Yes, it’s true- Brazilian Blowout did drop their lawsuit against Oregon OSHA. In the suit, Brazilian Blowout claimed that the test results that found the Formaldehyde-Free Brazilian Blowout formula to actually contain formaldehyde were false and misleading. You can read the details here: OregonLive.com. This link was sent to me directly from Melanie Mesaros, Oregon OSHA, Public Information Officer.
Brazilian Blowout’s statement to us was this: “The lawsuit has become a distraction, we want to focus on our core business.”
I’m not going to debate the issue here. We’ve had plenty of conversations regarding formaldehyde, the testing of it and the possible reasons that someone might have a reaction while others do not. I think many of the “foods” (read: chemicals) we put into our bodies do more damage than the keratin hair treatment we choose to put on our heads. I’m completely convinced that the stylists’ training and proper application is the main reason why some people have a reaction.
The other reason is that some people are more sensitive to chemicals. Let’s not kid ourselves, a product that changes the structure of your hair has chemicals. Just like your shampoo or your foundation. If you experience a problem, don’t use it. If you are worried you will have a problem, don’t use it. If you are a stylist and have a problem with this or any other keratin treatment, don’t use it.
Bottom line is your health is more important than your hair or your paycheck!
As a reminder, if you choose to comment on this topic keep personal attacks and foul language out of it or your comment will be deleted. Thanks for understanding.