Is the Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Treatment Good for Black Hair?

Ok, so ya’ll know I’m never really for straightening the hair with any kind of chemical or so called natural straightener. I’m still not. But this article is very interesting. It’s about the Brazilian Blowout technique that women have been raving about to straighten their hair. As I’ve said in the past, a hot comb or a blow dryer in moderation are the only 2 methods that I tolerate if you just have to straighten your hair for a change, but I’d prefer those not to be used either if one can help it.

Read the article & leave a comment to let me know what you think. Also if you’ve tried the Brazilian Blowout let us know what your results were. Peace 🙂

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher for & Master Loctician

Is the Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Treatment Good for Black Hair?

Beauty editors of the other persuasion have been singing the praises of the Brazilian Blowout. But is it good for Black Hair?

Having heard of the treatment and knowing fellow beauty bloggers who have had the treatment done but never trying it out myself (sounds too expensive for my blood…lol), I dug in to do some research.

Turns out the ‘Brazilian Blowout’ is actually a trademarked name. According to, it’s often misconstrued and explained wrong as there are a number of “Brazilian” hair techniques on the market at the moment. In fact they ask you to not confuse the process which uses keratin with processes that use formaldehyde. Yes, formaldehyde–the stuff used to embalm dead bodies. *shivers*

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6 thoughts on “Is the Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Treatment Good for Black Hair?

  1. This kind of hair treatment endeavors to straighten the
    frizzled curls and wavy locks by usibg Keratin with heatted flat irons into
    the hair cuticle. These therapies are successful for all hair types which includes chemically handled hair.

    As a result, natural keratin iss restored and rejuvnated givijg the hair smooth and silky feel.

  2. Um – NO! I grew my hair out to it’s napptural texture because I wanted to get AWAY from chemicals and excessive heat. Subjecting my hair to this kind of heat on even a semi-regular basis goes against what I’ve spent the last 3 years doing.

    No thank you – I’ll keep my starter locs and grow them out into mature locs!

  3. I think I would pass on that! And I thought the point in being natural was to enjoy your natural kinky hair. To me this process still goes back to the same basics of a perm just with out so many chemicals; and that is to make our natural African American hair look like that of another ethic group. I would say it’s ultimately depends on the person and the purpose they have, but me no I would never put my hair thru anymore processes to look a certain way. I Love my kinky hair!

  4. Hi,
    I live in Brazil and I know plenty of black women who only use these Keratin based straighteners to straighten their hair.
    I use it to, in fact i think most women do in Brazill because it’s great for humidity.
    The Formaldheyde thing is a bit of a myth, and in fact most treatments don’t conatin any dangerous chemicals at all. Especially the ones out here, where Government controls are much tighter than in the States.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say nice article and don’t be put off trying the Brazilian Blowout, it’s great.


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