Application Instructions

To get you started, here are basic instructions for a standard straightening technique using any QOD Brazilian Keratin product:

  • Use QOD Original Cleanse Pre-Treatment Shampoo to thoroughly wash hair of impurities prior to treatment. Rinse well and towel dry.
  • Blow dry the hair until still relatively damp – up to 50% dry.
  • Prepare any salon safety protocols, including proper ventilation.
  • Apply QOD GOLD, QOD MAX or QOD RED keratin formula in fine sections 1/4" away from the scalp. Use a fine-toothed comb through each section after application to ensure product is evenly distributed and to remove excess product. Blow-dry the hair until completely dry.
  • Once hair is dry, flat iron the hair in small sections. The flat iron must be a professional ceramic iron that can maintain up to a 450 degree temperature. Optimal temperature setting used will depend upon the condition and texture of the individual hair-type.
  • Leave product on hair for 20 minutes after flat-ironing.
  • Shampoo and condition hair using QOD Gold After-care Shampoo and Conditioner (keratin-based and PH-balanced).

Questions About these Instructions?

If you are a beauty professional who has purchased our products directly from QOD COSMETIC USA, you are entitled to one-on-one instructional support from one of our master stylists. Email us at, or call 866-949-4258, ext.4

Hands-on instruction in beginning and advanced application techniques are also available at our education facilities. Contact us for further information.