Formaldehyde is known to cause cancer. Formaldehyde is in nail polish, hair relaxers, perms, keratin treatments, and other cosmetics/beauty products.
There are healthier choices! KeraGreen is a non-formaldehyde keratin treatment. Organic Color Systems makes a formaldehyde free perm, which has the mildest scent on the market and it can also be used as a straightener! Nail polishes, such as: Zoya, Suncoat, SpaRitual, Seche, Revlon, Rescue Beauty Lounge, Orly International, OPI, NailTini, L’oreal USA, Lippman Collection, Colorpops, CHI, China Glaze, Chanel, Butter London, & Acquarella are all free of formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate.
Ammonia is a gas with an extremely sharp, pungent, irritating odor. Ammonia fumes come from the substance of Ammonia Hydroxide. It is commonly used in the hair color to open the hair cuticle as it is a corrosive substance that extracts water from the cells causing an inflammatory response which damages surrounding tissues. This is completely counterproductive to nurturing healthy hair as ammonia has many detrimental effects to human hair. The Professional salon industry is generally under the impression that ammonia is safe. However, this caustic toxin which is most commonly used in commercial cleaning products and to manufacturer explosives is actually considered to cause cancer by the World Health Organization and the United States environmental Protection Agency. In addition to being a carcinogen, there is strong evidence that ammonia also causes the following health problems.
- Long term exposure to ammonia fumes can cause obesity, depression, and social anxiety disorder.
- Daily exposure to ammonia will cause high blood pressure, pulmonary edema, and bronchitis.
- Continued contact with ammonia hydroxide will dry the skin and damage skin cells and eventually cause serious skin complications.
- Exposure to ammonia fumes will damage eyes, liver, kidneys, and lungs.
- Even brief exposure to ammonia fumes can be an asthma trigger and irritate or amplify allergies.
Organic Color Systems is Truly Salon Exclusive & ammonia free;
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• Exclusive Certified Organic Ingredients;
• Certified vegan & cruelty-free by PETA;
• Guaranteed Supreme Performance;
• Rich with Nutrients, Antioxidants, Vitamins, & Amino Acids.