Many “formaldehyde-free” hair straighteners do not technically contain formaldehyde, but contain other chemicals that release formaldehyde under high heat, necessary in order for these straightening treatments to work.
There’s something exciting happening in salons across America. You might not see it everywhere yet, but it’s percolating. What is it? The next women-led movement for health, safety, and dignity.
For 7 years, I had trusted that the chemicals I had been using in my career were safe. I never questioned it. In cosmetology school, we weren’t educated about the toxic chemicals we would be exposed to, so it became apparent that I needed to educate myself.
We certainly need new legislation to fix the many problems with how cosmetics are regulated, but much like the Personal Care Product Safety Act, this bill really misses the mark when it comes to ensuring the safety of cosmetic ingredients.
As far back as 2011 the FDA has known that keratin hair straightening products can release dangerous levels of formaldehyde putting stylists (and their client’s) health at risk.
Great tips on finding a safe and healthier manicure can help protect not only your health, but the health of your manicurist.
Gel polish is the current rage - but this beauty treatment carries with it various toxic chemicals & potential health risks.
If this is our chance to move a bill forward to help ensure safety in salon products & cosmetics - we can do better.
WVE Newsletter: Salon work, Deep Clean report, change.org petition, news you can use & more!
Includes brands, products, manufacturers & more - your guide to toxic chemicals found in nail polishes & products.