Because they have naturally curly hair that is difficult to straighten with less aggressive methods, Black women often use chemical hair relaxers to straighten their hair.
According to a study, 96% of Black women used their first chemical hair relaxer when they were younger than 19, as these products are also marketed to children and teenagers.
On the other hand, white women with curly hair can achieve straight hair by using methods such as heat styling, which does not involve toxic chemicals.
Therefore, the frequency of use is one of the factors that make Black women more vulnerable to experiencing the negative health effects of hair relaxers than white women, who rarely use these products.
Most Black women use hair relaxers during adolescence, as these products have been promoted by celebrities such as actresses, models, and entertainers. Another factor that makes Black women more susceptible to the impact of hair relaxers is that they start using these products at a young age, which means that they are exposed to the toxic chemicals in hair relaxers for a longer time, increasing their risk of uterine and ovarian cancer.
If you have been using chemical hair relaxers, regardless of your race, and now struggle with uterine or ovarian cancer, we encourage you to contact our expert team to find out if you are entitled to compensation from the responsible manufacturers.
With over 35 years of experience in evaluating toxic exposure and personal injury cases, our expert team is ready to review your case if you are a woman who used hair relaxers and now suffer from uterine or ovarian cancer. The process is simple and requires minimal involvement from you, as we understand how overwhelming having cancer can be. If we deem you eligible to file a toxic hair relaxer claim, we will direct you toward a reliable, specialized attorney.