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Are hair colour products safe? Reply

Last reply: 3rd Apr 2016 / 40 replies / Post by neendy

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nusanan

Posted by: nusanan
Posted: 13th Mar 2012

nusanan says: Like most things there are people who have allergic reactions to some things but all in all hair colouring is safe I am 71 and have been colouring my hair from the age of 14 if you are sensitive to some things do a skin test if at home and if getting it done at the hairdresser go in 24 hours before and ask them to do a skin test,if you are worried about long term effects dont be,hope this helps Jan Reply

anie

Posted by: anie
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

nusanan says: Like most things there are people who have allergic reactions to some things but all in all hair colouring is safe I am 71 and have been colouring my hair from the age of 14 if you are sensitive to...

anie says: After many years of using red dyes in my hair, even ntural colourants from the health food stores, I put up with itchy scalp to no end, Now with 70 % grey hair, I use blonding dyes and have found I now longer have the itchy scalp Reply

T.J

Posted by: T.J
Posted: 1st Sep 2013

nusanan says: Like most things there are people who have allergic reactions to some things but all in all hair colouring is safe I am 71 and have been colouring my hair from the age of 14 if you are sensitive to...

T.J says: hair colour products such ad bleach is ok only if you apply a little bit if you apply to much your hair may start to fall out or you with kill your hair. and products that they sell in the supermarkets aren't very healthy for your hair they are ok just for a one off such as a formal or something like that but if you continuously do that your hair will die. Reply

Tash

Posted by: Tash
Posted: 3rd Aug 2012

Tash says: My hair is naturally light brown, but about once every month I dye my hair natural/dark natural brown. I have never had any problems with my scalp or dry hair. My older sister however uses anti dandruff and/or sensitive skin shampoo and that seems to help :) Reply

Tash

Posted by: Tash
Posted: 3rd Aug 2012

Tash says: My hair is naturally light brown, but about once every month I dye my hair natural/dark natural brown. I have never had any problems with my scalp or dry hair. My older sister however uses anti dandruff and/or sensitive skin shampoo and that seems to help :) Reply

ami

Posted by: ami
Posted: 22nd Aug 2012

Tash says: My hair is naturally light brown, but about once every month I dye my hair natural/dark natural brown. I have never had any problems with my scalp or dry hair. My older sister however uses anti...

ami says: i to use head and shoulders and yes i find my scalp a lot les itchy Reply

Claire

Posted by: Claire
Posted: 11th Aug 2012

Claire says: For me, it's depends on the brands name and quality of the hair colour products. my hair was not easily to dye so i'm so cautious in choosing the hair colour products because i might be used to dye several times in half a year. Reply

Candy

Posted by: Candy
Posted: 14th Aug 2012

Candy says: Yes they are, but honnestly can do alot of damage to your hair if you do it on a regular basis Reply

ami

Posted by: ami
Posted: 22nd Aug 2012

ami says: if use right and by testing small area first i think they are safe Reply

Babs

Posted by: Babs
Posted: 27th Aug 2012

Babs says: I believe most hair products are safe. I've been colouring my own hair for roughly 13 years now and never had a problem. I do get an itchy scalp when using bleach but I guess that's expected when using such a harsh chemical on your skin. Everyones skin sensitivity differs. My advice would be to test the colour on a small patch of skin before applying a full head. If you know you have very sensitive skin then avoid colouring your hair at the roots and maybe highlights only :-) Reply

stephano

Posted by: stephano
Posted: 28th Aug 2012

Babs says: I believe most hair products are safe. I've been colouring my own hair for roughly 13 years now and never had a problem. I do get an itchy scalp when using bleach but I guess that's expected when...

