Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Treatment Process Explained

Your hair is often the most critical factor in your appearance and for many that is not always a good thing. If you have dry frizzy hair then when Summer hits you are literally wishing you could chop it off and start over. Thankfully there is an answer to your problems but it often comes with a lot of questions and raised eyebrows. So what is Brazilian Blowout?

What is Brazilian Blowout?

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The BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT was started in Brazil of course and is perhaps the most innovative and effective professional hair-straightening treatment in the on the market that was developed to not irritate or burn the scalp.

Just ask the celebrities from Halle Berry to Uma Thurman they are all getting it done. 

How It Works

Through the use of a Brazilian Super Nutrient Complex and a proprietary polymer system, BB helps to improve hair condition with the addition of a layer of protective protein circumventing the hair shaft. This helps almost completely eliminate frizz hair and smooths out the cuticle.

  • What results from this smoothing treatment is a healthy radiant shine from hair that is conditioned resulting in no frizz!
  • The ONLY Professional Smoothing Treatment that improves the health of the hair.
  • No Damage! and No harsh chemicals!
  • Formaldehyde free (if you choose the BB zero solution)
  • The original BB contains a minute amount of formaldehyde

What is Formaldehyde?

Formaldehyde is a chemical that is often used as a preservative and is found most commonly in wood as well as household products such as disinfectants and germicides. It is found in minute levels of the original Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. Formaldehyde works by altering proteins in the hair called “keratins” which allows the hair to return back to it’s original healthy state.

BB got it’s bad press because it claimed to be “formaldehyde free” which it wasn’t entirely so they have had to change their description thanks to the FDA. The FDA made this decision because BB mislabeled their product when formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. You see the chemical methylene glycol is formed when formaldehyde gas is added to water. When it is heated the chemical changes back to formaldehyde and then is released into the air as a toxin.

So this begs the question, does formaldehyde cause cancer? According to Cancer.gov formaldehyde also OCCURS NATURALLY in the air you breathe on a daily basis. It is emitted from automobiles exhaust as well as household products. They also state that in fact some studies suggest it could cause cancer in humans but there is no proven evidence that it does. Only that it has been shown to cause cancer in rats, the same as sweet n low which continues to be a very popular sweetener.

The response we get from most people is:

  • “doesnt everything cause cancer these days” the reward far outweighs the risk. I only get it done a couple of times a year.
  • If I am going to get cancer it will be from something else not the treatment that gives me confidence and makes me look much better and allows me to feel better about myself on a daily basis.”
  • Isn’t sweet n low and the use of a microwave a known carcinogen? Ill take my chances with my BB treatment, there is no substitute for the way it smooths out my hair, I couldn’t live without it”

The fact is the FDA doesnt deem it harmful enough to take it off the market they just want the consumers to know the risks involved and make their decision based on facts. Now you know the facts and can decide for yourself with an educated mind. We believe that while many things are known carcinogens the BB is only something you have done every 3 or 4 months.

NOTE: With a well ventilated room and work area we provide as safe an environment as possible but you be the judge and decide for yourself. It’s not for everyone and if you feel like you don’t want to take the risk then by all means we agree you should find an alternative treatment or try the BB Zero as seen below.

 

So BB developed the Brazilian Blowout Zero solution which is completely formaldehyde free! If  you ask for the Zero then we will provide that for you, the cost is the same.

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Does Brazilian Blowout Zero work as well as the Original Solution?

In one word… NO! IT works but the results are not nearly as beneficial to the hair and our experience is it does not last as long. But if you would rather not try the original version we are happy to perform the ZERO on you!

In the last year BB has been under fire for it’s Formaldehyde free claim. It has been made to fully disclose all of it’s ingredients which does contain formaldehyde in

Our BB Treatment Process Step by Step

  1. When you first get to our BB certified salon, your stylist will put a drape on you and immediately start by shampooing your hair with the Brazilian Blowout shampoo designed to get rid of residue and retain natural moisture. This professional shampoo is sulfate free and humidity resistant – perfect for the smoothing process.
  2. Next our Brazilian Blowout certified stylist towel dry the hair begin sectioning off your hair and comb the treatment solution through your sections of hair starting at the root and finishing at the tip. The solution surrounds the hair shaft with a protective protein layer to smooth out the cuticle.
  3. Our stylist then will blow dry your hair straightening it out flat with a round or flat brush
  4. After the hair is completely dry we then flat iron 3 inch sections flat and smooth until they are completely straight.
  5. Next we will rinse the hair again (without shampoo) then towel dry and apply the Brazilian Blowout Masque which acts as a sealant on the hair. They will then wait about a minute and rinse the hair again (no shampoo) and towel dry.
  6. Then the BB smoothing serum is applied to further enhance the sealing formula. This also helps the detangle process before the final blow drying.
  7. Our stylist will then blow dry and straighten one final time and style your hair per your request
  8. Approx 90 minutes later you are finished!
NOTE: 90 minutes is the average total time for those with shorter length hair. Obviously for longer hair it can take more time, like 2 hours or so depending on your stylist.

