New study: Hair relaxers may cause fibroids

Hi Beauties! 

This article has been circulating in the media for the past couple days now and the findings were so alarming I decided to share it with you. 

” A revealing Boston University study shows hair relaxers can cause fibroids in the uterus, giving “having unhealthy hair” a whole new meaning.” 

“If relaxers can be so damaging, why would women still use them? For starters, many women wonder if there is another hair-straightening alternative.

Some women say choosing not to wear a relaxer could be the same as choosing not to work or not to advance in a certain industry.”

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What do you think? Does this study scare you or raise any concerns?

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  1. February 18, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    that's interesting because i learned in school that up to 70% of black women have fibroids (highest of any race) in their uterus and we use relaxers…

  2. February 18, 2012 / 4:35 pm

    Very interesting!

  3. Anonymous
    February 24, 2012 / 5:31 am

    African Americans have a higher rate of all health issues than any other race. My philosophy is that most of us are stressed out (for whatever reason), thus if stress can kill, I am sure that it can cause other health related issues as well. I do not believe that it's the hair relaxer. Since a large portion of AA women do use relaxers, they will use that to try to come up with a scientific reason behind fibroid tumors.

    African American also have a higher rate of diabetes, high blood pressure, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, asthma, HIV, and the list can go on. Maybe it was the perm? No, there is no need to always try to come up with a scientific reason for everything.

    I was diagnosed with Fibroid Tumors back in 2010, and it was right after a stressful period of my life. I had been having regular check-ups, and had no signs of Fibroid Tumors prior to 2009, which is when the most stressful time of my life begin.

  4. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 / 12:49 pm

    I don't think the perms should be ruled out by any means. There are several stories that prove it is not healthy. Stress alone is not doing the problem it is a gumbo mixture..jmo.

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