What's The Difference Between A Brazilian Blowout And A Keratin Treatment?

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.

Brazilian Blowout

Keratin Treatment

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)

Results Last Longer With Corresponding, Sulfate - Free Shampoo & Conditioner

Results Last Longer With Corresponding, Sulfate - Free Shampoo & Conditioner

Eliminates Frizz, Keeps The Curl

Eliminates Frizz, Loses The Curl

Improves Shininess

Improves Shininess

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 Flyaways

Improves Strength

Eliminates Need For Hot Tools

Improves Hydration/Elasitcity

Protects Against Humidity Damage

Improves Flexibility

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

Please Tell Your Stylist About Previous Hair Treatments, For It Can Impact Your Future Hair Treatments

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.






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