DOES HAIR DYE CAUSE CANCER?
Shock headlines claim hair colouring could be bad for our wellbeing
Although research found higher rates of breast cancer among women who colour their hair, the study could not prove that one causes the other, and it wasn’t new results – it analysed previous data. Cancer Research UK says, “There is no clear evidence” that hair dyes cause cancer and things like smoking are much more dangerous. The best advice is to wear gloves, ventilate the room, use dyes that contain less than two per cent of chemicals like PPD (p-phenylenediamine, a substance derived from coal tar) and try to buy ones that include natural ingredients like rose hip and henna.