Brazilian Blowout is under scrutiny yet again. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the popular hair straightening treatment can release unsafe levels of formaldehyde, posing a risk to salon workers and customers.
Anyone in the salon is at risk, but obviously the workers who give the treatment on a regular basis, breathing in the air suffer the most.
Regulators also said they have found the chemical in some hair products that are labeled “formaldehyde-free.” OSHA is investigating complaints about the products. Many hair products contain formaldehyde, but government regulations specify the amount, labeling and appropriate use.
Before getting a keratin-smoothing treatment, you may wish to call your local state health board for the latest information about it.