FEBRUARY 21, 2012


For years women have been perming our hair without much thought to what the chemicals did to our bodies. While some black women have decided to give up the “creamy crack” because of the damage its done to their tresses, a pair of new studies could cause others to forgo their next touch up.

According to researchersat Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, women who used childhood hair products, such as perms and “hair oil”, were much more likely to reach puberty before those who did not.

The study recruited 300 women from various ethnic backgrounds between the ages of 18-77.  Researchers then asked the group why type of hair products they used before age 13. What they found was interesting. According to the numbers, “African-Americans were more likely to use hair products and reached menarche earlier than other racial/ethnic groups.”

In another study, researchers at the Slone Epidemiology Center in Boston also found that black women who used relaxers have a higher risk of uterine leiomyomata, or fibroids.

While both studies showed links between relaxers and other health issues in black women, doctors believe that more research is needed on these topics. However, these studies, again remind us that we have to be vigilant about what goes in and on our bodies.

How do you decide what hair products you use? 

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EDE N'ERHENA VBE EDO

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These anti-Edo political organizations you folks went to join are the most anti-African - and Africans - in the world.

They're worse than anything; we obviously can't stop you though, even Ewuare II's manifest destiny lies in our own regional party.

We have egba Omo Oduduwa and so on, NPC, AG, the forerunner of them all NCNC and then now these cancers of today.

Stay "with them", but register for your most important election first: your local election, register Edo Political Front, and if you don't, vote the front.

No self respecting Edo will - in the future - find themselves the flag bearers and cheerleaders of foreign parties with indirect rule political and economic mandates, it just doesn't work.

No sane Edo person lives to "have the ear" of someone who doesn't have Edo at their heart.

The Supreme Court is the place to remove the frustration of these lethargic and "periodic" additions to the voting rolls; here - where I live - you can fill in the forms regarding changing your voter registration at the post office and other easy access places.

At the rate things are going we're going to find ourselves truly in decline as our populations suffer from simple things like protein deficiencies in children

" - Reggie Akpata

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