Can Hair Dye Really Cause Cancer?
Studies Show that Increased Use of Hair Dye May Cause Cancer 
Many women and men use hair color to cover gray hair or to spice up their life by switching to a different hair color. We're all aware of the risks of using harmful chemicals to dye our hair, such as skin irritation, allergies and hair breakage, but could coloring your hair actually cause cancer? There are three main types of hair dyes, temporary, semi-permanent & permanent. Temporary hair dyes do not penetrate the hair shaft & usually shampoo out after one or two washings.
 
Semi-permanent hair dyes also avoid penetrating the hair shaft and usually only last 30 ~40 washings. 

Permanent hair dye will cause permanent chemical changes in the hair shaft & will not change color until new hair growth is present. So, are you at risk for cancer if color your hair with any of these methods? That depends on which study you take into consideration. Since hair dyes are applied directly to the scalp, if hair dye does cause cancer this would be a great delivery system. The scalp may carry carcinogenics found in hair color directly into the bloodstream and become concentrated in the bladder. New research has shown that long-term use of permanent dark hair dye may double a person’s risk of certain blood cancers. Dark hair dyes contain a much higher concentration of chemicals than the lighter hair dyes. Studies show that women who used dark permanent hair color for more than 25 years have an increased chance of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or bladder cancer. These are people who are more at risk of developing cancer from hair dyes. However, women who used semi-permanent hair dyes or temporary rinses showed no increased risk of cancer. 

Are professional hair stylists more at risk for cancer? 
In 1991. A study found that hairstylists who handled hair dye for more than five years had tripled the risk of developing breast cancer. Hair dressers mix the chemicals for the hair color that create fumes and repeatedly work with these chemicals more often than most consumers. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), there is evidence to suggest that hair dyes can increase the risk of bladder cancer for hairdressers & barbers. Other studies show that the development of some forms of leukemia, blood cancer, and multiple myeloma can increase with use of hair color. So what safety measures can you take? If you choose to color your hair, find a hair dye that is a chemical-free, odor-free, from herbal or is appropriate for people with sensitivities and allergies. Check to see that the amount of ammonia and PPD content in the dye. It may be difficult to find out if the product you have purchased contains harmful chemicals because they may be listed as code numbers or other names. Your best bet is to contact the manufacturer to see exactly what your hair color may contain. 

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Hair Dying and Allergic Reactions: The Ugly Truth
By Dying Your Hair You Risk Developing a Severe Allergic Reaction over Time 
Atomic Pink, Shocking Blue and Purple Haze are not just something that sounds like song titles, they are hair dye colors and probably color your kids or kids you have seen are coloring their hair with. But a new study from the British Medical Journal shows that the world's hair dying trend is also causing more and more people to develop allergic reactions to hair dye. Some people who dye their hair frequently may not even know they are allergic to the dye until it is too late. The reaction’s can cause dermatitis on the face and in more severe cases facial swelling. 

The allergic reactions are showing up more and more in young adults who are changing their hair color frequently due to an active ingredient in their hair dyes. The ingredient, “Para-phenylenediamine” of “PPD” had already been banned in some European countries including France, Germany and Sweden. In the UK alone, 750,000 people have tested positive for the allergic reaction.
 
You will be surprised to learn from reading this study, that more than two thirds of hair dyes currently contain “Para-phenylenediamine (PPD) and other related agents. The report also states that Dermatologists are reporting the positive reaction to PPD is increasing. A recent London based survey also confirmed a doubling in allergic reactions to PPD over six in a clinic for adults with contact dermatitis. 

But the trend has also been observed in other countries in Europe including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, and China where people tend to dye their hair frequently. But the reaction's aren't just affecting young adults alone, it also affects older people who spend their time at the hair salon or use home based hair dye products. The allergic reactions have also been noticed in children who are having even more severed reactions to the dye due to their hair follicles not maturing. Dying a child’s hair is never a good idea due to damage it can cause, but more and more children are being seen with dyed hair, especially children in shows or pageants. 

The author’s of the study in the British Medical Journal have said that wider debate on the safety and composition of hair dyes is overdue. Cultural, commercial pressures and the desire to stay young looking are causing people to dye their hair and that say the author’s are putting people at the most risk and increasing the burden on health services who have to treat victim’s of the reactions. The British Medical Journal also concluded it may not be easy to reverse these trends. Some patients express a desire to continue using hair dye products even after being advised that they are allergic to them and it could have detrimental effects on their health and body. 

