Brazilian Blowout? Anyone have one done?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Totally worth it if you get it discounted. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I’ve gotten two.  My hair is thick and naturally wavy and frizzy.  My hair was silky and smooth after for about 10 weeks, and it took away almost all the waves.  However, it’s been a year since my last one, and my hair still won’t curl the way it used to.  And I also developed scalp psoriasis. My dermotologist says it was because of the harsh chemicals (I also have fairly sensitive skin, so this might not be an issue for everyone).  I have to use a medicated shampoo now.  It sucks.  I wish I never got them.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yes, try it! I’ve performed them as a service a few dozen times (I’m a hairstylist) and they’re amazing! They last up to 12 weeks, if you use the proper products that your stylist should provide you with, and while your wave will come back slightly as the product wears off, the frizz will stay away for the full 12 weeks. Just make SURE you use the brazilian blowout brand shampoo, conditioner and serum. It will give you the salon look at home. And btw, they run about $250 where I work. Good luck Smile

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper

I would never get one but that is a personal choice. I’m not really for using something that the US FDA has deemed hazardous to my health and the health of those applying said chemicals. Not to mention they are as far as I know banned in several countries within Europe again due to the chemicals. My stylist has warned me time and time again not to do it and I heed her strongly given advice.

I do know several people that get them regularly and love the results. I also know several people that hated what it did to their hair later on. I guess like all things beauty related there are always pros and cons.
 

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do a keratin treatment instead. Same concept not as bad for you! I had the brazilian and I felt like I couldn’t breathe! Make sure you are in a ventilated area and wearing a mask or holding a fan in your face! It was not a fun time for me!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

But it does look better and “healthier” doesn’t it? But if after everything I read, it ruins the hair after using it frequently, I would beware.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Sassygrn:  At first your hair will be straight, but as the chemical slowly wears off, your hair will relax and eventually (about 12 weeks) you will see your true, natual texture again. It’s not something that has to grow out of your hair like a relaxer or bleach. Thats why if you don’t use the proper product it will come out prematurely. Also, the brand I use is formaldehyde free, so no dangerous chemicals, but yes, it doesn’t smell good. A true professional will always have a fan on you and in a well ventilated area. If you don’t like the results in no way are you obligated to try it again. Your hair won’t be wavy at the scalp and straight at the ends. I hope I’ve explained it well.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper

@seabunny:  Curious, what brand do you use?

I have been reading several articles that indicated that no brands are truly formaldehyde free but rather they have low enough amounts to not register on the manufacturers scale of testing. However, if scientifically tested those products contain more than the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration deemed safe.

Just wondering if perhaps your brand was in the numerous articles I have or if by chance wasn’t even tested…and thus made the cut. 🙂

(Sorry to be nosey, hair is kind of my thing so I am always reading…and reading…and researching all the new fads.)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Treejewel19:  Aaah, I see the difference now! Thanks for pointing that out. I use the Brazilian Blowout brand. 

Here’s a link that should answer any more of OP’s questions: http://brazilianblowout.com/faq/

ETA: It’s cool, I can appreciate anyone who researches the best options for their hair 🙂 Also, OP, you can see if your stylist uses the Brazilian Blowout ZERO solution.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper

@seabunny:  Okay here come more questions since you are here. Do you find that the BB Zero provides the same results as the original formula? While it is deemed safe by the company (US FDA is currently testing…so here’s hoping) I am seeing case after case of people confirming that it isn’t nearly as good as the original. Boo!

The ingredients I see listed are Glycolic Acid and Lye (sodium hydroxide) which is a known very temporary relaxer for curly hair…but I don’t see anything that really straightens the hair in a sense like the Methylene Glycol (or Formaldehyde).

What is your experience?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Treejewel19:  unfortunately I haven’t gotten to use BB zero, my salon doesn’t provide it 🙁

sorry I couldn’t be more help!

Post # 15
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Wannabee

seabunny :  my friend is also offering a BB for free. I have thick hair. Curly underneath and less curly on top. I want to rid frizz but am afraid I’ll lose my curls. I depend on them for a quick Hairstyle since I have a 3 month old. And I love them. Should I give it a try or no? 

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