The World Needs Dominican Blowouts!

I came upon your site while trying to figure out how to keep my Dominican hair from turning into a ball of frizz during humid days and read in your “about section” about the difficulties you had on finding salons during college! Well, me too!! The salon near my college told me a Dominican blowout is “pointless” so I decided wasting my money on them was POINTLESS! I wish more people would catch on! While being in the UK now, I noticed the salons don’t even have hair dryers. The terror! Quiero mis rolos! All in all, great site! Maybe the Dominican blowout will catch on with advocates like yourself. =]

Dios te bendiga!!! You made my crazy weekend a lot better.

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate posts like this. Not only because I can relate, but also because it means that my efforts are not in vain.

Pero, te consejo…learn to do your OWN rolos and then you will never have to rely on anyone else. Trial-n-error + lots-o-practice means you will be free of having to find or wait for someone else to do your rolos.

However, there is a down side. Once you learn how to do your hair just the way YOU like it, you will probably be extremely picky when you have to pay someone else to do it.  But you know, there’s another recent visitor from UK who happens to be a stylist. I don’t know if she offers Dominican blowouts in her salon, but she very well may start. If you do find a salon in the UK, please, please, come back to let us know.

Besitos y abrazos,


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17 Responses to The World Needs Dominican Blowouts!

  1. Shanik says:

    Hola, La Negra

    Is it okay that every week when I wash my hair I use a different shampoo & conditioner. Or should I finish the product and then move on. I am a product junky. I use excellent products(dominican). I don’t blow-out my hair, I don’t know why but my hair is so thin. My current staple is to perm my hair every three(3)months or longer. I am getting use to my edges being nappy. I always had this thing about bone straight hair. However, bone straight hair is not giving me any bounce or volume. My hair goal is to reach the back of my bar. I need alot of patience and prayer. What’s your advice?

  2. LaNegra says:

    You shouldn’t have a problem. A friend of mine swears by “rotating.”
    She uses a different product each and every time she shampoos. She says that it “prevents her hair from becoming accustomed to anyone product.”
    I say, as long as it works, don’t fix it.

    Has your hair always been thin? Or is it thinning?
    Ok…I know this may NOT be what you want to hear, but I’m gonna give it to you straight. If your hair is very curly, tight or kinky, then perhaps you are experiencing thinning because you have too much crecimiento nuevo, new growth. If you have loser curls and you wait a long time to get a relaxer, it’s not as detrimental. In fact, it’s better to wait longer. Now, if your curls are tight or kinky, and you try to wait for 9 or more weeks, then it becomes increasingly difficult to comb, handle your hair.
    This often leads to breakage, thinning.

    If, however you have always had fine, or thin hair, then work with what you have and COMB GENTLY. The keys to maintaining healthy length are:
    1. Know what works for your hair – reconstructor treatments when necessary, moisturizing conditioners with every shampoo.
    2. Check your ends and be honest with YOURSELF. If your ends look wirey and frayed, it’s time for a trim. The frequency of trims depends on the condition your hair is in and how well you maintain your hair between trims.
    3. What type of relaxer do you use? Perhaps it’s too strong. Do you do it yourself, or go to a stylist? What’s your diet like? Are you drinking water?
    Yeah, I know…a lot of questions, but these are the questions that help you grow and KEEP your hair long and healthy.

  3. Shanik says:

    Thank you very much, once upon a time before putting a relaxer in my hair my hair was thick. You are right I have to work with what I got! I have alot of new-growth in the roots and the rest of the hair seem thin but it’s only been a month. I am totally thankful for your opinion.

  4. LaNegra says:

    You’re welcome mamita! We tend to relax too frequently, or not often enough. If you’re hair is falling out, then it might be time to relax. New growth is a blessing, but you have to find the balance between waiting and relaxing. Me entiendes?

  5. LaMorena_ says:

    glad i read this. I havent had a relaxer since July and it is now going on November (ayii). When i was forced to flat iron (por que?) my hair shed ALOT. All I could think was “no…my poor hair”.

    I’m desperately trying to go natural. But I dont know if that is going to happen anymore …

  6. LaNegra says:

    Only you can decide, but natural hair requires TLC too :)

  7. Melanie says:

    I don’t know if I’ve asked you this before, but what are the natural OILS (not pre-made products, per se) that Dominicans use a lot? I’m talking about the oils your grandmas swear by…old school :-)

  8. LaNegra says:

    Hola Melanie,
    I don’t recall you asking, but there’s a page for that already:

    Let me know if you need more info :)

  9. Melanie says:

    the link requires a username and password. Maybe you could copy and paste it?

  10. LaNegra says:

    Sorry mija. I told you I wasn’t good at tech stuff, didn’t I? LOL

    You should be able to pull it up now.

  11. Melanie says:

    Haha, got it. Thanks

  12. davi says:

    Hi, it is ok to wash, condition and do the dominican blowdry every week? im so used to it now and my hair looks so healthy and soft. I use skala products.

  13. davi says:

    is it also ok to have tracks in your hair especially in winter. I dont want to do weaves anymore because i feel so much prettier and natural with my own hair, but for length i just want to do tracks but i have heard it breaks your hair.

    Thank you so much.

  14. davi says:

    one more thing lolllllllll after taking out the rolos, i do the round brush method and flat iron a little because my hair is coarse

  15. LaNegra says:

    Once a week is not too much, providing your hair is in optimal condition. However, I do not do my hair more than every other week. There is a thin line between optimal health and damaged. Once you cross that line, you put yourself in repair mode. My theory is less is better, but lifestyle is also key. For example, if you sweat a lot, workout really hard, then perhaps weekly rolos is a necessity for you.

  16. LaNegra says:

    I cannot speak on tracks or weaves, from a personal perspective, but I will share my opinion and that´s all it is.
    My feeling is that anything that puts weight and tension on the hair may, not necessarily WILL, but MAY lead to breakage.

    Naturally, it is very important to take care of your hair, especially if you are relaxed and decide to add tracks or a weave.
    However, I hope someone with experience will see your post and chime in. This is not my area of comfort, do not want to steer you wrong.

  17. LaNegra says:

    Ok…you need to explain to me exactly what you are doing.
    Are you passing the blower and then passing the flat iron over your hair?
    That to me, is too much heat. One, or the other to straighten your hair, but definitely not both.

    Tu sabes, I prefer passing a blower, don’t even own a flat iron, but that’s just me. If your hair isn’t coming out as straight as you want it, then it may be that your blower isn’t hot enough.

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