All around the world, women are praising the results of their Brazilian Blowout in Dubai (or wherever they live). Not just a fad, this treatment has helped women take back control of their hair and spend less time sorting out hair woes.
If you have ever wondered what a Brazilian Blowout actually is and whether or not it is the right hair treatment for you, don't worry, you aren't alone. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know (including all the benefits) about a Brazilian Blowout.
What Is a Brazilian Blowout?
Created in Brazil (hence the name), a Brazilian blowout treatment uses a liquid keratin formula that attaches to your hair to form a shield-like layer around each lock. Additionally, the smoothing treatment contains ingredients native to Brazil, such as camu camu and açai berry. This is a non-permanent treatment that has to be retouched every few months.
Keep in mind that a Brazilian blowout isn't a hair-straightening treatment, so its purpose isn't to take all the curl out of your hair. It can, however, have a small straightening effect on wavy or lightly textured tresses.
Your hairstylist will seal in the treatment using a flat iron. If you want your hair to be completely straight, this can happen. The more your hair is flat ironed, the straighter it will be. However, if you still want to maintain your curl (but want less frizz), your stylist will flat iron your hair a little less.
The key is to be clear with your stylist about the exact look you want. Then, they will be able to adjust to your requirements.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
The Brazilian blowout treatment is specially formulated to effectively reduce frizz, seal your hair's cuticle, and defend your hair from any external damage. Upon receiving the treatment, you will be left with hair that is more hydrated, less all-over-the-place, and more resilient to heat styling. Plus, you will notice a lustrous shine.
The primary purpose of the Brazilian Blowout treatment is to make your hair less of a burden. For example, if you usually spend 40 minutes styling your hair with a blow dryer, then the treatment will cut it down to 20. Particularly in the summer, when humidity is a concern for most people's hair, a Brazilian blowout is a game-changer. By having this treatment, you will instantly find that your hair is much easier to manage.
Unlike some of the other keratin treatments on the market, the Brazilian blowout has a gentle formula that can be customized to your hair type. It also doesn't require any downtime, and won’t leave your hair feeling a little less sensitive afterward. In fact, once you are finished with the treatment, your hairstylist will rinse it out, and then you are ready to continue with your day.
Whom Is This Treatment Recommended for?
A Brazilian blowout works wonders on all hair types and textures – even the finest of hair – as the treatment is tailored based on the needs of your hair. No matter what, this treatment will improve hair shine and moisture levels.
Moreover, if you have curly hair, you don't need to worry about it affecting your natural curl pattern – it won't! The only potential issue for breakage is if a stylist uses the flat-iron too much, so make sure to communicate what level of heat your hair can handle.
If you have color-treated hair, a Brazilian blowout is also completely safe. What’s more, because the treatment seals your hair shafts, your hair color will likely remain vibrant for longer. Consider getting your color and Brazilian blowout on the same day for the most benefits. If you still have questions, reach out to the best hairdresser in Dubai for more information.
What Should I Expect During My Appointment?
The length of the treatment depends on the length and thickness of your hair. However, generally, the process only takes about an hour to an hour and a half. First, your hair will be shampooed a couple of times to ensure that all product buildup is removed and that there is a clean foundation for the treatment to adhere to.
Next, your stylist will apply the formula from root to tip, going section by section, before blow-drying it. Then, a flat iron will be used to seal in the treatment. Once that has been done, your hair will again be shampooed to rinse out the treatment, and then treated to a deep conditioning mask. Lastly, your hair will be blow-dried smooth, and you are free to exit the salon with your newly-enhanced mane.
One of the benefits of the Brazilian blowout treatment is that there are no restrictions concerning what you can and can't do right after. You can even go straight to your workout class if you want!
How Long Does a Brazilian Blowout Last?
Generally, a Brazilian Blowout will last for up to three months; however, as it is a cumulative hair treatment, the more you stick with it, the healthier your hair will be and the longer the results will last. For lasting power, make sure your shampoo doesn’t include sulfates, sodium, or chlorine and try to wash your hair every other day.
As the Brazilian blowout treatment wears off, you will notice your hair starting to revert to its natural curl pattern. When you see this happening around your hairline, that is the sign that you want to make another appointment.
However, if you can't get it touched up right away, you don't need to worry about it being too obvious. Unlike other treatments, there won't be a prominent line of separation separating the previously treated hair with the new growth.
Where Can I Get a Brazilian Blowout Done?
To receive a Brazilian Blowout treatment, you will need to make an appointment at a certified salon. Look for the best hair treatment salon in Dubai (or wherever you reside) and then inquire with them about their Brazilian blowout options.
Have you ever tried a Brazilian blowout treatment? Why or why not?
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Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma & Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary, and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma & Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.