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Relaxers: Hair Today, Tumors Tomorrow?

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by DayStar, Feb 19, 2012.

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  1. cherrynicole

    cherrynicole Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one to consider the validity of the study? Maybe there are other risk factors associated. Those who get their hair relaxed on a regular basis may live in urban cities where pollution is higher or they may get less exercise. I havent been convinced that all variables were considered in this study...

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    if relaxed hair truly caused reproductive health problems then it wouldnt be now that people would notice a supposedly correlation in relaxed hair and reproductive health, they wouldve noticed it way back when. and most relaxed heads i know get touch ups every 4-6wks right when theres like 2cm of new growth they run to the salon which is why a lot of relaxed heads i see look tore up.
    but either way i was just stating my opinion some of yall are too sensitive on this board i mean ive seen some relaxed heads look better than natural heads and the same in reverse.where i live my hair looks better than most chicks whether natural or relaxed shoot i even have the white chicks nervous, by the end of the summer maybe i'll have the asians nervous too lol
     
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    Alright nique92 :lol::lol: you're not gonna win this one but you're crackin me up :lol:
     
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    No you are not, there are several responses here questioning the validity or at least calling for more extensive research.
     
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    Allandra Well-Known Member

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    That's all good, but it's not even about who's hair looks better, but as long as that works for you... ;)
     
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    It's not just relaxers. Those of you that shampoo, co-wash, "pop the curls", etc aren't safe.

    Chemicals that are found in common black hair care products like shampoos, conditioners, detanglers, and of course, relaxers. The chemicals are referred to as Estrogen and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, or EDC’s. EDC’s are believed to be linked to reproductive effects and birth defects, breast cancer, heart disease, cognitive disorders, premature puberty and altered immune function (so far). The article listed a few of these EDC’s:

    Sodium Hydroxide (Lye relaxers)

    Calcium Hydroxide (No Lye relaxers)

    Diazolidinyl

    Urea

    DMDM

    Hydantoin

    Propylene Glycol

    Diethanolamine

    Monoethanolamine

    Triethanolamine

    Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate

    Hydroquinone Colorants and Synthetic Colors labeled as D&C and/or FD&C


    http://health-equity.pitt.edu/3801/

    Check your ingredients. Those that relax may do so once every two months. Many of these products are used daily! Just trying to be "helpful".
     
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    allmundjoi New Member

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    Y'all loved to get offended. Lol. Man, it was just some info about hair on a, wait for it....HAIRCARE board. Take note. Make an informed decision and step. Relaxed newbies welcome. LHCF loves you too. Geesh.
     
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    Very good point. Since reading the forums I have learned more and more about different ingredients in hair and skin products. As a result, I have been transitioning to basic natural ingredients to use on my hair. It works for me. However, if people are not having any problems using products with these ingredients, I can understand that they would continue to use them. I look at it like prescription medication. Some will experience side affects and can't take them. Some will be healed by them. Depends on the person and situation.
     
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    This is true for those that choose to relax as well, no? Many are not having any problems with their hair relaxing products.
     
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    That is so true and lye is in handmade soap too. Just an Fyi.


     
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    I don't have any products with any of those ingredients. Even though you are missing some ingredients like parabens, edta's etc your list is actually helpful topeople whodon't read labels....

    MY POINT: Relaxed or natural..please read labels.
     
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    Yes and I have stated this many times in this thread. I don't have a problem with relaxers. I strongly feel that the natural hair movement should be more about women permed, natural or other being free to choose how they want to care for their hair without discrimination and/or backlash from others.
     
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    So what you're saying is...you're somewhat prejudiced? We have some Spanish ladies, possibly half Chinese, and white ladies that are members of this board, you know? They can very well be offended by this statement. Afterall, they are all humans like we are and deserving of the same measure of concern. Just sayin...
     
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    thanks for your input.

     
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    Allandra Well-Known Member

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    Come on Aggie Why didn't you simply ask her what she meant by this vs this. :nono: Why is everyone getting so messy in this thread? Come on y'all.
     
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    So much bitterness and anger. I don't get it.

     
  17. Allandra

    Allandra Well-Known Member

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    Me either. I'm gonna go ahead and close it because it'll only get worse. Sorry hun.
     
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