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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.