Hair: the chemicals we put in it

Hair and the chemicals we put in it.

Do you know what you are putting in your hair when you dye, perm, or relax your hair?
Hair dyes contain harsh chemicals. Para Phenylenediamine is a potent allergen. It is also a possible carcinogen which is cancer causing. Reports suggest over exposure to hair dyes might increase the chances of forms of cancer such as lymphoma, multiple myeloma, breast cancer, and leukemia. Another chemical in hair dyes is lead acetate and lead is said to disrupt the function of your brain.
Hair relaxers are mostly used by African Americans to get straight silky hair. I used to get these relaxers and thought they were great but now my hair has lots of breakage. So I no longer get them. Relaxers contain a chemical called lye also known as sodium hydroxide which are used in drain cleaners. This is a very strong potent chemical The relaxer breaks the protein bonds in the hair. If relaxers are misused the scalp can be severly burned and hair can fall out leaving bald spots. Even without misuse lye breaks down the protein in the hair leaving hair dry with breakage. It can also lead to brain damage. Watch the video below…Would you want the foil to be your head? hydroxide burn
sodium hydroxide burnCourtesy ......

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Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

About time someone realizes the risks
of dyeing without scalp protection.

It has been masqueraded as safe too long.


posted on Sat, 11/21/2009 - 2:25pm

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