Researching Keratin Treatments and Brazilian blowouts since 2007. I heard all the stories good and bad and was close to do it once before with QOD but I backed out.
See, as I have been obssessed with my 3a/3b curls since I was 4 I have noticed that summer is the worst time for my hair. I have new growth and the humidity does not help in the least, so I walk around with my hair being a puffy mess. That is when I was really tempted to get a Brazilian Blowout done. Soon into my research it would be autumn and my hair would calm down a lot so I was back to being overall content with it.
This year I decided to go blonde, a big step considering I have brown/black hair and I knew that it needed a little TLC. I took excelent care of it and got nothing more than the few split ends that you would expect. My hair was shiny, soft, and utterly unmanageable. I could only wear it in braids or buns. Pony tails looked horrid, not to mention I still had a color correction for brassy tones to get done.
Enter QBS's Queraliss. This thing is WONDERFUL, it has all the effects of a formaldehyde heavy treatments but none of the cons.
Let me break it down:
1. Application: Quick and easy. I have BSL hair and it took my stylist a little under 3 hours to finish.
2. Fumes: Very very very minimal. It only fumed a bit stingy when it was first applied on my hair then the fumes disappeared and when it was flat ironed (@ 375 Degrees on my very processed hair) it was very little. It also smells like pina colada.
3. Setting Period: You can wash it out after 48 hours but I decided to wait 72. My stylist had me come in every day to flat iron the sweat, kinks, and drool I might have gotten on it.
4. Results: I got it washed yesterday and then blow dried it. It feels great and baby soft. The curl has relaxed down to a pretty S pattern but I have not seen my full head yet, just the front.
I will post pictures of my hair (mostly) air dried over the weekend. I am happy to answer any questions.