Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Jennifer Aniston Chops Hair After Brazilian Blowout Disaster

Did Jennifer Aniston like her short hair from the upcoming "Squirrels to the Nuts" film so much that she decided to chop her signature locks after filming? 

While Aniston's hair has been the topic of much debate and admiration since the 90s, her recent cut was reportedly the result of a Brazilian Blowout gone wrong! 

According to Aniston's recent interview with Elle magazine, the new look wasn't part of getting into character. "It wasn’t for a role. My hair went through a phase - I did this thing called a Brazilian and my hair did not react really well to it."

Unfortunately, Aniston isn't the first report of complications following the straightening procedure. Keratin-smoothing treatments like Brazilian Blowout have become very popular among celebrities and consumers in recent years. They can leave hair soft and smooth for up to four months after a single
treatment, but in 2010, the treatments became under attack following tests which reportedly found a high level of a known carcinogen is produced when the product is exposed to high heat. In 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), deemed the popular treatment as potentially hazardous to salon workers and customers.

In addition to possible exposure to formaldehyde, common complaints following the treatment include: 

  • Broken fibers: as if the hair is getting shorter and shorter;
  • The frizz comes back very soon: need to repeat treatment in approx. 3 months;
  • Increased oilyness of the scalp, or the perception of oilyness;
  • Less volume/less hair

The bottom line is, Aniston's hair will grow out, and she will once again have her signature locks, but if she continues with these harsh treatments, she will risk further damage to her hair follicles. 

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