As dying hair sometimes becomes a necessity, it also calls for some safety measures when applying it to your hair. Here are some of the important measures to consider if you’re frequent with hair dye.
Doing a patch test or skin allergy test 48 hours before applying dye can prevent possible allergic reactions.
Skip the scalp:
Protect the entire scalp with a petroleum base before applying hair dye. This reduces the risk of chemicals absorbing into the scalp.
Protect your eyes:
The Food and Drug Administration advises keeping dyes away from your eyes and avoiding coloring your lashes and brow. This could damage your vision, resulting in potential blindness. Rinse your eyes immediately if the product comes into contact with them.
You must wear gloves on both hands before applying hair dye.
Keep hair dye away from children:
Your hair dye products should be kept out of reach by the children. They might inhale or ingest which can cause unsafe incidents.
Do not overdo:
Do not use hair dye if your hair has been colored with henna or with a progressive hair colorant. Also do not use hair dye frequently as it might increase your cancer risk. Most importantly, never mix different hair dye products.
Avoid during pregnancy:
Research shows that permanent hair dyes are associated with the risk of causing cancer. Therefore, pregnant women should consult doctors before thinking of dying hair.
Do not wait too long:
Do not leave the dye on your head any longer than needed. This will make your hair more dry and frizzy.
Besides the above-mentioned measures, make sure you carefully read and follow the instructions written in the hair dye package.
Look for natural hair dyes that are non-toxic such as organic henna which is made with gentler, plant-based formulas to keep your hair and skin protected from chemical reactions.