By Kate Sandoval | 02/25/2011 - 15:45
News broke at the end of last year that Brazilian straightening treatments contain formaldehyde (even those that claim to be formaldehyde free). Formaldehyde is the same ingredient used for embalming and is a known carcinogen, which means that it can cause cancer and a host of other very serious health concerns. More and more stylists who perform straightening treatments regularly have come forward complaining of nose bleeds, eye irritation, and breathing difficulties.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/14/2008 - 15:49
What should you look for when buying a flat iron? We surveyed a bunch of chicas who regularly straighten their hair and compiled this list of recommended tools. Each one fulfills the major criteria: They straighten your hair without burning it, they won't break or fall apart, and their price is a true reflection of how much they deliver on their promises. Test one out for yourselves, and let us know how it treats your locks!
By Latina Staff | 01/22/2008 - 10:40
From monster knots to uncontrollable frizz, these will get you out of the hairiest situations.
1. Quick drying: A flat paddle brush with vents in the back will grab large sections of hair and allow air to flow through.
Conair Vented Paddle Brush with Tourmaline-Ionic and Ceramic Technology ($8)