stephano says: Babs you are correct most colours are very safe there were a few in the professional line of hair care where there were rumours of carcinogens... Loreal for one. However that was mainly for hairdressers as they had there hands in the product all day. Not so for the client usually only every 6 months.. If you do have a reaction take and antihistamine immedietley and you should get a result straight away if not take two.. If allergy persists go to doctor.. I buy the way am a professoinal hairdresser. Good Luck,, Reply

saggi80

Posted by: saggi80
Posted: 30th Aug 2012

saggi80 says: I am using hair colour from last 4-5 years and i don't have any problem in my scalp or hairs due to hair colour,even we don't have any problems still we can't say that all hair colours are safe to use after all they are chemicals so they may damage our hair or scalp to some extent whether that damage is noticeable or not. Reply

renu

Posted by: renu
Posted: 4th Sep 2012

renu says: yes as per me hair colors are safe Reply

harty888

Posted by: harty888
Posted: 9th Sep 2012

harty888 says: Safe in what way? Safe for your hair? If you are colouring your hair darker it's generally less likley to cause breakage. trying to lighten your hair is when it becomes damaging. Reply

Jill

Posted by: Jill
Posted: 13th Jan 2013

Jill says: Hair colors are not safe or healthy.....having said that I use them......it's silly because I know the chemicals in them cause cancer.........but still I don't like to be grey........I know there are natural ones but they don't work the same. Vainness and common sense don't go together at all. Reply

Tez

Posted by: Tez
Posted: 30th Aug 2013

Jill says: Hair colors are not safe or healthy.....having said that I use them......it's silly because I know the chemicals in them cause cancer.........but still I don't like to be grey........I know there...

Tez says: I'm with you Jill, I think that hair dye is bad for us all chemicals are. But in saying that I due my hair too but always wonder what it might be doing to my brain. Reply

jordymcmahon

Posted by: jordymcmahon
Posted: 3rd May 2013

jordymcmahon says: If your not allergi then yes Reply

KiraMcdonald

Posted by: KiraMcdonald
Posted: 9th May 2013

KiraMcdonald says: depending on what you are allergic to. there is a test you can do to see if you are allergic to anything. just rub some behind your ear and leave it for about 30 minutes. if nothing happens it should be fine, you only leave the hair dye in your hair for about 15 - 20 minutes anyway. most hair colour products these days don't react to many because they have taken the ammonia out of them. but if you are unsure do the test to find out.

Source: me (in the middle of doing my certificate V in hairdressing) Reply

RINA2

Posted by: RINA2
Posted: 26th May 2013

RINA2 says: Hello , I believe when needing your hair colour done always go to a hairdresser they are professionals, also they use good products that wont damage your hair.Trying to attempt to do it yourself at home you are putting yourself at risk . you can cause problems to yous scalp . A hairdresser does this everyday and knows what to do , just always advice them if you have an allergic reaction. leave the rest up to the experts. Reply

curlytop

Posted by: curlytop
Posted: 3rd Jun 2013

curlytop says: yes i think they are well i hope they are coz i get hair colour approx every 2 months Reply

Minaki

Posted by: Minaki
Posted: 4th Jul 2013

Minaki says: I think they are safer than they used to be.... Reply

lozminka

Posted by: lozminka
Posted: 8th Jul 2013

lozminka says: yes they are fine to use, although the more you layer on colours on top of already dyed hair I find that hair tends to shed a lot more and feels rough
(I am basing this on pre purchased hair dye packets from supermarkets) Reply

zee2308

Posted by: zee2308
Posted: 10th Jul 2013

zee2308 says: I only prefer to go to hairdressing salons and get my hair coloured there. Reply

suzienewbury7

Posted by: suzienewbury7
Posted: 10th Jul 2013

suzienewbury7 says: They're fine, unless you're pregnant, or against chemical use in your hair....there are always natural alternatives, such as Henna..... Reply

