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SoftSheen-Carson - Toxic hair relaxers

A recent NIH study found that chemical hair relaxers can increase uterine and ovarian cancer risk. The publication of this study has led to hair relaxer claims being filed against SoftSheen-Carson, a subsidiary of L'Oréal, the international cosmetics giant. The Chicago-based SoftSheen was a family-owned company founded in 1964 by an African-American couple.

With two popular chemical hair relaxer brands: Optimum and Dark & Lovely, SoftSheen Carson is one of the leading companies in the hair relaxer market. L'Oréal acquired SoftSheen Products Inc. in 1998 and Carson Products in 2000, then merged the two companies into SoftSheen-Carson.

The decade-long research by the National Institutes of Health reviewed data on over 33,000 women and found evidence that regular use of chemical hair relaxers could lead to the development of endocrine-sensitive cancers such as uterine cancer.

The chemical hair relaxer lawsuits against SoftSheen-Carson started right after the initial result of the Sister Study were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The Chicago-based SoftSheen-Carson L'Oréal makes and markets the following chemical hair relaxers:

EDCs in SoftSheen-Carson's hair relaxer products linked to uterine cancer

The plaintiffs filing the hair relaxer claims are women who used the company's chemical hair relaxer products for years and subsequently developed uterine or ovarian cancer due to exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the hair relaxer products. 

Some of the chemicals that interfere with the functioning of the endocrine system and can lead to the development of hormone-sensitive cancers are:

Plaintiffs claim that companies like SoftSheen-Carson knew or should have known that their chemical hair relaxers could increase the risk of endocrine-sensitive health conditions, but failed to warn consumers. Instead, the cosmetics company marketed their hair relaxers as safe for regular use.

We can help you file a toxic hair relaxer claim against SoftSheen-Carson

If you have been using hair relaxer products and you have a diagnosis of uterine or ovarian cancer, please feel free to contact us to see if you are eligible to file a hair relaxer claim against SoftSheen-Carson.

These are the eligibility requirements you need to meet to file a toxic hair relaxer claim against the cosmetic company: you must have used SoftSheen-Carson's chemical hair relaxers for 2 - 5 years, at least four times a year, and you must have a diagnosis of:

We know that women struggling with cancer are experiencing physical and emotional suffering; therefore, while the legal process is tedious, it will require minimal involvement on your part. The team of experts at Atraxia Law will carefully review your case, let you know whether you qualify to file a hair relaxer claim, and put you in touch with a specialized attorney. 

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