How Long Does a Copolla Keratin Treatment Last?

by KC Hernandez

Getting it straight on Coppola Keratin Treatment

Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Luciano Consolini

Founded by stylist and salon owner Peter Coppola in 2007, Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy is a professional hair straightening system based on a Brazilian method known as "escova progressiva" (progressive blow-dry). The results are temporary, with hair returning gradually to its natural texture.

Claims

The product's website claims the treatment "encases the hair follicle with a keratinous bond," promoting healing while blocking humidity and toxins from entering the hair. The "maintenance-free" straight hair lasts three to five months and can also prolong the color of dyed hair by sealing it in.

Potential

According to the manufacturer, the more often you use Keratin Complex, the healthier hair becomes over time. Unlike other chemical processes which damage hair over time, keratin build-up will promote more straight and smooth hair, making it easier to blow-dry and style.

Time frame

Although the results are supposed to last three to five months, the website mentions that you can have the treatment done as often as every four to six weeks. Reapplication should be done all over, not just on re-growth, as the keratin build-up has long-term benefits.

Maximum results

Maximum results of three to five months depend on how well you follow after-care instructions, maintenance and your lifestyle. Refrain from washing hair or pulling it back for 72 hours after treatment.

Warnings

Exposure to sun, salt water or chlorinated pool water can strip the hair of the Keratin Complex. Frequent exposure and hair washing will affect how long the hair remains straight. Also, the company recommends using shampoo free of sodium chloride and sulfate, as these ingredients can also strip the hair.

Photo Credits

  • Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Luciano Consolini

About the Author

K.C. Hernandez has covered real estate topics since 2009. She is a licensed real estate salesperson in San Diego since 2004. Her articles have appeared in community newspapers but her work is mostly online. Hernandez has a Bachelor of Arts in English from UCLA and works as the real estate expert for Demand Media Studios.