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Be a Hair Color Expert at Home
Going to the hair salon, to get your hair colored, can be so expensive, money that could be better spent on other things, like shoes. Why not color your own hair at home or at a friend's house? 

Coloring your own hair is not rocket science and you don't need to be a rocket scientist to do it. In fact, hair coloring is easier than getting a hair cut and yet costs a whole lot more. There are a few things to know about coloring hair, but none of them are difficult to understand.
 
First fact is that hair holds all bi-products of the things that go into the body. That is why hair strands are tested for drugs and some other medical conditions. Taking certain medications can cause a reaction with the hair color. Anesthesia from a current surgery can cause a chemical reaction with the dyes in the hair color. Hormonal or thyroid condition can cause a different reaction with the hair dyes. Even your hairdresser, could deny you hair color service under certain medical conditions. 

The condition of your hair prior to putting any chemical on your hair can cause a reaction. If you have very hard water, chances are that it would be difficult for certain dyes to penetrate the hair shaft. Hard water hardens on the hair shaft and needs to be removed prior to getting your hair colored, same with chlorine from pools and spas. Iron deposits in the water also seem to affect the out come of certain colors. It would be recommended to try and treat the hair as well with a clarifier that strips the hair of harmful chemicals before coloring. 

Hair color is a chemical. Always do a patch test before applying any chemicals to the skin. Many people are allergic to the dyes in hair color. An allergic reaction to hair coloring can be very serious. So, color with caution. Hair color will never lift hair color. If you should dye your hair one color and six weeks down the road you decide to dye your hair another color, you are headed for disaster. Do not fool yourself in believing bleach will lift these hair dyes, it will not. You have to have the special hair color stripper, even if you are going from a light hair color dye to a dark hair color dye. The mix of the two different dyes can cause an undesired effect. 

Lastly, if you are using any henna products, sun in or artificial sun lightening products, these usually have metallic dyes in them. There is no way to strip out metallic dyes out of the hair. If regular hair color is applied over a metallic dye, the hair could turn to mush and disintegrate. (Only at O.a, 100% Herbal Hair color do not contains any Metallic dyes or synthetic Chemicals) Always read the label of previous hair chemical applications to determine what if any dyes were in the product. Even some of the men's hair color products, have metallic dyes in them. Be cautious when applying different chemical treatments on previously treated hair. 

That is about all you need to know as far as coloring your own hair at home. Hair dye is hair dye; it is all in knowing how to do the preparation prior to coloring the hair. 

Doing the actual hair coloring is pretty basic, as far as the basics. Always read the instructions on the packaging before starting the application and follow its instructions. 

There you have it all. For under $20 you can be a hair color expert. Save yourself $60 and up every six weeks, when it is time for those touch ups. 

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Is Your Hair Dye Making You Sick?
As soon as I hit thirty-five I started noticing an increase in gray hairs. I considered dying my hair, but it is almost always so obvious that someone has done so that I actually decided not to. 

However, there were other reasons that I decided not to dye my hair, and one of them is that many of the hair dyes that you purchase in stores contain high amounts of nickel, chromium, and cobalt. All three of these chemicals can make you sick if you are exposed to them in high amounts.
 
Studies have shown that these and other chemicals present in hair dyes show up in your urine 24 hours after you've gotten your hair dyed. That means it doesn't take long for the chemicals to get into your bloodstream and be circulated through your body. Studies have also shown that nickel is carcinogenic to kidneys. Some symptoms of those who have been exposed to high amounts nickel are hypersensitivity reactions, dermatitis, and chronic rhinitis. 

Since hair dyes are applied directly to your scalp which is closest to your root, and this is where the blood supply is the richest, you can see how easy it would be for these chemicals to get into your bloodstream. 

Think you're okay because you aren't experiencing any symptoms? Think again. The reason you may not be experiencing any symptoms is simply that your body hasn't hit overflow when it comes to the chemicals. All it takes is a few dye jobs and being exposed to any of these chemicals in other ways for you to start experiencing symptoms caused by high toxicity of these chemicals in your body. 

So what are your options if you want to dye your hair, but don't want to chance exposing yourself to high amounts of nickel, chromium and cobalt? Actually there are some good alternatives available. One very good option is to try a 100% Herbal Hair color. 

