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#532510 - 12/04/09 08:41 AM Re: Brazilian Blowout or Japanese Straightening? [Re: jewelcat]
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keratin CANNOT be damaging to your hair. It's basically sealing ur hair cuticles so the MORE u do it the BETTER it is for your hair.

I'm thinking choco scent and regular is just a difference in scent



whereas the japanese/korean straightening is "killing" ur hair and making it believe it has to stay straight. I've done only the japanese and no hair was "killed" or fried and looks GREAT. \:\)



My friend tried both and she said the at home KERATIN treatment (she never got the salon but she DID get japanese at the salon) gave her the same results as the japanese straightening method. Her MIL helped her since she couldn't do it herself? (her MIL is great \:D )



anyway it's worth giving a try!!! u might not end up with super straight hair but more like u were BORN with straight hair, so think soft silky SHINY hair with a slight wave if anything!!!!!





oh and it DEFINITELY WORKS on frizzy hair. It totally KILLS frizz \:D


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#532511 - 12/04/09 08:43 AM Re: Brazilian Blowout or Japanese Straightening? [Re: jewelcat]
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info about the brazilian keratin treatment/blowout

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_hair_straightening

Brazilian hair straightening
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Brazilian Hair Keratin Straightening (also called escova progressiva, keratin straightening, brazilian blowout or BKT) is a method of temporarily straightening hair by sealing the hair with a liquid keratin and formaldehyde solution with a flat iron.

The Brazilian Keratin Treatment is a long term blow dry for hair that lasts about three months. It is designed for people who have curly or frizzy hair but would like a straighter appearance. Pioneered in Brazil,the Brazilian Keratin Treatment is said to be able to be performed on all types of chemically treated hair (bleached, hi-lights, coloured, permed, relaxed or previously straightened). It is used on frizzy, damaged, unhealthy, dull and mistreated hair.

The system is said to eliminate any frizz, unruly curls and waves without making it too flat like other treatments such as the Japanese Yuko System. The technique of the application is similar to the Yuko System in a way that the straightening irons are used to close the product into the hair cuticle, but it's not as strong and there aren't the problems with re-growth as the treatment gradually washes out over time

Treatments last around 10 weeks and repeating the treatment every few months will allow retreatment of the new growth. This system does not guarantee completely straight hair.


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#532512 - 12/04/09 08:44 AM Re: Brazilian Blowout or Japanese Straightening? [Re: Socaligurl80]
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now for the japanese straightening

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_hair_straightening

Japanese hair straightening, also known as thermal reconditioning or Yuko, is a method for permanently straightening human hair. Whereas other straightening procedures involve applying relaxers to smooth out the hair, in Japanese hair straightening the hair is treated with chemicals, then separated into sections. Each section is ironed, rinsed, and blow dried. The procedure takes from one to eight hours depending on the length, thickness and condition of the hair.[1] The effect is permanent, though new hair growth is unaffected. Yuko is not advisable on bleached hair or other hair that has had similar chemical treatments done to it. However when used on healthy hair it has been known to strengthen and even improve the condition of the hair.

This treatment involves applying a specialized water, known as Phi-ten, to a patented chemical formula. Phi-ten water is created through a process know as PHILD. Developed by Phi-ten chemists. The water contains gold molecules which are electrically stable. The result, notably when combined with heat, is an increase in the ability of the hair to absorb nutrients and moisturizing agents rapidly and effectively.


Hair expert Yuko Yamashita is the creator of the YUKO Hair Straightening system. Yamashita's system was granted a patent in Japan in 1995, and she opened her first specialist hair straightening salon in 1996. Since then she has trained a number of hair specialist in the Yuko method. One of the first people to make this service available in the UK was Christian B. Toth who trained under Yuko herself.


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#532513 - 12/04/09 08:46 AM Re: Brazilian Blowout or Japanese Straightening? [Re: Socaligurl80]
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I would definitely try OK keratin, and see if you like the results (or any other keratin I'm just recommending the one my friend got)


Then if you like, I would seek other PERMANENT options like the yuko system, korean magic straight, japenese straigtening, etc etc


Hope this helped!!!!


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#532515 - 12/04/09 08:48 AM Re: Brazilian Blowout or Japanese Straightening? [Re: Socaligurl80]
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HOW TO APPLY KERATIN (BRAZILIAN DIY)

source: http://ezinearticles.com/?What-is-a-Brazilian-Keratin-Treatment?&id=716523

If you have curly hair, the Brazilian Hair Straightening is the perfect solution for you. It has Keratin in it, which makes the Brazilian Hair Straightening one of the best ways to straighten your hair.

This is a very effective hair straightening solution. It makes the natural negative ions help form micro articles from the water molecules. This enables the solution to get inside the hair shaft, and that too, without doing any harm to the hair.

The reason why the Brazilian Hair Straightening is a better option than the Japanese straightener is that the latter has a high alkaline content that has the potential to harm the structure of your hair.

The effects of this lasts for approximately three to four months, after which your hair looks like before.

