Brazilian Blowout FAQ

Increase your knowledge of all types of "Brazilian" Keratin Treatments
and make an informed decision on which one best suits you.

Below you will find an assortment of the most frequently asked questions regarding Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin and Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatments.

Should you have a question that is not listed here, and would like it answered, please do not hesitate to Email your question and an answer will find its way to you shortly.


May the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin and Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatments be used over the Japanese Hair Straightening Treatment? (i.e. Yuko System Permanent Hair Straightening)

Yes, the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin and Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatments may be used over any kind of Hair Straightening Treatments. In fact, the Brazilian Keratin Hair Straightening Treatments are amazing Treatments for use as an "in between" Hair Straightening Treatment, when used in conjunction with all types of Japanese Permanent Hair Straightening Treatments.

May the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin and Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatments be used on Hair that has been colored or highlighted?

Yes, the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin and Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatments are safe to be used on any type of Hair, including tinted and/or highlighted Hair.

May the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin and Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatments be used on virgin Hair?

Yes, the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin and Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatments work beautifully on virgin Hair types. However, the Global Keratin Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment is more effective at achieving straighter results the other two.

May I color my Hair and do either the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin or Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatments together?

Yes, however it is recommended that you color your Hair anytime before your Brazilian Blowout or Global Keratin Hair Treatment. Or, wait a week after receiving either the Brazilian Blowout or Global Keratin Brazilian Keratin Treatment.
With Escova Diamante you may color the same day, but immediately after the treatment.

How long must I wait before washing my Hair after receiving the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin or Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatment?

Brazilian Blowout = May be washed the same day. For best results wait 24 to 48 hours.
Global Keratin = Must wait 48 hours.
Escova Diamante = Is washed and blown-dry before you leave the salon.

Does the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin or Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatments contain Formaldehyde?

Brazilian Blowout = No.
Global Keratin = Yes. 4%
Escova Diamante = No. Unless you prefer it, then a small percentage of laboratory grade Formaldehyde may be added.

Will my Hair become straighter after receiving the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin or Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatment?

Brazilian Blowout = No. Brazilian Blowout is only a smoothing treatment which removes frizz and conditions Hair.
Global Keratin = Yes. Drew purchases his Global Keratin with an added 4% Formaldehyde, which will lend an additional straightening effect.
Escova Diamante = Yes. Escova Diamante is the most effective of all his Keratin Treatments at making hair straighter. At your request, Drew can tweek the formula, with custom amounts of laboratory grade Formaldehyde, which will lend an even greater straightening effect and prolong the longevity of the treatment.

Why is Formaldehyde ever necessary to be used ina Brazilian Keratin Treatment?

The sole purpose of Formaldehyde to be present in an American formulation of any Brazilian Keratin Treatment is to straighten the Hair. However, like all of the benefits of any Brazilian Keratin Treatment, the straightening effect is temporary.

How straight will my Hair be if I choose to use a formula of Brazilian Keratin Treatment which contains Formaldehyde

It's all realtive to how curly your Hair is to begin with, and how strong it is (virgin Hair vs. chemically treated Hair) All formulas, by all brands, are not effective at getting any type or condition of Hair completely straight.

May I tie my Hair in a ponytail after receiving the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin or Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatment?

Brazilian Blowout = Yes. The manufacturer claims that you may do so right away.
Global Keratin = No. Not until it has been washed for the first time, after 48 hours.
Escova Diamante = Yes.

May I swim after receiving the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin or Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatment?

Drew recommends that you limit your exposure to sea water and salt water swimming pools, as repeated exposure to these environments will shorten the life of any Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment.

How long do the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin and Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatments last?

Brazilian Blowout = Up to 12 weeks.
Global Keratin = 12 to 16 weeks.
Escova Diamante = 12 to 20 weeks.

What Shampoo should I use after getting the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin or Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatment?

A sodium chloride and/or sulfate free shampoo is the best to be used with the Brazilian Keratin Hair Straightening Treatments. By doing so you will allow the effects of the Brazilian Keratin Hair Straightening Treatments to last longer.

Do I have to do touch-ups with the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin or Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatments?

Not in the strict sense. The Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin and Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatments wash out evenly, so , once the previous effects have washed away, applying the Treatment throughout the entire length of the Hair is necessary.

Should I cut my Hair before receiving the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin or Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatment?

No. If needed Drew recommends cutting your Hair after receiving any Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment.

May I use any Hair styling products after receiving the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin or Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatment?

Yes. you may use Hair Styling products after receiving the Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatments, just don’t use so much that you will feel the need to wash your Hair before the recommended time.

What should I do if I get ridges or “bed head” in my Straightened Hair after sleeping, during the time immediately after receiving the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin or Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatment?

Smooth out any inconsistancies in your Treated Hair by using a flat iron or a dryer and a round brush.

May I receive the the Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin or Escova Diamante Brazilian Keratin Treatment while pregnant or nursing?

Only Escova Diamante , because it is truly Formaldehyde Free, may be used during pregnancy or while nursing.