All O.a herbal hair care products don't contain any of these chemicals.

Everyone in the Planet should try it, at least once in a life time.
 

Common Misconceptions about Pregnancy and Hair Dye
Any woman who has ever been pregnant has heard about how bad it is to dye their hair. What is a girl supposed to believe? 

As far as this subject is concerned, it should be entirely up to you what you want to believe. 

Why? There has never been an official study that has proved anything deeming it completely safe, nor unsafe to dye hair during any trimester of pregnancy. 

Ultimately, speak to your doctor. Every woman is different; therefore every pregnancy is different, with unique levels of risks for their unborn child. Your doctor should always be the one you consult about the health and safety of your baby, so any questions you have, run through him/her first, not someone who is trying to give you advice. 

Those that preach about not dying your hair are concerned because hair dye contains many chemicals. When you put these chemicals in your hair, and it is on your scalp/skin, there is a possibility of it entering your blood stream.
 
Anything that enters your blood stream, you run the chance of it passing to your baby. The chemicals found in hair dye have never been confirmed to be responsible for any birth defects. 

Another concern is breathing in the heavy fumes from the hair dye. These fumes contain chemicals as well. However, whether or not you are pregnant, you should never breathe in fumes from hair dye. If you are dying your hair at home, make sure you have windows open and fans on, be sure to only be in well ventilated areas. If you want to go to a salon, speak to your hairdresser about your worries and see if she will create as well ventilated of an atmosphere for you possible. 

Wear gloves when dying your hair at home, whether or not you are pregnant. Although the chemicals in hair dye are not highly toxic, it's best to wear gloves both for safety, and who wants to stain their skin with dye? A trick to keep dye from seeping into the skin around your hairline is to apply petroleum jelly. This will wash off your skin easy later, and protects your skin during the application and dying process. If you are still cautious about dying your hair, or thinking is too risky for you, go for the 100% pure herbal hair color. They do not have ammonia, peroxide, PPD or any harmful chemicals. 

100% herbal dyes are very popular for many people who chose to not use chemicals. They are natural dyes purely from the plants. 

Not only there is a chance it is safer for your baby, it is better for your hair and gives it a rest from over-processing. Therefore, be worried about the effect it has on your baby, not the effect on the hair color result. 

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Is it Safe to Color My Hair during Pregnancy
The Big question all pregnant woman need to know is it safe to color your hair during pregnancy if so what are the safest hair dyes to use? Being in the beauty industry this is one question that always comes up yes; you may dye your hair while being pregnant. The only problems you may encounter with coloring your hair while being pregnant is one the colors you choose may not grab exactly or should I say exact? Two if you have gray hair don't expect it to cover fully. While being pregnant your hormones change drastically some more than others. 

Trust me I always get from my customers "Well my doctor told me not to color my hair while being pregnant it can harm me and my baby" or the doctor said "If I color my hair the hair dye will seep into my blood causing damage to my baby" OK ladies let me tell you this is a total beauty myth if you use only 100% Pure Herbal Hair color, 100% for the plants. 

As it do not contains any Metallic salts, PPD, Ammonia, peroxide or any synthetic chemicals.
 
The only way coloring your hair while being pregnant will harm you or the baby is if you purposely use chemical hair dye. 

If you are concerned about the health of you and your baby, I would suggest are vegetable hair dye, herbal hair dye, henna natural hair dye which would be safer. 

These would be your best option pregnant or not pregnant. 

O.a 100% Herbal hair dye- This is a very safe alternative to coloring your hair while being pregnant. The botanical hair dye is considered to be a semi-color, which means it will wash out in 30-40 shampoos. This can turn into a permanent hair dye for some woman, if you don't wash your hair every day the product will last longer. O.a 100% Herbal hair dye does not contain any harsh chemicals in it like ammonia or peroxide, and it is PPD free. It basically enhances and brightens your color. 

O.a 100% Pure Henna- This hair dye does not lift color only deposits. Henna is very safe to use, but you must be extremely careful when choosing a henna dye. Do not choose a henna dye that contains metallic salts this is a big no. Choose ONLY O.a 100% Pure Henna which is all free from synthetic Chemicals & Metallic salts. 

Some people need 1 hour to process and some 3 or 4 hours. Henna will leave your hair very shiny, smooth, and give it a really nice texture. 

Natural Hair dyes are also great alternatives. 

