When I got to the salon, my stylist told me all about the treatment. It is essentially a "straight" perm. She started by shampooing my hair twice to get rid of any residue from styling products. Afterwards, she coated my hair with the actual Brazilian Blowout treatment. This part took about a half hour. It didn't seem like a lot of product, but she did coat all of my hair with about 2-3 capfuls. She then proceeded to blow dry my hair. This took about 15 minutes. After my hair was completely dry, she flat-ironed my hair. It looked amazing after this! I was bummed when she told me she was going to wash my hair- it looked too pretty to wash! She dried my hair one more time and styled it.
After seeing how straight it looked after it was flat-ironed compared to how straight it looked after it was shampooed, I was kind of disappointed. Now don't get me wrong, my hair was straight, just not pin straight like I expected it to be.
The real test would come after the first time washing my hair. Right after I got out of the shower, my hair seemed more straight than usual, so I had high hopes. I blow dried my hair with a big round brush and it actually looked pretty good considering I didn't use a flat iron. It was so soft! Later in the day, I noticed my hair looked more oily than usual, which isn't good since I only wash my hair every other day. I put some dry shampoo in my hair to fix the problem. This morning, my hair looked alright since I put in the dry shampoo, but it was pretty limp and had a few kinks in it. It looks like it does when I half ass straighten my hair and don't take the time to make it all perfectly pin straight. I am still not sure whether or not it's okay to use a flatiron to fix this issue (but isn't the point of getting BB to not have to flatiron?)
Overall I give my experience so far a 6.5. I do notice a difference, just not as extreme as I thought it would be according to others' reviews. The thing I liked best about it is that it improved the texture of my hair. The treatment itself was $200.00 and I had a coupon for $20.00 (this is on the lower end of Brazilian Blowouts). I did buy the shampoo as recommended since it supposedly makes it last longer (we'll see about that). BB's last about 3-4 months with the shampoo, so I'll be sure to update you throughout my journey!
Here are some before and after photos:
Have you ever had a Brazilian Blowout? If so, what was your experience like?