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Brazilian Blow Out: Does It Damage Hair?

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Dr. Robert Leonard

I’ve heard it for years from patients…those with straight hair want curly hair and those with curly hair want straight hair.  Given my line of work, my response always is that, “at least you have hair”!

Many patients ask me about having a Brazilian Blow Out, which is a hair treatment using chemicals and heat to straighten hair.  As with anything we do, moderation and expertise are the factors to be kept in mind.  If too much heat is used or if the relaxers are not monitored, then damage to the hair shafts can occur…not a good thing!

It is imperative that you go to a professional cosmetologist who has trained in properly performing this treatment.  What’s important to know, as well, is not to have this done too often, typically not more than two or three times a year.

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