May 5, 2010

Brazilian Blowout Update

It's been about 2 months since I got my Brazilian Blowout and I just wanted to update everyone on my experience.

- Blowing my hair out is still a breeze. The key to getting a great look has been using a round brush. I wish I discovered this sooner!!

- My curl pattern has become more defined and I really do love it. I find myself wearing my hair curly most of the time, but when I straighten I still get the shine and bounce that I love.

Overall I'm still a happy camper. I'm glad I got the blowout done and still recommend it to my friends - - but done professionally of course. No kitchen beautician with this folks...

Brazilian Blowout - 2 months

Brazilian Blowout - 2 months


18 comments:

Brittany said...

Cute! Your hair is so healthy :-)

South Loop Social Light said...

Thanks Girl! I think the key was learning the proper way to blow it out, but also caring for it better when I'm rocking the curls.

Mop Top Maven said...

Your hair looks amazing; do you use any special products when you blow it out?

South Loop Social Light said...

I usually co-was my hair with whatever is in the shower and then skip on the leave-in. When I want to wear my hair straight too much products weighs it down.

On damp hair I use the "Brazilian Blowout Acai Daily Smoothing Serum" about a quarter-sized amount... and when I'm actually blowing out each section a DAB on Moroccan Oil.

I think the key is using a round brush to blow out my hair. I found a good one @ Sally's made by "Hot n Silky". It was under $10 and it my favorite thing in the world. I really don't have to flat iron my hair because the round brush gives SOOO much body. I love it.

Ladybug said...

i was just about to ask you how your hair was doing. it looks great! i cant wait til my hair gets longer so i can get one

T said...

looking good. Question: how long is it supposed to last? I was thinking blowout like Dominican blowout and it lasts one wash, but it seems like this Brazillian thing is much longer.

South Loop Social Light said...

It can last anywhere from 12 weeks to 5 months. It just depends on the frequency that you wash your hair. You have to use a sulfate free shampoo, but the Brazilian Blowout is more so a treatment that coats each hair strand so over time it wears away. I would probably go back towards the end of June to get it done again but I may get a sew-in and give styling my hair a break... but I think overall it's a good investment.

Pamela said...

Your hair looks amazing. Thanks for the post, I've been researching Brazilian blowouts and can never find any African-Americans who have actually used the product. This is the third time that I have attempted to transition from a relaxer and it's been 19-months since the last time i had my hair relaxed. Unfortunately because of my job and the area I live in wearing a natural hairstyle is sorta out of the question and I always go back to a relaxer. I would like to think that this is the last time that I have to transition, so I would like to give the Brazilian blowout a try. However, I'm curious hair looks like your hair dry naturally. Is there any chance that you might post some pictures? Also what is your texture of your hair? Based on the original post it looks like a 3-4 or 4. Thanks again.

South Loop Social Light said...

@ Pamela - When I let my hair air dry it's still curly, but the shrinkage isn't so bad. I usually do some sort of twists or twist and curls tho. I rarely just wash and go. In terms of my texture, I don't know what # to give it. I really think the number system is a joke (to be honest) and my stylist doesn't use it. My texture is really soft and fine and my curls look like spirals when it's wet. It takes heat really well and can hold a style. If you look on my blog you'll be able to see my first posts from March when I had the treatment done. There's also a link to the salon that did my hair and they have a collection of photos of other women (black women too) that have had the treatment. Hope this helps!

Andrea said...

Your hair is beautiful! I am almost 7 months post and recently had a Dominican Blowout...the results were amazing. I'll have to give the Brazilian blowout a try. Thanks for sharing!

odasha said...

Hello,
My question to you is, do you have a relaxer as well? I'm tryig to stop getting htem but I'm afraid that My hair will look nice overrall, but my edges will look a hot mess! I haven't had a relaxer since January, and I plan to get a blowout in April. What do you think?

South Loop Social Light said...

@ Andrea - Just so you're aware, the Brazilian Blowout treatment that I got done is a non-permanent chemical treatment. It's not like a Dominican blowout... this is a smoothing system for your hair that lasts about 12 weeks.

@ Odasha - No, I don't have a relaxer and haven't had one since May 2009. My Brazilian Blowout was done on natural hair, and it does not permanently change the texture of your hair so it's still curly.

Timila said...

I absolutely LOVE the way your hair looks! I have avoided relaxers for almost a year now but I can no longer manage my hair and want to try the Brazilian blowout...but I work out a lot and I'm curious to know if I will sweat the blowout out once I get it done keeping it from lasting 12 weeks minimum.

South Loop Social Light said...

@ Timila - You can't sweat out the results from your Brazilian Blowout in the traditional sense. The treatment actually coats each strand of hair and as you wash your hair the product wears away, usually taking about 12 weeks on average. If you workout of course your hair will sweat out a particular style depending on how much you perspire, but the actual results of your brazilian blowout treatment will not wear away. The only thing that wears away the treatment is actually washing your hair. Now, if you're worried about having to redo your hair, your best bet is to find a style that works for days you'll be working out. I can say that having the brazilian blowout reduce my normal styling time and made my hair easier to manage so restyling wasn't a big deal. If you want to get around having to do any styling to your hair I would suggest a protective style like braids or a sew-in, although you'll still have to care for your hair in whatever state it's in. Hope this helps!

MayTray said...

I'm so glad I found this page I've been trying to research the Brazilian Blowout on relaxed hair after a friend told me about it. I'm african american and my hair is down to my waist and it's getting harder and harder to manage because of the length and thickness. I do have a relaxer which I love but its such a hassle to blow dry and by the time I'm done I'm exhausted and my hands hurt!! Not to mention by then half my day is gone! I'm not necessarily trying to transition from the relaxer, but would consider it if it makes my hair easier to manage. I just want something to make it more managable and I still want that silky straight look...without the frustration and I'm wondering if this would work for me...so any tips would be great! :)

the babysitter said...

Wow this place is not far from me at all!!

So what do you do once it's "out" of your hair? That's the only thing I'm worried about!! Since it's not a chemical, it won;t be like having new growth would it?

South Loop Social Light said...

@ The Babysitter - Think of the treatment as coating each strand of hair. Over time as you wash the hair, it slowly wears away. There is not line of demarcation so it never looks like you have new growth. Your hair just slowly reverts back as the treatment washes out, but it all has a very uniform look.

Lunaire said...

This sounds great! I've just begun the journey of growing out my perm and going natural with manageable hair that works for me. How does the BBO work for your edges? That's my worst point (edges always nap up so quickly!)Also, any idea of how well the BBO works for those of us w/some gray mix? Thanks for your blog.

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