Brazilian Blowout Back in the Hot Seat

Alexandra Spunt, co-author of No More Dirty Looks, writes: Oh, how revenge can be sweet! You may recall a few months back I wrote a guest post about my pretty awful experience with a certain formaldehyde-laced hair treatment. In fact, the Brazilian blowout (a.k.a keratin hair straightening treatment and other misleading names) was the very ...

Is the Brazilian Blowout Really Formaldehyde-Free?

People, this is huge. 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. I've been researching ...