Formalin: the truths about this component August 22 2019
Have straight hair is often the desire of many women, however, many of them are not born with this type of yarn naturally. Therefore, many resort to straightening that contains formaldehyde in its composition. And the question that always remains is: does formalin spoil hair? In this text, we will clarify some doubts about this controversial product.
Is it true that the hair can become hardened after several applications?
Yes. The formalin solubilizes oils and therefore dissolves the cell membrane that surrounds the keratin fibers making them unprotected. The absence of these oily components makes the hair hardened, without malleability and without shine.
Who has used or uses formaldehyde: what can you do to recover the wires?
Ideally, several hydration sessions should be done and a maintenance line that is rich in proteins and emollient and conditioning actives should be used.
How can the consumer be prevented from being misled when going to the salon to do some procedure?
The smell of formaldehyde is unmistakable and the eyes start to water, the throat and nostrils get irritated and many people begin to cough. Under the action of heat, formaldehyde vapors form immediately and occupy the entire space of the room. If you feel any of these signs, you can be sure that the procedure is not as harmless as it sounds.
Finally, what are the real risks of formaldehyde?
Contact with skin (scalp) - Toxic. Causes skin irritation, pain and burns.
Contact with eyes - Causes irritation, redness, pain, lacrimation and blurred vision. High concentrations cause irreversible damage
Inhalation - May cause cancer of the respiratory tract. May cause sore throat, nose irritation, coughing, decreased respiratory rate, irritation and sensitization of the respiratory tract. It can also cause serious injury to the airways, leading to pulmonary edema and pneumonia. Fatal in high concentrations.
Chronic Exposure - Frequent or prolonged exposure may cause hypersensitivity, leading to dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause allergic reaction, impaired vision, and enlarged liver.