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Toxic hair relaxers: Just for Me

The Just for Me hair straightening products started to gain popularity in the early 1990s. The hair relaxer brand's products were created by Strength of Nature cosmetics company and heavily marketed toward young African American children as gentle, no-lye hair relaxers. Although the products contain natural ingredients like coconut milk, shea butter, and sunflower oil, the formula also contains a mix of strong chemicals.

Studies show that many chemical hair relaxers advertised for women, young girls, and children may contain undisclosed endocrine disruptors that interfere with the functioning of the endocrine system.

Concerns about the link between hair relaxer use and uterine cancer were raised when the preliminary results of an NIH study were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The researchers found that women using chemical hair relaxers at least four times per year faced a 54% increased uterine cancer risk compared to women who never used such products.

Just for Me relaxers are marketed to children; therefore, consumers start to use them at a very young age and typically have a greater lifetime exposure to a mix of toxic chemicals.

Hormone-sensitive cancers linked to hair relaxer use

Endocrine disruptors found in hair relaxer products can interfere with the reproductive growth stages. Those exposed regularly to the hazardous chemicals in hair relaxers at a young age may develop at a much greater rate hormone-sensitive cancers such as:

The results of a clinical study that shows the potential correlation between frequent hair relaxer use and ovarian cancer were published in Carcinogenesis in 2021.

Also, the study conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health shows evidence that endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in chemical hair relaxer products interfere with the functioning of the endocrine system and can lead to the development of hormone-sensitive cancers.

Atraxia Law's experts can help you file a toxic hair relaxer claim

If you used Just for Me hair relaxers regularly and you are now diagnosed with uterine or ovarian cancer, you might be entitled to financial compensation. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact Atraxia Law. With over 35 years of experience assisting victims of toxic exposure, we are ready to determine whether you are eligible to file a toxic hair relaxer claim.

We know that struggling with severe health conditions, such as cancer, presents daily difficulties; therefore, we do all in our power to ease the legal process for you. We will quickly evaluate your case over the phone, and if we deem you eligible, help you contact an attorney specializing in toxic exposure cases.

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