Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Killer Hair Serum-Garner fructis Sleek & Shine Anti frizz Serum


The side of the bottle lists the ingredients - water, a bunch of oils, chemicals, alcohol, and fragrance. It also says something a little frightening... "Flammable until dry". It further says to avoid fire, flame, smoking, and heat - except for styling products - until hair is completely dry. I have to admit, I don't like the thought of using a flammable product on my head .

The product, itself, is a clear liquid. With a consistency like syrup, and an oily feel. When a little bit is pumped into my hand, the smell is strong, but pleasant. It's hard to describe the scent - it's not fruity as the package would have you believe. It smells a bit like some body lotions I have. But if you untwist the cap from the bottle and take a real big sniff, the smell is very strong, with a definite tinge of alcohol. 

The Fatal Story......

Popular hair product under fire for causing fire
By Anna Marie Hartman

(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South teenager says she was engulfed in flames after applying 
heat to a well-known hair product.

Now, one the biggest names in hair care is under fire for using flammable 
ingredients without providing a warning.

Human hair over an open flame can be disastrous. But add certain hair products 
to the equation and the risks are even greater.

Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti Frizz Serum is the target of two lawsuits 
alleging the parent company, L'Oreal, failed to adequately warn customers that 
the two main ingredients are flammable. 

"There's no flammability warning, no adequate flammability warning on this 
product," said Grace Parasmo, Kamber Law, LLC.

Attorneys with the class action lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles, say the 
product can ignite at temperatures above 171 degrees and cause a substantial 
risk of burns to the face, head, and neck. 

That is exactly what Jasmine Davis of West Helena, Arkansas says happened to 

In a separate lawsuit, Davis claims she was permanently disfigured at just 13 
years old when she suffered third degree burns on her head, neck, and arms after 
applying the serum to her hair and then using a straightening comb she heated 
over a gas stove. 

The lawsuit alleges that when heat hit the serum, Davis went up in flames.

"It really shocks me that any product would not be able to withstand 171 
degrees," said hair stylist Cyndi Jo Hartley.

Hartley says most of her styling tools start at around 200 degrees and heat up 
to 450 degrees.

After seeing human hair burn with a flat iron, Action News 5's Anna Marie 
Hartman went outside with Hartley to perform an open flame test. 

In the open flame test, 100 percent human hair was used with no product in it to 
demonstrate how quickly hair can go up in flames, without even using any hair 

Once the hair was coated in Garnier's shine serum and exposed to the flame, the 
fire was raging in just seconds.

"Yea it's really scary that something that you're selling that's not even a 
professional product, you're just selling it on grocery store shelves could 
burn," said Hartley. 

When Action News 5 asked a L'Oreal spokesperson about the product, we were told, 
"Regarding both cases, it is L'Oréal's policy not to comment on ongoing 

But in a statement to the Huffington Post the company said, "L'Oreal denies the 
allegations and will continue to vigorously defend Garnier Fructis Sleek and 
Shine Anti Frizz Serum as safe for consumers." 

Attorneys for Jasmine Davis disagree and the people behind the class action suit 
say consumers should be warned of the risks.

Jasmine Davis' family is suing for medical expenses and punitive damages.

She has undergone multiple surgeries and still has more to go?
So please kindly stay off this product to avoid Fatal injuries?

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