What is a Brazilian blow dry?
A Brazilian blow dry, also known as a Brazilian Keratin Treatment (BKT) or a Keratin Complex Treatment, is a hair straightening treatment that uses keratin to smooth and straighten the hair. The treatment involves applying a keratin solution to the hair, which is then blow-dried and flat-ironed to seal the keratin into the hair shafts. The result is smooth, straight hair that can last for several months. The treatment can also reduce frizz and improve the overall health of the hair.
How does a Brazilian blow dry work?
A Brazilian blow dry works by using a keratin solution to coat the hair shafts. Keratin is a protein that is naturally found in hair, skin, and nails. When applied to the hair, it helps to smooth and straighten the hair by filling in any gaps or damage in the hair shafts.The treatment typically starts with washing the hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove any product buildup or impurities from the hair. Next, the keratin solution is applied to the hair and worked through with a brush or comb. The hair is then blow-dried and flat-ironed at high heat to seal the keratin into the hair shafts. The heat activates the keratin, which helps to smooth and straighten the hair.After the treatment, the hair is rinsed and then blow-dried again. The hair is then left to cool down and set. The whole process usually takes around 2-3 hours depending on the hair length and thickness.It’s important to note that after the treatment, the keratin can’t be washed off and the hair can’t be tied or put in a ponytail for a period of time, usually 2-3 days, to allow the keratin to set in place.
What are the benefits of a Brazilian blow dry?
A Brazilian blow dry offers several benefits, including:
Straightening: The treatment can effectively straighten curly, wavy, or frizzy hair, leaving it smooth and shiny.Frizz reduction: Brazilian blow dry can help to reduce frizz and flyaways, giving the hair a more polished and sleek appearance.Improved hair health: Keratin is a protein that can strengthen and protect the hair, helping to improve its overall health and appearance.Low maintenance: Once the treatment is done, the hair is easy to manage, and it requires less styling time.Long-lasting: The treatment can last up to 3-4 months, depending on hair type and how well you care for it, which means less time and money spent on touch-ups and maintenance.Good for all hair types: Brazilian blow dry can be done on all hair types, including colored and chemically treated hair, as well as on any hair length.Less heat damage: Because the flat iron is used at a lower temperature than traditional straightening methods, there is less risk of heat damage to the hair.Ease of styling: Once the treatment is done, the hair is more manageable, and it takes less time to style it.