Does Brazilian Blowout Cause Hairloss?

I was looking into doing the Brazilian Blowout - supposedly hyde free and can be washed right away. Was everyone who experienced hair-loss using the four day version?

On another note, I used "Wen" hair products several months ago (sulfate free) and my hair came out like it did after giving birth....all over the place. It stopped after I went back to Redken. Could the hair fallout be caused by the sulfate free shampoos they make you use?

I went on the Internet to see if anyone else using Wen was having hair loss and I did see a couple of people posting that they were. The company of course, wrote that there was nothing in their product that could cause this. This has of course, made me apprehensive of trying Brazilian Blowout.

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Nov 24, 2021
Searching for Answers
by: Jaimie

Solutions, solutions...I won't go into too much detail with my story because so many others have already told the same "nightmare" stories. Lost 30-40% of my hair and it DID grow back, all of it, lushly and beautifully, after I did the following:
1. Took biotin daily for 3 months
2. Took vitamin E daily for 3 months
3. Took 40mg zinc daily, ongoing
4. Used a product called SwissCare Hairgrow on my scalp 3x/week before bed ( It is a natural product that does not have side effects and addictive qualities like Rogaine and other hair growth medications.

I did not have to cut my hair short, but that was because I did not see splitting hairs (they were falling out at the root). And yes, if it's an encouragement to you, it DID come back and it came back beautifully.

The only problem is that now it's about 2 years later and it's falling out again in the same way and pattern. I have had extreme stress in my life during 2020-2021 and so this may be related. It's possible that the formaldehyde in the BB weakened the hair follicles and made them more susceptible to future hair loss. It may just be something we have to deal with in the future.

Here's my game plan going forward. Now I see that YES my hair can "do what it's supposed to do" and can heal itself, but NO, it's not actually as strong as it was before the BB. So what I need to do is make a strategic plan to preempt future hair loss during times of mental or physical stress. I will be trying the following:

1. Take biotin, vitamin E, and possibly collagen 3 months per year, every year, even if I don't "see" any visible hair loss
2. Continue my daily dosages of 40 mg zinc (please be aware that you should NOT take zinc on a regular basis if you have low levels of copper, because zinc will lower them further.)
3. Have switched to paraben-free and sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Will plan to continue this lifelong.
3. I will also check into deep scalp treatments I can do at home periodically for scalp and hair follicle health. Maybe something like activated charcoal (charcoal filters can pull formaldahyde gas out of the air--maybe it can pull lingering chemicals out of my scalp? ARE there lingering products still in my skin?? What about colloidal silver? How about nutrient-dense oils? Will check into these type of options.

Hope this helps get more discussion going about solutions. Please do try the supplements, they really helped me a lot. Your body is stronger than you think, and if given the right conditions it can heal itself.

Be strong, ladies! Don't give up. If you don't have scarring, my guess is that the hair will probably grow back. If it's taking too long, it probably doesn't have the right ingredients to rebuild, and you need to supplement, destress, eat a nutrient-rich diet (I am plant-based and eat tons of fruits and veggies and nuts) and get enough sleep. Just wanted to add a positive message in here because there are so many nightmare stories! It'll work out all right!

All the best,


Aug 25, 2021
keratin perm
by: sabrina

I too in the same situation, I write from Italy. I had a keratin perm in early June 2021 and after two weeks the disaster. there was no formaldehyde but cysteamine and hydrolyzed keratin. Anyone have a solution? I have turned 4 dermatologists but only thanks to your experiences I am understanding what happens to me. Please share your experiences

Aug 23, 2021
Response to Liz C.
by: Pchick954

I experienced the same thing. It took a lot of time for it to go away. I didn't go to a dermatologist, but if the girl below me got a cream that made it go away, boy I wish I would have done the same. Go see a dermatologist. Mine got much better avoiding heat, styles that pull, and trimming my hair, avoiding shampoos and products that tangle to avoid pulling, but I did notice a big difference taking hair skin nails vitamins and collagen daily! It took me a while taking the natural route, go see a Derm Dr. It will get better but till take time and will require some modifications. Don't do it again! Don't color your hair!!

Aug 23, 2021
Respond to Liz C. And other victims
by: Diana

Hello Liz, I had the same issue after Brazilian treatment. I totally was going what you are going through right now. I went to see dermatologist and she prescribed me very expensive ointment /paste kind of like in the toothpaste but very small. after 2-3 bottles it stopped falling out of the roots. I believe it was some type of product to treat alopecia or some kind of infection. I am sorry I don’t have the name of it. All I remember it was either dark blue or green color to apply on the roots all over your scalp. Hope all recovery to you soon! It was a nightmare, I know exactly how you feel.

Aug 22, 2021
Extreme hair loss from Brazilian Blowout
by: Liz C

I had a BB in late June 2021, within two weeks my hair starting falling out from the root in large clumps. It’s now almost 2 months from the BB and I have lost almost 50% of my long blonde hair. It’s so thin. My scalp is showing badly. I am so upset. I am at a loss of what to do now. I am scared I will end up bald very soon. My Dr tested my thyroid and it’s fine, as I knew it would be. Please give me some suggestions. Thank you

Dec 16, 2020
by: Rhea

Hey, did your hairloss had a pattern like AGA? Mine is all over thining but also more loss at the front

Dec 05, 2020
4+ years of hair loss
by: Lari

In May 2016, I had my one and only BB. My hair began falling out a few weeks later. The first two years were the worst. I lost 50% of my hair’s volume. My hair loss continues even today, although at a slower pace. On the positive side, I have new growth and my hair’s volume is increasing at the base. The longer lengths are still fine and stringy and I believe that they too will fall out within the next few years. I often wish that I would have had the guts to shave my head when this all started. But I had long thick hair and I just could not admit that it was gone.

I look at photos pre-BB and post-BB and want to cry. The experience has caused a depression that I struggle with daily. I found this blog four years ago and I remember reading posts that said it took six years before their hair stopped falling out. I hold on to the hope that I am almost through this nightmare.

I feel for all of you who are just starting your post-BB journey. From my personal experience and according to many of the other posts, the only solution is time. Other than that, my advise would be to cut your hair short. Looking at the straggly pathetic strands in the mirror everyday worsened the depression. Find a stylish short cut for the next six years.

Apr 29, 2020
It has been horrible
by: Rhea

I got 'keratin treatment' done in Aug 2017. One of the most expensive and reputed salons of the city. I am Indian and had thin but dense hair all over. 2 weeks in lost heaps and heaps of hair, from the roots. With sudden dandruff. Nearly 3 years later, I have a thin central parting and a patch just at the front centre. Female pattern of hair loss but none in my family has a record. My blood tests returned a little low iron and vit D. Taking medication. However hairfall is still there if not enormous as before. I'm 27 as of now and in severe depression for this. Kind if like a loop since stress can cause hairfall too. I wish I never did that BB shit to my hair. Considering hair transplant. It is thin all over and the middle part is the worst. Did rogaine work for anyone ?

Mar 24, 2020
50% of my hair is gone
by: Nikki

I have thick curly hair, I got the BB done in September of 2019 and all was well.
Loved how easy and fast was to do my hair.
Went back in February 2020.
Over 3 weeks ago my hair started falling out like crazy.
Freaking out now.
Don’t know what’s going on but I don’t like it.

