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‘Brazilian Blowouts’ Still Contain Formaldehyde

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Last year, the FDA sent Brazilian Blowout a warning letter to stop producing the salon-only hair-straightening product. It had been misbranding itself as “formaldahyde-free” while still including the harmful chemical, which can cause serious damage to the nervous system. Now, according to LiveScience, three congressmen have reopened the case with the FDA, aiming to prevent parent-company GIB LLC from selling the products to salon technicians, who are most affected by the fumes. D.C. might not care about good hair, but they still care about your hairstylist.