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Keratin Infusion

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is a really good shampoo for my hair?
    I have long dirty blonde hair (and when I say long I mean if I ti my head back it brushes my butt) and I have noticed that by the third day without washing it, it is really greasy. I currently use Suave Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner, as well as the shine spray. Is this normal for my hair or what other shampoo should I be using?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I use Garnier, and that's for the past 16 years no conditioner since we have soft water. When traveling, I briefly rinse with bottled water. Celebrities rinse theirs with Perrier water - InStyle mag.

      I do not recommend using hair products that makes your hair smoother. Read below:
      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Soft, shiny & healthy hair comes from: Good genes. Good hair care. Good foods from Mother Nature not made my man like John Frieda or supplements found @ GNC. Those products can only do more harm than good.. You'll get 12 responses, suggesting 12 different brands.
      Causes for greasy hair:
      You're using the wrong shampoo. Many are formulated for damaged, curly hair or fine hair. I'd take them back. One hotel sample shampoo I have, made my hair greasy by the 2nd day, and I started itching, they normally sell for . JLo's New Loreal Commercial? Her hair is greasy & flat there!
      You're having conditioner buildup. Many don't even need conditioner. I don't, haven't used it for over 16 years.
      You're using oil on your hair, to protect your hair from straightening/curling tools.
      You're eating too many oily foods.
      You're shampooing frequently.
      You're using too many hair products: gel, mousse, you're not letting your hair breath. Too much product can limit natural hair movement, clump hair together, weigh it down and make it look greasy and thin.
      You're going to bed with damp hair.
      Your liquid make up or moisturizer can evaporate and touches your hair. Rinse your face well before going to bed.

      After shampooing, use two towels (long hair) to absorb most of the water from your hair. Blow-dry only for 5 mins. concentrate on the roots, before going to bed, if you're shampooing before bed.

      Find the cause then eliminate them.

      I DID AN EXPERIMENTATION, and this was for one day: I used the same shampoo. Since I was in a hurry, I only blow dried my hair just the roots, leaving half of my hair not dried. So, I put it up in a bun. Eight hours later, I decided to take the bun out, and my hair was still damped, stringy, greasy! I tried blow-drying it, but it didn't get dried, there's no way to get them dried, and I used my blow-dryer. I even stood by the air fan, since it was hot, and my hair didn't go back to normal, but the roots of my hair was as silky, soft, smooth like always. The following day, my hair was as greasy, but the roots remained normal. WHY? Because the shampoo ingredients, and not getting them 95% dried, tampered the hair. Good way if you have frizzy hair, but not to my normal hair.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to scrunch straight thick hair?
    Okay so i have scrunch my hair before when it was longer and usually ended up well but then i got a hair cut and it seems like it doesnt work? My hair a probably a couple inches longer than shoulder length. I usually shower and then when my hair is between damp and wet i put my leave in conditioner which is Keratin Infusion cream by Suave and then i scrunch my hair with Pantene curl defining maximum hold mousse and i usually use alot and then i put my hair into 3 little buns for 30 mins or longer and i hair spray the buns and then i take it out and hair spray them. Is there a better way? I dont have a defusser. The products i have are Pantene curl defining maximum hold mousse, Aussome Volume styling maximum hold mouse by Aussie, Sydney Smooth flexible hold gel by Aussie, and Extreme Hold hair spray by Aussie. I have very thick hair that doesnt like to hold a curl so what would you recommend i do? Thanks(:

    • ANSWER:
      ok what you do is after you get out the shower comb and brush hair after that put a little bit of hair spray any kind will work use some curl enhanced product i reccomend lots of curls gell by labella you can get it at sallys and after you put in your products scrunch your hair and let it air dry hoped this helped :-)

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair permanently straight?
    My hair is really thick and unevenly cut. Is there any way I can straighten it permanently or for a while? I used Suave's Keratin Infusions, but it didn't keep my hair straight, it only kept it completely straight for a day. What can I do to keep it straight for a while? Also what should I tell the barber to do about my hair since last time it was cut unevenly?

    • ANSWER:
      Buy some hair relaxer. It will burn the crap out of it but it will be straight on its own.

  4. QUESTION:
    Does washing your hair everyday and shampooing and conditioning your hair damage it?
    I wash my hair everyday and I'm about to switch to keratin infusion smoothing shampoo and conditioner. If I wash my hair with shampoo and conditioner everyday will my hair get damaged? Keratin is good for your hair and the shampoo and conditioner has low sulfates so I'm guessing it wouldn't be, but I wanna make sure.
    Thx!
    {Plz don't be mean and don't answer with idk or something}

    • ANSWER:
      Shouldn't have a problem, I support bathing regularly. I hate girls who put their hair into a braid then don't wash it for weeks...just gross

  5. QUESTION:
    What's the best shampoo / conditioner for my hair?
    I have really long black thick hair.
    An I was thinking about changing shampoos / conditioner
    The previous one I've been using is the suave Keratin professionals infusion
    And wanna start using a new one

    So I want one that makes your hair soft, shiny, smooth, smells good, & not fall out

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    How often can you do a keratin treatment?
    I had a keratin treatment done in June. I have fine, frizzy hair. It's getting frizzy again. My hair is already in not great condition since I took out my extensions in June but getting slightly better now. Should I get another keratin treatment now or wait a while?