Feb 20, 2020
80% hair loss
by: Sue

I have only been using the BB hair mask once every 2 months and the last couple of times my hair dresser added Olaplex Hair Perfection No 3. My hair started falling out by the in Dec 2019. I thot it was normal dropping that happens occasionally. It kept falling and by end of Jan I went to see her telling her my hair was dropping like I’d had Chemo and she told me my hair had not grown since last I saw her and the amount of hair loss was not normal. Zero growth at the root where weave of color was last applied! I was sick in Nov with flu so Drs we’re telling me that was probably what it was. Now I’m reading in here and am really concerned it’s going to keep coming out not going to grow back! What can I do to stop it or help it! I’ve lost 80% of my huge head of thick curly hair and it just keeps falling out!! Please - there must be an answer. I’m desperate!

Aug 27, 2019
RE: Any Updates
by: Anonymous

Also read this section for BB hair loss issues

Aug 24, 2019
Any update?
by: Anonymous

Can anyone provide any update on their hair loss? I got BB two months ago and noticed last week excessive amounts of hair in the shower and on the floor routinely and it looks thinner already. I’m freaking out that it will never grow back. The information on this thread seems like it’s 50/50. Please provide updates

Jul 31, 2019
WEN shampoo
by: Kar

WEN makes your hair fall out! WEN has been sued! Google WEN & hair loss/hair falling out & you'll find lots of stuff

Jun 16, 2019
Hello everyone
by: Asya

Hi, my name is Asya and I am from Minsk, Belarus. I speak Russian, my English is very poor, but I hope that you will understand me. 3 years I have been losing my hair after BB. I checked my health many times and fortunately it is fine. I am terribly tired of all this, from the endless search for a magical remedy for hair loss. in our country there are not so many opportunities and means for treating hair loss and it seems to me that I tried them all. I almost accepted the fact that I would be bald soon. but recently I learned that my husband is going on a business trip to the USA and I will have the opportunity to try some treatments of hair loss from there. Can someone recommend me something that has reduced hair loss even a little? I will be very grateful! I wish you all great health and beautiful hair!

Jun 06, 2019
Hair loss from the root
by: Kristen

I had the Brazilian Blowout done by an experienced stylist (friends went to her for same thing many times), in April of 2017. I have thick, coarse, wavy-ish hair naturally. I usually wash every other day or longer, and blowdry it straight and use a straightener. I decided to try a BB before a summer (keep my frizz down and make it quicker to blowdry I was told). I bought an brand of sulfate-free shampoo, as was recommended. After a week, I was crying in the shower. Washing my hair, I would pull a significant amount of hair out. Especially from the "widows peak" area and above my ears. It felt like it was never-ending when I would run my fingers through my hair. I began to become afraid to wash my hair. I could see the roots/bulbs on the hair strands. It was extremely scary. I never noticed any bald-spots, but I have a huge head of thick hair, so I was extremely lucky. I never had another BB, and my hair is just as thick as ever. After a few months, my normal amount of hairstrands would be in the shower. I am fully convinced that some people's skin/hair follicles react differently to these BB chemicals. As much as I would love to get another one because my hair did feel smoother, I would be too afraid because I know it caused me hair-loss. This company needs to admit that everyone reacts differently, and there should be a warning given to each client.

Apr 19, 2019
My hair fell out and thinned a lot after a Brazilian
by: I Am Groot

I had 1 Brazilian out March of 2018. Within a month I felt like my had thinned so much I could see a lot of my scalp. My hair dresser told me it was not possible that the blow out caused it. I went to the doctor and they ran every test possible but my hair kept thinning and they couldn’t figure out what was causing it because every test was normal. Finally by fall, the thinning had stopped and my hair was growing back. Now a little over a year later I have tons of hair that is a few inches long and then the rest of my natural wavy/curly hair is still stick straight on the ends of my hair where the blow was done and wavy curly closer to my head where I have new growth. Yet I was told the blow out would only last a few months. Soooo...... with my hair still being straight on the ends and the hair loss, maybe my type of fine wavy/curly hair is not meant for a blowout? I will never do it again but my hair did look amazing after it, before it started to fall out.

Apr 09, 2019
by: Kim

I have had 4 Brazilian Blowouts - starting March of 2018. I have had no issues at all with hair loss. this has been the best solution for my frizzy hair.

Mar 19, 2019
Is been 7 years!
by: I Am jen

hello, I had posted before and just wanted to give an update.
Is been 7 years, and I was diagnosed with scarring alopecia, in other words, permanent hair loss. I was misdiagnosed in 2017 and I was hopeful and relieved that there was a chance to get my hair back but when things didn't appear to improve I had a second opinion and I was given one of the worst news I have ever received.
In a separate medical condition, my GYN prescribed me a medication for incontinence and this medication aggravated my hair loss, not only made it worst but it also changed the texture of my hair for the worst and it's very dry. I made sure I told my doctor that I cannot take any meds that the side effect was hair loss she assure me the medication side effects list did not list hair loss. Well, I found a website with tons of comments where women claimed they suffer hair loss due to the medication. Myrbetric is the medication, also many medications for depression and anxiety causes hair loss and sometimes is not listed.
I'm hoping to see Dr. Donovan. He is the top specialist of hair issues but he is in Canada.

I'm still mourning the hair I once had and I can only pray to God for acceptance.

Mar 19, 2019
Law firm not accepting Brazilian blowout cases
by: jen

This is the email I received.
if anyone knows about other lawyers please pass down the info.
Dear Jenny,

We want to thank you very much for contacting Schmidt & Clark, LLP regarding your potential Brazilian Blowout claim. Unfortunately, we are not accepting Brazilian Blowout claims at this time. Therefore, we will be unable to represent you with respect to your potential claim.

Our decision does not mean your claim is without merit. Another attorney may agree to represent you. You should be aware, however, that there are time limits (statutes of limitations) that may affect your right to bring a claim in the future. Therefore, if you wish to pursue your potential claim, it is important that you contact another attorney as soon as possible.

Again, thank you for contacting Schmidt & Clark, LLP. If we can answer any questions for you, or be of any assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to call.


Collen Clark
Managing Partner
Schmidt & Clark, LLP
(866) 588-0600

Feb 24, 2019
Class Action Suit

Any update on the class action lawsuit listed above? How many of you here have contacted them? I just filled out the contact form.

I did not have a Brazilian Blowout, but I did have Brazilian Bond Builder (made by BB) added to my TONER, not bleach, and then she used Olaplex B3 as a mask treatment after. I lost 50% of the volume of my hair after ONE treatment with huge breakage!!!

by: Arlena

I posted a comment about my experience however forgot to give you guys the attorney info I contacted. Let's try doing a class action! Make sure to contact this attorney ASAP. Turn notifications on to keep in touch. CONTACTED THIS LAW FIRM 9/15/2017

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC
Located in Dallas TX

Feb 15, 2019
by: Aj

No final wash after blow bet and flat ironing hair

Feb 14, 2019
Was it done correctly?
by: KB

To all of those who experienced hair loss, did your stylist do a final rinse after the blow dry and flat iron of the BB or did they let you go after the blow dry and flat iron?

