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Relaxers are bad for children – Expert

Parents should desist from using relaxers on their children’s hair due to health hazards associated with it, Adanna Enwezor, convener of The African Hair Summit says.

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, Enwezor said mothers especially should be good role models for their children and show them the benefits of keeping natural hair.

According to her, having her hair burnt by a texturiser when she was pregnant a few years ago, led her to research on the dangers of relaxers on hair and skin.

Enwezor said she found out that so many diseases were linked to relaxers which inspired her to start the African Hair Summit, to sensitise Africans on the health benefits of keeping natural hair.

Every mother should know that your children look up to you so much and you have no idea how much they want to be like you.

Enwezor told NAN that the 2019 African Hair Summit will strongly focus on getting more women to understand the benefits of natural hair, so their children can learn from them.

“We want to have them come to the event, learn and embrace healthy life choices that can be mirrored by their children. We want the children to see firsthand that this is a big deal and it is an event to be natural, to embrace our roots.

The African Hair Summit is the biggest gathering of natural hair enthusiasts in Africa, to hold on June 14 and June 15 in Abuja.

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