    • ANSWER:
      They last about 2-3 months.

      I do not recommend them.
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.
       1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      In Sept. the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  7. QUESTION:
    are there any keratin hair products that i can purchase from walmart that will work?
    i heard the keratin hair treatment you get from salons isn't worth that money but i heard that some of the products from drugstores are good? is this true? what works the best?

    • ANSWER:
      Suave professionals keratin infusions. The conditioner is really nice and really smooths. It's not like a salon treatment but it's fabulous for daily use.

  8. QUESTION:
    Would Keratin treatment be a good option for someone who washes their hair daily?
    Hello! I work out daily and sweat everyday. Needless to say, I shower after each workout and have to wash my hair. My hair is naturally wavy/curly and i'm sick of having to blow dry it every day. I would wear it naturally but its usually just a frizzy mess.

    If I got keratin treatment:
    1. Would washing it daily a problem?
    2. As i understand it, keratin is a protein coat, so would daily washing wear it away sooner?
    3. Would you recommend this?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      NO and no.
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?
      I stand up for cancer!

  9. QUESTION:
    What does the keratin complex treatment do?
    Hi, I'm thinking about going to a salon and getting the keratin complex treatment.. What does this do?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  10. QUESTION:
    How well does Suave Keratin infusion work?
    I saw the commercial and the girls hair was originally really curly and dry and "after she put in their leave in conditioner" it was really straight and it looked healthy. Does this really happen or is it tricking you to try to make the product look better than it actually is?

    • ANSWER:
      Keratin is not approved by the FDA. Meaning it contains FORMALDEHYDE ingredient causing cancer.

      Suave have called it Keratin infusion, it's NOT A CONDITIONER. Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  11. QUESTION:
    Does the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Shampoo+ Conditioner work?
    I just bought the shampoo, conditioner, and leave in conditioner and I wanted to know if they actually work like they promise.

    • ANSWER:
      No. They don't.
      Lesson learned. Don't buy hair products from the drugstore. Buy them at a salon. There's a HUGE difference between drugstore brands like suave, pantene, tresemme, herbal essenses, and actualy professional quality hair care products. The shampoo will dry out your hair, and the conditioner will coat it in a wax like substance. Scrap the blade of a scissors across your hair after using the products. That gunky crap you see is the cheap wax they use in the conditioners. Not something you want coating your hair and clogging up the pores on your scalp (hair follicles).

  12. QUESTION:
    what is the probability of getting cancer from Keratin?
    what is the probability of getting cancer from Keratin?

    im thinking of the keratin cure treatment and im wondering about
    1)the probability of it causing cancer
    2) what causes cancer , the smell or the product itself on the scalp?
    3) is it really Formaldehyde free or are these just claims ?

    • ANSWER:
      HEAT & CHEMICALS are hair's worst enemies. PERMS contains formaldehyde causing cancer.
      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      > > > Hair dye chemicals linked to cancer
      London, Feb 20, 2013 I've been saying that since 2009.
      Hair dyes, which include home hair colouring kits and those used at pricey salons, are linked to deadly cancer-causing chemicals, warn scientists. In 2009 the Mail revealed that women who used hair dyes more than nine times a year had a 60% greater risk of contracting blood cancer.
      A year later the European Commission banned 22 hair dyes which put long-term users at risk of bladder cancer. < < < > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.
       1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      In Sept. the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12
      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  13. QUESTION:
    Will an anti residue shampoo affect my keratin treatment?
    If I use an anti residue shampoo (the Neutrogena one to be specific) about once a week, will that affect my Brazilian keratin treatment? Can it make it last less, or am I being counterproductive by applying the anti residue shampoo?

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest: Shampoo & condition the hair as usual, every 4-7 days, but continue to trim off the damaged hair, allowing new growth to take over. Use GENTLE shampoo. Applying a small drop amount of oil to wet hair can also act as a leave-in conditioner and provides excellent conditioning in preparation for the next shampooing.

      BTW:

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW:
      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.
       1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      In Sept. the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  14. QUESTION:
    Would Keratin Infusion make my hair not hold curl?
    My hair doesn't hold curl nearly as long as it once did. I used to curl it with my flat iron and the curl would last a couple days, now its straight the next day. I haven't been doing anything differently but my stylist does apply some of that during my service.

    • ANSWER:
      keratin infusion does make ur hair really straight and straight hair is hard to hold curls

      answer mine http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AsKFk4.MvenomItKRomKZ.zty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111028075746AAXx8Hj

  15. QUESTION:
    At home hair products for damaged hair?
    I want someone who knows what they are talking about to give me the absolute best products that will work best on fixing damaged hair. I get the impression most products with keratin in them work best. What's the best keratin shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, mask, etc.

    I use suave keratin infusion right now. But I want something that will give me the best results possible. I was thinking about say yes to blueberries, liquid keratin, or joico's k-pak. Price is not an option right now. I will splurge on my hair!

