Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit

Recent evidence indicates an increased risk of certain cancers following prolonged exposure to hair relaxer products, which have been found to contain carcinogenic and endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with uterine cancer following the use of hair relaxer products, contact our dedicated legal team for a free case evaluation today.

About Hair Relaxers

HHair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit - Hair Relaxer Lawyersair relaxers are a set of cosmetic products that are primarily, but not exclusively, used by Black women to straighten, relax, and flatten their hair. They are typically formulated as thick cream mixtures. Chemical hair relaxers are applied to the base of the hair and left in place for a set amount of time to process.

The application loosens the hair’s tight curls through a chemical reaction. The mix of chemicals in the products attacks the protein structure of the hair, which causes it to flatten.

Harmful Chemicals in Hair Relaxers

Nearly all hair relaxer products contain chemicals known as phthalates. Phthalates are widely used in cosmetic products and are also considered endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), meaning they are known to impact and disrupt the endocrine system and affect hormone receptors.

Hair relaxers contain a synthetic phthalate called Di-2-ethylhexylphthalate (DEHP). DEHP is considered a probable human carcinogen and is also known to cause adverse reproductive health effects.

Hair relaxer products contain several chemicals classified as toxic, including, but not limited to:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Phthalates
  • DEHP
  • Cyclosiloxanes
  • Bisphenol A
  • Parabens

Hair Relaxer Use Linked to Cancer

A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that long-term use of hair relaxer products may cause increased rates of certain cancers, including uterine cancer, and other adverse health effects.

In 2022, a study on the link between hair relaxers and cancer was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Over the course of 10 years, the study measured the rate of cancer among women who routinely used hair relaxers vs. women who never used hair relaxers.

The results indicated that women who used hair relaxers were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with uterine cancer compared to those who didn’t use hair relaxers. Additionally, the rate of uterine cancer diagnosis was even higher among women who reported using hair relaxers more frequently. [1]

Hair Relaxer Brands Impacted

The following products/manufacturers are being investigated for potential hair relaxer lawsuits. Many of which are popular products that have been widely marketed in the United States:

Product Manufacturer
Dark and Lovely L’Oréal USA Products, Inc.
Optimum L’Oréal USA Products, Inc.
Soft & Beautiful Nature Global, LLC
Motions Nature Global, LLC
TCB Naturals Strength of Nature Global, LLC
Just For Me Strength of Nature Global, LLC
Olive Oil Girls Namaste Laboratories, LLC
Organic Root Stimulator Namaste Laboratories, LLC

Get Help From a Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawyer

If you or a loved one used hair relaxers at least four times within a year and were later diagnosed with uterine cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. The hair relaxer lawyers at Harding Mazzotti, LLP are here to help. Click, Chat, or call 1800LAW1010 24/7 for a free case evaluation.

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