A recent study from the US found that nearly 80% of hair products aimed at black women contain chemicals linked to fibroids, cancer, infertility and obesity.

Something must be done about this, but before we take action we would like to hear from you. 

We would be very grateful if you could complete this short survey which should take 5 minutes. Your answers will help us understand how we can begin to empower and educate our community.

Thank you for your time.

Tola Okogwu, My Long Hair Journey 
Abi Begho, Lake Health and Wellbeing 

It was recently reported that 80% of black hair products contain hormone disrupting (these have been linked to a number of health conditions) and asthma-causing chemicals. How concerned are you about this?

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* 1. It was recently reported that 80% of black hair products contain hormone disrupting (these have been linked to a number of health conditions) and asthma-causing chemicals. How concerned are you about this?

Do you think that something needs to be done about the harmful ingredients in black hair products?

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* 2. Do you think that something needs to be done about the harmful ingredients in black hair products?

When you read through the ingredients list of black hair products do you feel able to recognise chemicals that may be harmful to your health?

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* 3. When you read through the ingredients list of black hair products do you feel able to recognise chemicals that may be harmful to your health?

If you answered no to question 3, what would be an effective way of educating consumers about ingredients or products that may be harmful to their health?

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* 4. If you answered no to question 3, what would be an effective way of educating consumers about ingredients or products that may be harmful to their health?

Which of the following would you prefer as a way of educating you on the dangers of the chemicals in black hair products? (Tick all that apply)

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* 5. Which of the following would you prefer as a way of educating you on the dangers of the chemicals in black hair products? (Tick all that apply)

Do you think there are enough natural or organic black haircare products on the market?

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* 6. Do you think there are enough natural or organic black haircare products on the market?

How easy is it for you to find natural/organic black haircare products?

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* 7. How easy is it for you to find natural/organic black haircare products?

Is there anything else that you’d like to say about black hair products?

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* 8. Is there anything else that you’d like to say about black hair products?

Thank you for completing this survey. We really appreciate it.

Would you like to be kept informed of the work that we're doing in this area? Then please do provide us with your name (optional) and email address below - let's take this journey together.

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* 9. Thank you for completing this survey. We really appreciate it.

Would you like to be kept informed of the work that we're doing in this area? Then please do provide us with your name (optional) and email address below - let's take this journey together.

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