(Closed) Questions about Brazilian Blowouts…

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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. 🙂

Post # 6
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

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
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@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
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515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@al1988: brazilian blowout is a company. The actual name of the service is categorized as a keratin smoothing/straightening treatment. 

Post # 11
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5668 posts
Bee Keeper

@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
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515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@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.

 

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=20724

http://www.google.com/#q=brazilian+blowout&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=nws&ei=hQWBTpDaJc_TiALT4ryCDQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=5&sqi=2&ved=0CDEQ_AUoBA&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=b96801386c7cc15d&biw=1525&bih=776

 

Post # 13
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5668 posts
Bee Keeper

@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 # 15
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772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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.

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