The Sun newspaper on 14 September reported on the latest hair procedure to hit the salons. ‘Brazilian Blow Dry’ is a chemical hair straightening treatment favoured by many celebrities and soon to sweep the nation.
However, the main ingredient of the solution is formaldehyde which is a recognised carcinogen by the Department of Health and Human Services in America; the product has also been banned for some uses in Europe.
In the US legal actions have commenced against the makers of Brazilian Blowout as people have claimed that the product has damaged their health.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers are now pushing for hairdressers to be regulated and registered in order to protect the public from such unsafe procedures and ensure that all products are safe to use.
If you are attending a salon for any treatment then a patch test should be carried out beforehand to ensure that any products are safe to use on your skin.
If you have suffered any injury after having treatment carried out by a hairdresser and need assistance in bringing a claim contact our Personal Injury Department.