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From: Leslie Correa (leslie.lamasbeauty.com)
Subject: Marcia Teixeira's Brazilian Keratin Treatment is a great product.
Date: July 12, 2007 at 8:13 pm PST

In Reply to: Brazilian Keratin Treatment posted by Damarys H. on July 12, 2007 at 7:39 pm:

Hi Damarys H.
Formaldehyde In high doses can produce cancer of the lungs, skin or brain.
Did you know that Formaldehyde is used in your clothes to prevent wrinkling and in nail
polish to prevent your nails from chipping. There are many uses for this grade of
formaldehyde which is only 2% in the Brazilian Keratin Treatment. The salon should provide a
mask or damp towel to protect you from the gas off of the hot iron. We give our clients a
small fan to get the fumes away from thier face.

When I started researching the Brazilian keratin Treatment 2 years ago. I read alot of good
things about it and alot of bad things about the use of Escova Progressiva which is the
Brazilian brand name. I read and translated info from Portuguese message boards that wrote
about how it damaged the hair and burned thier skin. I also read warnings from the brazilian
equivolent of the FDA about the dangers of formaldehyde. What I found out since then was
that formaldehyde is sold over the counter in Brazil. The stylists who couldn't afford Escova
Progressiva bought formaldehyde from the drugstore that was 30 and 40% and didn't mix it
with keratin because Keratin is too expensive in Brazil. It's expensive here too. This is when
all the problems started to be reported. Burnt scalp and hair because that percentage of
formaldehyde can kill. It would be like using 100 volume peroxide on your scalp. It would
burn your scalp and hair right off. we use 100 volume for wigs and hair pieces sometimes for
balayage techniques. This is the latest info I have about formaldehyde and the brazilian
keratin Treatment.

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