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Allergy What is Hair Dye Allergy? What are the signs of it? How can it be treated?

10 February 2018 - 1:10 PM
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What is Hair Dye Allergy?

The main cause of allergies in general is that people’s immune system reacts to various allergens. However, allergens, ie substances causing allergies, can vary from person to person. In the hair dye allergy, the symptoms start to appear especially in the face area within a few days after hair dyeing.

The signs of Hair Dye Allergy

One common manifestation of hair dye allergy is flaking and itchy red patches called contact dermatitis. These itchs and rashes appear more on the hairline, on the face, on the eyelids, in the head, in the neck, and even in the ensemble. Serious swelling of the contact dermatitis aftermath may also occur. Redness may occur in the scalp due to allergies, but it is not uncommon for hair allergy to affect hair density, as skin is thicker in this area.

The treatment of Hair Dye Allergy

One of the main treatment methods applied after the occurrence of allergic reactions is corticosteroid creams. However, these creams, which have side effects in long-term use, should be used carefully and in consultation with the doctor. In fact, it is more important to get a doctor’s opinion at the beginning of the job, as soon as the symptoms start to emerge. Do not forget that it can be quite inconvenient for you to use medication randomly for your sensitive skin, which reacts to the skin. Drugs or needles may be needed for serious cases where creams are not enough.

The ways of protection from Hair Dye Allergy

            The way to prevent hair dye allergy is to determine which agent causes allergy. If the substance causing the allergic reaction is known, it may be possible to dye hair without problems using products that do not contain this substance.

Whether you choose natural products to dye your hair or at least make sure that hair dye does not contain PPD, it is one of the measures to be taken against hair allergies. It is enough to look at the “contents” section in the package of hair dye to see if it contains PPD.