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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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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