Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by SouthernTease, Apr 19, 2009.
My last treatment was in April I think... It's probably time to do another Uncurly Keratin.
Still Loving the results of pure Brazilian clear. I am gonna get the salon kit and do some friends and family hair too for some side money.
How do you feel about this treatment? I remember it was popular on Youtube for a bit and the kind of disappeared. It's permanent, right?
I love it, but no it isn't permanent. It starts to fade after 8-12 weeks. I wish I was better at video editing, because I want to do a review.
Now that's what I'm talkin' about!! ((Snaps fangers))!!!
Have you tried the original Pure Brazilian? I have resistant type 4 hair, so clear just isn't enough.
I gave less than an ounce of Uncurly Keratin, so I will by some Pure Brazilian next.
No I haven't. Tell me how it goes. I'm actually not bkting at the moment but there is a strong possibility that I might come back. I also like ok keratin. It's one of the best I've tried plus it's more affordable
Ok thanks. I looked at OK before, but it seems hard to find unless you are a hair stylist. I'll check Amazon...
Eta I found it online for a very affordable price. I'm definitely trying the OK treatment. Yay!
Tell me if you you like it. If I go back to bkt I will use that formula
I used OK Original Keratin for the first time tonight after clarifying with Vo5 Kiwi Lime shampoo. I got the 4 oz bottle, but I only needed 2 oz to coat my hair. The blow dry seemed bigger and more crinkly than normal, but once I went over it with the flat iron my hair looks sleek. I can't wait to see hot it behaves once I wash it out.
I plan to wash it Friday. I had a little bit of breakage during the detangling process, and I think it's because the clarifying poo stripped my hair too much.
I like OK better than Uncurly for 3 reasons: It smells nice, there were no offensive fumes and it was creamy and easy to apply. My hands don't feel chapped like when I apply the Uncurly. I think we have a winner!!
Please do an update after you do the first wash!
I am debating which keratin I should use when I plan to go for it.
Will do. I'm washing it out tonight.
@gforceroy I washed my hair tonight with Giovanni Ultra Moist shampoo and did an acv rinse. My hair was very soft and easy to detangle. My blow dry was faster than normal and my hair is very light and flowy. I still have all my texture, but it's a softer, more tangle free version.
I did a Brazilian Kerstin treatment a week ago it has definitely upped the ante in terms of my coil definition. As for as hair softness and reducing tangles....it remains to be seen. So far I like it....its my texture but slightly improved.
What brand did you use?
My roots are already feeling thickish. Now I know it's hot and humid, but I usually get a good 2-3 months from each treatment. Maybe I'm just having a growth spurt... Either way, it's time for another treatment. I have enough OK Original Keratin for one more treatment. I should really consider buying the big bottle next time. That way I can use it on my daughter's hair as well.
I was thinking of doing this for my daughter. I think it will help with her ends. She has fine curly hair, that knots easily. She likes straight hair, but she is wild. Maybe this can help some?
Definitely. My daughter has fine, dry, low porosity 4b hair that tangles easily. I blow dry her hair occasionally and it helps with tangles and moisture retention. I think a bkt every few months would help even more. I might do hers tonight and put off mine until next week. I want her to look cute for school.
I did my second OK Keratin treatment. Prior to the treatment I prepood my hair and scalp with pureed aloe vera gel and coconut oil for 2 hours. I lathered once with Shimmer Lights toning shampoo and once with Giovanni 2chic Ultra Moist shampoo. I let my hair airdry under a tshirt for an hour or so. Then I started to apply the treatment with an applicator brush from root to tip. I combed it through for even distribution. I think I used too much product, because it took forever to blow dry. I ran the flatiron over each section 3-5 times on 450.
My scalp is tender from the heat of the blow dryer and the flat iron. Not to mention I still have small specks of aloe vera in my hair. Sigh. Hopefully next wash day I can finally get out all the aloe. I think I'll go back to using aloe juice. It's less messy.
Where yall at? I know I'm not the only one still using keratin treatments...
A Dr. Axe article recommends Cezanne as truly formaldehyde free.
Has anyone used this? If so, what is your review? TIA!
I have recently heard of Jean de peele, cysteine treatment (Amazon smoothing) and another poster had mentioned tanninoplasty.
I wonder why this treatment isn’t more accessible to black Women and why it is so dang pricey. I think it is a big game changer in respect to relaxers.
But I hate that not enough examples are shown on coarser hair. It’s always loose curls.
I have this site, they are shipped in Netherlands but shipped all around the world. They seem to sell obscure Brazilian keratin treatment products that are hard to find:
Glad I found this thread. I got my first Brazilian Keratin treatment last week
This is my BKT story. Prior to the BKT I was natural for 3 1/2 years, after relaxing for 20. My hair is naturally fine but it retained a lot of length with the relaxer until the last 2 years before I transitioned.
Since being natural my hair struggled to retain length. I tried being a straight natural but I didn't like using so much heat, and it was a lot of work. I tried being a curly natural and I got a lot of tangles and split ends (due to my hair being fine). I was about to give up until I remembered the BKT option.
I found a stylist in the area that could do it and had great reviews. We had a consult first where he just did a wash and flat iron to understand my hair texture. He suggested some modifications of the application for me: less protein, and less heat, and less passes.
He applied the treatment after washing my hair, then blow dried and flat ironed it. Right away my hair looked healthier and fuller. Then he washed it again and styled it. While my hair was wet it looked relaxer straight and I was worried that I had killed my curl pattern. But he promised me the straightness would wear off. He did a light blow dry, and iron style and I left happy.
After the first week, I saw no reversion even in this super humid weather. Less tangles, and less shedding. I washed my hair and air dried this weekend for the first time since BKT. Some parts stayed very straight, and others parts were starting to wave up again. Most of my hair air dried "fluffy straight" like I did when I had a relaxer. I dont really plan to use heat again until the fall and then only for special occasions.
So far so good, but time will tell. If this works out it maybe something I do 2-3 a year. But we'll see.
@scoobygirl what brand did he use on you?
I'm not sure. I think it's called Acai Professional Brazilian Blowout Treatment
I just came back from a salon that did the jean de perle treatment. I know what you mean about the straight hair. I am scared that when I wash it. It will stay straight.
We will see.
I'm overdue for a keratin treatment. My hair is frizzy AF. I ordered Ok Keratin from Amazon. It's a 4oz bottle, so I should get 2 treatments.
I have enjoyed reading through this thread. Thank you ladies so much for sharing your experiences and product recommendations. I’m planning to incorporate BKT or some other keratin smoother into my regi in order to stretch my relaxers for one year. I’ll be joining you ladies in this thread when I do.
Now, off to research the brands mentioned here.