Brazilian Keratin Hair Straigtener
Brazilian Keratin is a hair straightening treatment that is preferred by many women who are looking for a straight sleek solution to their frizzy or curly hair woes.This hair straightening technique is quite different from other types of straightening treatments such as relaxers and other chemical hair straighteners. It is suitable for women with Caucasian and African America hair types. It can also be used on various types of chemically treated hair so even if you hair has colors or hi-lights or is bleached, permed or relaxed you can still use the treatment. In fact the Brazilian Keratin treatment is the antidote for hair that is damaged, dry, dull and frizzy. It repairs damaged hair and coats the hair shaft by forming a protective layer to prevent any further damage to the hair. In fact your hair is made up of keratin and the keratin found in hair is called hard keratin which is an insoluble protein that contains 18 various types of amino acids.
The Keratin Brazilian hair treatment made is made from a soluble keratin protein it restores the natural keratin in the hair and this makes the hair healthier. Additionally the keratin found in the Brazilian Keratin treatment contains conditioning and replenishing properties that also make the hair frizz free. Keratin is not a strong chemical and as such does not have any adverse effects on the hair since it does not restructure the chemical properties of the hair shaft like a chemical hair relaxer. Regular hair straighteners usually contain chemicals which alter the physical structure of the hair cuticle and penetrate the hair shaft and deposit the chemicals into the hair to make it permanently straight. However the Brazilian Keratin hair straightener does not alter the hair structure by penetrating the hair cuticle but instead by coating the hair shaft which makes it a semi-permanent hair straightener. In addition to making the hair straight this treatment also makes the hair more manageable, soft and silky in texture. Other benefits of using this treatment include less time spent blow drying the hair and better results when using a flat iron.
Brazilian Blowout Straightener
The Brazilian Blowout hair straightening treatment offers similar results like the Brazilian Keratin treatment including straight, sleek, shiny, manageable frizz-free hair. The Brazilian Blowout is extremely popular and includes a line of products such as the Brazilian Blowout Zero and the Brazilian Blowout Original. The Brazilian Blowout Zero is a professional smoothing treatment which the manufacturer claims has 0% formaldehyde and uses a plant derived “KeraSafe” bonding system. The Brazilian Blowout Original is the first product the company introduced to the market and this product has come under fire by the FDA as well as OSHA because it allegedly contains formaldehyde although the manufacturer claims it does not. Formaldehyde is a chemical that can be harmful to anyone who comes into direct contact with it or uses it for any type of hair application, it is also associated with causing cancer and is relatively unsafe to use.
Pros & Cons
The Brazilian Keratin and the Brazilian Blowout both offer the same results and are well known for delivering its claims of straight, sleek, frizz free hair. However there are pros and cons for each product. The pros are quite obvious in that both products offer good results when it comes to getting the hair straight and eliminating the frizz. The Brazilian Keratin treatment has a longer application time than the Brazilian Blowout treatment; the Keratin treatment can take as much as two to three hours to apply to the hair while the Blowout can be applied in an hour or less. Both hair treatments are relatively expensive with prices ranging from $150 to $400 but some people feel it is worth the cost. One of the major cons of the Brazilian Blowout is that it contains formaldehyde which as previously stated is a dangerous chemical. It is also important to note that when you are buying or using a Brazilian Keratin treatment to ensure that it genuine and it should be made from oxidized keratin and not hydrolyzed keratin.