Are black women/children in danger from hair products?

Please read and make an educative decision…

As a mother of two adorable daughters with Afro manes full thick & rich – managing their fro is top priority and one of the most draining tasks every fortnight. The routine is conditioning , washing and blow-drying and braiding and the salon for me is a very last option – after reading the below facts from the black doctor site – I am biting my nails thinking am I doomed now? what have I used – what can I do going forward- what should I avoid and how accurate is this study – follow the link , make up your minds – but we should definitely put health first before beauty.

My first reaction is to find home natural remedies for detangling and moisturising – as for relaxers, I am bent to leave that till they are both 18 – if I have to bribe my way through that I will.

According to the reports from the BLACK DOCTOR 

Girls who reported using chemical hair oils and hair perms were 1.4 times more likely to experience early puberty after adjusting for race, ethnicity, and year of birth. In addition, other studies have linked early puberty to hair detangler use by Black girls.

In one of the studies African American girls as young as two years old started showing signs of puberty after using products containing animal placenta found in many detanglers and conditioners.”

While fibroids can be genetic, studies have shown that uterine fibroids are linked to hair relaxers, a popular choice for many Black women.

A recent study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology determined that the use of hair relaxers is linked to uterine  fibroids in Black women and girls, something that is estimated to affect 80% of Black women over their lifetime. The study, which interviewed more than 23,000 premenopausal African American women from 1997 to 2009, found two- to-three times higher rates of  fibroids among Black women.”

“If we can get past the price part we can get the right products to make our hair healthy. We need to worry about the style last.”




  1. Mammypi 13th April 2016 at 7:26 am

    Dorothy Diamond, I stopped relaxing my hair with chemicals 3 yrs ago. Best beauty decision I have ever made. Eventhough the journey is not easy, I kind of feel more confident in my own skin that I did with rekaxed hair. For the fibroids, I’ll leave that in Gods care

    1. DorothyDiamond 17th April 2016 at 4:02 pm

      OMG- I am so in love with your hair Hilda – you are one amazing billboard for nappy hair !!


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