Looking for “ECO-Green” Hair Dye? Why Not?!
Many people avoid dying their hair due to the toxins and chemicals which can be found in hair dye. Various medical researches in the past have even showed that there may be a correlation between hair dye and cancer. What most women do not know is that there are chemicals which can be found in hair dye that is used in America that has been banned throughout Europe. So, are there any hair dyes which will not cause damage to your hair or the environment?
 
Here are a few of the different hair dye brands that you may want to consider using the next time you dye your hair. 

Try it for yourself. My products are safe - there are no added chemical or skin staining ingredients to watch out for.

100% Pure & natural Herbs.
 

Looking for “ECO-Green” Hair Dye? Why Not?!
Many people avoid dying their hair due to the toxins and chemicals which can be found in hair dye. Various medical researches in the past have even showed that there may be a correlation between hair dye and cancer. What most women do not know is that there are chemicals which can be found in hair dye that is used in America that has been banned throughout Europe. So, are there any hair dyes which will not cause damage to your hair or the environment?
 
Here are a few of the different hair dye brands that you may want to consider using the next time you dye your hair. 

Try it for yourself. My products are safe - there are no added chemical or skin staining ingredients to watch out for.

100% Pure & natural Herbs.
 

Looking for “ECO-Green” Hair Dye? Why Not?!
Many people avoid dying their hair due to the toxins and chemicals which can be found in hair dye. Various medical researches in the past have even showed that there may be a correlation between hair dye and cancer. What most women do not know is that there are chemicals which can be found in hair dye that is used in America that has been banned throughout Europe. So, are there any hair dyes which will not cause damage to your hair or the environment?
 
Here are a few of the different hair dye brands that you may want to consider using the next time you dye your hair. 

Try it for yourself. My products are safe - there are no added chemical or skin staining ingredients to watch out for.

100% Pure & natural Herbs.
 

Color Hair Without Toxic Chemicals. The truth about the “Silence killer”.
Chemicals from most hair dyes "are considered high hazard, which means they contain toxic ingredients linked to cancer, developmentive and reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, immunotoxicity, organ toxicity, not to mention allergies and irritation of the eyes, skin or lungs," according to Environmental Working Group. In fact, 22 of the ingredients used in hair color including PPD (Para-phenylenediamine) was banned in Europe in 2006. We sometimes assume cosmetics or anything we use on our hair or skin is safe but that is untrue since these are not being regulated for safety.
 
If you would like to see how your hair color rates in toxics, you can go here. After reading the affects of chemical hair color on your body, you will think twice before using it again. 

How then can we cover our gray hair or color our hair without these adverse affects to our bodies? After many trials and experimentations, I have finally found the best way to color hair and cover the gray using henna. Henna is a plant that can be used as a hair color. Henna is considered to be a semi-permanent hair color but I have found a way to use it as a permanent hair color. 

Unlike the chemical dyes, henna actually conditions and improves hair by coating and sealing the hair shaft. I have found chemical hair dyes to produce unnatural looking hair color, inconsistent results, darker or lighter roots or ends, and damage to my hair with regular use. I have found henna to condition and thicken my hair with natural-looking results. Henna is messier and more time consuming but is definitely worth it. Please note that henna cannot lighten hair, only add color. 

After some research and experiments, at Origin Asian, we have found the most effective way to use henna to color hair to cover the gray. Choose the all natural powdered henna. 

(BEWARE: Some henna powder selling from stores may have other added chemicals) 

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Hair Dye Safety: Is it Safe to Dye Your Hair?
If you dye your hair you're not alone. Estimates are that just over half of women color their hair either at a hair salon or at home. Although the color you apply to your hair may look quite pretty, there have been some ugly concerns in the past regarding hair dye safety. Many hair dyes, especially those used to darken hair, contain coal tars which have been linked to a variety of health problems including cancer in animals. Is it safe to dye your hair? 

Anything that's applied to the scalp should be scrutinized since the scalp has one of the richest blood supplies of any part of the body. This means that any chemical that's capable of being absorbed through the scalp will have a high density of channels to reach other parts of the body. It's believed that permanent hair dyes have the capability of being absorbed through the scalp and, thus, the ability to travel via the blood stream to other parts of the body.
 
Equally troubling regarding the issue of hair dye safety is a study performed at Michigan State University in 1997 which showed that hairdressers have a 2.7 times higher risk of developing cancer of the salivary glands when compared to the average population. Other studies carried out on hairdressers have shown an increased incidence of bladder cancer in stylists who work in the field for over ten years. 

