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?
Brianna Lewis says
Amber Brown says
just waiting for people to set their hair on fire huh
Erica Holloway MrsNewsome says
Y’all forgot about MJ and the Pepsi commercial already huh??
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. 🙂
Carlene M Mckenzie says
Hell no i cud see this going drastically wrong the risk is tooooooooo high why wud ppls do this shiznit.. wot a madness
Japoria Porii Goodspeed says
Lol lets just leave that method to the Brazilians!
Erica Holloway MrsNewsome says
Then slap the name Brazilian on it and watch how many try it.
Jenny JackJack says
Awesome, i would love to see some ladies try this…Please video tape it and post online. I hope the results are a success!!
Nona Harris says
Sound like some bullshit to me….
Mpume Mkhize says
Brigette Datcher says
I think NOT! Kmsl
Maybell Lena Killion says
Hell naw, I’m good with scissors! Always some new, crazy ish!
Princess Elvin-Lewis says
Pmsl its how I get rid of my mustache!!
Akeish Blessed Hector says
Mikailia Rogers says
I’m good lol!
Markisha Tingle says
Hell no! It ain’t that serious
Nikki LovepeaceandHairgrease Blair says
Imani Malika says
F#$& no. Seriously…..no.
Chandradaughterof Janettegranddaughter Ofjames says
Merri Beth Rich says
Sammie Time says
No thank you
Catessa Neal says
Umm don’t we already have issues with heat damage? Now you wanna set fire to hair
Lauren Ralph says
Looool I don’t think so
Vanessa S. Ford says
Honey Yams says
Ive seen it before w a Dominican girl. If it works then fine
Kim Eddins says
Akilah Smith says
Umm isn’t that lowkey heat damage though? Since when did using just regular scissors become so hard? Omg this is ridiculous
Daiquiri A. Holland says
I think I’ll pass lol
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……
Jestina Campbell says
I think that is for the women of the other color… I like it her hair was nice in the end though…
Tarin Cee says
Sounds like a terrible idea!!!!
Pattie Armstead says
That is so dumb.
Starlan Hoke says
I got more oil on my hair than they got in Iraq add fire hehehehehehehe
LaTanya Carter says
Lynda Brooks says
Andra Allen says
That is bound to not fo well for someone.
Jasmin Carter says
Roneisha Monae says
I’ll just continue to use the scissors. No need to do all that.
Cleopatra Jones Best says
That’s got to be the dumbest thing I’ve seen lately!
Desorea Cameron says
Christine Tina Zeigler says
Malakah Angellia Gladston says
Da hell is wrong with these
Tiff Wilson says
I know of salons that have been successfully doing this for years.
Endenezjia Graham says
Not for my hair
Shadae Younge says
My flat iron is 400 degrees #nothankyou
Veronica Sampson-vargas says
Ni-Ni Henderson says
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. ..
Andrea MoonPearl Banks says
Really? And end up with NO ends or hair or anything else!
Terri Poindexter Patterson says
Need to take this down before someone is seriously injured.
Leslie Tayi says
Isn’t heat bad already?
Hellodiva Campbell says
I take it your hair must be squeaky clean??? hahah absolute nonsense
Robyn Little says
who is holding the hair not the person who it belongs to
Hellodiva Campbell says
please no one try this at home
Shalanda S. Turner says
Kenyatta Williams says
What da??? Who’s crazy enough to try that? 2 words…., Michael Jackson!
Sheena Campbell says
That’s stupid.. and to close to fire for me..
Nykia Graham says
Wtf? I’m not burning my hair, smh
Audrey Livingbyfaith Dolly says
Nicole Varnado Hankins says
Pray nobody is stupid enough to do this …
Shanita Clark says
Oh hell no!!!
Atoyia Mitchell says
why do you nee to burn it when you can get it cut.. you have time to burn hair so i know you have time to cut it
Alicia Hickman says
Hmmm hell NO
Janay Mitchell says
Quite interesting her hair seemed quite moisturized I wouldn’t do it, but her hair looked quite nice when it was done .
Gershelle Cunningham says
Isn’t this how Michael Jackson ended up in the hospital?
Mel's Doing Her says
Im chopping my hair off…before I chop it I will try this just to see if it works.
Crystal Birdsong Williams says
Just the thought of this made my shoulders shuddered! Scissors Please!
Kimber Polk says
why would anyone burn their natural hair? Stupidity…smh
Elle Odoba says
I was a cosmetologist-I can tell you, hair burns FAST and can burn out of control QUICK. Smells bad too, burning keratin stinks. Historically, this dates way back…I can’t remember whether it was Egyptians who originally did it, or another group of people, but whomever it was, they did not believe in cutting their hair, because they thought they would lose something out of the ends if they cut them off (strength maybe? Can’t remember). So they would singe it off, that was their version of haircut. They believed singeing it sealed the ends so they wouldn’t lose anything. But if you look under a microscope at a singed hair, the flame causes the hair to swell and burst. It’s beyond dry, there is nothing you can do to it to completely revive it once you burn it. The burnt part will eventually simply snap off-think of how brittle a burnt twig becomes-once it is blackened and turned to carbon, it will snap and burst if you apply pressure. While it seems like a good idea in theory, since they are just burning off the splits sticking out, it really isn’t. This trend probably won’t be very long-lived.
Sharon Handy-Boyd says
No!! Damaging!!! Why would one go this route!
Not. The. One.