Review: Coppola Keratin Treatment

I’ve been intrigued by the keratin treatment craze that has taken the hair industry by storm in the past couple of years. However, I’ve been quite skeptical about the mixed results and the hefty price tag of the treatment. Before a recent trip to visit family this summer, I decided to take the plunge and get the whole shebang— color, cut and keratin.

This photo was taken about a month prior to the Coppola Keratin Treatment. Notice the halo of frizz and overall limpness of my hair. This was the result after flat ironing my with a CHI.

About My Hair

My hair is quite temperamental and some days it’s wavy and other days it’s straight. Regardless of the texture of the day, there’s one thing that remains consistent… My hair always has some frizz. My typical hair routine includes a smoothing shampoo, a smoothing conditioner and a hair oil/glossing treatment (typically Moroccan Oil). Since I’m a busy working mom, I try to stick with a simple styling routine. Many days I wash my hair at night, let it air dry while I’m sleeping and either flat iron it in the morning or pull it up into a pony tail.

My Expectations

Essentially, I was the perfect candidate for a Keratin treatment. My main goal wasn’t to straighten my hair but to decrease frizz and improve manageability. I also hoped to simplify my routine and have better results when air drying my hair so I didn’t have to use a flat iron as long or as frequently.

The Process

The first step of my Coppola Keratin Treatment was getting my hair colored and cut. Following that, my hair was blow-dried and then the keratin was applied in sections to all of my hair. Throughout the entire process the stylist would run a comb through my hair. After the product was applied, it was left to process (without a dryer) for approximately twenty minutes. Following that, the stylist blow dried my hair in sections. The final step at the salon was to run a flat iron through my hair.

This photo is immediately after the treatment. Try to ignore the exhausted look. I’d just spent over 5 hours at the salon between the color, cut and keratin!!! :)

The Results

After the Coppola Keratin Treatment was finished I couldn’t believe how soft my hair felt. Typically, my hair is always soft after I use a flat iron but the keratin treatment took it to an entirely different level. One of the things I loathe about using a flat iron is how flat it makes my hair. After the keratin treatment, my hair is smoother and I don’t even have the desire to use a flat iron. Overall, I’m extremely happy with the Coppola Keratin Treatment and plan on doing it again. While I usually like to color my own hair, I plan on getting this done at the salon because of the work involved and I don’t want to bring any extra chemicals into my house.

This photo is 3 days after the treatment right before I washed my hair. The last day of keeping the treatment in my hair I couldn’t help myself and had to pull it back into a ponytail. As a result, there’s a slight wave in the back.



Application: 3 out of 5 — The application is certainly a lengthy process. If the process could be streamlined with a shorter processing time I’d give it 5 stars. 

Quality: 5 out of 5– I am absolutely ecstatic about the results and would recommend this treatment to others who are looking for smoother and more manageable hair.   

Photo of me with blow-dried only hair along with my sister Shannon on a recent visit. You can see my hair still has body but is shiny and soft.

Price: 4 out of 5– The salon I went to charged $140 for this treatment which I thought was a fair price especially when I’ve read about others paying upward to $500. 

This photo was taken after the second wash and was achieved by flat ironing a few sections. Notice that my hair isn’t limp— It has body, smoothness and shine.

Would I buy it again: Definitely! This treatment has made my hair feel softer, less frizz and it is much easier to style. It’s definitely a product that lives up to its claims. 


My salon used the Coppola Keratin Complex. You can find more information on their website at

About Jennifer Lynn

Jennifer Lynn is a working mom that lives in sunny Florida with her husband and daughter. When she’s not busy taking care of the little one or handling customer accounts, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking and catching up on the latest beauty trends. As a Type 1 Diabetic diagnosed at the age of 17, she wears an insulin pump and does her best to keep her blood sugars in check. She studied at the University of Central Florida and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Broadcast/Journalism. As a working mom, she knows first hand the daily challenges many moms face. Through her blog, “Modern Working”, she offers advice, reviews and real life for other working moms out there. She can be via email for promotions, story ideas, etc. via email at
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3 thoughts on “Review: Coppola Keratin Treatment

  1. I just had the Coppola keratin done yesterday and I really want to put it up in a soft ponytail!! It is so flat against my head and not attractive! I see that on the 3rd day you put yours in a Ponytail. Did it really hurt the process permantently??

    • :) I totally get that. I couldn’t wait to get my hair up and literally couldn’t stand how flat it was immediately after! The end result was certainly worth it though! Honestly, I don’t think it affected the end result at all. I’d say that if you can, definitely try to hold out. However, if you do it on the third day that should be fine. Hope you enjoy the results!

  2. I did mine on Friday afternoon am dying to wash my hair would it be ok to wash. I work at a dental clinic and I can’t wear my hair out so I was told by my stylist to use a clip instead of a ponytail

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