Namaste Laboratories: toxic hair relaxers

The Chicago-based Namaste Laboratories provides an array of hair care products throughout the United States, including chemical hair relaxers, oils, and shampoos. The company was founded in 1996 and starting from 2010, has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of a large international company, Dabur India, Ltd.

The results of a recent study led to product liability lawsuits against Namaste Laboratories and other cosmetics companies. The plaintiffs in these lawsuits claim that their long-term use of chemical hair relaxer products manufactured by Namaste Laboratories can cause the development of estrogen perturbation-caused ailments such as uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, or endometriosis.

Claim Application

A recent study links hair relaxers to uterine cancer

A recent lawsuit against Namaste Laboratories cites study data of increased cancer rates among women who used chemical hair relaxer products. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) completed a major clinical study called the Sister Study and found evidence that chemical hair relaxer products could cause uterine cancer and endometriosis.

Namaste Laboratories marketed the ORS Olive Oil hair straightening products as no-lye, safe hair relaxers, but still contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals, which are known to interfere with the production of estrogen and other hormones. The company's top-selling brands of at-home chemical hair relaxers:

  • Organic Root Stimulator™
  • Olive Oil Relaxer™

Namaste Laboratories named as a defendant in toxic hair relaxer lawsuits

After the initial results of the Sister Study were published on 17 October 2022, women who used the Namaste Laboratories’ hair chemical relaxer products started to file toxic hair relaxer claims against the company. Plaintiffs accused Namaste Laboratories of negligent, willful, and wrongful conduct in connection with the development, manufacture, testing, design, packaging, promoting, marketing, distribution, labeling, and/or sale of their chemical hair relaxers.

One of the eligibility requirements that need to be met in order to file a toxic hair relaxer claim against Namaste Laboratories is that the consumer must have used Namaste Laboratories' chemical hair relaxer products for ten years (or more) at least seven times a year. The other requirement is to be diagnosed with one of the following ailments:

Our attorneys can assist you in filing a toxic hair relaxer claim against Namaste Laboratories

For over 30 years, Environmental Litigation Group has helped numerous clients injured by unsafe products to obtain rightful compensation. Feel free to call us if you have been using chemical hair relaxers and you are diagnosed with: uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, or endometriosis. Our attorneys will review your case and let you know whether you are entitled to financial compensation. The legal process requires minimum involvement on your part; we need only your medical records and proof of chemical hair relaxer use. The attorneys at the Environmental Litigation Group work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not have to pay anything unless they get compensation for you.