Post # 1
Hi there everyone,
Well I finally bit the bullet and made an appointment for my very first Brazilian Blowout. I am more than a little nervous that all my hair is going to fall out or something crazy like that.
But after years of trying to manage extremely thick and weirdly textured hair (think frizzy in the back, straighter in the front), if this treatment does what is says it does, it might be worth it, especially around wedding time where there will be plenty of pictures being taken, socializing, etc.
Anyone else get one of these treatments done for their wedding or otherwise?
Post # 3
I had to look this up. I thought it was similar to a Brazilian wax!
Post # 4
I had one in the summer, for the humidity. I’d do it again, but I didn’t like that it didn’t last as long as they said it would. It lasted maybe not even 2 months. I spent a TON of money on it too!! Oh well. I loved it though! I’d do it again, because the summer head and humidity just kills my hair!
Post # 5
There was no poll option for this, but I loved it. I am an African American, and although my hair isn’t coarse, it definitely benefited from the Brazilian. I recommend it. Please don’t forget to post some before and afters.
Post # 6
@kestane: I have straight hair so I wouldn’t do this, but I think that as long as you go to a place with good reviews you should be ok.
Post # 7
I thought about it heavily a couple of years back. I’m in the same situation as you- very wavy/curly hair in the back, a bit straighter in the front.
I ultimately decided against it. The FDA has even said it isn’t safe, and… ew, formaldehyde.
And then there is always the possibility of your hair falling out:
To me, having perfect hair is so not worth the possiblity of developing cancer or thinning out all my hair.
If it’s something you’re set on trying, I’d at least wait until after the wedding. How bad would it suck for your hair to start falling out before your wedding?
I’ve found that healing my hair has largely taken care of my frizz problem. (And it can be bad- I live in Florida.) Olive oil, coconut oil, and shampoos/conditioners free of things like silicones, parabens, and sulfates will help immensely. If possible, avoiding harsh heat treatments like constant blow-outs/curling iron/straightening irons will do wonders for your hair in the long-run.
Post # 8
ive had it done a bunch of times and i LOVE it 🙂 keratain treatments are similar they work just as good but not for as long as the BB does
Post # 9
Keratin has too many rules after getting it done- no putting it in a pony tail for so many hours, keeping it straightened, no washing….etc…..BB doesn’t.
Post # 10
@EffieTrinket: I also had to look this up. Wikipedia says it’s banned in Canada. I guess I’ll have to go without!
Post # 11
My mom gets Brazilian gloss regularly and has for a few years. Her hair is in great shape and it looks awesome! I think gloss might be gentler than blowout?
Post # 12
@kestane: I do it about every three months and I absolutely love it. I have curly/frizzy hair and it makes my hair wavy and frizz free for a good three months. I definetly love it
Post # 13
I did it and hated it. I did the Redken Urban Smooth treatment months later and lovedddddd that.
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Post # 15
Hell no! Not for me anyway, I do pretty good watching what I put on my body and use cosmetics-wise. So this is a no-go based on the chemicals because I would rather not voluntarily expose myself to more carcinogenic chemicals.
My hair is naturally wavy and it blow-dries straight so that is all I need I guess.
Post # 16
I thought those were outlawed or something because they expose people and the salon workers to dangerous chemicals.