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Old 30 December 2007, 05:38 AM
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Blow Your Top Hair relaxer penetrates to brain

Comment: I recently attended a demo for a black hair care technique. The
leader claimed that the corpses of black women who had used hair relaxer
over their lifetimes presented a "green lining" over the brain (I assume
the dura mater) at autopsy and implied that this was the result of toxins.
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Old 30 December 2007, 03:19 PM
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Then they would also have to have 3rd degree chemical burns in order to penetrate scalp and the skull bones. What about the hispanics and curly haired white women who also use relaxers. Did they have it too?
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Old 30 December 2007, 03:52 PM
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I assume that it is a marketing scare tactic - "other hair relaxers turn your brain green, but ours doesn't"
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Old 30 December 2007, 03:58 PM
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Funny, if it had been said in a different setting, I'd think they were literally insulting the intelligence of black women.
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