If you're concerned about hair dye safety, what are your alternatives? Adding highlights would also be a safer option since you're not applying as much of the coloring agent directly to the scalp. If your goal is to go dark or red, use O.a 100% Herbal Hair color which is a variety of vegetable based and natural dyes that can enhance your hair color without exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Check up our online natural store to see if we have these in stock. 

Although you may not want to give up coloring your hair, spend some time considering whether or not you are using the safest alternative for dyeing your hair. 

All O.a herbal hair care products don't contain any of these chemicals. 

Inexpensive and Natural Hair Dyes
Most commercially produced hair dyes contain cancer causing and other harmful ingredients such as Quaternium-15, formaldehyde, diethanolamine, ammonia, peroxide, phenylenediamines, Arsenic, Sudan IV etc. Even the National Cancer Institute believes that up to 20% of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is caused by using permanent hair color. Commercial hair dye's cumulative effects can cause allergic reaction and other life threatening reactions and damage hair. 

Thankfully, there are natural alternatives to commercial hair dyes. Natural Herbs can change the color of your hair or enhance its natural color. The coloring effect is more gradual than normal hair dye and will take several rinses. The Indian herb Lawsonia Inermis Linn leaves also known as Henna is reputed to restore natural hair color and promote hair growth. Natural hair dyes like Indigo and cassia are healthy and worry-free substitutes for commercially produced dyes and are healthier for hair.
 
Beware of the “Henna Color hair dyes” found in most stores; they are Compound hennas which mixed with metallic salts and synthetic chemicals. This low grade henna ended up damaging your hair. 

Metallic salts interact harshly with permed, relaxed and dyed hair. Which that is also why Hair stylists are “Anti-Henna”. Compound hennas may even contain PPD a carcinogen found in most commercially produced hair dyes. 

Pure Henna is the best dye you can possibly use on your hair. Henna bonds with the keratin in the hair and actually strengthens the hair structure. Natural henna doesn't cause allergic reactions or harm the hair or skin. Henna can be used to cover gray hair, brighten brown and add a glossy reddish tone. 

Henna is a permanent hair color that is inexpensive and can be purchased for under $20. Only purchase Pure & Good quality henna to dye your hair. Pure and good quality henna contains no harmful chemicals.Check up our online natural store to see if we have these in stock. 

Important Points to Remember before Dyeing Your hair with Henna 
1. Henna may appear a natural reddish-orange color at first. Henna takes about 2 to 3 days to oxidize and darken into its natural color. 
2. Wet henna should never come in contact with metal parts. It will turn green. It will turn your hair green. Use wood material instead. 
3. Always test first with hair collected from your comb or brush to assure that you mixed the henna correctly to obtain the shade you desire. 
4. Always wear gloves while working with henna. Henna is easy but it can be quite messy sometime. Wear gloves. If it gets on your skin, wipe it away immediately. It may take up to three weeks for henna to fade if it stains your skin. Henna that is spilled on surfaces can be wiped clean with detergent. 
5. Henna smells earthly. Add essential oils like rose, lavender, violet, etc to the henna to counteract this effect if you want. As the henna oxidizes into its natural color the earthy smell subsides. 
6. Gray hair may require a second dyeing for darker color. 
7. Henna is a permanent hair color meaning it will last for a few months or up to 26 washings before fading. 

How to Dye Your Hair Naturally
Dying your hair naturally is easier than it sounds. The results are not as consistent as with commercial hair dyes but with practice you will be able to get a fairly predictable color. There are a few different methods for dying your hair naturally, depending on the color and results you want. Some of the methods are quite messy but not any worse than commercial hair dyes. You will want to wear old clothes when dying your hair.
 
Use an old towel and gloves because we are talking about dye and it can dye your clothes as well as your hair. The best thing about dying your hair naturally is that no harsh chemicals are used. Natural dyes cause much less damage to your hair and less stress on the environment. Think about all the hair dye that is washed down all the drains of all the sinks in all the world and you will see what I mean. 

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No synthetic preservatives 
No synthetic fragrances 
No synthetic chemicals 
No synthetic anything 
Tips for How to Dye Gray Hair
Everyone seems to be so worried about finding the latest and greatest anti-wrinkle cream, but many people overlook how much their graying hair is aging them. Even if your face is completely wrinkle free, having gray hair can make you look much older than you are. Whether you have just a few gray hairs or you are completely gray one of the easiest anti-aging treatments is to simply dye your hair. 