Blossom

Posted by: Blossom
Posted: 29th Aug 2013

Blossom says: I have only had my hair coloured once - for a special occasion to cover the white hair amongst the auburn (the hairdresser said it is white not grey) My hairdresser asked the day I made the booking if I had ever had it done before. When I said no she suggested that she put a little on my arm to see if I had any reaction at all. Fortunately I didn't but I wouldn't have it done again as the fumes from it were so strong I nearly vomitted and felt nauseus for a few hours afterwards. It was too cold and windy to go outside while waiting for it take affect. Reply

tota

Posted by: tota
Posted: 30th Aug 2013

tota says: yes some of them are ours are not Reply

stephboubs

Posted by: stephboubs
Posted: 1st Sep 2013

stephboubs says: Of course hair colours are full of chemicals but when they are used appropriately and professionally and then the after care is made, can be completely safe and even beneficial to some hair. Reply

greeenrose

Posted by: greeenrose
Posted: 6th Sep 2013

greeenrose says: I always use natural hair dyes from some plants. Consequently, I do not worry about hair colour prooducts safe. Reply

JaneM

Posted by: JaneM
Posted: 30th Sep 2013

JaneM says: I think that they're safe provided that you follow the directions exactly and do a skin test first. It also is essential that you choose the right colour too though - a black haired individual will have terrible results if they purchase blonde hair dye! It's important to read all the information thoroughly. That said, they're an excellent way to colour your hair for those who cannot afford going to the salon. Reply

Fifi10

Posted by: Fifi10
Posted: 31st Jan 2014

Fifi10 says: No! Too many chemicals Reply

Lilla

Posted by: Lilla
Posted: 6th Feb 2014

Lilla says: i am a hair dresser, like every other woman in my family, i think that you need to find a really good salon, with amazing credentials, and book yourself right in. there is nothing scary in the dyes, you are not going to wake the next morning with a bald head, or looking like an alien, i promise.

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spang

Posted by: spang
Posted: 9th Feb 2014

spang says: Hair products are only safe if not used too often. I used them quite often at one point and i regret it as it damaged my hair very badly, making it very dry. It was difficult to redye my hair and its just been harder keeping my hair healthy Reply

Nunce

Posted by: Nunce
Posted: 12th Feb 2014

Nunce says: i would say not all hair products are safe, i can say that coz i have been dying my hair for 8 years having to bleach my hair blonde and always do my regrowths i tell you my hair use to be healthy and long now its dead and had to cut it short so i can grow again its been 3 months and my hairs is still not growing how i want it. Using so many products didnt help my hair at all as i have been to so many hairdressers they advise not to use too many products to allow my hair to breathe therefore i am starting to use 1 product only till my hair grows. Reply

Samara

Posted by: Samara
Posted: 25th Mar 2014

Samara says: It depends, honestly every type is different. however whether the products are safe for you in general is a different question. Personally, I used to ignore the try it briefly tip because I assumed all colorants were the same, blah bah blah. So I'd suggest to try it on a small bit, generally at the underneath back layer of hair, this way you can find out how your hair and skin will react. I'd also recommend sticking to the brands that you see or hear a lot about, not the random ones that just show up.
You'll also often hear that if you are continuously dying you hair it will kill it, this is somewhat true but I'd argue the differ as I am constantly changing my hair, and dramatically like from blonde to vibrant red to black and back to blonde then brown ect. My hair has coped really well, I just use Pantene shampoo and conditioner and apply a night treatment before bed when my hair seems to be looking dull. Reply

Daisykaywel

Posted by: Daisykaywel
Posted: 26th Mar 2014

Daisykaywel says: Yes they are safe but if you want to get the best out of your products while your at the hairdressers ask them which is best and which will be best for your hair type Reply

shelza

Posted by: shelza
Posted: 26th Mar 2014

shelza says: yes if used correctly Reply

G

Posted by: G
Posted: 29th Mar 2014

G says: Yes, when used in the right condition and type of hair by a proffesional Reply

Ol

Posted by: Ol
Posted: 11th Jun 2014

Ol says: Go for the products with no ammonia! They may not last as long and not give as strong a colour, but they are less damaging to he hair folicles Reply

elljay

Posted by: elljay
Posted: 24th Mar 2016

elljay says: Nah. They make you prematurely grey. Reply

Jill

Posted by: Jill
Posted: 3rd Apr 2016

Jill says: No Reply

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