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Relaxers Linked To Fibroids

by HealthyLocs on February 22, 2012

Being that our skin is the largest organ on our bodies it make sense that putting something as harmful as a relaxer on your scalp would cause internal damage to your body as well.  There have been many studies over the years speaking on the damage that relaxer do to your hair but this one is especially scary.  Is looking “cute” really worth risking your life ?!  If you’re already natural good for you, but if you read this and currently have a relaxer I would stop putting that in your scalp right away.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samue, Publisher/Master Loctician for

A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology has linked hair relaxers to uterine fibroids, as well as early puberty in young girls.

Scientists followed more than 23,000 pre-menopausal Black American women from 1997 to 2009 and found that the two- to three-times higher rate of fibroids among black women may be linked to chemical exposure through scalp lesions and burns resulting from relaxers.

Women who got their first menstrual period before the age of 10 were also more likely to have uterine fibroids, and early menstruation may result from hair products black girls are using, according to a separate study published in the Annals of Epidemiology last summer.

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