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Feds warn Brazilian Blowout isn't safe



demimoore.jpgBad news for lovers of artificially sleek locks: The feds are warning that the popular Brazilian Blowout hair straightening treatment could be dangerous to your health.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has blasted the company behind these "professional smoothing treatments" for falsely claiming that its product is free of formaldehyde, a nasty carcinogen.

In fact, the product features a chemical that releases formaldehyde when hair is blow dried or flat ironed. (Kinda crucial to straightening, huh?) That's why people have complained about everything from eye irritation to vomiting to chest pain with the Brazilian Blowout.

Who says beauty isn't painful?

Brazilian Blowout's makers have yet to respond to the FDA, which then can decide whether to yank the product from shelves. Judging from the number of Brazilian Blowout salons in the Tampa Bay region, that would leave a lot of women grumpy and frizzy. (Fear not, we have the inside scoop on working your natural curls!)

Are you willing to risk nasty chemicals for silky smooth hair? Or is it time to kiss goodbye your Brazilian Blowout?

Deal Diva Letitia

(Photo: Getty images. Does Demi Moore use Brazilian Blowout? Inquiring minds want to know.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:15am]


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