HAIR DYE CONTAINS HARMFUL CHEMICALS: Are you affected?

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Are your symptoms or health condition due to or further compromised by the harmful chemicals in your hair dye?  This is a question that nobody wants to ask or think about. It is a question that you should ask and think about; especially if you are already experiencing unwanted/chronic symptoms or have compromised health. What is the cost of beauty?

What’s so harmful in hair dye?

  • Ammonia (a neurotoxin) and peroxide (leads to neurotoxicity)
  • Petrochemical p-phenylenediamine (PPD), and its derivatives, 4-MMPD and 4-MMPD Sulphate
  • Diaminobenzene, ammoniated mercury, and sodium laurel sulfate.
  • Mercury (a neurotoxin)

What do the harmful substances do?

  • PPDs are mutagenic which means they can alter DNA codes, a precursor to cancers.
  • Contribute to compromised organ function.
  • Implicated in serious health disorders.
  • Mercury, ammonia and peroxide are neurotoxic, which means it has the ability to cross the blood-brain protective barrier and causes direct/indirect damage to the cells in the brain and nervous system. Neurotoxins  mess with brain chemistry and normal brain function.

Research shows hair dye is implicated in specific cancers:

Studies shows a connection to the following cancers with long term hair dying

  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Are there healthier options?

I have to admit that I coloured my hair for many years. I always liked the way I looked.

When my immune and nervous system crashed many years ago I did a lot of research in my quest for answers and recovery. The information on toxic chemicals and body pollution led me to the decision to stop dying my hair. I wear my hair long and it has multiple shades of mostly grey and brown. I have people stop me in stores and ask me if I dye my hair. At first I was quite taken aback. They then tell me that my hair is beautiful. Not something I thought anyone would ever say about grey hair.

Since that time I have been asked by clients if there are safer hair dyes. These are the options I tell them are available with the claims the manufacturer makes. Make sure you check the ingredients initially and often. Raw material sources, ingredient lists and manufacturing process can change, altering the safety of the product.

DO IT YOURSELF:

Grey Hair Dye Recipe by Pioneer Thinking – http://www.pioneerthinking.com/beauty/hair/hairdyes/graydye.html

The LongLocks Natural & Organic Hair Product Recipes Cookbook

http://www.longlocks.com/hair-care-recipes-cookbook.htm#dye5

 

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Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca

 

Sources:

http://www.vitalitymagazine.com/article/gorgeous-hair/

http://mercurymadness.info/?page_id=14

http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com

P.S. Always be vigilant about investigating the ingredients for the products you use. Ingredients sources and processing can change potentially compromising the products safety and consumer satisfaction.

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