Jul 21, 2018
What can I do next?
by: Anonymous

I'm a Latina woman, I'm 28 years old and I live in Utah. Now that I have read all of this persons that are loosing their hair I realize that the Brazilian Blowout was a terrible mistake. I got it done a few months ago and immediately after i got it i started noticing more and more hair going down on the drain clogging my bathtub ..every time i comb it even touch my hair it will come off .. It just kept falling off...the worst part is that is coming from the root ... I used to have thick, healthy curly hair and now I have lost about 40% of my hair ..I also got lots of gray hair which I didn't have any before and my scalp is so dry and sometimes it feels like burning ... I stopped using the aftercare products just after a few washes but still my hair kept falling off by hundreds... It seems to be dead since that day I made the worst mistake of my life to trust the hair-stylist i don't really know what to do..i feel hopeless, I'm facing a really bad depression, i don't wanna go outside, i don't wanna have to wash, comb or even touch my hair desperate to find a solution...the doctor told me is because of stress or because of a lack in vitamin D but after reading all the comments I know for sure that The Brazilian Blowout has a lot to do with the murdered of my hair...
If anyone knows what should we do to stop it or if someone is going to bring this matter to the court please let me know... Cause I'm really disappointed that we paid good money for this scam that is now ruining our lives.... Im heartbroken for all the women out there going through what im going through and I hope that we all together can find a solution to the problem and help other woman not to make the same mistakes and perhaps stop the business for ruining more lives? Please let me know ...

Jul 20, 2018
Brazilian Blowout
by: cape town

I had a Brazilian blow out 3 times
I am so unhappy hair loss oh yes and
breakage like crazy, I never cut my fringe my fringe is so short my length of getting shorter
I have slight wave in my hair
please don't ruin you crowning glory

its not worth it

Apr 10, 2018
@ Dee: What Worked For Me....i hope it helps...
by: Anonymous

I used the Minoxidil only once or twice a day those first few weeks & i honestly can't say I've noticed a big growth, i use it when i remember it...maybe once every other day or so....i've seen the discussion on how hair loss returns when you quit using it so i try not to rely on it too much. I just keep using the jojoba oil or aloe gel on my scalp.

Apr 10, 2018
RE: @ Dee: What Worked For Me....i hope it helps...
by: Anonymous

Thanks for posting your advice. They all great!. However, I think what worked effectively for you was Minoxidil. Try to stop using that and see what happens. Will it return?

Apr 06, 2018
@ Dee: What Worked For Me....i hope it helps...
by: Anonymous

It is a horrible experience. And believe it or not, it took a LOT of different websites before i figured out my own solution. My hair WAS really thick & long....(and i am a woman of color)

#1: I started taking hair vitamin supplements for about a week-2 weeks. I also bought the Wal-Mart brand Minoxidil and applied it twice a day that same week.( To try to strengthen my hair for what i knew was going to be a drastic change.)

#2: STOP using their "after-keratin treatment" shampoo & conditioner, & anything else they told you to use immediately! It helps NOTHING. And i actually believe it was an enabler to the problem.

#3: Try not to brush & wash it that much & don't use the elastic pony holders. (I know that sounds horrible)

#4: After that week, i finally washed it with a brand called TGIN (Thank Goodness It's Natural). The Shampoo, Conditioner & Leave-In moisturizer contain green tea, coconut oil, amla oil, argan oil & shea butter...(Not necessarily in that order, but all the recommended good stuff). To help with the dry & itchy scalp that was associated with the hair loss, i mixed a little of the Nizoral Ketoconazole Shampoo with the TGIN shampoo IN MY HAND, NOT THE BOTTLE. I washed, conditioned, (cried about MORE hair coming out) & applied the leave in conditioner to my strands & the Minoxidil to my scalp. 30-40 minutes later i applied PURE Jojoba oil from a dropper to my scalp & ALSO worked a tiny bit thru the rest of my hair.

#5: (THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST PAINFUL STEP)....Attempt to brush through your hair....the area where you find the hair clumping & it will NOT detangle....CUT IT OFF. Just above the clumps. That is where the hair is dead & damaged & there is no saving it. I had to realize that & let it go.

#6: That's it. After MONTHS of hair loss & panic, when i took all of these steps, my hair literally STOPPED coming out THAT night. After the cut i sample brushed my hair over & over again & i only lost a couple of strands. I was dumbfounded.
Sample brushed it numerous times the next day & the same thing. Just a couple of strands between 4-6 separate brushes. I now only use the Minoxidil in the morning & Jojoba oil at night. I am nearing the end of week one & my hair already seems happier & healthier! At the very least, I'm no longer shedding my hair like a Pomeranian at a grooming session....good luck.

Mar 25, 2018
by: Dee

Hello! Omg when I read every post I am realizing I am going through same experience... it is horrified experience! Please help... all I read it that everyone is loosing hair but how about recovery?! Any luck with recovery of the roots and growing hair back? Please help!

Feb 26, 2018
Don’t do it!
by: Anonymous

I have to add to this and say don’t do it neither. I think I would’ve preferred to deal with my curly hair. Lesson learned. I went through depression and crying. Now I just take it Day by day and I stopped looking at my hair. I dry it if hair falls out oh well. I just use good products on it and make sure I’m gentle when removing tangled but still hair falls out. Funny thing is I remember in high school I used to shed a lot and I had similar thin and damaged my curls with the curling iron. I have faith it will grow out and grow back especially because after years of previous damage it did grow back. Scalp issues yes same thing. Everyone tried to say it’s hormones. Could have been a combination because I am post partum. But I definitely will take care of my natural curls when they start coming in.

Jan 13, 2018
Dont do it
by: Anonymous

I am a British female 43 years old living in the Midlands and I have had 3 brazilian blow dry's (the supposed non-formaldehyde version) during the past few years. After the first one I started with extreme hair loss and went from having lovely thick fine hair to literally a mess losing around 50% of my hair. At the time I had also come off birth control so I actually thought it was that, went to the doctors on that premise and then went back to the hairdresser and asked them to cut my then long hair into a bob to try and make it look better. At that point I had made no connection whatsoever that it was the BB that might have caused it. None the wiser. He recommended I used Nioxin products which I did, and although my hair felt better, it also caused further hair loss.
I then had a second one around 6 months later, persuaded by my hairdresser that it would make my hair feel better, and as I wouldn't be using hair straighteners it would also help to prevent damage and hair loss. And still the hair loss continued. I still hadn't made the connection, and continued to try and manage my hair loss by hair cutting, and minimal styling. Fast forward to July 2017 when we were going to Europe for 10 days, and as someone who has super frizzy hair, again I was persuaded to have a BB a few days before we left so I could manage my hair better whilst away.
And then the hair loss started again, on holiday. Having to wash my hair every day was bad enough, but to see handfuls of hair in the shower, my lap and the table full of hair when I was drying it, to say I was horrified was an understatement, I started to get bald patches around my hairline (which I still have) and my hair looked a mess. It was only then a lightbulb went on in my head, and when sat researching by the pool I realised, it was the BB that had ruined my hair! It literally ruined my holiday, I spent most of it in tears, felt sick every time I had to wash my hair. I also didn't realise until then that the Formaldehyde free ones still have some in! Totally horrified I spoke to my hairdresser about it who denied flatly that the BB was the cause and it 'must be my hormones again'.
6 months on and my hair is still thin, I've tried everything, rubbing oils into my scalp, taking supplements, but it just isn't right, I can't do anything with the style as its too thin around the front, and frankly I am appalled that this hasn't been investigated properly. I've even given up alcohol and anything that might cause the smallest amount of stress on my body to try and give my hair the best chance of recovery. If anyone wants to join a UK based group please say so on here and I will set up a group on FB.
To anyone thinking of having a brazilian blow dry. please DO NOT. Please.

