As a client, trying to distinguish between the Keratin Treatment and Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment can be tricky and this can make choosing the most appropriate treatment for your personal needs particularly difficult. It is essential you receive the right information before you commit to any kind of smoothing or straightening treatment. In today’s blog, we will talk about: What both Treatments Have in Common, How Are The Two Treatments Different?/Best Candidates, And The Results on Different Types of Hair and Convenience...

What both Treatments Have in Common:

While both treatments make hair appear straighter, neither of these treatments is permanent, such as Japanese straightening treatments or hair relaxers which are known to permanently alter the structure of the hair. Both treatments create protein layer around the hair shaft which smoothes the cuticle and makes the hair look more beautiful. Both smoothing treatments help fight humidity, create reflective shine, and improve hair manageability. Each treatment may take up to two hours to complete. They also cut down the time needed for everyday styling. With either treatment, you need to wash hair less frequently to prevent washing out the treatments from hair.

You also need to use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to maintain the results longer. As for coloring, Keratin treatments actually helps to seal in the pigment from permanent color, semi-permanent color or highlights, making your color last longer and appear more vibrant. If you choose to have color applied after the treatment, we recommend waiting at least two weeks.

How Are The Two Treatments Different?/Best Candidates:

One of our stylists will be able to recommend the most suitable treatment for your hair based on your hair type and needs. Is your hair thick, curly, frizzy, or simply difficult to control? Is excess volume an issue you wish to address?

A keratin treatment will calm unruly hair, creating a much straighter and sleeker appearance. This is the right option for hair that is overly curly and overly voluminous. The treatment will reduce the volume and make hair far easier to manage. A keratin treatment would not be recommended for use on hair that is already straight, fine or thin as it tends to further reduce the volume.

If your aim is to keep volume and movement while also making the hair frizz-free and more manageable, then a Brazilian Blowout may be a more suitable choice. This treatment performs well with fine to medium texture, and some slight waves or curls. Brazilian Blowout can also be suitable for transitioning hair textures if a keratin treatment, relaxers, or Japanese straightening treatment has been applied previously.

Results on Different Types of Hair:

Following a keratin treatment hair will have a much smoother, straighter appearance and reduced volume. The frizz is eliminated from your hair for up to 3 months.

After a Brazilian Blowout treatment your hair will be frizz-free, but as this is a “lighter” option compared to keratin treatment your hair will be less straight and sleek. Wavy hair will be straighter with more of a natural wave look and added body. If you have curly hair, it will retain its natural curls, but they will be softer, frizz-free, and easier to control. Styling your hair with straightening irons or blow drying it straight will be easier and produce better results than before.

Convenience:

Some would say, the Brazilian Blowout is a more convenient option because the results are almost instant. A Brazilian blowout treatment is complete when you leave our salon and your results are visible right after the service. Your hair can be washed that same day, and you can also freely style your hair.

After a keratin treatment there are certain precautions that must be followed. After you leave our salon, there is a waiting period of 24 to 72 hours to rinse your hair. This is to ensure your treatment is successful. You should also avoid sweating, tying your hair back, tucking your hair behind your ears, or any style that may cause a kink to develop in your hair.

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