Skip Nav
Beauty Tips
What Happened When I Tried Nontoxic Makeup For 90 Days
Beauty News
Sephora Just Released 40 New $8 Lipsticks in Packaging That's Cuter Than Cute
Beauty News
24 Bobs That Will Convince You It's Finally Time to Make the Chop

Biggest Headlines of 2010: The Keratin Straightening Controversy

Trouble for a popular hair straightening treatment, the Brazilian Blowout, started brewing back in September when Oregon's OSHA released alarming results of its study. While Brazilian Blowout products are advertised as formaldehyde-free, OSHA found higher-than-allowable percentages of the toxin in all samples tested. A similar study by the Canadian government also concluded the solution had "unacceptable levels of formaldehyde."

Everyone from the state of California to Cosmetologists Chicago has chimed in since then. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review is holding a panel to discuss the issue in the next few weeks. The makers of Brazilian Blowout, however, claim the testing methods were flawed. We're guessing this issue won't be straightened out before 2011.

Image Source: Thinkstock
Breakfast Rules For Weight Loss
Things That Only Working Moms Understand
When to Throw Makeup Away: Guidelines For Cosmetic Life Span
Telling Kids the Truth About Santa
From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds