Hair Dyes and Hair Colors are products intended to impart color to the hair. Hair dye ingredients have been extensively used over many years and they can be applied either in hair salons or by individuals alone at home.
1- Some Current Main Components Used:
- Isopropyl Alcohol: Also called isopropanol or 2- propanol, is a colorless and flammable chemical with a very strong odor. It is typically used in conditioners to help dissolve other ingredients and to fasten the drying process. It evaporates quickly and its danger can be causing irritation and system toxicity when used in high portions.
- Ethanolamine: This ingredient is a clear colorless thick liquid and that also has a smell similar to ammonia. It can be used is hair dyes and permanent waves products.
- Ascorbic Acid: Also known as vitamin C, this ingredient can be used is many products such as cosmetics and personal care products including makeup, skin care and hair dyes.
- Stearyl Alcohol:This ingredient is an organic compound produced from stearic acid. It is an odorless white component with a waxy solid texture, on the other hand, Oleyl Alcohol and Octyldodecanol are clear, colorless liquid. Those ingredients can be found in hair conditioners, skin moisturizers, skin cleansers and eye makeup.
2- Some Current Hazardous Components to Avoid:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: This ingredient is an anionic detergent and surfactant found in many personal care products. It is a surface-active agent that has the properties of being partly water-soluble and partly oil soluble in order to cleanse dirt and oils away.
- Fragrance: Fragrance ingredients in cosmetics must meet the same requirements for safety as other cosmetic ingredients: they must be safe for consumers when they are used according to labeled directions. Some components of fragrance formulas may have a potential to cause allergic skin reactions or sensitivities for some people.
- Color Additives: In case you are wondering where does the blue in your eyeliner or the pink in your blush are coming from, here is your answer. Color additives provide to consumers all the appealing colors they will find in their products, even in contact lenses. These ingredients come basically as dyes, pigments or other textures to impact the color when added to other substances.
3- Natural Alternatives:
- Natural Food Color: Natural food colors can be easily extracted from food that you have in your kitchen depends on the color that you are looking for. You can use for example strawberries, coffee, cinnamon, or even spinach.