Burning Off Split Ends With Fire?

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Who needs a regular trim every three to six months when you can just light your hair on fire! This is a real procedure y’all, I am so not kidding, it is very common in Brazil and considered ‘normal’.

While this is Blackhairinformation.com and that is clearly a white girl in the video, some things we just cannot pass up. Now I consider myself to be culturally diverse and we do some ‘extreme’ things, to our hair too right? We might go bald on occasion, color our hair green or blue, we might even use a chemical to straighten our hair every now and again.

But I think I draw the line at fire! I wish a female would light a medieval candle and put it against my head in the name of split ends? Just trim my hair please, if you don’t get them all I will come back, or maybe I will just keep them, but please no open flames in the salon.

Well I did a little research to see what others thought of this out of this world phenomenon and celeb stylist Josue Perez who takes care of the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cameron Diaz, had something to say:

“I would not recommend this procedure to anyone,”

……. Ya think!?


“Although the Brazilian stylists claim to use this as a method to get rid of split ends, it would only dry out the hair even more. Burning hair at such a high temperature will completely dry out the hair, leaving the ends stripped of moisture.”

Ooooooooooor you might say it may set you entire head on fire causing for a lawsuit that would probably cost the salon owner millions and millions of dollars. But hey that’s me!

Perez on the other hand was slightly less dramatic and recommended the following:

“Many women will go to any length to avoid the scissors and cutting length. So instead of taking such a drastic measure, you could ask your stylist to cut your hair when it’s dry so that the stylist can clearly see the difference between the split, dead ends and your healthy hair, and ensure to only polish off the unwanted dead ends.”

You know like regular folks….. SMH

What do you ladies think of this technique?

Originally posted 2014-06-21 17:00:12.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Comments

    1. TMW

      I was just about to say this is a MJ accident waiting to happen, LOL… sorry but we put waay too many oils in our hair for this. 🙂

  1. Carlene M Mckenzie
    Carlene M Mckenzie

    Hell no i cud see this going drastically wrong the risk is tooooooooo high why wud ppls do this shiznit.. wot a madness

  2. Jenny JackJack
    Jenny JackJack

    Awesome, i would love to see some ladies try this…Please video tape it and post online. I hope the results are a success!!

  3. Akilah Smith
    Akilah Smith

    Umm isn’t that lowkey heat damage though? Since when did using just regular scissors become so hard? Omg this is ridiculous

  4. Libby

    So she already has heat damage and then you added fire…….This i show you know that the world standard of beauty is just too damn crazy……

  5. Ni-Ni Henderson
    Ni-Ni Henderson

    Maybe if my hair was synthetic, but since I don’t grow fake hair and have common sense, I will continue to cut any split ends, which I never really have many of in the first place. ..

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