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Old 07-02-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
 
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Default Brazilian Blowout that was way too strong

A year ago I received my first Brazilian Blowout and immediately new it was stronger than I wanted. I just wanted to smooth my hair out not straighten it, but it would wash away right? Wrong! It's been a year and my ends are still straight!! I had another Brazilian blowout in April (by someone else) which means I now have three textures in my hair. Natural, curly and straight ! It's worse than transitioning, at least that was only two. I went to two salons and asked them to just cut it off and they wouldn't because my hair is very healthy right now and it would be a lot for them to cut, but do you know how difficult it is creating one unified look with three different textures! Anyone have any suggestions, before I try to cut my own hair (bad, that would be very bad)? Anyone else encounter this before? Please help, thanks.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:59 PM   #2
 
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If it were me i'd insist on the cut. Save yourself some agony and let the new growth grow out healthy from the get go.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:36 AM   #3
 
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Welcome! The high temperature of the flat iron used in keratin straightening is damaging and can permanently alter the curl pattern - I think it's 450F for the Brazilian Blowout. If the keratin straightener won't shift with sulphate shampoos with added salt I'd cut the straight ends off and leave just natural and curly.

"Stage 2: At 160-175 degrees C (320 -347F)
Hair undergoes a glass transition phase (meaning the hair begins to flow as hot glass would). Plastic deformation is possible (meaning in a 'normal' hydrated state, hair is elastic and can stretch and return back to its original length. Hair does also have temporary plasticity which is why styles like roller sets, twist outs/knot outs can occur. However at this heating stage, the plasticity is NOT temporary, the hair may return to a 'normal' looking state but it will not be exactly the same)

Stage 3: Between 215 and 235 degrees C ( 419-455F)
The keratin in hair has a natural twist to it knows as an alpha helix (α-helix). This twist is present in all keratin, whether straight hair or curly hair. At this stage the helices of the hair protein melt (not reversible).
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THE NATURAL HAVEN: Straightening Facts :How hot is too hot?

Looking or feeling healthy is not the same as hair being healthy, damage can occur to the core protein structure, the protective cuticle or both plus some products and ingredients are excellent at disguising damage.

Plenty of people successfully cut their own hair, you can use a Crea Clip or ponytail method (see YouTube), just take a little off at a time.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
 
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Thank you both for your responses. I think I'm going to try washing the ends with a sulfate shampoo (hopefully my Mom still has some so I don't have to buy any...or maybe I can borrow a little from a neighbor ) see if that helps at all. And if it doesn't creaclip it is. But I still may have someone else do it I really don't trust myself with scissors, I'd be the fool that ends up cutting above the clip somehow . I don't understand the concept of not giving a client what they want/thinking you know them better than they know themselves. And now reading that the hair can be damaged but look healthy
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:29 PM   #5
 
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How long is each section of texture? how much will you have left if you take off the straight hair. I think that stylists worry that people will freak after they realize how short their hair is. I havea history of changing my length.. i like to grow it long, then cut it short.. donating the hair if I can - the first couple of times the stylists worried that i would freak - "are you sure you want to do this? It will be so short!" The third time I went in confident and explained exactly what I wanted and that i had it short before and loved it. They were so worried -the one cutting was timid, and others were looking on like they were waiting for me to get upset. Moral of my story - go to a different stylist, and walk in there confident, with a pic of a short style you like. If you come across upset or worried about the short hair, they're not going to want to be responsible for making you cry!
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Current products:
YTCucs Color Protection Low poo
GVP Conditioning Balm
Random gels - not sure which ones I like, if any at this point!


HG Summer Routine:
poo - TMW Hydrate
RO & LI - Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
Leave in Products: CHSCK & LALMG
PT - CJ RM
DT - EVCO

Currently trying to figure out a winter routine and transition to a less harsh "poo" for summer.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:34 PM   #6
 
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I had this happen when I was in my Brazilian keratin addiction. It ruined my hair, and when I got it redone it was never uniform. Had to chop off a ton of hair and regrow it. I learned even flat ironing with a "good" iron was permanently damaging my hair. So I am just letting it grow. I will never do. Bkt ever again.

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