Brazilian Blowout, is a popular hair straightening treatment for women, it changes curly hairs to straight for along time. The treatment is provided all through out the nation, and many women would spend a couple of bucks for it. However, one of the hairstylist in Portland, Oregon, had a side effects, like shortness of breath, eye irritation, and nosebleeds when performing the treatment. The hairstylist filed a complaint with OSHA ( Occupational Safety and Health Administration ), OSHA found out that there is this toxic in the treatment that made the hairstylist have side effects, its called toxic carcinogen formaldehyde. Then, the things that is founded in the treatments is methylene glycol, it becomes formaldehyde when it came close contact with the water, and it can be inhaled after it was dried out by a hairdryer. Even though the treatment was announced that it was formaldehyde-free, the Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution had 6.3-10.6% levels of formaldehyde, researched by OSHA, and The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that the beauty products are safe if the treatments contains less than 0.2% of formaldehyde. The toxic would linked to nose, throat cancer, and leukemia. The “Safe Cosmetics Act,” is an act where FDA can restrict the toxic on beauty products
After reading the article, I already knew that hair treatment could damage your hair but not damage a person's life. My friends wanted to get their a hair treatment and I usually not care about it because it's their choice and it's not really dangerous to get a hair treatment. But, reading this, I will convince my friends and show this article to how a hair treatment is really dangerous and could affect someone else's life just to make their patients happy. Not only my friends that I care about but the people to wanted to get a treatment and the hairstylist who is performing the treatment.