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Saw in the other thread that a number of people on here straighten their hair, then just saw this article and thought I'd post it: <a href="http://healthland.time.com/2011/04/13/warning-getting-your-hair-straightened-could-be-hazardous-to-your-health/" target="_blank">http://healthland.time.com/2011/04/1...o-your-health/</a>
 

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Yeah, that sh*t is scary. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"> Formaldehyde? No thanks!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br>
I don't get this... When people straighten their hair they use hair straighteners...<br><br>
These:<br><br><a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Warning: Spoiler!</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden"><img alt="" src="http://www.justbeautifully.co.uk/images/prod/babyliss-pro-220-hair-straighteners-main.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></div>
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Where on earth does Formaldehyde or any other chemicals fit into that? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br>
I've never heard of people using chemicals to straighten their hair. WTF? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:">
 

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Straightening my hair just involves heat, no products...
 

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I do use heat protection spray on my hair but none of mine have formaldehyde in them...<br><br>
Are heat protection sprays what you're talking about? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:">
 

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It's talking about chemical straightening procedures.<br><br>
Sort of like, yeah, you can use curlers or a curling iron every day to make curls... Or you can get a chemical perm.<br><br>
You can use flat irons every day to make your hair flat... Or you can get it chemically straightened.
 

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I remember seeing that on the news. Devotees were in wearing gas masks to have that done. Crazy!!
 

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that's really popular here and the stylists have taken to wearing masks and having the clients wear them during the treatment.
 

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Creepy.<br><br>
Yeah, I straighten my hair because there's this really annoying curl in the front that I despise, and I can barely work or type or do homework or schoolwork while it rears its ugly...hair in my face, but I use a heat straightener, no chemical crap.
 

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Some people go to extreme lengths for aesthetics. Me...I just get a #2 haircut all around. No need to straighten or perm or anything and I cut my own hair...so no need for hair salons/barbers at all! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I am a hairdresser and will not even learn how to do that.<br><br><br>
I am a strictly cut and color hairdresser though. I do not do any chemical retexturizing because the smell makes me sick.
 

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I miss having chemically relaxed hair that i could heat straighten; it was nice to be able to brush my hair without experiencing pain.
 
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