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Brazilian Blowouts were never the gold standard for beauty-through-health, but here's an account of the day-to-day effects that several salon workers suffered in salons that offer the straightening treatment. One example: "Today, Marino carriers a plastic bag on the subway in case she has to vomit. She believes the formaldehyde has made her immune system intolerant of other natural substances, mainly citric acid and beeswax." [Narratively]