All of the treatments made my hair behave so much better. It wasn’t stick straight except immediately post-treatment, but that wasn’t what I was going for anyway. I wanted manageability.
Coppola was the most reasonably priced. But it required me to not rinse out the treatment for three days. I looked like a damn seal and beyond not washing it, I also couldn’t pull my hair into a ponytail for fear of getting a long-lasting crimp where the band rested.
Cadiveu was better, didn’t require me to go days without washing my hair and was also comparably inexpensive, but in the days after the treatment, I developed scabs all over my scalp. Yikes.
BBO had the strongest chemical feel (including fumes and scalp burning during the process) but probably also left my hair in the greatest shape. Still, it also left my face swollen and red, and my lips alarmingly hard…for weeks.
I soon learned that I’m allergic to formaldehyde so I can no longer use most keratin treatments.
My hair was challenging this hot, humid summer. Recently I asked my hair salon what they thought about the formaldehyde-free Brazilian Blowout Zero Plus. Instead of learning that it’s good, bad or otherwise, they offered to try out their newly received sample bottle on me for just the labor cost ($60).
The process was fine. Some fumes but nothing like BBO. I loved the way my hair looked and felt – ooh, shiny! Alas, when I washed it two days later, my hair was back to how it was pre-treatment.
My suggestion is that you not waste your money. The Brazilian Blowout Zero Plus is a big, fat zero.