From: Jessica (22.214.171.124)
In Reply to: La Brasiliana vs. Coppola vs. Marcia Teixeira, which do you like best? posted by Liz on January 29, 2009 at 5:55 pm:
Hi there - just wanted to throw in my experience with La Brasiliana and I guess it is my turn to vent! I am currently going through the La Brasiliana process for the second time in two weeks. I had it done after much reccomendation from my stylist I have been seeing for ten years as well as the owner of my upscale salon in Ct; I have very wavy thin hair that I highlight extremely blonde and blow out/flat iron every few days. Because my hair is so damaged it is not growing so I am trying to get away from using the flat iron even though my hair frizzes at the first signs of humidity.
I followed the process to a t and did nothing to my hair for four days while waiting for the keratin to set; once my hair was washed it felt unbelievable and had never looked so shiny or smooth. However the second I walked out of the salon the usual face framing frizz and curls came right back. I decided to speak to the salon after paying $300 (plus tip) for a process that obviously did not live up to it's promise. I understand that my hair is not going to lose any body or stop being wavy but I thought the purpose was to prevent frizz. The salon agreed and after going back two seperate times on extremely humid days it was decided to do the process again. So I am getting washed on Tuesday and hope that it takes this time. I will let you know but I am extremely leary! A co-worker of mine just had the Coppola treatment done and I am now kicking myself for not going to her salon to have it done. My salon told me that because I have alot of breakage that the keratin did not take as well to the hair which was causing it to curl up in the humidity - this just sounds ridiculous to me but I am by no means a professional.
I would reccomend to just do as much research as possible because for the money you are investing in this and the 4 days of looking like a greaseball you obviously want major results!