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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 »
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 »