Brazilian Blowout Q and A

Q: Who is the best candidate for the Brazilian Blowout?

A: The Brazilian Blowout is effective on all hair types; thick, thin, dry, chemically damaged, blondes, brunettes, straight and/or curly. This professional treatment improves the health of the hair by conditioning while smoothing the cuticle to eliminate frizz and create radiant shine.

Q: Can I still receive a Brazilian Blowout if I have highlights and/or color?

A: Yes, the Brazilian Blowout will actually improve the health of color-treated/highlighted hair by conditioning the hair while sealing the cuticle for enhanced color, reduced frizz and radiant shine.

Q: Is the Brazilian Blowout going to make my hair straight?

A: If your hair is wavy, the Brazilian Blowout will make your hair appear naturally straight and healthy. If your hair is very curly, it will minimize frizz while enhancing the appearance of the natural wave/curl. If you have straight, frizzy hair, this treatment will eliminate frizz and promote radiant shine.

Q: How long does the Brazilian Blowout last?

A: The Brazilian Blowout will last for 10-12 weeks if the Acai After-Care Maintenance product line is used. The Brazilian Blowout is a cumulative treatment, in that the more you receive it, the healthier the hair will be and the longer the result will last.

Q: Can you apply the Brazilian Blowout directly on top of other relaxers and strengtheners?

A: Yes, the Brazilian Blowout actually works best on chemically treated hair, and helps to improve the hairs condition by fortifying each strand with essential proteins and conditioners.

Q: Will my hair lose volume if I receive the Brazilian Blowout?

A: No, your hair will not lose volume as a result of receiving the Brazilian Blowout. Your hair will maintain it natural volume and you will still receive great bend and memory when blow-drying and/or using a curling iron.

Q: Will my hair return to its original state after the Brazilian Blowout treatment has completed its life cycle?

A: Yes, the hair will revert to its original state once the Brazilian Blowout treatment has completed its life cycle of 10-12 weeks, however, the condition of the hair will actually improve as a result of the fortifying and conditioning nature of the product.

Q: Can you color your hair the same day you receive a Brazilian Blowout?

A: Yes, however, you must color your hair prior to having the Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment. If you are coloring hair dark brunette or red, you will want to color the hair a shade darker than you otherwise would, as the hair color will experience fading during the Brazilian Blowout treatment.

Q: Can you swim in the pool or ocean after you have the Brazilian Blowout treatment?

A: Yes, you can swim in either the pool or the ocean after you receive the Brazilian Blowout treatment, however, the treatment may be slightly compromised if you swim on a regular basis. We recommend that you apply the Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Serum on the hair prior to swimming in order to act as a protective barrier to maintain the smoothest possible result for the longest period of time.

Q: How soon can you touch up your color after you receive the Brazilian Blowout Treatment?

A: You should wait at least two weeks to administer color to the hair after you receive the Brazilian Blowout, as the color will not deposit as effectively with the protein protective barrier delivered by the smoothing treatment.

Q: How soon can I wash my hair after the Brazilian Blowout treatment?

A: You can wash your hair immediately after the Brazilian Blowout treatment, or as you would normally.

Q: Can I receive the Brazilian Blowout if I have over-processed blonde hair? What if my hair is platinum blonde?

A: It is important for every stylist to assess the condition of the client's hair to make sure it is in a healthy enough state to apply extreme heat through the use of a flat iron. If it is felt that the hair is in questionable condition, the recommendation is to turn the flat iron down from 450 degrees to approx. 380-420. The stylist will have to determine the appropriate amount of heat to apply.

Q: Can you perform a Brazilian Blowout on extensions?

A: Yes, the Brazilian Blowout performs perfectly on hair extensions. It would be best for the stylist to perform the Brazilian Blowout separately on the extensions prior to putting them into the hair. If you wish to perform the treatment on extensions that are already in the hair, the stylist will need to be extremely careful when applying the solution to the bonded area. Brazilian Blowout solution acts as a conditioning agent, and may create slip resulting in the extensions separating from the hair. If the stylist is careful and works to first separate the extension hair from the client's own hair, a great result can be achieved.

Q: Can I receive a Brazilian Blowout if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

A: There have been no clinical tests performed on the safety of performing the Brazilian Blowout on pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding. As a result, we do advise against pregnant or breastfeeding women receiving the Brazilian Blowout treatment.