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Can Hair Straightening Products Cause Cancer?

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

"Women who use hair straighteners may be at greater risk of developing uterine cancer, according to a recent National Institutes of Health study."

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to educate the public on harmful products, drugs and medical devices, digital security, environmental hazards, and personal injuries caused by corporate and individual negligence.


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For this review, my focus will be on a topic of concern that has been discussed among women, but you probably won't hear about it in the mainstream media. We are in a time where we must take responsibility for our health, and stop the corporations and government from telling us what is best.


"Hair relaxers have previously been linked to bladder and breast cancer. Many hair straightening products contain hormone-disrupting chemicals and carcinogens." The article goes on to say that when heat is applied after the straightening product, the formaldehyde is released into the air, we breathe it in, and is a known carcinogen. One of the other chemicals mentioned was metals, although not surprising, I did not realize they were put in hair straighteners. Some of the side effects of these toxic chemicals and metals include hair loss and eczema.


"The findings of the new 2022 study on chemical hair straightening provide the first epidemiologic evidence of an association between the use of straightening products and uterine cancer." Recently published studies show that breast and bladder cancer risk increased above 25% with the use of hair straighteners.


However, there just might be justice for those who are diagnosed with cancer because of hair straighteners. Let's hope the women who suffered because of blatant negligence get the compensation they deserve.


The following companies are dealing with lawsuits based on the fact that they knowingly sold their products even though there was an increased risk of cancer.

  • Dark and Lovely

  • Just for Me

  • L’Oreal

  • Motions

  • Namaste

  • Olive Oil Girls

  • Optimum

  • Soft & Beautiful

  • Strength of Nature Global LLC

  • TCB Naturals

  • Dark and Lovely

  • Just for Me

  • L’Oreal

  • Motions

  • Namaste

  • Olive Oil Girls

  • Optimum

  • Soft & Beautiful

  • Strength of Nature Global LLC

  • TCB Naturals

"You may qualify to file a chemical hair straightener lawsuit if you used a chemical hair straightener or relaxer and were later diagnosed with uterine cancer, breast cancer, uterine fibroids or endometriosis." If you think you might qualify talk with a lawyer as soon as possible since there may be filing time limits.


"When you speak to a lawyer, they may ask you questions about your experience with chemical hair straighteners. Have any receipts and information about your diagnosis available. If you can’t get these, a lawyer may be able to help you obtain medical records." Read more here.


Are you wondering why you should file a lawsuit?

1) "To receive compensation for injuries that cause physical, financial and emotional hardship."

2) "To get help paying for medical treatment, recovering lost wages and easing your pain and suffering."


If you would like more information about what to expect when you contact a lawyer, to explore legal options, and to choose the best options for you, Consumernotice.org helps you start the process of filing a lawsuit. To get started, fill out a Free Case Review here.


What I like about Consumer Notice is the information is easy to read and comprehend, and the writers include the cited research articles allowing you to do your own research and followup.


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