Several months ago, I wrote about getting my first Brazilian Blowout. It was time consuming to get one, and kind of expensive as well. I left the salon that day with several questions, including would it last, and what’s the best way to maintain it.
The first answer is yes, my Brazilian has lasted! I have made it through an entire hot, humid, sultry, wet, Florida Summer without my hair getting frizzy. And, it keeps its straightness.
Now that I’ve had it awhile, I’m going to share with you my best tips for maintaining your Brazilian Blowout. This post contains affiliate links.
Maintaining your Brazilian Blowout
I’m very pleased with how well mine has held up, and I’m definitely glad I got it. But it doesn’t come without maintenance. There are some things you have to do to help keep the results going.
It starts with the Blowout Products
Of course it’s also important to use the original Brazilian Blowout products as well. This makes the blowout last twice as long. From what I was able to research, you can get it to last up to five months if you use their products.
I use the original Brazilian Blowout Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo & Conditioner 12oz bottles
Both the shampoo and conditioner are Acai and anti-frizz products. It’s important to use these products because it helps protect the hair color, making it last longer, and locks in the heat keratin process from your original blowout.
After using the shampoo (use twice if necessary), and using the conditioner, make sure to use Brazilian Blowout Ionic Bonding Spray Step 3 (3.4oz/100ml) before blow drying your hair.
This activates with heat, and continues to seal in the hair cuticle, thus making your original blowout last twice as long. I think when you get an expensive salon treatment like this, it’s worth it to use the right products and help maximize how long it lasts.
When you first get out of the shower
When I get out of the shower, I immediately comb through the thick layers of my hair with this wide toothed comb
Breezelike Sandalwood Hair Comb – No Static Handmade Wide Tooth Comb – Natural Wooden Detangling Comb with Gift Box
Wide tooth combs are great for separating the hair while its wet- but not tearing or breaking it. This particular comb is 7” long, so its easy to hold and comb and detangle your hair. The wooded teeth feel really good on your scalp almost like its massaging it as you are using it.
Couldn’t we all use some pampering from time to time?
Make sure you have a good brush
To style your hair, you’re also going to need a really good round hairbrush. I have no idea how I’ve lived most of my adult life without ever owning one of these, but here is the one I picked up after getting my blowout- Blow out Round HairBrush with Natural Boar Bristles for Blow Drying | Straightening| Curling – Best Styling Brush for Medium Length Hair or Want Wavy | Curled Hair (1.7″)
I really like this brush because as you can see, the barrel is vented allowing twice as much air to pass through, thus drying your hair twice as fast.
This brush also comes in three different sizes, to be selected based on straight, wavy or curly hair. So check which one you want accordingly.
The bristles are actually boar bristles. This material is really good because when brushing your hair, it distributes the hair’s natural oils, leaving a soft and smooth finish.
You also need a good Hair Dryer
One thing to know is that you need a good hair dryer. I started with one I’ve had a long time, but it was more of a travel size hair dryer. So I decided to replace it with something a little more robust, that would work to help make my Brazilian Blowout last as long as it was supposed to.
This definitely did the trick. This hair dryer comes with two speeds and six heat settings. And it’s lightweight, weighing just a little over three pounds.
Using the diffuser attachment, I’m able to keep my hair super smooth, with no frizz. My old dryer didn’t have this.
Like many higher end hair dryers these days, it uses negative ions which allows your hair to dry twice as fast. I told my husband about this, and he thought I was making it up. But I had him google it, and it’s true.
A small investment for Protecting and Maintaining your Brazilian Blowout
Have you gotten a Brazilian Blowout? Are you using the same products for maintaining your Brazilian Blowout?
Let me know what you’re doing to prolong and maintain your Blowout in the comments.