Thinking of Getting a Keratin Hair Treatment?

You’ve heard all about these Keratin Treatments and seriously want one. Ok, maybe you’re not 100% sure what it is, but it’s getting so much buzz, you think you should want one too! You’re never one to be left out, but hmmm… what is it? How does it work? What will happen when I go to my salon and sit in the chair? We get asked about Keratin Hair Treatments all the time, and there seem to be plenty of treatments to choose from, so do your homework carefully if you are thinking of keratin treatment like this for your hair.

As firm believers in helping you do your hair homework before undergoing any process that will change your hair dramatically, we surfed around and found this video so you can see what really happens. We are very wary of any chemical treatment that has a potential to be damaging to your delicate strands. Most Brazilian treatments (BKT) contain as much as 2% formaldehyde. Yes formaldehyde, and many treatments can contain higher percentages than that. Now there are many Keratin Treatments that are Formaldehyde Free.   Check out the Coppola Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment as an excellent alternative to the BKT.  To help protect your hair against any dryness during the treatment our friendly hairstylist, Dave, gave us a great tip! About 1 week before your keratin treatment use the Maijan Pure Organic Argan Oil infused with Grapeseed Oil as a deep oil treatment. This will help reduce breakage and keep your hair shiny and silky!

For more info, read our article Brazilian Keratin Treatment 411.

Bonus points: It looks like this video features the Babyliss Nano Titanium Flat Iron. This iron is also featured on our list of Best Flat Irons of 2010, kudos Babyliss – we know this iron works well without a harsh chemical treatment.   Check out our picks for the best flat irons to use when doing and maintaining your keratin treatment.

Your hair homework starts now with Nina’s Goleshlee Cocochoco Keratin Hair Treatment Class, just click below.

For more info, check out this article: Brazilian Keratin Treatment FAQ’s.

  295 comments for “Thinking of Getting a Keratin Hair Treatment?

  1. Julie
    December 15, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Hi, I live in Dubai and I’d like to know where can I bay these products (salerm, etc), pleaseeee???

    Many thanks, xxx

    • alyson
      December 16, 2011 at 1:52 am

      Hi Julie,

      We’re a North American stockist and therefore don’t keep record of who stocks these items in Dubai. However, if you visit the manufacturer website that info should be available.


  2. stylebell
    March 27, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I am sorry I don’t know of any!
    StyleBell Editor, Sapna Parikh

  3. Sally
    August 21, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Yes, there is one in Dubai in many saloons. People use it all the time.

  4. stylebell
    March 27, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I would definitely ask your docter that question.
    StyleBell Editor, Sapna Parikh

  5. Barbara (stylist)
    August 9, 2009 at 12:53 am

    No no no no no, not if you are pregnant or breast feeding…:)

  6. tania
    May 11, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    honestly, DO NOT get the japanese straightening treatment – especially if your hair is so curly like you say. I was actually doing my first keratin treatment this weekend (its AMAZING!!!) and the client after me was a girl getting the keratin treatment after having the japanese treatment done. The problem with Japanese treatment is its permanent – meaning when your hair grows out it grows out curly again and looks sooooooo awful. if you think about it, the “permanence” of the japanese treatment doesn’t exist for girls like us with very curly hair – we have to retouch it every couple of months so to keep the look.

    get the keratin treatment.

  7. June Weiner
    July 25, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    The keratin smoothing treatment will not make your hair completely straight. It will just take away the frizz and make it much smoother and easier to manage. Blow-drying takes me half the time and I also don’t have to use a flat iron! Keratin makes the hair stronger and does not weaken it like a straightening process will. I love the keratin treatment and I have done it twice now. I specifically use one that does not contain formaldehyde. My stylist is into natural and healthy products for the hair.

