Dark & Lovely toxic hair relaxers

Dark & Lovely toxic hair relaxers video

The popular Dark & Lovely line of hair relaxers is produced by the cosmetics giant L'Oreal. Dark & Lovely chemical hair relaxers are a group of cosmetic products primarily used by women of color to relax, flatten and straighten their curly or coily hair. Chemical hair relaxers damage the hair's protein structure to change its natural texture. These hair care products need to be re-applied typically every few months as the hair grows out. Women who sued L'Oreal, accuse the cosmetics company of marketing the Dark & Lovely chemical hair relaxers as safe when they should have known that contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are harmful to human health.

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Risk of health problems for women who use Dark & Lovely hair relaxers

Although the cosmetics giant's Dark & Lovely hair relaxers are marketed as safe hair care products, they can cause severe burns, which allow the chemicals to absorb more into the scalp.  According to a National Institutes of Health study, the endocrine-disrupting chemicals from chemical hair relaxers could potentially increase the risk of uterine and ovarian cancersL'Oreal's Dark & Lovely hair relaxers were the first no-lye hair straightening products in the 1970s, and today there are various types of Dark & Lovely hair relaxers available on the market.

The following hair-straightening products are named in recent toxic hair relaxer lawsuits:

  • Dark & Lovely Hair Relaxer Triple Nourished Silkening Relaxer No-Lye
  • Dark & Lovely Hair Relaxer Healthy-Gloss 5 Shade Shea Moisture No-Lye Relaxer
  • Dark & Lovely Hair Relaxer No-Lye Conditioning Relaxer System
  • Dark & Lovely Hair Relaxer Healthy-Gloss 5 Moisturizing No-Lye Relaxer with Shea Butter
  • Dark & Lovely Hair Relaxer Superior Moisture Plus No-Lye Relaxer Kit
  • Dark & Lovely Hair Relaxer Moisture Plus No-Lye Relaxer

Dark & Lovely hair relaxer lawsuits

The first hair relaxer lawsuit against Dark & Lovely was filed in Chicago after a study that linked chemical hair relaxers to uterine cancer was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in October 2022. Other toxic hair relaxer lawsuits followed it in November and December, and the number of toxic hair relaxer lawsuits keeps growing.

Women who sued L'Oreal, claim that the cosmetics company heavily promoted the Dark & Lovely hair relaxer line toward African American women while failing to warn about the health risks of exposure to toxic chemicals in the products. Plaintiffs claim they would not have purchased the Dark & Lovely hair relaxers if they had known that the products contain chemicals that might increase the risk of hormone-sensitive cancers such as uterine or ovarian cancer.

Our attorneys can assist you in filing a Dark & Lovely toxic hair relaxer claim

If you used Dark & Lovely hair relaxers marketed by L'Oreal and were diagnosed with uterine or ovarian cancer, we encourage you to call us for a free case evaluation. We know that dealing with cancer presents daily difficulties. Therefore, we aim to maintain your involvement to a minimum. Our attorneys will only require your medical records confirming your diagnosis and proof of your Dark & Lovely hair relaxer use. After our legal team reviews your case, we will let you know whether you are entitled to financial compensation. At the Environmental Litigation Group, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not have to pay anything unless we get the rightful compensation for you.