What is a Brazilian blowout?
Actually, we explained above what a Brazilian blowout is. In other words, Brazilian blowout is a branded salon treatment with its own proprietary line of products that smoothes hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and seal the cuticle.
How to do a Brazilian blowout?
Brazilian blowout is done by applying a liquid protein solution to the hair. This process adds a protective layer around your hair strands, covering the cuticles for a fuller, smoother, and shiny appearance. Brazilian blowout usually lasts for three months depending on your hair type, there is no hair type for which the process will not work. Even if your hair is thinner, brittle or in some way chemically treated, the power of the Brazilian blowout adapts to your hair and you’ll get smoother hair as a result. One of the advantages of this practice is that you don’t have to avoid washing your hair for days after the procedure. With the right care, the effect can last up to three months.
How to make Brazilian blow dry at home?
As we mentioned above, Brazilian blowout is actually a special brand of in-salon liquid keratin care, so you can’t have a real Brazilian blowout without a certified stylist. However, it is possible to achieve a similar result with keratin treatment at home. Before explaining how to blow dry, let’s talk about the materials.
We are always in favor of consulting a professional, especially for treatments that contain harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde (like Brazilian blow dry). However, let’s answer your questions about a keratin treatment that you can use to achieve a similar effect. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make a Brazilian blowout at home.
Brazilian blowout ingredients:
Color brush and bowl
Protective gloves (Our skin absorbs chemicals and they enter our bloodstream. So try to keep the product as far away from your skin as possible.)
- Clips for dividing hair into strands
- A cape or towel for added protection
- a good blow dryer
- Hair straightener with wide titanium plates adjustable up to 450 degrees
- Use a small flat iron (barrette, etc.) to detail the hairline.
- Barrier cream that you can apply around your hairline (This can help prevent facial irritation.)
- Most importantly, a well-ventilated area
Let me remind you once again: Trying to do this at home is probably the biggest risk you can take. Because the product that will allow you to make Brazilian blow dry at home, contains harsh chemicals. May cause eye irritation, especially without proper ventilation. If possible, do this outside for maximum airflow.
Choose the formula
Because the products used for the original Brazilian blowout contain harsh chemicals and are sold for professional use only, you cannot buy them at any local beauty store. You can find such products online, but we strongly recommend that you do not buy them if they are labeled as “professional use”. Instead, you can get a formaldehyde-free formula specifically for home use. Although its effects are not as strong as a professional formula, your risk of serious health complications from improper use will be reduced. After all, nothing is worth sacrificing your health.
Do a patch test
We recommend doing a patch test at least 48 hours before applying anything to the scalp. Patch testing is more about addressing any possible reaction to the treatment, whereas hair fiber testing is something that is done to measure the results on the hair. A patch test can tell you if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to do the patch test and try applying it to the inside of your wrist in case of a reaction. If any burns or irritation occurs on your skin, contact your doctor immediately.
Wash your hair three times
To get started, you will need to wash your hair. And not just once, but three times. At-home Brazilian blowout works best on porous hair. Shampooing the hair three times allows the cuticle to open so the product can be absorbed.
Prepare the strands and medium
After thoroughly washing your hair, follow these three simple steps:
- Dry your hair gently with a towel.
- Divide your hair into four sections: two at the front (from behind your ears), two at the back.
- Be careful: Put on your gloves, cover your shoulders with a towel or cape, and set up in a well-ventilated area. Even wear a face mask if possible.