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Years ago, environmentalists demanded that aerosolwanted aerosol hairsprays be banned because of their harmful CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) contents

Years ago, environmentalists demanded that aerosolwanted aerosol hairsprays be banned because of their harmful CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) contents. Today, hairspray generally has contains no CFCs, but can still be dangerous. Certain chemicals in both pump and aerosol hairspray are flammable, and many people are injured every each year due toin hairspray-related fires. Recently, a one woman in Kansas woman died when she tried to light a cigarette soon after spraying her hair. The flammable ingredients in hairspray include hydrocarbon propellants and SD-alcohol-40 (most hairsprays containhave some form of alcohol in them). Always keep commercial hairspray far away from any source of heat, including cigarettes, matches, lighters, and curling irons. And rRemember, it's always safer and healthier to choose a natural spray, free of harmful chemicals, regardless of their flammable nature.

As a natural alternative, try this recipe from care2.com: slice two lemons into a small pan., cCover them with water in a pan and simmer for one hour. Add more water if necessary. Cool, strain, and pour the remaining lemon juice into a spray bottle. It This natural hairspray lasts a one week, contains no harmful chemicals, and won't catch on fire. It also holds hair well and smells pleasant.

Sources: care2.com; fda.gov.

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