  8. nony
    June 17, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    hello laura,i was thinking of getting my hair done with keratine treatment .but i searched on the internet n read about it n that it cause cancer on the long term as it contain formaldehyde…n since then um really worried .i just wonder if u can help me with some information .does it cause cancer to the stylists as they smell the fumes permenantly ?? or it will affect my health too ?? i really need it because my hair is so much curly n hard to manage it n it looks dull .
    plz tell me if u know more about the health effects.
    does it so much bad or i can just ignore it n get my hair done n releife my self ???

  9. Anais
    June 29, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Hey..Im half Syrian half Indian (west) … I had really curly frizzzy but lovely curls..I did the Keratin treatment Marrakesh and my hair is straight and gorgeous in my 2nd day do Im all greasy..but my stylist did let me know upfront that she did not know what my hair will turn out to be like…will update yu ? How do i send a pic for othe r girls to see?

  10. Barbara (stylist)
    August 9, 2009 at 12:56 am

    If you wash it after 1 day, it will last 1 month
    If you wash it after 2 days, it will last 2 months
    If you washed it after 3 days, it will last the full time

  11. alyssa
    July 31, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    I have the same kind of hair. My hair is thick, curly and very dry with all the blowdrying I do to try and get it straight. I did the keratine treatment a just yesturday at the salon and it’s AMAZING!. Well worth the money I spent. It’s way better than a relaxer which only leaves damage to your hair. The keratine treatment puts natural oils in your hair and lasts as long as you take care of it and use the corresponding shapmpoo and conditioner. My hair was really dry and I had major breakage. After the treatment – my hair looks incredibly healthy, shiny and I can run my hands through it without it getting knotty. Now, I’m going to buy my own bottle of keratine online. recommend it 100%.

    TIPS from my salon:
    -Can’t wet hair for three days. Always carry an umbrella or a hoodie. Seriously. Because the process is still working into your hair.
    -Recommending not to blow dry. Use a ceramic flat iron.
    -Don’t clump hair with a hair tie or clip during the 3days. If you need to put it up just twist and pile onto top of head.
    -Wear a silk scarf or buy a silk pillowcase for bed.

  12. Elizaeth
    July 31, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Can you tell me of any salons in Surry or the South of England that do the Keratin hair strightening process?

  13. Illoneete
    July 31, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    yea i know it looks great right after you do it but let me know how it is after you wash your hair for the 1st time…like let me know if u had to put anything in your hair at all or if u could leave it as is if you can. and also if its curly, wavy or straight. thanks

  14. alyssa
    August 2, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    No problem, I’ll let you know. I’m washing it tomm. I’m crossing my fingers.

  15. Illoneete
    August 3, 2009 at 9:22 am

    thanks…i hope it comes out great.

  16. alyssa
    August 5, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    well i washed it for the first time and it came out amazing. straight, sleek and shiny. i didn’t put anything in my hair, i didn’t have to. it really works.

  17. illoneete
    August 5, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    u said it came out straight, how straight was it? like stick straight or wavy sorta straight? and hows it been doing the past few days, any noticable changes since the first day u washed it?

  18. Alma
    August 6, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    I also had this treatment done 0n 07-07-09, almost a month and I’m so happy, I used to have awful frizzy hair after washing it, no matter what kind of products i was using, but now I only used a little bit of shampoo and conditioner (Eufora brand) free with my treatment and for shine I use the Biosilk product (little bit), I don’t wash my hair a lot because my stylist said that the product will wash out along with too many washes, so
    I’m enjoying my first summer without the frizzies and I will have the treament again. Good luck to all!

  19. illoneete
    August 7, 2009 at 9:35 am

    ok thanks. yea i wanted something that would somewhat make my hair wavy and less frizzy at the same time.

  20. illoneete
    August 5, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    i would like to see pictures if you have a before you put the keratin in and after you wash it…how long does your hair stay wavy for? i didnt want my hair stick straight, i just wanted it wavy and nice enough to wear it down and look nice.

  21. Karen Montgomery
    September 15, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Hi. I have an appointment for this treatment on Friday and am getting nervous after reading complaints about excessive hair loss afterwards. Did you have that happen to you? I would love to see pictures. I have had the Japenese straightening process done and it was horrible. I live in the South where humidity has made my hair so frizzy and curly that I need to find something to control this mess of hair! Thanks.


