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Keratin Treatment Support Thread

dancinstallion

Well-Known Member
I'm buying the big jar of nutree this weekend. It was best went I did it every 1-2 months. Life was easier with the nutree in my hair. I am going to apply it like traditional keratin too. I dont have time for games with my hair anymore.

@Napp which nutree product is that?
 

Prettymetty

Natural/4b/medium-coarse
I got a bottle of hair Botox as a gift recently (prismax.) I’ll use it for my bday in 3 weeks.

I used the L’Oréal 8 second wonder water and it made my hair feel incredible. This is my hair no product 4CCA58F3-2AFC-4E0C-AFB3-7429A78D8C83.jpegI blow dried and straightened after this pic was taken. It’s so soft and sleek. I’ll keep the wonder water in my wash day regimen for now.
 

ManeStreet

Well-Known Member
@Napp I started using the nutree hair botox and I really like it. Thanks for your recommendation. It doesn't make it bone straight. And I'm happy about that. It's still curly but the nutree hair botox makes it super shiny, resistant to humidity, healthier and a lot easier to do. Detangling is a breeze. I decided to cut off several inches now I'm BSL with a blunt cut and I'm loving it. I just wanted something new. I don't have the time, energy or motivation that I once had for doing my hair so the hair botox has been perfect.

I may try the Tanino once they get it back in stock and report back.
 

sharifeh

Well-Known Member
I’m transitioning from relaxer- do you guys recommend trying Botox or keratin? I’m trying to loosen up and soften new growth to reduce breakage
 

waff

Well-Known Member
Great thread ladies. I am debating between uncurly, keratin complex, and cocochoco. I am not sure which one to go with. I don't mind formaldehydes since It's not repetitive exposure, I am just looking for a medium smoothing results.
 

Colocha

acne cream and afro dreams
So I bought Goldwell Kerasilk off Ebay and did some testing. I collected a bunch of shed hair to use as test strands. Disclaimer: I did not make sure these strands were organized root to end because that's a whole lot. I just tied a bunch together so it's not a true representation of a test section of my hair. But it's close enough. I also lost strands throughout the process but the bunch stayed mostly intact.

1) Hair before washing
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2) Freshly shampooed hair
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3) Hair blow-dried with no product
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4) Hair with product
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5) Hair blow-dried with product
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6) Hair flat ironed with product. 6 passes at 450
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7) Product washed out with sulfate-free shampoo
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8) Hair washed three times with sulfate shampoo to simulate stripping. It bunched up by this time so you can't really see individual strands anymore.
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Overall I'm good with these results and excited to do my whole head over the weekend.
 

waff

Well-Known Member
So I bought Goldwell Kerasilk off Ebay and did some testing. I collected a bunch of shed hair to use as test strands. Disclaimer: I did not make sure these strands were organized root to end because that's a whole lot. I just tied a bunch together so it's not a true representation of a test section of my hair. But it's close enough. I also lost strands throughout the process but the bunch stayed mostly intact.

1) Hair before washing
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2) Freshly shampooed hair
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3) Hair blow-dried with no product
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4) Hair with product
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5) Hair blow-dried with product
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6) Hair flat ironed with product. 6 passes at 450
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7) Product washed out with sulfate-free shampoo
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8) Hair washed three times with sulfate shampoo to simulate stripping. It bunched up by this time so you can't really see individual strands anymore.
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Overall I'm good with these results and excited to do my whole head over the weekend.
Nice results! I bought some as well, and I am planning to apply it within the next few weeks. Please let us anytime you have more updates :)

Which strength do you have? There is Intense and medium versions. I got intense for both the shape and smooth.

I would be careful with the 6 passes though, I don't think it's necessary tbh and it's too much risk for damage. I don't do more than 3 passes and it seems to work just fine with other bkt.
 

Colocha

acne cream and afro dreams
Nice results! I bought some as well, and I am planning to apply it within the next few weeks. Please let us anytime you have more updates :)

Which strength do you have? There is Intense and medium versions. I got intense for both the shape and smooth.

I would be careful with the 6 passes though, I don't think it's necessary tbh and it's too much risk for damage. I don't do more than 3 passes and it seems to work just fine with other bkt.
Thank you! :)

I just did the treatment today. I bought both in Intense.

I would say my hair is 3b now. I always forget to take pictures. I'll try to remember next wash. The results are similar to when I did Avlon Texture Release but more uniform. I'll have to see if this lasts longer.

One small issue: my scalp itched while I had the treatment sitting the requisite 15 minutes. Avlon did the same but on a smaller scale. After blow drying that went away though.

Overall I'm very satisfied. I wanted something that would allow me to wet bun easily and this is doing that for me. I don't have time like I used to and keratin lets me keep it simple with the ability to switch it up and be cute when I'm ready.

Also @Theresamonet have you tried Olaplex 3? When I did Texture Release I didn't love the results so I used Olaplex Step 3 and it reverted my curls to a level I was more comfortable with.
 

waff

Well-Known Member
Thank you! :)

I just did the treatment today. I bought both in Intense.

I would say my hair is 3b now. I always forget to take pictures. I'll try to remember next wash. The results are similar to when I did Avlon Texture Release but more uniform. I'll have to see if this lasts longer.

One small issue: my scalp itched while I had the treatment sitting the requisite 15 minutes. Avlon did the same but on a smaller scale. After blow drying that went away though.

Overall I'm very satisfied. I wanted something that would allow me to wet bun easily and this is doing that for me. I don't have time like I used to and keratin lets me keep it simple with the ability to switch it up and be cute when I'm ready.

Also @Theresamonet have you tried Olaplex 3? When I did Texture Release I didn't love the results so I used Olaplex Step 3 and it reverted my curls to a level I was more comfortable with.
That sounds great! Keep us posted on how it goes and if you notice any cons down the road.

