Many women in the natural hair community have very strong yet different opinions of having natural hair. Some believe as long as you no longer use a no-lye relaxers then you are natural, while other women believe that natural is being completely chemical-free, which means only using natural hair products containing no harsh chemicals from shampoos, conditioners, etc.
The Brazilian Keratin Treatment is a hair straightening treatment that many women of all races celebrate because of its lasting effects of smooth, straight hair. The treatment contains keratin and formaldehyde. Keratin is a natural protein that is found in nails and hair. Formaldehyde is a chemical solution that when flat ironed into hair straightens your hair. Yes, formaldehyde is the stuff morticians use to embalm dead bodies. While the treatment is growing in popularity, not everyone agrees with the potential health risks.
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