Which hair relaxers can cause cancer?

Over the past few months, there have been numerous lawsuits alleging the hair relaxers of some companies may cause uterine and ovarian cancer, including L'Oréal and Strength of Nature. As for products, plenty have been named in these lawsuits by the plaintiffs, claiming that the endocrine-disrupting chemicals in hair relaxers are responsible for cancer.

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L'Oréal is the hair relaxer manufacturer named as a defendant in nearly all lawsuits

A 46-year-old woman from Euclid, Ohio, filed a lawsuit against several hair relaxer manufacturers on January 10, 2022, alleging that the chemicals in the products targeted at Black women caused her uterine cancer. This is the most recent lawsuit involving chemical hair relaxers. Alicia Smith began using hair straightening products when she was 13. She was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2019 and had no family history of cancer, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit is one of roughly 40 that have been filed nationwide following a study by the National Institutes of Health.

Some of the hair relaxer companies these lawsuits name as defendants are:

  • L'Oréal
  • Namaste Laboratories
  • Godrej Consumer Products
  • Dabur International
  • Strength of Nature
  • Parfums De Coeur
  • Beauty Bell Enterprises
  • SoftSheen Carson
  • House of Cheatham

The hair relaxer market size was robust in 2021 and is expected to register a steady revenue by 2030. Some of the key factors that have been driving the popularity of these products are rapid urbanization, improving standards of living, a growing preference for experimenting with trending hairstyles, and rising demand for styling curly hair to straightened hair. The following are only some of the hair relaxer brands consumers blame for their cancer:

  • Brazilian Blowout®
  • Crème of Nature®
  • Dark & Lovely®
  • Just for Me®
  • Motions®
  • Olive Oil Relaxer™
  • Optimum Care®
  • Organic Root Stimulator™
  • Soft & Beautiful®

If you used one or more of these products and now struggle with uterine cancer, endometriosis, or ovarian cancer, we strongly encourage you to contact our attorneys, as you might be eligible to file a claim with the responsible manufacturers. With over three decades of experience, our legal team will quickly help you find out whether you are entitled to compensation.

Our skilled attorneys can assist you with filing your toxic hair relaxer claim

Women who regularly use chemical hair strengthening products are at high risk of uterine and ovarian cancer. In the unfortunate case that you have one of these awful diseases, please give our resourceful legal team a call, as you might be eligible to file a toxic hair relaxer claim. The legal process is easy and fast, requiring only your medical records and evidence of your hair relaxer use. Still, to become eligible, you must have used these products at least seven times a year for a minimum of ten years.

After a careful review of your case, our specialized attorneys will let you know whether you are entitled to financial compensation. If you are, we will promptly begin working on your claim. Clients who are too ill to participate in the legal process can have a family member representing them, as we are aware of how overwhelming struggling with cancer can be. Finally, it is important to know that our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not have to pay us anything unless we get compensation for you.

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