I wrote an article on relaxers about 12 years ago when I first considered going natural.
Here's a recent article from Your Black World
Hair care has always been a sensitive issue among Black women and now we are seeing that this preoccupation can have very serious consequences.
Recently, a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology linking hair relaxers to fibroids in Black women was released and made its rounds on the internet, shedding light on the role that common habits can play in our health.
Many of you may have read reports about the study but if you have not, here is a summary of the findings: Scientist followed more than 23,000 pre-menopausal Black American women from 1997-2009 and found that the high rates of fibroids among black women could be connected to chemical exposure through scalp lesions and burns from hair relaxers(Blackdoctor.org).Read the rest of the story