Regardless of how wet or dry the weather, hair care is still a sacred ritual required for Brazilians. Because of that, you can believe that no place has the secret to keeping their hair smoothly all winter like them. With these Brazilian silky hair care tips, you can believe that one day your hair will be as alluring as Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
Now, let’s read this MCSARA post to know well about these useful treatments.
1. Start to care for hair asap
For mothers and daughters in Brazil, hair care has become a special family tradition. Mothers will start caring for their daughter’s hair when she is 5 to 6 years old. They will do it at home or take their kids to a hair salon for the intensive hair care treatment once a week.
Each Brazilian family holds the heirloom recipe to restore and nourish hair. Besides, one basic method of this important recipe is tempering your hair with Brazilian nut oil. Use the lukewarm oil to spread on hair and massage gently, wrap in a hot wet towel and wait 30 minutes then wash your hair off the oil. Another way to use is to combine Brazilian nut oil with conditioner to enhance the hair moisturizing.
2. Choose suitable product components
When choosing hair care products, Brazilians are always looking for the best ingredients for hair:
– Brazilian Nut Oil: makes hair moist, soft and shiny enough.
– Cupuacu butter: an intensive moisturizer that helps the hair smooth and silky.
– Buriti Oil: nourishes a healthy scalp and enhances the hair shine, moisture for the hair body.
– Pequi oil: reduces split ends, and keeps hair shiny and tangle-free.
3. Utilize the keratin
This is a compound that strengthens the hair structure, restores silky hair, softens and keeps hair shiny and smooth. Most salons in Brazil have the intensive hair care services with the Keratin ingredient: restoring hair with Keratin, covering hair with Keratin, thickening hair and stimulating hair growth with Keratin.
4. Moon cycle hair cutting
Since ancient times, Brazilians have a strong belief in gods so they always choose the time to cut their hair according to the moon phase. For Brazilian women, the time for a new haircut is the most important, deciding whether your hair is healthy and beautiful or not. Cutting hair at the following times will help the hair achieve different results:
New moon: strengthening hair health
Crescent: helping hair to be long and sleek
Full moon: increasing the thickness of the hair
Half Moon: reducing hair loss and helping messy hair to become smooth
5. Incubate hair with chocolate
This is the method that commonly applied to brown and black hair. Chocolate is rich in vitamins and minerals, which is a popular Brazilian hair care ingredient. Here is a special formula helping deeply moisturize hair, reduce split ends.
– 1 cup of water.
– 1 spoonful of cornstarch.
– 1 spoonful of hair conditioner.
– 1 teaspoon of pure cocoa powder (you can buy it from supermarkets that sell baking ingredients).
– 1 teaspoon of Brazil nut oil (or any other good vegetable oil like coconut oil, olive oil).
– 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin (a moisturizer commonly used in cosmetics, you can find it in stores that sell cosmetic ingredients).
Mix water, cornstarch, chocolate powder, then put the mixture into the pot and reheat over low heat until it has a moderate consistency. Let to cool down and then mix the mixture with all the remaining ingredients. Apply to hair that has been shampooed, incubated for 30 minutes then rinse with cold water.
6. Trim hair with sparks (Velaterapia)
This method is called Velaterapia, invented by Brazilians in the 1960s. You should go to the salon for the professional hairdresser to perform Velaterapia if you are not proficient. The hairdresser will first divide your hair into small sections and twist them tightly. They will then raise each strand of hair horizontally and use the burning candle to and fro under and over the hair several times to burn off the hair that split out. This will help to remove damaged hair without affecting the length of the hair. After burning all the curls, they will continue to do steps of washing, rinsing, composting for intensive moisturizing. The whole process takes about 2 hours, then you will see your hair completely changed, become strong, shiny, soft and silky. Brazilian women usually use this method 1-2 times a year to maintain the beauty of hair.
Nowadays, Brazil is more and more develop when the hair extension is popular in this country. Instead of your time-consuming hair care methods, you can use hair products to get the gorgeous hairdo in a short time. With 10 inch clip in hair, you can change your appearance completely.