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Hairstyling/Brazilian Blowout


I have naturally curly/frizzy hair but when I use a GHD my hair is very sleek.
I would like to try out the Brazilian blowout but I am skeptical about the long term effects (of any)
Should I do it or not?
Will it spoil my hair as I like to have my hair curly sometimes but don't have time to flat iron.

Hi Carmen,

Your best bet is to have an in person consultation with a designer who actually performs the service. I mostly use Redken Shape Control, and a couple others occasionally, but I do not do the Brazilian specifically.  My personal opinion is formaldehyde free, including any formaldehyde derivatives, OR any that produce formaldehyde gas when the applied heat creates  steam, are not worth the health risks.

As far as your hair type goes, I always do an face to face consultation prior to any smoothing/straightening service to determine the condition if the hair.  Sometimes, we can perform the service immediately, other times, we chose to do a series if conditioning treatments before scheduling the service, and other times I recommend alternatives.  I cannot make those decisions without seeing the hair in person so I cannot tell you if it will damage your hair or not but I would strongly recommend looking into more than one straightening system and weighing  your options.

Check out Redken and Brocato, then compare them to the Brazilian. You may find some options you didn't know about.

Good luck,



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I can answer questions on all types of hairstyling, cutting, designing, coloring, corrective color, perming techniques,product knowledge, and in general, anything that has anything to do with hair. PLEASE NOTE: I am a professional designer and trainer. I do hair and teach advanced classes to licensed designers. I do not, under any circumstances, recommend doing chemical services including but not limited to relaxers, perms, color, highlights, or any other chemical service at home. I will not tell you how to use professional products nor will I tell you how to do your color at home. What I CAN do is arm you with current and accurate information and help you to be able to better communicate with your stylist/designer. I can also help you with what you need to do at home to maintain, protect, and treat your hair.


I have been a designer and educator for 31 years. I have been a salon consultant for Redken, affiliate trainer for ABBA Pure and Natural, Director of Education for my own salon and am currently a member of the design team and advanced trainer for my company. I specialize in corrective color, perming and style support, and image updates (make overs)

I have been actively licensed for 31 years. I actively participate in and teach cutting, perming, coloring, and business building classes. I am a REDKEN Certified Haircolorist, and REDKEN Specialist. I also have extensive training in Structure in Motion Cutting Techniques and Tigi Cutting.

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