Is it safe to straighten with Keratin?
Keratin treatments to straighten hair have been very popular for the past few years, but how safe are they? Once thought dangerous for the client and the employee applying it, many people wanted to stay clear of this treatment. The talk seemed to quiet down for awhile, when certain products came out claiming to be safe or ‘formaldehyde free’. According to an article I read today, this is not the case.
The FDA is now targeting companies that produce this treatment to warn employees about the possible dangers while applying this to customers. According to the The Boston Globe, the FDA warned the company that makes Brazilian Blowout, that they need to change their label that claims they are formaldehyde free,a s this is fraudulent.
If it was me, I would be very cautious as to what treatment I’d let a salon put on my head. Ask to read the label, after all it’s your health at stake.
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