Post # 1
hi bees – has anyone ever had a brazilian blow out? i have the chance to get one for $175 instead of the usual $350-500 (!!!!) in my area. from all acounts i’ve heard it’s just amazing to wake up with silky hair everyday. i’m just wondering once you have it, can you still style your hair? if you want and updo and/or curls for you wedding will it take the style? i’m worried it might be too slippery or something.
Post # 3
I’ve never even heard of a brazilian blowout! I read your post (thinking it was about a brazilian wax), and then got to the styling hair part and thought, “huh?” Haha…I looked up the blowout, and wow those before/after pics look amazing! I have no personal experience though, so I’m sorry I can’t help…:)
Post # 4
Do you already have a stylist who’s doing your hair for the big day? If so I’d ask them because that would be the best advice. I know nothing about them either but that’s who I’d ask, find out from that person if they can work with it or not.
Post # 5
I had one at a discounted price, and honestly, I’m not that into it. I have wavy-curly hair, and it does make it easier to straighten, but unless you wear your hair that way all the time, it doesn’t make a huge difference. I can still curl my hair, but airdrying (which I rarely do and frankly had hoped I could do more often without frizz) just leads to flat waves.
Basically, I had hoped this would kill some friziness, and instead I feel as if my hair is just flatter. Not silky and straight, but flat.
I plan on discussing this with my stylist in two weeks. I may do it one more time just because I will be diving over my honeymoon, so that much saltwater could really turn my hair into a giant frizz ball. But I can’t see myself paying the $1500 to do it about 5 times a year. I don’t mind spending money on my hair, its the outfit you wear everyday. But it has to be worth it.
Post # 6
What is that? Is it similar to the Japanese/Korean straight perms?
Post # 7
My mom gets one every 6 months or so. Her hair is naturally very curly and it is completely straight because of the brazilian treatment that she gets.
Post # 8
I’m bumping this back up, as I have one scheduled for next week.
Anyone else try the Brazilian Blowout? Let’s hear your stories – good or bad!
If you’re asking, “what is it?”
It’s this: http://www.brazilianblowout.com/
Post # 9
Just my experience – My cousin had a Brazilian Blowout 2 weeks before my wedding and I can’t tell how crazy it looked. It was NOT silky or smooth. Like monitajb said, it was just flat. My cousin has beautiful, shiny, healthy curly hair and just wanted to try something new. Well, new = dull, unhealthy, flat, drab and lifeless. Her hair in every wedding photo looked like a wig – no joke. And she got her blowout done in a very reputable salon for $400.00!!!
My best friend also had a Brazilian Blowout for her engagement photo shoot and it left her hair very coarse and unnatural looking. Her hair was unable to hold a soft curl for more than an hour. During the shoot, her hair fell flat and looked ….errrrrr…. not good.
I have had the Japanese hair straightening treatment and it made my hair very smooth and silky, but it wouldn’t hold a curl for the first week or two. I had my Japanese straightening treatment 3 weeks before my wedding and I could not have been happier with my hair.
Ultimately, this is completely your decision, but I would highly recommend rethinking the Brazilian Blowout.
If you would like to see a couple pictures, just message or email me!
Post # 10
If you pay for a Brazilian blow out, the last thing you would want to do is curl it? It’s a very straight style.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I got the Coppola Keratin Complex treament about a month ago. I freaking LOVE IT. It’s similar to the Brazilian Blowout, but it doesn’t make your hair completely straight, it just makes it less curly and frizzy.
My hair in its natural state is curly, out of control, frizzy, just plain ugly. Now I can let it air dry and it’s just loose and wavy. I loooooooooooove it!
If you live near an Ulta, they’ll do the first treatment for $200 and then all others for $250 (at most salons, it’s about $350 or more). But honestly, these results are worth $350 in my opinion.
Here is my before and after. Both are air dried, with no product. My hair has gotten a leetle curlier since the after shot (that was the day after I washed it for the first time) but not much.
My mom got a similar treatment called “Simply Smooth.” I haven’t seen it yet but she said she really likes it.