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Orlando's Brazilian Keratin Treatment Experts

Ever wished your hair was more manageable?  Softer?  Smoother?  Had more shine?  Smoothing Treatments are your answer.

"Smoothing Treatments" include Brazilian Keratin treatments, Coppola Complex brand treatment, Brazilian Blowout brand treatment, and Agave Oil treatments.  While each treatment is different, they all give similar results. 

 

Smoothing treatments:

  • Eliminate up to 100% of frizz
  • Remove up to 100% of your curl (varies based on treatment type).
  • Leave your hair smooth, shiny and luxurious
  • Rejuvenate and revitalize your hair
  • Make your hair resistant to the effects of humidity
  • Reduce your blow-dry and styling time
  • Reduce your reliance on heat styling tools which can damage your hair
  • Are gentle enough to use on ALL hair types: color treated, chemically processed, bleached or highlighted
  • Are now available in safe formaldehyde-free formulas

 

At Stella Luca Salons Winter Park, you will find several Brazilian Keratin, Brazilian Blowout, and Agave Oil Treatment certified stylists.  We even have certified product educators on staff for some of the Keratin lines. 

Many of our stylists have been performing hair smoothing services since they were available in the US in 2007.

Using their experience, our stylists can determine which products will provide the best results for your hair.   The information below will provide a quick comparison for the most popular systems that our stylists offer.  Smoothing services do not require an in-salon consultation but we are always happy to provide one for free if you like. 

 

 

 

Smoothing Treatments Comparison

Brand:     Agave Oil Treatment     Coppola Complex Keratin     Brazilian Blowout Original     Brazilian Blowout Zero     Express Keratin Treatments     Yuko Japanese Straightener
                                     
                                     
Overall effectiveness     Very     Very     Very     Limited     Somewhat     Very
                                     
                                     
Lasts up to     12 weeks     12 weeks     12  weeks     2-4 weeks     3-4 weeks     Permanent
                                     
                                     
Curl Reduction     50-80%     70-90%     60-80%     0-50%     0-50%     80-100%
                                     
                                     
Frizz Reduction     up to 100%     up to 95%     up to 95%     up to 75%     up to 80%     up to 100%
                                     
                                     
Strength with coarse hair     Very Good     Best     Very Good     Good     Good     Best
                                     
                                     
Wait time to wash hair     20 minutes     3 days (no pony tails, clips, tucking behind ears or sweating). CAN use dry shampoo.     None     None     Various     2 days (no pony tails, clips, tucking behind ears or sweating). CAN use dry shampoo.
                                     
                                     
Required aftercare     First wash must be with Agave  shampoo.  Coppola, Brazilian Blowout, or certain Bumble aftercare products required. NO hair products containing sodium-chloride (salt) can be used.     Coppola, Brazilian Blowout, or certain Bumble aftercare products required. NO hair products containing sodium-chloride (salt) can be used.     Coppola, Brazilian Blowout, or certain Bumble aftercare products required. NO hair products containing sodium-chloride (salt) can be used.     Coppola, Brazilian Blowout, or certain Bumble aftercare products required. NO hair products containing sodium-chloride (salt) can be used.     Coppola, Brazilian Blowout, or certain Bumble aftercare products required. NO hair products containing sodium-chloride (salt) can be used.     Must use a good salon-quality shampoo and conditioner.
                                     
                                     
Can color be done before treatment?     Wait 7 days after color.     Yes     Yes     Yes     Yes     Wait 7-10 days after color.
                                     
                                     
Can color be done after treatment?     Wait 20 minutes after treatment.     Wait 2 weeks after treatment.     Wait 2 weeks after treatment.     Wait 2 weeks after treatment.     Wait 2 weeks after treatment.     Wait 7-10 days after treatment.
                                     
                                     
Safety     Safe. Glyoxyloyl Carbocysteine based. FDA and OSHA compliant.  Very reputable brand distributed by L'Oreal.     Emits low level of formaldehyde when applied.  Mfr says OSHA compliant.    

Emits low level of formaldehyde when applied. Mfr says meets OSHA requirements.

    Safe     Specific by brand.     Safe. Thioglycolate based product.
                                     
                                     
Retreatment required     Redo treatment whenever you like to continue results.     Redo treatment whenever you like to continue results.     Redo treatment whenever you like to continue results.     Redo treatment whenever you like to continue results.     Redo treatment whenever you like to continue results.     Must retreat new growth typically within about 6 months
                                     
                                     
Time for service     120 minutes     120 minutes     90-120 minutes     60-90 minutes     60-90 minutes     5-7 hours
                                     
                                     
Cost     Starting at $225     Starting at $225     Starting at $225     Starting at $190     Starting at $125     $125 per hour
                                     
                                     
Incompatible with     Metallic color, henna color     Metallic color, henna color     Metallic color, henna color     Metallic color, henna color     Metallic color, henna color     Metallic color, henna color. Hair relaxed with thio-based product.

 

 

Our stylists also offer Pravana, Kera-Green, and a few other brands.  Call or schedule a consultation with one of our stylists for further details.

Information provided is based on manufacturer claims and/or stylist experience.  All numbers are estimated.  Each person is different and will experience different results based on their individual hair and their ability and willingness to follow proper aftercare guidelines.