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Is hair dye bad for us?

Postby Berri » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:02 pm

I'm 84 and finally thinking I should let my hair go gray. Both of my children have it, for heaven's sake. But it is actually bad for me? I usually have touch-ups once a month. I searched for this topic through the forums and the Wiki but found little except for some about getting gray early.

Thanks for your thoughts.

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Re: Is hair dye bad for us?

Postby slacker » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:31 pm

Berri wrote:I'm 84 and finally thinking I should let my hair go gray. Both of my children have it, for heaven's sake. But it is actually bad for me? I usually have touch-ups once a month. I searched for this topic through the forums and the Wiki but found little except for some about getting gray early.


It depends on what product you use. Here is an overview of potential toxic ingredients in hair dye. Environmental Working Group reviews individual products for safety; even though there are over 50 pages of products, you may not find the one you use.

I personally stopped coloring my hair at age 50 after 10 years of use for multiple reasons, among which was reduction of toxic exposure.
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Re: Is hair dye bad for us?

Postby floramaria » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:10 pm

Berri wrote:I'm 84 and finally thinking I should let my hair go gray. Both of my children have it, for heaven's sake. But it is actually bad for me? I usually have touch-ups once a month. I searched for this topic through the forums and the Wiki but found little except for some about getting gray early.
Thanks for your thoughts. Berri 2/4


Hi Berri,

I just searched through a lot of saved articles and could not come up with the one i was looking for. I thought it was from Rhonda Patrick, but could be wrong about her as the source. It was a well-respected doctor, at any rate, who sent something out about hair color. she named two companies. One of them does some sort of (alchemical?) change that only works on grey hair that has never been colored and restores natural color. Can’t recall the name. The other is from a company called Radico. 100% Organic Hair Colour. Claims to be herbal.
If I come across the article I will post it in this thread.
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Re: Is hair dye bad for us?

Postby Berri » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:59 pm

Thanks to both Slacker and Floramaria. I love this website!!!

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Re: Is hair dye bad for us?

Postby betsylawrence » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:24 am

Hi there, I have been recommended hair print as a good alternative to hair dye. I think it could be the one FloraMaria mentioned in her post above...

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Postby CarrieS » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:31 pm

betsylawrence wrote:Hi there, I have been recommended hair print as a good alternative to hair dye. I think it could be the one FloraMaria mentioned in her post above...

I have never heard of Hair Print but it sounds promising (at least for people with dark hair for the time being). Have you tried it yet?

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Re: Is hair dye bad for us?

Postby LA18 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:17 pm

I’ve used Hairprint twice. It worked well on my very gray hair (which used to be brown) in terms of coverage, but it made it incredibly dry and almost sticky. Also, the application has multiple steps and I was at the salon for hours. I think it would have been difficult to do at home.

I’m back to regular dye, but I’m having my stylist use foil so that it doesn’t touch my scalp. I’m hoping that reduces the toxicity level some.

The Hairprint color was great, but I decided not to continue using it because it made my hair difficult to manage. I don’t believe this is a common complaint, so it’s probably a good option for most people.

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Re: Is hair dye bad for us?

Postby DebS » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:28 pm

betsylawrence wrote:Hi there, I have been recommended hair print as a good alternative to hair dye. I think it could be the one FloraMaria mentioned in her post above...


Hi and welcome betsylawrence! I enjoyed reading this thread as I do highlight my hair to disguise the greys even though I am concerned about the risks. I wonder too if some of the bright colors used today will end up causing heavy metal toxicity or other problems. Please do let us know about your results if you try hair print!

Carrie S gave some great tips to navigating the site above. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions. I look forward to your future posts.
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Re: Is hair dye bad for us?

Postby CarrieS » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:49 pm

LA18 wrote:I’ve used Hairprint twice. It worked well on my very gray hair (which used to be brown) in terms of coverage, but it made it incredibly dry and almost sticky. Also, the application has multiple steps and I was at the salon for hours. I think it would have been difficult to do at home.

I’m back to regular dye, but I’m having my stylist use foil so that it doesn’t touch my scalp. I’m hoping that reduces the toxicity level some.

The Hairprint color was great, but I decided not to continue using it because it made my hair difficult to manage. I don’t believe this is a common complaint, so it’s probably a good option for most people.

Thank you for sharing your experience LA18!
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Re: Is hair dye bad for us?

Postby betsylawrence » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:07 pm

Thanks for the welcome everyone! I haven't used hairprint yet - i have it sitting at home but with two young children running around the time never seems right to do it. I'm in NZ and was recommended it by make-up artist here who uses it. She did a write up on the ins and outs of it (she has no financial connection to the company but loves sharing good natural products) for one of our online stores. I'll post it below. It sounds like it's a trickier process than the normal stuff but worth it to not get all the toxins. When I get around to giving it a go, I'll let you know how I get on :)

https://ohnatural.co.nz/all-you-need-to ... hairprint/


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