Unlisted Brand • Global Keratin treatment • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
My previous hair goddess that used the Coppola keratin treatment system moved so I had to go to another person. She came highly recommended but her salon used the GK/Juvexin keratin treatment. With the Coppola system I wasn't able to wash my hair for several days (at least 3) and could not use clips, rubberbands or anything until the 3 day window had passed. With the Juvexin I was told I could wash it in 2 days and use hair clips/rubberbands, put my hair in a pony tail. Being cautious I still didn't wash it for 4 days, and followed all the instructions from when I'd had keratin treatments before.
Like others have stated, the product stinks when you wash your hair! The shampoo and conditioner are great, but that is all. I am NOT impressed with the Juvexin treatment AT ALL!!!! I spent $300 and within 7-10 days my hair was pretty much the same as it was before I had the treatment done....frizzy, fly away and it takes me at least 30 minutes with a round brush to blow dry it.
With the Coppola keratin treatment I could go 4-6mths between applications...sometimes even longer. After the treatment it would only take me 10-15 minutes to blow dry my hair, with either a vent brush or round brush and look perfect! With the Juvexin product I'm spending at least 30minutes and still have to pull out my flat iron if I want it to be smooth.
With the Coppola product, I can wash/blow dry my hair one day, the next day I flat iron it and it is perfect for 2 days...no product, no flat iron even after sleeping on it. (my hair is dry so I don't wash it every day) With the Juvexin product I have to either wash/dry it every day or use the flat iron every day.
With the Juvexin product my hair is drier and does feel straw like....NEVER had this with the Coppola product. My ends look like hell now, too, after the Juvexin product.
I'm driving 3 hours to see my previous hair dresser so that I can get the Coppola keratin treatment....I'm hoping it will help repair the damage that the Juvexin has done.
If you are trying to decide between Juvexin and Coppola....RUN away from the Juvexin, you will be disappointed. I was going to try the Chi product, but have decided it is worth a 3hour drive to have the Coppola product done by someone that truly knows what she is doing.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I was given the opportunity to try out Global Keratin Color Protection Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. GK hair sent me full size shampoo and conditioner to try and submit my review on the products.
Glossybox subscribers got GKHAIR moisturizing shampoo and conditioner in the September box.I had taken a break from my Glossybox subscription. I was so bummed that I missed out on the samples of GK after reading rave reviews about the GK products. So when I was sent full size bottles, I couldn't wait to try them out for myself.
This review is about the Color Protection Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner.
The GK Moisturizing Shampoo smells so good. It leaves my hair soft, shiny and frizz free. My hair feels smoother and have experienced less breakage and fall out. I am able to go at least two to three days between washings. In the past with other products I would have to wash my hair daily to keep it from looking dirty. With the GK shampoo my hair looks freshly washed for several days. The shampoo is sulfate free which is a huge plus for me. I will definitely purchase the shampoo.
Here are some details about the shampoo:
Patented formula JUVEXIN shields the hair to protect from damage.
Repairs damaged hair.
Leaves hair soft and shiny.
The GK Color Protection Moisturizing Conditioner is one of the best conditioner I have ever tried. I've tried hundreds of conditioners, cheap and expensive -- this is the best ever. I have dry, color treated hair, and it's never looked so healthy! It leaves my hair silky, full of body and volume. It smells so good. After rinsing the conditioner from my hair with cool water I apply a pea sized amount to the ends of my hair as a leave in conditioner. My hair never looks greasy or weighed down. I have also used the conditioner as a co-wash. It works fantastic, I will definitely purchase the conditioner when I run out.
Global Keratin Moisturizing Conditioner is fortified with Juvexin, a special formulation of proteins which creates a shield over each strand, protecting the hair while repairing damage. Global Keratin Moisturizing Conditioner protects hair's natural properties while leaving hair soft and shiny after every wash.
No Sulfates, No Paraben, No Gluten, No Phthalates, No DEA, No TEA, No Petrolatum, No Paraffin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Just had this treatment done a few weeks ago, and I think my high hopes let me down.
After having the treatment, I waited about 3 -4 days to wash my hair, even though my stylist for some reason said that it would be "fine" to wash after only one day. For the first few washes it looked great, the my hair wasn't as puffy and heavy as it used to be, and it was exactly like it was before I had done any damage to it (by dying and straightening) - wavy and smooth. I was using a shampoo that was sulfate free but not of the GK brand itself because that was too expensive for me at the time. I'd only just about saved enough for the treatment istself.
