A Brazilian Blowout followup and review of the Açai hair care line

Here’s the followup to the Brazilian Blowout I had done in early December 2011. I raved about the process at the time and almost 6 months later I want to share that I’m still so happy I had this done. The process has lasted me all this time and I’m just now seeing the end of its days. Even though I’m noticing more waves in my hair, I still don’t seem to be having frizzy hair.

I only have to wash my hair 3 to 4 times a week with the Brazilian Blowout keratin process in my hair. I find it so time consuming to dry my hair, even with the best of blow dryers, so having days off without spending that time is a relief. What’s also a relief is knowing that my hair looks as good on second and third day hair as it does on the first day.

I’ve used the Brazilian Blowout Açai Hair Care almost exclusively for the last 6 months and I’m still using them. When I had the Brazilian Blowout done I came home with the Açai Shampoo and Conditioner as well as the Masque. I’ve since acquired all the products that Açai makes and want to share my experience with these with you. All the products are have a proprietary Brazilian Super Nutrient Complex to infuse your hair with an exclusive blend of smoothing and sealing properties. Using this line guarantees that you are doing what you can to make the keratin process last as long as possible. There is NO Sodium Chloride in Brazilian Blowout products. They are also sulfate free.

Açai Shampoo and Conditioner: these gentle to use products are excellent. After all this time I’m not even finished with them. A little goes a long way. They are gentle yet effective. I’m not the person that believes in “shampoo, rinse, repeat” like I did when young. One time shampooing is all I need. A small amount of conditioner is enough to leave my hair feeling smooth. The shampoo lathers well but not too much. A brand I had used previously on my keratin processed hair always left my hair feeling dry but these work perfectly keeping my hair moisturized and smooth.

Açai Deep Conditioning Masque: I use this once a week. Sometimes I can leave it in for 5 minutes, sometimes it’s just about 2 to 3. On days you use the masque, you don’t need the conditioner. You need just a tiny amount of the masque for it to be effective. I have shoulder length hair and I haven’t made a dent in my Açai masque yet.

Açai Protective Thermal Straightening Balm: this is my favorite product of all I have. After washing my hair I’ll put about a quarter’s worth in the palm of one hand, rub my hands together and pull this through my hair. It’s got a lovely sweet orange fragrance that doesn’t linger though I wouldn’t mind it if it did. I can then comb through my hair without having to tug and pull. This balm is clear and thick.

Smoothing Serum

Açai Smoothing Serum: this is part of the original aftercare set. It’s infused with the ingredients needed to extend the process. It not only detangles but also conditions your hair when you are using it. When it’s raining or even threatening rain, I reach for the Smoothing Serum. The serum is white and looks more like a cream.

Spray Shine

Açai Shine & Shield Spray Shine*: I really didn’t think I needed this spray until I actually used it. I don’t use hairsprays very often but this is not my mother’s hairspray. This not only makes my style last longer but it imparts the most terrific shine. The Açai Shine & Shield Spray is so light but it adds in extra shine and more important it adds in UVA/UVB protection helping my color last longer. I’ve been able to make my color last a week longer when I use this regularly.

Açai Instant Volume Thermal Root Lift*: I reach for this on “old” hair – the times that I’ve had to skip an extra day and want to impart new life into my hair. The first time I used too much but I’ve since learned to use it more judiciously. I lift my hair at the roots and spray it just there. The nozzle is perfect for that job. I then use my blow dryer with my round brush and voila, my hair looks new again. A quick spray of the Shine & Shield Spray and it’s like I came from my beauty salon.

Acai Sculpt & Define Polish

Açai Restorative Sculpt & Define Polish*: This is the one product I haven’t used yet. What it does though is help when you want that “piecey” look to your hair. Here’s what Brazilian Blowout tells us about this product: This unique polish transforms the hair by adding weightless texture, definition and flexible hold to desired pieces. The exclusive Brazilian Super-Nutrient Complex works to fortify and protect while helping to deliver that much-desired “second day after blow-dry” texture. Full spectrum UVA/UVB protection.”

What adds even more to this line of Brazilian Blowout Açai products is that a little goes a long way. When I have my Brazilian Blowout done again I won’t need more product other than the shampoo. After all these months the rest are still going strong. I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of my Brazilian Blowout and the Brazilian Blowout Açai hair care line. I’ll also continue using them with or without the process, they are that good and that gentle. — Marcia

*starred products were PR samples, others were purchased

images from brazilianblowout.com

Comments

  1. I’ve never had my hair straightened but I’m looking for a line of hair products and these just might be it.

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  4. Hmm-she actually did it wrong, you are not suppose to shampoo after.

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  6. Thanks for the compliment. I love the Acai hair care line and think it would work for just about anyone no matter if they have a keratin treatment or not.

  7. I settled a lawsuit with GIB insurers a few months ago. I used the treatment ONCE by a certified Brazilian Blowout salon that Brazilian Blowout recommended on their website. My attorneys had their products tested…they are LOADED with formaldehyde. There is 5 – 7 times MORE formaldehyde in the products than EMBALMING SOLUTION. I was allowed to fast track my case because it is reasonable to think I have less than 6 months to live. The product is inhaled and ABSORBED. Because my hair was so amazing thick and long…every time I layed on my hair I was absorbing it into my scalp, neck, face, skin. Everytime I took a shower the heat reactivated it and again the process started. The sun would continue to allow my hair to off-gas by the heat. The vomitting, the bathroom trips, the ER trips, urgent care visits…and no one could figure out what was wrong because the medical field refused to believe that any company could ever make a product with that much formaldehyde…even after I showed them OSHA tests. Two months later I had my hair tested. It was STILL over the legal limits of formaldehyde. After the certified industrial hygenist left, I shaved offed the remaining hair I still had and sobbed. I then looked in the mirror and laughed and said to myself that only my deceased father, Anthony Casamento, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, would be able to look at me in this horrorible state and still think I was beautiful.
    To bring you up to date without boring you with all the details…I do plasma phoresis for 4 hours three times a week (blood exchange), I have had blood transfusions, two four inch tubes stick out of my chest and are attached to my heart and neck to push my blood through. I have liver and kidney damage, eye,ear, nose problems. My BRAIN and thyroid have attrofied, my DNA changed, I have had blod clots, I have 6 autoimmune diseases, and my life is cut short.
    Things you need to know:
    If you have any symptoms of headaches, unexplained tiredness, very mild to severe flu like symptoms which don’t seem to completely go away since you had the Brazilian Blowout please get yourself checked out. I have been to the top hospitals in California, and it took me almost 8 months to find a treatment. I wish someone would have told me two years and three months what I now know. It could have saved my life.
    You can do blood tests for CO2, methylene glycol, ehtylene glycol, kidney function, and acid levels–these levels will be high. These are simple blood tests which are covered under most insurance and can be performed at a doctors office. The tests can also be done at an urgent care, hospital, clinic, etc for those who have different type of insurance or state subsidized insurance.
    You need to get rid of any pillows, bedding, towels, etc. that have come in contact with you hair.
    You need to have your babies checked by a doctor for the same blood tests that you are doing. They are inhaling and absorbing it and they can’t tell us…and your normal doctor is NOT going to realize the necessity to do this, but you need to know that you are continually off-gassing everytime they are near you or lay on your pillows.
    I was known for my amazing mane of hair–-it was my identity and my favorite part of me. After I lost my hair, I realized in time, that it wasn’t my hair that made me beautiful, it was me.