Growth Update!
Monday, February 08, 2010 | 6 comments

It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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According to the Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database, the following relaxers are the most hazardous. By hazardous, they mean these relaxers have ingredients in them that have been linked to: Cancer, developmental/reproductive toxicity, allergies/immunotoxicity, and other things. But before you read the list, let us remind you that IT IS NOT THE NO-LYE THAT IS THE CAUSE OF THESE PRODUCTS BEING ON THE LIST.

10. Smooth Touch New Growth Relaxer Kit Regular

09. Luster's PCJ Pretty-N-Silky Smooth Roots No-Lye Conditioning New Growth Relaxer Kit, Childrens Coarse

08. Luster's PCJ Pretty-n-Silky No-Lye Conditioning Cream Relaxer Childrens Coarse

07. Luster's Pink Conditioning No Lye Relaxer, Super

06. Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Normal No-Lye Relaxer System

05. Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Extra Strength No-Lye Relaxer System

04. Africa's Best Organics Touch-Up plus Organic Conditioning Relaxer System for New Growth

03. Dark & Lovely No-Mistake No-Lye Children's Relaxer System

02. Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil No-Lye Relaxer Extra Strength

01. Africa's Best Kids Organics No-Lye Organic Conditioning Relaxer System with ScalpGuard, Kids Regular
For those who might have miss the big, bold, and underline text in the first paragraph, let me reiterate IT IS NOT THE NO-LYE THAT IS THE CAUSE OF THESE PRODUCTS BEING ON THE LIST.


PBW says
January 25, 2009 at 11:12 AM

Wow! Good informative post! Thanks

OhSoPolished says
January 25, 2009 at 2:11 PM

I go back and forth between transitioning to natural for various reasons. This is a very informative post. It makes me want to actually start to research the health/safety aspects of relaxing.

jenn says
January 25, 2009 at 2:49 PM

The one I use isn't on here but this is such a GREAT post!

Anonymous says
January 25, 2009 at 9:53 PM

this is a great site, i was on there most of today looking at products i use...none of them rank too well, but i've been using them for this long, i can't really afford to have everything organic, but i will try.

January 26, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Wow its kind of startling to see the kids relaxers on the list, especially the one with Scalp Guard in the name, dang

January 27, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Lord have mercy. My mom uses the ORS relaxer.

And, kids relaxers? Thank God I am keeping my daughter natural.

Thanks for this!

Curious says
February 2, 2009 at 12:15 PM

What I didn't see when I clicked through the link you provided was the research behind the information. Did I miss it?

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