Dec 12, 2017
Hair Loss associated with Brazilian Blowout
by: Anonymous

I received a BB in June of 2017. This past September I started loosing massive amounts of hair. I could fill the palm of my hand every time I washed it. Additionally, there was hair all over the bathroom floor when I blew it dry. I use the best haircare products, (Kerastase) and a a wide toothed comb in an effort to be as gentle as possible. Recently I saw my Internist...a graduate from MIT and a Harvard Professsor. She could see the hair loss at the top of my scalp and crown. She suggested Rogaine and referred me to a dermatologist who is also a Harvard Professor. He recommended Rogaine, as well, and concurred that it was the BB that was causing the hair loss after careful questioning about family history and reviewing the side effects of the medications that I've been taking for years. I just started the treatment. I live in Boston, MA, and have access to the best healthcare in the world. If I don't have hair growth in the next 3 months...I'm on to the Hair Loss Center at Mass General Hospital.

Brazilian Blowout is the worst!! I have frizzy, curly hair in the Summer months, and typically get 1 Keratin treatment a year. I have never had this problem in the past, but BB was not the product used. I'm ready to sue the manufacturer, as I called and they denied that it was their product, but blamed it on my Stylist. I'm convinced that it's the product, as it was burning my eyes during application, and from reading, I know that Formaldyhyde emits gases when heat is applied. DON'T DO IT!!

Nov 01, 2017
by: Anonymous

I got an Brazilian blowout for my senior pictures in April 2017, the first few months was okay but after 3-4 months i was losing all of my hair. I did not know what to do because I've never experienced this before. now it November 1st 2017 and my curls are starting to come back but i still lost half of my hair. i will never get this again and i just want my curls back. now i am going to have to cut my hair to make it even and hopefully it will grow back please DO NOT GET THIS!!!!!!!!! will cause breakage!

Sep 24, 2017
by: Kimberly

I too have lost more than 50 percent of my hair after being stupid enough to have a BB. Not breakage....BALDING areas. My hair was never thick but frizzy, curly. I had the BB 6 years ago and didn't contribute the hair loss to the BB but to aging. I'm 58. After the second treatment in June of 2017 my hair is a NIGHTMARE. Super fine, wont grow long and bald areas. I have no clue why I didn't research this product more. I knew it had side effects but not this dramatic hair loss.

Sep 17, 2017
by: Arlena

I posted a comment about my experience however forgot to give you guys the attorney info I contacted. Let's try doing a class action! Make sure to contact this attorney ASAP. Turn notifications on to keep in touch. COMTSCTED THIS LAW FIRM 9/15/2017

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC
Located in Dallas TX

Sep 17, 2017
by: Arlena

I'm an African American female who decided to try the BBT worst experience ever. Got the treatment in March and my hair hasn't transitioned back to it's natural state. Also I'm noticing a lot of shedding, brittle, limpless hair, sore itchy scalp, and headaches. REALLY WISH SOMEONE WARNED ME ABOUT THIS PRODUCT BEFORE USING. I've always had great hair chose to use BBT to temporary eliminate frizz in the summer months, since I'm natural. I'm so disgusted with my hair I've been contemplating shaving it. I know hair doesn't make a person but after dealing with this I've developed insecurities and depression. Please consider not using this product. I truly hope they pull this from the market. I filed a complaint with however it's pretty much a waste of time they are blaming the stylist of probably misusing the product. Contacted an attorney as well.

Sep 17, 2017
Another victim
by: Anonymous

Without echoing all of the comments that have already been said, I too have fallen victim to the Brazilian blowout. My hair used to be very strong. No matter what salon I went too I always got complimented on my healthy hair and they never tried to sell me any products because they said whatever I was doing (which was avoiding gels, hair sprays and coloring or chemically treating my hair) was working. Unfortunately I wanted to try the straightening to eliminate frizz and immediately after my bathroom floor was covered in hair and continues to look that way day after day. I saw The previous comment where the person indicated that this process most likely would not cost something like that but it is too ironic that all of these women up here have faced hair loss immediately after doing the straightening. A class action suit should definitely be considered

Sep 03, 2017
by: Belinda

I received a Brazilian Blowout this past July. I'm now experiencing hair breakage. I really want a class action lawsuit filed against the makers of this product. I had almost no hair loss prior to the stylist suggesting and applying this product to my hair. I have been natural since 2013 and have spent lots of money keeping my hair healthy to have it ruined by this Brazilian Blowout product. I'm mad as HELL!!!!!

Sep 02, 2017
Brazilian straightening treatment causes hair loss
by: Brazilian chemicals

Im sorry to say but all of you fancy hairdressers making a killing off over priced chemical treatments such as the Brazilian blowout are NOT justifiable.
One person above argued that it was the overheating of the irons that caused ''breakage'' and therefore hairloss. What I experienced after my Brazilian blowout was major hair loss FROM THE ROOT.
The consumer protection association needs to investigate this further. Just because the fermaldahyde is no longer a major ingredient doesnt mean that its not causing hair loss.
using a good styling protector and a good hair iron is alot safer for your hair as it doesnt effect the scalp, even though its more work, its certainly worth the effort if it mean avoiding the hairloss caused by the Brazilian blowout.

Aug 10, 2017
Brizillan blowout
by: Anonymous

Ok I've read everyone's comments on this treatment
And too many sound like the same. This is the worst thing I did. The first time I had it my hair was so manageable
And then I had second one and my hair is falling out.
So scary and I'm pissed off at myself that I didn't
Do more research before I had this done. My hair is falling out
Like crazy!! I did some other searchs and you can get it out of your hair. Salt!! I'm going to add it into my clarifying
Shampoo. Going to do it everyday till my hair goes back to frizz. I read a lot of women have done this and their hair stopped falling out. Hope this helps !

Aug 10, 2017
hair loss after Brazilian Blowout
by: Anonymous

Unfortunately I am experiencing the same type of hair loss a few weeks after the Brazilian Blowout. I went to the GP who said that there is nothing to do about it, that I could try to massage my scalp with oil and take vitamins but there is no guarantee that it will grow back. I am still hoping that it will. My scalp is sore and very itchy, and I am losing hair at the top, like when men go bald. In addition it is fizzy and fine. I think that the treatment should be abolished. I had mine done in a reputable hair salon, so I can't explain why it went wrong.
I hope that someone finds a solution for us. good luck.

Aug 08, 2017
No More Brazilian Blowouts!!
by: Anonymous

I too have been experiencing a lot of hair loss and have been trying to figure out the cause. I have had 2 bbo's and I am almost convinced that these treatments are the cause. I used to have thick longer! It just started coming out more and more and I got to the point where I didn't want to wash my hair because so much was going down the drain! It didn't matter if I was just combing it, running my fingers thru it, etc., tons of it!! This is just too coincidental. I have eliminated all other possible causes. Too much money for this to happen. Now I'm taking vitamins to see if it will get thick again.

