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Can anybody give me advice on Brazillian blowdrys?

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nobodysfool Mon 17-Sep-12 22:49:09

I have coloured and straightened my hair for what seems forever now and my hair is starting tk show the telltale signs . If I let my hair dry naturally the bottom 4 or so inches go frizzy. If I blowdry my hair it's not so bad but it obviously is feeling over processed and stressed . I have been thinking about a Brazillian blowdry in the hope I will be able to just let it dry naturally or at least not to have to staighten it. Do you think it would improve the condition of my hair? I assume you can't colour after having one ( my main problem as I'm cherry red) . Any advice would be great on what to look for or what to avoid .many thanks.

LizLemon007 Mon 17-Sep-12 23:39:03

I get them done. A 12 week blow dry lasts about 9 weeks! well, towards the end you have to spend longer blow drying it straight.

I don't know if it would be quite right for you though. You don't mention that your hair is thick or frizzy. That's what the blow dry does mostly, takes the thickness out. Also, not only can you not colour but you have to use a shampoo without sulphates.

I would just get the bottom four inches chopped off your hair. I don't think a keratin treatment would help that much tbh.

LizLemon007 Mon 17-Sep-12 23:40:26

ps, i still blow dry my hair. it would look like i'd been rained on if i didn't blow dry it. but i don't have to spend long on it to get a better result.

nobodysfool Thu 20-Sep-12 10:38:34

Thanks for the reply- bit sad they only last about 9 weeks (works out about £10 week then for the price my hairdressers is charging).I had this daft image in my head that you have a Brazillion blow dry then you can just leave it to dry naturally or give it a quick blast.

SpicyPear Thu 20-Sep-12 10:50:28

You can still colour your hair, but you do need to wait two or the weeks afterwards. I got mine done just before the treatment so I could do it again six weeks after.

How much time you spend blow drying after will depend on your hair type, but I think it's unlikely you'd just be able to leave it.

However, I have naturally very thick and quite course/frizzy hair and agree with Liz. It sounds like your hair texture is fine except the over processed ends and you'd get much better results just getting them cut. Maybe two inches now and two inches next time if you feel it's too drastic to take all four off at once.

LulaPalooza Thu 20-Sep-12 12:49:35

I have thick, coarse wavy hair and find if I look after it well, my BBD lasts at least 12 weeks, if not longer. I am a complete convert, they're brilliant. You need to use a shampoo without sulfates (although you can use any conditioner).

Your hair may go greasy more quickly. I used to wash my fair twice a week, then found with the BBD that I needed to do it twice a week. however, the more you wash your hair the shorter the BBD lasts. so, now I use dry shampoo and leave it an extra day before washing.

I wash with Moroccan Oil shampoo but have also used the L'Oreal , Organix and Naked sulfate free hampoos which are all fine (and a lot cheaper... I just love the smell of Moroccan Oil). You can use any old conditioner. I run a small splodge of Moroccan oil in my hair before blow drying. Sometimes finish off with straighteners if I want it dead straight.

It won't give you straight hair, but it will give you more manageable, shinier hair which takes about half the time to blow dry. You can leave it to dry naturally as well, although it might be slightly more curly.

You can get your colour and BBD done on the same day - I did that with the last one I had. however, if you're normally cherry red it might lighten the colour a bit so you might want to go a shade or two darker. Ask the hairdresser.

Check with the salon which brand they use and make sure it's a formaldehyde free version.

nobodysfool Sun 23-Sep-12 15:32:11

Brilliant advice ladies thanks.Will have a chat to my local hairdresser and see what she thinks.

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