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What precautions should I take when I dye my own hair?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Use less toxic dyes

Few people (including doctors) realize how toxic most hair dyes are.
Hair dyes can cause asthma & allergic reactions and are associated with increased risk of certain cancers (like non-hodgkin's lymphoma) & primary biliary cirrhosis, a lethal condition. However, not all dyes are equally toxic- there are safe alternatives like henna.See www.Squidoo.Com/hairdyedangers which discusses less toxic dyes.

In brief: Use less toxic dyes

Few people (including doctors) realize how toxic most hair dyes are.
Hair dyes can cause asthma & allergic reactions and are associated with increased risk of certain cancers (like non-hodgkin's lymphoma) & primary biliary cirrhosis, a lethal condition. However, not all dyes are equally toxic- there are safe alternatives like henna.See www.Squidoo.Com/hairdyedangers which discusses less toxic dyes.
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