n South African Medical Journal - Hair fashion trends and formaldehyde health risks : editorial

Volume 101, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



More than a century ago, the American poet Emily Dickinson said, 'Beauty is not caused. It is', yet it seems that history does not concur. Much effort has gone into 'causing' beauty, resulting in a worldwide, multibillion-dollar industry. Fashion has evolved from the Afro's, tight curls and perms of the 1970s and 1980s, to current trendy ultra-straight hair.

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