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Types and Side Effects of Hair Dyes

There is no denying that dyeing hair is one of the coolest things that can be done. However, it is essential that it should be cautiously done since over processing can be harmful to hair. It can also cause adverse effects on the body as well. Hair dye can alter your style and your looks too. Change in hair color can also be temporary just for highlighting the blue dress you are going to wear to the party. You can color your hair streaks just for the night and the next day, maybe go for red or any other color that pleases you. If you dislike being black or blonde, you can choose a permanent brown look for your hair. Nevertheless, hair dyeing should be cautiously done. Use these suggestions when you are planning to dye your hair.

Side effects of hair dyes

Types of Hair Dyes Available

There are 5 types of hair dyes which are available in the market.

  • Permanent Hair Dyes – These hair dyes contain strong chemicals. They have a high concentration of peroxide which opens the hair shaft for the color to go deeper into the hair. Lasting for about 8 to 10 weeks permanent hair dyes can cause severe damage to the hair.

  • Semi Permanent Hair Dyes – The effect of these hair dyes last for about 6 weeks of time. However, they do not alter the natural shade of hair. But although they are comparatively temporary, they can still be damaging and will require continuous reapplied​. Nevertheless, they are a better option than permanent hair dye. Moreover, they color hair cuticles without opening the hair shaft. They also comparatively contain lesser amount of peroxide.

  • Temporary Hair Dyes – If you intend to experiment with different hair colors, the best way to go about with is temporary hair dyes. These hair dyes only cover the surface of the hair and fade away the next time you rinse your hair.

  • Bleaching Hair – This is very useful when you want to lighten the natural color of your hair. By the process of oxidation it helps in removing color of hair. However, excessive bleaching will cause the color of hair to appear yellowish.

  • Ammonia-Free Hair Dyes – Composed of monoethanoloamine, ammonia-free hair dyes are less damaging. Excessive use of ammonia in hair dye will cause damage to hair.

Side Effects of Hair Dyes

Chemical ingredients within the hair dye can cause the following side effects.

  • Overexposure to Hair Dye – Most permanent hair dyes generally contain peroxide and ammonia. These chemicals strip the natural color of hair and expose them. As a result of regular use the chemicals can cause hair to lose luster, break easily and lead to hair loss as well.

  • Allergic Reactions to Hair Dye – Most hair dyes contain an allergen known as paraphenyldiamine. People having dermatitis can experience severe reactions due to this chemical. Moreover, people with psoriasis and eczema should also avoid this type of hair dyes. Paraphenyldiamine can also cause swelling, redness, itching and skin irritation as well.

  • Effects of Hair Dye on Pregnancy – The bad news is that coloring hair is not considered good for the baby when pregnant women use hair dye.

  • Hair Dyes Affect Asthma – Since hair dyes contain persulfates, they can aggravate asthma in some patients. Continuous inhalation of persulfates can cause lung inflammation, coughing and attacks of asthma as well.

Ristrah’s Schild Hair Color Stain Protector

Schild Hair Color Stain Protector is an excellent all-natural option made of vitamins, Shea butter and natural oils that act as a shield against hair color stains while dyeing hair. It also nourishes the skin at the same time. This is a formula containing natural ingredients and is free from harmful chemicals like phathalates, parabens, petrochemicals, alcohol, PEGs, SLS/SLES, synthetic fragrances and animal ingredients.

Ristrah’s Schild Natural Hair Color Stain Remover

Schild Natural Hair Color Stain Remover is another all-natural product from Ristrah which is made of witch hazel, vegetable glycerin and green tea extract. It gently removes hair color stains from skin. This stain remover is 100% vegan along with beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also gluten free and without parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, PEGs, silicone, sulfates, ammonia, and artificial fragrances.


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