If ever a lawyer takes up a class action lawsuit, count me in!

Jul 31, 2017
Balding from Blowout
by: Anonymous

Hello. I am glad I am not alone in my recent struggles. I am 44 and have had 2 Brazilian blowouts. I thought wow my thick , naturally wavy hair was straight and looked awesome. I was very happy and I looked at pros and cons prior to my treatment. The only concerns I found were ones with the older blowout chemicals. Well here is where my nightmare began...6 month prior to my first blowout I had a hysterectomy with removal of tubes and ovaries. I'm guessing not having estrogen also added to what has happened. The second blowout I started noticing my normally thick hair was very thin in the front. At first I thought it was from being so silky. NOT at all. My hair started thinning in patches all over top of head. My scalp became very dry. My hair felt and looked terrible. I bought clippers and completely shaved my head. No point in trying to save what obviously was damaged. It has been 3 weeks. The sides and back have come in as prior. The top no. I look like I have the baldness men start out with. My hair is thin and patchy. If I look in mirror I can see my scalp and that is with slightly grown out hair. I have made peace with it. A friend of mine recently found out she was in remission and gave me her head covers. I know it is just hair but it is disturbing that I couldn't find anything bad posted prior about side effects and I had my hair colored and highlighted prior to the blowout. I go this week to a new stylist to get hair on sides clipped. I will ask her opinion if new growth is seen. I am very doubtful and have found a few more head caps , hats, scarves to order. My scalp is still dry and tender at times. If you love your hair avoid this at all costs. I would never have thought at 44 I would damage my scalp so bad that I will now be bald. I try and say it could be worse and I am lucky my husband loves me regardless. The money spent on a product that does opposite is very sad. Good luck to all who are in same situation. Amazon and head-covers unlimited are my new friends!

Jul 18, 2017
My hair is falling out.
by: Anonymous

I had a Brazilian blowout one month ago and after two weeks I noticed my hair coming out in clumps while washing it. I am terrified that this will continue. No one warned me that this was a possibility. Is anyone considering a law suit against the company that makes this stuff?

Jan 13, 2017
Potential cure!!
by: Anonymous

I always had such beautiful thick hair, I was young and had no idea how to control/style it. I'm half English/Welsh and half Jamaican with hair more on the Jamaican side. An olive oil product, or just pure coconut oil would give me beautiful ringlets, but so nice trust. Anyways, I got a Brazilian blow dry (they calling it in London) I loved it, my hair felt like silk and was so easy to control. I was using very bad hair straighteners with no hair protection and was very rough with my hair as it often annoyed me. But still, like a year later I was wondering why a treatment advertised to last only 2-3 months was lasting so long... But my hair was still very nice, I started to get a few split ends and the back of my hair was returning to afro. So I went to get another treatment, the stylist was saying that I'm losing a lot of hair while he was doing it, he took off a few inches. But my hair looked nice after, it was only shoulder length after the cut but oh well. I soon gave up on the quest for straight hair. But hair was still nice, like a year- a year and a half later I noticed that my hair was considerably thinner than my two brothers who also had long hair. I thought yeah, those £20 straightners and no heat protection definitely killed my hair, but no more! It will grow back. It was fine and thickening out then I went on holiday this summer, like 3 years since my last Brazilian treatment and I was using this one 'twist and lock' gel, terrible stuff, all the chemicals you can imagine. But in Europe you can't find anything to control afro hair. Anyways, I come back and notice how bald I've become, impossible to hide the bald spots, 2 at the front sides one right at the top, making like some triangle bald lines. I started panicking. I wasn't gna wait around to go more bald and stress myself, as at this point it was only getting worse, no better. So recently, about a week ago I shaved my head No.1 to rid the chemicals from my head.

Anyways that's all irrelevant, just my story, the other factors didn't help, but the Brazilian blowdry was definitely the biggest factor to my hair loss. I just didn't notice coz my hair was so thick. But yeah, look into colloidal silver, gold, platinum and let your search take you to the answer. I am a student of biological sciences and chemistry. My opinion, some chemical can't permanently change the genes of your hair growth, if alopecia runs in your family yeah the treatment will cause that to trigger. All these treatments and constant shampooing and other things is stressful to your hair and your bombarding it just causing yourself more stress, leading to more hair loss. Oils and that yeah, but anything a "ologist" prescribes you don't trust. Just another foreign chemical. They just want you to pay their fees and the prescription for their commission. The wonders of colloidal silver, gold, platinum are universal and can benefit you In so many more ways. Curing cancer for one, if you know anyone with cancer. Can use it on the skin for anti-aging properties. Check out a site called, I'd recommend the "DNA colloidal boost" containing all aforementioned plus rhodium, chromium and one or two others. You may think "wooww heavy metals are toxic" yeah obviously, anything you can die from eating too much of is called toxic. You'll also find iron in your blood cells, zinc in your muscles and magnesium in your brain. All "toxic" but essential for life. Gold and silver, way better. You can use topically anywhere or/and take orally for all round health results!! But also look into monoatomic gold. Its all a bit sciencey, but basically it can reverse damage of the genetic code and forms kind of an elecromagntic field around the cell, creating ideal conditions for cells.

But yeah the only people I can find writing about regrowing hair, even people with matured alopecia, the only ones, they're saying they're using these colloidal elements. I happened to have that 'colloidal DNA boost' anyway so started using that after I shaved my head. Bit unconsistently though.

Hope this helps and wasn't too long... My bald patches have hair on, it's there. Everyday I wake up saying look! It's thickened out a bit more! But I may just be lying to myself Haha. You need to go research it yourself tho, coz you'll just think I'm chatting nonsense if I go into more detail. Also "African pride Magical gro" has an extensive list of nutrients from so many oils like jojoba, castor etc and fruits. Has a few parabens in it but I think they have one without.

✌ Spencer

Jan 07, 2017
Brazilian blowout ruined my life
by: Erika

I have come to this site plenty of times looking for answers but I never posted anything so there it goes.. My nightmare started December 4 2015, about a year ago now to be exact. I went to the salon to get a touch up on the "blonde". I am a Brunnet and always have been but about a year ago I got this stupid idea of wanting to go blonde, so on November 2015 I got what is called a balayage I was not happy on how it turned out so she said oh come in 3 weeks and I'll retouch it to see if we can get it lighter well I went back on Dec 4 let me remind you this is the first time I bleach my hair so I was not used to the dry frizzy texture so when I get there she did the touch up bleached it again and said oh hey you should really get this treatment called a Brazilian blowout it would really help your hair now that you had bleached it she then started talking about the wonders of the treatment . I asked if there was any side effects and she said none just that sometimes clients experience burning in their eyes but that was normal. At that moment I wish I would've said no but I said well if it'll help my hair then why not so she proceeded to do the treatment right after she bleached my hair I didn't love it but I was like okay it'll go back to normal after 4 months but that never happened. I always had thick hair so that's probably why I am not bald I have lost 50 percent of my hair and I am only 25 yrs old. There is days I don't sleep i hate myself for doing this and wish I could go back in time at first I thought maybe the hair shedding was due to a disease so they did blood tests and everything came back normal I know now this was due to the Brazilian blowout my scalp is super dry and my scalp feels sore just like many others I have tried everything like oils, aloe Vera and different shampoos to help the shedding go away but nothing has worked. There's not a day I don't cry I hate looking at myself in the mirror this is affecting my life and I have lost hope I am seeking help from a counselor because it has come to the point that I don't want to live anymore. If you need someone to talk to about your experience or you have found a solution please let me know My email is

