Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Attorneys

Hair Relaxing Products May Cause Uterine Cancer. Could You Be At Risk?

An NIH study surveyed over 33,000 women ages 35-74 about their hair product use for eleven years to find risk factors for breast cancer and other health conditions. The study found that women who frequently use hair relaxing and straightening products may have a higher risk of developing uterine cancer than those who do not.

Black women are the most frequent users of these products and often begin use in their youth. A staggering 60% of women in the current study who used straightening products in the previous year identified as black. Although the study did not find that the link between hair relaxer use and uterine cancer is affected by race, black women are more likely to use these products, making them disproportionately affected.

The hair relaxer lawsuit lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson are actively assisting those that have used a hair relaxer and been diagnosed with uterine cancer. If you’d like to speak with one of our attorneys, contact us today by calling 800-533-6845 or by filling out and submitting a free case evaluation form online. Let our team fight for the justice you deserve.

Are Hair Relaxers Safe?

According to the FDA, most hair relaxing and straightening products release formaldehyde gas into the air during use. Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen as classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and exposure could cause short- and long-term health issues such as cancer. In addition, the harsh chemicals in hair relaxers could irritate the hair, skin, and eyes.

A common misconception is that hair relaxers marketed as “organic” or “no lye” are safer and pose fewer health risks. Unfortunately, no hair-relaxing product on the market is completely free of harmful chemicals that will permanently straighten textured hair.

What Does Hair Relaxer Do to Your Hair?

Hair relaxers and straightening products penetrate hair using chemicals that break the disulfide bonds found in the cortex layer under the hair cuticle. The cortex layer comprises twisted protein ‘cables’ and is where hair relaxers work. Then, the hair relaxer re-forms the bonds while the hair is held in a straight pattern, loosening the natural curl pattern and straightening the hair.

Can Hair Relaxers Cause Hair Loss?

The hair-relaxing process could weaken the hair, leaving it brittle and more prone to breakage. It could also burn the skin and permanently damage the scalp. Both of these factors could lead to hair thinning and loss.

We Stand Up for the Women of The Carolinas. Contact Us Today.

Hair relaxers and straightening products may be effective, but studies have shown they are not safe. You may have a case if you or a loved one has used hair relaxers and developed reproductive cancer. Our compassionate hair relaxer lawsuit lawyers will protect your rights as we fight for the compensation you deserve for your experience.

Contact us by filling out and submitting the form below or calling our office at 800-533-6845 for a free case evaluation today.

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