The information coming in regarding the heated argument over Brazilian Blowout is mind boggling. L.A. Times covered the story in Sunday’s image section, stating both sides of the controversy quite nicely but ended with a statement I had to question.
L.A. Times writes, “Also be wary if overhead ventilation machines are being touted by a salon as a way to prevent problems from fumes. Such machines don’t guarantee safety and don’t help if formaldehyde is being absorbed though the skin, experts say.”
First, as pointed out many times over in the comments of older posts by Jordana Lorraine, the keratin treatments should never touch the scalp. If applied properly, the absorption through the skin should not occur. In the case of the Brazilian Blowout, it is rinsed out during the salon visit, it does not rub on your face, neck and shoulders for 24-96 hours like other smoothing treatments.
Second, ventilation can make a considerable difference in the air quality, whether a treatment does contain formaldehyde, any form of aldehyde or none at all.
“Aerovex Systems has navigated through the sea of deception, widespread fear, confusion and misinformation as an advocate for hair stylists the last 4 years. My greatest asset is my understanding of the value of backing up what Aerovex Systems says with scientifically verifiable data.
No longer will keratin treatment chemical manufacturer’s be allowed to distance themselves from Chemical Source Capture Ventilation technology. Aerovex Systems has prepared for this battle by first testing it’s Chemical Source Capture System through the services of Schoon Scientific Regulatory Consulting. We are the manufacturer Doug Schoon refers to that he worked with to test for the stylist’s exposure to formaldehyde, in the Salon Today, Ma. 09′ investigative report, “Flat-out Truth About Brazilian Keratin Services“.
Aerovex Systems has been providing both nail technicians and hair stylists with innovative ventilation technologies for over 10 years.
Now that we are clearing the huge misinformation hurdle, our next task is to usher 3 Zone Ventilation into the salon industry. Please assist our continued efforts by informing your valued hair stylists and nail technicians, and making them aware of our efforts.
Aerovex Systems is donating 3 percent of all it’s Chemical Source Capture System sales up to Nov. 21st, to the Breast Cancer Fund. The BCF is the leading national non-profit organization whose sole focus is to identify– and advocate for elimination of environmental and other preventable causes of breast cancer.”
If you choose to continue receiving keratin smoothing treatments at a salon, you are encouraged to consider a salon with a great air filtration system. If you are a salon owner or stylist, this type of ventilation would be a great addition to your salon for your safety and health, as well as that of your clients.
Find out more about Aerovex Systems and learn how it is designed to absorb and remove Keratin Treatment formaldehyde vapors from the air at aerovexsystems.com.