Sep 23, 2016
My nightmare comes true :(
by: Sam

I would like to start off by apologizing if any of my grammar is misspelled it is very late, I no longer sleep as my hair loss counties non stop, I will say that I am a victim of a Brazilian blow out hair loss, that was caused by the stylists errors and part to blame is the product for false labeling, it or nor does it say warning mixing of chemicals can cause series side effects one including hair loss and along with other health side effects. From one of its popular ingredient formaldehyde which I now call the enemy, I tell my self the lady who did my hair told me it was all safe ingredients and this is the best thing on the market and assured me that she does them all the time which I have seen her work , and my self trusting her not once did she tell me as a stylist I have to warn you of all possible side effects, that's one topic at there training is not allowed but only if errors occurs to blame the client and tell them there sick and need blood work, that is what I was told when I went back to her for my concerns I mean my hair was falling out by the root I was so scared no one could help Me then you start to Google your concerns and find many others out there like what you are going through as well, so sad to have thick hair one day and two weeks it all falls out, we're all different and it takes certain chemicals to start acting and telling our bodies OK something's not right kind of like medicine it takes a while to kick in, but once it's in, the damage is done and no reversing it no special shampoo oils is going to work you have to let it run its natural course, I learn to cry and yell to get my frustration out I don't look back but try to move ahead every day is a struggle will I wake up bald how much hair will I lose today the same questions over and over, right now I cut all my hair off let me say that does not help, OK now my front hair line is gone real thin all over and now my crown area is getting wider, there you have it $400.00 to make me bald, will I ever recover I don't no but I will say time that's all I have and pray I wake up with some hair I think this treatment Brazilian blowout to be a joke, and I just want some one to here me scream at the makers of this stuff it's all poison it does nothing for you but takes your natural beauty away. It kills our hair my hair died on May 26, 2016 may you rest in peace hair and I'm so sorry that I did a Brazilian blow to you, my poor handsome long hair gone. So sorry for this long message but it helps me to let what I'm going though out and my prayers to all of you who are suffering. When I was younger I had dreams that my hair would fall out and I would wake up bald, that's why I titled this my nightmare, has become my reality. I don't no if any one out there is.experiencing the same hair loss symptoms which I also forgot to mention I have scalp pains dry scalp very and I mean very itchy scalp with tons of dandruff, if you do I no what your going through and I don't want to hear that the Brazilian blowout does not cause hair loss, it certainly does play a role in it, oh one more thing, One Doc that I'm seeing and he's helped so much he with out properly testing just theory that me and him have because there is no evidence or research that what's happening is as this chemicals enters our body though the scalp that it has a reaction to our hormones that tells it hey, our job here is done so they die off and permanently ages our genetics and cause our hair to age by many years and if there any male or female pattern baldness or just any kind of alopecia well there you have it triggers it and sends it at a alarming rate. I no maybe you herd of some thing like that again that's mine and his theory and just wanted to share, because there's really no studies on any of the chemicals and what they can do to a human being . Thanks to any one who reads this and just no I am very grateful to have learned a valuable lesson do not take our vanity for granted one day you have it and the well you no the rest, it's gone. Be kind and have faith with my dearest love and compassion, Sam from Houston Texas god bless.

Sep 08, 2016
Sorry to tell everyone
by: Anonymous

Hey everyone,

In reading the comments and descriptions from everyone regarding the Brazilian Blowout I have some bad news for you.

Unfortunately the treatment did not break your hair or call it to thin or fall out. Several other possibilities did.

A. Your stylist used a heat on the flat iron too hot for you. The treatment seals in from 380-450 degrees.
380-400: fine, limp, thin, overprocessed, damaged or African American hair
410-440: color treated hair with average density
450: extremely thick, virgin (no color or precious chemical services), or Asian or Persian hair

Did your hair break off months after the service? Still could've been too high of heat earlier and the Brazilian was holding the breakage together. Once it finally was shampooed out nothing was holding on.

You could also have a medication or thyroid issue.

B. You had a treatment that was in fact not a Brazilian Blowout but another treatment. In doubt what treatment it is? Ask to see a Certificatiin from the company provided to the stylist. If your stylist doesn't have one they can certify online for free. Most of these were done improperly.

Lists of certified salons are on BUT this doesn't mean your particular stylist in salon is certified.

If the certificate is older than 2013. They are no longer up to date on treatment instructions.

C. Contrary to popular belief, protein is not so great for hair.

Sure after a workout it's amazing for your muscles. However, a Brazilian Blowout improves the health of your hair with AMINO ACIDS not keratin proteins. Therefore, applying a protein shampoo or styling product to already healthy hair is TOO much. The hair can't take it and becomes stiff, then breaks.

D. Your hair changes every few years. Is your skin the same as it was when you were 20? Does your knee click when you bend it. Or do you have CTS from typing too much on the blogs? Your body changes. So does your hair! What worked for you before may not work for you now. I've been getting a Brazilian Blowout from a certified educator for the company for 6 years and the health of my hair has improved. It's stronger, resistant to Frizz, and has allowed my curl to return in a healthier fashion.

E. Send your stylist to a free Brazilian Blowout class. They are available all over the country and, again, are FREE!!!

Jun 02, 2016
Live, Learn & Trust Your Instincts
by: Anonymous

I could all but "see" the writing on the wall. After 5+ years of growing my natural hair out I became restless in wearing a wig. The temples of my hair were thinned out to the max but a nice healthy length had formed from years of no chemicals. I went to one of the best African-American hairstylists money can by here in NYC and after months of saving list the length of my hair after a month and half or so. The Brazilian Blowout was THE ultimate alternative to a relaxer I was told. My results were dull thinned hair the first time but I still had my length. I couldn't even afford the in between treatments due to the high cost and ended up doing my own hair which seemed to work at first. A month in he shedding began. My length was in tact but I had less and less hair. I got my second Brazilian Blowout about a week ago and my hair is broken on the top of my head and he back is thinner and shorter. My amazing stylist blamed it on my hair gel but my "gel" is alcohol free contains hydrolyzed wheat protein -which has always grown my hair- and was never applied to any area other than my edges and the front to keep my hair slick, never on top or in back where the breakage actually is. I truly sympathize with Desperate May 26th post. I do not have the luxury of hiding out in my apt as my job is primarily based on my looks I'm pretty bummed. However, this is just a live and learn lesson. You have to have really strong hair for a Brazilian Blowout AND this process is not for everyone. If you know you have weak hair or have ever had a problem in the past with breakage or chemicals or heat breakage then this definitely is not for you. Do t let a professional talk you into it or convince you like I did. Also if you are lucky to find someone to do it for 100-200 dollars you are better off. I paid almost 400 initially and that was with a discount.

