Hair

COLOUR

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“The prob­lem here is am­mo­nia,” says Jose Bryce-Smith from hair­care com­pany O&M, which cre­ates am­mo­nia-free hair colours. She adds, “There is no ev­i­dence to say that hair colour is dan­ger­ous, but what­ever you are putting on your scalp is go­ing to be ab­sorbed into your skin and ul­ti­mately your blood­stream.” The other chem­i­cal to look out for is para­phenylene­di­amine, or PPD, which is present in many hair colour prod­ucts. “This can cause se­vere al­ler­gic re­ac­tions in any­one who is sen­si­tive to it,” says Jose. “At O&M, we have specif­i­cally for­mu­lated all our prod­ucts with­out this chem­i­cal, for this very rea­son.” If you re­ally do want to colour your hair, the best so­lu­tion is to have foils or bal­ayage, as the prod­uct doesn’t ac­tu­ally touch the scalp.

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