They always say that if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing properly; whether it’s correcting someone’s pronunciation of the word cretin when they’re insulting you or ensuring that you’re wearing more than gym-shorts when you climb Mount Everest. Looking after your hair is no different so if you’re going to change up your style, do it properly and save up to 68% on a Brazilian Blow-out with optional wash, cut and blow-dry at Voque.
They say that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, usually when someone with curly hair says they wish it were straight, or a blonde wants to go brunette. Really though, it’s not just girls with a head full of ringlets that want sleeker hair – even people with supposedly straight hair have to deal with frizz, and the kinks and waves that make mops look anything but sleek.
A Brazilian Blow-out isn’t just designed to iron out the twists in your tresses – even though it does relax curls; it will, however, eliminate any coif-crises you might be having, whether it’s unruly curls or frizzy waves. The treatment, containing keratin – the protein your hair is made of – is then applied and locked in with a combination of flat-ironing and blow-drying. Even if you flat-iron your hair in the mornings, you know that the straightness lasts about an hour before the Cape Town wind eventually mucks it up; in contrast, the Brazilian Blow-dry can last anywhere between three and five months. The semi-permanent treatment can take anywhere between one and two hours, depending on the length and thickness of your hair. Obviously, if your locks could give Rapunzel a run for her money, the procedure might take a little bit longer.
If a newly smooth fall of frizz-free locks isn’t enough, go the whole nine yards with a wash, cut and blow-dry. The wash works to rid your hair of the accumulated city smog and hair-products you’re probably using to tame your wild mane, with the added bonus that you can marvel a bit at the fact that washing your hair at home never feels quite as good or gives the same type of bounce or squeaky-clean quality. Follow up with a cut and whether you decide that giving split-ends the snip is enough, or you trim your tiresome tresses into a whole new style, the expert scissor wielders can create a mane masterpiece that not even the rain would want to ruin. Finish off the new style with a blow-dry to get it looking it’s sleek and fancy best, and you’ll be ready to flaunt your new over shoulder flick-worthy mane.
Follicle Fact: The first documented use of heat-styling was in Mesopotamia in the early 1500’s. An unnamed woman was basking in the sun in the middle of desert, trying to brush the frizziness out of her hair. After a few hours, she noticed that the combination of dry desert heat and the wind blowing was helping her to smooth out her tangled tresses, resulting in the invention of the primitive hair-dryer.