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Is your hair dye toxic?: Health 2000 Nelson

Say goodbye to toxic hair colour and go organic instead!

We’ve all come across an ingredient called paraphenylenediamine (PPD), most likely without realising it! This ingredient is usually found in hair dyes. PPD is a substance found virtually in every permanent hair dye, even ones that claim they are totally natural. It is usually hidden under different names. Increasingly there are many henna products, especially ‘black’ henna, containing PPD.

PPD is considered to be one of the most allergy-prone ingredients and was named world-wide allergen of the year in 2006! It can cause irritations such as contact dermatitis, swelling and itching of the face and scalp. Other irritations can include burning, tingling, sensitivity, redness and hives.

Sensitivity to PPD is increasing, with people sometimes requiring medical assistance. Although hard to believe, there have even been some deaths blamed on PPD reactions. Between seven and 10 percent of people colouring their home at home have a reaction to PPD. Any unpleasant reactions usually subside when the oxidisation process ends, but for the unlucky few, allergic reactions can result in a complete immune response, or possibly even anaphylaxis.

Good hair news
The good news is there is a substitute for PPD which is less likely to cause these reactions. According to the Australian hair colour brand, Aromaganic, a chemical known as TDS is a milder option for people who react badly to PPD. Aromaganic was created by hairdressers for professional use and has since become available in an easy, do-it-yourself home colouring kit.

Why choose Aromaganic?
Aromaganic is a professional, salon-quality hair colour you can use at home! It uses the cleanest ingredients possible. Australian, certified-organic ingredients make up the majority of the ingredient list in every colour. Best of all, the Aromaganic hair colour range is marketed as the world’s cleanest colour because it is free of PPD, ammonia, resorcinol, parabens, bleach, persulphates, PEGS, phthalates, DEA and gluten. It is 100 percent vegan, never tested on animals, and includes 16 popular shades in a DIY kit.


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