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Brazilian Blow Out Claims to be Formaldehyde Free but Others Say, “Ya, RIGHT!”

Posted on 26 July 2011 in Daily Daisy by Daisy

OSHA, a federal agency investigated and found Brazilian Blowout contains formaldehyde in ranges from 6.8 to 11.8 percent while the recommended safety limit is .2 percent, a figure low enough to be able to be labeled “formaldehyde free.” The State of California has sued the North Hollywood company, alleging false claims on it’s product. Brazilian Blowout publicly disputed the test and filed their own lawsuit. Because a blow dryer and flat-iron are used to heat this product into the hair shaft, the product fumes are inhaled by everyone is the salon exposing them to increased possibility of leukemia, nose and throat cancers and Lou Gehrig’s disease according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. What’s been my experience in the salon? I’ve worked at several salons in the past few years, one of them had a stylist whom used Brazilian Blowout on her client’s. She stood away from the direction of the fumes, blowing it out to the center of the salon towards everyone else-clients and stylist trying not to glare at her while claiming “It does not have formaldehyde!” Thanks, lady! All I can tell you is THAT DAY, I knew I would not be in this salon very long, now I’m OUTA there and still remember the immediate ill effects of her Brazilian Blowout treatment. I’m no scientist but I STAY AWAY, no tests or scientific claims needed for me, that day I wish I had the mask in the above photo!

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