Geez, even blow drying isn’t safe anymore?
Following complaints from stylists, owners & clients, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Hazard Alert for anyone working with Brazilian Blowout hair straightening products. Apparently, they contain formaldehyde and have caused several stylists & clients to get sick over the last few months.
The Brazilian blow dry has been a favorite of celebs like Nicole Ritchie, Ashley Tisdale & Lindsay Lohan and has been featured in Glamour and other fashion mags.
Despite “formaldehyde-free” labels and the lack of formaldehyde on the ingredient list, OSHA has found formaldehyde in the air when stylists are using the products. In fact, they found upwards of 8 times the allowable amount for formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowout’s Smoothing Solution (psst: that’s what’s allowed when the product is listed on the label).
Things you should know…
Read more on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/13/brazilian-blowout-hazard-alert-osha_n_848741.html
Sometimes, I think Tracy Anderson’s workouts look so painfully awkward, I’m shocked that anyone wants to do them. Especially on video, she looks gawky & weird sometimes. (And is it just me, or is she starting to sound and look more and more like Madonna & Gwyneth Paltrow’s love child?)
That aside, thought I’d share this video of Tracy working out with Nicole Ritchie. Kinda impressed with Nicole, I must say!
1. Despite how they look, I’ve done Tracy Anderson’s workouts and they are CRAZY high intensity aerobics. They’re also lots of fun & I enjoyed them.
2. Big high five to Nicole Ritchie for attacking them so well. New things are always good to try.
3. Very importantly: I don’t agree with the Tracy Anderson Diet Plan OR Method. While I love her workouts, I have never found it necessary to workout for 2 hours a session, 4-5 days a week. Crazy.
Enjoy the vid! Thanks Fit Sugar!