Brazilian Blowout Side Effects: Hair Loss, Burning Eyes, Chest Pain. Brazilian Blowout, a popular hair straightening solution used in hair care salons has been found to contain formaldehyde. Yes, formaldehyde, that chemical used by funeral directors to embalm the dead. Anyhoo, the New York Times reports that health authorities in Oregon…. well, here’s the story:
A popular hair-straightening treatment is under scrutiny after lab tests by Oregon’s occupational health agency found significant levels of formaldehyde in a smoothing solution made by the beauty company Brazilian Blowout.