Hair Relaxers

Dana Roxette, a salon owner in a suburb of Atlanta, Ga., has witnessed a so-called hair revolution over the last 10 years, she told Fox 5 Atlanta. It used to be that 95 percent of the African-American female clients at her College Park salon had chemically relaxed hair. Now only about a quarter wear so-called […]

A new study by the American Journal of Epidemiology connects early puberty in girls to use of hair relaxers. The study shows that girls who use hair relaxers are more likely to have uterine fibroids and to deal with early menstruation. The reasons for the connection are not clear as of yet because Black hair-care […]