Hair Straightener / Hair Relaxer Lawsuits

Wagstaff & Cartmell is representing victims who have been diagnosed with uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, or ovarian cancer after using various brands of hair relaxers, including: Dark and Lovely, Optimum, African Pride, Soft and Beautiful, and many others.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, or endometrial cancer after using hair relaxing products, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.

A recent study has shown that women who used hair relaxing products four or more times a year were more than twice as likely to develop uterine cancer. The companies that made and promoted these products to women of color exploited societal norms and expectations that have historically favored Eurocentric beauty standards, which often marginalize and stigmatize natural Black hair textures.

Many women begin using hair treatments earlier in childhood and teen years and may continue to use them regularly throughout adulthood. Women who have used hair relaxer products for long periods and subsequently been diagnosed with uterine or ovarian cancer are filing product liability lawsuits against the manufacturers and seeking compensation.

Hair straightener products at issue in the lawsuits include:

African Pride

  • Olive Miracle Anti-breakage No-Lye Relaxer
  • Olive Miracle Dream Kids Relaxer
  • Olive Miracle Touch Up No-Lye Relaxer
  • Olive Miracle Deep Conditioning Relaxer
  • Olive Miracle Deep Conditioning No-Lye Relaxer

Africa’s Best

  • Herbal Intensive Dual Conditioning Relaxer
  • Originals Olive Oil No-Lye Conditioning Relaxer
  • Touch-Up Plus Moisturizing No-Lye New Growth Relaxer

SSC Dark and Lovely, L’Oreal

  • Moisturizing Relaxer with Shea Butter
  • Triple Nourished Silkening Relaxer
  • Beautiful Beginnings Kids No-Mistake Nourishing No-Lye Crème Relaxer
  • Healthy Gloss Shea Moisture No-Lye Relaxer

SoftSheen Carson (SSC), L’Oreal

  • Precise No Lye Conditioning Relaxer Supreme
  • Precise No Lye Original Relaxer
  • No Base Relaxer
  • Multi Mineral Reduced Ph Creme Relaxer
  • Optimum Smooth Multi-Mineral Creme Hair Relaxer
  • Multi-Mineral Reduced Ph Crème Relaxer
  • Salon Collection Hair Relaxer Super Strength – Optimum Salon Haircare
  • Salon Collection Relaxer Regular Strength – Optimum Salon Haircare

Soft & Beautiful

  • Botanicals Regular Texturizer
  • No-Lye Regular Texturizer
  • No Lye Sensitive Scalp Relaxer


  • Classic Formula Relaxer
  • Regular Relaxer
  • Silkening Shine No-Lye Relaxer
  • Smooth & Silken Relaxer

Silk Elements

  • MegaSilk Shea Butter Relaxer
  • Luxury Moisturizing Shea Butter Relaxer

Organic Root Stimulator (ORS) Olive Oil

  • No Base Relaxer
  • No-Lye Relaxer
  • New Growth Relaxer
  • Girls Hair Relaxer
  • Zone Relaxer
  • Professional Crème Relaxer
  • Mild Touch Relaxer

Just For Me

  • No-Lye Relaxer for girls
  • No-Lye Texture Softener
  • Super Relaxer

The lawsuits allege that the companies who marketed and sold the products ignored evidence about the dangers of the chemicals used in their products. They also failed to warn consumers of the risk associated with using their products. Women across the country have been harmed or face an increased risk of harm.

If you or a loved one have used hair relaxers and have been diagnosed with ovarian, uterine, or endometrial cancer, you may contact us for a free case evaluation. You may be eligible to receive compensation at no up-front cost to you, and this free case review will quickly determine your eligibility Call us at 816-701-1100 or fill out the online form.

See All News & Perspectives

Go To All News