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Brazilian Blowouts Still Popular Despite Formaldehyde Threat

People Love Brazilian Blowouts No Matter What, Apparently

There's been so much in the news lately about formalin and formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowout solution that it seems like everybody and their mother is pulling out of the treatment.

Not so, though, according to today's New York Times. Instead of getting rid of the treatments, some salons have just moved them out into the open air to reduce fumes (no word on how that'll work when it snows in New York). One salon has even gone so far as to have its employees and clients wear gas-mask-like respirators while the procedure is going on.

Most of you said you would not try the treatment, but if these types of precautions were taken, would you reconsider?

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dovegirlsarah dovegirlsarah 6 years
http://www.brazilianblowout.com/new-press-extra When is Bella going to put a new spin on the story? It is apparent that BB is fighting back now and has released more statements.
bunnimina bunnimina 6 years
I've had my Brazilian straightening done not-so-long ago, in NY, and I can assure people no gas masks were involved, the treatment didn't cause any health problems, and the entire procedure was done inside a salon. I've also had 2 other friends do the treatment and had no issues with it. The only issue with it was a little stinging in my eye (due to fumes), but that last for about only 5 minutes or so. Anyway people need to research ahead of time, call the salons, find out percentage of formaldehyde, ask about ventilation, etc. I can only speak for the salon I went to in NY, but I don't think Brazilian straightening is some sort of death sentence people make it out to be. Personally, I would rather do this treatment rather than say Japanese straightening or even bleaching my hair.
dovegirlsarah dovegirlsarah 6 years
Bella needs to get their information straight! http://www.brazilianblowout.com/new-press Apparently OSHA has admitted that their test was faulty. On Brazilian Blowout's fb page BB has announced their suit against OSHA for the false claims....this may only be the beginning as their are many news stations and editorial sites that have posted false information. There are a few salons in Los Angeles that have purchased and are using the chemical source capture system to remove irratants from the air while the service is being done:)
FrankiLee FrankiLee 6 years
If you have to wear "gas-mask-like respirators" while getting a treatment done....probably not a good sign.
Marian55 Marian55 6 years
No way, no how!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
No. I would not wear a gas mask while someone else in a gas mask works on my hair. I mean... wow.
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