  22. ellie smith
    January 4, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    i am intrested in seeing pictures my hair is very curly and thick so i would love to see what it has done to your hair please ! i am intrested in having this done to my hair but people have been saying about hair loss . have you found this ? has it made your hair healthier ? am so worried about getting it done ! please help !

  23. alyssa
    August 5, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    oh well it came out straight because I flat ironed it. If you mean after I came out the shower then yeah my hair came out wavy and it gets curly like normal but there’s no frizz and it’s nice, soft and smooth to the feel.

  24. Lindsay
    August 7, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Can you please give me your website??

  25. sally
    August 10, 2009 at 9:35 am

    it was recommended to me to leave it in for 72 hours — i only did 68 before washing it but my hair was absolutely straight for the first 3 weeks, then I had a color treatment and some of the curl returned. I am at 6 weeks now with more curl but it is definitely much more relaxed and I can actually let it dry naturally without looking like a poodle. I would recommend having the process done if you use a flat iron on a regular basis. I have used my flat iron very little and instead use a round brush while drying to maintain straight hair.

  26. reem
    August 10, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    You have a great point, you’re probably the only person who commented here who actually knows what Formaldehyde is

  27. Trish
    August 12, 2009 at 3:28 am

    I had the Coppola treatment done. a month ago. After the first wash, my hair started falling out by the root in the handsfull. I have lost at least 30% of my hair, also, I experienced neck stiffness for the first two weeks, and reoccurs after washing my hair (opening the pores on my scalp). So, I can only assume that these harsh chemicals have seeped into my system, and continue to do so.

    Thank God was thick to begin with. It is long and layered, so the bottom 4-6″ will have to be cut because it is so thin. I do not have a vitamin deficiency or hormonal imbalance. i get bloodwork and hormones tested twice a year. My Ph levels are tested weekly. I do not have stress, either. It happened immediately after the first wash… and is continuing. During the process, I did not experience any discomfort, so there was not the normal signs of allergic reaction.

    I am now getting acupuncture ($95 @), taking heavy doses of anti-oxidants /Resveratrol($75), Lysene, Biosil, and using Phyto serum ($50)on my scalp. Also, I am taking CELLFOOD by Lumina ($25) to add oxegyn to my system to promote healing. And lots of water. This slowed the fallout to the equivelent of what I would lose in a week normally…. now each day! i will now try wheatgrass, which is an astringent for the body and has amazing healing results when use internally and topicly.

    it would be rediculous to assume it was anything but this treatment, with the timing of the massive (handsfull) fallout starting right after the first wash. STAY AWAY FROM THIS TREATMENT!!! I am losing my long, beautiful, thick, sandy blonde hair. And, from what I’ve researched AFTER THE FACT, its common, though my stylist said it was wonderful. Not only is my hair thinning by the root, but the thick strands are now very fine and thin. Coppola headquarters said that was normal, but never heard of fallout…. (maybe they should google “short hair keratin treatment”.)

  28. August 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Should I get my hair color 1 day before the process or a couple of weeks later?

  29. juliana
    October 19, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    is this really true? i asked the stylist that will do this for me and she swears up and down, ten times around that you can wash your hair even right after leaving the salon that evening!

  30. Tina Marie
    September 5, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I got the Japanese straightening treatment and it RUINED my hair! it did take away the curl but not the frizz at all, as well as left my hair extremely sensitive and eventually broke off completely. i stopped getting it done because i realized how bad the breakage was …I definitely recommend the Coppola Keratin treatment its great for your hair and leaves you with absolutely no damage, although i do wish it took out more of the girl.

  31. Angelya
    September 14, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Got the Coppola Keratin Treatment, and I LOVE IT ! I did not smell any harsh chemicals, and my hair is so smooth and straight now. It takes half the time to blow dry, and now I spend maybe a couple minutes flat ironing also.. but not necessary. definately recommend.

