Friday, January 7, 2011

Heath Canada Recalls Hair Smoothing Products

Miss MyMy tries to stay on top of what is going on in the industry and pass this information along to others who may be interested. The following information was sent to us, as is the case with some of our information, from a follower who thought we would want to know. Since some of our clients choose to treat the hair they purchase from us for the same reasons people treat the hair that is growing from their head, this information is important. 

We took the time to verify the following information with Health Canada as well as speaking to a top Toronto stylist and distributor of Miss MyMy, Gloria Mcleod, from Analysis in Hair on her thoughts. The following is what she had to say.
" As with all chemical products and some natural ones there will always be those who have a sensitivity. Many of my clients have a huge sensitivity to perfume, grass and other common things. In order to minimize any sensitivity and/or adverse reactions to formaldehyde I  protect my staff and clients by using La Brasiliana, which has a formaldehyde value of 0.0% well below the government regulated 0.2%  and always doing a patch test to determine if there are any sensitivity issue".

If you have any questions for Gloria concerning her services and other treatments she offers from La Brasiliana please feel free to contact her at 905 507-3535

Dec. 17, 2010- Health Canada announced on December 16 that it’s issuing a recall on ten “stop sale” hair smoothing products. The levels of formaldehyde found in these products exceed the limit according to Health Canada. The Allied Beauty Association has notified Salon Magazine that it “fully supports safe products and a safe workplace but also believes that its members are entitled to the benefit of sound science and current testing methods.” Questions have been raised over Health Canada’s methodology of testing and whether they’re using outdated information. The ABA says, “All we are asking is that Health Canada ensure that its testing methods are based upon sound science and, if hazards truly exist, then cosmetologists and the public are entitled to full protection.” Professional industry manufacturers and distributors are currently in conversation with Health Canada to review their testing methods. For now, distributors will likely be receiving instructions on how to handle this recent recall and will pass on the information to their salons.
The ten products being recalled by Health Canada are:
1. Brazilian Keratin Treatment by Marcia Teixeira
2. Advanced Brazilian Keratin Treatment by Marcia Teixeira
3. Chocolate Extreme De-Frizzing Treatment by Marcia Teixeira
4. Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola
5. Global Keratin Taming System Strawberry by Global Keratin
6. Global Keratin Taming System with Juvexin Strawberry Resistant by Global Keratin
7. Global Keratin Taming System with Juvexin Strawberry Light Wave by Global Keratin
8. Pro-Collagen RX Keratin Treatment
9. IStraight Keratin (Advanced Keratin Treatment) by IBS Beauty
10. Brazilian Thermal Reconstruction by Cadiveu


Stay tuned for more coverage on this issue from the Miss MyMy Team