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About the brand: CoCo's Keratin/MUD Beauty Supply

CoCo’s Keratin advertises their Brazilian Keratin Treatment System as quick and affordable with a 2-hour completion time. The treatments can be purchased through their website online as well as other retailers. CoCo’s Keratin products have not been tested for formaldehyde content.



Products by CoCo's Keratin/MUD Beauty Supply

  Product Formaldehyde testing results Injuries: Number of consumers that filed reports with the federal government Product recalls
CoCo's Brazilian Keratin Treatment Packagenot tested0


PRODUCT RECALLS

Since 2009, health and consumer product agencies in 6 countries have announced recalls of hair straighteners with high amounts of formaldehyde.

Product Australia Canada Cyprus France Germany Ireland
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WHAT THE COMPANY SAYS ABOUT HOW THEIR PRODUCT WORKS

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AVAILABLE FOR DIRECT PURCHASE BY CONSUMERS?

A loophole in federal labeling law allows companies to sell "professional use" products without the ingredient label required on all other personal care products, so the use of formaldehyde can be hidden. Nearly all of the hair straightening products surveyed by EWG are marketed for professional use only. Despite these claims, EWG found that consumers can easily purchase "professional use" products through online retailers. Retailers identified for CoCo's Keratin/MUD Beauty Supply products are listed below:

Product Retailers
CoCo's Brazilian Keratin Treatment PackageAmazon.com
CoCo's Keratin Online Store




CoCo's Keratin-MUD Beauty Supply - CoCo's Brazilian Keratin Treatment Package

"The Brazilian Keratin Treatment System is a technique used to gain silky straight hair at a reasonable price in a reasonable amount of time. The treatment takes approximately two hours to complete, delivering perfectly straight hair. There are numerous benefits to having the Brazilian Keratin Treatment performed on your hair. As mentioned earlier, the factor of time is beneficial for an individual who is too busy to sit in a salon for the majority of the day in order to gain the straight hair they desire. Also, because the treatment may be performed for a reasonable price, silky straight hair is available to a larger scale of customers when comparing to more expensive treatments. The Brazilian Keratin Treatment System may be used on most types of hair, from curly and frizzy hair types to highlighted and colored hair."
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Retailers: 239 from Amazon.com, 239 from CoCo's Keratin Online Store

Legal Disclaimer:

The conclusions and findings that appear on this page reflect EWG's research at the time of publication stated above. In light of evolving market conditions, subsequent product reformulations, and other factors, they may no longer be current. EWG makes no representations or warranties about any of the products that appear on this page. EWG hereby disclaims all warranties with regard to any of the products that appear on this page, including express, statutory, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use.

References:

CoCo’s Brazilian Keratin Treatment. 2011. Extra Strength Package Special. Available: http://www.cocoskeratin.com/brazilian-hair-keratin/brazilian-keratin-treatment-extra-strength-package.html Accessed: 2/4/2011

ACCC 2010. Australian Competition & Consumer Commission. Product Safety Recalls. Available at: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/952834 Accessed: 1/6/2011.

AFSSAPS 2010. French Agency for the Safety of Health Products. Notice of the French Agency for Safety of Health Products concerning the health risks of exposure to formaldehyde in some smoothing hair cosmetics.” Available: http://bit.ly/fDLJF2 Accessed: 1/6/2011.

Anonymous 2010. Analytical report. Columbia Analytical Services. 3/25/2010-10/1/2010. Available: http://nadinejolie.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Formaldehyde_Brazilian_Reports.pdf. Accessed: 1/7/2010.

Fisher M 2007. Scared Strait Warning: A hot new hair-straightening treatment from Brazil could be a health hazard. But that hasn’t stopped people from performing it. Allure. Available: http://www.allure.com/magazine/2007/10/scared_straight Accessed: 1/6/2011.

Health Canada 2010A. Brazilian Blowout Solution Contains Formaldehyde. 10/7/2010. Available: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2010/2010_167-eng.php Accessed: 1/6/2011.

Health Canada 2010B. Brazilian Blowout Solution Contains Formaldehyde: Update. 10/26/2010. Available: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2010/2010_182-eng.php Accessed: 1/6/2011.

Health Canada 2010C. Several Professional Hair Smoothing Solutions Contain Formaldehyde. 12/10/2010. Available: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2010/2010_222-eng.php Accessed: 1/6/2011.

IMB 2010A. Concerns Relating to use of Certain Hair Straightening Products – Update. 11/29/2010. Available: http://bit.ly/hHJtRn Accessed: 1/6/2011.

IMB 2010B. Irish Medicines Board, Concerns relating to the use of certain Hair Straigtening Products. 12/23/2010. Available: http://www.imb.ie/EN/News/Concerns-relating-to-the-use-of-certain-Hair-Straightening-Products-.aspx?page=1&year=0&categoryid

Irish NCA 2010. ‘Marcia Teixeira’ hair products withdrawn. 6/14/2010. Available: http://www.consumerconnect.ie/eng/News_+_Research/Product_Recalls/marcia-teixeira-hair-products.html Accessed: 1/7/2011.

OREGON OSHA 2010A. OHSU Toxicology Center Issues Public Alerts About the Ingredients of a Popular Hair Salon Treatment. 9/30/2010. Available: http://www.Oregon OSHA.org/admin/newsrelease/2010/nr2010_24.pdf Accessed: Accessed: 1/7/2011.

Oregon OSHA 2010B “Keratin-Based” Hair Smoothing Products And the Presence of Formladehyde. October 29,2010. Available: http://www.orosha.org/pdf/Final_Hair_Smoothing_Report.pdf Accessed: 1/7/2011.

PBA 2007. Professional Beauty Association testing results. FDA Freedom of Information Act request F10-8327. Received 12/3/2010.

RAPEX 2010. European Union Rapid Alert System for non-food consumer products. Available at: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safety/rapex/index_en.htm. Accessed: 1/6/2011.

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