  32. Camil Itanny
    September 15, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    You can try a brand called sunliss.
    I know friends in europe that have bought their product and say that it is great.I just ordered a treatment through their website and its comming as we speak. I will comment again once I have it applied.

  33. Alma
    September 16, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    I’m so happy for you; I did get the Coppola Keratin
    Treatment on 07/07/09 and I will get it again in a couple of months; so far still very relaxed with only a little bit of curl, I can leave it to dry naturally and I don’t look like a poodle, but if you want it straighter use the flat iron for a couple of minutes and voila perfect hair, this is one the best investments I’ve ever made.
    Congratulations on having great hair every day!
    p.s.I’m using the Eufora shampoo and Conditioner and these are amazing products that also make my life easy.

  34. stylebell
    September 21, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Hi Asha,
    You have to be very careful doing more then one chemical treatment on your hair. I would just stick with choosing just one chemical treatment.

  35. jenell
    January 16, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    I read that these treatments actually last longer on hair that has been previously treated. But it does not recommend doing it right before.

  36. Pernille
    October 6, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Hi Sally. I also live in Dubai – did you find a place that offers brazilian keratin treatment without formaldehyde/aldehyde? If yes what is their number and location? Thanks.
    Kind regards, Pernille

  37. Pernille
    October 6, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Hi Rasha. Did you found a good place in Dubai that offers Brazilian keratin treatment without the use of formaldehyde? If yes can I have their number?

    Kind regards,

  38. A
    October 6, 2009 at 2:50 am

    Do you know what shampoos are safe to remove keratin treatment without damaging your hair? I had much hair loss when using the keratin shampoos and stuck not sure what to use. This was the worst procedure I’ve had! I read the sodium chloride will remove it, and considering my usual pre-treatment Aveda prouducts like Scalp Remedy, but still not too confident to wash my whole head again!

  39. ellie smith
    January 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    hi amy you seem to know your Ingredients very well ,obviously with you being a pharmacist ! :) can you tell me any information you found out about the keratin complex smoothing therapy by coppola ? I have done a fair bit of research but would like someone who knows what they are talking about to tell me what the product consists of ! please help .

  40. A
    October 8, 2009 at 11:12 am


    I had it the week before last and my hair is falling out and I feel sick. The fumes were so strong- there are strong chemicals in this prouduct they are not releasing to the public.

  41. A
    October 8, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I had it done the other week- DO NOT get this procedure. I had long brown hair with highlights, now it is all falling out and I have to see a doctor.

  42. Kim
    January 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I have blonde hair with highlights. My hair is fine, but I have a lot of it and it’s naturally quite curly. I live in a climate that’s cold/damp in winter, rainy in spring/fall and humid in summer. My hair normally picks up moisture from the air quite easily, which always ruined any blow dry attempts to straighten it. I did the Coppolo treatment 6 weeks ago and so far I really like it. There is still some curl/wave if I go natural (less than before), but now when I blow it straight it stays straight and doesn’t get frizzy with the moisture. Takes less time to dry. I’ve noticed slightly more hair loss than before, but not a huge difference. One recommendation … get your highlights just before the Coppola treatment. Even though they say you can get them two weeks after, I think the colour lasts longer if you do it before, and you also don’t end up stripping out any of the keratin with the highlight treatment.

  43. Alison
    October 8, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    thats interesting, how is it your highlights are falling out when the keratin treatment is not a chemical? was the service done at a reputable salon, they probably used a relaxer or japanese straightening cream on your hair and claimed its the keratin treatment.

  44. amc
    October 11, 2009 at 8:45 am

    I have had it 3 times and I am noticing that my hair is falling out and thinning too. I wondered if it was the treatment, which I was told was totally natural and safe, so hearing your story makes me think it was the treatment. I was going to get it again but now I am hesitant. Not worth it.