Getting rid of grays can take decades off your appearance and make you look and feel younger than you have in years. Today's hair dyes are very easy to use and even a beginner can get great results from home. Here are some pointers on how to dye your hair to get rid of the gray.
 
If you are not confident with your dying abilities you may want to talk to us about what we would suggest for at home products for use on your hair as well as how to care for your hair after you have colored it. 

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How Safe Are Hair Coloring Products?
Health Hazards and Risks of Using Commercial Hair Dyes 
One doesn't have to be a woman or man in their baby boomer years witnessing those grey hairs starting to sneak into one's hair to think about the idea of looking a few years younger by using hair color. Even young adults might experiment and color their hair to change their appearance. 

Dying one's hair has always been probably one of the quickest and easiest ways to shed a few years from one's appearance without expensive plastic surgery or to just wishing to see what one would look like as a grey if one's natural hair color is dark. Also, let’s face it, many of us might plain be bored with how we look, want a change, and dying one's hair is one means to do so. But just how safe are those hair coloring products?
 
Now we have always known that all the popular commercial brand hair dyes had ammonia and peroxide, and yes, people can have an allergic reaction from these two chemicals, but after reading various articles we discovered that there are several other main ingredients that not only can create severe allergic reactions, but are high risk carcinogens. 

The list of ingredients listed like a mad-scientist's chemical concoction: Quaternium-15, Diethanolamine (DEA), Propylene Glycol, and P-Phenylenediamine (PPD) just to list a few. 

It's the latter ingredient, PPD that is the one that is the most likely not only to create the allergic reaction but the most dangerous as far as being a high risk carcinogen. Each and every single one of these ingredients is carcinogens that can trigger off anything from bladder cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. 

For some reason the greatest risk for developing cancer for men or women are those who regularly use the darker shades of hair dye, especially black. 

One shouldn't be fooled either if the hair dye product adds the words "natural" or "herbal" for while they may contain more natural botanical-type ingredients, they will still have the other chemical ingredients, especially P-Phenylenediamine (PPD) in it. 

(Only O.a 100% Herbal Hair color products do not contains any of the above chemicals, it is totally natural from botanicals.) 

What then is a safer alternative? One thing you may explore is to go the total henna or 100% natural, using pure herbal hair color to dye your grey hair. So if you are concerned with the safety factor of the familiar chemical hair dye products, either due to the severe allergic reactions one may develop by using them or of their potential for causing cancer due to the carcinogenic ingredients, one may opt for going the totally henna or 100% botanical method. 

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Searching for ways to look good without exposing your scalp & skin to harmful chemicals? Natural Hair products may be the right solution for you. 


Cosmetics Laboratory Tested 100% Herbal Hair Color?
“Natural Hair Dye” cost you less than $20??? 

Are you considering dying your hair? Are you concerned about potential health-risks associated with the harsh chemicals used in synthetic dyes? Cosmetics Laboratory Tested 100% Herbal Hair Color instead? 

The natural hair dye products are Cosmetics Laboratory Tested 100% Herbal Hair Color products. One of the best things about Cosmetics Laboratory Tested 100% Herbal Hair Color is that it is very inexpensive compared to synthetic dyes. Single applications for medium-length hair run about $12.
 
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O.a 100% Herbal Hair color Under $20: 

100% Herbal Hair color powder in a wide variety of colors including: 
Herbal ORANGE, Herbal RED, Herbal ABURN B.O.R, Herbal Mahogany, Herbal BLACK Onyx, Herbal natural BROWN and Herbal Light brown. These colors are attained using high quality Lawsoni inermis leaves powder, Indigo powder, Bhringraj, Brahmi, Harad and Belliric Myrobalan. The product sells in 100 grams pack size. 

Method: Just Add Water. 


Color Your Hair Without Chemicals
Add Color to Your Hair Naturally 
Coloring your hair using commercial dyes can cause damage to your hair, scalp and even your body. If you really want to change the color of your hair try these natural methods. 

P-Phenylenediamine, PPD: the Chemical that causes Allergic Reactions  
P-phenylenediamine (PPD) is present in over 2/3 of chemical hair dyes, and is known to be toxic to the immune system, skin, nervous system, respiratory system, liver and kidneys.
 