    • ANSWER:
      Paul Mitchell awapuhi wild ginger line is great, both the shampoo and conditioner are filled with keratin and smell amazing. There is also a deep treatment that I haven't tried. Pureology hydrate shampoo and conditioner are also fantastic, and very moisturizing. They're more for moisture than repair but the PM products are for repair, you may want to switch them off because damaged hair needs moisture too and not just repair. For deep treatments, joico k pak and kerastase masque chroma riche are fantastic, and for a leave in, either Moroccan oil or kerastase elixir ultime. Also, if your hair is damaged from bleach or highlights, try shimmer lights shampoo, but only use it once a week.

  16. QUESTION:
    What's the relationship between hair and keratin?
    What's the relationship between hair and keratin?
    And are there any side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.
       1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      In Sept. the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  17. QUESTION:
    I have permed hair can I have a keratin treatment?
    I had my permed about 2 and a half months ago. Now my hair looks dry and frizzy.

    I went to the salons and told me that I should have a kearatin treatment, or a cellophane treatment.

    Which should I get?

    With the keratin treatment will my perm will be gone?

    • ANSWER:
      Heat & chemicals are hair's worst enemies. The result of your permed hair is DRY & FRIZZY.
      The salon TOLD YOU THAT?

      Keratin contains formaldehyde causing cancer! Shame on THEM! That will only add MORE CHEMICALS plus cancer causing chemical to your skin.

      They're both chemicals, and once your hair is permed, they will be permanent UNTIL YOUR CUT THEM 100%.

      When I was in 2nd grade, living in the Philippines, my cousin - a beautician - came to town & gave everyone a perm. But, we styled our hair when it was still damp, and it was styled until we get home from school, until we go to bed. We didn't have shampoo, we washed our hair, bodies & laundry using a bar of soap. It was not until I was 13, when we moved to the USA, that I've heard of bottled shampoo & conditioner, but it was until the 80's & 90's, when I started perming & dyeing my hair again, that I started having damaged hair, but I continued to take care of my hair - the same way as when I was younger, but using shampoo & conditioner but the use of plastic curlers (not Velcro) tamed the permed hair, making them silky, shiny, soft, & smooth. Don't wash them everyday, allowing the natural oil produces on your hair, the type of oil that keeps the hair silky, soft, & smooth. When you wash everyday, you're washing its natural oil, that keeps the hair healthier.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  18. QUESTION:
    Which Tresemme shampoo and conditioner is best for my type of hair?
    My hair is black and very thin due to extreme hair fall. It's wavy but since i live in a very very very very sunny, heated and humid country just an hour after I've been in the humid wind and the glare of the sun my hair is literally everywhere!!!! it also becomes greasy, looks dry even though it's actually soft after using the dove shampoo and conditioner. I also have a fringe that covers my forehead now if that helps any. I just really neeed help! Please! I was thinking of buying the tresemme keratin infused shampoo and conditioner but do you think i should use that? or another tresemme product type. Or another totally different brand?
    P.S. I don't use any heat and the only kind of products i really want to use is a shampoo and conditioner since i dont want to use too much chemicals on my hair that would make it more greasy or fall more than it already does, so you yeah, hope you take that in mind and i hope i didn't make it impossible for you to help me somehow....
    Thanks so much in advance!!

    • ANSWER:
      Heat & chemicals are hair's worst enemies. In some countries, they protect their hair (& skin) from drying, by using a wide brim hat, umbrella, and in the countries where many Muslims (India, Pakistan, Iran, etc.) they wear a head wrap to keep themselves insulated & cool. In Asia, we used an umbrella, and we have no bottled shampoo. For 13 years, we used a bar of soap for our hair, bodies, and laundry.

      Hair products are NOT made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged, or hair loss, or make them grow . . . . they are a trillion dollar business. They also do NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss caused by heat & chemicals - hair's worst enemies.

      Shampoo & condition the hair as usual, every 4-7 days, but continue to trim off the damaged hair, allowing new growth to take over. Use GENTLE shampoo. Applying a small drop amount of oil to wet hair can also act as a leave-in conditioner and provides excellent conditioning in preparation for the next shampooing.

      Your hair is the most fragile of all hair types. They snap & break easily. So you need more TLCs than thin hair. No chemicals. No relaxers specially! No heating styling tools. Finger comb is best or use a wide tooth comb. Do what Oprah & Michelle Obama have been, going natural, using plastic curlers to set their hair. Use oil or conditioner to keep them moisturized. Heat & chemicals are your hair's worst enemies.

      The hair of many black women is very fragile and studies have demonstrated that normal brushing and combing the hair can result in breakage. Brushing your hair 100-times a day is a no-no for your hair. Only comb and brush your hair to style it. Also avoid rubber bands or other implements that can physically cut into and break the hair shaft.

      Google: Hair Styling and Hair Care NOT THE SAME. 4-8-13.
      She talks exactly like I preach! She's got good natural hair savvy!

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  19. QUESTION:
    Are there hair straightening services in Scandinavia?
    I am going to either Finland, Sweden, or Norway next year, and I get my hair straightened so that I don't have to deal with it, do you know if any sort of service (japanese straightening, keratin treatments) are available there? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure they do, but I don't live in Europe.
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.
       1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      In Sept. the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  20. QUESTION:
    what is a clarifying treatment and what is a deep conditioning treatment, can u explain these salon services?
    can you please explain what these hair salon things are and what they do, and also which of these are good for your hair and which are bad for it?

    single process color?

