Are you planning to dye your hair for an upcoming party, but afraid of the health hazards it might cause? Most of us may have already heard about hair dyes containing cancer-causing ingredients. There have been multiple studies that show that there really is a link between high exposure to hair dye and cancer, although some studies prove otherwise. But one thing is for sure, they contain hazardous chemicals that can badly affect our health in the long run.
In a report made by the European Commission, not a single hair dye has been proven to be safe to users, especially to those who are constantly exposed to such products. They have already banned a number of ingredients and still continue to investigate other potentially harmful chemicals. They have found out that some of the side effects of these chemicals include severe allergies, irritation, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer of the bladder.
However, you can still achieve your dream locks without compromising your health with the help of hair extensions. Hair extensions are perfect for adding volume, color and style to your hair. You can also use remy human hair extensions that can be dyed and styled just like your own natural locks! Just be sure to only use high grade and natural looking ones that you can get at Human Hair Extensions Online. Carefully select the set of colored extension that would best fit, and blend with your natural shade.
Enhancing one’s beauty doesn’t have to involve risks. You can still dye your hair as you wish, but just be very careful in selecting the products to use. Below is a list of harmful chemicals that still might be present in commercial dyes nowadays. Try to avoid using products that contain the following:
This is probably the most common and the most dangerous among all. It is commonly used as a main ingredient in dark color shades. PPD is made from coal tar and is also used as a preservative for wood. Keep it away and avoid contact with skin as much as possible. According to research, PPD can be very toxic and can result to cancer when it is combined with hydrogen peroxide.
This chemical is present in most dyes, for it is used to open the hair’s cuticle so that the dye can penetrate into the shaft. It can cause irritation to the skin, eyes and lungs, and can also cause caustic burns. Those who are highly allergic to this may experience breathing difficulties after using products that contain it. However, ammonia is less toxic and harmful compared to PPD.
Hydrogen Peroxide is commonly used in hair bleaches. It is said to be corrosive and changes the structure of your locks by making it brittle and stripping off its natural luster. Products that contain this have already been banned in Japan and have been restricted in Canada. According to studies, it has hazardous effects on the respiratory, nervous and digestive systems, even at low doses.
So, the next time you plan to dye your locks, you have to be wary and first check the ingredients of the product you are about to use. Avoid these toxic chemicals and always remember health first before beauty.
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