Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SPREAD THIS WARNING!! This Women Almost Died Because of Using Hair Dye

It estimated that more than one-third of women over age 18 and about 10 percent of men over age 40 all over the world use some type of hair dye. 

In fact, a case wherein a girl dyed her hair and almost died shortly after caused panic to consumers.

The girl's face and eyes started swelling. After this, she couldn’t breathe and speak. After some time, she was treated in a hospital, she recovered and was just an awful experience from the past.

She didn’t dye her hair for more than 3 years. However, after all these time she decided to give it a try. This proved to be a bad decision, since she couldn’t see at all and had to be taken to the hospital for treatment again.

The Doctors that treated her came to conclusion that the girl is allergic to Para Phenylene Diamine (PPD) which is a main ingredient of all the hair dye products.

Now, this girl opposes the sale of such dangerous products and gives effort to ban them out from the UK. She also recommends to all women who use, or plan to use these products, to stop using it and to stay natural as they are.

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How are people exposed to hair dyes?

The most common way to be exposed is to dye your hair or have it dyed. Some chemicals in hair dyes can be absorbed in small amounts through the skin or inhaled from fumes in the air.

People who work around hair dyes regularly as part of their jobs, such as hairdressers, stylists, and barbers, are likely to be exposed more than people who just dye their hair on occasion. Many of the concerns about hair dyes possibly causing cancer have focused on people who work with them.

Dyes and Cancer Link

Rumors had been circulating the web recently about a link between using hair dye and getting cancer. 

Because of these myth, scientists have tried to determine whether exposure to the chemicals in hair coloring products is associated with an increased risk of cancer in people.

We will discuss here what the research shows about this topic so that you can make choices that are comfortable for you.

Reportedly, over 5,000 different chemicals are used in hair dye products, some of which are reported to be carcinogenic in animals which only means that it can affect humans too. 

Manufacturers, however, had changed the components in dye products to eliminate some of these chemicals. It is not known whether some of the chemicals still used in hair dyes can cause cancer but given the widespread use of these products, even a small increase in risk may have a considerable public health impact.

Studies have focused on the following type of cancers, whether hair dye products increase the risk of getting one:

  • Bladder Cancer: Most studies of people exposed to hair dyes at work, such as hairdressers and barbers, have found a small but fairly consistent increased risk of bladder cancer. However, studies looking at people who have their hair dyed have not found a consistent increase in bladder cancer risks.
  • Leukemias and Lymphomas: One study examined hair dye use among 769 patients with adult acute leukemia and 623 people without leukemia. It found that the risks of acute leukemia were higher among users both permanent and non permanent dyes than among those who had not used dyes, although the increases were not statistically significant. 
  • Breast Cancers: Most studies looking at hair dye use and breast cancer have not found an increased risk. For other types of cancer, too few studies have been done to be able to draw any firm conclusions.

It’s not clear how much personal hair dye use might raise cancer risk, if at all. Most studies done so far have not found a strong link, but more studies are needed to help clarify this issue.

Though, researchers doesn't have strong evidences yet about the link between hair dyes and cancer, it is still best to avoid these products. Besides, being natural is still the best way possible to live a healthy life or use natural ways to dye your hair.

Below are some of the suggested ways to dye your hair at home without using harsh chemicals:

  • For Brunette shades, rinse hair with one of these suggestions:
* The cooled water left after boiling unpeeled potatoes
* Teas made from rosemary, sage, raspberry leaves, parsley, or catnip
* Black coffee or black tea
* An infusion of tea, walnuts and coffee
* An infusion of apple cider vinegar, rosemary and coffee

  • For Blonde shades, rinse hair with:
* Infusions or teas made from Saffron, Turmeric, Calendula (marigold), Mullein
* An infusion of Avena Sativa (oat straw), Licorice Root and Saffron
* Chamomile tea
* Water from boiling chopped rhubarb in water, cooling, and straining

  • For Red shades, rinse hair with:
* Cool, strong black coffee
* Teas made from rosehips, red hibiscus, calendula or saffron