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, ovarian cancer, or endometrial cancer following the use of hair relaxer products, contact our dedicated legal team for a free case evaluation today.
About Hair Relaxers
Hair relaxers are a set of cosmetic products that are used by 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:
- Bisphenol A
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, ovarian cancer, endometrial 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. 
Hair Relaxer Brands Impacted
The following products/manufacturers, among others, 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. |
|Mizani ||L’Oréal USA Products, Inc. |
|Soft & Beautiful ||Strength of Nature Global, LLC |
|Motions ||Strength of Nature Global, LLC |
|TCB Naturals ||Strength of Nature Global, LLC |
|Just For Me ||Strength of Nature Global, LLC |
|African Pride ||Strength of Nature Global, LLC |
|ORS Olive Oil ||Dabur International Ltd. |
|Affirm ||Avalon Industries, Inc. |
|Cream of Nature ||Revlon, Inc. |
Get Help From a Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawyer
If you or a loved one used hair relaxers and were later diagnosed with uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, or endometrial 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.