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How a Blowout Smoothing System Works

Do you long for sleek smooth hair? Yet, the humidity turns your naturally curly locks into frizzy hair. You straighten your hair using a flat iron, but it is damaging your hair. If any of that sounds familiar, a blowout smoothing system, like a Brazilian Blowout, may be your solution.

All over the world, women with frizzy hair seeking smooth hair visit the hair salon for a Brazilian Blowout. A blowout results in smooth, shiny, straight hair that lasts 6 weeks. A blowout isn’t just for curly hair though; straight frizzy hair also benefits since a blowout smoothing system offers a smoother, sometimes thicker look similar to a salon blowout.

Brazilian Blowout

What is a blowout smoothing system?

A Brazilian Blowout is the best-known example of a blowout smoothing system. The process smooths and straightens the hair without damaging the hair follicles. A stylist bonds proteins to the outer layer of the hair.

A couple popular options for blowout smoothing include a Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment, an Express Blowout, and a Brazilian Blowout. All three result in silky smooth hair, there are a few key differences:

  • Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment – During this process the stylist applies a product that locks out frizz-causing humidity and reduces curl by sealing keratin into the cuticle. The results last up to five months depending on how fast your hair grows. The downside is that you need to keep the product in your hair for 72 hours according to your stylist’s instructions.
  • Express Blow Out – This is a faster way to smooth and straighten the hair. The process takes just an hour and you only need to leave the product in your hair for eight hours. Express Blowout results last up to six weeks.
  • Brazilian Blowout – This is similar to the Express Blow Out as the process lasts 90 minutes. Brazilian Blowout results typically last 11-12 weeks depending on how well you maintain your hair. The treatment is cumulative and tends to last longer with repeat treatments. Ask your stylist for personalized recommendations, but you typically return to your normal life once your stylist completes your Brazilian Blowout.

The best procedure for you varies depending on your needs and budget. Talk with an experienced stylist to see which option best suits your style.

What products are used during the treatment?

Clients often ask about the products used during a blowout smoothing treatment. The exact answer varies depending on the process. All blowout smoothing systems start with a clarifying shampoo since you must start with thoroughly clean hair.

Other key ingredients include keratin, protein, or amino acids since a big part of the process is to bond proteins to the outer layer of the hair.

Most smoothing processes release small amounts of a gas called formaldehyde. Many quality blowout systems release small amounts of formaldehyde similar to the amount released from nail polish. OSHA issued guidelines to protect the safety of the stylists, salon staff and clients. Make sure you choose a hair salon that is OSHA compliant, such as Mint Salon in Midtown, Atlanta.

What to do before your blowout smoothing

If you plan to color, perm, or straighten your hair then do it before your blowout smoothing treatment. If you use different hair care professionals for your treatments, be sure to inform each of your plans.

Some smoothing treatments like a Brazilian Blowout can brighten or intensify color treated hair. Many people love the look since the blowout intensifies shine, smoothness, and slightly boosts the color. However, your stylist needs to know prior that you are getting a blowout treatment, so he or she can make any necessary adaptations.

Maintaining your straight, shiny, smooth hair

Your post-treatment instructions vary by the treatment. For example, if you have a Brazilian Blowout you can immediately return to normal activities. On the other hand, a Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment requires that you wait 72 hours before shampooing your hair. Be sure to follow the specific instructions from your stylist.

Also, ask your stylist for tips on how to protect your new style. Usually, you will need to use sodium and sulfate-free products so be sure to ask which shampoo, conditioner, and styling products help maintain your style for longer.

The key to a successful blowout smoothing treatment is finding a skilled stylist at the right hair salon. Mint Salon gives Midtown Atlanta residents the smooth, shiny hair they desire. Schedule an appointment with one of our skilled stylists. Call 404-724-9669



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