Back to Brazilian

The Blowout that is. Otherwise my hair is challenging once spring rolls around.


I’m allergic to formaldehyde. And it’s toxic. I realize this is a bad idea.

Hair Collage

But my hair is sometimes unbearable without it so until it’s banned, expect me to keep getting it once or twice a year. To be frank, during the treatment the fumes make me feel weird, not in a good way. There’s a reason stylists sometime wear masks.

Because of my allergy, I have the stylist – in this case Violet at Shampoo Avenue B – avoid getting the keratin solution on my scalp which helps avoid the skin reaction I suffered the first time.

After the various steps – washing, applying the keratin, blow drying, flat ironing, washing again and blowing dry – were done, this is how my hair looked.


I bought a two-pack via Lifebooker so treatment #2 will be done just before Kenya.

PS I’m so not into the color of my nail polish right now.

12 thoughts on “Back to Brazilian

    1. onechicklette Post author

      Aw thank you! Yes it’s expensive at full price (300 typically in nyc plus tip) but I bought this 2 pack for much less. 150 total I think. I tip based on the 300 per price.

  1. brickhousechick

    Very nice! I have been dying to try this for my curly/kinky hair but have been afraid of the formaldehyde. But I totally get the thinking of ‘you gotta do what you gotta do’ when it comes to taming curly hair. 🙂

  2. Angelle

    Your hair looks great and I LOVE your nail polish color so much 🙂 I had no idea formaldehyde was part of the blow out process at all. Geez. I have thin, really fine hair so I don’t have to do this, but I wish I had mermaid hair every day.


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