Never use synthetic
dyes when coloring your hair!
Glowing hair reflects a person's state of health, as well as
creates that beautiful look that we all want to keep forever!
If you are thinking about coloring your
hair, it's worth exploring natural
options to bring out highlights, to add a little shading or to cover gray.
Using a natural product, such as Lustrous Henna® is very safe and beneficial to your hair than a conventional
hair dye that may completely damage your hair and scalp with prolong use.
"Conventional dyes contain high level of toxic chemicals that can be
absorbed through the scalp, where there is a rich blood supply. Then these
chemicals circulate throughout your body, where they can be stored in the
tissues and cause adverse health effects," says Marianne Marchese, ND, who
practices natural medicine at a Woman's Time Clinic in Portland, Oregon.
recent study conducted at Yale University
found a link between permanent hair dye and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. One study
for example, suggested that woman over the age of 50 who have used permanent
hair dyes for ten or more years have an increased risk of breast cancer. Yet
another discovered that users of permanent hair dyes are 2:1 times more likely
to have bladder cancer. Other studies have linked the use of hair dyes to
allergies and skin disorders like eczema and to far more serious diseases like
leukemia and ovarian cancer.
study results should not be surprising
when one considers the number of toxic ingredients used by both salon and
consumer hair coloring formulas. In one analysis of popular brands and
formulations, Consumer Reports found nearly 20 different ingredients that were
classified as potential human carcinogens. The suspects included such heavy
oncological hitters as coal tar derivatives, para-phenylenediamine (PPD),
(which can also cause blindness), bezenediamine dihydrochloride, and aminonline
dihydrochloride. Other hazardous ingredients include, ammonia, peroxide and
lead, a heavy metal commonly found in products that gradually color hair over
time with many repeated applications.
Fortunately, a nontoxic alternative to
synthetic hair colorants does exist,
in addition to the many ready-made
Henna® 100% natural
hair color is an innovation in hair
Lustrous Henna® is available in many different
article, (Taste of Life, issue
Today's Mane Attraction, Iis Hair
Color To Dye For?
Article (Non-Toxic Times 10/2002).