I decided, because I was so pleased with the results, to go and purchase the shampoo from the actual Global Keratin range which was the balancing shampoo. Ever since I have used that shampoo I feel as though the Keratin has been stripped, it probably hasn't, but it feels that way. My hair isn't COMPLETELY back to it's old ways but it feels as though it's getting there faster than it should, doesn't have the same manageability and functionality as it did when I first got the treatment.
I know it's not meant to make your hair straight, and that's what I liked. I LOVED how it took my hair back to its virgin state of 'beach waves' before I had ever touched it.
I've heard that you need to do several of these treatments for it to really work, but I'm not too sure. I just feel like....it DID make a difference, but I'd like to know what went wrong, because at the moment I'm blaming it on that balancing shampoo. I went to another hairdesser to get my hair trimmed and she was surprsied that my hair had actually had a keratin treatment because it didn't feel as though it did. It was sort of limp and heavy, as a result of that shampoo (but also because I needed a general cut).
My final verdict is, I'm not sure if this particular brand is worth the extortionate price. I'm going to say, as I've seen in these reviews, that it differs for each person, so either you want to test your luck and see how it goes for your hair or go for a cheaper (but equally safe!! thats the most important thing) option.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Had this done 2 weeks ago and my hair looks the best it has ever looked. It's not straight after I wash but it is very easy to get smooth and I get compliments daily. Love it!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This product is awful. I had done the Coppola treatment a couple of years ago and it was great so I thought this would be similar. I had the same experience that the other reviewers had that complained about horrible stinky hair when it was wet and my hair is like straw now, which it was never like before, nor was it like this with the Coppola..my hair felt incredible after that treatment. Now I can barely get a comb through it after loads of high end conditioning products. I can't wait till it wears off because I would rather have wavy, unruly hair than the broom straw I have now. Never again with this treatment.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Can't rave enough about this! I really don't understand the bad reviews on this! I was dropping so much money on the brazilian blowout, which was great except that the harsh chemicals would dry out my hair and leave me with horrible split ends. My stylist recommended this to me, and for 7 months i have been so satsified!
I have frizzy, poofy, dry, tangly, hair and this has solved my problems! Yes, it may start to fade about 2 weeks before the brazilian would, but the more you do it the better it gets! I was going every 2 months and now after 7 months I can go about 4-5 months without getting it! And even when it starts to fade, my hair is still manageable, just the waves start to come back.
I can blowdry and straighten in 15 minutes! and my hair is down to the middle of my back!
Never switching back!!!! LOVE!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I literally just had this treatment done at the salon 2 hours ago, and wanted to give my initial thoughts.
I've had one (formaldehyde-filled) keratin treatment done, a year ago, and that lasted a good 6 months with proper care (sulfate and salt-free shampoos). Because of all the health warnings/concerns, I decided to try the Global Keratin treatment (the one that's advertised as formaldehyde-free) to see how it compares. My stylist said it should last 3-4 months. (Note: "formaldehyde-free" is not, in fact, formaldehyde-free - it just has a lower concentration. Just something to consider.)
I have shoulder-length, medium-build hair (but a LOT of it) that frizzes up a storm in humidity, and my stylist quoted $250. More than half of it is dyed, and my natural roots are now 3-4 inches (keratin treatments are supposed to work better on processed hair - I'll hopefully be able to an give update on how it affects both colored & virgin hair).
Right off the bat, I have to say that this treatment was, well, strange.
GOOD: It did not smell toxic, or irritate my nose the way the previous treatment had. My eyes were a bit sensitive during the flat-ironing process, but overall, whatever chemicals are in it are not as immediately, noticeably toxic as the "formaldehyde-treatments" are.
OUCH: When my hair was exposed to heat (blowdry AND flatiron), the texture of my hair did not become soft and silky (as with the formaldehyde treatment), but rather straw-like, and snagged at every possible opportunity. Sure, it flattened, but it was a very painful process (every comb swipe through my hair, although my stylist was being gentle, caught snarls that came out of nowhere).
Now at home, my hair looks poker-straight and beautiful but still has that strange salty-powdery texture; an effect that my stylist said would go away with the first washing (which, apparently, I can do whenever I want). I'm still going to give it 24 hours to "set."
Update #1: After the first shampooing, I can say the following:
A. When it gets wet, it really stinks. Like no other smell I've ever encountered - a chemical mix with a rotting, salty smell. (Rather disgusting. I probably won't ever do this again because of this - whatever chemical they're using instead of the formaldehyde must be doing this, because the formaldehyde-filled treatment smelled NOTHING like this.)
