Jennifer Aniston's bad Brazilian blow-dry
So bad was her de-frizzing treatment that Jennifer Aniston's only option was to cut her hair off: if only she had read our tips on what to look for in a Brazilian blow-dry
We never saw it coming: Jennifer Aniston having a bad hair day. But it has, and she's just opened up to Elleuk.com about it.
The golden girl with the swishy sun-kissed hair had an awkward moment with her locks recently, thanks to a lesser version of the Brazilian blow-dry. In it's greatest form the glossing blow-dry treatment can transform your hair for the best - which is why it swept the frizzy hair nation in one fell swoosh when it first arrived in the UK.
But not all Brazilian blow-outs are made equal, as 44-year-old Aniston recently found out. When asked by Elle if she'd ever change her signature style, the American actress replied, "funny you say that. I actually just cut all my hair off two days ago." The reason? A Brazilian blow out: "my hair did not react really well to it," admitted Aniston.
Freshly cut last Wednesday, the Jen bob is two inches above her shoulders, and has yet to be revealed as she's hiding behind closed doors, no doubt with a large supply of her own-brand of haircare, Living Proof, to repair the damage done. Although the star revealed, "the minute I cut my hair I want it back. Always. It's a guarantee. I'm trying really hard to love this one," she said.
So the moral of the story is that Brazilian blow-dries are great for our hair. While some improve your hair, some can dehydrate, damage and ruin it. Too bad Jen didn't speak to us first, so here we give her, and you, the lowdown on finding the best in Brazilians by our expert stylist Zoltan Vargyai, the beauty editor go-to for straightening treatments.
1. What products are they using?
"Most big name brands do smoothing treatments, but not classic Brazilian blow dries, so it's okay to go for an anonymous brand, or a lesser one like Daniel Phillips which we use. You do however want to check formaldehyde levels. They all contain the scary sounding chemical, but do check it's no higher than 0.01 per cent to be on the safe side," says Vargyai.
2. What experience has the stylist had?
"Always ask how long they have been performing the treatment, how many are they doing a week - and ask to look at pictures of their clients. Try and speak to a customer if you can. It sounds simple, but it's imperative," warns Vargyai. "This treatment isn't a one fits all either, so make sure your stylist has talked to you about what your hair actually needs, as you might need a very light frizz fighting fix."
3. Turn down the heat:
Sometimes it's not the chemicals used, but in fact the heat used from the straightening irons, and even hair dryer, during the treatment that causes damage to hair. So just be responsible and watch what's going on back there," says Vargyai.