(Closed) "Brazilian Blowouts"?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Have you done a Brazilian Blowout (or something similar)??
    Yes, and I liked it! : (10 votes)
    23 %
    Yes, but I was unhappy with the results. : (3 votes)
    7 %
    No, but I would try if I had the chance. : (4 votes)
    9 %
    Heck no, too many yucky chemicals. : (27 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
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    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I had to look this up. I thought it was similar to a Brazilian wax!

    Post # 4
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    979 posts
    Busy bee

    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
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    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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.

     

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    Post # 6
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    8041 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @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
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    2383 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    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.

    http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/news/20110907/fda-brazilian-blowout-hair-straightener-is-dangerous

    And then there is always the possibility of your hair falling out:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jessica-misener/keratin-hair-fall-out_b_1492467.html#slide=945721

    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
    Member
    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    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
    Member
    979 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    Member
    2226 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @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
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    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
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    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @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
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    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I did it and hated it. I did the Redken Urban Smooth treatment months later and lovedddddd that.

    Post # 15
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    9677 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/brazilian-blowout-identify-formaldehyde-hair-smoothing-products/story?id=15821056#.UMuFfoZr7To

    http://dritoday.org/post/The-Big-Brazilian-Blowout-Battle-Cosmetic-Manufacturing-v-Safety.aspx

    My hair is naturally wavy and it blow-dries straight so that is all I need I guess.

    Post # 16
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    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I thought those were outlawed or something because they expose people and the salon workers to dangerous chemicals.

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