Brazilian Straightening for Black Hair
Using Keratin on Black Hair, means a less harmful substitute to traditional relaxing products, and the effect of Keratin straightening on black hair is nowhere near as harsh.
That’s the reason many black women are now turning their backs on old-fashioned hair straightening techniques, in favour of something more gentle and less damaging.
Applying Keratin Straightening to Black or Afro hair also leaves a more natural finish, as it contains none of the harmful chemicals involved with traditional relaxers and perming solutions. The result, while not as ‘dramatic’ as relaxing, is winning fans universally.
And while using Keratin on black hair – as an option to relaxing – may take a couple of applications for a truly straight finish, the ultimate result of a Brazilian Blowout on Black Hair is much kinder, and the Keratin will gradually help restore strength and vitality.
As you probably know, the Keratin straightening system began life in Brazil, a diverse country containing every possible ethnic blend, and the same goes for our hair, which varies from Germanic ‘flat’ hair to 100% Afro.
Because of this, genuine Brazilian Keratin treatments like Definitive Liss and Zene Progress, by which I mean those actually made in Brazil, tend to work equally well on Afro or Caucasian hair and everything in between. As such it’s become a firm favourite of Black women, because it’s a much kinder option than regualr relaxing.
Sure, achieving a pin straight finish with a product like the Zene Progress Keratin straightener on Black or Afro hair may take two applications, (usually applied around 7 days apart). But even a first treatment is going to have a dramatic effect on frizz and strengthen your hair, nevertheless for a genuinely relaxed effect a second application may well be needed.
Alternatively, a Keratin Relaxer may not be as gentle, but the effects are actually better than uing a regular relaxing product designed specifically for Black hair.
Keratin products work gradually on all hair types and that includes the Brazilian Blowout on black hair. But they do produce fabulous results. In Brazil the system is called Escova Progressiva, because the results improve and last longer with each successive application. Hence the word Progressiva inside the name.
Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Relaxer on Black Hair
Using Keratin on black hair that’s been relaxed will restore the natural shine and strength that relaxers can affect, as well as maintaining the ‘straight’ look over successive treatments.
In Brazil it’s popular for Black women to use a relaxer once, then continue with Keratin smoothing treatments indefinitely afterwards. As well as prolonging the straight finish, its deep conditioning helps to prevent breakage and dehydration. Hair quickly regains natural shine and new growth remains straight, with none of the dullness associated with traditionally relaxed hair.
How long does a Keratin Brazilian Blowout on Black Hair last?
Your hair looks smoother, feels softer and is less prone to frizz. It’s just that the finish looks a lot more natural than a relaxer.
To really max out results we suggest using a clarifying shampoo before treatment, and Keratin enriched shampoos and conditioners between applications.
Keratin treatments on Afro and Black hair offer a very reliable and infinitely safer alternative to traditional relaxing or straight perms. With the latest Brazilian straighteners being more effective than ever, they really do provide a solution for anyone wanting natural looking straight hair, with none of the negative side effects often found in hair straightening products designed for black hair.