Brazilian Blowout (BB) vs. Brazilian Keratin Treatment (BKT)
1. Who is the best candidate for the BB?
The Brazilian Blowout is effective on all hair types; thick, thin, dry, chemically damaged, blondes, brunettes, straight, or curly. This professional treatment improves the health of the hair by conditioning while smoothing the cuticle to eliminate frizz and create radiant shine.
2. Can I still receive a BB if I have highlights and/or color?
Yes, the Brazilian Blowout will actually improve health of color-treated/highlighted hair by conditioning the hair while sealing the cuticle for enhanced color, reduced frizz and radiant shine.
3. Is the BB going to make my hair straight?
If your hair is wavy, the Brazilian Blowout will make your hair appear naturally straight and healthy. If your hair is very curly, it will minimize frizz while enhancing the appearance of the natural wave/curl. If you have straight, frizzy hair, this treatment will eliminate frizz and promote radiant shine.
4.How long does the BB last?
The Brazilian Blowout will last for 10-12 weeks if the After-Care Maintenance product line is used. The Brazilian Blowout is a cumulative treatment, in that the more you receive it, the healthier the hair will be and the longer the result will last.
5.Can you apply the BB directly on top of other relaxers and strengtheners?
Yes. The Brazilian Blowout actually works best on chemically treated hair, and helps to improve the hairs condition by fortifying each strand with essential proteins and conditioners.
6.Will my hair lose volume if I receive the BB?
No, your hair will not lose volume as a result of receiving the Brazilian Blowout. Your hair will maintain its natural volume and you will still receive great bend and memory when blow-drying and/or using a curling iron.
7.Will my hair return to its original state after the BB has completed its life cycle?
Yes, the hair will revert to its original state once the Brazilian Blowout treatment has completed its life cycle of 10-12 weeks, however, the condition of the hair will actually improve as a result of the fortifying and conditioning nature of the product.
8.Can you color your hair the same day you receive a BB?
Yes, however, you must color your hair prior to having the Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment. If you are coloring hair dark brunette or red, you will want to color the hair a shade darker than you otherwise would, as the hair color will experience fading during the Brazilian Blowout treatment.
9.Can you swim in the pool or ocean after you have the BB?
Yes, you can swim in either the pool or the ocean after you receive the Brazilian Blowout treatment, however, the treatment may be slightly compromised if you swim on a regular basis. It is recommended that you apply the Smoothing Serum on the hair prior to swimming in order to act as a protective barrier to maintain the smoothest possible result for the longest period of time.
10.How soon can you touch up your color after you receive the BB?
You should wait at least two weeks to administer color to the hair after you receive the Brazilian Blowout, as the color will not deposit as effectively with the protein protective barrier delivered by the smoothing treatment.
11.How soon can I wash my hair after the BB?
You can wash your hair immediately after the Brazilian Blowout treatment, or as you would normally.
12.Can you perform a BB on extensions?
Yes, the Brazilian Blowout performs perfectly on hair extensions. Brazilian Blowout solution acts as a conditioning agent, and may create slip resulting in the extensions separating from the hair.
13.Can I receive a BB if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
There have been no clinical tests performed on the safety of performing the Brazilian Blowout on pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding. As a result, it is advised against pregnant or breastfeeding women receiving the Brazilian Blowout treatment.
1. Can you do the BKT over Japanese straightening?
Yes. You can do the treatment over any kind of straightening.
2. Is BKT a relaxer ?
No. It is a treatment based of keratin that naturally straightens your hair.
3. Can you do the BKT after color?
Yes. For better results it is recom-mended only after you color your hair.
4. Can you do the BKT on top of relaxed hair?
Yes. You can do the treatment over any previously relaxed hair.
5. Can you do the BKT on pre-viously chemically treated hair?
Yes. You can do the treatment over any chemical.
6. Can you do the BKT on highlighted hair?
Yes. You can do the highlights and do the treatment right after.
7. Can you do on virgin hair?
Yes. But it wont last as long as a previously colored or chemically treated hair.
8. Can you do the BKT on children, if yes, what ages?
Yes. Recommended age on children is 6 and over.
9. Can I color my hair and do the BKT?
Yes. It is recommended you color the hair first.
10. Can I color my hair after the BKT?
Yes. It is recommended to do so only 2 weeks after you have done the treatment.
11. Can I wash my hair after the BKT, and when?
Yes, but only 4 whole days after you have done the treatment.
12. Can I wear a ponytail or tie my hair?
No, only 4 days after doing the treatment.
13. What should I do if my hair gets wet during the first 2 days?
Blow dry immediately.
14. Can I go into the pool or ocean after the BKT?
After one week.Always wet hair and apply conditioner before swimming and rinse well after.
15. How long will the BKT stay on my hair?
2 months on virgin hair, and 3-4 on any other type of hair.
16. What shampoo can I use after doing the treatment?
I recommend the shampoo and conditioner that goes with the BKT because it does not contain Sodium Chloride, and it also has Keratin and UV protection, but the most important factor is to use a shampoo that DOES NOT have sodium chloride.
17. Do I have to do touch-ups on my next visit or the whole head?
The whole head.
18. When should I have the BKT done again?
3 months or as needed.
19. Can I do the BKT every month?
20. Should I cut my hair before the treatment?
No. I recommend cutting your hair afterwards, so this way I can
trim the dead ends at the end of the treatment.
21. Can I use any hair-spray, gel, mousse, or any other hair products on my hair during the 4 day period?
22. If I get any ridges in my hair when I sleep, what should I do?
Use either a blow dryer or flat iron to straighten out the ridge in the hair.
23. Can I do the BKT while pregnant or nursing ?
It is not recommended by the FDA.
24. Can a infant be present while the BKT its being done?
No. Because the smell may irritate the child.