The Health Issues of Hair Dye For Stylists and Users

List: Posted: 09/21/11

Hair dye is used by a huge swathe of the population.  Though it’s most usually used by women, some sources say that almost 20 percent of men also use a hair dye of one sort or another to alter their appearance.  The health risks of hair dye, however, have become more important as it’s become more widely used, particularly if you dye your hair often or if you are by profession a a hairdresser.

Hair dye oftentimes contains chemicals that present significant concerns to users.  Some of them contain heavy metals and others contains chemicals that are believed to be carcinogens. Some users also risk allergic reactions to hair dye.  This is particularly the case with natural redheads.  There has been some evidence that suggest that redheads with tattoos have a much higher risk of having a reaction to hair dye, but this is not universally accepted.

Some hair dye is made out of natural substances and allows you to avoid the health concerns.  These types of hair dye, however, usually lack the permanence of the more artificial products.  The best way to mitigate the health risks of hair dye are to test it on an small area first, to use gloves when applying it and to make sure that there’s adequate ventilation.

Remember that hair dye, no matter what kind it is, will contain a pretty large mix of chemicals. In some cases, these chemicals cause toxic hair loss, which can be psychologically devastating for the person affected by it.  If you’re worried about it, you may want to talk to your doctor and seek out natural products.

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