The most popular smoothing treatment in the world is not only a force to be reckoned with in the salon but their products boast incredible results at taming frizzy hair and maintaining your treatment for months. After you receive a smoothing treatment from Brazilian Blowout you are discouraged from using sulfate laden products. Brazilian Blowout shampoo is sulfate free so you get the ultimate nourishment for your hair and keep the hair shaft from drying out.
Why Don’t I Want Sulfate?
I know, your next question is “what is wrong with sulfate shampoo”? Sodium lauryl sulfate (sls) is harsh on hair and is detrimental to the very goal you are trying to accomplish (straight & frizz free). People with dry, coarse, frizzy hair have a problem maintaining moisture therefore using a sulfate shampoo will merely add insult to injury. Shampoo is designed to strip away oils and dirt from the hair and by using a sulfate product you are intensifying this effect.
How Sulfates Work
Sulfates are detergents that help the product lather as you apply them. You can find Sulfate in just about every beauty product from makeup to hair care. They are incorporated in shampoos to remove dirt, product residue and natural oils (the most important part of hair).
We need the natural oils in our hair to maintain moisture and balance. The Brazilian Blowout helps add moisture to the hair and seals it in, so by using a sulfate shampoo you are in essence removing the moisture that BB has help to create. They are also harsh on the skin and hair and can strip away color.
- TIP: So when you have a Brazilian Blowout hair straightening treatment it is wise to use the BB shampoo and conditioner to help extend the life of your treatment. If you choose to use a regular sulfate shampoo then your chances of shortening your treatment are magnified immensely
Note: It has been rumored that sodium lauryl sulfate is carcinogenic but that has not been proven.
What Ingredients Are In BB Shampoo
Here are the Brazilian Blowout shampoo ingredients:
- Water (aqua), disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, sodium cocoyl isethionate, cocamidoporpylamine oxide, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycol distearate, steareth-4, peg-18, glyceryl oleate/cocoate, arginine, glycine, alanine, serine, valine, proline, threonine, isoleucine, mistidine, phenylalanine, sodium pca, sodium lactate, aspartic acid, pca, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, euterpe oleracea fruit extract, myrciaria dubia fruit extract, bixa orellana seed extract, polyquaternium-10, quaternium-80, tetrasodium edta, methylisothiazolinone, iodopropynyl butycarbamate, fragrace (parfum), d-limonene