    1/2 foil color?

    full foil color?

    keratin treatment?

    Brazilian blowout?

    perm?

    wash and blowout?

    deap conditioning treatment?

    clarifying treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      a clarifying treatment is one that uses a chemical "treatment" to remove buildup from styling products, mineral buildup, and hard water too... it could also take out hair color odors. I wouldnt spend the $ on this tho, you can go to sally beauty and get the same things they use for 1/8th the cost, or invest in a clarifying shampoo without sulfates! it does the same thing. clarifying is good for your hair, but do not do it daily, you may strip the hair of all oils etc.

      deep conditioning treatments, help with hair that has major damage and breakage. salons use a mixture of fat and protein to infuse into your hair, and some put u under a heater for it, these can really do a great service to your hair, and aid in recovery! i had major split ends, and TONS of breakage, after a treatment my hair was shiny again, and I got a trim on my ends to remove the damaged ends.. as not removing them, the breakage can split the follicle all the way up the strand!

      wash and blowout is they obviously wash your hair, and condition it, then they use their blowdryer with a concentrator and a round brush, blow drying sections from the underside to give lift and volume, the round brush gives the light and fluffy wavy look. Lauren Conrad loves blowouts.

      a perm is using chemicals in the hair, and rolling small sections of hair to what looks like small plastic rollers (come in diff styles) and pinning them to the scalp. then applying heat like, under the dryer things, to set the curls. then removing them, the main chemical used is Ammonium thioglycolate, also known as perm salt. this is the chemical reason u cant wet your hair for like a day or 2, it will deactivate it.

      a brazillian blowout is a long lasting option for dry and or damaged hair, to leave it with zero frizz, and lots of bounce and body. they can last months!!you can have your hair hair curly/wavy (depending on the hair type) and the freedom to blow dry hair smooth and straight in a fraction of the time invested prior to receiving the treatment.

      a keratin treatment is a protein infusion into the hair to add strength to hair, check this link for more info, it is helpful:
      http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/features/keratin-hair-straightening-treatments

      a full foil color is where they color your hair using foils for your whole head. the foils help direct the heat directly to the follicle and it can absorb the color better. this is a better option than home coloring, as the use of heat and the correct color ratios is more professional. a full head is better when your changing your color only a few shades (not dramatic change)

      a half foil color is better for dramatic color changes, as it can be done more gradually. using this method in my exp, hair doesnt look overcolored.

      single process color is the most common, similar to how at home colors are done. color is applied to the whole head. when ppl say they r getting hair color done, this is usually what they are doing.

      obviously treatments are trying to reverse damage or a specific problem. coloring is applying chemicals to hair, so obviously doing this too often can fry hair. and when using ALOT of heat, use an at home deep conditioner once a week to help offset the affects, I use the Pantene beautiful lengths stregnthening therapy mask, which is a 5min mask for 1x a week, and I LOVE it!!

  21. QUESTION:
    Should i use all of my CHI hair products and if so which order?
    I just bought chi silk infusion, chi keratin mist and biosilk
    how do i use all of these?

    • ANSWER:
      i use the silk infusion when my hair is wet . Then I use the keratin mist when my hair is almost dry. it makes my hair seem thicker. Then i use biosilk when my hair is dry to give it extra shine .

  22. QUESTION:
    Suave Keratin Infusion Shampoo?
    I just wanted to know if Suave Keratin Infusion Shampoo is good? Has anyone used it. Ive been on youtube and throughout the internet and people have said it makes their hair very very shiny and on the plus side soft. I just wanted to know what you guys thought if you have ever used it. Also i heard Keratins good for your hair even though you naturally make it some people lack it. So is it good?

    • ANSWER:
      I love it!

  23. QUESTION:
    I need advice about whether or not I should do a Brazilian Blowout treatment on my hair?
    Alright so I have thick, curly, poofy hair naturally. For the past couple of years I have been straightening my hair with a Chi flat iron using Men's Aveda liquid pomade serum & Silk Elements Olive heat protectant spray. I also texturize my hair every month to loosen the curl pattern so it's easier to straighten with the flat iron. My hair is pretty short & it's just a little past my neck when I straighten it. I really like my hair straight, soft, & smooth rather than how it is naturally. Whenever I workout my hair gets really messed up & I have to do touch ups with the flat iron to get it back to the way I want it.

    I haven't texturized my hair in over a month & my cousin was telling me that there is a way I can permanently straighten my hair & it will last six months & I would not have to wear a shower cap anymore while I take a shower & I would only have to do touch ups with the flat-iron only once in a while instead of everyday like I do now & which I am tired of doing.

    My cousin told me it costs about 0-0 & takes about 2- 3 hours which is fine for me & she said that her stylist recommended the Brazilian blowout. Now My hair is thinning in the front a little bit & I am taking propecia so my question is, is it safe to permanently straighten my hair by doing the Brazilian Blowout since I am taking Propecia? I do not want my hair to get super damaged or any of it to fall out but I am just tired of having to straighten my hair all the time with the flat iron & having to wear a shower cap when I take a shower. I really like how my hair looks & feels when I straighten it. I like my hair so much more when it's straight then when it's poofy & curly & that's why I dread washing my hair.

