Most Helpful Guy
People who live in America are really getting the shaft from the FDA when it comes to potentially harmful substances in circulation.
Better read the label to make sure there aren't any Phenylenediamine then.
I've googled a bit of the alternatives to ugh... Benzene-1,4-diamine , let's just call it that. I can't remember long names with no structure. Here's what I've found
Alternative dye substances:
1: 2,5-Diaminotoluene - not carcinogenic
2: 2,4,5,6-Tetraaminopyrimidine - TD50 , 600mg/kg through intraperitoneal injections. Assuming you aren't stabbing yourself with a syringe full of hairdye. No worries.
3: Indophenols. Don't eat it , don't let it get in your eye , don't inhale it , but even then it'll be a mild irritant.
I don't have access to the MSDS datasheets but if you're interested you can look em up. I'm sure you'll find a way.
Most Helpful Girl
It depends entirely on what you're using on your hair. Some hairdyes use amonia for example, which naturally isn't good, but there's ways to protect your hair if you are considering colouring it.
First and foremost:
- Trim it regularly
- Don't overwash it (it's a thing, stripping your hair of natural oils on too consistent of a basis is a no-no)
- Use treatments at least semi regularly.
- And a neat trick for people who want to drastically change their hair colour, and subsequently need to bleach it, putting raw coconut oil on your hair before applying bleach can help protect it from damage. And no, it doesn't effect the processing of the bleach either.
As for hair dye killing you? Well, I've dyed my hair plenty, and I've yet to get cancer from it, nor have I ever heard of anyone getting cancer from it, but then again just about anything can apparently give you cancer these days. It's just up to you on how much it freaks you out vs. how much you want awesome hair.
Dye safely my friend.