Brazilian Blowout Hair-Straightening Product Under Fire

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"It is bone straight," Douglas, 24, said of her hair. "It never gets this way. It never looks this polished. The edges are usually so frizzy. I can't believe my hair looks like this."

Company Defends Product

Mansour considered her treatment life-changing.

"Now I can show it to the world," she said. "I'm just so excited. This product is really awesome."

The makers of Brazilian Blowout defended their product, saying they were conducting their own investigation.

Because OSHA did not request samples directly from the company, Brazilian Blowout is questioning the results.

Salon Stops Use of Product

"At Brazilian Blowout, the safety of our products, stylists and consumers is our number one priority," the company said in a statement. "We stand behind the integrity of our product, and affirm that our professional solution is indeed formaldehyde-free."

Click HERE to read Brazilian Blowout's complete statement.

Brazilian Blowout doesn't come cheap. Treatments can range from $200 to $500, and the results can last from 10 to 12 weeks if clients use the after-care product line, according to the company's website.

Platform Artistic Salon in Oregon no longer uses the product. The product was tested in Oregon initially because of the salon's experience with it.

Salon owner Pauline Steiner told the Oregonian newspaper that she and stylist Molly Scrutton, fitness enthusiasts and running partners, suffered ill effects.

"After about three months of using the product, "we just realized our lungs felt impacted from doing the Blowout," Steiner told the newspaper. "We couldn't run the next day."

Tips for Saving Some Cash on the Blowout

In the course of "GMA's" experiment, we learned a few tricks to getting the hair style you want, without paying top dollar. Check them out:

Stylists said that if you want to save money, try a more inexpensive shampoo and conditioner that is sulfate free, available in most drug stores.

Don't be afraid to bargain with the salon. Sometimes they'll lower the price of a treatment if you just ask or let them know that another salon is offering the same treatment for a lower price.

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