Is a Brazilian Blowout keratin treatment safe to do on my hair?
Yes, it is safe for all hair types. Curly, wavy, straight, chemically treated or virgin hair. There is one precaution, if your hair is too fragile or damaged to flat iron it before a treatment, then you are not a candidate. Your hair must be able to withstand flat ironing at the recommended temperature and recommended number of passes on the hair.
How long will the treatment take to do it myself?
Depending on how long, wavy, or thick your hair is, it may take anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours. You don’t want to rush or skip any step. The most difficult part is blow drying your hair from wet to dry with the product in your hair all in ONE sitting. Don’t take breaks until all your hair is dry. You can take your time flat ironing your hair. I know your arms will get tired and its ok to take a short 5 minute break when flat ironing but, you must finish the treatment all in the same sitting. You cannot do part of the treatment and take a couple hour break and finish up later. You cannot take a 30 minute break and go eat. It MUST ALL BE DRIED AND FLAT IRONED from start to finish just like the pros do it for the best results.
Will the Brazilian blowout keratin treatment straighten my hair?
No, this is a smoothing treatment that is customizable to each person’s desired end result. Depending on how coarse or fine your hair is, that will determine the heat of the flat iron and number of passes you do on each section. Even the lightest treatment will give an instantly smoother, frizz free result.
How often can I do a Brazilian blowout thermal keratin treatment on my hair?
As often as you would like. I have customers that do not like the product to wear out of their hair. Some clients come into my salon every 6-8 weeks just to keep it as fresh as possible. Keep in mind, your hair MUST be able to withstand a flatiron at the recommended temperature for your treatment. If you feel like the treatment does not last in your hair up to 12 weeks, then I can say with confidence that you are not getting enough keratin solution on your hair during the treatment AND/OR your shampoo/conditioner is stripping your treatment out of your hair. Remember, just because your products say “sulfate-free” does NOT mean it’s compatible.
Can I color my hair?
Yes, you can color anytime BEFORE this Brazilian blowout thermal keratin treatment. It is recommended to wait 2 weeks AFTER a Brazilian Blowout treatment to do any type of color service to your hair. When you color your hair just before a BB, your scalp may be sensitive from the chemicals you previously used. Remember, the Brazilian blowout step 2 keratin solution is NEVER to be applied on the scalp.
Can I do a Relaxer or Japanese Straightening on my hair with this Brazilian blowout thermal keratin treatment?
Yes. It is recommended to do a chemical straightening treatment FIRST, (relaxer or Japanese Straightening) ONE WEEK BEFORE this Brazilian blowout thermal keratin treatment. Even if it is only a small root retouch or a full head application, it is recommended to the permanent straightening chemical FIRST then wait ONE WEEK to do a Brazilian Blowout thermal keratin treatment. This keratin treatment is compatible with all types of relaxers/Japanese straightening. Brasil Cacau DOES NOT CONTAIN any chemical relaxer ingredients such as thioglycolate, sodium or calcium hydroxide. Please keep in mind a chemical straightener is considered a professional service. After a chemical straightener, your hair must be able to withstand the flatiron to perform a Brazilian keratin smoothing treatment. They can be performed in conjunction with each other but all manufacturers guidelines must be followed.
Do I need to wait 3 days after the treatment before I can wash my hair?
NO, once the Brazilian Blowout treatment steps are completed, you are DONE. You may pull it back in a pony tail, bun or clips. You can tuck it behind your ear. There are no limits AFTER this keratin treatment. It is finished. You may wash your hair the same day if you desire BUT, you must use compatible shampoo/conditioner that will preserve the treatment.
Will the Brazilian Blowout keratin treatment damage my hair?
No, The Brazilian blowout thermal keratin treatment will improve the health and strength of your hair. It will instantly increase the volume and mass of each hair strand. Your hair MUST be healthy and strong enough to withstand a flatiron to be used on it. If you have over processed hair and you are not sure if it is safe, it is recommend to see a Brazilian keratin hair styling specialist BEFORE doing a treatment to get professional advice.
Will this keratin treatment lighten or remove the hair color from my hair?
No. Many popular brands on the market are loaded with formaldehyde and will cause your hair color to lighten during the treatment right before your eyes. The Brasil Cacau brand used in these kits will NOT cause your hair color to lighten or remove color from the grey hair that was colored.
What will this Brazilian Blowout thermal keratin treatment do to my hair? What is the benefit?
This Brazilian Thermal Keratin treatment will eliminate 100% of the frizz and 25% – 75% of the wave/curl from your hair up to 3 months. The treatment fills up all the cracks and damage in each hair strand so your hair will be smooth, easy to comb, frizz free, and will not absorb a lot of water when you get your hair wet making it much quicker to blow dry. The main ingredients that are responsible for making your hair shiny and smooth are Keratin, D-Panthenol, Cocoa, and Acetic Acid. This coating slowly wears off your hair not leaving behind a line of demarcation.
Is it OK to swim after a Brazilian Blowout Thermal keratin treatment?
Research shows that chlorine and salt water WILL remove the keratin coating on your hair. If you are going to swim, it is recommended to wet your hair with fresh water and apply a generous amount of Brasil Cacau deep conditioning mask in your hair and wrap it up in a tight bun and put a swim cap over your hair. Immediately after you are done swimming, rinse your hair out with fresh water for 5 minutes. Reapply the Brasil Cacau deep conditioning mask and leave it in at least 5 minutes to freshen up the keratin coating you may have lost while swimming. You will loose some of the keratin coating on your hair but not as much as if you didn’t take any precautions.