One Keratin or Brazilian Treatment with Optional Haircut with Sophia at Salon Sophia Raquel (Up to 63% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Keratin puts back the lost protein in hair, strengthening it, while a Brazilian blowout makes hair curly or straight

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Additional fees may apply depending on hair length, texture, and density. Appointment required; call number listed in the Redemption Instructions and not the salon directly. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Valid only with Sophia. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • One Keratin Treatment
  • One Keratin Treatment with Haircut
  • One Brazilian Blowout
  • One Brazilian Blowout with Haircut

Hair Relaxers: Breaking Nature’s Bonds

Thanks to hair relaxers, you can walk into a salon curly and leave straight. Zoom in on the chemistry of your curls with Groupon’s introduction.

Human hair is flexible enough to run wild as a mountain stream one day and fall as straight as water over the Hoover Dam the next. But to make lasting changes to its texture, you need to go beyond the reach of styling tools down to the chemical level. All hair is made of keratin, a hard protein that’s also central to our skin, nails, and exoskeletons. To form a single hair, keratin molecules link together in different patterns with the help of three types of chemical bonds: hydrogen bonds and salt bonds, both of which break easily in water and reform when dry, and disulphide bonds, which can only be broken by certain chemicals. In straight hair, the disulphide bonds are evenly aligned. In curly hair, however, the bonds occur irregularly and at odd angles, causing the hair to twist and kink on its way down.

When you style your hair with heat or water alone, you break the weaker hydrogen and salt bonds to allow your do to take a new shape. Once water touches your hair, however, the bonds reform in their customary way, and you’re back where you started. Chemical relaxers, therefore, work by dissolving the hair’s tough, waterproof disulphide bonds and preventing them from reforming in their normal pattern.

The most powerful hair relaxers contain sodium hydroxide, otherwise known as lye. Given lye’s presence in drain openers and oven cleaners, you might guess that it can be quite harsh on human skin, which is why no-lye relaxers made from guanidine hydroxide are also common. There is a trade-off, however: some find that lye relaxers are harder on the scalp but gentler on hair, and work more quickly so that you can get back to staring at your hair in the mirror sooner. An experienced stylist can recommend the best method for your hair.

Customer Reviews

Sophia was absolutely amazing! She was friendly and made easy conversation with me. I got a Brazilian blowout and my hair went from very thick, curly, and frizzy to soft, sleek, and easy to style hair. I will definitely be going back to Sophia in the future due to the quality of her service and great pricing. Overall very satisfied!!!
Megan A. · February 26, 2017

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