Can hair color damage your natural hair?

Can hair color damage your natural hair?


If you like to wear your hair a certain way, you are damaging it in the process. Heat-styling equipment can cause severe damage to your hair. Curling your hair or chemically straightening it can also cause it to become dry. Furthermore, using unhealthy hair products can harm your hair. It can also bring other health problems. To get your hair dyed in an natural and healthy way visit one of the best hair transplant surgeons in Pune.

It is too easy to forget about how damaging hair dye can be to your hair. It involves harmful colors or bleach that refuse to fade. You probably are used to the routine and do not give it much thought. But, you still have a regular appointment with your stylist.

Below we have mentioned what hair dye does to your tresses. Continue reading to learn more.

Peroxide destroys the color, and ammonia lifts the hair cuticle.

The dye must be able to penetrate the hair shaft to deposit color on your hair. To do so, it must go beyond the cuticle. It functions similarly to tree bark in protecting your hair from damage. For penetrating beyond the cuticle, hair dye utilizes ammonia to elevate the hair’s pH for relaxing and raising the cuticle. You are not supposed to increase the cuticle, as you will have damaged your hair.

The next thing is to dye the hair your desired color after the cuticle gets lifted. Hence, the stylist uses peroxide in hair dye for breaking down your actual hair pigment. Peroxide is very drying to your hair. That is the reason colored hair can appear straw-like. The cuticle stays lifted while the peroxide developer sits. The process allows the dye to penetrate the hair shaft and open the cuticle. The cuticle weakens as the stylist raises it for more extended periods. The cuticle returns to its original position after you rinse your hair. But you have damaged them.

Less harmful alternatives do not last as long.

You can continue to cause severe damage to your hair if you use the wrong amount of peroxide. On the other side, you can use semi-permanent dyes that cause minor damage to your hair. It can even add shine. But, those colors will only last a certain number of shampoos before fading and washing out. Semi-permanent dyes will not change your natural color because they do not open the hair shaft.

Temporary hair dye is not as harmful as products that permanently color and lighten your hair. Still, several individuals find that they should dye their hair more frequently when using temporary ones. That means you are exposing your hair (and your body) to the dye’s ingredients more regularly than you may with a permanent color.

Dried-out hair is not the only source of damage.

Nearly every person who has dyed their hair understands the importance of being gentle with newly dyed hair. They have to condition it thoroughly. Hair dye can dry out your hair, but it can also make your hair brittle and break if you use too many chemical processes. You can condition your hair regularly. Also, you can use a deep conditioning mask before and after coloring. It will keep it from becoming too dry and breaking off. To avoid breakage, you will want to stick to this routine as much as possible.

Hair dye ingredients can harm your health as well as your hair.

Hair dye can cause damage to more than just your hair. Dark, permanent hair dyes should be avoided, according to the Environmental Working Group. They say this because many of these hair products contain cancer-causing coal tar ingredients. It includes diaminobenzene, aminophenol, and phenylenediamine. The International Agency for Research on Cancer as a human carcinogen and National Toxicology Program identified coal tar as a byproduct of coal processing. It is important to note that researchers have not established a definitive link between cancer and hair dyes. But, few studies on people who color their hair have discovered an association with a minor increase in bladder cancer rates.

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Dr. Gajanan Jadhao

I am a Hair Transplant Surgeon, Cosmetologist and Anesthesiologist in Pune. I have more than 16 years of experience in this field.

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