Has anyone gotten the Brazilian blowout treatment to their hair? I have thick, curly, frizzy hair that needs to be tamed. Hair texture comes from being mixed race...BLK + Puerto Rican...advice?

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You might be confusing the Brazilian keratin treatment (relaxer) name with the Dominican blowout (non-relaxer). Black and Salvadoran with super thick, curly, frizzy hair here. I had 2 Brazilian keratin treatments done in high school. ST - fine, LT - hair damage/broke off. I now get Japanese perms. My hair looks and feels so much more healthy and the cream doesn't have formaldehyde like keratin cream does. The Japanese perm isn't 100% free of harmful chemicals, but it's the safest perm I've found and my hair handles it really well!


Yup. I’m mixed race with the same exact hair. It has been a blessing not to straighten my hair for 2 hours at a time. Highly recommend


I do “Brazilian keratin” and it has changed my life


I do Coppola keratin - also life changing, super smooth and silky hair, easy to style. Love it


I'm black with crazy spiral curls that I'm in love with. Chemical straightening treatments ruin the curl pattern & you have to basically start all over when you want them back (as in, I had to chop my hair into an 80s Kris Jenner mushroom to avoid the ratty ends and until my new curl growth came in). The most I do is color my hair now, which loosens the pattern a little, but I don't do it for that reason. I just love being platinum.

To tame your hair you might try the LOC method. Liquid, oil, cream. Blot your hair dry to leave a little moisture, use Squalane or Almond Oil, add quarter size of Alaffia Coconut Reishi Conditioner as a leave-in. Sleep on a satin or silk pillow case, or travel with a bonnet. I literally grew all my hair back & tamed frizz with this method.


Agree with Japanese perms. Life changing for me and my hair looks really smooth after. Usually lasts for ~8 months and costs $200 for me for a cut and perm in Koreatown in Northern VA (likely $300-400 elsewhere).

Wow!!! I have this exact hair too but I’m always so torn with doing something so permanent. For those that said it last 8 months - what happens after that? Do you redo it?

It doesn't last 8 months for me because by months 2-3 you can already clearly see my curly, frizzy roots. I wear a bandana at night, though, to keep my hair in a straightened state. The texture differences are barely noticeable by the morning

I started with the Japanese treatment but the regrowth was a pain and I found it to be unforgivingly straight (no bend to ends and too flat as I entered my 40s$. Moved to coplolla keratin and did for years. Just tried new formulation of Brazilian blowout. Love! Hair feels better than ever. I’ve got thick, course curls plus frizz but not mixed race.

Interesting. Haven't lost the ability to curl my hair with any perm I've had. I even braid my hair every couple of nights to give the illusion of naturally wavy hair now 😆 have 4a/4b hair. Your hair handles perms extremely well it seems. I'm going to look into Coppola. Thanks for the rec!

E1, might be the treatment has improved since I did them. Keratin and Brazilian blowout require special shampoo (no sodium chloride). Definitely talk to your stylist about customizing for you.
Sodium chloride) plus you need to avoid ocean and pool water (because of the salt). Also it’ll slowly wear off after a few months —the less you shampoo the longer it’ll hold up.

I'm going to look into what my local salons are using now in the keratin process. Thanks for the heads up!

What’s better between Brazilian Blowout vs Keratin treatment? Which one lasts longer and is one more effective on certain hair types than others?

Blowout - not a perm. Wash, dry, blow dry, flat iron. Longevity depends on how long you go between washing your hair.

Keratin treatment - a perm. Estimated longevity - 4-8 months. Does your hair grow fast? Are your roots (first 5 inches) frizzy and/or curly? This will all affect how soon you'll want to get your next touch up. Some people get non-perm treatments to prolong their next perm.


I have never had a keratin last 4-8 months. And I wouldn’t call it a perm. Having done both, I’d say they linty last about 3-4 months. Brazilian can be customized (if you want it more smooth in the back for example or vice versatility). Keratin requires you wait 72 hours before washing plus no ponytails or clips. Thus you really have to hide out during that period. Brazilian can be washed immediately. Price is the same for both at my salon. Both do not give you fully straight hair but will drastically reduce bulk, frizz and drying time. Plus in my view the Brazilian gave me more shine. Both require special shampoo without sodium chloride.

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