Recently, actress Mary-Louise Parker, best known for her role in Fried Green Tomatoes, but more recently starring in the critically acclaimed HBO drama, Weeds, decided she wanted straight hair. Without investigation, without seeking counsel from the many highly-paid hair stylists she must encounter every day on the set of her series, she went to her local salon and received a Brazilian Blowout. Within days she experienced hair loss and told the New York Times Magazine, “don’t do it.” Though hair loss is embarrassing and time-consuming to grow back, the results could’ve been much worse.
What makes the Brazilian Blowout so dangerous? One word, formaldehyde. Formaldehyde (formalin when dissolved in water) is a colorless gas with an odor so strong it can cause eye irritation, breathing problems, coughing and throat irritation. The product is so toxic, it can and HAS lead to blindness and even cancer. It even has its own Occupational Safety and Health Administration “hazard alert.” Now you know it’s bad when OSHA gets involved.
In salons who offer this poisonous beauty treatment, stylists wear gloves to apply the product and both stylist and customer wear respirators so they can breathe. And it’s not cheap. These toxic blowouts cost hundreds of dollars.
Last week on the CBS daytime show, The Talk, the ladies spoke with resident medical guru, Dr. Raj, who warned about Brazilian Blowout products that are now claiming to be formaldehyde-free. Unfortunately, until the FDA has stricter enforcement of these products, the consumer has no way of knowing for sure. The best way to save your skin, scalp, eyes and even life, is to stay far away from these products.
“But Miss Jean. . . I want straight hair and I’m sick of these frizzy curls.” We know! And we can help. And the best part. . . we won’t hurt your scalp OR your wallet.
This is all you need to get the same results as a Brazilian Blowout. . . the Pre-Soft Tx.
The Pre-Soft Tx (treatment) contains an alkaline mineral that nourishes, softens and prepares the hair for straight styling. There is a misconception that I want to clear up right now. Are you ready? The straightness comes from the STYLING not from the product. True story.
Glamour magazines and entertainment news shows might be singing the praises of the Brazilian Blowout and we’ve heard it’s even made its way to some local Wichita salons but it’s just not worth it. Straight hair shouldn’t come at such a price and at Jean’s Green, we know it doesn’t have to.
You can find more information about the Pre-Soft Tx and all of our Jean’s Green products here: http://www.jeans-green.com/index.php?p=home