I have long, naturally curly hair and I love it!! Sometimes though, I would like my hair to be straight,NOT an easy task! To get my hair straight, I spend over an hour blow drying and flat ironing and pray that the weather is not so humid… living in the South, that rarely happens. After forever in front of the mirror, hot and worn out… there is still a chance that when I step outside, my hair will frizz and puff up like a puffer fish. Not exactly my idea way to start the day and certainly not the look I have spent all that time trying to achieve.
So now there is this new craze going on called Brazilian Blowout. It’s a treatment done at the beauty salons that I have found is quite costly. This treatment is said to last 30 days or longer. It leaves your hair straight, shiny and smooth and without all that work that it normally takes to straighten curly hair. My budget won’t allow me to go out and have it done, so I set out on a mission to find a way to do it myself. It wasn’t hard. There are lots of products out there, all seem pretty affordable ranging from $20 – $50. I watched a Youtube video showing how its done. I searched for products and book marked a few to consider purchasing soon.
I was at Walmart of all places to pick up some shipping boxes and thought I’d check out the hair products aisle. This is what I found for $10. I thought, well it looks like the products I’ve seen online so why not, if it doesn’t work, I’m only out $10.
I went home, followed instructions on the box and in less time than it took me to straighten my hair the other night.. I was done.
This is what my hair looked like the day after, even after I slept on it all night. That morning all I had to do was blow it out a little and flat ironed quickly just to smooth down and bumps that occurred during the night. Instructions say not to wash for 48 hours, so now I wait. The true test of this product will be what happens AFTER the wash.
And then we can see how long this treatment lasts. For $10… I think this was well worth a try.
Follow this post for updates… I’ll post what happens after the wash and I’ll try and post weekly about how it’s going and how long it lasts.
UPDATE: This morning I washed my hair for the first time since the treatment and well the product did great, but I failed. MY hair is really thick and holds water and takes ages to blowdry, this morning I miss judged the time and while I was trying to get it dry I ran out of time, had to wet it again and just let it go natural for today. For me I will have to wash it at night and just flat iron in the mornings. I don’t have any product on my hair at all today and to my amazement it’s not frizzy at all. Normally I always have to use some sort of antifrizz product on my hair just to keep it under control. Today I had it mostly dry, wet it again and then dried just my bangs and walked out the door. I will flat iron it in the morning and it SHOULD be back to its straight fabulous self. On another note, my hair is really curly when I allow it to dry on its own, today a lot less curly, so the product works!
UPDATE: 2 weeks later… still straight and loving it!!!
The key is a good flatiron that gets up to 450.