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Had bad experience at salon after hair coloring. Are store hair dyes safer for your scalp and hair? Tyvm

Had bad experience at salon after hair coloring. Are store hair dyes safer for your scalp and hair? Tyvm

Hair dyes: Hair dyes with continued use may deteriorate the texture of your hair. In addition, some people may develop an allergic rash or even anaphylactic reaction. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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What are the signs that you are allergic to hair dye?

Itchy scalp rash.: Allergy to chemicals found in hair coloring would typically be first noticed as an itchy red rash on the scalp or hairline. It is a condition called contact dermatitis. Blistering may occur. The face, neck, and eyelids may also be involved. Some people might get red swelling, such as hives in these areas as well. Diagnosis would involve a chemical patch test by an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you have a hair dye allergy?

Can you have a hair dye allergy?

Hair dye allergy: Definitely possible to be allergic to hair dye. Rash on scalp or around ears and back of neck after applying dye suggests allergy. ...Read more

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Can u dye ur hair while pregnant?

Can u dye ur hair while pregnant?

Color that hair: You can dye your hair. However, warning, hair texture can change during pregnancy. This can cause your outcome to be different than normal. Also, make sure you have plenty of good ventilation. ...Read more

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Could hair dye really cause cancer?

Could hair dye really cause cancer?

I doubt it: There has been some rumors about it, but there is no definite proof that Hair dyes cause Cancer. This is all based on the usual concern that chemicals in our environment may be the cause of cancer, yet the proof is lacking to blame the hair coloring dyes. ...Read more

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What occurs if you drank black hair dye?

What occurs if you drank black hair dye?

That would depend on: The contents of the specific product & the amount ingested. For accidental ingestion of this or any other possibly toxic product call poison control at 1-800-222-1222 or be evaluated at your nearest emergency room. If someone is considering a deliberate ingestion of hair dye- they should seek psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hair dye allergy?

How do I know if I have hair dye allergy?

Patch testing: Quite a number of hair dyes are notorious allergens. If you read the small print on the dye , it warns of reactions. If you develop a rash and/or severe itching on your neck, upper back and/or your forehead and eyelids initially a week after dyeing your hair and with time the interval getting shorter, odds are significant. For diagnosis, see an allergist/immunologist for patch testing. ...Read more

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Is Adore Hair Dye safe to use when pregnant?

Is Adore Hair Dye safe to use when pregnant?

Maybe: There is no clear data to say it is not safe however there is no data to say hair dye is safe--it isn't tested in that way. In theory, it should be safe, especially after the 1st trimester, but you should use your own judgment and consult with your obstetrician. ...Read more