Be careful of hair dyes!
Posted November 23, 2011on:
Long time no post. I’m 23 weeks pregnant and tired as all get out! At least I’m not throwing up any more. I’m praising God for that ;) 17 weeks to go!
Today, I saw an article at the Toronto Star’s website and thought it was important to share with you. It’s pretty timely because I was just thinking of dyeing my hair because my last attempt at henna didn’t do much in terms of colour. I still have a head full of greys that I’m looking to be rid of.
That being said, I was considering dropping by my favourite spot, Shoppers’ Drug Mart, to pick up a semi-permanent hair dye for the holidays. You can’t be decking the halls with streaks of grey, you know?
I happened upon this article that will definitely make me think twice. Check it out here.
Eyes swollen shut. Faces puffed to twice their normal size. A sudden collapse followed by a coma. Even a death.
Startling cases of suspected allergic reactions to hair dye springing up in the U.K. have raised serious concerns about the safety of the product, particularly the use of a known allergen used in hair dye sold in Canada.
What’s the allergen, you ask? PPD or paraphenylenediamine. It’s a well-known allergen that’s an irritant — but it’s more than an irritant if it can cause swollen eyes and faces and, more scary than that, a sudden collapse followed by a coma or death.
Colouring my greys is not that important.
As I always say and a word to the wise: read ingredients and do your research before you put any chemical or new product on your hair or skin.
Beauty is not worth your health.