I realize that we previously posted an article here on this very blog stating that the Brazilian Blowout was “-hyde free” a little while back, but some new findings from the Oregon Health & Science University seem to state otherwise. Please review their article in depth before posting your comments. The “burning” question about this product for some time now has been “Does it contain formaldehyde?”. The company says it does not, their packaging says it does not, and lots of blogs and testimonials from stylists around the country say it does not. However, OHSU has performed a test on the latest “hyde free” product sent to it by the company and has found the following:
The original container, which is labeled “formaldehyde free,” was delivered to Oregon OSHA by CROET for sample analysis on September 1, 2010. The Oregon OSHA laboratory analyzed the sample using four different test methods. Formaldehyde was reported to be detected by each method at 10.6%, 6.3%, 10.6% and 10.4% of the product.”
This analysis is quite alarming, to say the least! Many people have sent email and called the corporate office to get further clarification or comment from them regarding this issue, but as of yet I cannot find any responses that I can post here. I can honestly HOPE that the analysis was flawed in some way, because those levels of formaldehyde are not conducive to the claims that the company makes about its’ product.
There have been quite a few comments even here on this blog alone from both clients who received the treatment and stylists who performed the treatment addressing issues that they had from the new formula which included burning scalp, watering eyes, bad fumes, rashes, etc. We can only hope that the company addresses this analysis in a timely fashion, for everyone’s sake. Hopefully we can put an end to the question of if the product contains formaldehyde once and for all – and soon!
Your comments are appreciated!