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Is keratin hair treatment safe?

Is keratin hair treatment safe?

Is keratin hair treatment safe?

You may be skeptical of whether or not you should get the Keratin Treatment. The truth is, some Keratin Treatments are safe while others are not. The Brazilian Keratin Treatments (BK T) has an ingredient, formaldehyde, which is a very harmful cancer causing agent.
However, some Keratin Treatments don’t have formaldehyde at all, but if it doesn’t, your hair will be back to normal after just 1 wash.Some brands use the harmful formaldehyde in their Keratin Treatments, because it helps keep your hair straight even longer than if it didn’t include the formaldehyde. That way, they can increase the price. The problem is, some brands (like BK T) that use formaldehyde, claim that you will get smooth, silky hair using Keratin (which is a very vital nutrient for your hair). The thing is, BK T’s product wouldn’t have been nearly as effective if the ingredient formaldehyde wasn’t included. Read the rest of this entry »
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Is Brazilian Blowout safe?

Is Brazilian Blowout safe?

Is Brazilian Blowout safe?

The word is spreading about Brazilian Blowout – a hair straightening product that promises to turn frizzy locks into silky smooth manageable hair. No one is doubting that it works, but there are concerns about the product’s safety.

Brazilian straightening is designed for people with frizzy unmanageable hair. There are different brands and methods. The hair is first shampooed, then partially dried. Next, section by section, the stylist applies a straightening formula, the hair is dried and flat ironed straight to seal the formula in. Then there’s one final rinse and blowdry.

What exactly a Brazilian blowout is, and how it’s different from Japanese straightening?

The Brazilian Blowout is different from Japanese straightening and other Brazilian straighteners because it doesn’t completely straighten the hair. The hair still has plenty of volume and body and can still be worn curly or wavy. The Brazilian just softens whatever curl or wave you have. If the hair is air dried without a blow dryer, it will still have wave or curl but no frizz. On the flip side, if you want to blow dry your hair straight, you can do that, without a brush, in a fraction of the amount of time it would have taken without the Brazilian. Also, with other methods, there is a line of demarcation, meaning that when new hair grows in, it is curly/ wavy while the rest of the hair is straight. This blowout method washes away with time and is diffused, so there is no noticeable difference between new hair and treated hair. Other methods also have harsh chemicals in them like formaldehyde. The Brazilian Blowout does NOT have formaldehyde in it. And none of the chemicals in it are carcinogenic.

But is keratin hair treatment safe? Leading public health advocates demand FDA recall hair products due to formaldehyde content

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Keratin Hair Treatment

Keratin Hair Treatment

Keratin Hair Treatment

You’ve heard all about these Keratin Treatments and seriously want one. Ok, maybe you’re not 100% sure what it is, but it’s getting so much buzz, you think you should want one too! You’re never one to be left out, but hmmm… what is it? How does it work? What will happen when I go to my salon and sit in the chair? We get asked about Keratin Hair Treatments all the time, and there seem to be plenty of treatments to choose from, so do your homework carefully if you are thinking of keratin treatment like this for your hair.

Most Brazilian treatments (BKT) contain as much as 2% formaldehyde. Yes formaldehyde, and many treatments can contain higher percentages than that. Now there are many Keratin Treatments that are Formaldehyde Free.

Formaldehyde is a carcinogenic, and used in this application as a volitile liquid (quick drying) component to keep the keratin compound in liquid form, which dries once you have applied it to the hair. Formaldehyde is an acceptable additive in cosmetic use but the FDA doesn’t have to approve cosmetic products as they do drugs.

This is essentially a plastic polymer coating over the hair that will seal out moisture, the keratin helps to completely seal the hair straight after you have ironed it.

In this article we review a few Keratin hair treatment products and try to find the products for Keratin hair treatment without formaldehyde. Read the rest of this entry »