Post # 1
I have curly/frizzy hair. Sometimes it decides to be a pretty curly.. sometimes it decides to be a flat, ugly frizzy curly (and this is styling it the same way with the same products.)
Summer time usually equals pony tails for me. I don’t want to pony tail it the entire honeymoon. We are going to Jamaica (probably??) in March… so on Livingsocial they had a deal today for a Brazilian Blowout at a hair studio by me for $99 instead of the usual $350 or more. It says for long or thick hair there may be an extra charge.. I don’t know if I’d fit into that or not. My hair is long but not crazy long.
You can only buy one voucher per person. I know it only lasts about 10 weeks. So I should try it NOW before the wedding.. but if I love it I’ll want to use it again closer to the wedding. I can easily have FH buy me one (though I’m not sure if they track customers or if I can use another since it’s a gift??)
I’m also afraid I’ll hate it then I’ll have wasted the extra $100.
Another question… what would you tip on this?
Have you had it done?
Do you have before and afters?
Here is my hair:
Dumb curly day
Somewhat cooperative curly day
Straightened it but it gets frizzy quick!
On occassion I can get it pretty straight but humid weather brings it right back up to above or worse…
Post # 3
This is good timing: I just had brunch with my friend today and she just got the Brazilian Blowout a week ago. And her hair looks FAB. So straight and shiny and smooth. And she has thick curly hair. (length is just above the bra strap). She said she blew it dry (after the initial 4 day wait period) and didn’t even need a brush. Plus, it was beyond humid today. My hair was a giant frizzball. lol
So, I’m thinking about doing it myself and that price sounds good. I say give it a try and post pics after!
Post # 4
My friend did it recently as well and it turned out amazing. She even did a few after shower photos to show the results.
So far a lot of women I know are happy with the results. I would try it and see, if you don’t like it oh well you learned something new. 🙂
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Post # 6
I have a co-worker that had it done a while back and she has super tight curls and frizz at times. She looked AMAZING after having it done! I say GO FOR IT!
Post # 7
I talked to my hair stylist about this. She said that the only treatment without high levels of formadehyde that she could find is Cadiveu Professional Keratin Treatment.
Post # 8
Ive heard both good and about this, but I have a question, Whats the diff between a brazalian blow out and Keratin treatment?
Post # 9
@MrsRuby: thank you for informing the other bees on information they might not know! I am a hairdresser as well and will not touch anything related to keratin straightening treatments….When companys continue to lie about ingredients, I can’t help but stand up for my health and our industry!
Post # 10
@al1988: brazilian blowout is a company. The actual name of the service is categorized as a keratin smoothing/straightening treatment.
Post # 11
@nicolebug:@ruby.cosmo: I’d read about the dangers before… I just started going to a new stylist and he suggested I get one because I have a bizarre patch of wavy hair while the rest of it is straight and super thick. I’d read bad things about them so I declined, but he was insistent that they’re really good for your hair and “lock in colour.” Any input?
Post # 12
@Aure: Ive seen the results and yes most of the time they make your hair shiny and healthy looking. My problem with it is what it could be doing to your health by either breathing it in ,or potentially entering your body through your skin. Ive closely watched all this unfold, and when these companies say no formaldehyde than get called out on it, they go okay fine there was a little formaldehyde in it we will reduce it , but they don’t. Technically speaking the formaldehyde is what makes the conditioning treatment last its almost like a cast, so I dont see them making a safe alternative anytime soon. It has been banned in most countries in Europe and Canada. Do your research, that way you can make an informed decision on whether you want it or not. here are some links. If you decide to not get it and feel like your hair stylist is still trying to push you into it , change hairdressers , Its a big pet peeve of mine as a hairdresser and I always want to make sure my clients feel confident and comfortable before we make changes.
Post # 13
@nicolebug: I did do my research, that’s why I declined. I was wondering if he knew something I didn’t. He didn’t push me into it, he was just very adament about it being good for hair. Sorry for asking.
Post # 14
Well, I purchased the deal. I appreciate all of the feedback.. I think the one treatment won’t do me too much damage. I was just afraid it would kill my hair. I had a fried chemically straighten my hair YEARS ago and I basically had to have it ALL cut off.. it fried. That was my concern. I was just debating buying a second. I will let you all know how it goes.. I have a feeling I’ll regret not getting 2:)
I have read of the dangers… I guess since I figured I was only doing it once (or twice) I’d be fine.. .ditto on the likelihood I”ll be tanning before my march wedding … eesh. Vanity! LOL
Thank you again ladies!!!
Post # 15
I had it done, and I miss my curls! But Fiance and others love it. It will make your hair super soft and straight, and it is great that it becomes wash and dry. I love the frizz kill.
However, I don’t usually like being exposed to chemicals and some of the issues that another poster already discussed make me reticent to do it again.
I also henna my hair with body art quality henna, and while it attached just fine it did darken my hair a bit (a function of the henna), and my hair didn’t react exactly the same as someone who uses normal color dye.
My hair dresser uses a lot of product, and his blowouts typically last up to six months.
Post # 16
I’ve had it done. I have hair about 4″ below my shoulders, at different lengths because I grew out a short hair style. The layers that are shorter get curly/frizzy, and the longer layers are wavy frizzy. The first two days after you get it done, your hair is totally limp and flat. But shinier than you will ever see it. The volume disappears. I was able to wear hats that never fit my head, and hairclips didn’t break and fly off anymore. I could wrap an elastic around my pony 4 or 5 times instead of 2 or 3. After a few days, it still stays straight, but I think you get a tiny bit of volume back. What is most amazing is the shine. I have seen highlights in my hair that I never knew were there. My hair literally looked like I walked off the set of a shampoo commercial. I had it done June 15th, and I just noticed it becoming wavy/frizziyish about 3 weeks ago. Another really great thing about it is that when you get out of the shower, you don’t have to do ANYTHING to it. It saves me so much time since I don’t style it. When I had the frizzy hair, I would spend 30+min putting it up, straight iron, blow dry, whatever…
I would do it again – if it wasn’t SO EXPENSIVE!!! I’m also trying to give my hair breaks inbetween – since I am not fully sure of the longer term effects on my hair.
oh, and you CAN wear it curly if you want. it doesn’t “straighten” it, it just takes the frizz out.