The latest buzz about chemical relaxers potentially causing baldness is one of the reasons the natural hair movement has swung into a full swing. As reported by TMZ, the L'Oreal product called the Softsheen Carson Optimum Amla Legend Relaxer Kit by Optimum is responsible for two women suffering scalp burns so bad that the relaxer caused hair loss, according to lawyers Ben Meiselas and Mark Geragos.
As seen on the product page on Amazon, the relaxer is called "an easy no-mix, no-lye cream relaxer kit that ensures an easier relaxing process for unified results and superior respect for hair fiber integrity." However, the attorneys claim that their clients experienced anything but an easy relaxing process when they used the L'Oréal product. They don't just want $5 million in damages for the celebrity-touted relaxer, as reported by TMZ, but they also want the product pulled from the market so that no other women will have to experience the negative effects they've experienced. The publication posted one before-and-after photo of a woman with healthy-looking hair on the left, and hair that appears fried and damaged on the right.