On their web site it says apply when there is 1-2" of new growth when the client has a relaxer.
     
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    Leona, do you have a relaxer as well? What does DE STS stand for? Thanks.
     
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    Relaxers weaken the hair, so I make sure at some point shortly after to fortify my strands with Keratin.

    I tried, but its difficult for me to go by a preset schedule. But most times I get keratin 6 weeks after my relaxer touch up.

    The rate that I get my relaxers depends upon how fast or slow my hair grows.
     
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    No I'm transitioning to natural. Next month is my one year anniversary! Design Essentials Smoothing Thermal Therapy System. I'm scheduled for my next treatment next Saturday. I attached a pic if the day I had it done. Let me know if you have any questions.
     

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    I purchased the DE STS with plan to put it in myself. However, after reading the posts and online review, I've decided to go to my salon and have them do it since it would be my first time and not quite sure what to expect. Do you like the treatment? How is it helping you with transitioning? How do you maintain it after application? Do you notice a difference in your hair after washing it? Sorry for so many questions, just really hard to find a person with recent experience. I'm on the fence about transitioning but hate relaxing; just want to try something that would allow me to be a straight haired natural. Thanks in advance!
     
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    What did the reviews say? I had my stylist do it twice just so I can observe, but I'm really not afraid of doing things to my own hair. Ive always done my own bkts and relaxers. So I think I can do it myself. I love the treatment.

    I have really bad tangly hair. Even when relaxed. It has been like that my entire life. Even when I was a natural as a kid. The treatment has eliminated all my tangling. Washing is a breeze. I'm a year into my transition this month! I was having a ton of issues with breakage at the line of demarcation. The treatment helped with that, but I was wearing my hair straight 90% of the time. It takes me about 20 minutes to do a full blow out now and maybe 20 minutes to flat iron.SO my straightening time was cut in half.

    After the second treatment I haven't been straightening. I was using far too much heat and didnt want to risk damaging my curl pattern by flat ironing weekly. I do use all DE products and I have seen a great change in my hair. My favorite is the Express Almond Butter Conditioner. OMG best thing I ever tried. I contacted DE to make sure, but all their products work well with this treatment and wont strip it out.

    The first time my stylist did it she used the shampoo, dc , applied the treatment , blew it out, flat ironed. Then she washed it blew it again and flat ironed it. Like a BKT. The second time she didnt. It was hard horrible mess and I ended up going home and washing it and flat ironing it myself. I was last client and she was trying to get out the shop. It was lovely after I did it myself. The treatment last for me about 3 to 4 months. Then I started feeling the tangles and hard to blow out. Please let me know if you any other questions. I have used a ton of their products so I can give reviews on those as well. The bamboo blow out spray works wonders.

    For maintenance I wash 1 or 2 times a week and use the express conditioner. I then either flatiron or do a curly set of some sort.
     
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    I haven't read any bad reviews, just got the impression that you are better off having a professional place it. However, like you, I'm comfortable putting in my own relaxers, so wasn't sure if this was a suggestion or a must. Thank you for the feed back, I hope to have more manageable hair that's stronger and easier to style. If it works, my plan may be to relax every 6-8 months and use this in between. I'll keep you posted.
     

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