What Is a Brazilian Blowout?

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?”

Dictionary of Hair Terminology

Hairstylists literally use their own language sometimes.  There is so much hair terminology and phrases that they use on a daily basis, that might mean nothing to non-cosmetologists.  Do you ever wonder what some of these common phrases that hairstylists use mean?  Well,  if you said “yes,” then you’re in luck!  I’ve compiled a list of all the hair language I could think of, and I’d like to call it the “Dictionary of Hair Terminology.”  I plan to keep this page updated when I think of new terms and/or when new terminology comes into play, so make sure you save it.

Do you ever wonder what all the hairstylist lingo is? Check out this dictionary of hair terminology!

The Hair Terminology:


Acid Perm– A type of permanent wave that produces softer curls and has a pH level of 6.5 to 8.0.

Activator– A chemical ingredient added to hair bleach to speed the process without creating extra damage.