Relax? With hair products stronger than Harpic?!

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Relax? With hair products stronger than Harpic?!

FREE TO READ | The strong alkalis used in SA relaxers are at greater concentration than in household cleaning products

Cape Town bureau chief

All hair relaxers sold in SA would be classed as dangerous if they were subject to workplace legislation.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act says any alkaline substance with a pH value of 11.5 or above is hazardous and corrosive.

A new analysis of 121 hair relaxers sold in SA found a minimum pH value of 11.75 and a maximum of 13.17. The average was 12.34...

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