Recently, Canadian hair care specialists warn hairdressers’ and beauty salons to terminate providing hair care treatment known as Brazilian Blowout. This happened after a woman from Calgary, Susanne Harvey, started experiencing an extensive hair loss after visiting a salon and having this very trendy treatment.
Brazilian Blowout is a new hair styling technique which has been marketed for many years as a special treatment that can improve hair condition, nourish and moisturize, create a protective layer around hair shafts and assist in eliminating hair brittleness making hair look healthy, glowing, radiant and gorgeous. Women were assured that for the procedure specialists use a safe natural solution based on natural amino acids and other natural elements. However, it was reported that Brazilian Blowout procedure caused hair loss.
Clinical tests have shown that the solution used for Brazilian Blowout had increased dangerous levels of formaldehyde. Scientists found out that the solution contains up to 12% of this chemical when the permitted amount is about 0.2%. Many women have sensitivity to this chemical, that is why a lot of us are under higher risk of having hair loss after this popular hair care treatment. It is known that exposure to formaldehyde in high doses is linked to very serious health problems like cancer and others.