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Toxic Beauty: How The Cosmetics Industry Is Harming African American Women's Health

Photo credit: Vonecia Carswell   Did you know women of color are disproportionately affected by beauty product-related environmental chemical exposure compared to white women? Women of color have greater reproductive health disparities than any other group. Female-related cancers—breast and cervical combined—are the number two killer of black and brown women. Black women are three times more likely than other races to have uterine fibroids. This is linked to our use of certain feminine hygiene products. Sistas, it’s time to clean up our cosmetics game. I’m talking about all of the toxic chemicals we freely apply to our skin on a daily basis through our beauty products. According to the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, exposure to these toxic chemicals...

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Egyptian Women Are Setting New Beauty Standards

  As more and more African American women are embracing our natural, God-given curly hair, our Egyptian sisters are joining the movement. Sisters are boldly and proudly shunning Eurocentric standards of beauty that plague us. Fighting nature, forcing our hair strands to betray their natural characteristics is ridiculous. I can attest to the countless hours, wasted money, burned scalp, and crocodile tears in search of this quest. I’m positive that women of color can share at least one horror story involving chemical or hot-comb straightening their hair to fit this unrealistic beauty standard. Every time we betray our natural hair it screams in revolt by reverting back to its natural state, drying out and/or dying while fighting the good fight....

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