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  • neendy
    neendy
    Posted on:
    2nd Mar 2012 01:42pm

    Last Post 11th Jun 2014
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    Hair colour

    Are hair colour products safe?

  • nusanan
    nusanan
    Posted on:
    13th Mar 2012 06:21am

    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

  • anie
    anie
    Posted on:
    16th Mar 2012 08:42pm

    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

  • T.J
    T.J
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    1st Sep 2013 07:53am

    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.

  • Tash
    Tash
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    3rd Aug 2012 11:37pm

    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 :)

  • Tash
    Tash
    Posted on:
    3rd Aug 2012 11:38pm

    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 :)

  • ami
    ami
    Posted on:
    22nd Aug 2012 09:02pm

    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

  • Claire
    Claire
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    11th Aug 2012 01:52am

    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.

  • Candy
    Candy
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    14th Aug 2012 10:27pm

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

  • ami
    ami
    Posted on:
    22nd Aug 2012 09:02pm

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

  • Babs
    Babs
    Posted on:
    27th Aug 2012 12:29pm

    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 :-)

  • stephano
    stephano
    Posted on:
    28th Aug 2012 10:39am

    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,,

  • saggi80
    saggi80
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    30th Aug 2012 03:48pm

    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.

  • renu
    renu
    Posted on:
    4th Sep 2012 10:20pm

    renu says: yes as per me hair colors are safe

  • harty888
    harty888
    Posted on:
    9th Sep 2012 05:56pm

    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.

  • Jill
    Jill
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    13th Jan 2013 01:13pm

    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.

  • Tez
    Tez
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    30th Aug 2013 08:45am

    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.

  • jordymcmahon
    jordymcmahon
    Posted on:
    3rd May 2013 07:52am

    jordymcmahon says: If your not allergi then yes

  • KiraMcdonald
    KiraMcdonald
    Posted on:
    9th May 2013 08:43pm

    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)

  • RINA2
    RINA2
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    26th May 2013 02:19pm

    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.

  • curlytop
    curlytop
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    3rd Jun 2013 10:58am

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

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