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Why I'm Hopelessly in Love With the Toxic Brazilian Blowout

Jessica Berger Gross knows it's toxic. But...

(Newser) - Jessica Berger Gross knows that her behavior is more than a little hypocritical. The yoga-column author/organic makeup wearer/vegetable grower loves the Brazilian Blowout. The hair conditioning and straightening process achieves its dreamy results by way of high levels of formaldehyde—"a carcinogen and, yes, the stuff they use on... More »

Hair-Curling Gene Found

Findings may pave way for a hair-straightening pill

(Newser) - Scientists have discovered the root of curly hair, potentially paving the way for a hair-straightening pill. But don't throw out your hot irons yet—the findings, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, will probably first be applied to the field of forensics. Understanding curls could help cops catch... More »

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