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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