Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Brazilian for your Head

Friday was my last furlough day at my company and I spent it as a Me Day.  Both girls went to their respective daycares/preschools, C went to work and I did whatever I wanted to do.  You should know that doing what I wanted to do included running on the treadmill, getting my hair done, doing laundry and spending time cleaning the house.  So a little Me time and a little House time.

A while ago, I bought a groupon for a Brazillian Blowout which I have been DYING to get done.  For those who don't know me IRL, I have wavy, frizzy, thick hair that can be hard to manage.  I usually would end up either spending 30 minutes blowdrying & straightening it or spending 10 minutes putting mousse and other crap in it and scrunching it to wear it curly.  It was extremely rare that you would ever see me with wet hair since I hated it in its air dried state.

I bought the groupon (Note: I say groupon to mean any daily deal thing.  I think this one was actually from Living social.) and decided to treat myself.  I really had no idea what to expect, I only hoped that it would make my mornings easier by reducing the amount of time I spend on my hair.

The process took about 2.5 hours - it varies based on how long your hair is and how thick it is.  They wash it twice with a clarifying shampoo to remove any products or oils that might be present.  Then they apply the solution in sections which seems the same as applying color.  It's then blowdried completely and flat ironed in tiny sections to seal in the chemicals and finally washed again to remove any excess chemicals.

After it was finished, my hair looked so healthy and shiny and felt amazing.  It was 100% straight, something I've never had before. 

I waited 48 hours before washing it which was difficult and I felt icky.  My hair seemed to hold up pretty well but I wouldn't have gone anywhere the 2nd day until showering.  I also avoided putting my hair in a ponytail just to be sure I wouldn't introduce any kinks.

I was finally able to wash it on Sunday and I blowdried it afterward and was amazed.  There's almost no need to even use a flatiron now.  Just to touch up the ends I suppose and curl them under.  It's insane and SO much faster than it used to be!

I want this to last as long as possible (max 3 months) so I'm only washing it every other day, which is taking some getting used to.  I put some baby powder on my roots today to get rid of some oil.  I think my hair needs to adjust as well so things should be better before too long. 

All in all, it was an amazing treat for myself.  If it didn't cost so much normally, I would absolutely do it every 3 months.  As it is, I can maybe see myself doing it once a year, maybe when summer starts so that mornings go faster and to beat the humidity.

Absolutely, 100% recommend!

1 comment:

  1. So, I guess I'm a little behind on my blog-reading. I was actually reading something, somewhere about how it's actually better for your hair to wash it every other day, especially in the winter when it's so dry. I'm been doing that too. It was a weird adjustment at first, but I think I'm getting used to it (and so it my hair!). :)