Permanent Hair Dye Risks

Permanent Hair Dye Risks – Chemical Based Hair Dye is a health hazard.

Permanent hair dye risks are posed by some of the most common ingredients used in permanent hair dyes which are :
  • ammonia
  • peroxide
  • p-phenylenediamine (PPD)
  • diaminobenzene
  • toluene-2,5-diamine
  • resorcinol

Between them they create risks which  must be carefully evaluated, and patch tested, before every hair dye application.

Here’s a list of the seven most toxic common chemicals found in hair dye :

Sadly, due to hair dye deaths  and hair dye reactions all these ingredients are all potentially harmful and ought to be regularly highlighted as a health hazard. 

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Without patch testing, you use chemical hair dye at your own risk




The Dangers of Paraphenylene Diamene / PPD Hair Dyes

The truth is that there is no such thing as “black henna” or “colour henna”. There is only one henna plant and its scientific or botanical name is lawsonia inermis. It produces an orange red colour and nothing else, unless it’s mixed with something else – the crucial question is whether that “something else” is natural or a synthetic chemical. “Chemical” spells danger and even death. PPD is chemical.

PPD  Danger:


Look for Pure Hair Dye, not Chemical Hair Dye 

Once you understand what PPD is and learn to recognise the common chemicals in hair dye, you’re armed with information to help you make an informed choice. Watch out because even some packets of “henna” have “paraphenylene diamene” listed as an ingredient in tiny print on the leaflet inside the box. Research also reveals that many brands sold as “natural henna” which don’t contain paraphenylene diamene DO contain green dyes which are not listed as additives and which made the powder look artificially fresh lime green in colour, making the henna impure. Real henna is not bright green or any shade of lime green. It’s more a dull khaki, kind of “mud”green.

Chemicals in hair dye mean you MUST patch test before every hair dye application to stay safe.