This product works wonders on curly and wavy hair. In fact, the Brazilian Hair Straightening gives you the option of choosing a color for your hair during straightening. Moreover, there is no hassle about hair breakage because this product is for temporary action. The chemical does not affect the internal construct of your hair. It only works on the cuticle and does not get into the cortex, thereby enabling great action by the keratin.

If you are still wondering whether to try the treatment or not, here a more reasons why you should give it a try:


The application is hassle free and it saves a lot of your time.
The product is safe and does not harm your hair, even if a chemical has treated it previously.

It gives the user beautiful straight hair.

Given below is a simple application process:


Shampoo the customer’s hair but do not apply any conditioner because the product itself consists of keratin.
Segregate the hair into four neat sections.
The solution is to be applied at the scalp and then comb it well so that the solution spreads throughout.
After one section has been done, clip it and go on to the next section.
When the product has been applied to every part of your head, then blow-dry your hair, beginning from the nape.
The last step consists of flat ironing the four subsections properly.

Chocolate Deep Conditioning

This treatment is ideal for the client who wants strong and healthy hair. Here is how to do it:


The product is a shampoo that contains keratin. It is free from chemicals like sodium chloride.
Wet the hair and then put the solution on the scalp. For about five minutes, gently massage the head and then wash with warm water.
After the wash, put a mask on the saturated hair and blow dry for ten minutes. Following the drying, wash the mask away with warm water.
Anti-Frizz lotion- to get the right style for the client, apply a small amount of this solution to wet hair and create the style that the client likes.
At last, when all is done, put the finishing touch with a little bit of serum in the hair.

This treatment is well worth the investment for the shine, the ease, and the look of your after the beautiful treatment.


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#532516 - 12/04/09 08:51 AM Re: Brazilian Blowout or Japanese Straightening? [Re: Socaligurl80]
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i'm totally not trying to start a debate about this. i will just say that i've gotten three "magic straights" down - once in korea, twice in the states. in my humble opinion, it is not the same. the last time i got it done, i paid 250 without tip and she totally fried my hair. it was horrible - i had to cut it off and start over!

also the second to last time i got it done, it was not wash and wear ... for some reason both korean salons i went to (which were reputable salons in tx) had techs that either didn't know how to do it or .... well, yeah, they just didn't know how to do it.

i'd rather pay the extra 300 to go to someone who knows what they are doing and are licensed to do the actual japanese treatment.

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#532517 - 12/04/09 08:52 AM Re: Brazilian Blowout or Japanese Straightening? [Re: Socaligurl80]
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a nice link to see results!!! for Brazilian blowout

http://amominredhighheels.com/brazilian-keratin-hair-treatment/




sorry I get so enthusiastic because I'm hair crazy!! \:D


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#532518 - 12/04/09 08:58 AM Re: Brazilian Blowout or Japanese Straightening? [Re: Socaligurl80]
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Aw nabi I am so sorry u went thru this. Obviously the person u encountered did not know what they were dealing with (I mean ur hair!!!)


I had my first magic straight turn out JUST like u said, they TOTALLY fried my hair. This was about 9 years ago.


Since then I've changed my salon to someone who knows what he is doing, only charges me $300 and I get it done TWICE a year no problem.


Add to this, I get a curl perm every year, so it's one curl, two straights, so I change my hairstyle quite a lot!!!


the last time, I used a different salon for my curls and SHE did fry my whole head. So after two months of despair, kerastase treatments and expensive shampoo I went back to my guy, got my hair straightened and my "fried" hair is completely gone. (well they were NOT fried but completely FINE when showering but looked frizzy and dry when dry)


anyway now I have SOFT silky hair and some people tell me it's a wonder I still have hair left after all I do to it!! \:D



so as long as they do it right it should be fine.




anyway my point is.. brazilian blowout is meant to RESTORE ur hair, so no harm in that!!! if in doubt, just get that done or DIY at home if u want to do for $30! \:D


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#532589 - 12/05/09 05:58 AM Re: Brazilian Blowout or Japanese Straightening? [Re: Socaligurl80]
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This is a very interesting topic.

Keratin? No problems at all with that, but....

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a liquid keratin and formaldehyde solution with a flat iron.


Formaldehyde? Do they mean the same formaldehyde that "is a sensitizing agent that can cause an immune system response upon initial exposure and is also a suspected human
carcinogen that is linked to nasal cancer and lung
cancer?"

But in other searches I see that it is commonly used as a anticeptic? I don't know; the formaldehyde part just scares me a little. You are right; I don't see how keratin could cause any damage, and I see that they say it is safe for priorly treated hair. Maybe it is just a little, tiny, bit of a carcinogen?

I am not ruling it out, still.



Edited by Ladywolfe1 (12/05/09 06:03 AM)
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#532593 - 12/05/09 08:04 AM Re: Brazilian Blowout or Japanese Straightening? [Re: Ladywolfe1]
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it has 2% of it?


i believe all straighteners do


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