5 Side Effects Of Using Hair Dye

As the popularity of hair dyeing is increasing, so is the risk of developing various side effects of the act. Colouring your hair might seem fun, but before you go for those highlights, get aware of the five side effects you can have on the process.


Colouring or dyeing your hair can lead to several allergic reactions including the itchy scalp, redness, swelling of the scalp etc. Known to contain a substance called paraphenylenediamine, dyeing can also lead to mild dandruff and even swelling around the eyeballs, nose and face.

Hair damage

Whether you are dyeing to hide the greys, or just to experiment, the over processed chemicals present in the hair can strip off moisture making your hair dry and rough. Regular dyeing can also lead to split ends making your hair brittle that eventually falls off.

Irritable skin

A Certain substance present in hair dyes can cause skin breakouts, redness and discomfort. It is always advisable to do a 48hours patch test before getting your hair coloured to avoid extreme situations.


Various studies have shown that people, who have a much higher exposure to hair colours, are more vulnerable to getting skin allergies and contract asthma. The PPD present in hair dyes sensitizes the airway passage making it difficult for the person to breathe and develop asthma.


Extreme caution needs to be taken while dyeing your hair and make sure it doesn't come in contact with your eyes. In some cases, when chemicals from hair dyes make contact with your eyes, it can lead to conjunctivitis or pink eye. Other than this, it can also cause inflammation and severe discomfort.

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