"100% Pass Rate on Federal OSHA's Action Limit (AL), Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) and Short-Term Exposure Limit (STEL) safety levels.
Despite OSHA's recent reporting, it has now been shown that Brazilian Blowout has passed twenty-four out of twenty-four Federal OSHA air-monitoring studies with regards to the federally mandated Action Limit (AL). Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) and Short-Term Exposure Limit (STEL).
The twenty-four tests, performed in strict adherence with agency protocol, were conducted in various salon settings and measured for the release of formaldehyde.
"Twenty-four out of twenty-four air monitoring tests fell below the federally mandated Action Limit (AL), Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) and Short-Term Exposure Limit (STEL) safety Levels.*
There were NO Federal OSHA violations with regards to the mandated Action Limit (AL), Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) or Short-Term Exposure Limit (STEL) when the Brazilian Blowout Professional Smoothing Solution was tested.
*Initially, one of the twenty-four tests conducted produced a level exceeding Federal OSHA's Short-Term Exposure Level. Immediate research revealed that the particular test was proven faulty, given it was conducted for a longer exposure time than the test required. The test was conducted once again on the same day, in the same salon setting using the proper exposure time. This test produced level falling, once again, below the Federal OSHA Short-Term Exposure Limit (see copy of faulty and corrected test data below).
The Air Sampling Report, from the testing performed on November 18, 2010, clearly shows that the test lasted 35 minutes, more than twice the amount dictated by the Code of Federal Regulations. Because this singular test more than doubled the statutory time period of 15 minutes, this test alone purports to demonstrate that 2.5249 parts of formaldehyde per million were off-gassed from the Brazilian Blowout Professional Smoothing Solution. Of the twenty-four air monitoring tests, only "this test" purports to demonstrate exposure above 2 parts per million, because it is the only test that was more than doubled to 35 minutes. Thus, these results are invalid and do not support any contention that more than 2 parts of formaldehyde per million have ever been off-gassed during the proper testing of the Brazilian Blowout Professional Smoothing Solution.
Note: The above information does not represent an approval or endorsement from OSHA."
It's October now and the weather is beginning to change. You may notice that your hair will begin to react to the changing weather. For many people once the rain or snow hits, their hair begins to frizz. Might I suggest a Brazilian Blowout to help manage your hair with the changing weather?
Another GREAT use for a Brazilian Blowout is that is adds a layer of protection to your hair strand and it helps prevent breakage. People with fine textured hair, tend to have a harder time growing their hair out, they find that it breaks off or splits before it ever has a chance to grow long. I have personally found that my hair has never been longer or felt as thick as it is now, and it is all thanks to consistent Brazilian Blowout treatments. That added layer of protection has made a world of difference!
I have recently neglected my blog and for that I apologize! To show you how sorry I am I am offering you a GREAT deal for the month of October!
Buy one ($149) and get your next one for only $99!!
To take advantage of this great deal all you need to do is call me and schedule a blowout for the month of October. When you come for your appointment, I will give you a card that will entitle you to your next blowout for only $99! You wont find a greater deal out there! BE SURE TO MENTION this blog post when you call.
With all of the rain in Utah lately that never seems to end you may consider a Brazilian Blowout to help tame the mane. How would you like to walk out into the rain and now worry about your hair turning to frizz? How would you like to air-dry your hair without it ending up big and crazy? A Brazilian Blowout might be your answer. Call today for a free consulation. Mention this rainy day post and I will give you $25 off your blowout for the month of May.
Why not add a color melt to your hair the next time you have a Brazilian Blowout? What is a color melt? It gives your hair the look of going from darker to lighter without any seams or lines. Color Melts are beautiful and very easy to maintain.
I am so excited to announce that I have moved to a wonderful new high end salon! Ella Bloom Salon & Spa in Lindon! I will still be offering the same great services and Brazilian Blowouts at the same great prices. Mention this blog post on your first visit to the new salon and you will receive a 10% discount on your total. I look forward to seeing you there! http://ellabloomsalon.com
The winner is KATRINA MARIE!! Thank you to all who entered. We will be doing many more giveaways, so keep checking back to see how you can enter to win. I apoplogize for not posting the winner sooner, I got a nasty case of the cold and flu mixed with the holidays and I didn't get this posted as soon as I wanted to, I'll do better next time.
We are one week away from announcing the winner of the free Brazilian Blowout! Be sure you click on the facebook link and then hit the "like" button and that will enter you in again! Also, as soon as I have 300 followers of this blog, I am going to give each of them a $35 gift card toward a Brazilian Blowout! So please recommend this blog to your friends so that you can receive the $35 gift card.
I always have people asking me if the Brazilian Blowout Products are really THAT important. The truth is, they are important. Let me give you a little rundown on them.
The products: (these descriptions are taken right off the BB website)
The Acai Shampoo Anti- Frizz Shampoo- “An exclusive, sulfate-free cleansing system extends the life of the Brazilian Blowout by maintaining the vital moisture and protein balance needed for optimal smoothness and radiant, frizz-free hair.”
The Acai Anti-Frizz Conditioner- “A specially formulated conditioner extends the life of the Brazilian Blowout by infusing the hair with vital moisture and essential nutrients while coating the hair with smoothing proteins that fortify and seal the cuticle. Locks in moisture, locks out humidity, protects hair color and promotes smooth, radiant, frizz-free hair.”