  45. Shannon
    November 19, 2009 at 11:22 am

    I had the Peter Copolla Keratin Straightening treatment about 3 months ago. All was great until:

    About 6 weeks ago – my hair started to fall out and it hasn’t stopped since. I have lost more hair then after being pregnant. I have actual bold spots.

    I have no hormonal imbalances or vitamin deficiencies.

    It’s devestating and will take years for it to grow back in!

    Don’t do it!

  46. Judy
    October 19, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    The original Brazilian Keratin does contain formaldehyde but there is another product out that generates the same results WITHOUT the formaldehyde. It’s COPPOLA KERATIN COMPLEX SMOOTHING THERAPY. I had it done and the results were astonishing. The process is the same but the product is chemical free. I also bought and use their shampoo and conditioner. I’ve had it since July 2009 and it’s now October and it’s still going strong. I will have to do it again this fall as you do have to do it about every 3-4 months depending how often you wash your hair ie daily, every other day, etc.

  47. Lucia
    December 5, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Pertaining to Formaldehyde products, Most companies offer Keratin treatments that contain formaldehyde, but there are other companies(like Global Keratin)that offer formaldehyde free formula’s.
    These formula’s should be looked into if you are skeptical about the one’s that contain formaldehyde.
    Also the scare with formaldehyde causing cancer pertains to it being ingested and therefore governed under the FDA, now companies that sell Keratin treatments fall under the OSHA administration, OSHA oversees anything that includes but is not limited to; construction, electricity work, manufacturing, printing, refrigeration, wood production, and more.
    The mission of this department is to “assure the safety and health of America’s workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.”
    The same regulations stated by the FDA do not apply.
    The OSHA permissible exposure limit is 5% formaldehyde. Mostly everything in our everyday lives contains formaldehyde: nail polish, dry wall, carpeting, even canned foods. Believe me 2 hours exposed to .1% to .3% formaldehyde is not at all harmful.

  48. dave
    January 7, 2010 at 12:25 am

    is a hairstylist in royal oak mIchigan and work at a very high end salon. i have done over 500 Keratin Complex treatments and cant believe how much miss information there is here. even more so how many stylist are doing the treatment wrong and giving clients misinformation. If anyone has any questions please feel free to email me and i will give you a proper answer to your question as i feel so bad because this is such an expensive/time consuming service…. Until then please do your research and ask your stylist for paperwork showing they are certified in doing the treatment as i have a strong feeling most stylist out there are not and are picking up bottles and just performing the service from hearsay. too much to type as on this subject but will try and answer all questions on here from time to time or just email me at quick tidbits from questions below :

    You absolutely have to wait 72 hours before you wash it

    The temperature on the iron should be adjusted according to the type of hair. brittle highlighted hair will not stand up to 450 degree iron

    Coppola version of the Keratin is hands down safest and best out of all of them. every other company is just using the catch word Keratin in their product but have formaldahyde.

    there is a blonde version of keratin complex that just came out by coppola your stylist should use it on you if your more than 50 percent blonde or have damaged hair. it activates at a lower heat which will be nicer on your hair. It also is a clear gel and wont change the color of your hair like the original bottle tends to do with high heat.

    Keratin complex eliminates 100 percent of the friz and up to 95 percent off the curl. All depends on the type of hair and how the service is performed.

    If done properly there’s no reason why the service shouldnt last a full 6 months. i have clients that have gotten up to 10 months.

    You should not get your hair colored for at least 14 days after having the service done or up to a 25 of the keratin will fall out. TRUST ME. wait 14 days or get your hair colored before getting the smoothing system.

    Do not use any products during the 72 hours but feel free to flat iron and blow dry it. the heat will just serve to lock in the keratin.

