Ready to split from your split ends for good? Try making a clean break with Brazilian Blowout. The brand known for their hair smoothing treatment has created a one-of-a-kind Split End Treatment ($20-$30) that is said to be the only in-salon service of its kind around. Currently available at Salon Ziba in NYC and Argyle Salon and Spa in LA, this new split end hair savior is now also available nationwide, so we had to get all the deets on how it works. To find out more, we sat down with Alfredo Lewis, celebrity hairstylist and colorist at Argyle Salon and Spa in Los Angeles. Read on to discover the source of split ends, how to fix them, and find out if this new treatment could be for you.
So Alfredo, what exactly are split ends and why do they occur?
Split ends are a danger for anyone with long to medium length hair. They are when the ends of the hair split into two, causing the hair to look dry, frizzy and thinner on the ends. Spli ends occur when the natural oils of the hair are blocked and can't nourish the end of the hair follicle. Sun damage, bleach, and over use of hot tools like curling and flat irons are a few things that can be sure to cause split ends.
We've always heard there's no real solution to split ends besides a haircut. Is that true?
This pretty much used to about sum it up! Remember the 1980's hot oil treatments? Those used to be all the rage, but were a very temporary fix to a much bigger problem. But lately, I have been doing the new Split End Repair Treatment on my clients. Once again Brazilian Blowout has created something new and exciting that I think is going to be huge!
What is the Brazilian Blowout Split End Repair Treatment?
It is a new and innovative solution that thermally seals the ends. The treatment utilizes a proprietary Thermo-Marine Bonding System to fill in and bind weakened hair fibers, instantly mending split ends. Think hot oil treatment for the future that actually works and has lasting and cumulative results. Red Seaweed Algae, Brazilian Blowout's Super Nutrient complex, and amino acids thermally seal onto the hair shaft, killing split ends in their tracks! What I love about it is that the hair is still bouncy and full of body. One of my clients told me that it took her hair from hay to.."Heyyyyyyy!"I love that one.
Sounds fabulous! Who would be the ideal candidate for this treatment?
Anyone with hair in their head! But seriously, mostly long haired clients with damaged ends. Many, many women do not, I repeat do not, want to cut their hair. Especially the necessary amount it would take to cut off split ends. The owner of my salon asks for what she calls "air cuts," another one of my favorites! But she is far from alone when it comes to the fear of trimming. This is a great way to repair split ends and still keep the hair long and healthy!
What about this treatment cures split ends?
The Red Sea Weed Algae is magic. What Acai berry did for Brazilian Blowout this does for repairing tresses. By thermally activating the formla with a flat iron helps seals the product on the ends, thus sealing the split end into one.
Wow, so how long does it last? What would our daily maintenance be?
The treatment lasts for approx one month, and you will get the longest lasting results by using the after care line. For example, the Anti-Frizz Brazilian Blowout Shampoo and the Masque. I also love their volume line as a great aftercare alternative!
Any tricks to preventing future split ends?
Put down the flat iron! Stop curling your hair everyday. And if you must, use a great UV protectant and thermal protectant before styling.Try not to over wash your hair as well. By doing this you let the natural oils build up in the hair, helping to prevent future split end nightmares!
Thanks Alfredo! To find a salon near you, visit the Brazilian Blowout's website, type your zip code in, and the salon indicator will let you know the closet location near you.
Check out the promo video for this treatment below. Will you be looking to end your split ends with this innovative treatment? Let us know with a comment!
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