Women and girls who relax their hair are more likely to enter puberty early and suffer from uterine fibroid tumors, according to a recent study:

A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology definitely adds a point to the #TeamNatural tally with a published paper from researchers at Boston University linking hair relaxers to uterine fibroid tumors in women and early puberty in young girls.


Led by Lauren Wise of Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center, 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.

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Although at this juncture it cannot be said that chemical relaxers cause these health issues, the link is alarming.


If you have a relaxer, will this news compel you to change your hair regiment?

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