A Brazilian Protein treatment, is a chemical procedure usually done in a salon which can make hair look straighter for up to 6 months. It provides intense glossy shine to hair and can reduce frizz.

The process includes washing your hair, then having a stylist brush the treatment onto wet hair where it will remain for around 30 minutes.

Some hair stylists prefer to blow dry the hair first and apply the treatment to dry hair.

They’ll then flat iron the hair in small sections to seal in the treatment.

The whole process can take an 90 minutes — so get prepared in advance.

And the body naturally makes the protein — which’s the main component of hair and nails.

The Brazilian Protein in these treatments may be derived from wool, feathers, or horns.

Certain shampoos and conditioners contain keratin.

But you’ll typically get the greatest benefits from a salon treatment done by a professional.

Potential benefits of protein treatment

Smooth, shiny hair

A Brazilian Protein smooths cells that overlap to form hair strands.

Which means more manageable hair and less frizz.

This makes for hair that dries with little frizz and has a glossy, healthy look.

Protein can also reduce the look of split ends.

Long-lasting results

As long you care for a Brazilian Protein Treatment by not washing hair more than 2 to 3 times a week.

And use the right shampoo, then your treatment can last up to 6 months.

More manageable hair

Protein treatments make hair more manageable.

If you constantly heat style your hair, you’ll notice that with a Brazilian Protein Treatment your hair dries more quickly.

Some people estimate that Brazilian Protein cuts their drying time by more than 50%.

Your hair may also become healthier and stronger since you can air dry it more often, saving it from heat damage.

Hair growth

A Brazilian Protein Treatment can strengthen hair so it doesn’t easily break off.

This can make hair seem to grow faster because the ends aren’t breaking off.

Difficult to maintain

Washing your hair less and avoiding swimming might make it harder to maintain for some people.

The type of water on your hair matters. Swimming in chlorinated or salt water (basically a pool or an ocean) can shorten the life of your Brazilian Protein Treatment.

You’ll also need to choose the right shampoo and conditioner that are free of sodium chloride and sulfates.

Wait to wash, You’ll have to wait 3 to 4 days post-Brazilian Protein Treatment to get your hair wet.

The Brazilian Protein Treatment of Saolindas is quite expensive for some women who do not pay attention to its effective formula.

But this is because it contains a 100% vegetarian formula of argan oils and natural fruits and does not contain formalin (formaldehyde).

Some types of formaldehyde-containing hair treatments can be dangerous if inhaled, and they are also not recommended at all for pregnant women.