About a month ago, I went to EPIC The Salon & Day Spa for a little hair pampering. I had my hair treated with the Brazilian Keratin Blowout to help “restore” my hair back to it’s healthier state. I know, it sounds like a mouthful… I knew about Brazilian blowouts and Keratin treatments, so I’m guessing what the salon was offering was a mash-up of the two. Btw, if you’re wondering, the salon is owned by my really good friend. Her mom wanted me to try out the treatment because she’s never seen anyone with as damaged hair as I did, so I was sort of like an experiment. How could I say no to a free treatment with people I can trust 100%?
So, what does a Brazilian Keratin Blowout do? Basically, from my own understanding, keratin is a sort of protein your hair has and loses when you undergo any damaging hair treatments such as dyeing it, bleaching it (that’s moi), getting perms, getting it straightened, etc. This blowout helps temporarily restore all that, helping your hair feel as if healthier as it was once before.
Below is a photo of my hair BEFORE the treatment, as well as my hair profile:
Basically, my hair was fried like no other. That’s what happens when you bleach your hair, and yes I’m not joking about the drying time of 6 or more hours. Once, it took a whole day.
So, overall, the process took at least 2 hours, maybe 3 tops.
They first had to wash my hair just to clean it a bit, and then they blow dried it a wee bit to make it less damp, and then the application process began. It stank, so they made me wear a mask for the duration of it. They had to coat each and every strand, so you can see what a tedious process it was. Afterwards, I just sat there talking to my friend DK while my hair was saturated in the treatment. The next step was a little alarming for me, they straightened my hair without washing the treatment off. The smoke from the straightener and product made my eyes hurt. I endured it, all for the sake of beauty. They straighten your hair with the product in it to help seal the product in, which is why the end result is straight hair. I was made to use a special shampoo to help the treatment last longer (Php 1,000) and you’re not allowed to wet your hair for 3 whole days.
So, it’s been a month since the treatment and I can say my hair is still feeling great and heaps healthier than before! This treatment is said to last at least 3 months…
I would definitely recommend this Brazilian Keratin Blowout! It’s quite pricey, EPIC The Salon & Day Spa had a promo for the treatment for only Php 1,499 (original cost is Php 8,000) which included a haircut and a manipedi! SUCH A STEAL. I would suggest you guys check out their Facebook page once in a while because they do have ongoing promos and keep your eye out for another Brazilian Keratin Blowout Treatment promo because I’m telling you, IT’S SO WORTH IT.
Things to take note:
1. Yes, it will make your hair straight… My bleaching has killed my curls entirely, so I’m fine with the end result of straight hair.
2. I don’t think you should get this done after getting a perm because you might lose your curls
3. If you don’t want straight hair, try looking for just a keratin treatment. I’m not sure if it will garner the same results, though.
I am definitely going to go back for more of this when the 3 months is up :-)