Brazilian Blowout Before & After Pictures

Hi Friends!  How’s your week going?  I worked yesterday but before I went to work I went and got a Brazilian Blowout on my hair.  I have been hearing about this for some time and have wanted to try it so I did.   The cliff’s notes are that it makes your hair smoother, greatly reduces/eliminates the need to blow dry or flat iron your hair.  It’s wash and go and your hair dries straight.  Of course if you have extremely curly or ethnic hair, this may not be the case for you, but for me, I am in business and loving it.

My hair is naturally really wavy and I was looking for a change toward the sleek side.   The picture below that I pulled from This Post is a good example of how the underneath, when left to air dry, is really wavy and not smooth.   The top layer is more straight, the underneath is wavy; the top layer and bottom layers do different things.  So I either flat iron the whole thing, try to make it all wavy, or just let it air dry and not worry about it. 

Or Here’s Another Few “Before” Pictures…

Note: These pictures are about 2 days post-washing and I’ve brushed and combed my hair, the natural oils from my scalp help relax the curl, and I’ve slept on my hair.  The day I wash it and until I sleep on it and flatten it naturally, it’s quite wavy!

The difference between the Brazilian Blowout and chemical relaxers, the way I understand it, is that this does not penetrate the cuticle of the hair shaft which preserves the health and integrity of the hair.  Awesome! 

However, it’s not permanent and the results begin to be reduced after about 3 months.   You can view this as a mixed bag; it’s not a permanent change so I have to maintain it, but in case I want my wavy hair back, the Brazilian Blowout doesn’t last forever.

Their FAQ’s on their site are super helpful in case you want to look into it.  The price is not cheap, but whatever.  It’s my hair.  Hair is something I will always spend money on.  I save money these ways on groceries (chock full of tips!), I buy recycled clothes, but on hair, I spend.

I do have to use Sulfate-Free Shampoo.  Good thing Ive already got my Unite which I adore.  

Vegan and Sulfate-FreePerfect.

Here’s the After Pictures of my New Sleek Hair! 
I left the salon with wet hair, I went tanning, and came home, brushed it with a paddle brush, and it air-dried like this.  

This hair has NOT been flat-ironed or heat styled.   It dried just like this.  And it was 90F and humid out.

 
I know this is going to save tons of time!  The whole process at the salon took 2 hours and 5 minutes.  From start to finish.  It’s going to save me hundreds of hours and lots of heat styling damage to my hair!

 Best 2 hours I’ve spent in ages I’m thinking!

From yesterday’s post about Sushi, it sounds like you all are some sushi lovers!  It was fun to read your fave types and kinds of sushi and also your favorite sushi restaurants of all time.

Many of the vegetarians and vegans mentioned their favorite rolls, too.  Good stuff!   

Oh and wasabi, most of you said you dig it. 

I heard your sinuses dripping from here…ha!

Today’s Workout is Day 2 from Here.   I made it to my usual gym and had a great session, in time before kid’s club closed, and before my Brazilian!

Dessert:  Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
Fast, easy and if chocolate desserts are ever considered “healthy”, this is closer to healthy than Reese’s are!

Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Questions
1.  Have you ever had a Brazilian Blowout?  Would you like to try it? 
I had never ever heard of it until about a year ago and never thought much of it until last week when I got my hair done by this new stylist and she said she does them and that it would be safe and easy for her to do it to my hair, and I was intrigued and said, sure, I’m in!

2. If you have straight hair do you wish it was wavy?   If you have wavy/curly hair, do you wish it was straight? 
It seems many of us want what we weren’t born with.  I do embrace my wavy hair but was wanting a change.  Also, I don’t flat iron or blowdry my hair daily, but when working, it looks better when I heat style it.  In the long run, the Brazilian Blowout will be a huge time saver, and a heat-styling saver, thus, protecting my hair since I’ll be heat-styling it less.

3. Have you ever had a Brazilian Wax?
I posted here about being waxed.  Not really a fan of Brazilian Waxing though.  They hurt!   

Yes, I got a huge tattoo and dare I say, I’d rather have a tattoo than a Brazilian! 

I prefer to shave.  Yes, I have posted about my love of shaving before.  Well, the results are what I love, not the process.

4. What are your Weekend Plans?
I am working, spending time with the family, I just made something amazing in the kitchen.  I can’t wait to blog about it, but it will be a few days until I have the proper time to upload the photos.

In the meantime, it’s extremely humid here.  It drizzled here and the sky is so overcast but the sun is kind of out and it’s like a sauna!  If that’s not a testament to the Brazilian working despite all this humidity, I don’t know what is.  In the meantime, it’s totally gross outside.  Hope this weather breaks in time for the weekend!

And if you just can’t get enough Hair Talk, Click Here for my Great $35 Titanium, Ionic, Tourmaline Blowdryer from Target that I love.  It works better than the Hai or Chi’s I’ve had in the past.  But, I probably won’t need it nearly as much though now.  Good!

And Here’s my Unite Hair Products Review Post 1 and Unite Review Post 2

Edited to Add: A couple days after I wrote this post, I am aware that Brazilian Blowouts were in the news about some claims being made regarding the safety of the chemicals in the solution that is applied to the hair.  

I have read many of the reports and information and am personally happy about my decision to get a Brazilian Blowout.  For others, this may not be your choice.  So yes, I have “seen” the reports.  Hundreds of you have already forwarded the information to me.   Enjoy your Brazilian Blowout if you get one and if it’s not your thing, that’s fine too.  To each her own.

   

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