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Toss the Toxic Brazilian Blowout and Try This

When did women start to use poisons in the quest for beauty? The Brazilian Blowout gives the phrase, drop-dead gorgeous, new meaning as it contains a deadly carcinogen, formaldehyde, which continues to be released every time a blow dryer or a hot iron is used. The FDA condemns this keratin hair-straightening product using words like, adulterated and misleading, as the salon treatment often claims to be formaldehyde-free, even though one of the ingredients is the liquid form, methylene glycol.

Since the FDA does not wield great power when it concerns cosmetics, women must assume responsibility for being educated consumers. Is straight, sleek hair worth dying for or eventually losing due to chemotherapy? Many women who eat a healthy, balanced diet, exercise regularly and avoid environmental carcinogens shut their eyes to health risks when it concerns their perceived appearance. I have observed med students, lawyers and women who have participated in environmental programs in Africa, India and South America paying salons $300.00 to $600.00 for this formaldehyde hair treatment.
I had trouble breathing, I got a suspicious rash on my forehead, my hair fell out in clumps, Ive been experiencing chest pain, I have been vomiting, are some of the side-effects women have complained about the overt ones. However, cancer often develops insidiously over time.

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