At-home relaxer kits is a right of passage for young black woman. However, with constant use, they can have adverse effects on your health. Hair products marketed to black women contain higher concentrations of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. EDCs are associated with cancer and congenital disabilities, among other health issues. Hair qualities and the social norms about hair texture are likely why there is a difference. Black women suffer more from EDC-related illnesses than any other demographic, which is expected due to the number of beauty products they use that contain toxic chemicals.

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  • Although the prospect of relaxing her hair made it smell of Ammonia, Donna says she was excited about it when she began.
  • When Donna goes to the salon, they slather her hair in a relaxer. Eventually, she realized that it was the cause of her headaches.
  • Donna became aware of the toxic chemicals in products when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and she decided to quit all chemical products.

“The former professional track-and-field athlete started at fifteen when she and her best friend were finally allowed to buy an at-home relaxer kit.”

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