• Tara Rush

My First Brazilian Blowout | How I Feel About It

A few weeks ago, one of my best friends, Emma, asked me if I would like to be a model at the salon she works at during a training session on Brazilian Blowouts. Emma (IG: @emmandhair) is an assistant at River + Reign Salon in Highland Park, Los Angeles and is fresh into the hair industry, and Emma ALSO has some of the cutest hair around. I'm not kidding, she's really got a knack for it. It's also important to note that I don't trust just anybody with my hair, in fact, only two people have ever even done my hair before: my mom, a life-long hair stylist, and Emma, who had chopped off about seven or eight inches of my hair pretty recently. I was excited when she asked me to let her experiment with my hair again, so I said "yes!"

My hair is really thick and I have a lot of it, and its texture has some kind of wavy-frizzy thing going on. Over the years, I have lightened it, darkened it, highlighted it, deep conditioned, you name it, but I have never had a Brazilian Blowout. I knew that it would smooth my hair cuticle and overall make my hair easier to maintain and style, but I had NO idea I would love it as much as I do. For the first time in my life, I am excited about blowdrying my hair, and as silly as that seems, it has always been a drag to me (but that could also be because my hair used to reach the top of my butt, plus thicc af, so it would take forever and half to blow-dry). Styling my hair is easier now than ever and I think I may have to continue receiving these hair treatments when this one starts to fade out.

The process? Long. I knew it would be though from what prior knowledge I had, so that prepped me a little. But what I wasn't prepped for was my empty belly, so if you ever are going to get a BBO, take some advice, and eat a good meal before. Aside from that though, it was a fairly relaxing process. Repeated steps of washing, applying product, and blowdrying in the bright and airy salon felt like the perfect way to spend a couple hours in my afternoon. After all the steps were completed, my thick hair was laid smoothly against my head, still full of volume and bouncy, but without the frizz from before.

My final thoughts: I would definitely, 10/10 recommend a Brazilian Blowout if you are looking to simplify your hair styling process! Most of the time, I eliminate the need to straighten my hair after blowdrying because of how smooth the hair dries, so I love the fact that I am saving my hair from any further damage that I would have been applying had I not gotten the hair treatment. I know that Brazilian Blowouts are not cheap, but they are worth it- trust me, your time is valuable and the time you'll be saving when styling your hair will make all the difference. My first experience with getting a Brazilian Blowout has been a dream, so if you are on the fence about getting one, or if you just need a little push, well, this is it (hehe). Let me know how much you love your Brazilian Blowouts in the comments!

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