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Ban the marketing of relaxer and perm products for children

Submitted by Carys Serries on Wednesday 4th November 2020

Published on Friday 20th November 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 20th May 2021

Current Signatures: 7
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Burns ~ Child ~ Children ~ Danger ~ Forced ~ It ~ Severe ~ UK

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Ban the marketing of relaxer and perm products for children

Petition Details

"Kiddie" relaxers are currently allowed to be sold in the UK. Many relaxers contain sodium hydroxide, an extremely caustic chemical which breaks down the hair strand to permanently make it straighter.

Additional Information

A "kiddie" relaxer is called child friendly, however, it is generally just a slightly milder relaxer.

Relaxers can permanently damage the hair, causing the hair to break. Many parents feel the need to use these on children as young as 3 years old so they will fit beauty standards, and although understandable, it can be dangerous and result in severe scalp burns and hair loss, and be incredibly difficult to reverse. Just breathing a small amount of sodium hydroxide can permanently damage your lungs. Children shouldn't have this forced on them.


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