A Keratin Treatment differs from a Brazilian Blowout in a few ways...
First and foremost, both contain Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde is a vapor that is found in hair products used for smoothing, growing, preserving, and cleansing. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies formaldehyde as a human carcinogen. Used as preservatives to kill micro-organisms and their growth in products.
Brazilian Blowout is a branded salon treatment done with its own proprietary line of products that smooths the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and seal the cuticle.
Branded Product Line
Many Different Brand Lines
Own Specific Artificial Chemical Formula With Amino Acids
Use of Natural Chemicals and Protein : Keratin
Higher Concentration of Formaldehyde
Lower Concentration of Formaldehyde
Large Protein Molecules COATS Hair
Small Protein Molecules PENETRATES Hair
Hair Smoothing Treatment
Cosmetic & Hair Care Treatment
Lasts Up To 3 Months (12 weeks)
Lasts Up To 6 Months (24 weeks)
Eliminates Frizz, Keeps The Curl
Eliminates Frizz, Loses The Curl
Reduces Blow-Dry Time
Reduces Blow-Dry Time
Can Take Upwards of 1 Hour (depending on Hair Length)
Can Take Upwards of 3 Hours (depending on Hair Length)
Does Not Improve Hair Health
Improves Hair Health
Ranges from $150.00 - $400.00
Ranges from $200.00 - $500.00
Leave Salon Ready To Go
Refrain From Tying Up & Washing For 3 Days
Eliminates Need For Hot Tools
Protects Against Humidity Damage
Customizable - Remove Frizz & Keep The Curls
More Smoothing/Deep Conditioning Benefits & Lose The Curls
Can Be Harsh On Hair With Hot Tools
Can Be Gentle On Hair With Hot Tools
Can Add Volume, Ideal For Fine Hair
Can Weigh Hair Down, Not Ideal For Fine Hair
Recommended No More Than 3 Times A Year Due to Harshness and Formaldehyde Content Level
The hair is washed with a clarifying shampoo and lightly towel-dried to allow some moisture to remain. The product is then carefully applied to sections of hair. The hair is blow-dried and straightened using a straightening iron set at 380 F - 450 F degrees. Your hair is then rinsed thoroughly to remove the product and apply a deep conditioning masque. Finally, your hair will be blow-dried again to get the final result.
The hair is shampooed using a clarifying shampoo, towel-dried, and then blow-dried thoroughly until completely dry. The product is applied section by section and evenly distributed throughout the hair. For best results, a cap is placed over the head for 20-30 minutes to allow the product to soak deep into the hair shaft. The hair is then blow-dried again, and flat ironed, at a 380 F - 450 F setting. The client needs to refrain from washing the hair for three days.