Does it actually work? How does it smell? I chat about it all in my video review. This was actually my very first attempt at using Henna, a 100% plant-based hair-dye. Watch the detailed results in this here.
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The Nerdy Stuff
Most common toxins found in hair dyes.
PPD is short for para-phenylenediamine. It is used as a dye for dark color shades and is made from coal tar, a petroleum-derived chemical that includes benzene,naphthalene, phenols, aniline, and other chemicals. It is also used as a wood preservative, and contact with skin is best to be avoided. Research states PPD in combination with Hydrogene Peroxide is very toxic and can lead to cancer.
2. Hydrogene Peroxide
Hydrogene Peroxide is mostly used to stip the natural color away, before applying the hair dye color. It is said to change the hair structure and make it brittle stripping it of its natural luster.
Ammonia is used to open up the hair’s cuticle (the outer layer of the hair) so the dyes can come into the shaft (the inside of the hair). It may produce caustic burns and lung irritation.
4. DMDM Hydantoin
DMDM Hydantoin is a preservative that slowly releases the toxic formaldehyde chemical, the longer it sits on the shelves. It may cause tissue irritation and affect the immune system. DMDM Hydantoin kills off fungi, yeasts and bacteria and it’s also used in herbicides, floor waxes, polymers, color photography, latex paints, cutting oils, adhesives, copying paper, and inks.
The two most common parabens preservatives are Methylparabens and Propylparabens. They are widely used in hair care products and can produce severe allergies and skin irritation.
6. Lead Acetate
Lead Acetate is used as a color additive for the dark shade hair dyes. It is said to cause anemia and produce neurological problems.
Resorcinol is a toxic dye that can cause scalp irritation, and is an allergen affecting the endocrine system.
As you can see processing your hair can leave around some some pesky toxins. I just like that I have an alternative now. Its all about awareness and choice!