Brazilian Blowout Manufacturer Required To Label, Warn Users
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Brazilian Blowout parent company GIB LLC has settled a class action suit in California that directs the firm to pay more than $4 million to class members and properly label products with all ingredients and warnings about potential health risks.
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California-based Brazilian Blowout appears not to have opposed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, signed into law in the Golden State at the end of September, which will ban a key ingredient in its professional hair-smoothing systems beginning 1 January 2025. The company remains oddly quiet about the legislation, which was backed by NGOs, public health advocates and other cosmetic industry reps.
Prevalence of health problems among salon professionals and black females may reflect toxic exposure to hair care chemicals, BWW suggests. The advocacy group sees education and regulatory reform as potential answers, but its report also highlights the premium put on product efficacy, a likely influence on companies' assessments of benefits against risks.
Health problems with marked prevalence among salon professionals and Black females may reflect toxic exposure to chemicals used in hair care, BWW suggests. The NGO sees improved education and regulatory reform as potential answers, but its report also highlights the premium that pros and their clients put on product efficacy, which likely factors in companies' safety assessments as they weigh benefits against risks.