Friday, 17 December 2010

Lisa Shepherd - Brazilian Blowout..

The Brazilian Blowout is the latest craze amongst celebrities and the hair industry. It's a hair straightening and taming solution that lasts for approximately 3 months. Sometimes it's known as the '3 month blow dry'. It claims to make your hair frizz free and more manageable by applying a keratin treatment to your hair.

I had my treatment done at Lisa Shepherd award winning salon in London.

At Lisa Shepherd they use Keratin Complex which is a completely formaldehyde free solution. See picture below for packaging.


The salon itself is beautiful, needs no descriptive words.

THE PRODCEDURE...

  • Wash hair with shampoo only.
  • Dry hair.
  • Section hair and apply Keratin Complex solution and ensure every bit of hair is coated.
  • Leave the solution in for approx 30mins.
  • Dry hair with hairdryer.
  • Straighten hair with a straightening iron at 230 degrees to seal in the treatment.
  • Do not wash your hair for 3 days.
  • During the 3 days you can not get your hair wet at all which will prove difficult in this rain and snow, you can not tuck your hair behind your ears, you have to regularly brush it and if you wake up in the morning with a kink in your hair you have to flat iron it. You have to use a sulphate free shampoo in order for you not to strip the keratin from your hair.

Here's me below whilst I have the solution applied to my hair. Look at how frazzled the tops of my hair looks due to damage from heat and chemicals. Eeew!


..and here's me waiting with the Keratin applied to my hair.


Ta da! Here's the finished result. My hair looks smooth & improved!


Prices for the Brazilian blowout at Lisa Shepherd range from £231-£359 depending on the length of your hair.

However, I am happy to tell you Lisa Shepherd are offering YOU 20% off all of their treatments if you quote BUBBLEGARM. Brilliant! If you are in need of a treat then head over to Lisa Shepherd.

Overall this is a pricey treatment but one that your hair will thank you for. This way I don't have to apply that much heat to my hair and therefore not abuse it and get it to the length I want. I am scared this treatment is going to become a VERY expensive addiction. But, if I love the results as much as I do now after a couple of months, then I am having it done again, especially for Summer as my hair is a frizz ball and it's not that attractive. :)

The ultimate test will be when I wash my hair after 3 days and let it air dry. It looks pretty and I hope it lives up to the hype. Watch this space, I will do an update after about a week, I also purchased the keratin complex shampoo which should help my treatment last longer.


Have you had the Brazilian blowout, or are you considering it?

Disclaimer: This treatment was provided courtesy of Lisa Shepherd, I was not paid for this post and I am not affiliated with the company. Honest opinion as always!

22 comments:

Arabian eyes said...

wow! your hair looks so much healthier now its mad!! i want it done my hair is so frazzled too! x

Patricia said...

it looks amazing, let us know how it looks after you've washed it :)

Tali said...

Id never last 3 days without tucking my hair behind my ears!!! xx

m i s s a r c h said...

your hair looking fab! it is expensive but it looks like it does worth it...one of my friend had it last month, and her hair was damaged so bad due to straighteners and curling irons plus coloring her hair every month with peroxide based dyes..after the treatment she was saying that she cannot believe its her hair :) i am considering to have it as well but the maintenance is not easy...not tucking my hair behind ears?? impossible :) but im again telling you your hair is looking fab!!!

Tanisa O Rossi said...

I've known about this treatment for some time now, many hair types can benefit from this treatment. Your hair looks very healthy, shiny and smooth, I love your results.

Nilufar said...

I really want to do this, but i'm afraid i just can't afford it....not fair...maybe in a few years time, it will be affordable like all other things, great post Muhsine!!!

xxx

Computergirl said...

Looks lovely :) Pricey but if it saves time on a daily basis then worth it! Emma x

emmi said...

hate to burst the bubble, but the claim of keratin complex being formaldehyde free is rubbish. it is one of the products that have just been banned in canada as the latest country (other countries banning these treatments include italy, ireland, australia...).

an article: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/hair+straightening+products+centre+Health+Canada+warning/3965999/story.html


be informed... these treatments are dangerous.

emmi said...
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emmi said...

also what all of these companies are atm doing is replacing the formaldehyde with different versions of the chemical that then turn into formaldehyde during the process (with heat).
basically: if it works, it has formaldehyde.

Tugba said...

Not sure if you saw on my blog but I bought the home version at boots :) Will try next week see if it works :)

Lydia said...

I've definitely been tempted to try a brazilian blowout! But I agree with Tali - I could never last that long without tucking my hair behind my ears - it'd drive me mental! x

Nono said...

Actually, even the ones who claim to be forme free have derivatives in them. This is the actual stuff that tames you hair.

That said, because it is soo expensive i ordered the treatment online to do it myself and it works great. I use the encanto do brasil one, with this blowout you dont have to wait three days. Thats a big plus for me. Love ebay:).

Sarah said...

My work colleague has this done twice a year as with very curly hair and a 3 year old it is just a lifeaver. To be honest even if it did contain formaldehyde I doubt she would care as she loves it so much!

selinaoolala said...

hi doll! i had the keratin complex treatment (and blogged and vlogged about it too!) it was such a treat every day so have such amazingly manageable shiny hair!! mine definitely lasted 3 months but as soon as it's up your hair seems to go back to normal so fast and now i'm like 'nooo!' haha i got it for free as i modelled for it- sadly the real price is too high! their shampoo and conditioner are lovely and have lasted for over the three months- can't wait to see what you think of your new hair! xx

LilyLipstick said...

Your hair looks so healthy and smooth. I'd love to try this out but it's so expensive...would be great to hear how long it lasts and how you get on with it over the next couple of months. x

Fern said...

Your hair looks beautiful and healthy, and I'm loving the new colour, it's so pretty! Fern xo

Get Gawjus! said...

I have tried this treatment in another country and had great results which lasted long. The only problem was that it made my hair too flat for my liking and I felt my face appear too chubby as my hair wasn't framing them so well :(

I would not get it done again! Cant compromise with volume. But it looks great on your face shape :)

bella blu said...

Just to pick up on the Formaldehyde issue.
I'm a Brit living in Brazil, where these treatments began life. It's called Escova Progressiva in Brazil and over here the Formaldehyde problem was dealt with as far back as 2007 when a Government ruling via the Brazilian Ministry of Health banned the use of Formaldehyde and introduced tough legislation for companies producing Escova Progressiva, or Brazilian Blowdry, products.

What it meant was that companies went away to work on new and safe formulas. Fast forward to today and Escova Progressiva treatments made by companies like Zene Progress, NovEx and KeraMax create fabulous results even tho they contain no Formladehyde.

My advice, after reading about the recent scares over a few of the products currently available in the UK and America is to stay away from same day products and where possible Buy Brazilian! Real Brazilian I mean, rather than something that just uses the words in its title.

I'm a regular user of the Escova Progressiva system and I'd hate to stop now. It's changed my styling routine forever!
Love It.
BB

Ana Sofia said...

oooh great post! I think i will be buying some of the products for christmas for my mum, as she absolutely adores keratine x

Your hair looks stunning!

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x o x o

Camila said...

It's much cheaper here in Brazil. The Escova Progressiva is no longer in trend, but the Escova Inteligente, that makes the hair looks more natural.

Natalie said...

I have this in my hair and it's amazing! IT looks so much better once you have washed your hair after the 3 days - 4 months down the line and my hair is still soooo smooth xxx