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Could Your Hair Dye Be Toxic To Your Health?

By William Cole, D.C., IFMCP
Functional Medicine Practitioner
extracted from : https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/yikes-is-your-hair-dye-toxic-to-your-health

How many women do you know who don't dye their hair? Probably very few. In fact, an estimated 75 percent of women do it. Using hair dye has become so commonplace in our culture—with celebrities seeming to have a new hair color every other day—that many of us don't stop to think about what keeping up with the latest trends could be doing to our health.

In all other aspects of our lives we're concerned with healthy living: the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the bottles we drink it from. But what about what we put on top of our head? My job as a functional medicine doctor is to get to the root cause (pardon the hair pun) of health problems. And on the list of often-overlooked aspects of our health puzzle are the beauty products we use on a consistent basis.

Uncovering hidden toxins in our lives.

Toxins are all around us. And the amount of toxins we're exposed to on a daily basis has increased tenfold in recent years, yet our DNA has stayed the same. Our bodies can’t keep up with this and the results has been an onslaught of inflammation, hormonal, and autoimmune health problems.

Finding out what's in your hair dye.

A number of chemicals used in dye have been linked to various forms of cancer and other health problems. The sad thing is, not many people know the scary realities behind what they are exposing themselves to on a regular basis. But the first step in limiting your exposure to harmful chemicals is learning what's in the products you use regularly. So here's what could be in your hair dye:

1. Formaldehyde

This common preservative is used in hair dyes and has been linked to cancer and fetal damage in utero.

2. p-Phenylenediamine

Also referred to as PPD, this is the most commonly used chemical and one with the highest health risk. It has been linked to lung and kidney problems and bladder cancer. A 2001 study showed that those who dyed their hair once a month had an increased risk for bladder cancer and this risk increased the longer hair dyes were used. And surprisingly, this was more prevalent the darker the dye was

3. DMDM Hydantoin

This preservative is a known immunotoxin and has been restricted for use in Japanese cosmetics.

4. Ammonia

This chemical can be combined with hydrogen peroxide to create bleach. When inhaled it can cause respiratory problems and asthma.

5. Coal tar

This known cancer-causer is in the majority of hair dyes.

6. Resorcinol

This chemical is very common in various types of hair dyes. Studies have shown that it can harm normal hormonal function and elevate sex hormones, which wreak havoc on your health.

7. Eugenol

This toxic fragrance is linked with cancer, allergies, immune and neurological system system toxicity.

I often find that toxins are a major factor in the complex health issues I see in my patients. Anyone who eats healthy foods and manages their stress but still struggles with health problems should really consider the possibility that toxins are to blame. Whether you bleach your hair or use conventional hair dyes you are exposing your body to a certain level of toxicity. Bleach lightens your hair by removing the color through oxidation. Hair dyes work through oxidation as well and can include bleaching agents to achieve the desired color. The more often you dye it and the longer it stays on your head, the more toxins you're exposed to.

Finding a natural alternative—or not.

If you want to avoid toxins, I have good news: you don't have to stop dying your hair. We live in an awesome time and there are so many options to choose from when it comes to hair dye. If you're going to get your hair colored you could look for an organic salon that uses all-natural, non-toxic products. Another option is to dye your hair at home.

 

Dye Techniques

  1. Rinse hair and leave it moist.
  2. Prepare the herbal hair dye by mixing the dye powder with 4 parts of warm water, i.e 50 gm sachet to mix with about 200 cc of warm water.
  3. Stir the mixture until it forms a easily applicable paste (not too thick as to make it difficult to apply or too watery that it starts streaming down the face!!)
  4. Massage the paste into the root of the hair and also apply it to the whole length of the hair (by massaging it into the root we are also nourishing the hair as the herbs are beneficial to the hair follicles.)
  5. When the hair is fully covered with the paste, put on the shower cap. This is to ensure that the moisture due to evaporation from the scalp are trapped, thus enhancing the dye efficiency.
  6. After a minimum of 1 hour preferably 2 or 3 hours, rinse the dyed hair
  7. If you do not mind the "green" smell of the herbs, rinse without shampooing but if you must use only mild shampoo.
  8. The hair will look great and peaks after 24 to 48 hours.

The Ingredients

Soft Black Colour
1. Henna (LAWSONIA INERMIS) 25%
2. Amla (EMBLICA OFFICINALIS) 10%
3. Shikakai (ACACIA CONCINNA) 10%
4. Brahmi (CENTELLA ASIATICA) 10%
5. Manjishta (RUBIA CORDIFOLIA N/A
6. Indigo (INDIGO FERA TINCTORIA) 15%
7. Baheda (BELLIRIC MYROBALAN) N/A
8. Harad (TERMINALIA CHEBULA) 12%
9. Reetha (SAPINDUS TRIFOLIATUS) 8%
10. Bhring Raj (ECLIPTA ALBA) 10%

Dark Brown Colour
1. Henna (LAWSONIA INERMIS) 25%
2. Amla (EMBLICA OFFICINALIS) 10%
3. Shikakai (ACACIA CONCINNA) 10%
4. Brahmi (CENTELLA ASIATICA) 10%
5. Manjishta (RUBIA CORDIFOLIA 15%
6. Indigo (INDIGO FERA TINCTORIA) 20%
7. Baheda (BELLIRIC MYROBALAN) 5%
8. Harad (TERMINALIA CHEBULA) N/A
9. Reetha (SAPINDUS TRIFOLIATUS) 5%
10. Bhring Raj (ECLIPTA ALBA) N/A

*Please do an allergy patch test before using. Even though this is a 100% herbal product, in rare instances, some individual may be allergic to the herbs.

How does each herbs help to protect and nourish our hair.

1. Henna -  gives an orange shade.
2. Amla - provides vitamin C to strengthen hair
3. Shikakai -  gives a luster to hair
4. Brahmi -  promotes scalp health
5. Manjishta - givea a reddish tone
6. Indigo -  gives a blue tone
7. Baheda -  gives a red brownish colour
8. Harad -  gives a blackish tone
9. Reetha - hair conditioner
10. Bhring Raj -  gives a deep blue tone

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