    So is it safe to do the Brazilian blowout? Should I do it or shouldn't I do it because I am taking Propecia? Or is there any other way that I can safely permanently straighten my hair. I heard that Keratin is pretty strong stuff & it can really damage your hair so that's why I really need some advice on what I should do? & please don't say wear your hair naturally because I hate how my hair looks naturally, I want smooth, soft, shinny, silky, straight hair, that's why I love my flat iron so much but I know that heat styling is not good for your hair either.

    So please help me? What should I do? What do you recommend? Should I permanently straighten my hair or shouldn't I? What hair products do you guys recommend that I should use? Thanks so much for your help & for answering. I just really need some advice I on this because I want soft straight hair.

    • ANSWER:
      That's 0-0 every 3 months.
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.
       1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      In Sept. the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  24. QUESTION:
    Can i use Tresemme keratin smooth deep treatment masque on my mixed race curly hair?
    on the bottle it says 'Transforms your hair to be smoother, straighter and easier to style'. My hair is curly, so can i still use it?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure you can! I just don't recommend it.

      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  25. QUESTION:
    How long does your hair have to be to receive Brazilian Keratin Treatment?
    I have short curly hair. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Call the salon, but I do not recommend them.
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.
       1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      In Sept. the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  26. QUESTION:
    Does the keratin 30 day no frizz smoothing treatment work good?
    does it make frizzy dry hair straight and smooth?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not recommend them.

      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?
      I stand up for cancer!

  27. QUESTION:
    What do you know about keratin hair treatment?
    I am an African American chick with very coarse hair. I've been reading about this Brazilian hair straightening and it sounds like a good fit for me. its hard to manage my curly hair and harsh relaxers have caused a lot of damage. I want to repair it and get a really hip look. tell me what you know and any recommendations of where in the bay area I can go to get my hair did.

    • ANSWER:
      Brazilian Hair Keratin Treatments are popular in hair salons and most of the salons that provide this service do not offer the best ingredient like our hair salon. We use the premium products in our salon, such as Redken, SkinCeuticals, Pureology, etc, and we stick with that trend with our Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatments too.

      Keratin uses the finest, purest ingredients to allow hair to return to its pristine, healthy looking, shiny, smooth and conditioned state. Brazilian Keratin Hair Straightening is not a permanent hair straightening. It can last up to 2 to 4 months. It is also a conditioner formula. The results will be very good with a flat iron. In our hair salon we employ different strength Brazilian Keratin Formulas, based on your goals.

      it costs 250 to 0 for Brazilian Keratin Hair Straightening depending on the length of the hair.Brazilian Keratin Hair Straightening is the greatest method for hair straightening. The main product used in this conditioning treatment is keratin. Keratin is a type of protein found in skin, hair and, nails. The chemical aldehyde, a derivative of formaldehyde, helps the keratin infusion into the hair.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are some good heat protectants for my hair?
    I recently cut my hair because of the fact that it was extremely damaged. Its a lot healthier now and I'm using the Chi Silk Infusion after showering and just for extra strength the Chi Keratin Mist before I style it but I still need to buy a good heat protectant. I'm thinking of just buying the Chi Thermal Heat Protectant since I'm using Chi products but I was wondering if there was any better ones out there?

    • ANSWER:
      i have used chi's heat protectant and it left my hair with a crunchy feeling.
      i now use got2b guardian angel flat iron spray and i love it!

      answer mine?

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgfVy0JADqJrLwb4FBrRNw_sy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20110403142306AAMgjRa

  29. QUESTION:
    Can I wear a bandanna over keratin?
    I am doing an at home keratin treatment and it says I can't pin it, put in in a pony tail, tuck it behind my ears, or dent in in any way for 48hours. Do you think it would be okay to wrap a bandanna around my head and let that cover it? It looks pretty gross.

    • ANSWER:
      That will COOK your hair more. I suggest you don't!

      I also do not recommend KERATIN.
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.
       1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      In Sept. the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  30. QUESTION:
    Was my keratin treatment put in wrong? Will it mess up the results?
    I got a Keratin treatment last week. My hair was washed but never dried and the treatment was applied to my wet hair. They left it on for over 30 minutes then sat me under the dryer ( my eyes and nose were burning like crazy). Then it was blow dried straight and flat ironed.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.
      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.
      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  31. QUESTION:
    Is it dangerous to use a straightening/keratin treatment on heat damaged hair?
    I caused heat damage to my hair, I've lost a lot of it (it doesn't fall out now, I guess it was just pulled out by the iron) it isn't shiny anymore, and it's pretty broken and all different lengths. It's naturally curly but because of the constant straightening (with straightening iron) the curls are coming out. Some parts are curly some are straight so it looks horrible to wear natural. I don't want to continue using the iron but I also can't wear it curly. I was thinking that maybe permanently straightening it in a salon might help because I would no longer do anything to my hair and it may be able to grow out healthier. Would this be a bad idea? I do not want to lose any more hair. If anyone has any personal experience or hair knowledge that would really help! Also, if you could please be specific about the kind of straightening treatment I would appreciate it, thanks!!
    I've heard certain treatments, maybe the brazilian treatment? makes hair fall out. I'm terrified of this, if anyone knows which one it is, that would also be a great help!