B. After an air-dry, my natural wave is fully intact, but with significantly less volume. No frizzies so far.
C. The chalky-crispy-tangled feeling is totally gone. My hair is soft and silky.
D. Blowdrying time cut down significantly (5 min instead of 20?), and afterwards it looks as though it was flat-ironed.
Update #2 (4/15/12)
A. My hair still smells a little bit when it gets wet, but not nearly as horribly as before.
B. Blowdry time around 10 min. - no longer blow-dries flat.
Update #3 (5/25/12)
Totally, completely not worth it. The effects didn't even last past the one month mark, and now, I can't even notice that I even had it done. $250 for less than a month of semi-effectiveness simply doesn't cut it. Either take your chances with the formaldehyde-filled treatment or don't bother.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am a hair stylist in Miami fl, I use global keratin for over a year since I changed salon and my clients are very satisfied with this treatment and the company say that it should last up to 3 months the way I do the keratin, it last even more, and I do 2 or 3 a week my self . I love it.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Had this done in November, before thanksgiving. Waited FIVE days to shampoo, used Coppola Keratin shampoo and conditioner (which SUCK SO BAD also - stinky, drying, overall crap) and my hair never really was frizz free nor did it look any different than my pre-treatment hair, from wash #1 five days after. Except now my hair is really stiff/straw feeling in the shower. No matter how deep a conditing treatment I do, my hair never feels soft in the shower. It doesn't feel horrible dry, but you can definitely tell there is a difference for the worse in the shower.
Oh, and the best part? My hair is wavy and fine, not even coarse/thick/frizzy. I just don't like the lank waves I always have, so I thought I would get a straighter effect with this treatment. Nope, only the same hair, but crappier feeling.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is the third time I've had this treatment done. It has never lasted more than a few weeks for me. I was told that the more frequently I get it done the more the keratin will build up in my hair and I'll have better looking results. My hair is long, blonde, and only slightly wavy. I'm not interested in the straightening aspect, I just want to repair the damage heat styling and general wear & tear does to my hair. I use the recommended products, yada, yada.... but here I am 3 weeks after treatment and once again my hair looks the way it did before the treatment. I seem to be getting "at home" results from a professional treatment. If this were a $35 deep conditioning treatment I'd give it 5 stars & get it done monthly, but at 10 times that price I expect more than just deep conditioning.
EDIT: Someone gave me a half empty bottle of this stuff to use on myself at home. Since I was unimpressed with my salon results it has been sitting in my bathroom for months. Well, last week I had a haircut with someone new, and I think she was reluctant to cut all the split ends from my hair because it would have taken off another inch of length. From the styling products she used I couldn't tell I still had some split ends until I washed it. Until I could find time for another haircut I decided to try to patch up my ends with this keratin I had, so I went to TJ Maxx, bought a 450 degree flat iron for $25-30 & did it myself. Holy moly! The results are amazing! Like nothing I ever experienced from the salon. My hair is completely transformed, I look like shampoo commercial. I can't guarantee it will last any longer, but considering the results are so much more dramatic than they ever have been before, I have a feeling it'll be longer lasting too. I guess it was just my stylist doing it wrong before, but I fully endorse this product now.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Grey
So I took my 14 year old daughter who has very curly, kinky hair to the salon to get the Global Keratin treatment last year at Christmas time. We both LOVED it. What I loved most was that we were told that it was Formaldehyde free (although there seems to be some controversy about whether this is true or not). But at the time, we believed it was. It took a total of about 2 hours to have it done. We were admittedly nervous about the end result due to all the conflicting stories out there, but were pleased with her results. More than please really! Her hair was SOOO shiny afterwards. I would post a picture if it wouldn't be innappropriate to post, but it is, so I won't. But I wish others out there could see the before and after shots. Like I said, her hair is extremely curly and thick. She is biracial so it is also a bit coarse. Her hair turned out super shiny and soft with the curls still in tact, but they were loose and lovely. She can now wear her hair either curly or straight and when she leaves it curly, it does NOT frizz! Which was a huge plus for her. She spends so much time getting her hair straight because leaving it natural meant it would frizz out. Which in turn was damaging to her hair with all the heat from the straightener and blow dryer. It saved her time, and saved her hair from the heat so it could get healthy again, and boosted her confidence. I planned on taking her again to get it done for Christmas again this year, but now want to do a little more research on if this product actually has Formaldehyde in it or not. I will be so upset if it does because obviously I don't want to subject my daughter to any health risks! But if not, I would highly recommend this product. We didn't have any of the negative affects like some are claiming. Lastly, we LOVED the Global shampoo and conditioner that is recommended to use after getting the treatment. The smell is phenomenal!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I had global keratin done to my hair. The hairstylist assured me it would last for several months, and that it would change my life. It was amazing for the first two weeks. However, after three weeks my hair was back to it's normal difficult self. I was careful only to use the recommended product, and avoided the swimming pool. (they say the chlorine in swimming pools reduces the effect) So, after paying close to $300 for a global keratin treatment, I hardly think it is worth doing it again. Save your money!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This really left my hair softer, silkier, smoother, shinier and the incredible thing is how it really gives life to damaged hair again, it also cut my styling time drastically. I used the light wave formula and even though there was quite a bit of smoke from the product when blow drying, it didn't sting my eyes! I've tried some other brands of keratin treatment that literally felt and smelt like tear gas!
