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How Keratin Smoothing Treatments Actually Work

 source: www.krucialkreationz.com via the BeautyBrains Question: How do keratin hair smoothers work? Jennifer asks: Will they help my daughter’s hair? Are they bad for hair, I don’t understand how they work. Will they prevent frizz in high humidity Florida weather? Response:  What makes hair curly? Hair is made of proteins which are long chain molecules. …

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FDA to Brazilian Blowout: Stop Misleading Consumers

source via Naturallycurly.com WASHINGTON — The notorious hair straightening products company, Brazilian Blowout, has received its first official warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has stated that the products are ‘adulterated’ and misbranded. The company has until Sept. 12 to comply with the FDA’s directives, otherwise the products could be taken off …

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Brazilian Blowouts- Lying to Kick It

He’sFaithful writes; Hey CurlyNikki Fam! I came across these articles today and thought of the natural hair community. The company that makes Brazilian Blowouts (I think also called keratin treatments) are in legal trouble because of their claim that they are formaldehyde-free but the article says independent scientists here in CA have found the product …

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A Dangerous Price to Pay for Beauty

Burning eyes, nosebleeds and chest pain—these are just some of the symptoms that stylists experience when they perform certain Brazilian keratin treatments on clients. When Brazilian keratin treatments first appeared in salons, they took consumers by storm. Everyone wanted to try the revolutionary treatment from Brazil that worked miracles, transforming even the tightest curls into …