Salons across the United States and Canada are now wondering what to do with the expensive product purchased from Brazilian Blowout which the government has issues a warning that salon may need to put proper hazardous chemical precautions in place which may be impractical for most salons. The Brazilian Blowout company has not publicly agreed to returns or refunds and its probably too early to accurately assess the legal liability salons may face by continuing to use this product on their clients. This incident has left salon professionals in a very bad situation as keratin treatments are often among the highest priced services they offer.
Government issues “cease” warning to salons.A couple of days ago, a state government agency report revealing that the popular Brazilian Blowout product, which advertises itself as being “Formaldehyde Free”, actually contains potentially dangerously high concentration of formaldehyde and OSHA’s COERT has issued an official warning to salons on their website.
Brazilian Blowouts Official Responses
The Brazilian Blowout company has since issued statements with excuses including the following:
1. The samples received by OSHA were old and pre-dated the time when we stopped using formaldehyde.
2. OSHA’s lab tests are invalid because they didn’t come to us for the samples, which we would have gladly provided. Instead, they went into the field and directly to salons that use our products.
A quick review of the testing chronology and process, detailed in a government press release will quickly show that both of these may just be excuses. OSHA will always gather samples from work sites rather than manufacturers to avoid possible corruption. Also, the samples tested by OSHA were received from Brazilian Blowout to salons working with OSHA in August of 2010.
Organic Salon Systems responds by lowering prices on its truly formaldehyde free keratin line
Organic Salon Systems offers a more organic formaldehyde-free alternative which has been consistently reported to deliver superior results. Although it is not quite clear what legal liability salons may have incurred from using Brazilian Blowout on their clients, Organic Salon Systems has lowered its KeraGreen Keratin Starter Kit for a limited time only by 15%. Further, Organic Salon Systems has also lowered its KeraGreen Keratin Pro Pack by 20%. In response to this unforeseen development, Organic Salon Systems hopes to convert over the well-intentioned salons that still intend on offering a keratin treatment service.
Below, please find the Good Morning America video on this important issue: