Sunday, August 19, 2012

Product Review: Brazilian Blowout {The Salon & Spa}

Happy Sunday funday! This past week I was cordially invited to check out The Salon & Spa for their services and give them my opinion of what I thought/experienced. Since I have never tried the Brazilian Blowout and I don't really need a cut, or any type of color {Did my own Ombre hair this past week}, this made perfect sense to try!
For those of you who do not know what a Brazilian blowout is, a wiki search did the trick:
Brazilian hair smoothing treatments eliminate frizz, smooth the hair and last about three months. These treatments aim to smooth out unruly curls and waves and to reduce frizz. The treatments do not guarantee completely straight hair, although if performed correctly they can reduce between 50 and 80 percent of the curl depending on the original hair texture. Treatments last around 10–12 weeks and repeating the treatment every few months will allow for treatment of new growth.
First off, the salon does their Brazilian blowout a bit different. I heard from my hairdresser who did my hair that they don't use formaldehyde in their product which distinguishes them from other salons. They also do the blowout different because they put the product in your hair, let it dry and then style it with a flat iron to finish. Other salons may do the blowout by washing off the product, then styling it with a flat iron.

Being how I have the product sealed in my hair I have to wait 72 hours before washing my hair and I can't put it in a pony tail {there goes my workouts, good thing I ran earlier that morning} to prevent the product from creasing and getting compromised.

One thing I really liked about the process is that this salon used a "chocolate scent" inside the mixture they put in my hair, so now my hair smells like chocolate! I love it! I was a bit shocked because I thought she was going to bake something, so it definitely threw me off. She said they have scented mixtures because since the fumes and chemicals are so strong they went in that direction to accommodate their clients. Very nice!

So far my hair is frizz-free, which came in handy last night since it rained cats and dogs. This is my actual hair sans hair extensions. I can't put my extensions back in until I can wash my hair because the clip ins could crimp the hair. Needless to say, I feel this will be my solution to growing my hair out because the keratin in the hair will help it to not be as unruly, will be easier to style due to its smoothness, and I won't have to straighten as often which usually is the kicker to what damages my hair.

I give the Brazilian Blowout 5 stars! I know it's a bit premature to rate it since I should wait until I can wash my hair, but I thought this will be the first post you can learn about it and I may do a follow up post later this week.

Feel free to check out The Salon and Spa at Saks Fifth Avenue at the Galleria if you live in Dallas, or like their Facebook page! Premier Salons.