Why Treat Parabens with Caution? THE BIG FOUR : methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben,
These are all parabens commonly used as preservatives in cosmetic and hair products, but there are also less commonparabens which include isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben, benzylparaben and their sodium salts. Our advice is to try hard to avoid products containing any of the big four and to only dye your hair with paraben free hair dye, and if that’s simply not possible then go for products with the least number of parabens listed and check that they are right at the bottom of the list of ingredients.
Studies are being conducted into whether there is a link between parabens and cancer -see https://www.reading.ac.uk/15/research/Impact/res-impactcancer.aspx . They are not proven to be carcinogenic at this time, but clearly it is significant that they have been found to be present in so many samples of breast tissue and clearly studies still need to be conducted which either officially condemn them or exculpate them altogether. In the meantime, treat them with caution.
Parabens are skin irritants and bad news for anyone with sensitive skin – see http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/parabens-allergy.html.
Many companies still promote themselves as caring for the environment and promote haircare and skincare products which they say are plant derived and good for skin and hair, but they fail to mention in their list of main ingredients that their products also contain parabens and other synthetic chemicals. When you get the product you automatically discard the outer packaging in order to unwrap the special tube, bottle, or tub of wonder cream; but the outer packaging which you’ve just discarded, with the tiny print on it which you couldn’t read, contains all the references to the hidden nasties in the natural product that you’ve just bought. That’s clever marketing !
It’s a matter of personal choice, skin sensitivity, and possibly risk, whether you use products containing parabens. There’s no harm in being safe – the fact is that further studies need to be done.
Plant hair colour is chemical free
Pure henna and indigo are naturally paraben free hair dye.Our pure henna is always 100% lawsonia inermis and has no chemicals added to it ,and our pure indigo is always 100% indigofera tinctoria and has no chemicals added to it.Both are PPD free, chemical free, plant hair dyes.