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firefox
29-04-2008, 05:16 PM
Theres has been lots of studies in relating cancer to frequent use of hair dyes. Some chemicals used in hair dyes could cause cancer as some study shows that these chemicals have been shown to damage the body's genetic material, and to cause cancer in animals.

How far is this true.? I see many Malaysians of all walks of live love to tint and colour their hair for fun and vanity and older folks like to hide their white hair by dyeing.
i am trying to discourge my dear ones from continous dyeing but no avail..I dread the repercussions it might produce in later stage of life.

patrick
29-04-2008, 06:47 PM
Theres has been lots of studies in relating cancer to frequent use of hair dyes. Some chemicals used in hair dyes could cause cancer as some study shows that these chemicals have been shown to damage the body's genetic material, and to cause cancer in animals.

How far is this true.? I see many Malaysians of all walks of live love to tint and colour their hair for fun and vanity and older folks like to hide their white hair by dyeing.
i am trying to discourge my dear ones from continous dyeing but no avail..I dread the repercussions it might produce in later stage of life.

Moderation is the key. Many other things in life, done or taken in excess may lead to problems. Even overdose of certain vitamins can be toxic.

pcyeoh
29-04-2008, 07:08 PM
If you use hair dyes made by reknown manufacturer like Revlon (sorry watch too many Deal or No Deal Revlon beatuties) or L'oreal I think it is quite safe as these companies do a lot of lab test on animals and would shy away from chemicals that can cause whatever lah. But if you use brand names like Great Wall, Gunung Tahan or Bombay Delight which are all unknown and can be on high suspect list of using unscrupulous dyes. They will make you look like sexy pussycat Paris Hilton initially but due to continuous use will make you look like Cruela Deville (Glenn Close) or worst still Elizabeth Taylor of today. So my advice is use Revlon Hairdye and get the look of any of the 26 Revlon beauties lah.

chin_wan
30-04-2008, 10:02 AM
My mom is a hairdresser and we buy hair dye by the barrel. I am not sure if they are carcinogenic but I know they are poisonous.

palmdoc
30-04-2008, 10:17 AM
http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=4124

I agree with the line which says "It is far more likely that concentrating on your diet, smoking, drinking and exercise habits will reduce your risk of cancer more effectively than changing your use of cosmetics." That puts things in perspective!

racheljansz
30-04-2008, 10:30 AM
... I am not sure if they are carcinogenic but I know they are poisonous.
add to what palmdoc highlighted, I also discourages my kids from using these poisonous stuff.

There was an article in the government propaganda TheStar about a lady using these stuff till she falls sick due to poisoning.
The lady works for consumer asso. of penang?!
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/4/20/nation/21003241&sec=nation

delaila
02-05-2008, 04:50 PM
Pregnant mothers are always advised to avoid using it during pregnancy as it may harm the fetus. However, I'm not sure whether there is scientific study on this. But better be safe than sorry.;)

chewie
02-05-2008, 05:41 PM
i guess someone in this forum owns a hair saloon...i forgot who is it.,...he or she maybe could explain

isarahim
02-05-2008, 06:24 PM
Yeah, but isn't it nice to see those Malay, Chinese and Indian girls sporting hairs as blond as the blond one in ABBA.... LOL.... it's worth a bit of cancer innit?

tan_r
02-05-2008, 06:25 PM
If you use hair dyes made by reknown manufacturer like Revlon (sorry watch too many Deal or No Deal Revlon beatuties) or L'oreal I think it is quite safe as these companies do a lot of lab test on animals and would shy away from chemicals that can cause whatever lah. ...
Don't be too sure. Have a look at what they say at Safe Cosmetics. (http://www.safecosmetics.org/about/)


"The Campaign works with endorsing organizations and individuals so that together we can ramp up the pressure on companies that have not signed the Compact and continue to sell us toxic products, including Estee Lauder, L’Oreal, Avon and many others."