Keratin Treatment vs. Brazilian Blowout

Does your thick blond hair with tight curls change its dimension on humid days? Have you undertaken more than half a dozen time consuming styling treatments? Leave behind those days as hair smoothing treatment can help you style your hair the way you want, provide nourishment, and add that shine that has been missing for long. So which smoothing hair treatment should one go for?

Keratin Treatment

What is it? Keratin straightening is apt for those with dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair. It is a smoothing treatment and not a straightening treatment. It can remove almost 95% fizzy hair, give shine, seal in color, tackle humidity and reduce blow dry time. Also, the hair can be curled or set on rollers if you want more bounce and curls.

How much time does it take? Hair is shampooed 2 to 3 times using an anti-residue shampoo. Hair is first towel-dried and then blow-dried completely. The product is applied section by section. To allow the product seep into the hair shaft, one has to wear a shower cap for 20 to 30 minutes. The hair is blow-dried and flat ironed. In case of damaged and over processed hair, the hair stylist will use low temperature. The hair should be washed after 72 hours, avoiding contact with moisture or tying ponytail, barrettes, etc.

Brazilian Blowout

What is it? Brazilian Blowout or Brazilian Hair Straightening treatment can temporarily straighten your hair by infusing a protein called Keratin and then sealing it with a flat iron. One can either opt for the Brazilian Blowout Original (the protein is a blend of amino acids) or Brazilian Blowout Zero (protein is derived from plants). There are some products that contain 2% formaldehyde.

How much time does it take? Once the hair is shampooed and dried using a towel, the product is applied to sections of hair. The hair is then blow-dried and flat ironed. The hair is then rinsed thoroughly and moisturizing masque is applied for 1 minute. Again the hair is blow dried.

These treatments last from 3 to 6 months, depending on the application of the smoothing treatment, how one takes care of the hair and lifestyle. The cost of the treatment depends on the length of the hair. Avoid shampoos that contain sodium sulfate and sodium chloride. One can go for hair coloring before or two weeks after the hair treatment. Go to your hair salon today for any one of these smoothing treatment to reduce frizz in wavy or curly hair.