23 Sep 2012

Hestia ....gets a Brazilian

No, not something that leaves my nethers looking like this:



Nor have I managed to wangle myself one of these:


I have no idea, I just googled 'hot brazilian men' and up he popped.
One can dream.

No, the Brazilian that I have finally got for myself is a BRAZILIAN BLOWDRY!!!!

Tartarus was initially concerned that I was going to come home from the hairdressers with a 1" wide strip of hair down the middle of my skull.  *sigh* MEN *shrugs*.

A Brazilian Blowdry involved sitting in the hairdressers for FOUR hours while a lovely Russian girl painstakingly painted my hair with keratin stuff and straightened it until it was straighter than a New England clergyman's soul.

I was then tasked with keeping my hair straight for the next four days - no hairbands, no tucking it behind my ears.  Nothing.  

For the next four days I remained indoors, keeping away from rain, wind and anything that might cause my hair to kink in rebellion.  I looked like a ghost.  But one with swooshy hair!!!!

Tuesday morning, I returned to the hairdressers to have it all washed off.  The Russian girl didn't say much and I suspected that my coarse, kinked hair may have been too much for the treatment.  'Is it curly?' I whispered.  'A bit.' she whispered back.

And secretly, in the heart of myself, I rejoiced that my hair would not be beaten by chemicals and hung onto its sense of myself for grim death.  

I eventually looked at myself in the mirror.  Well, it was curly, but it wasn't my usual CURLY.

And then she dried it with her fingers - a technique guaranteed to send me into cotton wool puff hair hell......and lo, it stayed normal looking.  I was encouraged.

The hairdresser then flicked her straighteners over me.  It went poker straight in minutes.  From entering the salon, washing/conditioning, drying and straightening - 45 minutes.  A world record for me!

Since then, I have barely had to draw my own straighteners through it and we're now at Sunday and it looks like this:


I should have brushed it before the photo, but you get the idea.


It's not poker straight, but I don't want it poker straight.  I want it to look natural and slightly waved.  The condition of my hair is lovely and I cannot tell you how delighted I am to have swooshy hair with minimal work from myself.  It is definitely something to consider if you're going a holiday and don't want to humph loads of hair stuff with you - maybe for the party season too!

But the moment of truth will be when I wash and dry it myself!  Watch this space!



25 comments:

  1. Ooooh, interesting. Not something I will ever try, I spend too much on getting it curly :-)

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    1. We iz nebber happy with what we haz *much sage nodding of head*

      AX

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  2. It looks lovely, but... why?

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    1. Because sometimes a girl doesn't want to be curly and VERY dishevelled looking. Sometimes I need to be moderately dishevelled looking and this FITS the bill!!!!

      Ali x

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    2. I beg your pardon Ali--that was a particularly inept comment, born of a tiny weeny little blogcrush based on your picture. Of course one wants to change one's looks all the time.

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  3. well done looks fab........good luck with the wash-n-go!!x

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  4. This is an interesting one, can't wait for more updates.

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    1. G'dday Aussie hair snippers!! I shall post a picture of me doing it myself. Whenever I get over the fear of actually doing it myself :-D

      Hope life's good Down Under and drier than it is Up Over :-D

      Ali x

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  5. Looks lovely! My requirement for any "do" is that it be low maintenance. So, fingers crossed for the wash at home not sending it into a tail spin ;)

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  6. Looking good with the Brazilian. A friend of a friend had one - he's male, very stylish and has a chic grey bob. It's all the rage!

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  7. It's so beeyoootiful. Have you washed it yet? Is it ok? I am terribly jealous!

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    1. I have washed it, let it dry itself and then straightened it and it's still going strong!

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  8. It looks lovely - I'm considering a digital perm but they are currently prohibitley expensive - just to make my hair all curl the same way for a while!

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    1. I don't regret getting this done - although I was a bit worried when it still looked curly when it was washed off - but it's fine. Really easy to handle. If you want to do it, you will find a way to save the money and get it done. Or could you do some sort of barter for it?

      Ali x

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  9. As a fellow curly hair sufferer, I am impressed - it looks great. As you say, you don't want it to be dead straight, just relaxed as it were. I will be interested to hear how you go...Well done.

    sue

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    1. So far I have no complaints. I still need to give it a little once over in the morning, but the condition of it is great and it still looks smart. I say, have a go!!!

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