Five Ways to Ruin Your Brazilian Blowout
A Brazilian Blowout is a special service for smoothing hair. It tames wild, frizzy, or curly hair and provides a healthier, silky look with bounce and volume.
Caring for your hair properly can extend the life of a Brazilian blowout. Below are common mistakes people make that can damage hair and ruin a Brazilian blowout. You should avoid these errors at all costs.
Washing Hair Too Soon
Washing your hair immediately after a blowout can reverse the effects of the treatment. You should avoid getting your hair wet to maintain your smooth strands. Your stylist will recommend a timeframe to wait before you wash your hair for the first time after the session.
When you start washing your hair again, use special products designed for Brazilian Blowouts. Regular shampoos and conditioners contain harsh chemicals, such as sulfates, that can ruin your blowout and damage your hair.
Ask your stylist about the products you should use. Washing your hair no more than three times a week is also crucial. Any more than that can minimize the results and lifespan of the blowout.
Swimming in the Water
You might enjoy spending a warm summer day at the pool. However, salt and chlorinated water will ruin your Brazilian blowout. You shouldn’t dunk your head in the water at a pool or the beach.
Saltwater pulls moisture out of hair. It also increases the risk of breakage, especially after a chemical treatment. Chlorinated water is also damaging. It eliminates the treatment adhered to your strands.
Saltwater in the Gulf isn’t good for hair after a Brazilian Blowout. The salt absorbs vital nutrients and dries out each strand. Brushing is challenging with hair that is hard and sticky from taking a dip in the water.
If you must swim, wrap your hair in a towel or put it in a bun. However, don’t use a hair tie or wrap your hair too tightly. It can cause damage. Instead, use a soft scrunchie or headband to create a loose bun on top of your head.
Touching or Playing with Treated Hair
You might love your new look and want to run your fingers through your silky locks. However, you must avoid touching your hair after a Brazilian Blowout. That includes keeping your family and friends’ hands away from your hair. Although you might want them to feel how soft your locks are, it can ruin the treatment and shorten its lifespan.
Dirt and oil on your hands will end up on your treated strands. It can weigh down your hair and strip away the chemicals used to create a smoother and healthier look. Touching your hair too much also causes hair to go limp. It won’t have as much volume as it did immediately after the session.
Skimping on Proper Aftercare
You must not forget to shampoo your hair several times a week after a Brazilian Blowout. Laziness often leads to improper aftercare. The treatment doesn’t last as long if you don’t shampoo with the right products. You should use special shampoo and take time massaging it into your scalp. This shampoo will remove pollutants, dust, and sweat and can prevent a buildup of any products you use after drying your hair.
Besides shampooing, conditioning your hair is essential. You should aim to deep condition twice a month. Buy a formula specifically designed for Brazilian Blowouts. Deep conditioning manages frizzy strands and adds much-needed moisture and amino acids.
Ignoring Hair Between Washes
Avoiding washing your hair too much doesn’t mean you should skimp on maintenance between each wash. You can use dry shampoo to prolong the look of clean hair and extend the blowout’s life.
However, using the appropriate method of applying dry shampoo is necessary to reap the benefits. Don’t simply spray the bottle or can haphazardly around your head. You should also spray more than your roots.
Start at your roots and spray down the length of your hair. You can use a boar bristle brush to ensure the dry shampoo reaches every part of your strands.
Therapy Hair Studio has provided a variety of services to Houston clients since 2008. Our hand-selected team of stylists strives for excellence to meet and exceed expectations. We use quality products and cutting-edge styling techniques to give our clients the healthy and beautiful hair they have always wanted.
Call us at (713) 355-4247 for an appointment with a certified Brazilian Blowout Specialist if you’re interested in a Brazilian Blowout or another type of treatment or service.