May 26, 2016
by: Desperate

I got my Brazilian about 5 months ago and was very disappointed. It burned my ends and now I'm losing my hair. I feel very depressed. I have been trying to reverse the effects since day 1 to no avail. I find myself not wanting to leave the house now. I want to know from others that received the treatment years ago if their hair improved. Please, anyone who got their treatment 4 or 5 years ago, did it get any better?

Apr 22, 2016
by: mew

After getting the Brazilian blowout 3 times in the span of suggested months i lost almost 2-4 inches and went from long hair that went down my back to hair that barely touched my shoulders and it was very broken, DONT DO IT!!!

Jan 17, 2016
Brazilian blowout saved my hair.
by: Anonymous

So after reading these stories I'm like what did you people get done and where? Getting the Brazilian blowout for me was a great experience. I did all the research before hand and watched you tube videos on how it's done. I made sure to read the differences in the keratin treatment, Japanese straighter and Brazilian blowout. I know that with the blowout you get your hair washed first they wash all the residue and dirt out then they put the treatment on your hair, they have you sit with it for 15 to 20 minutes then they straighten it ( blow dry first) then with the flat iron to seal the treatment in your hair.

Once that's done they was your hair again then they condition it with a mask and rinse. Once they do that they straighten it out again if u want then you are done. You don't have to wait 3-4 days to wash. Once they wash your hair the second time in the salon your done. You can style and wash right after. I have been getting this done for a year now and my hair is the best it's ever been.

I'm Hispanic and have really thick curly long hair so I think the results are based off the hair type. My hair prior to this was very damaged and was falling out. I use to have hair ever where but I think having the blowout done saved my hair. So after reading your stories I think some are health issues and others got something other than the blowout done.

I heard so many terrible stories about the Japanese straighter especially on curly hair, as well as the keratin treatment that's just a little to much work for me. So for those thinking about getting it done make sure you go to a professional who knows the differences because I went to one and she had the nerve to say they were all the same I was shocked and left.

I Have Found A Stylist Who I Trust She Only Charges 100. And I won't go anywhere else. The Brazilian blowout out saved my hair and my time.

Dec 23, 2015
just wanted to clarified
by: yen

i just wanted to clarified that my kids and husband were there before the actual treatment started ,it took about 30 minutes for the "preparation" ,and after that they were gone for lunch.I have to say this because i don't need any hate mail.if you have hateful things to say plz dont email me.thank you.

Dec 23, 2015
the nightmare continues after 3 years
by: yen

hello,I'm new here so this is my very first comment.I had a brazillian blowout in june 2012.One of the worst decisions i have ever made in my life,one that thought me not to take things for granted.I wish we were able to post pics here,because i know your jaw would drop if you looked at my before and after pics.Anyways ,i used to have fine(not too fine)curly,frizzy ,3a,3b,4a hair.

I had just gave birth a couple of months before that fateful day,I was very overwhelm and depressed,i have an autistic teen,my 5 year old and the new baby and i was looking for something that reduced my hair time.I had been going to a Japaneses hair salon off and on with an interestingly ironic name "magician" ( it should of been a red flag for me).they were offering the treatment for $100.00 ,i thought it was a great deal ,and economically with a new born ,my hubby and i were not doing hubby has very bad anxiety issues,and his patience runs low. he had come with me to several places ,one of them was an Aveda hair salon were my regular stylist worked. She told me that they were no longer providing the keratin treatment ,which was what i really wanted to get.

I went to some other places ,but the price was too high for my budget. So when my hubby's patience was at its wits ends i decided to go to the magician hair salon.this I will never forget ,when i was waiting for the stylist,I had a gut felling ,not a good one though. I felt like i wanted to run and i didn't know why ,i said to my hubby " I'm not sure i want to do this ,let's go . He said to me " get it done ,get it over with!.and his whole body language was of one that was frustrated.I had told him to go home ,but my hubby is the type that he wants to take me everywhere,and be there so he doesn't have to be home with 3 kids waiting for me to come home.I had talk to the hair stylist and told him I wanted a keratin treatment ,he told me that that stuff had formaldehyde and that he has something that does not have any of it and that it's actually very good for my type of hair because of the keratin properties .That it will get rid off the frizz in my hair.He proceeded to explain the procedure with very little details due to the language mind was in a cloud for some reason,maybe being away(30 feet) from my kids and husband, sitting in that chair ready to get pampered for the first time in like forever put me in such a relax mode that i ignored all the red flags coming and going.I felt that gut feeling again,i though for one minute to get up and leave.I just told my self " you need to relax,your being paranoid"!.I dismissed my gut instinct .

During the hair washing i notice that they used regular shampoo ,i didn't say anything ..the whole process was 3 hours,i smelled something awful during the flat iron process,there was very little ventilation and no masks any where.He washed my hair twice and repeated the process twice. my hair was pin straight .I asked him when can i wash my hair ,he said 3 days but it dint really matter " you can wash it when it feels dirty" he said.I wash my hair about 4 days after the treatment,and let me tell you that when that water hit my hair ,it looked like 50% of all my hair fell out! from the root,i saw the white little head attached to it.there was hair everywhere ,,like everywhere.the floor the pillow you name it there was hair there.I scream so loud in the tub that my hubby came running and when he saw all that hair he was shocked,did not know what to hair became something i did not recognized ,straw like ,super dry and rought, so light like a feather.after that i went to 5 different dermatologist ,an endocrinologist and 4 different physicians.I had a biopsy and it revealed alopecia and the stress hormone.All of the doctors i saw said that they did not believed the treatment had done this! i felt like there was some type of conspiracy amongst was ask if i was under stress,i'm like if you just lost 70% of all your hair wouldn't you? seriously!! i was told by one of them that what the treatment possibly did was to accelerate the alopecia ,it made it come sooner .and the stress is making my hair come out my hair finally stopped falling around the beginning of 2015 this year.

I have new growth but it's so thin that it's almost transparent.My hair died in 2012,I'm afraid i will never get my hair back,i look at pics and start to cry ,i miss my huge curly,frizzy hair.

The products i used that i believe help me where :jamaican black castol oil,coconut oil,i did a home treatment with ground cloves(boil about 1oz of water with about 10 cloves,once the water is dark turn off the stove and wait till is warm,put it in your scalp for about 30minutes. i did this every week before i washed my hair.A Dominican lady gave me this recipe and i'm very grateful ,i just wish i knew sooner about it.I went on a hair diet ,there is no protein in none of my hair products.I learn that my hair grew to be protein sensitive .so no protein and only organic hair products(sulfate-free and so) ,if i can't understand what the ingredients are in the ingredients label in the product i don't use it .moisture and moisture! I'm using the bee mine products ,they have the best protein-free deep- conditioner i have ever used,this stuff it's trully amazing. i forgot to say the the rogaine the doctors gave me 2% and 5% did not worked it made my scalp itch and made my hair very dry that it was breaking even more.the shampoos and creams was awful,specially the shampoo ,i felt that it was not for my hair type ,cause it dried it up so bad that i had to cut the knots cause there was no way around it.I cut my hair to my ears ,not the best cut for me at all.but i had to get it done to help heal my hair. so now all i have to deal with is extremely thin hair,moisture and more moisture,and pray a lot that the falling doesn't come back again. sorry for the long story and hope you all find what works for you ,and that your hair's health comes back me at: for any questions.

