Toxic Hair Relaxer Products

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The journal of the National Cancer Institute published a study in October of 2022 that found an increased risk of uterine cancer in women who use certain chemical hair relaxers and straighteners. When used on the hair, toxic chemicals can be absorbed through the scalp, causing adverse health problems. Chemical relaxers are also known to burn the skin, making it easier for toxins to be absorbed.

Relaxers are made of chemicals that counteract the natural chemical makeup of curly hair. Sodium hydroxide or “lye” is the most hazardous ingredient. Additional chemicals, such as DEHP, used in hair relaxers have also been found to be toxic.

While many women have utilized hair relaxers to obtain the hairstyle of their choice, an adverse number of black women are affected by the use of toxic hair relaxers. If you or a loved one has used any of the following products and been diagnosed with any of the following health problems you may be entitled to compensation.

Women who have used toxic hair relaxers are now dealing with:

Ovarian Cancer
Uterine Cancer / Endometrial Cancer
Uterine Fibroids + Major Surgery (Hysterectomy or Myomectomy)

Hair Relaxer

Products connected to these health concerns include:

  • Revlon Crème of Nature
  • L’Oreal Dark & Lovely
  • Just for Me
  • ORS – Olive Oil Relaxer
  • L’Oreal Optimum Care

Call our office today for a free case evaluation if you meet all of the above criteria for possible compensation.