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Hair dye chemical banned

News 15-10-11

PETALING JAYA: Cosmetics companies that market hair dyes containing o-aminophenols have been told to clear out their stock in the market before its ban comes into effect next year.

The National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau issued a circular to the companies last week, notifying them of the ban.

A total of 192 products from 33 companies contain the chemical, including some popular brands.

The list can be found on the bureau's website - www.bpfk.gov.my/Search/Search_product.asp

The bureau said the number was small compared with the total amount of hair dyes available in the market.

While o-aminophenol is currently allowed under the Guidelines for Control of Cosmetic Products in Malaysia, the bureau has amended this to ban it in hair dyes effective Jan 3.

This decision was made after delegates to the Asean Cosmetic Committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur agreed to stop its use in hair dyes last June.

The move was adopted after the committee evaluated the latest scientific data on its safety.

“In the last review on data submitted to the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety in the European Union, no final conclusion on the safety of o-aminophenol can be drawn,” said deputy director of the bureau's Centre for Post Product Registration Sameerah S. A. Rahman.

Due to insufficient data on the skin's absorption of o-aminophenol and its potential to cause irri- tation, it could not be considered safe in hair dye products, she explained.

However, she clarified that companies which produced the hair dye were given the grace period to clear their stock as there were no documentation of direct harm.

“What we do not want is product dumping in the region as Europe has already disallowed the chemical some time ago,” she said.

thestar.com.my
Saturday, October 15, 2011
By Lim Wey Wen

 

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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