06 Nov Brazilian Treatment Damages Jennifer Aniston’s Hair
The former Friends actress is famous for her blonde locks and has often created a commotion every time she cut her locks.
One of the crops she boasted was dubbed ‘The Rachel’ after her character in the sitcom.
However the star was forced to get rid of some inches out of the blue when her tresses suffered.
She was spotted with the fresh style while stepping out for an appointment in Los Angeles, California on Monday and it appeared to be an A-line bob done by her friend and longtime stylist Chris McMillan.
She told Elle magazine that she “actually just cut all my hair off two days ago,” referring to October 30.
“It wasn’t for a role. My hair went through a phase—I did this thing called a Brazilian and my hair did not react really well to it. It’s about two inches above my shoulders now,” she explained.
The star looks good no matter what her hairstyle is but she is having trouble getting used to it.
“The minute I cut my hair I want it back. Always. It’s a guarantee. I’m trying really hard to love this one,” she said.
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I personally as a hairstylist choose not to perform these services simply due to the fact that it creates a difficult and unsafe breathing environment. The fumes these services create are harmful to breathe in and I have had bad reactions to them. There are straightening services now that are less stressful to your hair, but there are still some harsh ones out there.
The Brazilian blowdry began in Brazil in 2005 and usually uses a solution containing formaldehyde to straighten hair.
The treatment involves washing the hair with a special shampoo that opens up the hair cuticles in preparation for the straightening solution which is applied, combed through, then left on the hair for 30 minutes.
Next, straighteners are applied to ‘lock-in’ the formula and set the blowdry. Combining heat and formaldehyde prevents hair from curling, creating a long-term straightening effect.
But when heated, formaldehyde emits a vapor which can cause symptoms including difficulty breathing and nosebleeds. Formaldehyde has also been linked to a raised risk of cancer.
There is additional concern that if formaldehyde comes into direct contact with the scalp it can penetrate the hair follicle and permanently damage cells responsible for hair growth. The result would be that when hairs fall out, new ones will not grow in their place.