Jun 29, 2010

Brazilian Blowout Update: 3 months

I'm currently rocking my summer weave for the next few months, but I wanted to give everyone an update on how my Brazilian Blowout was holding up at the 3 month mark.

<---- This is my hair blown out @ 3 months. You can see that it still gets pretty straight. I used my round brush and concentrated nozzle on my dryer. A flat iron isn't necessary. This is my hair curly. My curl pattern is pretty much back to normal. I don't have any frizz, but there's definitely more shrinkage if I don't do flat twists. ----->

Overall, I've been really pleased with the Brazilian Blowout. Again, I want to stress to people that my stylist Kim @ the Apricot Lounge Salon used the official Brazilian Blowout treatment. This is not something you can buy in stores or online. It has to be performed by a professional stylist that has been certified by the company. This treatment does NOT have formaldehyde and does NOT permanently alter your hair texture. Also, there is NO waiting period. You get the treatment sealed with heat, but you can have your hair styled curly when you leave the salon (as well as opting to rock it straight).

There are many treatments out there claiming to provide you with a Brazilian Blowout but they're really just Keratin Treatments. The easiest way I can explain it is that the official Brazilian Blowout is an iPod and the others are just mp3 players. They're not the same thing... and even if you call your mp3 player an iPod, folks that have an iPod know the difference.

If you're someone that likes the option of straightening your hair as well as having your curls be more manageable w/ less shrinkage and frizz, I'd recommend this treatment to you. Yes, it's pricey (over $200) but well worth the investment. The results can last anywhere between 12 weeks to 5 months... it really just depends on how you care for your hair. Again, think of this as a conditioning treatment that coats each strand of hair... the more you wash your hair, the quicker it will wear away. I was someone that washed my hair probably 3 times a week so I think my results lasting 3 months was great. I'd definitely continue to get this process done.

To locate a salon in your area certified in the official Brazilian Blowout process click here.


BXFictionWriter said...

I emailed you for unpdate yesterday, so this is great! I have to say that the otehr treatments out there are not JUST keratin treatments. If that were the case they wouldn't be any different than an aphogee or emergencee treatment. I got a Brazilian Keratin treatment and I love it. My curls are too loose, only because my stylists when overboard, but I will do it again in another 3 months or so. I might even try the BB since it doesn't have fumes. The friggen shine and curl poppage is AMAZING with these treatments. Thanks so much for the update!

South Loop Social Light said...

@BXFictionWriter - I'm so excited about the Brazilian Blowout because there aren't any fumes, no strong odor, no waiting period, no formaldehyde, etc... and my stylist was able to customize it for the results I wanted to achieve. It's just something I've had so much success with that I want to shout from the rooftops about lol. I definitely agree with you, the shine is great!

EA said...

How about your hair growing out? If you get significant hair growth in just 1 month, then that would mean that you need a touchup sooner? So that your ends dont look fuzzy and the rest of your hair straight. I am really interested in this too! Also can your hair entirely revert back to the 'fro look? I dont mind the looser curls but I would still want my 'fro eventually. Will that ever come back if I choose to do this? Thanks in advance for answering my questions :-)

South Loop Social Light said...

@ EA - There's no line of demarcation because the chemical bonds of the hair are not altered. Your blowout usually wears away at the same rate of your hair growth. It's not like a relaxer where there's this alarming difference. Whatever your hair texture is to begin with, yes... it will return back to that. The treatment coats each strand of hair and over time, with washing, slowly wears away - - thus leaving you with your original texture.

mslady said...

Thank you for the detailed info. You just calmed some of my fears and left me with a lot to think about. Great job!

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