How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask SpecialistMichael Your Own Question

SpecialistMichael
SpecialistMichael, MS, CSCS
Category: Mercedes
Satisfied Customers: 507
Experience:  Senior Information Specialist
65186368
Type Your Question Here...
SpecialistMichael is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

is brazilian blowout dangerous for hair?

Customer Question

is brazilian blowout dangerous for hair?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  SpecialistMichael replied 3 years ago.
To answer your question no, the Brazilian blowout process for hair is generally not dangerous and is typically used for all types of hair including fine, brittle and curly, even some damaged hair. The traditional solutions with formaldehyde as the straightening agent, which is carcinogenic(cancer causing) is the main concern as opposed to the treatment themselves. Formaldehyde is well known as a preservative in the mortuary trade.

The problem is some of the companies claim to use keratin(a protein) instead of formaldehyde which is supposed to be completely safe, however its effectiveness is generally agreed upon to be minimal. There are however a few companies using glutaraldehyde and thioglycolate in place of which can weaken and damage hair causing it to dry and break off.

The treatments can last up to and beyond 12 weeks because the hair is considerably more relaxed and when it does wear off, it does so quite gradually. Many people report much greater satisfaction on their first treatment versus their second which leaves them not as happy as the first time. Keep in mind, the FDA does allow the use of the chemical in cosmetics, but does not regulate it. A recent report of one of the solutions found levels 10 times higher than the legal limit set by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration(OSHA) which is the US governing body on occupational health.

The point to all this is, if you are considering having it done, go with a reputable salon that has a high satisfaction rating with the product and process used otherwise you could be playing with fire of a no-name salon using potentially dangerous, no-name product lines.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
can you suggest some of the salons that use the genuine product? or a chain of salons that are found everywhere.i live in new york city and there are just too many options so its hard to find the one that really complies with the guidelines.
Expert:  SpecialistMichael replied 3 years ago.
I sure can, just give me a short time to do some sourcing and find some of the objectively top rated ones and I will answer again for you. In the meantime if my first answer was adequate for your original question please press the accept so I can receive credit for that particular answer.
SpecialistMichael, MS, CSCS
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 507
Experience: Senior Information Specialist
SpecialistMichael and 40 other General Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  SpecialistMichael replied 3 years ago.
I just wanted to follow up on this in hopes you are still getting it.

I saw my request however I am unable to find it outside of my email notification.

I have a couple for you, that actually sound really nice. Simply reply and request me in this and I can drop the places in for you.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
< Last | Next >
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
  • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles Walnut Creek, CA
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue Charleston, WV
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim Castleberry, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • MB Paul

    Mercedes Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    3548
    Qualified Mercedes Benz Diagnostic Technician - 20+ years experience - Workshop Foreman for Mercedes
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MB/MBpaul/2013-8-21_204936_paul.64x64.jpg MB Paul's Avatar

    MB Paul

    Mercedes Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    3548
    Qualified Mercedes Benz Diagnostic Technician - 20+ years experience - Workshop Foreman for Mercedes
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/EU/eurotec/2012-6-11_13153_mpjaphoto.64x64.JPG Marty's Avatar

    Marty

    Mercedes Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    25403
    Bosch Certified Master Tech. Over 35 years experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RA/Racer76916/2012-5-8_6855_justanswerprofile.64x64.jpg Michael Warfield's Avatar

    Michael Warfield

    Factory Mercedes-Benz Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2978
    Mercedes-Benz Master Certified technician
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/PE/peterpete190/2012-2-24_1274_20120215135406.64x64.jpg Pete's Avatar

    Pete

    Mercedes Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    2907
    Over 15 years experience as a Mercedes dealer technician
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/promerc/2009-01-04_220431_ja_pic.jpg promerc's Avatar

    promerc

    mercedes diagnostic technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    518
    Qualified mercedes diagnostic technician & service team manager , ATA registered Master tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/73bbchevy/2009-12-8_232724_Picture_006.jpg Lou P. master tech's Avatar

    Lou P. master tech

    Mercedes Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    421
    10 years master certified 100% fix rate knows mercedes like the back of my hand!!!!!
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/HI/Hipo64/2012-6-7_41311_Acerphonepictures004Large.64x64.jpg Hipo64's Avatar

    Hipo64

    Mercedes Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    416
    Work and diagnose electronics on daily basis.
 
 
 
Chat Now With An Expert
SpecialistMichael
SpecialistMichael
388 Satisfied Customers
Senior Information Specialist