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Brazilian blowout - Have you had one?

I'm a 3a with fine strands. I've been considering the Brazilian blowout to loosen my curls. I do not straighten my hair and just about always let it dry naturally. What was your experience with this process and would you do it again?

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  • YoshimiYoshimi Posts: 237Registered Users
    I've had a few, I loved them when they were fresh, but they killed my curls, it took a lot longer for my hair to recover than I expected and some areas are pretty straight now because of them.

    I think one is probably fine, but if you keep having them done the effect seems to be cumulative, resulting in you having to grow the blowout out.

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    2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
    Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

    Routine

    Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

    Weekly gelatin protien treatments.
  • angelicakangelicak Posts: 127Registered Users
    I did it once pre CG. What a waste for me, I didnt notice a difference at all!!!
    CG since: 2/9/2013
    HAIR: 2a/b with nearly straight hair at neck, flat on top, low porosity, medium density, fine, medium length
    Currently using:
    Low Poo/No Poo: SM YB, Malibu C Hardwater Wellness (every other day)
    Rinse Out: Malibu C Hardwater Wellness Conditioner
    Leave In: SM Coconut Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk
    Gel: Volumax (Sally's)
    PT: gelatin!
    DT: Curls Unleashed NR

    Love diffusing.:p
    Always learning!
  • WeathercurlWeathercurl Posts: 228Registered Users
    I did it once about a year ago. I hated it, even though others said it looked good. While my hair was smooth and had zero frizz, it was too flat for me. I felt like a drowned rat. I guess in the end it was a useful experiment, however. Trying to get some life back in my hair is how I stumbled on the curly girl method. I can see how someone with thicker or coarser hair than I have might really like it, but I won't ever do it again. I still have straight ends that I can't wait to get rid of.
    2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
    Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

    Current rotation:
    cowash= TN
    AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
    DT = Coconut oil (love)
  • DCWavyLadyDCWavyLady Posts: 373Registered Users
    Thanks for all of the feedback! I asked my stylist, too, and she said unless I wanted to start blowing my hair out straight every day, she wouldn't recommend it. Said I would be left with dry hair without curl definition. She convinced me to run and fast!!!

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