Thursday, December 16, 2010

I got a Brazilian!

Blowout, that is! Hehe! What were you thinking?! Yup, I took the plunge. There are a lot of BB deals in our area, and after I found one, I decided to just do it. As the day grew closer, I started my relentless research. The actual Brazilian Blowout brand is the one causing all the problems, however there are other BB treatments out there. The one used on me was called GJarrah. It also contains formaldehyde, but much much less than BB. As I was getting the treatment done, I was speaking with my hairdresser and she was telling me of the horror stories that came about from the BB brand. She was starting to have respiratory problems and knew a hairdresser who developed throat cancer?! Eek. She also mentioned that when they used the BB brand the salon would be filled with the gas. Uh, no thanks. So, she uses GJarrah. It's supposed to be similar, and have similar results. We'll see how long it lasts. She said 3 months using a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner (by the way, I loved that she was not pushy). And as some of you may know, I have curly hair, not a tight curl but a nice loose curl. And it's long. I actually just cut off 3 inches, and dyed it a nice mocha color. The color looks totally different in the pictures. Anywho, it takes forever to straighten, and with 2 kiddos that has become a rarity, so we'll see how this works. If it does, maybe I'll get it again. I'll keep you updated! And now for the before and after pics...


After: Day 1

1 comment:

MrsKBJ said...

Very pretty!!! Keep us updated on how you like it! What a treat it must be to not have to flat iron! I have the same type curly hair as you. These days it seems like a messy bun is my style. When I flat iron, I try to get a day or two before I wash.