Risk of uterine cancer for women who used Just For Me chemical hair relaxers
Many children use the popular Just For Me line of hair relaxers every 6 or 8 weeks, either at home or in a hair salon, to have smooth and flat hair. These hair straightening products contain various chemicals to dismantle the hair's protein structure and change its natural texture. Some of these chemicals, known as EDCs (endocrine-disrupting chemicals), can disturb the normal function of the endocrine system and cause severe health conditions. According to the initial results of the Sister Study, published in 2022, the mix of harmful chemicals in hair relaxer products can significantly increase the risk of hormone-sensitive health conditions such as uterine cancer and ovarian cancer.
Some of the Just for Me hair relaxers marketed to children:
- No-Lye Conditioning Texture Softener
- No-Lye Conditioning Crème Relaxer Kit Super
- No-Lye Conditioning Crème Relaxer Kit Regular
Just for Me toxic hair relaxer lawsuits
The publication of the Sister Study prompted numerous toxic hair relaxer lawsuits against Strength of Nature, the manufacturer of the Just for Me hair relaxer products. The plaintiffs in the Just for Me hair relaxer lawsuits are women who have used the cosmetics company's popular hair relaxers since childhood and now struggle with severe health conditions. These women claim that their hormone-sensitive ailments are caused by frequent, long-term use of hair relaxer products like Just for Me. According to the hair relaxer lawsuits allegations, Strength of Nature marketed the hair relaxers as completely safe for regular use despite the fact that these products contain compounds classified as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs).