10 reasons to never dye your hair again
Coloring your hair is fun and super easy. But have you ever thought about what exactly hair dye does? Hair dye is made up of all kinds of chemical ingredients that can have pretty bad effects. Not only for your hair, but also for your scalp and more for your health.
1.Causes irreparable damage.
During dyeing, the ammonia substance causes the scales (= outer layer) of your hair to soften and stand up. This weakens them a lot and they break during and after dyeing. This leads to hair weakness, split ends and hair breakage.
In addition, hair dye ensures that the sulfur in your hair disappears. This makes your hair harder and loses weight. Sulfur is important because sulfur compounds provide stiffness and protect your tissue. Broken sulfur compounds cannot be restored. But new ones can be made using Olaplex. They are less powerful than the original ones, but they make a difference in terms of damage.
2.It ruins your own hair color.
In order for the color of the hair dye to be visible, your current hair color must be erased. That’s what hydrogen peroxide does, this chemical breaks down the natural pigment in your hair. Your color is not completely lost most of the time, but it is greatly affected.
Colored hair is irreversible. Fortunately, healthy hair will come out of your head in the hair color you are used to.
3.Dry your hair.
Both ammonia and hydrogen peroxide make your hair very dry. Hair dye also often contains various drying alcohols. It is very important to rehydrate your hair as soon as possible to prevent further damage. You can do this with the help of fresh aloe vera gel.
4.It is loaded with substances that cause allergies.
Allergens (substances that can cause an allergic reaction) were tested in 107 hair dyes from 10 major brands. At least 106 of the 107 dyes contained at least 1 allergen. The average hair dye contained 6 allergens!
p-Phenylenediamine (PPD), a notorious dye responsible for many allergic reactions, was present in 83% of the products.
5.The resulting allergic reaction can be very intense and can happen to anyone.
An allergic reaction to hair dye can cause: eczema, itching, rash, blistering, (severe) swelling, difficulty breathing, contact urticaria (a type of hives) and in very serious cases, the allergic reaction can lead to death. In some cases, permanent damage also occurs.
An allergy may also occur. Even if you’ve been dyeing your hair for years without any problems, the next time you might react in a flash.
6.Almost everyone who uses hair dye suffers from 1 or more side effects.
Have you ever had a bad side effect when dyeing or after dyeing your hair? This chance is very high.
An overview of side effects research on 470 women who have used hair dye. Among other things, they reported:
Red, sensitive skin and scales (15%)
Split ends (77%), extremely dry hair (70%), and dull hair (70%)
Hair loss (77%), hair that turns gray faster (54%)
Reduces hair growth (55%)
Headache is a common complaint encountered in other studies.
7.Chemicals enter your body.
The chemicals from hair dye can enter your blood through your skin and spread throughout your body. Therefore, it is strongly not recommended to dye your hair while pregnant or breastfeeding as this can be bad for your baby.
8.Hair color may play a role in the development of some types of cancer.
There has been surprisingly little research on how many people use hair dye on your body. And existing research contradicts each other, but the substances in hair dye are likely to be carcinogenic. For example, hair dye has been associated with breast cancer, leukemia, and bladder cancer.
9.It can put your endocrine system into battle.
Women who have used hair dye for about 10 years have a 14% higher testosterone level than women who have never used hair dye. A study of premenopausal women came to this conclusion.
Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is probably around the time of menopause, while estrogen (female sex hormone) is decreasing. It causes severe hair loss in some women.
10.If you take it, you will surely die.
PPD poisoning from hair dye ingestion is becoming more and more common, unfortunately it is increasingly used in suicide. In fact, it is one of the most common poisonings in Asian countries and, without exception, always has a fatal outcome.