It is estimated that between one in 50 and one in 100 people who use chemical hair dyes will suffer an allergic reaction at some point. Synthetic dyes open up the hair’s cuticle to get inside the hair and change the colour. This same colour also penetrates your skin, goes into your bloodstream and enters your system. Permanent hair dyes carry the warning, ‘May cause an allergic reaction. This can be severe.’
According to the National Cancer Institute over 5,000 different chemicals are used in hair dye products, some of which are reported to be carcinogenic (cancer-causing) in animals – yet people still use them!
Henna, on the other hand, simply stains the outside of each individual hair, and gradually fades over around six months. Allergy UK says that henna and vegetable dyes are the safest options. Henna is natural and pure, so therefore safer than commercial hair dye.
Unlike chemical hair dye henna is not damaging, in fact it binds to the hair making it stronger and smoother. It also covers grey hair and gets rid of dandruff whilst giving a lovely shine and shimmer.
So after reading the above, and if you aren’t already a henna user, I urge you all to give it a go. Henna in many ways is the ideal colourant. Yes it can be messy and smells earthy but it’s worth it!
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