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Hair dyes linked to chemicals that can cause cancer
02-21-2013, 03:00 AM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Hair dyes used by millions of women contain chemicals linked to cancer, British scientists have warned.

They say that both home hair colouring kits and the dyes used at expensive salons pose a potential risk to health.

Writing in a respected scientific journal, they say chemicals in permanent hair dyes can react with tobacco smoke and other pollutants in the air to form one of the most powerful cancer-causing compounds known to man.


I have suspected this for a while, why I never dyed my hair, also didn't want to. I used henna once and it turned bright orange lmao.gif but that shït is bad!!
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02-21-2013, 04:26 AM #2
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You can tell pretty much right away when you open the containers. The chemical stink almost knocks you out.
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02-21-2013, 04:28 AM #3
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
What about Greician Hair Formula For Men?

Not that I use it....

02-21-2013, 03:18 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,698 Threads:1,499 Joined:Feb 2011
I dyed my hair maybe twice in my life. I tried henna once, but that didn't work on me at all. I'm not surprised at these findings at all, I kinda assumed they were bad news.

I'm glad they looked into this nasty business though. coffeetime.gif
02-21-2013, 04:04 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I can't use any of the hair dyes as I have a bad skin reaction.

In the Summertime, I use to make a strong chamomile infusion and rinse my hair with it and lay under the sun for hours. It actually lightened my blond hair naturally.

I also read where herbs, specifically sage, can dye the hair naturally:

Quote:To make a herbal hair dye:

Simmer 60g of selected herb(s) in 1 litre of water for 20 minutes with the lid on the pan. Cool, strain, and pour the liquid through the hair, catching the rinse in a bowl. Repeat as many times as possible, using the same liquid over and over. Pat hair dry, using an old towel as some of the dye will come off as you dry. The more often you use these dyes, the stronger the colour will be. Commercial herbal teabags can be used, infused in 4 cups of water.

For more intense colour, make a paste by using 1 cup water, 30g selected herb(s) and kaolin powder. Wearing plastic gloves, rub well into the hair and scalp, cover the head with a hot towel and a plastic bag to retain heat, and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse clear.

Use sage, or sage and rosemary leaves, or sage and dried raspberry leaves, or ivy berries.

You can also use ordinary black tea as a hair dye, using it in the same way as described above.

Walnut hulls with herbs are an extremely effective way to darken hair (and everything else). Always wear gloves when working with walnut hulls. Crush walnut hulls, cover with boiling water, and let them soak for 3-5 days.

Add 3 more cups of fresh water to the walnut water and simmer for 4 hours. If the water steams off add some more. Strain the liquid to get the hulls out. Reduce the volume of liquid to about a quarter of what you started with by boiling. Add one teaspoon cloves and one teaspoon cinnamon. Mix well. Now let it sit for a week or two in the fridge, It will get darker the longer it sits. Apply 15-20 times as a rinse to newly washed hair. Dont wash your hair right way after applying the rinse.


I don't visit this forum, but it confirms what I read in my herbal studies previously and has the recipe conveniently spelled out.



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