KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Curly, frizzy hair was a problem for Metro resident, Amy Adams.
She said a procedure called the Brazilian Blowout transformed the texture of her hair.
“After I got the Brazilian Blowout, I could just blow dry it straight and I would not have to do anything more with it” said Adams.
In Kansas City, the treatment averages $400 and it can last for several months.
“Your hair is like silk after. For people who had really frizzy, wavy hair, it turns it into silk”, said Melanie Brown, a master stylist.
While the results may be great for women who struggle with hard to manage hair, there are growing concerns about the Brazilian Blowout.
Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services added eight substances to its report on carcinogens.
The industrial chemical formaldehyde is listed as a known human carcinogen.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, recently found formaldehyde present in samples of the Brazilian Blowout labeled “formaldehyde free.”
Its makers said the products are safe and stylist Melanie Brown said her clients have not reported problems.
Many people fear the product is too good to be true and said it could be dangerous.
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