I have always been curious about a brazilian blowout and its effects on my hair and quite honestly it has always been negative. There have been talk of it making your hair fall out or major damage. So I found myself questioning it for years. After my new sister-in-law and a friend from Fashion School told me about their very positive experiences, I gave in. I have always had naturally curly hair, the longer it became, the more kinky, frizzy and unmanageable. I used to have beautiful ringlets that I would sport everyday, up until college. Then I grew my hair out and around the same time, moved to very dry utah. I knew that my hair was tame-able with mousse, gel, and the usual products, but I didn’t know that the dry factor plus the length of my hair made it quite hard to achieve those pretty curls. So….I resorted to blowdrying and straightening and curling my hair constantly. I rarely would style my hair naturally curly (I should say kinky), which can and could be a heart ache because I loved my curls and It takes forever to dry my hair. I have since come to figure out my way around these issues by styling my hair after it air dries and whatnot. But when I actually committed to a brazilian blowout (despite my fear of my hair falling out) I was so excited!
The whole process in the end took a whole 1 and a half hours. And I have a lot of hair so that is saying a lot. There was no permanent damage – my eyeballs didn’t fall out (another concern) and happily my curls didn’t disappear. The BB basically de-frizzed my hair, made it shinier and healthier looking, makes it dry 10x faster (literally), still has the option to let it curl naturally (in the picture below, I brushed it through multiple times, I did not try to let it curl), it still curls very easily with a curling iron and flat iron, and way easier to brush out (as most of you curly or fine hair people know, brushing out your hair is almost impossible, sometimes I wouldn’t brush my hair for weeks). Basically now I can brush my hair after the shower and be on my way. I have NEVER been able to do that in my life. Ever. I have always had to put a lot of time into my hair.
This makes it perfect for my busy busy life. I haven’t had the “stick it up in a bun right out of the shower because it is unruly” problem since I’ve had it. I love it and will definitely do it next summer. The blowout will typically last around 3 months, but because I wash my hair every 5 to 7 days (I’m sorry if that grosses you out) mine should last even longer! Wahoo! And I’m not worried about losing my curls forever, I will see them again in 3 to 6 months. If you guys have any questions about my brazilian blowout I will love to answer them! If you are wondering about who did my BB in Utah her name is Laura of Ella Bloom Salon, Spa, and Boutique (801-785-6777) – she will give you a discount if you mention me. This is not a paid review, just an opinion.
I was actually quite lucky, because as I was getting my brazilian blowout done, a L’Oreal representative gave me some of these amazing products to try out! I never get lucky like this. They are sulfate free and better for your hair. I love the mythic oil the most, it isn’t a greasy feeling, but more like a glossy shiny product made from natural oils. (I’m not getting paid to say this and this isn’t a review, I really do love these products!)