Many people believe that dyeing their hair becomes more natural as they get older, but regardless of how long you've been using the same product or trying different hair care techniques, it might cause an allergic reaction. Several ingredients in hair coloring products can cause skin irritation and trigger allergic reactions. The most common cause of allergic contact dermatitis from hair dye exposure is a chemical called paraphenylenediamine (PPD).
PPD is commonly sold in its own bottle, along with an oxidizer, in packaged hair dye. PPD is slightly oxidized when the two are combined. At this point, it's most likely to cause allergic reactions in those who are allergic to it.
At any time, even after a prudent hair care routine, you can become allergic to a product. Furthermore, the symptoms of hair dye allergy aren't often obvious. They can happen two, three, or even seven days after you've been exposed to the product.
Symptoms of a Hair Dye Allergy
A sensitivity to PPD or other hair dye chemicals is not the same as an allergy. Contact dermatitis symptoms such as burning, stinging, and red and dry skin might be caused by sensitivity.
The symptoms of a hair coloring allergy include:
- Itching or swelling of the scalp and face
- Swollen eyelids, lips, hands, or feet
- Red rashes anywhere on the body
- Stinging or burning sensation on the scalp, face, or neck
- Blisters or welts.
Anaphylaxis can arise as a result of a hair coloring allergy on rare occasions. This uncommon occurrence is a medical emergency that can be lethal.
Treating the Hair Dye Allergic Reaction
You can treat your allergy using a variety of approaches. Consider the following options: Check the List of Ingredients
Rather than looking for "ammonia-free" or "natural" products, check to determine if the dye contains PPDA, which is normally located in the middle of the ingredient list. It may begin as a moderate reaction, but it can progress and spread to other areas of the body over time.
Dermatologists recommend applying over-the-counter hydrocortisone lotion to the affected regions for a mild reaction. Consult a dermatologist if the hydrocortisone isn't working after one week.
Try Different Options for Hair Colouring
Dermatologists recommend avoiding any product that contains PPDA if you develop an allergy to it. There are a few hair colors that don't include PPDA, but they're hard to find. They suggest the following hair-dyeing alternatives:
- Henna: It is a natural product that has been used in India for centuries to give hair a reddish tint. Make sure you're getting pure henna, such as Organic Herbal Henna byPureNaturals, and stay away from newer products like black henna, which may include PPDA.
- Aqua-Safe Hair Colour Powder: For allergy-free hair coloring, use byPureNaturals Aqua Safe Powder Hair Colour v- the unique Quick Henna TM oxidizer recipe with 100% Sojat mehndi. It is manufactured specifically for those with severely allergic and sensitive skin and those with irritated and sensitive scalps.
- Gel Colour: byPureNaturals Organic Gel Colour is inspired by the Indian heritage of natural hair coloring and is enriched with the benefits of herbal components. This is exactly what you need for hair that is healthy and strong from the inside out. It's a safe and hypoallergenic hair color made with Rajasthani Henna and Organic Aloe Vera Gel.
There are other chemicals linked to PPDA that might produce a similar response, so we recommend being checked by a dermatologist if you're sensitive to it. Moreover, ask them for the best hair care methods. But remember, at byPureNaturals, we sell only 100% pure and natural hair colors that have no side effects to date!