    • ANSWER:
      Very DANGEROUS and I've warned people since 2009.
      There are many brands of hair straightening out there and they call them anyway they want to get your attention. Coco is another name brand. Some Japanese hair straightening processes can damage the hair and leave it flat and lifeless.
      None is better than the other. But, now they found out, they contained formaldehyde CAUSING CANCER. Examples of what one suffering severe hair loss after Japanese Hair Straightening from YA HAIR:
      I got my hair rebonded back in March and have lost more than a third of it since then. Everytime I run my hands through my hair, I lose 7-10 strands on average!
      In the shower I lose clumps after shampooing and conditioning.
      Bald spots are showing up in my hair.
      I used to have beautiful thick hair, ho can I get it back?
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.
       1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      In Sept. the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

  32. QUESTION:
    How do you maintain the Organix straightening treatment in the 30 day period?
    I've heard it lasts for about 30 days but how do you maintain you hair during the 30 days? Do you just wash it weekly and condition? Are there special products for maintenance?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not recommend them.

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?
      I stand up for cancer!

  33. QUESTION:
    What happens to chemically straightened hair after 6 months?
    I thinking of getting my hair chemically straightened. I am well aware of the downsides of this treatment but I was wondering, do the tips of your hair gradually start going back curly and normal after the 6 months?

    • ANSWER:
      I do no recommend them, that's 0 - 0 each time you get them done. One I responded, she had hers done in March and that was May when she posted it? It is a trillion dollar business, and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse', in this case, cancer.
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12
      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I get straight hair, without damaging my hair?
    I have thick and extremely curly hair. I would love to have straight hair, just because it's easier to take care of, and so when I wear it down there's not so much body that it looks like a touched an electrical wire. I have had people recommend Brazilian Blowouts (but of heard some not so friendly reviews about them), Natural Perms (Heard it could permanently damage my hair), and I would rather not straighten it every morning. Help? Any tips or personal experience out there? I don't want to do something that I'll regret later!

    • ANSWER:
      I DO NOT recommend Brazilian Blowout.
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.
       1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      In Sept. the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      "As a teenager my hair was pretty frizzy and more damaged," says Natalie Coughlin, a 11-time Olympic medalist for USA Swimming (3 Gold, 4 Silver, and 4 Bronze), who's one-quarter Filipino. She credits a healthful diet, good hair-care products and working with instead of against her hair type for her healthy mane. "It's important that hairstylists shape my layers so that when I do wear it wavy and play up my natural curls it looks good," Coughlin says, adding that leave-in conditioner makes her frizz more manageable.
      "But as I've gotten older I've learned to really embrace my hair's natural waves and natural texture rather than constantly straightening it," she says. Use gel like Samy when your hair is damp, scrunch your hair and let air dry, or blow dry using a diffuser concentrating @ the roots. Finger comb, tousle or shake your hair and you're good to go. In the morning, instead of washing them again, spray with water & conditioner, scrunch with your fingers and you're done.

  35. QUESTION:
    How dangerous are the chemicals in hair relaxers?
    I was watching a document and a man left a can in hair relaxer. The can dissolved. Can hair relaxers really do this?

    • ANSWER:
      Watch: Good Hair - Documentary by Chris Rock 2009. or Tyra Banks What is Good Hair. Black women spend 80% of all hair products. She's got good advice! There's a reason why that documentary was made, to EDUCATE PEOPLE. A hairstylist in Portland, Or. is blowing a whistle on the treatment.
      "A big red flag: About a month after she started using Brazilian Blowout on clients, Scrutton had the first nosebleed of her life." I've been warning people since Dec. 2009.

      Canada had issued a public health warning regarding Brazilian Blowout and has stopped the distribution of their salon product; Ireland has also issued a recall. ~ Also published in Vogue Feb. 2011.

      Stylists and clients often wear gas masks or other protective equipment and still may feel the ill effects of this potentially fatal gas.

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.
       1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      In Sept. the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  36. QUESTION:
    Is Lakme products good for hair rebonding?
    I am planning to go for hair rebonding and Lakme Salon is the only good one I know near by. I am just doubtful of the Lakme products that they use. Is Lakme a trustworthy brand when comes to hair rebonding? Or should I look for a parlour that uses Loreal products?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes. 12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  37. QUESTION:
    How are you supposed to wash hair without wearing out s curl?
    I just got an s curl and Im scared to wash it because I dont want it to be useless and dull once I wash my hair in the shower...how do i manage it and how long should I wait until relaxing it again?

    • ANSWER:
      Call your salon, how did she told you to wash your S-curl?

      FYI:
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  38. QUESTION:
    What relaxer will make your hair straight forever?
    I used a relaxer once and my hair went back to curly in a week.

    • ANSWER:
      They're not permanent, that's 0 - 0 each time you get them done. It is a trillion dollar business, and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse', in this case, cancer.
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?
      I stand up for cancer!

