on Jun 09, 2012 @ 01:57 am|
OK so I am a little obsessed with checking constantly for products being recalled, or having safety concerns. I was checking out Health Canada, I found this information about Hair Products containing high levels or formaldehyde,above the limit set by Health
Canada...SHOCKED..I have used a couple of these products in free samples I recently won. Have a look Chicks, make sure you know what products you are using for your body.This scared the crap out of me.READ THE ARTICLE BELOW!!!
As part of its ongoing work on hair smoothing products,
Health Canada has received complaints of burning eyes, nose,
Formaldehyde is permitted as a preservative in cosmetics at levels of no more than 0.2%.
The following table provides the names of products that have been listed in previous Health Canada advisories.
The following table provides the names of the products and
The following table provides the names of the products which
Who is affected
Consumers receiving these hair smoothing treatments, and
What consumers should do
What industry professionals should do:
What Health Canada is doing
Health Canada is working with the Canadian distributors to
In addition, Health Canada continues to monitor the
In addition to today's advisory, an advisory on Brazilian Blowout Solution was issued on October 26, 2010, followed by an updated Advisory listing several other hair smoothing products on December 10, 2010.
This advisory is for the products listed in the table above.
Health Canada is aware that the affected products are typically available in salons only.WOW EH !! THIS IS SCARY STUFF..READ PRODUCT INFORMATION CHICKS !!
|YIKES! on Jun 09, 2012 @ 11:41 am|
Sheesh.. That's freaking insane!
I don't use any of these products on a regular basis, thank heavens.
I can't believe how high of a percentage Brazilian Blowout has - Yikes, not cool at all.
Great post! Thanks for sharing.
|ugh. on Jun 09, 2012 @ 09:29 pm|
I had a stylist at a very high end salon in Toronto recommend one of the above mentioned products to me while I was there for a blow dry. He told me it would be great because I wouldn't have to return to the salon for at least a month for a blow dry. As he spoke to me, he pointed out another client who was having the treatment applied. I asked him why there was smoke coming off the client's hair and he told me that was 'normal.' I couldn't have gotten out of his chair faster....unbelievable.
My hair is fine and straight. I have a lot of hair but the hair I do have is fine and straight. Why would I go for this type of treatment? with the formaldehyde, why would ANYONE go for this treatment? Ladies, please take good care of your hair and if you want to have it straightened, I beg you to do some research before doing something this extreme! It's not worth your health!
Thank you for sharing this.
|wow on Jul 06, 2012 @ 09:46 pm|
very interesting...thanks for posting this!
|Not on my list on Jul 06, 2012 @ 09:57 pm|
I don't use any of these products, and now never will. Thanks for the post now I know what not to look for.