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Straight hair of my dreams

So if you met me about 5 years ago, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, well let's say my hair wasn't quite as straight as it is now... I don't usually do this but because when I tell this story no one believes me, here is a photo taken in 2008 - 

Yep, I know what you're thinking. And yes, I didn't know hair happiness back then. It's a family thing you see, my Mum wasn't happy enough with her hair like that and she had to transfer that to us. And my sister decided to do the same thing and (un)blessed my cute niece with the same destiny. But because I’m the best Auntie there is, I've already promised to pay for a lifetime of hair treatments when she comes to age – like, in 2 years if it depends on me.

What is this then? The Brazilian Hair Straightening (Escova Progressiva) came to life (in Portugal) about 5 years ago and changed our lives. Before, we had hours of hair dryer & rolling brush or hours of straighteners that didn't do the job. Now, we have a couple of hours in the hair dresser every 6 months and not much more. Some people are a bit skeptical because this is a product that contains quite a lot of chemicals, including formaldehyde (formol) that is not a good one. Although, this is also composed of keratin (keratina), which completely hydrates your hair and makes it look A-MAZING.

I’ve been doing it for about 5 years and no problems so far – totally in love! I started doing it at Illusion (LX Factory, Lisbon) and am now doing it at Junior Rodriguez and very happy with the results. The prices vary between 70 - 100 Euros, depending on the hair length. Unfortunately, I cannot advise a place in London as I don't know any just yet but I know they are a bit more expensive (what a surprise!).

[With Junior, back in the summer}

Want to know more?! Pop into here if you're a Portuguesey or here if you're not. Thinking about doing something similar? Let me know if you have any questions and I'll be happy to help -

One thoughts on “Straight hair of my dreams

  1. Hi there! I live in Sesimbra, do you know anywhere nearby that does this treatment or whether I can buy a home kit online in Portugal? I use sunliss treatment at home but it's running out and it's too expensive to order from overseas to Portugal. Thanks!


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