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Hair Straightening Options: What is a Brazilian Blowout?

It’s a fact of life: we always want what we don’t have, and for those of us with curly hair, this rule is no exception!

What Hair Straightening Options Are Available?

best-brazilian-blowout-hair-salon-nyc-ues-01If having a mane of straight hair is your dream, then there are a variety of options available to achieve sleek straight hair. Here are some available options:

  1. Use a straightening lotion
  2. Flat iron it out
  3. Blow dry it out
  4. Chemical relaxer
  5. Thermal reconditioning
  6. The Brazilian Blowout which is the latest trend in hair straightening

What is a Brazilian Blowout?

As the name suggests, The Brazilian Blowout, originated in Brazil and is a permanent straightening process that utilizes a protein rich solution to coat hair strands to straighten your hair out. The Brazilian Blowout works on every type and texture of hair and can even be used to prolong the vibrancy of color treated hair. The result of the Brazilian Blowout treatment is hair that is hydrated, less frizzy, shiny and more resilient to heat styling.

How straight will The Brazilian Blowout leave your tresses?

As straight as you like! Just be sure to tell your stylist so they can customize the treatment to either make your hair smoother by passing the flat iron through it to preserve the texture of your hair. It’s important to note that the overall goal of The Brazilian Blowout is to make your hair easier to manage. If, for instance, you have naturally curly hair, The Brazilian Blowout will NOT make your hair pin straight if you let it air dry. However, it WILL cut the time you typically take to blow dry your hair straight in half!

How long does The Brazilian Blowout Process Take?

info-brazilian-blowout-hair-straightening-options-02The amount of time will depend on the amount of hair you have and its thickness. Overall, the process can take anywhere from an hour to two hours and will start by your stylist washing your hair 3-4 times to remove any styling build-up. Afterwards, your stylist will apply the Brazilian Blowout solution to your hair in sections from root to tip and blow dry your hair smooth. Once that is done, your stylist will pass a 450-degree flat iron through your hair to seal the cuticle and then your hair will be washed, deep conditioned and blow dried smooth again.

Unlike other Keratin Treatments that require that you not get your hair wet or tie it back for 48-72 hours, The Brazilian Blowout can be washed and styled immediately after your treatment, allowing you to get back to business as usual faster!

How Long Does the Brazilian Blowout Last?

Provided that you keep your hair away from sulfates and chlorine (commonly found in shampoos), your Brazilian Blowout should last anywhere from 3-4 months. When it begins to wear off, your hair will begin to return to its natural texture. However, unlike other straightening or relaxing methods, you won’t see a clear line of demarcation between new and treated growth.

Who Isn’t A Good Candidate for The Brazilian Blowout?

Brazilian Blowout can be used on just about any and all hair types except for thin or fine hair because the chemicals may cause more damage to the hair. If you have thin or fine hair and are interested in the Brazilian Blowout, it’s best to consult a professional stylist.

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Magic Sleek is the Perfect Alternative to Toxic Straightening Treatments

Magic Sleek is the Perfect Alternative to Toxic Straightening Treatments

magic-sleek-hair-straightening-non-toxic-best-ues-hair-salon-01Products that promise to straighten and strengthen hair are all over the beauty market. Keratin treatments, Brazilian Blowouts, and Japanese straightening treatments all promise just about the same thing, but come with a couple of very toxic drawbacks. The chemicals found in these products have long been a topic of controversy in the beauty world, and experts strongly advise using the products with a professional stylist in a well-ventilated area to lower the risks associated with inhaling toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde. Now, however, there’s a formaldehyde-free (gasp) alternative that’s rocking the celebrity beauty world—Magic Sleek.

Celebrity Hair Straightening!

Many people, celebrities included, love Magic Sleek because it’s a safe and highly effective alternative to other hair relaxing treatments on the market but leaves your hair feeling just as soft, silky and healthy as if you did indulge on something like a Keratin treatment. The main drawback with these treatments in the past were mainly the concerns around the negative health effects associated with inhaling the toxic ingredients in the treatment. Magic Sleek is a safer alternative, boasting that the process is even less strenuous on the hair than how other treatments are applied. The first step in the process is to shampoo the hair, cleaning it of any other chemicals before the solution is applied. After that your stylist will apply a relaxer to straighten the hair, followed by a finisher to leave the hair feeling healthy and soft. Hair that’s been damaged beyond repair will receive additional treatments, but the whole process should have you in and out of the door within a few hours.