This treatment is very good for my hair type, I love how much easier it is to take care of my hair now and my hair actually dries pin straight and looks healthy! I used to have damaged, frizzy and wavy hair that I could never were loose without heat styling as it was not curly nor straight but just brittle, frizz and poofiness, now sleek hair styles are very easy to accomplish and I love how I can get out the pool, rinse my hair and let it dry in the sun without the worry of my hair turning into a mess. I will probably keep this as a staple in my haircare routine.
Update: Since I'd purchased a large bottle of this, it has lasted me quite some time and I have done the treatment over and over. I do the treatment on myself and find it very easy to do my own hair. I have watched videos on the application method and follow the instructions carefully using all the right tools. What is superb with this product is that it doesn't over process like a relaxer or bleach could which means one could really take their time and take a break if necessary. I make sure not to apply any product on my scalp as I've heard of people experiencing hair loss and I assume this could be the reason why. I am happy that I'm able to save so much money and time from doing it myself rather than having it done in the salon, i'm a mom of 2 and work full time so taking 4 hours to visit a hair salon is not a possibility for me right now.
While it still gives me very good results the only downside is that it really doesn't last as long as I'd hoped.. I do use the recommended sodium and sulphate free shampoos and don't wash my hair too often but I'd say it's about 8-12weeks till my poofiness starts to return and I need a top up. For this reason I have taken off 1 star as it promises 5/6 months of silky hair which I have never reached.
I have since run out and will order the new formula called 'the best'. I will do an update and make a separate review once I have tried and tested that formula.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I would think very carefully before having the treatment. After much deliberation and research I had this done a few months ago. I was promised by the hairdresser that the treatment was formaldehyde free (because of all the controversy I was worried about the health implications) he even showed me literature to show me that it was indeed formaldehyde free. I was very pleased with the result. Having carried out more research since I have discovered that all of these treatments have formaldehyde (a known carcinogen) in them. Some of the companies change the name or it's hidden in another chemical name , I don't know how they get away with it!.
From research carried out on the popular keratin treatments, the one I had done had 7 x the recommended amount of 'safe levels' some had up to 30x + the amount in , it's very scary stuff. I certainly would not have it done again even though it gave me the dream hair I've always wanted - it's not worth risking your health for.
I hope this is helpful to you. and DONT believe any company that says their solution is formaldehyde free. According to the report I read they have to contain formaldehyde, this is what gets the hair to stay straight - not the keratin. If it doesn't have the formaldehyde in it , it simply won't work !
For any 'doubters' out there check out the Health Canada's web site for their findings on keratin treatments (they seem to be one of the only places who are aware of the true health implications of this treatment.
They show the popular products and their levels of formaldehyde ( I had the Global keratin light, my salon told me it was formaldehyde free and even handed me printed literature for the after care which stated it was 'formaldehyde free) clearly it's not. the maximum level permitted is 0.2% so it clearly has a much higher level than is permitted legally.
How can the manufacturers get away with false advertising and putting peoples health at risk in the process?
here's a link:
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I've just had my third Keratin treatment, so that answers the question of whether I'd do it again! I have coarse, kinky, frizzy hair that I've loathed all my life. I've tried a couple of straightening treatments, but they didn't work very well. For years I've settled for having my hair blown out or roller set and ironed every week in a (cheap) salon. But I still had to worry about humidity, which undid all the hairstylist's work in seconds.