  39. QUESTION:
    Would a texturizer be good for a mixed girls hair?
    My niece is 5 years old and she is mixed with hispanic and black. Her hair is very thick, curly,frizzy and no one knows what to do. It won't stay in a hairstyle. We've tried braids and everything. Her hair just curls up and gets frizzy right after it's done. Is a texturizer good or anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not recommend them SPECIALLY children! When her hair is still damp, style them, using plastic curlers or bobby pins or scrunch her hair. Do not wash her her everyday. Air drying is best! Mom started perming my hair when I was in 2nd grade, and started styling my hair since then. Short hair is best, and finger scrunch.

      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  40. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to wash my hair a few hours earlier after chemicaly straightening it?
    I got my hair chemically straightend on tuesday i was done by 8pm they said wait three days . So today would be three days but i work at five is it okay to wash it before work ? I would be washing it a few hours before im sappose to.

    • ANSWER:
      If they say don't wash, then DON'T. BUT only a few HOURS? Go ahead. You've got my permission!

      Shampoo & condition the hair as usual, every 4-7 days, but continue to trim off the damaged hair, allowing new growth to take over. Use GENTLE shampoo. Applying a small drop amount of oil to wet hair can also act as a leave-in conditioner and provides excellent conditioning in preparation for the next shampooing.

      I would have NOT recommend relaxers!
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

  41. QUESTION:
    How to get poofy curly hair really straight ?
    I have really curly and poofy mixed race hair .. When I straighten it , it's not flat . I mean my curls go away but it's still really like puffy .. What can I do to get my hair like really pin straight ? And I don't have money right now to buy a chi or some really expensive flat iron.

    • ANSWER:
      Pin straight, until your next shampoo? Heat & chemicals are hair's worst enemies, specially poofy curly hair. Heat protectant doesn't protect hair 100%. Like using sunscreen, you still get sunburned. Same with hair. The hair industry is a trillion dollar business and they also do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss caused by those two.

      The use of plastic curlers, tames the hair, making the hair silkier, softer, smoother, healthier, they've been around since the 40's. Visit websites, whose hair show hairstyles of the 40's, 50's, 60's, and you hardly see damaged hair but healthy hair, even if their hair was curly & poofy. I should know. My hair was permed since the 50's, but it was the 80's & 90's, when POOFY CURLY HAIR was in style.

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.

      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold.
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!

      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  42. QUESTION:
    How to permanently make naturally curly hair wavy?
    I hate my curly mixed hair. It makes me look very young and I think wavy hair would be a lot easier for me to take care of.

    • ANSWER:
      I do not recommend chemicals along with heat, hair's worst enemies.

      One method to make it look fuller, add body, tame the curls, bouncier, thicker, SEXIER, softer & shinier hair is to set your hair with plastic curlers (not Velcro) after you towel dry, you'll end up with uniform balance of curls. Blow dry briefly while curling them in curlers. Take them out, and finger comb to style. When you're finished, use your fingers to shake your hair allowing it to fall naturally into place. Used by the best hair color models, and the fashion industry, like Victoria Secret Fashion Show Dec. 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012, America's Next Top Models, EXPRESS, Toddlers & Tiaras, Dance Moms, Dancing with the Stars, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, even used on Oprah's hair . . . . and continued to be used today where salons care about pampering your hair. When you see hair on TV a hair color commercial, they're not done by curling or straightening tools. Hair that shines like that and feels like hair, not hay, has to be done by the best hair tools available w/out damaging to the hair. When you take the curlers out, finger comb to style or lightly brush. Tousle the hair up. or shake your hair. You can use large, medium or small curlers, that depends on the length of your hair. Think of JLo's hair, she was voted as the Sexiest Woman by People magazine and Glamour's Woman of the Year 2011.
      Better yet, watch Pretty Woman - Julia Roberts's hair in that movie! In the 90's, they didn't have many hair products or heating tools and they also styled her hair many ways!

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are the best shampoo and conditioner for damaged hair?
    im looking for a shampoo and conditioner that doesn't have harsh chemicals and its mostly organic or natural that will help my damaged hair.
    ive been thinking of yes to carrots and organix shampoo and conditioners.

    • ANSWER:
      I've never tried Yes to Carrots, and I personally do not recommend Organix. For damaged hair, you want to avoid harsh chemicals like sulfates. Just because a shampoo claims to be organic doesn't necessarily mean it is free of harsh chemicals. I have been using Loreal's new line of sulfate free shampoos and conditioners. Um, honestly, I don't know if it really truly is free of other harsh chemicals besides sulfates, but it sure has done wonders to my hair! I use the EverCreme line and it moisturizes my hair so well! Damaged hair can't actually be repaired, but it can be infused to look like it has. This line helps to keep my hair frizz free, bouncy, and moisturized, making it look sooooooo much healthier than it actually is. Sometimes I even use the cleansing conditioner which thoroughly cleans hair without stripping any moisture! It similar to the Wen cleansing conditioner, but a fraction of the price. I also recommend doing weekly hair masks. I like to mix an egg, some plain yogurt, and coconut or flaxseed oil and apply it on my hair. Leave it on for about 4 hours and wash it away. It will make your hair super silky and will add the much needed protein for your hair. Eating protein and just eating healthier in general will help your hair too. Taking vitamins also will help your hair, but I actually don't take them so don't really know if it's worth it or not... Anyway, good luck with your hair!

