Brazilian Blowout - Bad Reaction

Finally got the Brazilian Blowout treatment 8 days ago, after a lot of thought. Spent AU$270, add cost of recommended Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo plus Conditioner AU$60 each 350ml plus Daily smoothing Serum 240ml AU$45, by hairdresser.

As advised by hairdresser, I had to keep my eyes closed when BB product being applied to my hair, my eyes stung and watered. I was told not to wash my hair for about two days, so day 3, washed my hair as advised only with Conditioner.

At this stage, I began to feel slight irritation at base of my scalp + itchiness, irritation grew after the second wash to neck area + behind ears, after using shampoo, conditioner + serum. 3rd hair wash took place on day5, when I developed flu-like symptoms- headache, nausea, fatigue, stuffy nose, also a severe skin reaction, a red inflamed rash across my neck area + swelling developed, progressing to cover my entire body.

I had to seek medical attention by day 7, it became so bad. I have to take anti-inflammatory medication for next 5 days to reduce swelling, I have to apply medicated creams all over my body to ease itch + burning. And anti-histamine tablets at night to reduce itch so I can get some sleep + Claratyne daytime as it is non-drowsy.

When I rang to tell the salon owner, what happened, he seemed to blow it off, stating his never heard of anyone who reacted before, that there were no chemicals in the product Brazilian Blowout, that I should contact the manufacturer of the product
if I was concerned, all the while not concerned at all that a customer of his, had this experience.

I hope I make a full recovery from this, and will never have anything to do with Brazilian Blowout again.

From Sydney, Australia
Determined to take this further!!

Originally submitted on reaction to keratin treatments

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Feb 20, 2018
Bad Reaction to BB
by: Susan Braunlich

I am still suffering 7 months after I had brazilian blowout. Didn't start with me until the first time I washed my hair after treatment. My scalp was so itchy and I could feel my back start to itch as the water ran down my back. From that time forward I have been dealing with a rash. Been to seven doctors since late summer trying to get this to go away. Once a very healthy woman with a ton of energy I have fatigue and am an itchy mess. Feel like I'm being tortured everyday. So mad at myself for letting my hair dresser talk me into this. He kept telling my how safe it was (?!?). So upset and at my wits end. Pray these toxic chemicals get out of system and don't do any long term health damage.

Dec 27, 2017
from Texas
by: Tracy

I had a Brazilian Blowout a week ago, but will never do it again. Yes, my hair looks sleek and shiny, but my scalp and neck are so itchy and irritated! My eyes burned and watered, and my throat burned during the Brazilian Blowout process. I'm sure I inhaled harmful chemicals, and I would not recommend doing a BB to anyone else. Your health is too important!

Sep 10, 2017
Brazilian blowout reaction
by: Anonymous

I too got a severe reaction to a Brazilian blowout after 72 hours received hives all over my body. This is crazy I am taking antihistamines and alive to try and alleviate going to the doctor tomorrow don't do it!

Feb 17, 2013
bad blow out
by: t.martin

I had a blow out, my eyes burned got a headache 4 days later I had a cold sore break out and felt kind of feverish. Be careful.

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