    The only way u will have an breakage from this service is if your stylists over heats your hair. e.g. you to high of a temp or too many passes w/ the iron.

    you must use a sulfate free shampoo afterwards or the treatment will only last a few months

    If done properly keratin complex will help heal breakage. SIGNIFICANTLY

    If you have smooth silky str8 hair you do not need this treatment (i cant even believe that your stylist reccomended this to you, sorry be he/she is after your wallet. time for a new stylist)

    Hope this clears some things up . any more questions please feel free to ask

  49. LJ
    January 19, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I have colored my my hair red for years and it is super flattering but reds fade sooo much. I got the Coppola hair straightening treatment in July. Not only did it give me great results, it gave me time , no more hours of blow drying. NOW HERE IS THE SUPRISE!! My color fading has stopped!! I can go 2 weeks longer between touchups and it looks great the whole time not fading with every wash. With increased time between getting my hair colored I figure the straightening treatment pays for itself. My colorist is amazed at this herself. I got it in July and have just had it redone this weekend. Downside: your hair looks like crap as you wait the 72 hours. I hibernated with a lot of books, DVDs and even bought groceries ahead!

  50. juliana
    October 19, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    how long did you have to wait before washing your hair? my hairdresser says i can wash immediately if i want….

  51. Ashley
    January 13, 2010 at 10:17 pm


    After you washed out the treatment the first time was it wavy? Did it take two – three washes fo thecurl to come out? or was it immediatley curly when washed out?

  52. juliana
    October 19, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    did you also wait 72 hours to shampoo? my hairdresser says i can wash immediately, even right after i leave the salon if i want to!

  53. juliana
    October 19, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    i’m about to get it done, too…my hairdresser says that it washes out over time so you won’t have that root situtation…i hope so, too!

  54. wendy
    November 2, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    So… did you apply the Sunliss yet? How is it? Did you do it yourself or at a salon? I am thinking of ordering through Sunliss also.

  55. Alma
    November 4, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    I also had the treatment done at the beginning of July
    07-11-09 and I got my second one yesterday with
    Damien at Jubilee Salon in Pasadena, CA., these last few months were a bliss because I did not have to worry about my frizzy and fuzzy hair during the summer heat, I even went to Vegas a couple of time during the hot months and my hair was perfect; I will wash the
    treatment on Friday Nov/06 and I think this time I can wait 5-6 months to have the next treatment because Damien explained that usually the second treatment takes better that the first one and I also had my color done yesterday for my hair to soak in the Keratin treatment better. This treatment is a life saver, my hair is even healthier and shiny than before the treatments.
    Thank you, Alma

  56. hairstylist
    December 10, 2009 at 1:58 am

    umm you were misinformed as it does contain formaldehyde. i am a hairstylist. keratin treatments are the new fad and a get rich quick scheme for salons. if you just ironed your hair straight 10 times on a tiny section with a 450 degree flatiron, remembering 350 degrees cooks a chicken, and used the special shampoo and smoothing conditioner you would get the same results and be 200+ dollars richer. dont believe the hype, formaldehyde is proven to dry out nails and preserve human body parts indefinatly. many companies have been taking them out of products like nail polish for yrs. this product is so strong one of the assistants at my work place had pruney fingers for 3 days after applying a dozen in one day, she said she felt nauseated also after applying them too. lets hope she does not have cancer in the future.

  57. Mac, Hairstylist
    December 14, 2009 at 2:50 am

    There are formaldehyde free Keratin treatments-such as the Coppola Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy-that really work. When done properly (with gloves for skin protection of course like we should do with all chemical/coloring/sanitizing procedures) there shouldn’t be any issues with skin irritation to the hair tech. I really don’t know how any hairstylist can do 12 applications in one day since each client should take around 3 hours to do. I have had the keratin treatment done on my own hair and it has changed my life. I have extremely frizzy med/med wavy processed hair and it has softened, de-frizzed, and repaired my highlighted damaged ends. Its amazing and every client, friend, and family member that has it agrees that it has improved the texture and quality of their hair, as well as minimized styling time and frizz (even in our humid climate here in Hawai’i). We are loving it!

