Natural Hair Dyes Are Better For Health

Thursday, 8 April 2010  |  Tricia

Suvarna sell 100% natural hair dyes which give lovely natural-looking colours. They are much safer and healthier – for yourself and the environment – than commercial chemical hair dyes.

Logona Natural Hair Dyes contain henna and other natural plant ingredients such as indigo, and walnut shells. They feel nice to use and don’t have a strong chemical smell. They give a subtle natural-looking tint to your hair whilst improving the condition of your hair, increasing volume and shine. They will give light coverage of grey hair.

Aubrey Organics Hair Dyes  are also based on henna and indigo and  give a lovely condition to your hair. Their performance is similar to Logona powders.

Palette by Nature Hair Dyes contain 100% natural and 50% organic ingredients. In general they are more potent than the Logona and Aubrey hair dyes and give stronger colours and better coverage on grey hair.

At Suvarna we offer advice on choosing the right hair dye for you – contact us here or call 01695 728286

The Hazards of Conventional Chemical Hair Dyes

Conventional petrochemical based hair dyes contain highly toxic ingredients which can have very severe reactions such as rashes, burning swelling of face and neck and some reactions can be so severe that it requires hospital treatment and steroids, injections etc. A bad reaction to hair dyes can happen suddenly even after someone has been dying their hair without a problem for 20 years and not had any previous history of allergies.

p-Phenylenediamine (PPD)  is the most common ingredient in hair dyes to cause allergic reactions. It is a sensitizer that can instigate immune system response that can include itching, burning, scaling, hives, and blistering of skin. p-Phenylenediamine is a suspected carcinogen and mutagen. PPD can also be known as phenylenediame, dihydrochloride, phenylenediame  or benzenediamine dihydrochloride or aminoaniline dihydrochloride.

Ammonia is used to open up the cuticle and allow the p-Phenylenediamine based dye to penetrate the hair shaft. In high enough concentration this can irritate the skin and damage your hair.

Other Toxic chemicals in hair dyes are Peroxide, Parabens, Resorcinol and Propylene glycol

BEWARE Of Some So-Called Natural Hair Dyes

Even some hair dyes which claim to be natural and are sold in health food shops or Asian shops can still contain chemicals such as PPD.  Also some of the well known hair dye brands are bringing out a so called natural or organic hair dye line which is still full of chemicals with a small amount of natural ingredients.  Many of them advertise that they are ammonia free which is good but they still contain a lot of other chemicals and some of them contain more of the other chemicals to make up for the lack of ammonia. Before using a so-called natural hair dye always study the full ingredients list very carefully.

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