Yeah, that's why I like Keratin treatments too, they make my life simpler. I can do a braid out or a bun, and with little product and drying time I can style and go in 10 mins.

I will try the Kerasilk soon, and I will let y'all know my results. Could you share the ebay seller you purchased yours from?

Btw I have tried Olaplex #1 and #2 and #3, and they all work amazingly. They keep the texture and make the hair retain moisture longer.
 

Colocha

acne cream and afro dreams
That sounds great! Keep us posted on how it goes and if you notice any cons down the road.

Yeah, that's why I like Keratin treatments too, they make my life simpler. I can do a braid out or a bun, and with little product and drying time I can style and go in 10 mins.

I will try the Kerasilk soon, and I will let y'all know my results. Could you share the ebay seller you purchased yours from?

Btw I have tried Olaplex #1 and #2 and #3, and they all work amazingly. They keep the texture and make the hair retain moisture longer.
Will do! Please share your results.

I used this ebay seller: reallusione14.

Olaplex is honestly the best. It always saves my hair when I do something dumb to it.
 

waff

Well-Known Member
Will do! Please share your results.

I used this ebay seller: reallusione14.

Olaplex is honestly the best. It always saves my hair when I do something dumb to it.
Thank you for sharing :rose:Yes it is. I had a setback a while ago, and I did an overnight olaplex #3, the results were amazing, my hair bounced back immediately. I did the same experiment with #2 and the results were also phenomenal.
 

Theresamonet

Well-Known Member
Thank you! :)

I just did the treatment today. I bought both in Intense.

I would say my hair is 3b now. I always forget to take pictures. I'll try to remember next wash. The results are similar to when I did Avlon Texture Release but more uniform. I'll have to see if this lasts longer.

One small issue: my scalp itched while I had the treatment sitting the requisite 15 minutes. Avlon did the same but on a smaller scale. After blow drying that went away though.

Overall I'm very satisfied. I wanted something that would allow me to wet bun easily and this is doing that for me. I don't have time like I used to and keratin lets me keep it simple with the ability to switch it up and be cute when I'm ready.

Also @Theresamonet have you tried Olaplex 3? When I did Texture Release I didn't love the results so I used Olaplex Step 3 and it reverted my curls to a level I was more comfortable with.

It’s been years since I last BKT’d. Olaplex was not around then. It’s great that there is an option for some reversion now, but I had to BC twice, so I’m done with BKT. But it was great until my hair started to grow out. I had to commit to BKTs like they were relaxers, and that wasn’t what was promised.
 

waff

Well-Known Member
I did the Goldwell keratin treatment today, and I washed it off after 1-2 hours later. I think I like the results so far. My texture is still there, but it's smooth frizz free and easy to detangle. Basically everything I would want from a keratin treatment. Let's see how it wears off after few months.

I want to see how my hair will frizz after working out, usually my natural hair puffs right up when I sweat off a good cardio session.

The great thing that I LOVED about this treatment is the lack of smocks and horrible chemical smell from the formaldehyde. Other keratin treatments left me with tears and I had to wear a mask in a ventilated room. This time around the smokes were very tame and they did not make my eyes water or anything. However the solution can be a bit irritating to the scalp, so I will be more careful about that next time.

Over all so far it's looking good.
 

waff

Well-Known Member
I worked out multiple times since I had the treatment and no puffiness! I wear a headband on my edges, and when I remove the headband everything is smooth. I am very happy with the results. My routine has been simplified again and I don't have to spend hours doing my hair each wash day.

I don't really heat style my hair and I like to do Keratin treatment for the manageability and the frizz reduction. It doesn't change the texture but it smooths the cuticle to remove most of the frizz.

One thing I made sure to do when applying the treatment is to go over the ends only once or twice with the flat iron, and I slide the flat iron very fast. The roots I passed the iron 3 no more than 4 times. I would never do the 7-10 slides some professionals suggest and I truly beleive that would cause extreme heat damage. I think it's unnecessary.
 

Colocha

acne cream and afro dreams
A small update: I got tired of the extent to which my curls were loosened so I stripped my hair twice with a sulphate shampoo and left in Olaplex 3 for about 20 minutes. My hair is now tightened up to like 4a/3c, which I'm very happy with. I did LCO and put a tiny bit of gel on the frizzy parts and let it dry into a wash and go. I wear my hair in a satin-lined scrub cap 90% of the time because hospital and COVID but it feels nice to know it's cute underneath. It's 80% dry now, I may braid it up when it' at 90-100%.
 

Newhottie

Project Back to fabulousness
I just did a BKT after over a year. I did the others in salon and this one at home using INOAR I speak about the experience in the thread I have pix but they aren’t loading.

My hair always reverts. I think it’s paying attention to the heat usage when they blow you out and flat iron. Doing some reconstructive treatments before and after. Olaplex also a yes.
 

Colocha

acne cream and afro dreams
I finally remembered to take some pictures! Afterward I wound up throwing on the scrub cap and putting my hair in a braid when I got home from work. This is what my hair looked like before I headed out. I wish I had somewhere to go that wasn't the hospital so I could wear my hair out. It's honestly exactly where I want it. I could do a banging wash and go right now, or flat iron to absolute sleekness. But COVID.
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Colocha

acne cream and afro dreams
I just did a BKT after over a year. I did the others in salon and this one at home using INOAR I speak about the experience in the thread I have pix but they aren’t loading.

My hair always reverts. I think it’s paying attention to the heat usage when they blow you out and flat iron. Doing some reconstructive treatments before and after. Olaplex also a yes.
I got my pics to upload with the 'Attach files' function. I've noticed I can only upload from my computer as well. I had issues uploading from my phone.
 
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