Is There a Link Between Hair Dyes/Relaxers and Breast Cancer?

By Vontoba Terry

Short answer: it's possible. According to a study of 4,000+ women that was published in the journal Carcinogenesis, black women who used dark or black hair dyes had a 51% higher chance and white women who used chemical relaxers and straighteners ere 74% more likely to develop breast cancer. One of the authors acknowledged that the study showed a link but did not prove a connection. 
So should women avoid hair dyes and relaxers? That answer is up in the air. The American Cancer Society has suggested that more definitive research be completed because other studies have shown no link. Until then, it's probably best to check the ingredients and learn more about potential long-term effects. 
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women are likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. For more resources on breast cancer awareness please visit:
-—----------
Source Article:
Thanks for stopping by. Check out some of our 2021 Best Sellers:
Dry & Eczema Prone Skin Moisture-Locking Body Lotion

Related Posts

Ulta Beauty Launches MORE Urban Hydration!
Ulta Beauty Launches MORE Urban Hydration!
 Drumroll please!! We are over the moon to announce that on July 11th, ULTA will be launching more Urban Hydration pr...
Read More
2021 Summer Skincare Essentials!
2021 Summer Skincare Essentials!
Now that we are out of the cold weather season, it’s time to focus on your summer skin routine! When that summer sun ...
Read More
Cool Gifts for Dad!
Cool Gifts for Dad!
Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021 by Vontoba Terry “A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us th...
Read More
Tags: health, news

Leave a comment

Categories