I was hesitant at first to get this treatment because I'd read some scary things about it in Allure magazine and online. But after doing a lot of research, I settled on a salon near me, called the company that made the treatment, and asked them whether they had trained and certified any of the stylists at this salon. They had, and gave me names. I decided on one of them who also specialized in color because I wanted some color done as well. I called her and talked to her about the treatment. She said she'd done hundreds of them and none of her customers have had problems. (In fact, she did regular Keratin treatments throughout her pregnancy and had a perfectly healthy baby.)
If you get your hair colored, it's best to get keratined immediately after, because coloring hair opens the cuticle, allowing the keratin to penetrate deeper. Long story short: the treatment was a fantastic success and I have never been so happy with my hair. I just wish it had been around decades ago. I can now get my hair cut in such a way that the ends all look flat and blunt, like normal people's hair. I could never do this before.
I still get my hair blown out once a week at an inexpensive salon--not because I couldn't do it myself but because I'm just too lazy. That is the only time I wash my hair, and both of my first two treatments lasted 5 1/2 to 6 months. (You have to use a special shampoo because most others contain sodium, which strips the keratin out of the hair. After buying my first few bottles at the salon, I ordered two jumbo-sized bottles online, paying a fraction of what the salon charged, and filling up the smaller bottle to take with me to the salon. Google the name of the shampoo and you'll find lots of e-tailers.)
I can't over-stress how great my hair looks, and how much it flatters me. One friend told me it took 20 years off of me. During my last treatment I asked my stylist whether it was true that it doesn't work for some people and she said yes, but a small minority. I would guess that an honest and experienced stylist could tell in advance if you weren't a good candidate for the treatment.
As I said, I get my hair blown out straight, but my stylist said that if I wanted to, I could wash it myself and let it air dry. That would leave my hair in ringlets. I haven't done it and don't think I'll try, but some of you may be interested in doing this.
One last comment: I know you can buy the keratin and do the treatment yourself, but I would never do that. This is serious business, and I'd entrust it only to someone who was trained, certified, and experienced. My salon charges $300. That's a lot, but it works out to $50 a month.
All in all, I'd give this ten lippies if I could.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have very wavy, frizzy, big hair and was told that the Keratin Juvexin would tame my hair, not straighten it. Which was fine, I wanted the fuzzy look gone!
The procedure took over 3 hours and looked fabulous. When I went home I made sure I didn't clip my hair, get it wet, wear sunglasses on my head etc... like they ask. I washed my hair with the sulfate & sodium free s'poo & conditioner on the 5th day after having it done and it looked no different. NO DIFFERENT! I went to the hairdresser and she used the straightening irons on my hair and said look how quick and easy it is to style. To me, it was no different. It felt softer, that was it. It was still frizzy and hard to manage.
Perhaps, if you have quite thin, normal hair, it may work, but not for curly big hair. Don't waste your money, it's just as easy to use the straightening irons yourself.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
A few months back, I did a softliss keratin treatment on my hair Looked great at first, then started looking really dry and frizzy. The GK shampoo, conditioner and deep conditioning treatment have helped it be softer and more manageable. Pricey stuff, though. Would have been better off just leaving my curls alone.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I treated myself to a Global Keratin treatment on my birthday. It promised smoothness and reduced frizz but without the extreme straightness and damage) of a Japanese-style thermal reconditioning.It took about 2.5 hours from beginning to end. Get hair washed with a clarifying shampoo, have stinky GK paste painted on strand by strand, have hair blown straight, and then have hair painstakingly flatironed. You cannot wash your hair for 72 hours afterwards, and you must use GK's shampoo which is sodium chloride free (apparently, salt immediately leaches the keratin from your hair.). How does it work? Brilliantly! Hair that used to take 30 minutes to flatiron can now be air-dried STRAIGHT, no heat. For my wiry, wavy, frizz-prone hair that is a Godsend. From what I can tell, there is no visible hair damage, and my hair feels silky and shiny. It is not the pin-straight result achieved with other treatments but if I want it that way, it takes one 5-minute ironing of the ends and fringe to achieve. (I still use the iron on my fringe daily, because sleeping on my side causes scary morning head.) It's only been two weeks so I can't say how long it lasts, and it does cost $250 for my shoulder-length coarse hair, but if I could be guarantee the same awesome results for my hair, I would absolutely do this again and again. EDIT:Knocked off three stars because this only lasted a month, even though I used all the recommended products. Too expensive for that... was hoping for at least two months. Still stand by my description of the awesome initial results, but sorry they were so ephemeral.