Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Update On My Hair! Brazilian Blowout anyone?

 Well, the above picture says it all. The root is growing! *GASP*. And it’s not a pretty sight! The rest of my hair is pinned straight, but the root is wavy and frizzy.  It looks weird. :-/  It has been at least ten months since I had a hair treatment, and I guess it’s about time for me to do the Japanese Straightening again. I can’t tolerate the unruly and frizzy hair, and also, I just want to spend up to 5 minutes on my hair every morning, if possible. During the first few months after the treatment, I can simply washed and blow-dried my hair, but now I have to flat iron the root a bit so I don’t walk out from home looking odd. For those who don’t know what the Japanese Straightening treatment is, please check out my previous posts.:) I did a lot of posts about my hair. It is similar to Brazilian Blowout, but less harmful. I personally know a lot of women who have had their hair straightened using the Japanese methods, either with Yuko system, O2, iStraight or PaiStraight. The result is the same - silky straight up to a year except the root, of course.  I would like to also point out that even though you have the Hair Rebonding done at a Korean salon, it would still be a Japanese method because that's what they use. I have to say this because there were some women that thought if they were to have it done at the Korean salons, they would probably end up getting a Korean Rebonding Perm, which is not true. I have called and asked many Korean salons, and they told me that those systems were made in Japan. They were made available to public for the past 10 years. I had my first Japanese Rebonding in 2001 and I had to say my hair was perfect!

Anyway, back to Brazilian Blowout, I read somewhere on the net that California's attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against the Brazilian Blowout hair straightening solution claiming it contains high levels of formaldehyde -- a hazardous gas and known carcinogen banned by California's Safe Cosmetics Act. I don't know the status of the case right now, but I did read that that the Brazilian Blowout is banned in Canada. Oh well, I guess there’s always a price to pay if we want to look good.

On a positive note, I managed to tame the unruly part and did a fishtail braid! Here is the result on my first trial!

and here is the whole look! Well, sorry for the "grainy look", I was actually playing with my new Verizon iPhone app. :) I am loving the iPhone!

Well, that's all for now! Happy Tuesday everyone!! I am now back on my study desk - got a final exam this Thursday, so wish me luck!

♥♥ Rinz

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