Last week I went to get a keratin treatment from a reputable salon. I have thick, unruly curly hair that I wanted to be tamed (when styled, it looks sort of like Kate Middleton’s, long and thick) It was really healthy. The product she used was GKHair “The Best”. Needless to say, it wasn’t the best. She put the product in, blow dried and straightened it (with the product still in) and told me not to wash it for 48 hours. The hair dryer was REALLY hot, kinda burned my scalp a few times. But it was one of those high tech ones, so I figured it was safe...
I was curious about the product afterwards so I looked it up and read the label. She didn’t follow the instructions on the website, which said to leave the product in for an HOUR, rinse it out, then blow dry/straighten. So basically she was going to have me keep the product in for 48 hours instead of 1 hour. I told her what I had read, she was apologetic and said that they recently reformulated and didn’t make it clear that the instructions had changed (idk... the instructions are right on the bottle, ugh). I washed it out ASAP - by this time the product had been in my hair for 7 hours. She told me it shouldn’t be damaged because “keratin doesn’t damage hair” and there’s no harsh chemicals in the formula.
First off, the treatment didn’t work. I’ve had Brazilian blowouts before with great results. My hair was no less frizzy or soft. I’m horrified at what it looks like. It’s extremely dry, and there is a lot of visible damage/breakage. My curl pattern is really ugly, worse than before. So far I deep conditioned it twice, and it almost seemed like the conditioner wouldn’t penetrate my hair. I had to use like 5x the normal amount of product for it to feel slightly softer. Omg, it feels like straw.
I did some research and apparently there is such a thing as protein overload. Which sounds like what I have - dry, brittle, prone to breakage. I looked in my shower and basically all of my hair products have keratin or some other protein name in the ingredients. So I’m not sure what to use.
I’m terrified this is just the beginning. Because the treatment doesn’t just wash out....so it’s still in my hair.
I’ve shed far too many tears today, and I’m totally panicking. Any suggestions? I know Olaplex 3 is supposed to be god’s gift to hair, but I’m nervous that it won’t interact well with “protein overload”, if that is in fact what I have.
I would so appreciate any kernel of wisdom. Thank you :)
Has anyone here had the keratin treatment? I’m thinking of getting it during the winter so that my hair routine will be easier. Lmk what y’all think of it !
Does anyone know how to remove keratin pearls around the clitoris?
I’m 20f and I’ve been in pain for months and I went to my gyno and she said just to wash less and don’t wash with soap anymore.
I tried that and it hasn’t helped at all besides making me smell super bad down there.
I apparently don’t have any BV or infections causing the smell and I’m just in constant pain everyday.
I’ve seen doctors do in office removal but I just wanted to know if anyone knows of a natural method maybe a cream or something that might dissolve the keratin.
I have thick shoulder length 1B hair which is kinda dry. I've never gotten any chemical treatment done to my hair (its virgin hair). I'm thinking of getting a keratin treatment in hopes of it becoming a bit more manageable.
Should I go for it?
Would I just end up damaging my hair further?
I'd appreciate any insight~
So we all know scales, hair, feathers, and other things like claws nails and horns are all made up off keratin. Is it possible there could be other animals with some fluffy like coating on them that isn’t hair or feathers?
My mom is part middle eastern and I have very coarse dark brown somewhat wavy, somewhat curly hair. It’s fun but also a pain in the ass. Because of Covid I grew my hair out and a month ago I got a treatment to eliminate frizz. Am I the only one?
I'm considering one. My hair is already in poor condition and I have naturally dry and curly hair so it's just even more dry and the breakage is causing insane frizz. I look crazy and feel like shit.
Keratin treatment may not be the healthiest option but looking to just making my hair lower maintenance. Its either keratin treatment or I'm shaving if off in a few months and buying a wig. My hair literally feels knotted 24/7 and I can't even style it to look good. Used to leave it down naturally and it doesn't look good anymore. I'm losing insane amounts of hair and having to clean up so much.
I just got a Brazilian blowout the other day, and Im trying to find a shampoo and conditioner that would now be appropriate for my hair. I'm aware that i should avoid sulphate and chlorine.
Does anyone know any good products?
I have very frizzy, curly, unmanageable hair (2C/3A) and have been debating getting a keratin or permanent straightening treatment for a while now. I have heard Magic Sleek is a great treatment that lasts longer than typical keratins. Does anyone have any experiences or advice they can share?
Also, my biggest concern before getting a treatment done is the possibility of it washing out when I swim in the ocean or pool. Are there any ways to prevent this from happening or will the treatment withstand ocean/pool water?
I accidentally used keratin replenishing shampoo on my curly hair once. Will that damage my hair at all? I got quite anxious
Don't you just love toss n washing kratom without tasting it, but then burping that disgusting dusty flavor because you had to wash down any residual powder in your mouth with 2 cups of water. I hate it 😂 IDK why I felt the need to post this but whateva
I have been interested in Keratin treatments due to my hair being compromised- not by heat or chemicals but by crohns & its treatment. I have had these in salons in the past but due to aformentioned medication that isn't an option right now.
I have been trying to research at home keratin treatments online however the majority of what I find seems to be sponsored or in some way affiliated with the brand/product it promotes which I dont completely trust. Im also concerned that none of these sources offer actual information on how these treatments work, which I find concerning as I know different hair types can respond entirely differently to different products.
Could anyone here recomend treatments that they either are not affiliated with or that have more information to them?
My primary concerns are damaging the integrity of my hair with over exposure to protein, or that keratin may not be appropriate for curly, coarse hair.
Thank you for any feedback, big or small.
Hello Reddit! In all my pandemic free time, I've been doing some research into keratin treatments and Japanese straightening. I have wavy/curly 2B/3C hair and back when I used to go into the office, I'd blow dry my hair straight probably twice a week and refresh with a straightener maybe three days a week. I do everything I can to limit damage and my hair has always been healthy. I don't have too many split ends, but I do get plenty of fairy knots.
Once life resumes, I've considered getting a straightening treatment to save myself time and effort in the morning. I've heard that these treatments are damaging but are they really that much worse than blow drying/straightening a few times a week? I'm trying to weigh the costs and benefits.
What's your experience with these treatments? How damaging did you find them to be? Did you go back to at-home blow drying/straightening? Thank you!
I have lost my argy in the sky and I need to find a fast way to collect enough chitin/keratin to make another argy saddle to fly up and get him. Thank you in advance.
I highly recommend searching for some keratin fibers if you are suffering mild loss. You can easily fill it in with fibers for when you go out. I matched my hair color and people have been amazed how I can fill in areas and how it looks almost natural.
I started taking Fin last week but if I can stop further loss and just use fibers forever I will accept that. Absolutely a game changer.
Hi everyone! I'm curious to know if any of you had a Keratin treatment on your hair before switching to CM? Did it affect your hair? Did it dry it up? Did you experience a disruption on your curl pattern after the treatment wore off? Please let me know. Thanks!
Hello friends, I recently did the keratin on my hair, I am a man and used to use wax for styling my hair. I know it is recommended not to wash your hair too frequently if you have a keratin treatment, but how I will wash out the wax product everyday? What would you suggest, thank you very much.