Nearly 7 out of 10 women in the United States color their hair for a couple of reasons. For some, the purpose may be to hide the gray strands, while others simply just want to look fab and sexy by changing their hair color from time to time. But as much as we want to work on our physical appearance, we must also take into consideration the effects of these hair dyes to our health. Unfortunately, not many people realize that dyes may contain chemicals and other ingredients that are not only harmful, but may be considered a threat to one’s health. Although some studies have actually ruled out the connection between hair dyes and some types of cancer, we can never be too sure when it comes to our health and safety. So what’s the safest hair dye available for you if that’s the case? Read on to find out…
Clinical Studies Have Shown the Dangers of PPD
Chemicals P-Phenylenediamine (PPD) and Aminophenol, commonly found in most commercial and even some ‘natural’ hair dyes are known carcinogens. They have been linked to bladder and other cancers (1). Repeated, high systemic exposure to PPD can lead to laryngeal edema, rhabdomyolysis and subsequent renal failure, neurotoxicity and acute toxic hepatitis (2). Some dermatologists have observed that PPD can cause irritation, swelling, redness and in some cases with repeated exposure anaphylaxis (3). Considering that most women colour their hair every 2 months, a PPD, Aminophenol Free Formula is clearly the only choice.
Hair Wonder by Nature Colour and Care
Hair Wonder Colour and Care is the first Ammonia, PPD & Paraben free permanent hair colour enriched with 9 certified organic botanicals.
Hairwonder Colour & Care colours, protects, nourishes and strengthens the hair in one treatment. Never before has there been a long lasting hair colour made without Ammonia, PPD or Parabens enriched with powerful botanicals from Mother Nature. Certified organic ingredients such as Organic Chamomile, Rosemary, Green Tea, Hops, Rooibos, Ginseng, Lemon Balm and Senna protect the hair structure and provide optimal care and brilliant shine.
Hairwonder Colour & Care offers superior colour protection, strengthens the hair and helps to protect hair colour against UV radiation. Enjoy your new hair colour even longer! Organic Argan oil, Phytokeratin & Provitamin B5 strengthen and hydrate the hair, making it silky soft. Hairwonder Colour & Care provides excellent grey coverage that lasts 6-8 weeks.
Kozolchyk, Abbie. “Is Hair Dye Safe?”. Wholeliving.com. May 2008. 06 February 2013.<http://www.wholeliving.com/134735/hair-dye-safe>
(1)Zhang, Y., Kim, C., Zheng, T. Hair dye use and risk of human cancer. Front Biosci (Elite Ed). 2012 Jan 1;4:516-28.
(2)Hooff, GP., Van Huizen NA, Meesters RJ, Zijlstra EE, Abdelraheem M, Abdelraheem W, Hamdouk M, Lindemans J, Luider TM. Analytical investigations of toxic p-phenylenediamine (PPD) levels in clinical urine samples with special focus on MALDI-MS/MS. PLoS One. 2011;6(8):e22191. Epub 2011Aug 4.
(3) Can some hair dyes actually cause death? Best Health Magazine. January/February 2012.
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