The Brazilian Blowout!

At first, Danny, my go-to guy at the salon told me if I bought one Brazilian procedure the other one was free. I told him my Tierra del Fuego was off limits and I was there for north of the equator maintenance, not south of the border. Well, you know what I mean and what what I’m talking about, right?

The Brazilian Blowout.

(Not me but my hair is naturally like this.)

The Brazilian Blowout (B.B.) is a process to tame all frizziness, leaving hair smooth and shiny. Unlike the Japanese Straightening (J.S.), this process leaves body in your hair although my natural waviness has also been tamed a bit more at the roots I still have about 3/4 of my hair that has the Japanese Straightening in effect.

Reasons for the B.B. ~
Wanting to try something less caustic on my hair.
Half the cost. (usually $250 but I was charged $200 for medium length)
Body remains in the hair.

Process ~
With the J.S. you can not wash the hair until 3 days after processing. With the B.B., hair can be washed immediately. In effect, there is no down time or hiding at home. I would call those ‘my flat hair days’. There is still the chemical solution process, the wash, the flat ironing and the washing again but with the B.B. there is no neutralizing solution. The last step with the B.B. is a deep conditioner that put me under the dryer for about 20 minutes. The last step can be done at home the next day but I had it done while I was there.

After Treatment ~
The B.B. fades away after about 12 weeks, so I’m told, and there is special shampoo and conditioner that prolongs it. My hair is so smooth that I find I don’t need the conditioner. The J.S. is permanent until it grows out but when it would be time for me to do it again, the bend was slightly returning to my hair.

Color Treated Hair ~

With the J.S. because it is so harsh, I would have to come back after a week and then get color. With the B.B. I got my color first, then a cut and then the process. I was told it actually helps to lock in the color by doing the process afterwards. It saves a lot of time in the end doing it all in one visit. In all, I was there 3.5 hours for the color, cut and process which is close to what the J.S. is alone.

So I’ll see how it is and how it holds up.

As for that other Brazilian import ~ I’m stickin’ with Sergio Mendes.

Here’s more info on the Brazilian Blowout.

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  1. Interesting – had not heard of that particular kind of “Brazilian” 🙂
    I am sick to death of having my hair colored every three weeks though! I wish I could just go grey & look like one of those amazing women with silver hair!

  2. Wow! Love it! What wonders an amazing stylist can do. Plus, you need to mention that the cost is way worth it because of the time it saves you from having to fix and straighten your hair all the time! That is key! Hope you have a great Thursday!

  3. I have heard a number of people say they are very happy with the BB – I saw a video of it on youtube as well!

  4. i remember reading a while ago about a process that used formaldehyde – but I can’t remember what they called it. I’ve always been nervous about these straightening treatments.

    Was it pleasant or beauty=pain? Will you did it again?

  5. Wow. This could really help me and my afro. I am def. going to read more!!

  6. The things we do to look beautiful. I spent 2 1/2 hours in the salon chair the other night getting “refreshed.” I think I should have stuck with the color God gave me. A whole lot less upkeep and easier on the pocketbook. And, dare I admit, the other B…hurts worse than childbirth!

  7. You are making me laugh and spew coffee! Hope the Brazilian Blow-out is successful for you. My hair is flatter than a flitter, so I am always working to add more body in the Northern Hemisphere! I’ve got a bit too much in the Southern!

  8. The salon I go to does something similar to that as well! I don’t have a bit of frizz in my hair but I always recommend it to my friends. My stylist has a huge book full of befores and afters that she has done and it is amazing!!!

  9. You, my friend, are hilarious!!

    I have been hearing a lot of buzz about this particular ‘Brazilian’ and you will have to let us know how it pans out!

  10. Following you from Friday follow. My hair is the same as yours. Really long wavy/curly, wild & crazy, frizzy etc.. I would love to have that done someday. I’m from the Boston area. That’s cool that your son goes to school there.

  11. Hey I just saw you on Clueless Mommy and saw your comment about this. I was wondering what a Brazilian Blowout was. LOL now I know 🙂 thanks!

  12. Oh, I so want to get this done! My hair is super coarse and frizzy. I would love to be able to wash and go for just one day.