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Mary Louise Parker’s hair fell out from the Brazilian Blowout

We’re super excited to introduce you to the witty brilliance of Alexandra Spunt and Siobhan O’Connor, the creators of No More Dirty Looks. Their blog is based on the book the two journalists wrote about toxic ingredients in skin-care products and how to avoid them. (A topic you know we care about.) We’ll be featuring one article a week from No More Dirty Looks, starting with this one on the Brazilian blowout—a beauty bait-and-switch treatment that lures us in with healthy-sounding “keratin” but really uses formaldehyde to straighten curls.

Mary Louise Parker Brazilian Blowout

By Alexandra Spunt for NoMoreDirtyLooks.com

What’s that rule about things always happening in threes? Well, first the Department of Labor issued a warning about the Brazilian, and now California is preparing an injunction, both of which are covered in TIME Magazine (where we also weigh in).

But the thing likely to get the most attention is this: The treatment made Mary Louise Parker’s hair fall out. Read more…

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  1. April 15th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Hate to hear this! I’ll stick to my occasional CHI use, I think.

    Would love to see a Refrigerator Look Book article and/or an article about MLP’s workout practices!

  2. Well+Good
    April 15th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I’m with you, Bonnie: MLP, if you’re reading this, we’d love to interview you for a Fridge Look Book and are you into indoor cycling, barre classes, or yoga maybe?? We’d love to know!

  3. March 7th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    [...] Parker lost locks of her hair to this formaldehyde-dependent straightening treatmentRemember when Mary Louise Parker’s hair fell out from the Brazilian Blowout?That’s bound to keep happening to other beauties longing for silky [...]

  4. May 30th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    This is why I prefer using Cocoa Keratin System which is Brazilian treatment too and lasts for up to 5 months but its MUCH safer on my hair and scalp. It smooths my hair, moisturises it and repairs it. It contains argan oil so it’s super beneficial for all hair types!

  5. July 26th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    [...] Among the healthy hair-care brands Corbett uses is the super-nourishing Rahua line, and Tela Beauty Organics, which is behind what’s probably the summer’s most essential smoothing and de-frizzing service. The add-on treatment ($125) is 85 percent organic, quick at 30 minutes, and lasts 4-6 weeks. Most importantly, it won’t make your hair fall out. [...]

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