No one likes to have their hair all over the place; unruly with fizz and damage, or the kind of hair that makes every day a bad hair day. Hair like that makes us run towards the salon to get one or another kind of treatment. For the past several years, it has been Brazilian blow dry that has been at the center of attention. Why? Because Brazilian blow dry brings a tremendous change in our hair. Even hair that is in the worst condition can be transformed into a good, healthy looking mane. However, many people, the more thoughtful ones are in a turmoil. While a Brazilian blow dry makes our hair look extremely good on the outside, what about the inner workings? Does it really damage our hair? With our mothers scaring us time and again, is it just one of those things that we assume without digging more into it?
Lets end this discussion once and for all by discovering the true workings of a Brazilian Blow Dry.
How it Works:
In a Brazilian blow dry treatment, experts use a mixture of keratin and formaldehyde to penetrate into the hair and then seal it. So, is it toxic or not? Keratin is something that is already present in our hair. So, if we put more from the outside to help our hair regain its former beauty, then it is hardly something dangerous. As for the formaldehyde, the quantity matters largely. A professional hairdresser would know exactly how much amount it needs.
Is It Damaging to Hair?
Excess of anything is bad and the same goes for a Brazilian Blow Dry treatment. It is actually very beneficial for hair which has already undergone a number of chemical processes. The Keratin used in the treatment makes hair healthier, smoother, shinier and absolutely fizz-free. But then, it depends on how the treatment is carried out. If a professional uses keratin, sulphate-free products and less heat, then the process is good to go. Oh, and the level of formaldehyde matters a lot too. If it is measured and not heated, then neither does it harm the hair nor does it harm the lungs of the person getting the treatment.
How long does it last?
Depending on the care being taken of the hair through the use of keratin shampoo and conditioner, the Brazilian blow dry treatment may last from 3-6 months, and if a person takes a treatment once immediately after that, it will still be less harmful than straightening your hair every day.
Who is it for?
A Brazilian blow dry treatment is best for hair that has been chemically treated. It is also suitable for hair that has been damaged or is very curly, frizzy and dry. Brazilian blow dry also lets people with dry and bad curls have hair which is luscious. It adds silkiness and moisture to the hair that has not been present before.
So, we can safely conclude that while the treatment itself is good for the hair, the manner in which the treatment can be harmful, for instance, using high heat and a high amount of formaldehyde overdoing it, is also important. As long as these three things are taken care of, Brazilian blow dry treatment is not damaging to the hair.