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What's the best way to straighten my hair?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
We recommend blow-drying your hair and flattening your curly locks with a flatiron. Brazilian Blowout and similar smoothing solutions contain toxins like formaldehyde---the stuff they use to preserve the remains of dead animals, such as embalming fluid. Ew. Formaldehyde is toxic and should only be used in well ventilated areas and never on your hair.
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