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Everyone seems to believe being “natural”, i.e. ceasing usage of chemical products, is a fad that will eventually blow away with the wind. While that assumption may be true, there are good reasons to stop using perm, better known as “creamy crack”, and other harmful chemicals often used on African American women’s hair.
Below are 3 reasons why you should strongly consider being natural.
1. Your Health
According to New America Media, the chemicals found in common African-American hair products are known as estrogen and endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Although extensive research is ongoing, many of these chemicals are believed to be linked to reproductive effects and birth defects, breast cancer, heart disease, cognitive disorders, premature puberty and altered immune function, to name a few.