Special to California Black Media
A large study by the National Institutes of Health (NHI) found that women who received hair restorer treatments at least four times a year had a three-fold increased risk of uterine cancer. A previous study found a 30% increase in breast cancer risk.
Manufacturers are now facing lawsuits across the country for failing to warn of cancer risks associated with exposure to toxic chemicals in their products, according to plaintiffs.
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump says the manufacturers “aggressively misled black women into making a profit.” He recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a client who contracted uterine cancer after using the chemical his hair straightening products sold by L’Oreal USA.
Sheryl Morrow, daughter of black hair care legend Dr. Willie L. Morrow, delivered the letter to Attorney Crump and his co-counsel.
I am the daughter of the greatest textural beauty scientist in the history of the world and the only American-born African legacy of the Industrial Revolution. It also represents the greatest ascent of mankind in human history.
Enough of exploiting black health for profit! The latest research linking relaxers to making black women more susceptible to uterine cancer is just junk research. I see NIH research as an attack on our heritage.
What the researchers seem to miss is that among the so-called caustic salon treatments women of all races receive, relaxers have the shortest processing time. It means not taking into account.
Ben Crump and attorney Diandra Zimmerman, along with their client, Jenny Mitchell, blindly filed the lawsuit, albeit woefully under-informed.
If you, Attorney Crump, want to sue, thinking that L’Oreal has a lot of money and money to blow just to save face, I would encourage them not to. , will cast a stain on an ethical industry and be an atrocity to an industry that has amassed immense wealth and power for Black America.
I will not allow the random research of the propaganda machine to destroy and wither our industrial giants with false concerns and hidden intentions. This is fake news and junk research at its best.
As my late father Willie Morrow, the greatest scientist in the history of beauty science, I am all for research. We have always paved the way for safe innovation in the black hair care industry.
Black hair care is not predatory. It sickens me to receive countless calls from colleagues who have to defend our profession from layman stupidity and bloodthirsty lawyers.
Having spent 19 years in New York City, I have also dedicated my expertise to this area. This is not me defending the giant beauty conglomerate L’Oreal. The lack of state cosmetic commissions addressing the scientific aspects of American hair and scalp and a clear way to grow and thrive shows, after all, that all hair (texture) is not the same. I’m here.
The indifferent way state commissions and state policy makers focus on minor issues such as cultural styling that fall under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution does not stop discrimination from occurring . But junk surveys are more sinister. That is to affect the bottom line of the economy.
I won’t let this happen!
Hair straightener (relaxer), or better known as lye, is a plantation concoction, originally for black men called Concarine aka “The Conch” trend. It was formulated and mixed in the kitchens of American plantation slave camps. It was created by Africans on plantations for native-born styling appliances that don’t take us to the western world.
Relaxer, which has served as an expert witness in many of defendant’s black hair care lawsuits, falls under the FDA’s hair removal category. This means that it is a solubilizer rather than a penetrant. The nature of the high-alkaline pH treatment doesn’t work on your skin the way you want it to.
This is the ignorance my father, Willie L. Morrow, tried to combat in 1982, but his efforts fell on deaf ears. Correcting this wrongdoing is of the utmost urgency.
If you want to go the litigation route, all US state boards must also be sued. Frankly, consumers also have a version for home use, and like water out of a tap, they buy at their own discretion, so your enthusiasm for covering inconclusive NIH research is not enough for you. is under the oath you took when you became a doctor. Lawyer, dear doctor.
I intend to educate all Americans and all adjoining professional industries who work with me to make beauty safer. I don’t appreciate this assassination of black hair care.
My father will be a soldier in this attack. Over countless years, we have amassed the most extensive and valuable textural enhancement scientific data in the industry to date. Our research is rooted in the science of African descent, and these findings are sound studies that give a different picture of overall health risks for relaxed black women.
But there is much work to be done. My legacy is to bring black hair care back to the glory days in which I grew up. This industry must continue to economically sovereignize Black Americans in order to create its own American dream.