It is the most toxic chemical in hair dyes. The European Union classifies it as a toxin and irritant that is dangerous in the environment. In Canada, its use in cosmetics is restricted and it was banned in France, Germany and Sweden. 

Allergic and Skin Reactions 
PPD is a skin sensitizer, meaning that it can stimulate the immune system to cause a variety of allergic reactions. The skin may become red, blister, itch and burn on exposure of PPD. Allergic reactions may also cause breathing difficulties and can even be fatal. 

Cancer 
Laboratory experiments have shown that PPD damages the DNA of human cells. Accumulated DNA damage leads to cancer. However, it is not conclusive whether the exposure to PPD from hair dyes is enough to cause cancer in women who dye their hair; although hair stylists who color hair at work do have higher cancer levels (see below). 

Asthma 
Breathing in PPD fumes can cause the airways to narrow, making breathing difficult. This can be a transient reaction, or can cause long-term asthma. 

Severe effects from drinking PPD 
Severe lung problems and deaths have been reported after accidental ingestion of PPD. Hair dyes should always be kept out children's reach to prevent accidents. 

The Other Chemicals in Hair Dyes and Associated Risks  

Resorcinol 
Resorcinol receives a rating of 8 (out of 10) for hazard at the Cosmetics Safety Database. It is classified by the European Union as harmful, irritant to eyes and skin and dangerous for the environment. 

It has been shown to disrupt hormonal function in rats, causing hypothyroidism (thyroid hormone deficiency), but the levels necessary were far higher than those in hair dyes (Welsch, 2008). However, autism may be caused by babies experiencing hypothyroidism while still in the womb (Roman, 2007), and there have been cases of pregnant women losing their babies after taking resorcinol by mouth (Duran et al, 2004). Resorcinol is also a skin sensitiser (Basketter et al, 2007), although it is much less potent than PPD. 

Ammonia 
Ammonia is irritant to the skin, eyes and respiratory system, and can cause asthma and breathing difficulties. However, it is much less toxic than PPD, and only receives a rating of 3 out of 10 for toxicity at the Cosmetics Safety Database. (Click Here) 

Persulfates 
Sodium, potassium and ammonium sulfates are present in hair dyes and bleaches, and are used in concentrations of up to 60%. However, concentrations of only 17.5% have been shown to irritate skin, and persulfates are also toxic when the fumes are inhaled, causing asthma and lung damage (Pang and Fiume, 2001). However, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel has concluded that they are safe for occasional use, provided that the skin is rinsed well after. 

Hydrogen Peroxide 
Hydrogen peroxide is used in hair bleaches. It is corrosive, and has been banned from cosmetic use in Japan and restricted in Canada. Animal studies have shown it has toxic effects on the nervous system, respiratory and digestive systems at low doses (1974). Other studies on animals have also shown that hydrogen peroxide can damage DNA, possibly leading to cancer. 

OUR Standard...............................When we say “all natural,” we mean “all natural.” 

(Only O.a 100% Herbal Hair color products do not contains any of the above chemicals, it is totally natural from botanicals.) 


What is “Fake” henna or “Poison” botanical Henna?
Hair Dyes Marketed as 'Natural'  
Boxed, chemical hair dyes marketed as 'natural' typically do not contain resorcinol, ammonia or peroxide. However, they still contain PPD using these dyes does not completely remove the risk of suffering an allergic reaction or other side effect. Always look at the ingredients of any 'natural' hair dye to check out just how 'natural' it is, and check for the presence of the chemicals listed above. If you are unsure how safe a dye is, try not to use it, it may harm you.
 
Popular brands of “natural” hair dye available in the market, but still chemical dyes. 
Almost all packaged herbal hair color products have some chemical ingredients or the other. They might be using one or more herbal extracts as their primary ingredient, but most use chemicals preservatives, emulsifiers, colorants, PPD (that which gives the bright and healthy color to the hair color product), perfumes and stabilizers. 

Choosing the right product requires knowledge of ingredients and chemicals. Knowledge of ingredients is important to: 
• Read and understand the label on the hair color brand correctly; 
• Understand the function of each ingredient and see if these functions are needed to meet your requirement. 
• Understand the impact of each ingredient on your hair quality, health and environment. 

