Back to Brazilian

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

Before

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.

After

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.

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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.

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  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. 🙂

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  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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