Dec 17, 2015
Brazilian Blowout Nightmare
by: Anonymous

I had my first Brazilian blowout in June 2015 and was very pleased. Three months later I had the second and loved it again. It is now December 2015. I have lost most of my hair volume. My hair is very thin, so I have purchased a human hair wig that looked like my hair did when I first got the blowout. I have only told a few people about this wig--family members/closest friends. Reading all the above comments, I am in fear that my hair will never be the same again. I have nothing else to blame this on. It is a nightmare. Don't do it.

Nov 08, 2015
Brazilian blowout
by: Anonymous

On Friday 6 Nov'15 I did my first Blowout. At First I was blowout of the results but from this morning I have a swelling itchy scalp with a lot of sore on it. I don't now what to do as the product don't was out. Did any of you experience the same effect.

Sep 15, 2015
by: Mel

I thought I had found the solution to having straight hair! Please DO NOT use stylist allowed me to put it into my hair every four months.....I had approximately 5-6 Brazilians...I started to notice that my hair had become increasingly thinner and then..the horror- my hairline began receding....I have been diagnosed with scarring alopecea...what this means is that because of chemicals in the Brazilian, the hair follicles have scarred over and can never be re-activated! I am devastated and now face the possibility of going increasingly more bald. If nothing else, let me be the 'cautionary tale' for other women!

Sep 15, 2015
it will leave you with no hair
by: Anonymous

I had it done a month ago...and I was over the moon with the results.... out of the shower without using my blow dryer... but now its like everytime i touch or comb my hair i'm left with a whole bunch of hair in my hands... my pillow looks like a fuzzy pillow... to think that I paid $500 to ruin my hair.

Jan 31, 2015
damage hair
by: Anonymous

I never should have done it i swear im losing a lot of hair and i have a flaky scalp and it bothers me a lot. My hair is so short now and looks like a baby hair.. Im planning to cut my hair that short but im worried if it will grow back the way it was before.. I've been searching for a cure or treatment for this but i cant find one .. Ive been rebonding my hair for the past 4 years and it looks great until i have this so called Brazilian blowout waaaahhh it really freaks me out.. Losing my self esteem. It really damaged my hair.

Nov 02, 2014
Don't Do It!!!
by: Deeliriously Anonymous

Today is 11/02/14, and I got my Brazilian Blowout last year 1/2013. I've only done it once. In the beginning, I loved the result it did to my hair!: soft, silky, smooth, straight, and rarely get into tangles!

3 months later, I've been noticing that my hair was thinning out, more so when I shower. My hair wasn't tangled but I applied shampoo first, rinsed off, then applied conditioner. Just by running my fingers through my hair without much effort, a lot of my hair would still come off!

Seriously, for the love of your hair, DON'T DO IT! I'm still suffering from hair thinning to this day!

I was advised to do scalp treatment but I'm too scared that it will only make matters worse. What to do??

Aug 29, 2014
Miracle turned into nightmare
by: Anonymous

I am South African and am mixed raced, so I've been relaxing my hair since I can remember and you occasionally had some breakage but nothing too serious. I thought the Brazilian Blowout was the more natural answer to my unruly hair. I have always taken pride in my hair and first did the Brazilian Blowout when my hair was over my shoulder, the results was amazing so I did it twice after that again, then I started noticing hair loss and thought maybe I should go for another Brazilian Blowout as it protects your hair. It's been a year already and I still wake up with a pillow covered in hair. I've been to a special hair clinic, I'm on tabs, laser scalp treatment, shampoos etc. My roots are in terrible condition and I can't relax or use any products as I fear it might cause even more hair loss. I don't know what to do anymore wish I never tried it. I try to comb my hair to hide the short pieces.

Jun 03, 2014
by: Anonymous

I i did the brazilian blowout and was initially very pleased and couldn't wait to tell everyone.Now few months later, my whole hair is falling out. Long strands just pulling out. I am afraid to even comb my hair because of how much hair loss i am experiencing. I don't know what to do. this is the worse thing that has ever happened to my hair. please anyone, stay away. all that glitters is not gold. This is a nightmare!!!

Apr 27, 2014
by: Anonymous

About 2 months ago i had this done in SYD Australia and originally everything was ok and i loved it... NOW my hair is falling out and worse in the shower, i can basically at any one time pull strands of hair out of my head by running my fingers through my hair...

HELP!!! how do i stop it from falling out and how do i remove the Brazilian Blow Out from my hair to stop this happening :( im so sad... like most people i thought this was be my dream come true :(

Jan 30, 2014
Don't do It!!!!!
by: Anonymous

I had Brazilian blow out done 2 years ago. I have naturally frizzy curly hair. I thought this is a miracle since I don't really have time to take care of my hair with having two kids under the age of 6. I went in thinking my hair dilemma will finally be over and boy was I wrong. After 2 weeks of getting the Brazilian Keratin treatment done, I noticed my hair falling out and I thought maybe this was normal since loosing 100 strands of hair per day is OK but as weeks went by I realized there was nothing normal about this.
My life became a nightmare. I lost 75% of my hair within few months. I went to 3 different dermatologists and I was told I had an allergic reaction to the chemical used. I used to cry everyday, I couldn't look at myself in the mirror. I stopped going out or leaving the house at all. It effected my job, my life in every way.
I started using Rogaine for women for 6 months and grew hair all over my chin since that's a side effect of Rogaine. It's been 2 years. My hair started growing back but it hasn't been the same. It is so thin compared to the coarse curly hair I used to have. I have constant breakage since my hair never came back healthy like it used to be. The front of my hair never really filled in after all the hair loss. I have few strands that I try to hide behind my ears. Please don't take a chance and don't do it. I would like to add that the person that I went to was a well renowned hair stylist in her city. They even wrote articles about her in the magazines. So she was a professional and she knew what to do, it's just that I was one of the unfortunate people that ended up with unhappy results.

Jun 01, 2012
Yes it does cause hair loss
by: Anonymous

I had 2 treatments this past year. The last one was 3 months ago. My frizzy, course hair became soft, shiny and was so easy to style.

Now 3 months later, my hair is coming out like crazy. I'm afraid to blow dry my hair because the more I brush it, the faster it falls out!

I'm so upset!! I do not leave the house without a baseball cap! I wish I never got talked into the treatments by my hairdresser!

Do no try it!! I would take my frizzy hair over this any day!

Feb 12, 2012
seborrheic dermatitis
by: Anonymous

After my first Brazilian Blowout I noticed slight flaking and itchy skin. It wasn't bad and ruled it off as dandruff.

A three months later I went back to have it done again. Within a day later I noticed I was getting much more dander and the Itchiness was still there. It was about a month after that second treatment that my hair started to shed hardcore. I could comb my fingers through my hair and have anywhere form 5 to 15 strands of hairs. I could continue this all day and get the same results. The effects were much worse in the shower during a wash. I collected as much hair as I could and made an appointment to a dermatologist.

Turns out my hair was going through telogen effluvium, and my scalp had seborrheic dermatitis.None of which had happened until after these first couple Blowout treatments.

In the end I was prescribed Fluocinonide to treat my scalp. I also used a clarifying shampoo to strip out everything possible. From there it was Selsun Blue. It took 3 months to get my scalp back to normal and my hair to stop shedding!

If you have a sensitive scalp the blowout will ruin you!

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