Hair professionals and patrons alike are at risk when it comes to the beauty salon.
In an unregulated industry where workers in particular are consistently being exposed to known carcinogens and other harmful ingredients with devastating outcomes, Black Women for Wellness and the Healthy Hair Initiative Project, plan to change that through awareness and empowerment.
There’s been some interesting research done on the chemicals that Black women use in their hair – chemicals that are used to make the hair relaxers, shampoos, conditioners and hairdressing products that we use to style, manage and control our locks.
The article, “How Toxic is Black Hair Care”, originally posted on New American Media/SF Bay View, goes into fascinating detail about the affects that these chemicals have on our health over time:
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