Happy Hump day, friends!!

How is this week treating you? 

I'm here to share with you my thoughts about getting my 1st (of many) Brazilian Blowouts this past Saturday. (Hint, I LOVED it!)

First things first, "What is a Brazilian Blowout?" you might be asking.  Long story short, it is an in- salon protein treatment that smooths away frizz, while adding shine and strengthening hair.

While "Blowout" is ion the name, you do not need to "blow out" your curls or waves, if you have them. Many curlies actually use this treatment as a method to define their curls. After wearing my curls natural for so long, I wanted a change and choose to opt for some straightening.

I chose to get this done on the same day that I got my hair colored (Bye, grays and dull dingy brown).  My stylist went through the normal foil/tone routine that she does on me. Then, the magic began. Piece, by piece she applied a solution to my hair with a special fine tooth comb. Once my hair was covered in the solution, she dried it with a round brush, then flat ironed it.

This is when you determine how sleek you'd like your hair to be. She did 1/2 of the amount of passers with the flat iron as she would for someone who desired their hair to be stick straight.

Once all of that was done, she washed my hair, applied a hair mask that stayed on for 10-15 minutes. After she rinsed me, we went back to her chair. She told me to feel my hair. WHOA. You guys, my hair never felt this way before. It was SO soft. Once she dried it, I was so shocked. My hair legit felt like corn silk. 

This is right after I walked out of the salon. To say I was happy would be a gross understatement.

A few key points:

  • If you are getting your color done too, prepare to spend some time in your stylists chair. For reference, my appointment was at 9:00 am. It was nearly 2:30 when I left the salon. Thankfully. they ordered lunch for me.

  • While this is not an inexpensive service by any means, this is not the time to look for the cheapest salon to do this. You want need to have a skilled stylist who has been trained to do this.

  • If done properly, you will not deal with the scent of choking chemicals. (See the above point)

  • There is no "down time". I could of washed my hair immediately upon leaving the salon.

  • Yesterday was VERY humid. I was outside for over an hour. I didn't get even the slightest trace of frizz. I was shocked.

  • Unrelated, but would you believe that deep golden color my skin is in these pictures is a "tan in a can" ? Well, it IS! Stay tuned for more info on my new Holy Grail tanner.

If you are local to Massachusetts, I cannot recommend highly enough, The James Joseph Salon. Check Them Out Here 

That's it for today. Have a great rest of your week!



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