From Glamazons Blog: After news hit that a woman died from an allergic reaction to hair extensions and that some of our favorite lipsticks may contain lead, the need to be health-conscious when getting your beauty fix is more serious than ever. A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology shares an equally alarming update. Researchers at Boston University are now linking hair relaxers to uterine fibroid tumors and early puberty. I can’t be the only one that’s shocked!
Scientists from Lauren Wise of Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center followed more than 23,000 pre-menopausal Black American women from 1997 to 2009 and found the fibroid rate higher among women whose hair was exposed to chemicals in relaxers.