Keratin Treatment - Sharing Hair Growing Tips
by Frizz Girl
I did the keratin (Coppola) twice. Once in May of 2009 with no big side effects (some excessive shedding but not too bad) and again in Oct of 2009 and by January of 2010 I had bald spots at my temple and overall thinning. So the 2nd time was the "charm".
I've been to 3 dermatologists and the last guy I asked for a biopsy. Thank God it did not seem to be lichen planus of the scalp or some other really bad hair loss condition according the the lab results. This gives me hope that it will re-grow with time. I've tried scalp injections with the first dr. Hair regrew but not as thick only to fall out again once the treatment stopped.
I recently went to acupuncture/chinese medicine. The acupuncture feels good but the herbal pills Seven Treasures for Hair (plum flower brand) I suspect are the reason that I started waking up with swollen eyes. I stopped both the herbal pills and Rogaine so I can be sure. Since stopping my eyes have been less swollen every day. Once all the swelling goes down to nothing I will re-start with the Rogaine.
I just started (2 days ago) taking Hair, Skin and Nails by Futurebiotics, and L-Cysteine. I am doing a 30 day liver cleanse called detox. I pray this works. The hair that is re-growing is a different texture, weak, thin. The dr was concerned about that. That's why he did the biopsy. It comes out easier and when I went to get the gray out by having it colored and highlighted more hair came out. I think I will stop with the highlights and just do color to see if that helps.
Some people have advised doing "natural" hair color which they sell at the local health food store. My promise to you out there is to continue to let you know what works. I hope that if someone out there has a method that has helped them you are willing to share it.
If someone's hair has re-grown please share the experience as we can use the hope and also use whatever worked for you. I will continue to update.
Originally posted on Reaction to keratin hair treatment