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Lawsuit Alleges L'Oreal Hair Relaxer Caused Uterine Cancer
In October 2022, a lawsuit  was filed by Plaintiff Jennifer Mitchell against L'Oreal and several other cosmetic companies alleging that her use of hair relaxers for 18 years resulted in her developing uterine cancer.
According to the lawsuit, she began using the product at age 10 in 2000 and continued until her diagnosis in 2018.
Other women are currently preparing to file hair straightener cancer lawsuits. The number of cases is likely to climb sharply in the coming weeks and months, as there are an estimated 65,950 cases diagnosed annually and over 12,000 deaths resulting from endometrial cancer, according to the American Cancer Society .
2022 Hair Relaxer Uterine Cancer Study
The regular use of chemical hair straighteners more than doubles a woman’s risk of developing uterine cancer according to a study  published by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Safety (NIEHS) on October 17, 2022.
For the study, researchers looked at 33,497 women in the United States between the ages of 35 and 74. The participants were followed on average for nearly 11 years, during which at least 378 uterine cancer cases were diagnosed.
The study's authors found that only 1.64% of women who do not use hair relaxers developed uterine cancer, but 4.02% of those who frequently use the products were diagnosed with the disease by age 70.
2019 Hair Dye Breast Cancer Study
In 2019, the same researchers that performed the above study looked at how using permanent hair dye and chemical straighteners affected women.
Their findings were published in the International Journal of Cancer , in which they found that there was an increased risk of breast cancer in women who used permanent hair dye and chemical straighteners.
Even more alarming, the study indicated that “Dr. White and colleagues found that women who used hair straighteners at least every five to eight weeks were about 30% more likely to develop breast cancer.”
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What is TCB Naturals Hair Relaxer?
TCB Naturals Crème Hair Relaxer contains natural oils, protein, and DNA to strengthen and relax hair. The conditioning formula is designed to leave hair straight and manageable. It is intended to be used on texturized, colored and permed hair.
What's the Problem With Lye Hair Relaxers?
The active or main ingredient in a lye hair relaxer is sodium hydroxide, which works by breaking down the chemical bonds in the hair, permanently changing the structure of the hair. Hair that has been relaxed will never have a natural curl pattern again.
However, lye relaxers will burn the scalp or cause the hair to stick to the scalp if left in too long or if the scalp is irritated. The pH level is much higher in lye relaxers, and if it’s not done right, it can be extremely painful.
What Evidence is Required in a Hair Straightener Lawsuit?
In order to prove that a company is liable for their hair straightener causing cancer, the plaintiff must prove that the company knew or should have known of a serious risk and failed to take action to correct this risk. The plaintiff will need to be able to establish a minimum usage of the product in question.
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Again, if you or a loved one was diagnosed with uterine cancer, breast cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids after using Optimum Hair Relaxer, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a TCB Naturals Hair Relaxer Lawsuit and our product liability lawyers can help.