Hair salon and consumer hair coloring formulas use a high number of toxic chemicals in their formulas. In one analysis of popular brands and formulations, Consumer Reports found nearly 20 different ingredients that were classified as potential human carcinogens “Conventional dyes contain high level of toxic chemicals that can be absorbed through the scalp, where there is a rich blood supply. Then these chemicals circulate throughout your body, where they can be stored in the tissues and cause adverse health effects," says Marianne Marchese, ND, who practices natural medicine at a Woman's Time Clinic in Portland, Oregon.
A recent study conducted at Yale University found a link between permanent hair dye and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. One study for example, suggested that woman over the age of 50 who have used permanent hair dyes for ten or more years have an increased risk of breast cancer. Yet another discovered that users of permanent hair dyes are 2:1 times more likely to have bladder cancer. Other studies have linked the use of hair dyes to allergic contact dermatitis and skin disorders like eczema and to far more serious diseases like leukemia and ovarian cancer.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
The number of hair stylists, clients and consumers using home hair dye kits who suffer from allergic contact dermatitis is on the increase. Allergic contact dermatitis is a serious warning sign that hair dye “chemical overload” is affecting you.
Dermatologists in New Zealand have documented extensive studies pertaining to hair dye use and allergic contact dermatitis.
For photos and further details, read: Allergy to Paraphenylenediamine.
Use an all-natural plant-based hair color dye to promote natural beauty. Fortunately, a nontoxic alternative to synthetic hair colorants does exist: Lustrous Henna ® 100% Natural Hair Dye.
I, Dr.Bhagwan Bang, a pediatrician who had extensive allergic reaction with color dye. While reading about allergic reaction to chemical in Annual of Pediatrics, published by North Western College of medicine Chicago, I came to know about your product and is extremely pleased to say that it was wonderful. I never had reaction with LUSTROUS HENNA of yours. I have no hesitation in recommending to anybody.
Bhagwan Das Bang, MD.
Recipient of AAP Hero Award 2009
Author: L.J. O'Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna® user.)
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