Post # 1
Hey guys! So does anyone have a mild hair dye allergy, like itchy scratchy scalp, swollen glands in the back of the head, itchy tips of ears and watery eyes?
I’m not quite sure what in the hair dye i’m allergic too, most likely “PPD” which is apparent in two-bottle hair dye applications, for permanent dark hair dye.
I haven’t dyed my hair in a year and a half, though I have dyed my hair every few months since like 10 years ago. This allergy is kinda new, as of 3 years ago.
I wanted to know if anyone gets a similar reaction, and what dyes might work better?
I was using Loreal Preference soft black, but also had a reaction when I was at a salon.
I reeeeally wanna dye my hair this month, and again before my FSIL’s wedding in September..also for my Wedding! Help! 🙁
Post # 3
I don’t have a hair dye allergy (as far as I know), but I do have sensitive skin. Have you checked out the selection at Whole Foods or another natural-foods store? They usually stock products that have fewer nasty/irritating chemicals in them. You can read the label to see if it has PPD in it, too.
You can also check EWG’s Skin Deep database to find products that don’t have known chemical irritants in them: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/browse/hair+color+and+bleaching/
If possible, it might be good to get an allergy test at a doctor. They might be able to zero in on the ingredient(s) that bother you.
Post # 4
Just an update…I got low lights a week ago and no reaction! So excited, she used Paul Mitchell “The Colors” # 2N “Darkest brown”. So happy I had no reaction whatsoever!!
Looks like low lights might be the way to go, I went with a partial but next time I’ll do a full head and see if I can get more of a darker hair effect!