"Great news! And, a great start.... Hope there will be some kind of enforcement. I also hope that the other keratin companies will have to do the same thing soon. Any salon that does a keratin treatment that produces formaldehyde…"
"The clients will always be there, anywhere you are. I wouldn't say the fact that you see clients at your job is necessarily a redeeming factor about this specific salon.
It sound like you don't enjoy anything else about the job. No…"
"I tend to somewhat agree with Ivan. At the same time, I think you should report this. I agree that it's her business, and she can run it how she sees fit. This does not apply to violations of the law. I can't go around shooting people…"
"That's really good to hear. Sadly, since I entered the smart phone age about 14 months ago, I find myself often using my phone instead of a computer for all my web needs. Hairbrained doesn't really work on a mobile device."
"Ms. Smith, I am truly sorry for illness that you and anyone else (such as the one below) have experienced. It sounds as though she has found the perfect situation, to avoid them, and I hope that you can too.
I have done nearly 1000…"
"Hi Michelle. I haven't heard much about Dow 2-2078 (aminopropyl phenyl trimethicone). Is it a formaldehyde releaser or a highly toxic ingredient when heated or added to a lye based straightener? I looked around a bit online and…"
"Linda, that Dow 2-2078 is one of my enemies as well! When I was exposed (I never used it, but my salon neighbor did), my lips would tingle, my mouth would itch, and I started to have mental lapses where I couldn't find words. I became so…"
I can not believe you are PROUD that products like Coppola (that contain the Dow Chemical 2-2078 ) cost me 8 months of my life with formaldehyde poisoning have not been banned yet.
But then....how many people were lied to…"
"Hm, that's two out of eight. 25% by no mathematical means qualifies as "nearly all." Also, Cadiveu has not been the manufacturer of Brazilian Blowout for some time now, so thanks for staying current on your…"
Cadiveu is the maker of Brazilian Blowout, so that should already make you think.
Even the name "acai therapy" is exactly the same as BB.
They also make "Brazilian Cacau which it has been banned in Europe as well as Australia…"
"Nearly all? Please show proof of this claim that "nearly all" of the eight products are made by companies who have previosuly had products banned? Also please note that here in the US, NONE have been banned."
"When I ask:Are you going to trust or relay on a brand which has lye to you as if you where stupid?
I don´t pretend to distrub you, the question I made was wrong, what I meant to say is:
Are WE going to trust or relay on ANY brand which has lye…"
My message was too long to get on here and I'm trying my best to nock on as many doors in the UK to get these products banned . I admire your comments on here and they have inspired me considerably .
Thankyou for that & well done for starting this Topic .
It's only a question of time before everyone realises that there is a dark side to the industry . It's like For what reason are there so many Trichologist / clinics / salons , that have a turnover of clients , like never before . In Cambridge , one said clinic was very proud to tell me that she deals with alot of people suffering from hair loss . Especially from hair straightening products . Then got very defensive as I told of my plan to get them all banned . Claiming they are totally safe as she does them in her salon area . Hmmm
My name is Petra Johnson . I have been hairdressing 35 years and I've been in business 22 years , with a thriving salon in Stamford , Lincolnshire . I was approached by a rep to take on board one of the New Relaunched Hair Straightening products , that is supposed to be Reformulated in the space of a few weeks ???? Myself and my sister ( 2 different hair types ) and for training purposes tested the product before we launched it to the public . We both have 50% +........HAIR LOSS . The salon was a smog of fumes and it stank of rot . As did my hair for at least 3 weeks . The same smell . What was that ? as this was supposed to be formaldehyde free !I sent back the product, confiscating one sample ( Trading Standards are visiting me 30th August to test it ) I have been in touch with the MD of the company that gets his supply from Brazil . We have spoken in length and was foolish enough to tell me , that he first tried out his new formulated product on his mother's fringe . It FELL out but was confused as hair was falling out on her crown too . I explained that it would be when it was rinsed through .He is insistent that after a doctors appointment , and then being diagnosed with a thyroid problem ,his mothers hair loss was because of that and not his product . Insisting that I too ought to be tested for that ! ( I have proof of this conversation in emails sent between ourselves ) For him and to prove that it was his product , I had tests done at the doctors . All of which I passed and have proof of the results . Truth is this product should not touch the scalp and in training one has to apply a centimetre from the scalp . There will be a reason for this .... I'm presuming that very much like applying Bleach with 18% peroxide you would cause extreme damage to the scalp . Everyone forgets though , that during rinsing it is IMPOSSIBLE to keep it off the scalp . Some of these products the client goes away for 3 days with this product on their hair , sleeping ( hair touc
Thanks for getting in touch and your comment and I'm glad you like the concept.
We are a fledgling organisation that's trying to make a difference in a very corporate hair industry, but we're getting there and the support of hairdresser like yourself is invaluable.
We are trying to get a team out to the USA (sometime) but being un-sponsored and an unknown company makes it difficult, but we will get there! Please let all your friends know about us and invite them to look at the work produced by our artists and we will continue to do our best to inform and inspire!
Thanks for your comment, Scott. I was referring specifically to Keratin Express, the brand that claims to be safe. You pointed out the toxic chemicals in the ingredients list, and I'm living proof that it's just as dangerous as all the rest -- or even more so, because it claims to be formaldehyde-free and can trick people into getting it!