Safe, non-Toxic Hair Straightening

magic-sleek-hair-treatment-professional-nyc-02The product is even safe to use on children, and many parents who grow frustrated of dealing with their child’s naturally frizzy, curly hair are turning to Magic Sleek to make things easier. Since the product is free from hazardous chemicals, being exposed to it for longer periods of time won’t be as harmful as if you were exposed to formaldehyde treatments. Even those with processed or color-treated hair will find that Magic Sleek is the perfect way to tame curly hair, and it will have you ditching your flat iron for months on end.

Healthy Hair Straightening

The biggest positive with Magic Sleek, aside from being healthier, is that it promises not to flatten your hair too much or remove precious volume as many other straightening treatments end up doing. Magic Sleek won’t weigh the hair down or flatten it, only straighten it. Naturally, if you’re going from extremely curly to straight you’re going to lose a little bit of body, but the volume will be perfect for what you want out of a sleeker look.

Book your Magic Sleek treatment at Aaron Emanuel Salon in New York City today!

Hair Straightening Professionally 

If you’ve longed to have straight hair but you hate to spend a lot of time working on straightening it yourself at home, it may be time to turn to a professional for a chemical straightener. Many people spend a lot of time (and sometimes a great deal of money on equipment and products) to get their hair straight. And, then, when you take a shower, you find out that you have to do it all over again. It can be frustrating. However, your hair stylist may have another option for you that could prove to be a much better solution in the long run.

Why Is It Better for a Professional to Straighten Your Hair?

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Hair straightening done professionally is not done in the same manner that you may do so at home. At home, you may use the application of heat to change your hair from curly or wavy into a straight line. This works, but it is not permanent. More so, it creates a number of problems for your hair over the long term. That’s why professional straightening tends to be better. It offers a number of benefits including:

  • It creates a chemical change in the structure of the hair. As a result of this, it lasts even through multiple washes. Because the structure is changed, it creates more of a permanent solution. You will have to re-do it from time to time as your new growth occurs.
  • Heat applications at home can cause significant damage to the structure and overall health of your hair especially if you straighten it every day. This can lead to a bad texture or even damage to your scalp.
  • Professional straightening can even help those with very tight, small curls. This is the type of hair that is difficult to straighten with any other type of product or over the counter treatment.

What Is Your First Step?

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If you are thinking about having your hair chemically straightened, find a professional that specializes in this type of treatment. It needs to be done properly to ensure it lasts and to ensure your hair is not over exposed to the chemicals used in the process. The good news is you can enjoy incredible results in most cases if this process is done the right way. To get started, book a consultation with our top hair stylists in New York City.

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Hair Straightening: Why Turn to a Professional?

270b1110-23ef-41a9-afad-8cfd2273aa27Hair straightening isn’t what it used to be. If you are like many women you remember spending hours a day straightening your hair with a small, handheld contraption. Most of the time, when the process was done, it didn’t quite look the way you wanted it to. Nevertheless, you would spend more time the next week doing the same thing. Today you can have impressively straight hair. The best way to get these types of results is with the help of a professional hair stylist.

How a Hair Stylist Can Help You

Hair straightening processes have changed widely. However, the overall goal is the same. Often times the process involves applying heat to the hair to create a change in its makeup, creating a flat rather than curly look. However, when done properly, you can have the flat hair you desire without the damage that often comes with the process.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The use of hair straightening through applied heat is still the most common method. These still use devices but they are more efficient and overall more successful in creating the look you want especially in the hands of a professional.
  • Chemical straightening is another option. This method is best for those who may have significant curls or even damaged hair. It is best done by a professional.
  • You’ll also want your hair stylist to work closely with you to ensure your hair remains in good condition even as you straighten it. To do this it may need conditioning treatments or overall limited chemical interactions.

keep-straightened-hair-beautiful-hair-salon-hamiltonDo not overlook the value of working with a hair stylist who has ample experience in straightening. If done properly, the results can be long lasting. You can wash and dry your hair and get the same straight hair you desire. The key is to have it done properly to avoid any damage to the hair’s actual structure.

If you have not done so yet, schedule a consultation with your hair stylist. Discuss what you would like to see in your hair. And, then talk about the various options to help you to get to that point. With an appointment with our trusted professionals, you can get those results.

Contact us today at 646-205-3054 for an appointment with a trusted hair stylist in New York City. Get the hair you want now.