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Could joico k-pak smoothing balm give you a headache?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Headache: Many hair straigteners/ smoothing balms contain formaldehyde (formalin & methylene glycol) which can release formaldehyde in gas form when heated and cause headaches. However, I reviewed the ingredient list for Joico k-pak and did not see these specific chemicals listed. As you sensitive to smells? This has coconut aroma.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for joico k-pak smoothing balms to give you a headache?

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Dr. Tracy Sinha
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Yes: In the field of medicine any and everything is possible , can be smell sensitive or chemical inhalation , treatment is stop it and inhale frehs air or cool steam inhalation may be ? Tylenol (acetaminophen). If no better see an M.D.

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