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.