Well at least that’s what the salon representative said it was. Anyway, my good friend have told me about this hair straightening process few months back and it was only recently that I finally decided to try it out – perfect way to start 2015. I originally wanted to have my hair colored but after seeing that the salon I went to actually offered Brazilian blowout, I decided to give it a try. The good thing is I can do both, color my hair and do the blowout afterwards.
So what is a Brazilian Blowout?
It’s a keratin-based hair-smoothing treatment leaving the hair smooth and totally soft and full of life! It’s a straightening treatment that actually locks in keratins inside your hair to make it smooth and healthy, instead of all frizzy and curly. The product used for this treatment gets its protein from a blend of amino acids and the results are incredible. These treatments bond protein to the outer layer of the hair, which help smooth, protect, soften, and relax the hair. The bonding process takes place once a flat iron is applied. After the treatment, the hair is expected to be soft and straighten without causing any damage to the hair follicles.
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Honestly, Unlike Hair Rebonding, I was totally clueless on how a brazilian blowout is done but I trusted the salon representative that she knows what she is doing — in fact, I let her choose the color that’s to be applied on my hair since she disapproved of my Cinnamon shade choice telling me that it won’t look good later on as it will turn into rusty-ish color and will not be flattering.
So anyway, she did the hair color first before the Brazilian blowout. She chose chestnut brown for my hair but made sure that it didn’t stay long in my hair as she didn’t want a drastic change of hair color to which I agree. I don’t want to have the shock of my life this early of the year. LoL! Turned out just fine.
So after rinsing my hair, Brazilian Blowout is next. Process below in case you are planning to do this at home:
- Shampoo the hair and carefully dry it out leaving a small amount of moisture
- Section hair and apply the keratin treatment evenly
- After the application, leave it on hair for 20-30 minutes
- Blow dry hair and iron thin sections using a flat iron until everything is covered and ironed
After this, leave the hair as it is and rinse after three (3) days.
Before and after result. My hair is not naturally curly, it looked curly because I braid it before I went to the salon. I loved the result! My hair is smooth and soft and I know it is not damaged.
A day after the treatment which by the way took me 2 and a half hours including the hair coloring process. I am loving the hair color, it’s not fully chestnut brown because she rinsed it earlier than the prescribed time. I am definitely rocking it!
So should I recommend Brazilian blowout or Keratin treatment, absolutely yes! Just please make sure that have your hair done by someone who really know this process. Anyone can claim they know how to do this but just to make sure, do your research and ask questions to whoever will do your hair, if you are satisfied and confident with his/her knowledge (base on how she/he responds to your inquiries), then by all means go ahead!
Do share your results in the comment box!