In an article timed to coincide with “National Brazilian Blowout Day,” the nonprofit Environmental Working Group charged that the Brazilian Blowout, and other “keratin smoothing formulations,” still contain a dangerous amount of formaldehyde. Well, shit.
We have covered the Brazilian Blowout controversy before, and the scariness continues; as far as we can tell, the popular hair treatment will lead you straight to your deathbed. Or, at the very least, it will get you a little closer. Is this surprising to anyone who knows what a Brazilian Blowout is? You'd think…
Lately, the "Brazilian Blowout" — a relaxing treatment that results in lustrous locks — has been under the gun for its use of formaldehyde in amounts well above what the FDA condones.