I've been reading a lot of mixed reviews on the safety of hair dyes. Some say they're carcinogenic, others say they're fine. I was thinking of ombre-ing my hair... I think it would look pretty cool, but I'm not really interested in increasing my risk of cancer.
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
PPD us fine I think, you just need to patch test. Or just watch for symptoms. You can get it from henna too, like when people get henna tattoos.
Cancer risk? Meh... what isn't a cancer risk these days? I think used in moderation, it's fine. Like baby powder has got chemicals in that can cause cancer too, but it's the way it's used, so it's fine. Even for babies.