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Head Feels Weird After Dying Hair
Barely possible: Some hair dyes contain chemicals that are suspected carcinogens, and these might (not will, just 'might') cause cancers, including brain tumors. This is not an issue of the dye going straight to the brain because it is applied to the head; the dye would have to be absorbed and then get into the bloodstream to get to cells. ...Read more
Scar on back of head about 2 yrs. Old. Thinking of dying hair. Can bleaching hair hurt the scar? What dyes are ok?
Probably not, drying: Make sure the hair dye is safe and tested on humans. Some patients develop contact dermatitis from the ingredients including metals, preservatives, fragrances. Hair that has been dyed requires more care and conditioners or becomes straw-like and can change color. If you have any reservations, I advise you to go to a hair colorist who specializes in hair color versus box. ...Read more
Talk to parents: You need to sit down with your parents and talk about what you want to do for social reasons and what is reasonable. Obviously, the answers from your point of view and theirs depends on where you live, your religious practices, what school you attend and what kinds of friends you want to have who will be positive influences on you over the next few years. ...Read more
What can cause ur hair to stop growing? After a month of dying it blond I can notice growth of more than an inch but now there is no growth aftr 2 mnth
Protect exposed skin: Unless you are allergic to the hair dye or using an "unapproved" hair dye, you should be safe. The dyes in beauty salons and in drug stores have been tested for safety. I would protect your skin from the dye by wearing gloves and using vaseline or another barrier. If pregnant, contact your doctor to see if it is safe to continue. ...Read more
Does dying your hair make you lose hair (same color or a different color)? Is the hair gone for good or will it grow back on it's own?
Hair loss: If you already are experiencing hair loss, any chemicals or heat in hair can make hair loss worse. But it is not the root cause. Choosing more natural hair dyes and closer to your natural color will prevent excess chemicals such as peroxide. You can also take biotin supplements that can help with hair growth. ...Read more
I overprocessed my hair by dying it. I was wondering if my hair will grow back it's not falling from the root is their anything incan do to help it?
Hair will regrow: Since the hair is not living, there is nothing you can do other than be very gentle with it to lessen to breakage after so much damage has been done with chemicals. Since you did not damage the roots, it will regrow. Lessen learned and consider having a professional dye your hair in the future! ...Read more
I used h2o2 to make my hair a tad bit lighter. My friend keeps telling my hair is dying and it'll fall out. I diluted the substance. I'm still scared.
Hair and H2O2: Hair by its nature is already dead cells. If anything you'd weaken the strands. If the H2O2 is on the roots, that might be a different story, so maybe avoid that. If the hair starts to break and such, just stop using H2O2, and the hair will continue to grow out. ...Read more
No: Hair dyes now are very safe. To be extra cautious, some people will wait until after the first trimester before they color their hair. Of course, always be sure you are in a well-ventilated area regardless of your gestational age. ...Read more
Yes: Most hair dyes these days are non-toxic and safe to use while breastfeeding. The results of genetic toxicity, carcinogenicity and reproductive toxicity studies suggest that modern hair dyes and their ingredients pose no genotoxic, carcinogenic or reproductive risk. This is based on an article published in toxicol appl pharmacol. 2010 mar 1;243 (2):239-59. Epub 2009 dec 21. ...Read more
Yes: Just be careful and not get the dye near the eyes. The damage dye can do is minimal and is the same whether or not you are using contact lenses. Just do it carefully or have it professionally done. ...Read more
Irritate: The what of the blow dryer could have an irritating effect on the skin around the eyes both from the heat and hot air. If this is concern be careful how you use blow dryer, facing it away from the face. If there symptoms that do not respond to conservative compresses and eye drops you should see eye doctor for reassurance. ...Read more
Likely: Adding any Chemicals to your hair/scalp can potentially make it more brittle. Consult with a dermatologist before doing it. ...Read more
Why do I have so many grey hairs? I've always had since I was young before I even started dying my hair. Why do I have so much grey hair? I'm 20
What to do if I have often heard people say that dying your hair can increase your risk of cancer. Is it true?
No: Dying of hair is a very frequent process performed on thousands of women daily. There is no evidence that one sees any evidence of malignancy in the scalp region where the dye comes in contact with or in the incidence of systemic malignancies ...Read more
Why does my 19 year old friend have gray hairs? Is there anything he can do about this other than dying his hair?
Normal: Altnough early grayling is not common it's not unheard of and harmless. If it bothers him dying it is his only option. ...Read more
I'm 26 years old I colored my hair only 2 times through my life but every time I notice few gray hairs! Can dying hair coz gray hair?!
I got my hair dyed completely to Burgundy shade by a hairstylist. But I have read that HAIR DYES cause cancer. Does one time dying hair cause cancer?
HAIR DYE: Very unlikely, there has been a link with bladder cancer and excess exposure to hair dye. Unlikely with one exposure. Seek reassurance fro your doctor if you are still concerned. ...Read more
I have a question is it okay to smell hairdye when I'm pregnant? My brother is dying his hair at home so I'm just wondering cause I'm pregnant now.
Pregnant & "dying": If the odors from dying are very pungent then it is best to leave the room when pregnant, so that any chemicals are not inhaled for the fetus and prevent it from "dying" as well. ...Read more
Encourage you: To seek medical care.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Research is lacking but most hair dyes contain very toxic chemicals like para-phenylenediamine that are absorbed through the skin & might get into breast milk. I would not risk exposing my baby to such poisons. Consider natural non-toxic alternatives to synthetic dyes. See http://www. Vitalhealthzone. Com/health/women/pregnancy/what_to_avoid_during_pregnancy. Html & also see my comment. ...Read more
I just got bad pain/numbness tingling in the pinky side of my right hand hand feels numb starting to creep down arm just spent an hour dying my hair?
Nerve compression: You most likely compress/ squeeze a nerve (at the neck level c8, or at the elbow : ulnar nerve) while keep your arm up dying your hair. You might have inflammation, arthritis, or muscle spasm at these levels. You should see a neurologist to have emg/ncs to clarify the level. ...Read more
Coloring & Pregnancy: Not much research on safety of hair color during pregnancy. Chemicals are absorbed through the skin, although usually a very small amount. One study linked hair color to a possible increased risk for cancer in the newborn but others have not. As a general rule, I'd stick to not coloring the hair if possible, and best to avoid during the beginning of pregnancy as cells are dividing more then. ...Read more
I developed a mild rash over my entire body after dying my hair. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not helping. What should I do?
I have been dying my hair for 3 years now. I continued to dye my hair even after I found out about the alopecia. Will bleaching cause more damage?
Dyeing hair should: Not cause alopecia. I may cause hair fragility, but I would want to know what type of alopecia you are dealing with at 17? ...Read more
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