FAQs: What's a Brazilian Blow Dry?

FAQs: What's a Brazilian Blow Dry?

Published at 10:01am 21st August 2019.

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We've been finding out more about the process to help keep hair smoother and shinier - to save you the searching!

Spire FM's Faye Tryhorn went along to Miss Tiff's on Catherine Street in Salisbury to have the Brazilian Blow Dry treatment.

The salon launched in April this year and is starting to build up a solid customer base.

Owner Tiffany Welch has been answering all the questions you need to know:

Miss Tiff's Catherine Street Salisbury Brazilian Blow Dry August 2019
After the treatment, there's a few tips to follow to keep the hair sleek and straighter

WHAT DOES IT DO? 

On 'normal' hair, thick or fine and even with a little bit of a wave, the treatment will give hair a sleeker feel, getting rid of most 'fluffiness' and keeping the effect of hair straighteners for longer.

For people with more curly or afro hair, it will make it smoother and less frizzy.

WHAT'S IN THE TREATMENT? 

It's made of keratin, which is the main constituent part of hair anyway. It's a kind of protein that further strengthens the natural hair.

The treatment also contains Argan Oil, well known for adding shine to hair.

Miss Tiff's Catherine Street Salisbury
The salon on Catherine Street has quickly become a popular addition to the area which has a lot of independent traders nearby

HOW IS A BRAZILIAN BLOW DRY DONE? 

The treatment painted on with a brush after the hair's been washed to get rid of any products already on it.

It coats the hair and seals the cuticles down.

Following a 20 wait setting in period, the hair is blow dried and straightened, with the heat from those locking in the treatment.

Expect to see a lot of steam during the straightening, that's totally normal as the treatment is sealed.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? 

It depends on how well you look after your hair.

If you've got fine hair and followed the after care advice, the effects could still be there after 3 months.

If your hair's thicker and curlier naturally, it won't last quite that long, but will still be effective for a number of weeks.

WHAT ABOUT AFTERCARE? 

The most important piece of advice is to use a sulphate free or salt free shampoo and conditioner after the treatment.

Using your standard shampoo will strip out the keratin that's been applied, so the effects will be lost sooner.

Try to leave your hair 5 to 7 days after the treatment before washing it, to give the treatment time to settle in (dry shampoo in the meantime!)

Don't tie it up for the first week, and try to use softer scrunchies after that, to prevent those kinks you can get from tighter ties.

DOES IT WORK ON COLOURED HAIR? 

Yes - in fact, if you do have it coloured it's actually better to have just had it done before having your Brazilian Blow Dry.

As the keratin treatment seals the cuticles of the hair, it will also lock in the colour, leaving it more vibrant for longer too.

IS IT SAFE IN PREGNANCY?

Most Brazilian Blow Drys are fine for pregnant women to have.

However, as with anything while you're expecting, if you're worried it's best to consult a medical professional.

Miss Tiff's Catherine Street Salisbury August 2019
The salon aims to have a 'chilled, welcoming atmosphere'

MISS TIFF'S IS A 'DREAM COME TRUE' 

Tiffany Welch set up the salon on Catherine Street after being a mobile hairdresser for 7 years.

She's also been a tutor on Wiltshire College's hairdressing courses for a number of years.

Tiffany's told Spire FM why she was so keen to open her own premises:

They've already had plenty of support from Salisbury BID and they've joined the Salisbury Indies group as well, which brings together over 150 local businesses within the city centre.

Miss Tiff's Salisbury Team
Tiffany (centre) with her hairdressing staff, Charlotte Thorne who specialises in barbering; and apprentice Amy Evenett

ONE STOP SHOP FOR PAMPERING

As well as the hair side of the business, Tiffany's tried to make the salon somewhere for an all-round beauty experience.

Upstairs in the Catherine Street building, there's rooms for a beauty therapist and a make-up artist.

Ellure from Ella Xuereb can provide manicures, pedicures, HD brows, facials, massages and more.

Make-up artist Teresa Jolly can give customers the finishing touch.

Miss Tiff's Catherine Street Salisbury
The beauty and make-up rooms upstairs at Miss Tiff's

The salon's open 9.00am to late Monday to Friday, as well as 9.00am to 2.00pm on Saturdays.

Walk-ins are welcome.

You can find out more by clicking on their social media posts above or by calling 01722 331501.

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