So I asked Cami the last time I was at Lotus Den getting my gray hair all touched up and I asked the difference between the two. I also asked how much they charge for a Brazilian Blowout for my hair length and thickness. $200! (keep in mind each hair type will be different so it may be slightly more or less, it is just for the story’s sake that I tell you my number). Their normal price for a REAL Brazilian Blowout was about the same as what the DAILY DEALS at many other salons were calling a Brazilian Blowout, but really was not! I then asked if I needed some fancy shampoo, conditioner, and products to keep in fresh – she told me any sulfate free shampoo (including drug store sulfate free shampoo) would be fine. So I saved a commission bonus check and saved my ‘clothing envelope’ money to apply towards this fancy schmancy treatment. Now even though $200 is ‘reasonable’ for a Brazilian Blowout treatment – it was A LOT for us – so I was a bit nervous…..
I’m gonna have to find some way to make a little extra money (or save a little extra money) – because this has been the PERFECT thing for my hair and I am gonna ‘need’ this treatment a couple times a year for sure! My hair used to be one of two ways – frizzy and gross or I had spent well over an hour blow drying and flat ironing it (most of the time I did not have enough time to do this – so I went with frizzy and gross).
NOW – it air dries FAST and with significantly less frizz – when I use a blow dryer it takes maybe 10 minutes to be COMPLETELY dry and I really don’t need to use product or a flat iron, if I do it is just a couple quick runs through, but nothing like before!
I was able to wash and style it immediately. It is a chemical process – they kept the doors open and a fan on for circulation and it was really fine – no worse than the Keratin treatment. Certainly no worse than the at home perms my mom used to give me in middle school (oh yes, we did our early 90s spiral perms at home). I liked that I was able to wash the product off quickly and when I do blow dry it, it does not seem to have the chemically burn off that the other treatment did.
I am writing this for a couple reasons –
1) To encourage you NOT to get a Keratin treatment, I see NO benefit – it was AWFUL.
2) To help you not accidentally get a Keratin treatment. (Make sure to read the fine print on daily deals and always call the salon and read the yelp reviews before purchasing!)
3) I’m not necessarily trying to encourage anyone to get a Brazilian Blowout if they didn’t want one to begin with – but I LOVE what it has done to my hair texture and styling time. Make sure you go to a Brazilian Blowout Certified Salon (like Lotus Den)
4) To shamelessly plug the ladies at Lotus Den Hair Studio – they do an amazing job and their prices are very reasonable. So many San Diego Deals and Steals readers are already fans!
Again, just my opinions, but I thought some might find it helpful!
Enjoy ~ Kate
Image Credit Brazilian Blowout