Treatment Spotlight: Brazilian Blowout
Brazilian Blowouts are all the rage these days, but how much do you know about this revolutionary straightening treatment? It gives smooth, frizz-free, shiny hair and reduces styling time by a huge amount—in fact, many people who previously had to spend an hour or two straightening their hair can just wash, air-dry, and go. Read on to find out all about this treatment and to see if it’s right for you.
Who Can Benefit
Anyone with damaged, over-processed, or simply frizzy hair can benefit from this treatment. On straight hair, it will eliminate frizz and leave the hair smooth and shiny. Wavy hair will be straight as well, without any need for flat-ironing. Very curly hair won’t be completely straightened, but frizz will be minimized and the appearance of the natural curl will be enhanced. In addition, the hair will be able to be completely straightened in far less time than before.
Brazilian Blowouts are also fine for color-treated hair, but make sure you get the color done before the treatment. If you want your hair colored afterward, you’ll have to wait a few weeks first.
Is It Safe?
While the chemicals used can be harmful if improperly handled, there’s no need to worry as long as you have the treatment done by a certified salon/stylist. They’ll make sure the room is properly ventilated so you don’t have any problems.
A big benefit of Brazilian Blowouts is that they are less damaging to your hair than other types of straightening treatments. In fact, even after it has worn off, your hair will actually be in better condition due to the fortifying nature of the treatment.
Your blowout will start with a clarifying shampoo to remove all traces of styling products and get the hair ready for the procedure. Then the treatment solution will be carefully combed through your hair from root to tip. This solution surrounds each hair shaft with a protective keratin layer, which is what smooths the hair cuticle and gets rid of frizz.
Next, the stylist will straighten your hair. Then the solution will be washed out and a protective product will be applied to seal in the protein layer. In the end, you’ll have smooth, healthy hair that’s incredibly easy to manage and style.
Your blowout should last about 2-3 months with proper care. Use the sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner recommended by your stylist, and try to avoid washing your hair more than a few times a week.
One of the major benefits of this treatment is that it fades gradually, which means you won’t have a noticeable line of regrowth at the scalp. If you want to keep your frizz-free, straight hair, make sure to come in for your next blowout before the effects of the previous one have completely faded for the best results.