(Closed) Hair Straightening? Experiences/Thoughts? SHARE!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Do NOT get the Japanese hair straightening method. It fried my hair. 3 years later and it it just starting to recover. What a nightmare.

Post # 4
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I concur with EmeraldR: I got the Japanese hair straightening and it was a disaster! I worked in a salon at the time, and my hair was already damaged from blond highlights though.  Luckily another stylist took pity on me and gave me weekly deep conditioning treatments, it took years for my hair to recover.  I’ve been hearing good things about the Brazilian blowout now.  Apparently its around $200 and lasts for about 3 months.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Not worth it if you have really curly hair.  I got it done once and it barely took the curl out and I swear it just made my hair frizzier.  It’s a waste of money.  You’re better off investing in a really good flat iron so you have the ability to wear it natural or flat iron it straight.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I got that Japanese straightening before and I LOVED!!!! it! my hair never ever felt as soft as it did!!

you should try it!!  but I would only go and get it at a salon that specializes in it!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

My stylist got some sort of keratin treatment done on her hair and she loves it. Her hair, like mine, is naturally quite curly, and with the treatment she still has curls but they are less frizzy and easy to straighten if she wants. It is different from the Japanese treatment in that it washes out (so you don’t get a growth line) and that the results are not as extremely straight.

However, there has been a lot of bad press lately about hair straightening treatments because many contain really high levels of formaldehyde, a carcinogen. Some treatments claim to have levels within the legal limit but upon testing actually contain much higher amounts. So investigate carefully what you’re putting on your head to make sure it is safe. I really want to get my hair done too but I am afraid it’s not worth the health risk. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The new big thing here is the Brazillan blowout.  I believe it contains keratin to help make your hair straight, but it doesn’t contain formaldehyde.

I just got it done and its awesome not pin straight but less frizzy and way better than before.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I got the brazilian blowout 3 months ago, and it worked amazingly. I have really thick, long curly hair. It completely changed the texture of my hair. It’s only supposed to last 3 months, so we’ll we what it looks like from now on. It’s starting to get more curl texture back, but I can still easily wash/dry/straighten in 1/2 the time it used to take. Well worth it if you like to wear your hair straight. It was expensive, on top of my regular hair maintenance, so I won’t be doing it again for a while.

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Also, there’s some new research out about the BB safety issues. Here’s a link: http://www.brazilianblowout.com/new-press

A friend of mine got the keratin treatment. Hers is supposed to last longer for about the same price, but you have to do nothing with your hair- no ponytail, no shower, no working out, for 4 days or you’ll mess it up. She had no AC in her car, so her bangs did not take the treatment due to her perspiration. I put my hair in a ponytail when i got in the car–it was fine. ๐Ÿ™‚ But it doesn’t last for 6 months.

Good luck! I don’t work for BB or anything. I’m just passionate about my hair. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Thank you! You might do some research on the brazilian blowout then, @soon2beemrsm. It’s designed to be a smoothing treatment– not a straightener, but that’s a happy side effect. ๐Ÿ™‚ My hair is shiny and has movement–something I didn’t get even with the flat iron before.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Those of you who got the Brazilian blowout, how much was it?

I had a relaxer done many years ago, and it did take some frizz out along with some of the curl. It was much easier to straighten when it was relaxed. However, the type of chemical relxer I had has to grow out, so it requires some upkeep and you have to cut your hair or wait for it to grow out if you want your curls back.

Post # 15
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614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@jacqi mine was $300 with $150 of product(shampoo, conditioner, conditioning masque and smoothing serum). I got a discount off that price cause it was a friend/hairdresser doing the treatment. I still have tons of product left so it’ll be cheaper next time. This one supposedly washes out. I’ve seen it happen a little so far. It does not grow out, in fact, my roots are smoother then about mid-way down! That’s the main reason I got it vs. the japanese treatment. 

If I want curls, I can use a curling iron. I tried to style it naturally curly about a month ago and it didn’t work well. I think considering how curly it was before, I just wasn’t used to waves. ๐Ÿ™‚

 My friends brazilian keratin treatment was about $300.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve done a keratin straighening and did chemical perm straightening on my hair prior to that. I also have frizzy hair, as does my mom. She currently has the brazillian straightening done on her hair every 4 months or so. The treatment I did was a little different, but the results were the same. I loved the keratin straightening. The hardest part of it is that you need to leave your hair alone for three days afterwards, no washing, no pulling it back you’re not even allowed to put it behind your ears. But it wayyy shortened my blow drying time and made my hair much softer. It wasn’t cheap, I paid about $300 for it although that did include some shampoo and conditioner. I would highly recommend it and I’ll probably do it again at some point.

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