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Old 08-01-2012, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by LaFemme86 View Post
Just a tip-- Aveda shampoos work great for Keratin treated hair. Even better, if you want an inexpensive option, Trader Joe's shampoos are the way to go! They smell really good too!
Well perfect because it's an Aveda salon and I'm currently using Trader Joe's eucalyptus mint shampoo. I've tried to avoid sulfate shampoos a la the curly girl method, but I've never noticed any huge difference so it's time the curls got put in their place for a little while.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:56 AM
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Well? Did you do it? if so, which one?

I'm currently sitting at the salon having the BKT done. I wanted the digital perm, but they can't do it on my previously JHS hair.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:58 PM
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Yes, I did it, I've just felt too lazy to put together before and after pics so I haven't posted. But I guess I can go ahead and share my experience. I went with the brazilian blowout since the salon said the keratin treatment would really straighten it out and I was afraid my baby fine hair would fall flat.

The stylist washed my hair, applied the treatment to my wet hair, and then told me to keep my eyes shut while he blow dried it. I realized why I had to keep my eyes shut as hair flew in my face and, though the stuff didn't smell bad or terribly strong, the fumes coming off it burned my nose. Once, dry, he ran the straightener over it, then washed it again with something that he left in and had me sit for fifteen minutes or so before washing my hair one last time and giving me a little trim and style.

They told me I could wash my hair that day, but I was still paranoid about weakening the formula, so I waited a couple days. My hair felt the way it does after any professional salon trip, soft and smooth. After washing it I let it air dry and ended up with what I would call beachy waves; less curly cue than usual but not at all straight. I was going to let it go at that but had to run out before it was dry so I grabbed my blowdryer. That revealed the real magic of the blowout, since after just a couple minutes my hair was straight and smooth like I had used a flat iron on it. And even after exposing my hair to major humidity, a little rain, and ponytail elastics, when I let it down and brush it out it looks like I just straightened it.

Overall, satisfied. There's still some frizz but not nearly as much and it's so soft, I can't stop touching it. However, even with my discounted blowout, shampoo, and conditioner, with the tip I paid nearly $200 which is too high a ticket for me, I can't imagine paying for the full price treatment except maybe for a very special occasion like my wedding day. I'll enjoy my blowout while it lasts, but if I get the urge for another I will either do a home treatment or wait for the price to come way down.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:50 AM
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I'd be careful with Brazillian blowouts. Even if they claim to not have formadyehyde products, the chemicals when heated and activated becomes formadyehyde.

My uncle was an art director and designer for one of the major Brazillian blowout companies, and resigned his position due to health reasons on top of taking an ethical stance with regards to this issue.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:53 PM
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I'm thinking of doing the Brazilian Blowout. but, I wanted to know can I color my hair the day before?
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:25 PM
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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I did the brazilian blowout 3 times, the 3 with groupon, i have curly, long hair, that can get frizzy

overall the results were good, my hair didnt look completely straight but almost, like more natural, mostly straight with some nice wavy thing in the bottom, but the best thing is that after doing it, if i use the iron, it straights very easily. Last treatment was past november, almost a year ago. I decided not to do it anymore cause my hair fall down a lot after i started doing it, and i think it might be because of it. But im having doubts now, cause i still wear the flat iron at least twice a weak and thats bad for my hair too, maybe i just should go and do other treatment, i always do it in this time of the year cause summer is approaching here and using flat iron in the heat of the summer is a big no for me, its more comfortable to have it straight. Im still doubting wether i should do it or just keep straightening it. I love my hair and i have it very long and take great care of it, maybe i should leave it natural but this straightening thing is so damn tempting
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