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Review: The Brazilian Blowout Really Works, and Where in Carlsbad to Get One

In this product review, Deanne Goodman achieves sleeker hair thanks to a $99 Brazilian Blowout from Ocean Blo Salon in Carlsbad.

I’m very low maintenance when it comes to my hair. I no longer highlight or color it and I usually give myself about 10 minutes in the morning to do my hair. Since I have wavy, thick, dry hair, those 10 minutes are normally devoted to a straightening iron. When I wash my hair, I’m stuck with at least an hour of drying time. 

With the summer humidity I finally got sick of having bad hair days and started researching the Brazilian Blowout. Most salons charge upwards of $300 for the process but daily deal sites often run $99 promotions.

I decided to try located at 1207 Carlsbad Village Dr. #C. By mentioning “Yelp” I got the $99 price and didn’t need to print out a coupon or pay in advance.

The owner Kristin did my hair. The process takes a couple hours. First she washed it with special shampoo. Once back in the chair, the product was applied. I was expecting a bad chemical smell or burn but neither occurred. Next my hair was blow-dried into a fizzy puff (see "before" photo). Then Kristin got it pin-straight with a straightening iron. I was instructed not to touch my hair because oils from my hands could get in it. We then went back to the shampoo area and again my hair was washed. Lastly, Kristin blow-dried it again and this time it dried straight (see "after" photo).

I left the salon loving my hair but wondering if it really would last 10 weeks. I was actually a bit worried the whole thing was a gimmick and that the next I washed my hair I’d discover it didn’t work. Thankfully, it worked. I’ve washed my hair several times since the blowout and I’m still impressed with the results. I now spend two minutes on my hair instead of 10. Numerous people have asked if I got a haircut. I think my hair just looks longer and healthier in general.

I highly recommend getting a Brazilian Blowout at Ocean Blo in Carlsbad. If you heard that Brazilian Blowouts are dangerous and full of formaldehyde, relax. The newest line is formaldehyde-free. 

Jeffrey Cormy July 26, 2011 at 04:32 PM
I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://BuzzSave.com
Beverly Helland August 06, 2011 at 10:37 PM
Here is our phone number: 760-720-7200
Beverly Helland August 12, 2011 at 04:40 PM
Our website www.oceanblosalon.com Ocean Blo Salon is your Carlsbad salon for blow dry and makeup services in a relaxing atmosphere. We are a certified Brazilian Blowout salon.
cassie January 14, 2013 at 03:35 AM
I settled a lawsuit with GIB insurers a few months ago. I used the treatment ONCE by a certified Brazilian Blowout salon that Brazilian Blowout recommended on their website. My attorneys had their products tested…they are LOADED with formaldehyde. There is 5 – 7 times MORE formaldehyde in the products than EMBALMING SOLUTION. I was allowed to fast track my case because it is reasonable to think I have less than 6 months to live. The product is inhaled and absorbed.The vomitting, the bathroom trips, the ER trips, urgent care visits.Two months later I had my hair tested. It was STILL over the legal limits of formaldehyde. After the certified industrial hygenist left, I shaved offed the remaining hair I still had and sobbed. I then looked in the mirror and laughed and said to myself that only my deceased father, Anthony Casamento, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, would be able to look at me in this horrorible state and still think I was beautiful.I do plasma phoresis for 4 hrs 3x a wk (blood exchange), I have had blood transfusions, two four inch tubes stick out of my chest and are attached to my heart and neck to push my blood through. I have liver and kidney damage, eye,ear, nose problems My BRAIN and thyroid attrified,DNA changed,blood clots,6 autoimmune diseases, and my life is cut short.I was known for my amazing mane of hair.It was my identity and my favorite part of me.After I lost my hair,I realized that it wasn’t my hair that made me beautiful,it was me.

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