Relax? With hair products stronger than Harpic?!

03 December 2019 - 07:00 By Dave Chambers
A new analysis of 121 hair relaxers sold in SA found a minimum pH value of 11.75 and a maximum of 13.17.
A new analysis of 121 hair relaxers sold in SA found a minimum pH value of 11.75 and a maximum of 13.17.
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All hair relaxers sold in SA would be classed as dangerous if they were subject to workplace legislation.

The strong alkalis used in SA relaxers are at greater concentration than in household cleaning products, according to a new analysis.

 

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