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Formaldehyde in the Salon


It’s not a big surprise that formaldehyde isn’t healthy. And yes, we used to have a service on our menu that claimed it did not contain formaldehyde, yet our stylists were showing symptoms of formaldehyde exposure, exhibiting side effects of wheezing and headaches. We knew if our stylists were feeling this way, then our clients were as well. For us, it was a moral decision whether we personally wanted our staff and clients to be exposed to it.

Savvy manufacturers and a relatively unregulated beauty industry are what has let this smoothing ingredient slip through the cracks and into salon across the states. Keep in mind, it is legal to perform smoothing treatments that contain formaldehyde; the U.S. is only 1 of 3 countries in the world where it’s permitted.

The federal government has been cracking down on labeling, however, since they listed formaldehyde as a carcinogen in 2011. Salons need to do their research, dig deeper and ask questions to educate themselves on the risks they pose to clients and stylists by carrying a formaldehyde-base smoothing treatment.

We, at Xanadu,  decided to be people who didn’t offer stick straight hair. We wanted to offer the safe alternative. We decided that our employees’ and clients’ health was most important. Then we found Cezanne.

Cezanne is 100% formaldehyde-free. It’s also free from any other kinds of aldehydes and is as long-lasting as the current top products. There is no vapor of fumes, so no need for masks, gloves or ventilation during the treatment-it’s nature’s way of smoothing, without the harmful toxins. It’s hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested and won’t release any noxious gases. Cezanne actually strengthens the hair, using a revolutionary low pH technology that restores bonds that are broken or damaged during thermal, mechanical or high pH services.

Ask your Xanadu Stylist how you can have frizz-free hair the safe way!


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