Who knew that being a natural girl could help prevent different cancers!?
Okay, so we all know that relaxers are not the healthiest form of hair care, especially on fine hair. These harsh products are typically made with sodium hydroxide to break down protein fibers and permanently straighten hair. These hair relaxers cause the most irritation to the scalp and damage to hair! For that reason, a lot of us have gone natural and in recent years more and more women are deciding to cut out "creamy crack" from their hair care regimens. I don't know about you, but as a young girl all the way up until I was about 20 years old, I wore hair relaxers. I was a Just For Me QUEEN- I even had the cassette tape!
With all that being said, the cat is out of the bag! For many years, women have suffered from fibroids, bladder cancer, uterine cancer and breast cancer and no one could figure out how or why? Recent studies revealed that chemical hair straighteners and chemical hair straightening products can cause CANCER. It has been acknowledge that many of the hair straightening products contain hormone-disrupting chemicals and carcinogens. So how do the beauty products cause cancer? According to Consumernotice.org, formaldehyde, also known as formalin and methylene glycol is released into the air when the heat from a flat iron is applied on the product. Chemicals such as parabens, bisphenol A and metals can also be found in hair straighteners and are carcinogenic. Recent studies report that there is an increased cancer risk above 25% for hair straightener use associated with breast and bladder cancer. Products used predominantly by black women may contain more hormonally active compounds.
There have been lawsuits that seek damages to compensate the women involved for their pain and suffering. They also seek compensation for costs associated with medical bills and other economic damages. If you or any one you know have ever received a chemical hair relaxer cancer diagnosis, there are treatment plans available. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer will help you determine if you have a claim.
Brands named in hair relaxer lawsuits include:
Dark and Lovely
Just for Me
Olive Oil Girls
Soft & Beautiful
Strength of Nature Global LLC
For more details on hair care products that can cause cancer, check out the consumer notice website here : https://www.consumernotice.org/products/chemical-hair-straighteners/cancer/
To learn more about the safety measures and different types of chemical hair straightening products, click here:https://www.consumernotice.org/products/chemical-hair-straighteners/