Let's talk about hair, shall we? For many a year I thought I had this crazy thick hair and I would buy hair products accordingly. You may look at some of my hair tutorials (here or here) and think, “You trippin', boo” and you'd be right. I mistook having a lot of hair for having thick hair, so while it takes five years to dry after washing, it also gets mad greasy at the roots, lays flat on my head and its natural waves like to pick up some very unwanted frizz on the reg. Hashtag first world problems, am I right?
I had heard of a Brazilian Blowout before and I think I had just placed it on the shelf in my mind that contains Brazilian waxes, butt lifts and other Brazilian beauties that I couldn't afford, that is until a few weeks ago. I was handed some Brazilian Blowout products and I was stoked to try them out.
Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo
This sulfate-free formula maintains the moisture and protein balance to keep hair smooth and frizz-free, according to the bottle. I had been struggling a bit with my previous shampoo leaving a waxy buildup on my roots and I was just about to break out the baking soda (which actually works) when I tried this shampoo instead. It didn't seem to leave any sort of residue behind and my hair does, in fact, feel smooth and free of frizz despite tossing and turning while sleeping on it all night. Because the 'poo is made without sulfates, it feels a bit weird if you're used to the lathering aspect of washing your hair since these chemicals are responsible for the foaming sensation. It still cleans just as well, it just takes a little getting used to. It smells nice and citrusy, and if you don't commit to squeezing it all the way, the shampoo will retract right back into the bottle which made me chuckle.
Acai Anti-Frizz Conditioner
This citrusy conditioner infuses hair with moisture and nutrients to protect hair with proteins that seal the cuticle, protect hair color, keep out humidity and create smooth, frizz-less tresses. It left my hair smelling awesome and the damaged tips of my hair were left feeling soft and less straw-like. The conditioner, while providing great moisture, didn't seem to weigh down my hair or make it feel greasy which is a great feat. It even provides UVA/UVB protection, which if you're anything like me is an extra sweet bonus because I never think about my strands needing sunscreen.
Here's my hair after blowdrying it immediately after using the shampoo and conditioner. Normally there would be way more kinks and I'm feeling that extra shine. Even though these products are made to extend the length of an actual Brazilian Blowout treatment, they also work on untreated hair. I'll definitely be continuing the use of these bad boys.
See the review of Brazilian Blowout's acai smoothing serum, heat protectant and hair masque here.
The shampoo and conditioner are $36 for each 12 oz bottle. If you're struggling with unwanted frizz, be sure to try these out!