Some salon treatments may increase risk of breast cancer

Researchers link hair dye, relaxers to increased cancer risk


New research suggests some salon hair treatments can drastically increase the risk of breast cancer.

Researchers from Rutgers University studied a group of more than 4,000 women who used dark hair dye and chemical relaxers.

They found that black women who dyed their hair had a 51 percent increase in risk. And white women who used relaxers had a 74 percent increase.

Experts are now using the findings to investigate dangers of chemical products used on the body.