Keratin Treatment Support Thread

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  1. free2bme

    free2bme Well-Known Member

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    I completed my 2 year natural anniversary a few months ago. I've been taking my time researching researching Keratin treatments. My goal is to gently loosen my curl pattern to help with SSKs and to make blow drying easier. (FYI, I'm 4b with fine strands),

    My two finalists are the Chi Enviro and Uncurly. Has anyone tried both and can give a comparison? I'm still about six months away from getting this. I'm also open to other brand suggesttions that are not on my radar.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I did an OK keratin treatment tonight. It took 3 hours, my scalp is sore and I still have some shed strands tangled at the roots. I dropped my blow dryer in the sink, my flat iron shut off mid way and it took a while to figure it out. I also dropped a few clips in the sink... it was a disaster. Hopefully my hair stays straight for a while. I'll never go longer than 3 months between treatments.
     
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    I am disappointed with the jean perle. I was hoping to retain a curl pattern after I washed my hair. It turns out the hair remain straight at th end and my roots are puffy/wavy. Now I don’t want to have to maintain it by constantly apply heat. I want to give my body enough time to adjust to the msm and my iron intake to reduce the brittleness of my hair so I can goback to wearing my hair natural. I just want my coils to be slightly loosened. Any tips?

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    Anyone can recommend keratin treatment that are curly hair friendly.
     
  5. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    Ok Keratin is great. Uncurly Keratin is better, but the fumes and the chapped hands are too much.
     
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    Is there formaldehyde, I want a formaldehyde free version
     
  7. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    They have multiple versions. I would check the site
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I've used Uncurly a few times with great results. Never tried Chi Enviro though...
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I did ok keratin last night. It only took 2 hours from start to finish. They shorted me on the treatment. First time around I got 2oz. Last night it was a little over 1oz (from a 4oz bottle). It ended up being just enough. The blowdry part takes so long. I might have to retouch my roots tonight
     
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    I really like Uncurly, I've been using it on and off for about 4 years (whenever I feel like I need it). I've used it while natural and continue to use it on my relaxed hair. I use Uncurly Plus because on my hair it lasts a good 5 to 6 months on my hair (I touch up the roots when stretching relaxers).

    The most notable difference is the time it takes to blow-dry my hair (I don't air-dry my hair). Half the time I don't even flat iron it because the roots look so smooth and I don't mind a thick straight look without a curl at the ends.

    The only other keratin treatment I used is the Organix (now OGX) 30 day keratin treatment several years ago the first time I went natural. It worked well and lasted much longer than 30 days on my hair, but not as well as Uncurly (my hair was poofier).

    I just ordered the 8 oz. bottle and will apply it once I get it next week. Since I have so much of the Uncurly shampoo left I won't buy it anymore. When it runs out I'm just going to use the old bottle of Mane and Tail in the back of my pantry since the site states you don't have to use any special shampoos for application and maintenance.
     
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    Has anyone ever done a keratin treatment that doesn't straighten their hair?

    I want to wear my hair curly but it webs and detangling it causes me to lose a lot of hair. If there was an easy option to loosen it by keratin I'd try it.

    I think I have to apply heat to anyways for the treatment but is it necessary?
     
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    Yes it is necessary since it's heat activated
     
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    After the initial first time you use the keratin, do you have to maintain the hair with heat until the next time you do it again? @Napp
    Meaning, I'm looking to loosen my texture slightly. I apply the keratin, use heat. and then wash my hair however many days later. I don't have to use heat again until its time to do the keratin again, right?
     
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    I haven't done it myself but Keratin Complex Blow Out version has a process to keep the curl. With the " Natural Curl finish" you skip the flat iron. You can see it here:

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    I've been trying to find out more about the Avlon Texture Release system. This one is supposed to give you options to keep your hair curly. I've found a few videos on youtube. It seems to be pretty well used in the UK but I haven't seen many people in the states talking about it.
     
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    Heat is only required during the treatment. You can wear it curly in between if you want.
     
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    @BonBon88 or anyone else can answer if you like

    How long after a keratin treatment do you relax again?

    Thanks in advance for responding
     
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    I do keratin treatments when I have a lot of new growth, roughly 3 months post relaxer. Then I’ll usually wait at least another month or 2 before getting the relaxer, although none of this is on a set schedule. For context I relax 2-4 times per year, depending on my goals and my overall hair health.
     
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    Ladies I think I have found a nice temporary treatment. I've been using Nutree Hair Botox and I'm in love. It gives me curl control but wears off in around 2-3 months with frequent washing. it's super easy to apply as well and less heat is needed as your hair doesn't have to be covered in product like a traditional bkt. It's a winner!
     
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    I use powders in my routine and still keratin.

    Actually yesterday I did a neem and sage cowash then use QOD Gold Kertain treatment, blow dry flat iron then I did a henna over it. Rinsed in the morning and flat ironed.
    I have found that using henna with keratin makes the keratin more "permanent" my best guess is that the henna binds keratin irreversibly. So if you are going to use henna you may want to consider this, I have done this many times over the years and then stopped grew out and then doe it again.
    I haven't had any ill effects I got to tail bone length doing this and braidouts.
     
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    I’ve found an authorized Avlon distributor so I’m gonna try their Texture Release System soon. My beloved Elucence relaxer was discontinued. That was the best relaxer I’ve ever used.

    I heard Influance relaxer is very similar to Elucence but I would hate to start using their system & they decide to discontinue theirs too.

    I’ve been natural for almost 4 years & I’m tired of the ssks, long wash days & detangling sessions.

    I hope this gives me the results I want. I just want a looser curl pattern that’s easier to detangle & straighten.
     
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