Africa's Best toxic hair relaxers

Africa's Best is a popular chemical hair relaxer brand created by House of Cheatham. The brand's chemical hair relaxers are used mainly by women of color to straightening their curly or coily hair. Although, their formula is improved with a blend of herbs, oils, and extracts to moisturize and protect the hair during straightening, these hair relaxers contain a mix of strong chemicals. After an NIH study was published in 2022, several women filed toxic hair relaxer lawsuits against House of Cheatham. Plaintiffs accuse the cosmetics company of marketing Africa's Best chemical hair straightening products as safe when they should have known that the hair relaxers contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals harmful to human health.

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Risk of health problems for women who use Africa's Best hair relaxers

A major decade-long clinical study conducted by the National Institutes of Health found that the hair straighteners' chemicals can cause uterine cancer and other hormone-sensitive ailments such as endometriosis and ovarian cancer. Africa's Best hair relaxers manufactured by House of Cheatham contain strong chemicals - phthalates, parabens, bisphenol - to dismantle the hair's protein structure, changing its natural texture. These substances are known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that interfere with the functioning of the endocrine system, resulting in hormonal imbalances and hormone-sensitive health conditions in women.

 Some of the brand's chemical hair relaxer products:

  • Herbal Intensive Dual Conditioning Relaxer
  • Originals Olive Oil No-Lye Conditioning Relaxer

Africa's Best hair relaxer lawsuits

After the National Institutes of Health's Sister Study was published, women filed toxic hair relaxer product liability lawsuits against House of Cheatham, claiming that the beauty company promoted Africa's Best hair relaxer products toward women of color while failing to warn about the dangers posed by chemicals in these products. These lawsuits are being filed by women who used Africa's Best hair straightening products for years and subsequently developed severe health conditions such as endometriosis, uterine cancer or ovarian cancer.

We can assist you in filing an Africa's Best hair relaxer claim

If you were diagnosed with endometriosis, uterine cancer, or ovarian cancer after using Africa's Best hair relaxer products for years, contact our law firm to check your eligibility. If you meet the requirements, our attorneys will assist you in filing a toxic hair relaxer claim with minimal involvement at your end. They will explain your legal options and do all in their power to obtain the rightful compensation you might be entitled to. Environmental Litigation Group works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not have to pay us unless we obtain financial compensation on your behalf.