Hair Dyes have to be one of the greatest items in retail sales. Companies get giant vats of industrial chemicals, divide it up into tiny portions worth a few cents, and sell them for 10 or 20 dollars.The profits must be incredible. Plenty left over for advertising, which creates the desire for more tiny bottles. Add a pretty girl on the box, and somehow women see it as a magic potion.
Alas, there's no magic involved. It's only
the industrial solvents Peroxide and Ammonia. All
hair dyes have them, even 'All Natural' types. Both of these can
also be used as household cleaners. Even then the instructions
warn not to breathe it, wear gloves, and don't get it on your
skin. But somehow, on your head, next to your brain, is okay!
Trying soaking your head in that for decades and see what it'll
do for you.
What did you think it was made of? Pixie dust and teddy bear hugs?
Did you know that the nazis used Peroxide as rocket fuel? NASA never used it, because it's too dangerous! If you ever saw those old movies of V2 rockets exploding you'll know why. Also, it's so toxic technicians in full safety gear would sometimes drop dead while working with it. [and see the update at the bottom of the flaming hairdresser.]
Yet other deadly chemicals are necessary for the process to take effect. A complete list of chemicals includes:
p-phenylenediamine, which form hair dyes on chemical reaction, and preformed dyes, e.g., 2-nitro-p-phenylenediamine, which already are dyes and are added to achieve the intended shades, in an aqueous, ammoniacal vehicle containing soap, detergents and conditioning agents; and, (2) a solution of hydrogen peroxide,
4-methoxy-m-phenylenediamine (4MMPD) or 4-methoxy-m-phenylenediamine sulfate (4MMPD sulfate)
carcinogenic formaldehyde as well as Cocamide DEA (a substance which can be contaminated with carcinogenic nitrosamines or react to produce a nitrosamine during storage or use)
lead acetate, used in 'removes the gray' type hair dye.
So you say the goverrnment will protect you. Wrong. In 1938 the Federal Drug Administration was banned from interferring with hair dye! The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act allows the FDA to ban any product, with the exception of 'coal tar derived hair dyes'. (coal tar is the old name for petrochemical products, which are used to make all the above chemicals.) FDA paperwork states "a cosmetic manufacturer may use any ingredient or raw material and market the final product without government approval." Hey, those little bottles pay for a lot of lobbying, and bribes. (or is that the same thing?)
In 1979 the FDA tried again. They found that chemicals in hair dye caused cancer, and told the hairdye companies to put the following on the boxes 'Warning - Contains an ingredient that can penetrate your skin and has been determined to cause cancer. ' Once again the hair dye packagers lobbied, and politicians delayed the requirement until 'more testing was completed'. Those tests are still 'being done'. Ha! The mighty FDA brought low by some bleach pushers. They can go after cigarette companies, but hair dye is forbidden.
Other labs have found that the use of permanent and semi-permanent hair dyes is associated with a significantly higher risk of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, Hodgkins disease, and breast cancer. Studies of hairdressers concluded that they were at a higher risk of developing bladder and other cancers. Research has also found that children whose mothers used hair dyes shortly prior to conception or during pregnancy have a cancer risk ten times higher. The most common threat to health is the ingredient phenylenediamine. This compound can be extremely irritating, and even cause blindness if applied into the eyes.
Every little box of dye has those cheap little plastic gloves included. Because, you don't want to get that stuff on your hands. But somehow, on your head, next to your brain, is okay! Trying soaking your head in that for decades and see what it'll do for you.
Supposedly, 50 million women dye their hair, and when they're done they wash the chemicals down the drain to wash into the rivers, oceans, and back into the air as rain. Billions of bottles of industrial solvents treated as 'magic potions' when they are really hazardous waste. Where's all the Enviromental Groups? Where's are the tree huggers? Oh, yeah, they're all dye-jobs too.
I don't understand the draw of hairdye. I have blond hair but would never dye it. Men dyeing their hair is especially sissypants effeminate doofus, to me. Yeah, but it makes you look real pretty. Dye-jobs' give various reasons for doing it, such as purity, innocence, and angelic qualities. [Translation; they want to be liked by everybody.] Honest, they say that. If that's true, then we Blond From Birth must be an elite group. We have 'Blond Hair by Almighty God'.
Perhaps they realize the power of the dye commercials and want to suck up to it. They're big and influential, and demand submission.The media helps spread the image to help sell more dye. Individuals think it somehow 'makes them better'. You might become a star. If that image was true, we True Blonds should have the top positions in every job. We were given our hair by God. Yet the dye-jobs get the media attention, because true blonds don't need to buy dye.
here are some links, or do a search for 'hair dye ingredients'.
http://www.injuryboard.com/ Do a search for causes-Defective and Dangerous Products-Hair Care
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/cos-prd.html FDA Cosmetic Ingredients
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/fdahdye.html Health Risks, including Cancer
http://www.projectcensored.org/stories/c1998.htm # 2 Story-Cosmetic Products Carcinogenic
Updated March 25, 2010
In freak accident, hydrogen peroxide used to lighten hair sparks when hair dresser lights a cigarette, causing her car to explode.
A British hairdresser died after her cigarette ignited a leaking bottle of hydrogen peroxide bleach which then blew up in her car as she drove along a quiet country lane, the Bournemouth Echo reported Thursday.
Jennie Mitchell's grieving father Bob urged hairdressers to show extreme caution when carrying the hydrogen peroxide, a powerful bleach used to lighten hair when mixed with ammonia.
"The hydrogen peroxide had ventilated in the car. She opened the window, which introduced oxygen," he said.
"Jennie was a smoker and its likely that she lit or had a lit a cigarette.
Until the accident, nobody knew this could happen. We keep saying, you couldnt have written this in a script.
"We want to warn people how volatile hydrogen peroxide is, even if it is kept in the boot of a car. Jennies friends have all said they carry it," added her mother Pauline Mitchell.
An inquest into the 19-year-old's death was opened in Dorset, southern England on Tuesday and is expected to resume in three months.
Nobody knew? I did for one. And the manufacturers must have. But telling the customers lowers the profits.
So now Hair Die is a real phrase. Peroxide is a proven killer. Better ban it. Or some terrorist will just buy it off the shelf in any store and use it to build a bomb and blow stuff up. Or just put a detonator in amongst the bottles and walk away.