Optimum Care toxic hair relaxers

Optimum Care toxic hair relaxers video

Optimum Care is a top-selling chemical hair relaxer brand created by SoftSheen-Carson, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the international cosmetics giant L'Oreal. The brand's chemical hair relaxer products contain a mixture of strong chemicals that damage the hair's protein structure, changing its natural texture. The Optimum brand's chemical hair straighteners are frequently used by a large number of African American women to flatten and relax their curly or coily hair. The beauty company was sued by women who claim that the Optimum Care hair relaxers were heavily marketed to African American women without warning about the health risks of exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemicals in the products.

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Risk of cancer for women who use Optimum Care chemical hair relaxers

The National Institutes of Health's Sister Study found that long-term, regular use of chemical hair relaxers can increase the risk of uterine cancer. Although SoftSheen-Carson's Optimum chemical hair relaxers are marketed as safe hair straightening products, they contain compounds classified as endocrine-disrupting chemicals. According to the NIH Sister Study, these chemicals can disturb the endocrine system, and long-term, frequent exposure to them can cause severe health conditions such as ovarian and uterine cancer.

Some of the Optimum Care Hair Relaxers marketed to African American women:

  • Optimum Salon Haircare
  • Optimum Smooth Professional Optimum Multi-mineral Relaxer Regular
  • SoftSheen-Carson Optimum Salon Hair Care Defy Breakage No-Lye Relaxer

Optimum Care hair relaxer lawsuits

According to the Sister Study's initial results, the mix of harmful chemicals in hair relaxer products can significantly increase the risk of uterine cancer and ovarian cancer. The study's publication in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute immediately prompted several toxic hair relaxer lawsuits filed against L'Oreal and its subsidiary SoftSheen-Carson. Plaintiffs in these lawsuits allege that the cosmetics companies' hair relaxers contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals and carcinogens. Women who filed toxic hair relaxer lawsuits against the Optimum Care hair relaxers' manufacturer claim that the products are promoted as safe without warning about the health risks of exposure to the harmful chemical compounds. 

Our attorneys can assist you in filing an Optimum Care toxic hair relaxer claim

If you have been using Optimum chemical hair relaxers and came to struggle with uterine cancer or ovarian cancer, you might qualify for a product liability lawsuit. Therefore we advise you to contact our law firm for a free case evaluation. If you meet the eligibility requirements, our attorneys will assist you in filing a toxic hair relaxer claim with minimal involvement on your end. We only need medical records confirming your diagnosis and evidence of Optimum hair relaxer use. Our team is prepared to offer you the legal assistance you need. After carefully evaluating your case, our attorneys will explain your legal options and do all in their power to obtain the rightful compensation you might be entitled to.