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New Report Suggests Brazilian Blowout Does Contain Formaldehyde

This morning I was catching up on some of my must-read sites (the heavy hitting news of celebs and beauty) and skipped over to Nadine Jolie.com.  And what I read shocked me- sort of-  …read on!

Oregon Health and Science University has just released the following news: they’ve repeatedly tested brand-new batches of ‘formaldehyde-free’ Brazilian Blowout solution and have found that they each contained shockingly-high levels of formaldehyde (at 10.6%, 6.3%, 10.6% and 10.4%). This comes after a previous test conducted last week, but from older bottles.”

Nadine  continues the article here.

In a previous post, I wrote about the potential formaldehyde  contained in the Brazilian Blowout. I received a lot of Twitters and email replies from hair stylists and those who had the process done, all insisting I was wrong and that the Brazilian Blowout was indeed gentle with none of the formaldehyde derivatives listed on the bottle. I couldn’t shake the feeling that there had to be SOMETHING in there to straighten hair, something chemical and toxic.

The report indicates, “…the material safety data sheet accompanying the product listed no hazardous ingredients or impurities. No chemical ingredients label appears on the container.” The report goes on to say about the blowout solution, “Test results demonstrated that the product contains 4.85% formaldehyde. The product also was found to contain methanol, ethanol, beta hydroxyethyl methacrylate, and hexadecanol.”

Yes friends, we are talking about the same solution that has stylists swearing up and down that their Brazilian Blowout solution contains no formaldehyde. If you’d like to read the full report, please click here. Its worth your time to read it.

I’m glad that I didn’t go ahead and get this done. I color my hair and thats more than enough chemicals for my body. Its very disturbing that the company leaves off the hazardous ingredients that could cause harm. I wonder how this report will affect the industry- or will it at all?