The Acai Smoothing Serum- “This unique smoothing formula extends the life of the Brazilian Blowout as it detangles, conditions and seals the cuticle to lock-in moisture and lock- out humidity. The end result is smooth, frizz-free hair with radiant shine..”
Acai Deep Conditioning Masque- “A creamy, rich, intense conditioning masque drenches the hair once a week by coating each hair strand with exclusive, nutritive proteins to eliminate frizz, promote shine, and guarantee the longest-lasting smoothing result.”
Laura’s Tips- The serum also acts as a barrier against other products. So if you put it in your hair before you put your styling products in, it will help protect your BB. If you spent a lot of time in the ocean or in the pool it is a good idea to wet your hair first and then apply the serum to your hair before you jump in the pool or ocean. Salt is death to your blowout and so be sure to protect your blowout with the serum. It is also recommended to have your hair protected before you sweat a lot too. If you can’t afford purchase all of the products I suggest that you get any sulfate free shampoo (my favorite is Rockaholic by Tigi) and the smoothing serum. It is the most economical way to preserve your blowout.
I feel that I need to address the current controversy with Brazilian Blowout. To make a LONG story short...There was a salon in Oregon that tested the Brazilian Blowout solution and claimed that it had formaldehyde. OSHA got involved, tested it and then supported the claim. However, not long after they recanted their statement and tried to take it back, but at that time the damage had been done....It created fear and doubt in the minds of the consumers and has made all of us hair stylists crazy. There is a law suit now against OSHA. (Click this link for an official statement http://www.brazilianblowout.com/new-press )
I decided I really needed to do more research myself. This is what I have found so far..
Brazilian Blowout has and still claims that the solution has "no harsh chemicals". Due to their pending patent they never listed their ingredients, until now... The chemical that makes the magic happen is called Methylene Glycol. There have been claims that Methylene Glycol is a form of Formaldehyde.
I am not a scientist but I did find a few and here is what one of them had to say...
"In reality, Methylene Glycol and Formaldehyde are very different, both chemically and physically! Methylene Glycol is a liquid; Formaldehyde is a gas. Even so, Oregon OSHA has recently declared that these are "synonyms", yet these two substances have very different chemical compositions and belong to very different chemical families, the Aldehydes vs. Alcohols*." -Doug Schoon click here for more info http://personalcaretruth.com/2010/10/doug-schoon-responds-to-misleading-claims-by-oregon-osha-that-methylene-glycol-is-a-synonym-for-formaldehyde/
The fear people are having is that it is believed that Formaldehyde can cause cancer. But did you know that Formaldehyde is used as a preservative and stabilizer in cosmetics, vaccines, nail polishes, shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, bubble bath, liquid hand soap, and baby shampoo! (for more on Formaldehyde click here http://www.naturaldoctor.org/formaldehyde-aka-formalin-methaldehyde-methanal-methyl-aldehyde-methylene-glycol-methylene-oxide-oxomethane-oxymethylene-paraform-paraformaldehyde)
Like I said before, I'm not a scientist (or a doctor), but I am realistic. And this is what I have to say about it. Lets get real here, everything causes cancer these days (and by saying that I'm not claiming the BB has Formaldehyde or causes cancer). However, Plastic water bottles, cell phones, being over weight, high-fat diets, excess use of anti-biotics, pesticides, leading a sedentary lifestyle, excess alcohol, etc, have all been known to contribute to cancer. So pick your poison. I know that sounds kind of strange to say but as far as I'm concerned I will pass on the plastic water bottles and get a Blowout instead. Now let me be clear about something. Do I think I am offering a service to my clients that could potentially be harmful to them or me? No, I don't, I wouldn't do it if I thought it was going to make people sick. In my mind this product falls in the same category with any other chemical you come in contact with in the salon. Am I willing to bet my life on the safety of the Brazilian Blowout solution? No, but I wouldn't bet my life on the safely of a can of hairspray either. I encourage all of you to click on that first link I listed above and read the official statement from Brazilian Blowout.
To put your minds a little more at ease I want to say this. When applied properly the Brazilian Blowout solution doesn't touch your scalp and there are no fumes. I have taken the official hands on class from Brazilian Blowout and I am confident in my application skills. Also, I have never felt sick, tired, had a cough, or anything else like that after giving or receiving a Brazilian Blowout and there have been days when I have done 8 in a row!
That is all I am going to say about it right now, but I will post more information as I get it. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Not only will the Brazilian Blowout give you beautiful frizz-free smooth hair, but did you know it helps your hair stay humidity resistant? Yes, and it's wonderful! Now I know here in Utah we don't encounter too much humidity...However, if you ever travel to more humid environment or if you're planning a tropical get-away you might consider a Brazilian Blowout. I got one before I went to Hawaii and it was so nice to not have to worry about my hair going crazy every time I came out of the water. I also loved that I didn't have to spend a ton of time doing my hair while I was there.
"The BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT is the most innovative and effective professional smoothing treatment in the WORLD!
Through the use of a Brazilian Super Nutrient Complex and a proprietary polymer system, the Brazilian Blowout actually improves the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle.
The end result is smooth, healthy, frizz-free hair with radiant shine! What makes us different?
The ONLY Professional Smoothing Treatment that improves the health of the hair. No Damage! and No harsh chemicals!
CONTAINS NO FORMALDEHYDE!!
Entire treatment completed in just 90 minutes!
No down time! The minute you leave the salon, you can wash and air dry your hair, and it will be smooth, frizz-free and radiant!