Dr Oz: Home Hair Dye Vs Salon Dye
Could home hair dye be healthier than the salon? We’re all worried about the chemicals, which is why Dr Oz wanted to find out. Two sisters enjoy dying their hair, with Amy only ever dying her hair professionally at a salon. Her sister Hope dyes her own hair at home!
Curly Nikki Walton joined Dr Oz, explaining that more than 70% of women dye their hair, starting when they were around 17-years-old. Nikki explained that for the most part, home dyes and salon dyes use the same ingredients, with different brands using different formulas. Home dyes tend to be the “watered-down” version of the salon dye. Some chemicals in hair dye include ammonia, acetates, hydrogen peroxide, and PPDA, which is a common allergen.
Dr Oz: Chemicals In Hair Dye
Chemicals can be absorbed through your skin and inhaled when you breathe. The truth is, we don’t truly know what happens when we use these chemicals on our hair. Dr Oz shared a picture of a hair under a microscope, showing how your hair can fracture when dyes are used the wrong way.
Nikki explained that if you’re going for a darker look or want to cover your greys, go ahead and dye your hair at home. If you’re looking for fancy highlights or want to go two or more shades lighter, you should see a professional. You should always do a deep-conditioning treatment every time you wash your hair and use a protein treatment once per month to rebuild your hair after being exposed to chemicals.
Nikki shared her own all-natural hair dye secret, which was henna. Natural henna color can work to cover greys without all the chemicals. Pure henna powder is important, and just mix it with your conditioner and black tea, then apply it to your hair for four hours.