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The Dangers of Hair Dye To Your Health

Updated on September 6, 2017

Health Risk of Hair Dyeing

If your dentist, ophthalmologist or dermatologist asked "Is that your natural hair color?" they’re not being nosy. They probably have your health in mind.

Millions of men and women around the world dye their hair regularly. Some of the reasons for coloring their hair is when they start to see gray hair or simply to turn their boring hair lively. Clinical studies show that there's a strong link between men and women's natural hair color and the risk of developing disorders and diseases. In several European countries, chemicals used in hair dyeing have been banned because they have shown a variety of harmful effects in scientific examination. Use of hair colors have been linked to allergic reaction, hair loss ( based on my experience, yes it's true) respiratory disorders and even cancer.

 The following are some health risk people can get from dyeing your hair :

Hair dyeing can cause allergic reaction-

This is the most common side effect from dyeing, you should always do a patch test before you apply it

Excessive Dyeing Damages Hair

Yes, that's definitely true. This was happened when I dyed my hair a lot of times after I had it relaxed because I noticed that the color is not effective so I bought a lot of hair dyes. I just realized it was a BIG NO NO! But too late, when I went to a salon to have it rebonded, my hair starts falling and I had a hard time combing it. Now I'm starting to let my hair grow back as what it was before and not to put color on it anymore. I realized having my original black hair is better than any other color. Well I just played on it before and now it pays off.

Hair Dyes CAn CAuse Asthma

Studies shown that hair stylists are the most people at risk of developing asthma because of chemicals from hair dyes. Exposures for a long period of time sensitizes the airways, leading to asthma.

Hair Dyeing can develop Cancer

The strongest evidence that hair dyes can cause cancer in human comes from the cancer rates in hairstylists. One study found that if a hairstylist had used hair dyes at work for 5 years or more, she had a three times higher risk of developing breast cancer. Other studies have consistently found that hair colorists have an increased risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma and leukemia.

So much about that I hope you have learned something from me. And please, you should realized that having your natural hair is better than any artificial products. Take this advice from me, NEVER USE HAIR DYES ANYMORE.


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      jujanester 3 years ago from Philippines

      Hi there! I was surprised to see someone with the same username as mine,.. Is jujanester your real name? It's cool to find out

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      jujanester 3 years ago

      look omg my name is hers

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      AMK 4 years ago

      i fried my hair with too many dyes job and i just found out i have a medical condition that weakens my hair. i bought the "shielo restoration oil" and applied it 3 voila' my hair are back beautiful and silky like when i was a teenager and Im 47!

      While others like the smell, I do not ever like any smells - but its worth the results!

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      Nancy 6 years ago

      It builds in the body.

      Use a cap. Apply lightest color first

      for youthful highlights over solid-color

      bold roots upkeep, exposure.

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      Tim Mitchell 6 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Very informative. Are their natural hair coloring processes? With a laugh, could informed women be thinking when they see my grayish slightly bald head that I am sick and not old - LOL. I like your article, since I never thought why a doctor may ask that question.

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      jujanester 6 years ago from Philippines

      yep yep..thanks for the comment

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      mikeq107 6 years ago

      Well it makes sense, after all its not natural

      Mike :0)