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Hair-Product Alert: Beware of Formaldehyde

The Beauty industry has finally realized that there are many toxic chemicals out there in the everyday products we use. But one in particular has recently made headlines because it has been found in hair salon straightening products, called formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a colorless gas that, at room temperature, emits a noxious odor. Health specialists believe it can cause cancer, allergies and disrupt the immune system. It has also been linked to incidents of hair loss, nosebleeds and respiratory problems. And now, formaldehyde also has been found in hair products used at home, such as shampoos and styling gels. (more…)

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