In Which I Kissed My Split Ends Goodbye

(Photos: Caitlin Miller/StyleBistro and courtesy)

I have a confession. Sometimes, when I'm really bored on Saturday mornings, I curl up on the couch, turn on ABC Family (Harry Potter weekend, anyone?), take a pair of scissors, and snip off my split ends. Strand. By. Strand.

As entertaining as that might sound, it's really a terrible, terrible way to solve my split end problem. That's why when I learned about Brazilian Blowout's new Split End Repair treatment at Salon Ziba in New York City, I was eager to jump at the chance to experience it myself.

Upon arrival at the salon, I learned the process was surprisingly simple. First the stylist shampooed and conditioned my hair as normal. Then he applied the Split End Repairing Solution to the bottom two to three inches of my hair, working the treatment into my strands with a brush to ensure total coverage.
(Photo courtesy of Brazilian Blowout)

Next, he followed up with a quick blow dry. And finally, to make sure the treatment bonded to my damaged ends, he used a flat iron to lock in the solution i.e. removing my split ends. Overall, I was in and out of the salon in easily less than an hour, which for someone with insanely unruly hair, is a miracle. See my results (and more selfies!) below:


Left to right: Before and After (Caitlin Miller/StyleBistro)

The science behind this in-salon treatment is based off a Thermo-Marine Bonding system, which fills in and binds to weak hair fibers, thus mending those pesky split ends. Hair is also fortified against hot styling tools with the an exclusive nutrient formula, Brazilian Super Nutrient Complex. Basically, this treatment is designed to quickly repair damaged hair and keep it smooth and protected for up to four weeks. It's safe for all kinds of hair, including color-treated, and is actually perfect for those (like moi) who are looking to grow hair out—without getting a trim every month.

It's been a little over a week since my treatment, and my ends are just as smooth as the day I left the salon. Oh and let's just say my trusty scissors have stayed tucked away in my drawer. Guess it's time for me to get a new hobby.

Visit BrazilianBlowout.com and use your zip code to locate the salon nearest you that offers the treatment. Prices vary from $20 to $30, depending on the salon.
Senior Associate Beauty Editor at StyleBistro. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @CaitlinSMiller Follow me: Google
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