Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hair Colorant and Risk of Cancer

Hair coloring was identical with white hair problem solving. But nowadays, it’s closer to mode and fashion trend. Is it safe if we color our hair frequently? As we know, there is such a long chemical ingredients appear on the label. But, you don’t have to worry, because researches about this had been conducted since many years ago (70’s) to assure and avoid risk of breast cancer, brain tumor, and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. So, risk from hair color for cancer is a tiny thing.

However, we must aware of allergenic effects to sensitive skin. Method of hair coloring is varied. The most common method is bleaching prior to coloring. In bleaching, hair is made to be thin and scratched in order to facilitate coloring agent to be absorbed by hair easily. Bleaching agent contains ammonia which may cause hair fall and baldness. Other chemical agents that we must be aware of them are p-phenylenediamine (PPDA), rhodamin B, and hydroquinon.

S.O.S Your Colored Hair!
By doing these, the risk of allergic effect can be avoided…

  1. Recognize your skin type whether it’s sensitive or normal. Sensitive skin has risk of dandruff, itches and skin inflamation.
  2. If you are not sure to what type hair colorant you use, ask for protection of your hair such as serum to skin and hair before coloring.
  3. Highly recommended to do skin allergic test before using hair colorant.
  4. For hair fall defense, treat your hair by creambath or hair spa which give nutrition and stimulate hair growth.
  5. Do hair coloring min. once in three months. Do not too often.
  6. Read the label to know the ingredients.


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