For those wanting to know exactly what is in the Brazilian Blowout you can read their safety disclosure sheet here.

Our Professional Safety Tips Followed (BB safety tips)

  • Apply product per manufacturers strict guidelines
  • Proper ventilation should be available at all times (we use a Multitech s3500 Air Purifier) along with constant fresh air conditioning circulated throughout the salon at all times.
  • Do not work in an enclosed area free from air flow
  • A stylist must wear gloves at all times to prevent accidental contact or allergy
  • Product should not be applied directly to customers scalp (although product will come in contact with scalp)
  • Never perform BB treatment to customers with seriously damaged hair or scalp
  • Do not apply too much solution to the hair, less is always more with Brazilian Blowout treatments

For a list of frequently asked questions regarding BB click here!

 Wash Your Hair The Same Day

  • Most keratin treatments require 24 to 48 hours before you shampoo you hair. Not BB! This treatment allows you the luxury of washing as soon as you get home, no wait needed!
  • No down time! The minute you leave the salon, you can wash and air dry your hair, and it will be smooth, frizz-free and radiant!

Results last up to 12 weeks, sometimes longer with the use BB Acai aftercare products.

Before and After Pics

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Recommended Products

  • Sulfate Free – The recommended shampoo and conditioner for Brazilian Blowout is a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. The reason for this is due to the harshness of sulfate products on the hair. It will diminish the effects of the treatment. So BB obviously recommends their products because of this reason and we can say with proven results that they work very well and keeping your BB treatment lasting at least 3 months and in many cases longer. It’s kind of like buying a race car and only using 87 octane gasoline when the engine requires and runs much better and more efficient on 93 octane. Get it?

Here is a list of the Brazilian Line of Products

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  • Shampoo – will help to retain moisture in the hair (sulfate free & resists humidity)
  • Conditioner – Keeps color fresh and does not weigh down hair (UVA/UVB protection)
  • Masque – For medium or coarse hair and acts like a mini BB in a bottle.
  • Smoothing serum – for all hair types and acts as a protective barrier for styling products, chlorine and irons
  • Straightening balm – Heat activated formula for straightening curls, frizz and environmental stress
  • Shine spray – radiant shine and adds luster to dry hair, very good for frizz and little whispy hairs or fly aways
  • Thermal root lift – incredible lift at the root giving you that salon blown look, instant lift and volume
  • Polish – perfect for the pieces that give you the beach look, sexy and great for slicking back a pony tail

You want a Keratin Treatment Chattanooga? How about a Brazilian Keratin Treatment! Actually the BB is NOT a keratin treatment, it’s a smoothing treatment but it has the same effects with a much more positive result. Our staff is trained in the most popular brazilian hair straightening treatment on the planet.

To learn more visit Brazilian Blowout. See why Brazilian Blowout Chattanooga keratin treatments will never be the same.

Pro Silk Hair Tinsel Extensions By Hair Flairs To Give Your Hair That Shimmering Bling

Pro hair tinsel

Are you afraid to highlight your hair? Would you like some extra flare in your hair for the holiday party season? This thing called “bling for your hair” is called hair tinsel and it is all the rage for children and adults of all ages. Celebrities are also jumping on the bandwagon so why should’t you? It’s easy and %100 safe for all hair types. No clamping or crimping (hair feathers) and no glueing (hair extensions). Just a simple “sailors knot” like tie on a strand of your hair and your out the door happy and worry free.

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Photo by www.Hairflairs.com

What is hair tinsel?

  • It is a temporary extension that “ties in” to the hair lasting 2 – 8 weeks.
  • Professional Quality Sparkling Silk Hair Tinsel is designed and tested by stylists
  • Thin,lightweight and narrow Pro Hair Tinsel feels soft and silky like actual hair
  • Made from 100% high-grade, heat-resistant polyester fiber
  • Shampoo, blow-dry, style, even flat-iron!
  • 100% Made in the USA, safe, and non-toxic
  • No loose strands
  • 20 sparkling colors to choose from

Tinsel hair strands last up to 8 weeks depending on your hair care!

