Sunday, August 08, 2010

Hair News

I recently splurged on myself and got a Brazilian Blowout.
I was talking to friends about it at a pool party July 4th, and someone said it was worthwhile to spend money on your hair.
After all, when your hair looks good, you feel good.
So I was motivated to give it a try.

My hair is naturally wavy, but I tend to like it best when it's dried straight.
The problem is that I just never want to take the time to labor over a blow dryer (much less a flat iron).
I tend to just let it air dry, but then it has a tendency to frizz, and that's so not attractive.

I actually did blow dry here, only kind of half-assed in the back.
The split ends are ridiculous.

This pic looks a lot like my hair cut way back in December (way too long ago. The blog post is actually the first time I started seeing this particular stylist), but it was only flat-ironed then.
This is having a keratin conditioning treatment ironed in.

You can't really tell in the photo, but my stylist refused to add highlights this time (I loved what he did last time) because it's too damaging.
Instead, he added lowlights, to mimic the look of highlights
I have to admit I'm not happy with the color this time--it feels too dark and flat.
My natural color is strawberry blonde, and the stylist usually does a great job of getting my hair back to its natural color.
Age, unfortunately, makes it too ashy (and some grays too, sigh...).
I need to trim more off the length next time too.
What I really need is a STYLE, but I haven't a clue what that should be.

So was the Brazilian worth it?
Well, yes and no.
First off, my stylist gave me a special deal, so it wasn't the $350 to $650 usual price (gasp!).
Initially, I felt like (to quote my mom) a drowned rat.
The treatment left my hair limp and lifeless and too flat on my head.
As I've washed it though, the body has returned, but without the frizz, so I like that.
For that reason, I'll probably do it again in four months (the length of time this is supposed to last).
And yeah, I still often just let it air dry, but now it's drying a lot nicer and tamer, so that's a good thing.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

the 2nd pic. both the smooth style and color is much better. just my thoughts.

4:58 PM  
Blogger woof nanny said...

@ Anonymous: well, yes, because I got it cut, so it looks better regardless (especially so overdue). But I was just explaining about the Brazilian. Thanks for reading my blog and commenting.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

From the back Barb, your hair looks just like Michelle Phillips from the Mamas and Papas. I like it.

3:48 PM  
Blogger katie jean said...

wow! I have never heard of this! At first I thought you were talking about a different kind of brazilian ;)

11:06 PM  

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