Henna Hair Dye -A Natural Hair Dye Approach
Recently I was reviewing the statements of a number of sufferers from chemical hair dye allergies. What they seem to desire the most are hair dye allergy alternatives. Henna is a recommended natural hair dye approach and the best way to avoid suffering from hair dye allergies. Take a look:
Hair Dye Allergy Alternatives
- “Yes. I had a reaction so bad I had to go on antibiotics. The lymph nodes in my scalp got infected and I didn't even know there were lymph nodes in my scalp! This was from a salon color and I'm partly to blame because I was having escalating reactions each time I had it done, while it was still on my head I could feel it burning, and just tried to ignore it until it blew up on me.”
- “I went through a particularly bad series of hair dye jobs, which resulted in unbearable itching (to the point where I scratched so hard I bled!) then my face got swollen around the hairline, my ear lobes were swollen. I was a mess. I can't believe that our government has not followed Europe in banning PPD from these hair dyes.”
- “I had a severe reaction to salon hair color in February. I had been experiencing some burning during application and itching with sores for a couple of months. But in February all heck broke loose. I had been coloring for over 20 years. This was not a new hair color being used on me. According to my dermatologist, there are many ingredients in hair color which can cause a serious reaction whether it contains PPD or not. And someone can have an allergic reaction to any one of them suddenly, even after years of coloring using the same product. Her advice to me was to stop coloring, which I did. The last thing I wanted was to end up in the ER with anaphylactic shock.”1
Note the following statements about hair dye allergies from the Baylor College of Medicine:
Allergic Reactions To Hair Dye Can Happen At Any Time,
“Dyeing hair seems to come naturally to many people as they age, but it could be the cause of an allergic reaction, no matter how long you've been using the same product, according to a dermatologist at Baylor College of Medicine.
‘You can develop an allergy to a product at any point in time,’ said Dr. Rajani Katta, professor of dermatology at BCM. ‘One allergic reaction we're seeing commonly is to hair dyes.’
The symptoms of hair dye allergies aren't necessarily immediate, she said. They can occur two, three or even up to seven days after exposure to the product.”2
Hair Dye Allergy Alternatives
There is no doubt that a natural hair dye alternative is an absolute necessity for sufferers from chemical hair dye allergies. As hair dye allergy is on the increase, especially from the dangerous chemical p-Phenylenediamine (PPD or PPDA), this demand for natural hair dye is also on the rise.
Thankfully, a natural hair dye has been in existence for literally centuries. Henna hair dye has been recommended worldwide by dermatologists and the FDA in the United States. Another natural hair dye that combines only botanical ingredients combined with henna has been satisfying the needs of former sufferers for years. Lustrous Henna is pure henna hair dye that comes in a pre-mixed dry powder (in a variety of natural hair shades), with an easier and quicker application process than traditional henna hair dye.
Whether you choose traditional pure henna hair dye or quick application Lustrous Henna, you can say "Good-bye" to hair dye allergies. Allergy to henna is extremely rare, but just to be sure, always test a small area before applying.
Avoid the sad consequences from chemical hair dye allergy -GO NATURAL!
Source: 1Contact author.2 Baylor College of Medicine.
Author: L.J. O'Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna® user.)
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