Photo by blog.prettycity.com

Will Hair Flairs Pro Hair Tinsel Damage My Hair?

Absolutely not! It ties into the hair via a slip knot which equals NO DAMAGE TO THE HAIR!

hair tinsel hair extensions are ideal for all age groups from kids to older adults. We have put them in people of all age groups.

They will not damage your hair, hair color or highlighting processing.

Everyone loses on average up to 100 hairs daily so the odds of losing hair tinsel are good over an extended period as you naturally shed.

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Photo by Hairflairs.com

Will Pro Hair Tinsel Melt Using A Flat Iron?

Yes but only if you leave a flat iron on too long at high settings (above 400 degrees). Keep the iron moving at all times for silk hair tinsel as well as regular hair to avoid damage. Pro hair tinsel is guaranteed up to 400 degrees with normal styling tools.
TIP: If you flat iron normally at no hotter than 400 degrees you will have no issues.

Can My Silk Hair Tinsel Be Colored/Bleached/Highlighted?

No you should avoid any contact with any hair color, highlighting or dye of any kind as it will damage the color of the product. The harsh chemicals in bleach and other dyes can strip the color out of the tinsel hair products.

However, your stylist can easily color around tinsel for hair. We have done this with great success!

To learn more about pro hair tinsel you can visit their website Click Here

Brazilian Blowout FAQ, The Real Low Down on Brazilian Blowout

Q. Is the Brazilian Blowout a keratin treatment?

A. No it is a smoothing treatment that puts a coating on the hair. It is healthy for the hair cuticle and is considered advantageous for all hair types.

Q. Who is the best candidate for the Brazilian Blowout?
A. In our experience people who have heavily processed, damaged or really frizzy hair. We have performed these treatment on all hair types including frizzy, course, fine and ethnic hair. All hair types benefit from Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment.

Q. What will my hair look like after the Brazilian Blowout?
A. Your hair will be really smooth (no frizz), shiny and manageable and with plenty of body. You will still have the option to wear it curly or wavy (depending on the hair type) as well as drying your hair in half the time it took you before.

Q. Can I still receive a Brazilian Blowout if I have highlights and/or color?
A. Absolutely, in fact we recommend you have this procedure done immediately following a hair color treatment. The reason being  the Brazilian Blowout will actually seal the cuticle of the hair shaft so it basically puts a coating over the color allowing your color to last longer while simultaneously reducing frizz and giving you a wonderful shine.

Q. Will the Brazilian Blowout make my hair straight?

A. If you have curly hair it will smooth it out and reduce the frizz. In essence yes it will make it straight but depending on the degree of frizz and curl you have it is hard to say whether it will completely straighten your hair. I can tell you this, we have performed this on some of the most coarse and frizzy hair imaginable and it made the hair extremely smooth and shiny. Amazing results!

Q. How long does the Brazilian Blowout last?

A. The Brazilian Blowout can last up to 12 weeks as long as the Acai product line is used in coordination with the treatment. We have seen it last longer in many instances. Brazilian Blowout is a cumulative smoothing treatment meaning the more you have it done the healthier and longer lasting your shine will last.

Q. Can you apply the Brazilian Blowout on other relaxers or straighteners?
A. Yes. The Brazilian Blowout actually works best on chemically treated hair. We have applied it to other relaxers/keratin treatments with absolutely no issue. Brazilian Blowout helps to improve condition of the hair by fortifying each strand with essential amino acids.

TIP: The Brazilian Blowout works great directly on top of a relaxer. Perform the relaxer first, Brazilian Blowout next, and then neutralize at the very end of both treatments.

The Brazilian Blowout is great to perform when someone is trying to move away from having relaxers or Japanese straighteners. It puts movement back into the hair, allowing the hair to look its best.

Q. Will my hair lose volume if I receive the Brazilian Blowout?
A. Absolutely not! Your hair will keep its natural volume and you will have normal volume when blow-drying/styling or using a curling iron.

Q. Can you put color or foil your hair the same day you get a Brazilian Blowout treament?
A. Absolutely in fact we recommend it. Just be sure the BB is done before you receive your color treatment.

Q. How long does a Brazilian Blowout treatment take?

A. This process takes around 2hrs on average depending on hair length. For short hair it can be completed in an hr and half. For long hair can take up to 3 hrs depending on the speed of the stylist. We find that on average it takes about 2 hrs.

