(Closed) Brazilian Blowout – adverse effects or dangers?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had a similar experience – had one, loved it, but am worried about the side effects. I had the “Brazilian Blowout” (as opposed to other Keratin treatments) and although they claimed it was safe it smelled horrible when they were doing the part with the flat iron. I am guessing that this is indeed, not too safe.

Even with full knowledge that it (probably) isn’t safe, there is still a bit of me that wants to go for another. After all, I want to keep my hair very long for the wedding but without blowdrying + flat ironing daily (which is damaging my hair) my hair is a poofy mess. Meh – what is a girl to do!?!

Good luck!

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

have you checked the MSDS sheet on the brazillian blowout website? according to that… the chemical compisition of their formula is this…

water, methylene glycol, behenyl trimethylammonium methofsulfate and n-hexadeconol and bulylene glycol mixture, isoparaffin, cetrimonium chloride, petrolatum, hypnea musciformis extract (and) gellidiela acerosa extract (and sargassum filipendula extract (and) sorbitol, theobroma grandiflorum seed butter, panthenol, hydrolized keratin, fragrance (parfum), methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone

(deep breath)

avoid eye contact, may cause skin irritation and/or allergic sensitivity in some individuals. when product is being mixed applied or handled, wear gloves made of rubber, vinyl or other impervious material.

only use with adequate ventilation.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

I loved it and the only thing it did to me was make my eyes water but other than that LOVED IT!!! I will be getting one soon because I just put hilights in my hair and with the heat in AZ it is super dry!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

there was an expose on this treatment and it does contain something just as dangerous as formaldehyde but I can’t remember what it is. Based on that, I would not do it.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

They offer a BB Zero,plant derived. For those concerned. I personally love it. The smell was not bad at all to me but you do have to have someone who was trained (certificate given) to do this and well ventilated area for sure!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My cousin is a hairdresser who does education to other salons across North America for a major chain. She refuses to do them, and forbid anyone who works for her to do them either. At the last conference she went to, a doctor gave a presentation on the lung health of hairdressers who do them on a regular basis – it burns them. Please don’t do it!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - north bay

i have heard of this brazilian blowout.. but what exactly does it do?? is it for certain hair types??

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

They are illegal here in Canada ( which I just found out at my last hair appt). The reason is the amount of dangerous chemicals in it. However, that is because for a hairdresser they would be doing it multiple times a week, sometimes multiple times a day, with the chemicals directly in their face ( smoke from the hair). So to get it done for a special occasion every now and then I’m sure would be fine. But i wouldn’t make it a habit. Think about what all those chemicals must do to your hair in the long run. Not good.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - north bay

HMM well Im an esthetician.. and ive looked up some of the beauty wholesalers here in Canada and they sell it to salons in Canada.. I would have never heard about it if i hadn’t seen it here in Canada on some of the websites.. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - north bay

from what im reading about it.. though i wouldn’t use it..

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The products you see must not be th true brazilian blowout products.

“The company is facing a storm of legal attacks – the state of California is suing Brazilian Blowout for false claims to consumers, and several salon owners have filed lawsuits as well. All Brazilian Blowout products are banned in Canada.”  (http://lasiostudios.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/brazilian-blowout-claims-zero/ Paragraph 3)

“And last week Canada’s national health agency banned the sale of 10 hair straighteners, including Brazilian Blowout, found to have formaldehyde levels above the legal limit of .02 percent. ” (http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2010/12/post_39.html /Paragraph 4)

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - north bay

good to know! thanks for the info

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

God you have no idea how much I want one of these…but I won’t risk my health to do it despite how vain I am. It just kills me that we put a man on the moon 40 FREAKIN YEARS AGO and we still can’t figure out a safe how to make curly hair permanently straight.  I would pay anything for it.  Sigh…

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Pravana makes a smoothing treatment called Perfection.  It lasts for several months, is non-damaging(as non-damaging as these things can get anyway…anything with chemicals is going to damage your locks to some extent),and is formaldehyde free. 

I work at State Beauty which distributes to professionals-only, and this came out in April.  Everyone raves about it because it’s safe and can be done the same day as any other chemical treatment, i.e. perms, color, highlights, etc… I would call around to see if a salon near you offers this service. 

I will caution though, that I’ve heard from the stylists that use this in their salons, it fades color significantly, so it’s best to do the Perfection system first and then color!

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