The Brazilian Blowout

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I have struggled with frizzy icky hair my whole life. When I say frizzy I mean fuzzy and disgusting, NOT curly. Curls are one thing – my hair is a whole different ball game. I have been told I have a lot of very fine hair. So basically, my hair will frizz up and absorb extra moisture when the weather is humid.

I live in central PA. The weather is humid for about 6 months out of the year. I have tried lotions, potions, creams and prayer to change the texture of my hair.

When I was pregnant I grew what I refer to as “baby hairs” all around my face. They stick straight out and refuse to be tamed. If I use bobby pins or barrettes my hair tears off. I could go on with my hair drama…

I decided this year I was going to try something different. So I made an appointment with my hair man for the Original Brazilian Blowout. (If you are not interested in this service I would stop here.)

My stylist explained to me that it would not take away all of the wave in my hair, it would just calm down the fuzzy halo around my head. I was sold at the word “calm”. My appointment was the weekend of my birthday – a sort of gift to myself.

I took a picture of my hair before I went into the salon.

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Hideous Photo

Here is the process:

He washed my hair and then towel dried it to get out all extra moisture. Next he actually used a dryer to make sure most of the moisture was out. He then spent about 45 minutes painting the clear goopy stuff onto sections of my hair – it took a while to coat all of it. He said he used 2 pumps, whereas most people only use 2.

It sat on my hair for a few minutes and then he used a round brush to straighten all of the sections of hair. Immediately after the blowout he flat-ironed my hair. Again in sections. This whole process takes a while.

We went to the sink and he conditioned my hair again. I am not sure what it was but I did lie there for a few minutes. Then we went back to the chair.

Again, he used a large roller to blow out my hair until it was completely smooth. Then he flat ironed it again. When he was done it was completely stick straight. I was given a bottle of shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask and told how to use them. The whole thing took nearly 3 hours, so take a book.

I asked if I could work out the next day and they told me I could. (I had heard a rumor that I had to wait 3 days to wash my hair.) Apparently this is not true.

This is what I looked like immediately after the blowout:

like magic!

like magic!

 

I am not gonna lie. This is the best $400ish dollars I have spent in a very long time. My hair was so smooth and conditioned it was sliding out of my hairband during my fitness class the next day.

I can let my hair air dry if I want to because it still looks good. I have flyaway baby hairs around my face, but they are straight instead of frizzy, so they do not stick up.

My favorite part is that the frizz is gone but I still have wave at the ends. My hair is low maintenance and pretty. In JULY!  This is what it looks like on a normal day now.

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In short – The Brazilian Blowout rocks! If you are a curly-head like me and you struggle with summer frizz it is worth every cent.

I plan to do this every summer. If I can afford it.

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  • Rosamond

    LMS – Rosamond loves your hair either way. You are a natural beauty.

    • Liz

      Who is Rosamond? I know who you are! LOL