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Hair Treatments

What Is a Brazilian Blowout?

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For the past year or so, I’ve heard a lot about Brazilian blowouts, yet had no idea what they were.  The name alone intrigued me; it sounds fun and exotic.  I also noticed that it was a really expensive hair treatment, which made it even more intriguing. After wondering for what felt like forever, I decided to Google it. It turns out that a Brazilian blowout, aka a keratin smoothing treatment, is a temporary hair straightening service.  Let me tell you a little more about it…

Have you ever heard of a "Brazilian Blowout" and wondered what it meant? Learn all the pros and cons of this controversial hair treatment...

In this article, I will discuss everything there is to know about a Brazilian blowout.  I’ll also answer some typical questions like “Will it work on African hair?”, “How does it work?”, and “Does it really have formaldehyde in it?”

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How Do Perms Work?

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When you think of a perm, you probably think of some dry, frizzled 80’s hair.  However, in reality, perms are used a lot in today’s world to add texture to hair.  Trust me, they are a lot more common than you think.  But have you ever asked yourself, “how do perms work”?  I know I used to wonder about things like that before I went to beauty school.  In this quick article, I want to teach you a thing or two about perms and the science that powers them…

When you think of perms, you probably think of frizzy 80's hair. However, they are more common then you think... but how do perms work?

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DIY Olive Oil Hair Treatment

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Olive oil contains essential fatty acids and will help moisturize your hair.  With this easy trick, you’ll never have to buy hot oil treatments again, or go to the salon (unless you live in Carson City, in which case you should come give me your moneys).  It will improve your hair texture and rebuild damaged hair.  It is even said to make your hair grow twice as fast.  Even though I’m not sure if that last part is true, it does make sense.  I remember reading that you can apply castor oil to your eyebrows or eyelashes, which lubricates the hair follicle and makes them grow faster.  I do plan on trying this olive oil hair treatment once a week (which is the recommended amount) and I will inform everyone on the progress of my hair growth.

DIY Olive Oil Hair Treatment
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Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment

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Women who want silky, smooth hair can now achieve it through Brazilian keratin hair treatment,  which uses a strong protein found naturally in hair, nails, and skin. It’s a different treatment than thermal reconditioning, which chemically restructures hair, creating overly straight hair. Keratin reconditions your hair while preventing frizz, allowing your hair to curl, or wave.  It also gives you a chance to flat iron your hair so it’s straight.

After a keratin treatment, your hair will gradually return to the original texture without any in-between stage of awkward growing. The keratin treatments aren’t permanent. They may last anywhere from two to four months.
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What Is a Japanese Hair Straightening Service?

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Japanese Perm, thermal reconditioning, straight perm, bio ionic hair retexturizing, high-tech perm.  What do all of these names have in common, you ask?  They are all different names for one service:  the Japanese hair straightening service.

Have you ever heard of Japanese Hair Straightening? Learn all of the details about this fabulous hair service...

A Japanese hair straightening service is slightly similar to a Brazilian blowout, but also more like a reverse perm.  Because of the negative connotation associated with Brazilian blowouts, I decided to write about this safer alternative.  In addition, this service will leave you with permanent pin-straight hair until it grows out. (more…)