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Brazilian Keratin Treatment

Posted: 30 December 2011

"The latest hair trend to land on our shores started in Brazil about 5 years ago. The Brazilian Keratin Treatment (BKT), Brazilian Keratin Blow out and similar products, took Hollywood and the world by storm, promising frizz-free silky straight hair."

Is it safe? Is it effective? Most contain formaldehyde which is a health risk. Can you believe those that claim to be formaldehyde-free, or allergen safe? I suspect not.

Here is an excellent editorial published in the South African Medical Journal by Dr Nonhlanhla P Khumalo, Division of Dermatology, Groote Schuur and the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospitals, University of Cape Town.

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