What Hair Straightening Products Cause Adverse Health Conditions?

Hair straighteners contain harmful chemicals known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that can cause hormone-sensitive health issues. Some health problems caused by using hair straighteners at least four times a year over a long period of time include uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, ovarian cancer, and endometriosis.

Many women who suffered the above health conditions from hair straightener use have filed lawsuits to hold manufacturers accountable. Hair straightener manufacturers like L’Oreal, Revlon, Strength of Nature, and Namaste Laboratories failed to warn consumers about the harmful effects of EDCs in their products. This makes them liable for damages in product liability claims. Hair straightener victims can hire product liability lawyers to help them assess the cost of their damages, determine which manufacturer caused them, and file a hair straightener lawsuit.

Can Hair Straighteners Cause Hormone-Sensitive Health Conditions?

Women who have suffered hormone-sensitive health issues after using hair straighteners have filed lawsuits to hold manufacturers accountable for exposing them to dangerous chemicals. The National Insitute of Health (NIH) released a study that revealed that women who use hair straighteners at least four times per year are exposed to double the risk of uterine cancer.

Hair straightener users can also experience other hormone-sensitive health issues like ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis. Most hair straighteners contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which can cause a hormone imbalance that can lead to health issues many users have suffered. Manufacturers of hair straightener products can be held liable in product liability lawsuits for failing to warn consumers about the danger of exposure to EDCs in their products.

What L’Oreal Hair Straightener Products Can Cause Adverse Health Conditions?

L’Oreal manufactures the most prominent brand of hair care products on the market. They have developed skincare, make-up, hair dye, perfume, and hair straightener products that are amongst the most popular in the world. However, being this popular also means that most women used L’Oreal hair straighteners that exposed them to health risks.

The most common defendant shared among the hundreds of women who filed hair straightener lawsuits is L’Oreal. They have marketed their products as the best and safest solution for women looking to straighten their hair without letting consumers know about potential health risks associated with their products.

L’Oreal also owns SoftSheen Carson, which manufactures one of the most popular hair straighteners on the market (Optimum). L’Oreal can be held liable for hormone-sensitive health issues caused by Soft-Sheen Carson products.

The following are some hair straightening products manufactured by L’Oreal that can expose women to health risks:

  • Dark & Lovely Hair Straightener
  • Ultra Sheen Hair Relaxer
  • Supreme Relaxer Regular
  • Optimum Care Hair Straightener

Health Conditions Caused by ORS Olive Oil Hair Relaxer

Namaste Laboratories is one of the other manufacturers held liable in hair straightener lawsuits for their products causing adverse health conditions. It is a Chicago-based hair care product manufacturer that creates products designed to help with scalp restoration, chemical reformation, and scalp maintenance.

Their Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Hair Relaxer is one of the leading brands of hair straighteners marketed specifically for black women. Despite their investment in helping with therapeutic aids for scalp irritation, this product has been named in hair straightener lawsuits for causing adverse health conditions. Much like other hair straightener manufacturers, they failed to adequately warn consumers about the dangerous chemicals in their products that can cause hormone-sensitive health issues.

Motions Hair Straightener Can Cause Hormone-Sensitive Health Issues

Strength of Nature, LLC, is a hair care product manufacturer located in Savannah, Georgia, that creates shampoos, hair oils, conditioners, and hair straighteners women can use for hair care solutions. They are the subsidiary of the India-based markets company Godrej Consumer Products.

The main brand of hair straighteners manufactured by Strength of Nature is Motions. This hair straightener is marketed as a product that can create a “smooth, silky, and luxurious look.” While the product is effective in straightening hair, it has also been connected to other hair straighteners causing health issues like uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, and ovarian cancer. Those who suffered these issues after using Motions can hold Strength of Nature and Godrej Consumer Products accountable for their dangerous product.

Revlon Hair Straightener Products Can Cause Significant Health Problems

Another popular hair care product manufacturer liable in hair straightener lawsuits is Revlon. Some hair straightener products they manufacture that can cause hormone-sensitive health issues include Crème of Nature, Revlon Realistic, and Herba Rich.

The issue with Revlon is that they filed for bankruptcy before they could be held liable for damages in hair straightener lawsuits. They cannot be named as defendants in hair straightener lawsuits until their bankruptcy concludes. However, they need to account for hair straightener plaintiffs who suffered severe health conditions from their products in their bankruptcy reorganization plan.

Should You Hire a Product Liability Lawyer to Help With Your Hair Straightener Lawsuit?

Those living with hormone-sensitive health issues because of hair straightener use can file product liability lawsuits to seek compensation for damages. They can attempt to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and loss of enjoyment of life. Hiring a product liability lawyer can help as you pursue compensatory damages, as they have the experience to know the best way to handle the process.

Hair straightener lawsuits have consolidated into a multi-district litigation (MDL), changing the process for pursuing damages. An experienced product liability lawyer can explain how this changes the process and advise you on the best steps. Some ways they can help you include assessing the value of your lawsuit, filing paperwork to join the MDL, gathering evidence, and pooling resources with other lawyers.

Contact The Russo Firm for Help With Your Hair Straightener Lawsuit

The product liability lawyers at The Russo Firm have experience helping victims of dangerous products recover compensation to pay for negative effects on their physical health, economic situation, and quality of life. Hair straightener manufacturers used harmful chemicals in their products and failed to warn consumers about the health risks associated with their products.

Our product liability attorneys will collaborate with you on the best legal counsel plan and advise you on recovering compensatory damages by joining the hair straightener MDL. Contact us for a free hair straighter consultation at (561) 270-0913 or leave a message on our online contact page.

Article written or reviewed by:

Attorney Anthony Russo

Attorney Anthony Russo

Managing Partner and Lawyer at The Russo Firm

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