BEWARE: Dark-colored hair dyes carry the highest risks 

Shop for Natural Alternatives to Chemical Hair Dye 

O.a 100% Herbal Hair color is an alternative that leaves your hair healthy, shiny, conditioned and beautifully colored. 


DIY Hair Color? Why Not?!
How to Dye Your Hair Healthy and Fun 
Dyeing Hair Auburn/Brunette with Henna 

To color hair auburn/brunette with henna you mix varying amounts of indigo, the same natural blue dye used to color blue jeans, with henna. 

1. Prepare henna per instructions provided. 
2. Mix indigo with water immediately afterwards. 
3. Let indigo sit for 10 minutes 
4. Add indigo to henna. Stir well to ensure that the two colors are totally combined. 
5. Apply to hair and let sit for 2 to 4 hours.
 
Depending on your hair color you will achieve the following shades by mixing; 
1. Henna alone 
2. 2/3 Henna and 1/3 Indigo 
3. ½ Henna and ½ Indigo 
4. 2/3 Indigo and 1/3 Henna 

Result on Gray Hair – 1. Red, 2. Light Brown, 3. Medium Brown, 4. Dark Brown 

Result on Blonde Hair – 1. Red, 2.Light Brown, 3. Medium brown, 4. Dark Brown. 

Result on Red Hair – 1. Red, 2. Auburn, 3. Medium Brown, 4. Dark Brown 

Result on Medium Brown Hair – 1. Auburn, 2. Medium Brown, 3. Medium Brown, 4. Dark Brown 

Result Black Hair – 1. Black with red highlights, 2. Black, 3. Black, 4. Black 

*Never dye with Indigo alone unless you want blue hair. 

According to the length of your hair use the same amount of henna and indigo combined as the instructions given for using henna alone. 

Henna can be kept sealed tight in your refrigerator for several months. Indigo has to be used immediately after mixing then thrown out. Henna/Indigo mixed together should be thrown out. 

Dyeing Hair Black with Henna 
To dye hair black with henna, the henna and indigo is not mixed 

First the hair is dyed with henna and then dyed with indigo. Prepare the henna and indigo separately per instructions given above. 
1. Dye hair with henna alone as per instructions 
2. Let sit for an hours or as long as you want. 
3. Wash and dry hair. 
4. Mix indigo with water and apply 
5. Let sit for another 1 hour. 
6. Wash and dry hair. 

Searching for ways to look good without exposing your scalp & skin to harmful chemicals? Natural Hair products may be the right solution for you. 

Suffering from Hair Coloring – A Chemical Overdose
Recently a young woman in the U.K. suffered a severe reaction to a hair dye with chemical burns to her skin around her face, neck and scalp and a rash over her body. This is in line with reports of an increase in hair dye allergies. A survey in London found that contact dermatitis due to a hair dye allergy rose by 7.1 percent over a six-year period after a patch test. 

According a story on a Current Affairs program, the number of reactions to hair dye is soaring. Hair dye, particularly permanent hair dye, contains harsher chemicals than other dye types. Permanent hair dye consists of colour and developer. Contained in the colour mixture is a range of synthetic dyes and intermediates such as ammonia, diamino-benzenes, phenylenediamines, resorcinol and phenols. The colour is mixed with a developer, such as hydrogen peroxide which then produces a colour. 

A team in the U.K. tested permanent hair dyes due to concerns that many products contain highly allergenic and potentially carcinogenic chemicals. They found 6 of the main sensitizers, each with different degrees of strength, in a number of the 15 products tested and without mention on product labels.
 
“Those ingredients included P-Phenylenediamine, an extreme sensitiser found in all but three of the products tested; Phenlymethylpyrazolene, a strong sensitizer found in three of the dyes; m-Aminophenol, found in six of the dyes; N’N-bis, a strong sensitizer found in four dyes; 4-Aimon-2-hydroxytoluene, a strong sensitizer found in six dyes and Toluene-2.5-diamine, a sensitizer of unclassifiable strength found in two dyes.” 

These chemicals cause sensitisation which means that after initial exposure to them, or other products containing them, a more severe reaction may occur. 

Reactions to the hair dye products include severe swelling and rashes. In addition, there are links to a range of cancers, including breast, bladder and leukemias which have as yet to be definitely proven. 

Note that p-phenylenediamine (PPD) is derived from coal-tar which is a potentially carcinogenic ingredient. Du Pont does not recommend prolonged skin contact with this chemical.