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How To Figure Out If Formaldehyde Is In Your Hair-Smoothing Products

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Formaldehyde Hair

EW.

Are you putting Fomaldehyde in your hair? Not sure?

Then you should probably take this advice on how to figure it out, because that's totes nastay!

First, here's a list of known products to have Formaldehyde in them, or creates it:

Brazilian Blowout
Acai Professional Smoothing Solution
Professional Brazilian Blowout Solution
Cadiveu
Brasil Cacau
Acai Therapy
Copomon/Coppola
Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy
Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment
Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment Blonde
Express Blow Out
Marcia Teixeira
Brazilian Keratin Treatment
Advanced Brazilian Keratin Treatment
Chocolate Extreme De-Frizzing Treatment
Soft Gentle Smoothing Treatment
Soft Chocolate Gentle Smoothing Treatment

Now, here's how to spot if your favorite treatment has it included as well:

Methylene glycol
Formalin
Methylene oxide
Paraform
Formic aldehyde
Methanal
Oxomethane
Oxymethylene
Timonacic acid
Thiazolidinecarboxylic acid

These are called Formaldehyde "synonyms." Make sure you're checking what you're putting in your hair!

The chemical released if applied wrong can be dangerous, so they're warning that if it contains liquid formaldehyde that it can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment.

Stay vigilant!

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