Keratin Treatment Fried my hair beyond my worst nightmare

by Alison
(Silver Spring MD)

I recently received a keratin treatment at an Aveda spa in Maryland. The stylist is a friend of mine and has before this, always done an amazingly good job with my hair. My hair is medium length, medium wavy, and a little bit fine. After decades of professional platinum blonde highlights, and the last few years of heavy flat iron use, I thought I needed a serious conditioning treatment. The stylist assured me this product had no formaldehyde. I think the treatment stayed on my hair for 15-30 minutes, in addition, the stylist used a flat iron throughout, to seal in the product.

In total, I was there almost two hours, and I was asked not to wash my hair for 48 hours. Those two days, my hair was extremely flat, but that was not the worst of it. When I finally washed my hair, I noticed it had been completely destroyed. The structure of each hair strand looks as bent and wiry as corn-husk hair, But drier than dry. The strands do not lie flat, but frizz beyond recognition. It is so awful. My scalp is also pink and tender.

This is the worst hair experience I have ever had. My stylist assures me that others have had great result with this treatment. Perhaps, the product stayed on too long for my particular hair. Perhaps the flat iron within the process was too much. But it is really bad. I do not recommend this procedure for anyone.

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Jul 31, 2018
Worst Nightmare Keratin
by: Anonymous

I had a long, healthy looking natural red hair that was never treated with any products or dyes. My hair also had natural waves and decided to have a keratin treatment so that it will give me a more elegant straighten look. My stylist had told me keratin does that and applied the product into my hair and then used a flat iron. Then I was
told not to wash it for 3 days and did so, but after I washed it my hair looked awful, It is dry dry dry, hard, opaque, without movement and not straight... It has been the worst experience ever y cry every day and don't know what to do to get my hair to its normal appearance. I do not recommend this product It has been a nightmare.

Jul 22, 2018
Keratin
by: Anonymous

It’s been two years since I had my Keratin nightmare at Venus Salon. My hair has grown back even longer. I am still traumatized about putting any product in my hair. I been going natural ever since. Because Spring Hill is so small you don’t have many Salons. I know she is putting this product on other people hair I am sad to say.

May 29, 2018
Keratin - NEVER AGAIN!
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem. I received my keratin treatment month ago, which completely destroyed my hair. Same, the temperature was too high, the keratin itself has stayed too much on my hair......... That's wasn't my first time, first time I really liked the result. All depends from the stylist, only go to the trusted salons and google what they are using before the treatment. After my personal experience, NEVER AGAIN!

May 22, 2018
Don’t waste your money!!
by: Kay

I strongly believe the treatment ingredients have changed. I have received BB’s since 2011. October 2017 I went to a new salon and

It was the same process as it’s always been, everything was normal. For about a month my hair was great and looked healthy. Out of know where I started noticing hair falling out in the shower. At first I thought it was the hair products I was using.. deva curl but I switched to redken and still noticed MORE hair loss and now breakage. My hair got extremely dry and the strands felt like wire. They look all bent and weird when you examine them.

My hair constantly will not stop tangling and I have tried so many deep conditioning treatments. It’s almost now June and my hair is growing back but a different color! Yes a different color!! My damaged hair turned an orange red tint, especially in the sun.

I am a dark brunette almost black.. who has NEVER died there hair! Don’t waste your money on this product. Unfortunately my best advice is to love and appreciate the hair you have. If I could turn back I would. Some days I debate shaving it all off because the hairs that stick up and are all broken are embarrassing!

Apr 18, 2018
Keratin :(
by: Anonymous

I would say the same, I had it done last year twice and it was fine, however it kind of faded out and in November I went for the 3rd time and after that, I noticed that when I washed the texture had changed, now when I go for a touch-up coloring, I can hardly wash my hair it is so unmanageable.

I was told, well your hair is difficult and so and so, no it was the treatment, we should be told what the side effects could be and should sign a waiver. But they need to tell us everything. I hope my hair is growing back to become and try to blow-dry just way less then I have to, however, my hair is real thin and very frizzy, looks real ugly, who wants that when you work and I am almost 60. My advise, don't ever do any straightening, and use less flat Iron. If I would have known that I would have never done that, on the other hand we all are guilty as we look for a quick fix. Its all because I live in the most humid city in the US. I hate it.

Apr 17, 2018
Ion Solutions Keratin Treatment Ruined My Hair
by: Anonymous

I have kinky hair that is really poofy in humidity and I thought a keratin treatment would help me manage my hair. I had long hair that was down to my waist and I had spent about six months repairing my hair from a relaxer that dried my hair out a bit. I finally had my hair feeling soft and I thought a keratin treatment would be the last part of my hair transformation.

My hair looked so good at first and almost everyone I knew was telling me how beautiful my hair looked. I was so happy for about 3 days and then my hair started breaking. It has been about 2 months since I did the treatment and my hair is still breaking. I cry almost every day when I take a shower. So much hair is breaking. I can't even put it up anymore because my hair is so short on the top. The hair on the top of my head is only about an inch long now. It's going to take years to grow my hair back, if it grows back at all. I would sue the company if I had the means to.

I think I'll have to shave my hair off and get a wig to fix this. Please don't ever do a keratin treatment. It's really not worth risking this happening for a few days of straighter hair. Besides, it didn't make my hair any straighter than what I could already do with Tresemme keratin smooth serum and my Conair straightening tool.

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