Why Choosing Aveda Hair Care Products Is The Smart Choice

Many people want health and beauty products that make them look good without having negative effects on their health. Aveda hair care products are popular because of the high quality and organice nature of their ingredients. They can make your hair look and feel great without damaging your hair in the process. Here is a closer look at their hair care products as well as information on why holistic health and beauty care is so important.

Sodium Sulfate

There are many ingredients in cheap hair products that can cause health problems. One of the most common is sodium laureth sulphate. This is added to many soaps, shampoos and cleansers to make it foam more and work up a bigger lather. It can also cause skin irritation and other health issues. Knowing what goes into your hair products can be the best way for you to keep your mane in top condition. At Creative Images that is exactly what you will get, a knowledgeable staff that knows what your hair wants and needs.

AVEDA

The Aveda Company has always based its products on botanical ingredients rather than chemicals and additives. They have been making their naturally based hair care products since 1978. It was then that they introduced their first hair product. Clove shampoo and Cherry Almond Bark conditioner were introduced to the public as part of the first hair care line from the company.

Hair Type

You need to keep in mind what type of hair you have. Different hair types have different needs because the very structure of the hair strand is different from type to type. This may be due to ethnic differences or because of the natural texture of the hair. Some hair may be drier and others might have problems with excess oil. Learning the exact needs of your hair is critical to finding the most effective products and Creative Images Hair Raisers will help you find that perfect product.

Getting The Right Product

You may want to look for specific products for certain hair types. Some of the Aveda hair care lines are specifically designed for fine hair and hair which is curly or frizzy. They also have a hair care line that is designed for the special needs of color treated hair. The products you use need to avoid stripping the color from the hair so that the coloring treatment can last longer. Because all hair color involves chemical treatments, extra conditioning can be ideal to counter the effects of these chemicals and keep your hair in top condition.

AVEDA Product Line

There are many different hair care items available, including shampoos, conditioners, moisturizing masques and restructuring treatments. They also have a series of different styling products that also use high quality natural ingredients to give you the look that you want. Whether it is styling gel, straightening products or sculpting waxes, the Aveda line can improve the health of your hair even while giving it the style and texture you want.

Where To Shop

There are different ways to find Aveda hair products. There are salons and spas which offer the various lines of products which also include cleansers, make up and perfumes for both men and women. Because the company believes in the use of natural, botanical ingredients and maintains high manufacturing standards the products they make can be priced somewhat higher than many others. However when you consider that you are protecting your health and the environment you may feel that the higher cost is worth it.

Internet

You can also find Aveda shampoos, conditioners and styling products on the Internet as well. There can be great deals but you want to be careful about where you are purchasing the products to make sure they are genuine. The Aveda website can be a great place to shop and there are often sales to be found there.

The History Of Aveda Products

Aveda (a-vay-da), not pronounced (Aveeda) was founded by Horst Rechelbacher in 1978 and has been one of the industries leading companies in hair and skin care products since their inception over thirty years ago. Their mantra “the art and science of pure flower and plant essences” symbolizes everything they stand for as it relates to the environment. Aveda’s goal is to provide beauty industry professionals with organic botanically based products that are not only great for you the customer but also for the environment we live in. After all if we do not preserve this great world we live in then there will be no more you and me.

You can find Aveda’s plant based skin care, hair care, makeup and and Pure-fumes in any of their signature Aveda Stores as well as over 7000 hair salons in 24 countries.

Aveda is known worldwide having opened spas in jamaica, South Korea and Iceland in 1997.

In 1998 Aveda launched a 99% naturally derived hair color called Full Spectrum.

In 2006 Aveda opened a Lifestyle Salon & Spa in Japan.

In 2007 Aveda had the honor of becoming the first natural beauty company to be a 100% certified wind power manufacturer. Our funding of new wind energy sources generates enough wind energy to offset 100% of the electricity used by our primary manufacturing facility, distribution center and corporate headquarters in Blaine, Minnesota, USA, making Aveda the largest corporate purchaser of wind energy in Minnesota.

Also that same year Aveda raised over 2 million dollars in their efforts to be a supporter in clean water rights for earth month.

As if these milestones are not enough Aveda decides to take it a step further and annousce that 89% of their essential oils are certified organic. This is truly amazing and significant considering Aveda will purchase more than 30 tons of certified organic essential oils in one year.

As you can see Aveda is all about the environment and not only preserving it but using it to help each other and the world. What better brand of natural products to use then Aveda products.