Cosmetology Schools to Teach Brazilian Blowout Again?

In recent years, many cosmetology schools cancelled training on a controversial hair straightening process because it was sown to be hazardous.

The company that produces the product, GIB, LLC has come to a settlement agreement with the state of California and will be allowed to continue selling the product.

According to the scientists involved in the matter, the Brazilian Blowout treatment contains two chemicals that are known to create formaldehyde gasses when heated together. Up until recently, the company has marketed their product as formaldehyde free.

After several salon workers and customers became ill from the gasses, a big controversy over whether or not the product was hazardous caused salons to stop using the product and cosmetology schools to stop teaching students on its use.

In their settlement with the state, GIB must only notify users of the potential for formaldehyde gasses on the label of its product. While most people would choose to steer clear of such a concoction, some salon professionals say that their customers are willing to pay the heavy price (monetarily and chemically) for straight hair treatments with the product.

It is possible to protect the customer and stylist from gasses with the use of special masks and eye protection, so it may be necessary for some cosmetology schools to simply enact new safety precautions in order to teach the method. Cosmetology schools that stopped teaching the technique may be at a disadvantage if they choose to continue the ban on the straightening technique.

Many stylists who think that the product is simply too dangerous will say that, even though they already know how to perform the straightening procedure, they refuse to use the product. Cosmetology schools and salons must choose on which side of the controversy they wish to be.

Trackbacks

  1. SocialSave says:

    Cosmetology Schools to Teach Brazilian Blowout Again?…

    Cosmetology schools stopped teaching the dangerous straightening technique, but will they have to change with the Brazilian Blowout product back on the market?…

  2. pligg.com says:

    Cosmetology Schools to Teach Brazilian Blowout Again?…

    Cosmetology schools stopped teaching the dangerous straightening technique, but will they have to change with the Brazilian Blowout product back on the market?…

  3. swfc.info says:

    Cosmetology Schools to Teach Brazilian Blowout Again?…

    Cosmetology schools stopped teaching the dangerous straightening technique, but will they have to change with the Brazilian Blowout product back on the market?…