Cosmetics firm L’Oréal is facing a lawsuit for its hair product, Optimum Amla Legend No-Mix, No-Lye relaxer.

Delicia Taylor has claimed more than $5m in compensation claiming that using relaxer led to bald spots, burns, blistering, and scabs on her scalp, reported Tmz.com.

"The relaxer causes disturbing and distressing injuries including hair loss and breakage as well as scalp irritation, blisters and burns."

Sold under the Soft Sheen-Carson brand, the relaxer is targeted at African-American women. Its label claims fuller, silkier hair and is retailed for $9.99.

This follows a month after another lawsuit was filed against the cosmetics firm on behalf of 100,000 women who alleged that the relaxer leads to hair loss.

This claimed the relaxer causes “disturbing and distressing injuries including hair loss and breakage as well as scalp irritation, blisters and burns,” reported AFP.

Taylor's lawsuit has alleged that L’Oréal's claim that the relaxer contains amla oil is faulty and features a “dangerous mix of irritants and potentially toxic substances.”

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