Posts Tagged ‘formaldehyde’


September 13th, 2011

The FDA calls out Brazilian Blowout for “false and misleading statements”

It’s been a while since I wrote about the Brazilian Blowout controversy and there have been a few newsworthy updates recently! Luckily, the word has gotten out about the dangers of formaldehyde-laden smoothing treatments, so it’s not quite as shocking as it was late last year, but there are unfortunately still shady companies refusing to […]

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April 21st, 2011

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 […]

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November 9th, 2010

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics asks FDA for Brazilian Blowout voluntary recall

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has a simple but important goal: protecting the health of consumers and workers from dangerous chemicals in beauty products. This morning, they sent out the following email regarding formaldehyde in the Brazilian Blowout (which has always claimed to be formaldehyde-free, as you know by now). I thought it was so […]

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October 20th, 2010

No More Dirty Looks author Alexandra Spunt on the Brazilian Blowout

Alexandra Spunt, co-author of No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products writes: Thanks to the wonderful coverage on this site and elsewhere, the formaldehyde-laced Brazilian blowout is finally getting the public spanking it deserves. It’s hard to imagine that it was only two years ago now that my best friend Siobhan and I went […]

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