  58. Mac, Hairstylist
    December 14, 2009 at 2:52 am

    Oh, and all the shampoos & conditioners are sulfate and sodium chloride free too:)

  59. ellie smith
    January 4, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I have read an article in a magazine and it mentioned to stay away from treatments that use formaldehyde, so the one that you are talking about is the keratin complex smoothing therapy by coppola this doesn’t contain formaldehyde ?
    since you had this treatment done has it become a lot more thicker and healthy ?
    i am very intrested in having this done to my hair but am researching before i do it as i was told it costs £200-£350 which is a lot and would be a total waste if it doesnt show drastic difference to my hair .

  60. gino
    January 24, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    the coppola keratin complex has formaldehyde.
    it was tested in a lab and in the formula was found 1.6% formaldehyde.
    They are lying to the world.
    If you don`t believe it try it yourself.
    Send a sample to a lab in your area and see what will came out.
    I can`t believe that nobody is doing anythyng about this misleading and dangerouse lie.

  61. P
    January 28, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I am suppossed to go and get the Smoothing Therapy Keratin Complex done today. I am scared even though it is said to be chemical free. I have only read one horror story of someone’s hair falling out and would be devasted if that happened to me! I also have read so many amazing stories and would love to have straight here in a lot less time than it takes me now! Especially with my newborn at home. What do you suggest for me? Should I do it??

  62. marie
    November 6, 2009 at 8:41 am

    it s best NOT to wash your hair after the treatment for 4 days as to have the treatment worg the longest ( straigntening) this is what I was told and have done.
    IT works for me :-)

  63. judeska
    December 20, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    i had a keratine treatment aod when i was on my vacacion in curacao. it was perfect. I just use baby shampoo.

  64. yamil lambrides
    January 2, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Girl the formaldehyde is not good, but you are not that bad either. It can be found in a lot of things we used. I offer the Brazilian relaxer treatment and so far every one is being very happy with the resort. Even microwave give you cancer. So some times you just don’t know what to believe any more.x

  65. Ashley
    January 13, 2010 at 10:10 pm


    I just got the chocolate keratin done to my hair. I before had very curly fine hair. After they washed out he treatment last night my hair was wavy. My stylist informed me that after two washes my hair will gradually regain its curl. Is this true. She told me I would still have the option of wearing curls with this treatment but I am starting to feel like that may not be the case. I currently have it straight and it looks great. Really shiny and soft and nly took15 minutes to blow dry alone with out any oils or product ot ironing.

    Is there a way to reverse the treatment? If not, will my curls return after the three months and the treatment is out of my hair.
    I hope you can help answer my questions.’

  66. gino
    January 24, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    what about the formaldehyde in the product??
    Are you aware that there is FORMALDEHYDE??

  67. whitney
    January 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I have had the coppala keritan treatment done 5 times now. I have salt and pepper hair but more salt than pepper. My problem is the treatment is depositng color on my hair and it is now mousey,drab and very dull. It really looks like dirty gray! It even looks like I have gray roots. The last 2 times I had it done my stylist used the new one for blondes and it even got a little yellow. Any help woud be wonderful because I do no want to go back to my think wavey hair!

    Thank you for your time.

  68. Lilly MacIntyre
    January 27, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    1. Should I avoid doing the Coppola treatment myself even after watching videos of the process?
    2. Is there a website that gives all the ingredients of this product?
    3. My hair has some grey mixed with dark brown with no color treatments, extremely frizzy, and I have had the liscio straightening treatment in the past……….about 10 mos. ago.
    4. Which Coppola treatment should I use?
    5. My old CHI iron only goes up to 365 degrees. Will it suffice or do I need to buy a new one. If so,which do you suggest?

    Thank you for all your help. Much appreciated.

    Lilly – my e-mail address is

  69. P
    January 28, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I have super frizzy hair and always have to spend at least an hour doing my hair for it to be straight! My hairdresser is certified in the Coppola Keratin Smoothing Therapy and I completely trust him. I just want to make sure I will not have my hair fall out or something!! Do you think I should just do it?!?!?

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