      PS. I've also heard good things about the new Suave Keratin Infusion line. That shampoo does, however, contain sulfates so it's up to you whether to try it out or not... Yet I hear it really helps damaged hair.
      PSS. Try to wash your hair every other day or even less frequently.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do I do an organix ever straight Brazilian keratin therapy treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not recommend it.
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?
      I stand up for cancer!

  45. QUESTION:
    I recieved keratin shampoo and conditioner in my monthly beauty subscription box. Should I use it?
    Please answer only if you truly know what you're talking about, sorry but I love my hair :>> lol.

    So I got Brocato Curlinterrupted shampoo and conditioner this month. However, I permed my hair about 5 months ago and it has kind of grown out to the ends and gone limp since I have loooong hair. I love big curls and I tong my hair pretty much weekly, it is in good condition. However, since my perm has loosened, my curls don't last as I have naturally limp, poker straight hair. I want to re-do my perm to get nice big spirals.

    Should I be using this particular line of products? Will it straighten out what is left of my curls? I'm really not sure please help!
    Any other tips to get my hair volumized and lovely big spirals are welcome! :)

    • ANSWER:
      "Will it straighten out what is left of my curls?". YES.
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      FOR VOLUME, making your hair look THICKER:
      But, you can make your hair thicker, see Kris Jenner - Kim's mom, how she does that! She set her top layers of hair in plastic curlers - had been seen working away @ home or office with 6 curlers on. Blow dry. Let them cool. Take the curlers out. Tousle with your hands and you're good to go! Simple! If you're drying your hair: Upside down blow drying. Bend at your waist, turn your head down and blow dry. Straighten up to a voluminous, super full mane!

      Myth: You can't make flat, fine hair look full of body.
      Truth: Five minutes with a set of large hot rollers will add life to straight hair.
      Read more: Common Hair Care Myths - Hair Care Tips - Good Housekeeping

  46. QUESTION:
    How will a relaxer make my hair feel?
    I'm Hispanic and I have curly hair it's not wild or anything but I really want straight hair. I called my salon but they do relaxers (not chemical straightening) how will my hair feel afterwards? What the difference? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I do not recommend them.

      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  47. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to use an OTC chemical straightener before going to a water park?
    I'm going to a water park tomorrow, and I'd really like to use the chemical straightener on my hair before I go. I don't want the results not to take because of the exposure to chlorine though. I've never really used any sort of perm or straightening solutions before, so I'm not too sure how it all works. Don't want it to go to waste if I do use it before the water park. Should I wait until after..?

    • ANSWER:
      Not OK, salon done or OTC products.

      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?
      I stand up for cancer!

  48. QUESTION:
    What are some good hair products for straightening?
    My hair is very thick and it's hard to straighten. The worst part of it all is, that it never stays straight.. It always goes into a wave or goes back curly. In the morning I'm always using a heat protectant and high temperature and it looks really good in the morning. But then it fucks up when I go to school.. Someone help me what to do !

    • ANSWER:
      For straightening hair, it's been answered here:
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AiBDurvlc7PAYDgmOYDmcFLty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20130108095915AAGaIrI
      Katy Perry's Bad Hair Day Is Over As GHD Lawsuit Comes To An End! 7-7-13.

      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

  49. QUESTION:
    What happens if you put s-curl on your hair twice a month?
    I put S-Curl in my hair about 2 weeks ago but I didnt leave in in the long enough to get the curls I wanted. What would happen if I apply it again?

    • ANSWER:
      S-curl relaxer is a product made by Luster, but for some reason people use the phrase S-curl referring to the style. It is a relaxer and relaxers contain chemicals that can damage your hair, especially when not used by a professional.

      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.
       1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      In Sept. the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      THAT'S 2X formaldehyde causing cancer, 2x more risks.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  50. QUESTION:
    What kind of hair dye can you use on brazilian hair?
    what kinda of hair dye can i use on my braxilian hair... i dont want to bleach it i want to dye it a blonde color wat dye will work om this hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Heat & chemicals are hair's worst enemies, with the relaxers, they contain formaldehyde causing cancer, that's TWICE your risks for cancer.

      Sorry, Top Contributor, I do not recommend EITHER. That's OVERLAPPING CHEMICALS.

      Celebrity wears two-tone hair dye all the time, trying to grow out their dye.

      Style meets chemistry meets biology: We're talking hair coloring.

      Playing with chemicals is not like playing with clothes, or doing a manicure, there are penalties for playing chemicals in the lab. Even hair color experts at the salon are not rocket scientists, they do a bang up dye jobs to their clients or their own hair.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      > > > Hair dye chemicals linked to cancer
      London, Feb 20, 2013 I've been saying that since 2009.
      Hair dyes, which include home hair colouring kits and those used at pricey salons, are linked to deadly cancer-causing chemicals, warn scientists. In 2009 the Mail revealed that women who used hair dyes more than nine times a year had a 60% greater risk of contracting blood cancer.
      A year later the European Commission banned 22 hair dyes which put long-term users at risk of bladder cancer. < < < <


      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?


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