Although henna ingredients are sometimes used in formulated cosmetics — such as those in Surya Brasil’s Henna Cream — I’d always assumed that any henna-based hair dye would be PPD free, as I was certain the permanent oxidative hair dye manufacturers restricted themselves to only artificial coloring agents within their formulations. The Naturtint Reflex CONTAINS propylene glycol (in the colorant) Thanks for the tip, though. My interest is in ingredients and their safety / reactivity. The henna dyes the brow hairs as well as staining the skin below with the desired shade, making the brows appear fuller. Nicki. https://www.ellustore.com/elumen-ingredients/. Some of the best semi-natural dyes do not contain substances such as ammonia, peroxide or PPD. thanks. I was still dealing with itchy skin for a little bit, until the Benadryl took effect, and then I was ok. Add to Cart Add to Cart ... Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our Web site. Alex. The ingredients are on their site (there are a lot of them). The following are all free from PPD, as well as ammonia, peroxide and synthetic colours, additives or preservatives. What do you think of Hairprints is it worth a try? I’d like to clear this matter up before recommending it to the readers of this post. But if new to Hair Color for sure the smartest place to start with if you want full permanent hair color. The only legal use of PPD in cosmetics is as a hair dye. Into which category do their products fall? Hi Mandy. Any product declaring itself PPD free and permanent will probably contain PTD or TD. Trying to narrow down my choices. It is a natural product, orange-brown in colour, that is used to colour hair without the use of chemicals. Didn’t mean to omit brands, but impossible to include all, and many ignored approaches for information when I researched the article (don’t think ecocolours were among them). Even purer than Surya (does not contain those artificial colors, like blue, black, etc, etc). If you can point me towards a product which lists its ingredients, I can take a look at them if it helps. The product does have PPD in it, but I am guessing the amounts are low and because the product stays on for only 1 minute, it doesn’t cause a reaction for me. For anyone with allergies, dyeing one’s hair always carries a risk. Yes unfortunately Goldwell is very protective of the product and refuses to sell it to the public. Pure henna, amla and indigo powders at low prices. Sorry to hear this, Beth – but thank goodness you did the patch test. Thanks. Below are some tips on Elumen. As always, double check ingredients and patch test before going ahead – and good luck. If you are sure you can tolerate the PPD-alternative ingredients (PTD / TDS etc), then Naturvital ColourSafe could be an option (just don’t use the shampoo – and double check your chosen shade, as I didn’t check all). I stopped having my hair stylist dye my hair, because my scalp, ears, and neck would itch like CRAZY. Italiano? I have now tried coloring my hair (that had grown out in the meantime) platinum blonde two times, but it seems like I’m now allergic for good. Thank you so much for your answer, I hope I’ll have good progress to update! No need to mix with anything; its ready to apply. It’s possible that you react to TDS and other related chemicals to PPD, which are used in PPD-free ‘permanent’ dyes. Please read our Privacy Policy and our Affiliates Disclosure in 'About' more information Accept. After 2 severe reactions I have become to scared to try anything else. My hair stylist is doing a lot of research into products for me, but I am losing hope that I will ever find anything that is even semi-permanent but does not cause me to react. They seem to use phenoxyethanol as preservative instead. Have you considered Hairprint, mentioned in the article above? Note that the NN@6 & NN@8 can be mixed with any fashion shade in the assortment (e.g. My understanding is that mucuna pruriens is a legume? I used this brand and shade for years but last time about 6 months ago had a reaction scalp red all over and itchy. They are usually a little more effective than 100% natural options — especially in darkening or highlighting dark hair, and covering greys — but the synthetic dyes in them can trigger allergies in a few women. The following is a quote from their site . Try Goldwell Elumen. Desperately hoping for a non oxidative solution to permanent hair color. https://korres-store.de/epages/fa3b3f35-2b17-4957-8f28-19790ddcff0e.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/fa3b3f35-2b17-4957-8f28-19790ddcff0e/Products/0500250. This is particularly relevant with regards to so-called black henna tattoos, which are offered at many tourist hotspots around the world, and contain PPD in potentially very high levels, but perhaps little or no henna. Hi Carlos. Thanks again, Alex. It is very messy like henna. It is free of PPD, PTD, ammonia, artificial colours, synthetic preservatives (such as parabens), sulphates, gluten and silicones, and is vegan. I know I can’t use hair dyes that have chemical, I will get severe itch on my scalp. I just checked Hairprint ingredients and I think you’re safe with them, but perhaps drop them a line just to double check beforehand. Very interesting. I had a PPD-type reaction to Palette by Nature. Well I think the lesson here is to always do a patch test first and not hope for a spot to fall on your arm!! Daniel Field *appears* to be propylene glycol-free, but their website is very user-unfriendly. I would still be very wary of this as it’s in the same family of chemicals – it’s full name is in fact ME-PPD. I wish hair dye manufacturers could find more natural preservatives. It is PPD and tds free. A lot of the henna products are indigo-free. It’s not fully clear to me, but it is ammonia free and PPD free, and it seems to use TDS (mentioned in the article). I have to stress that both these options use PPD-similar ingredients, so come with risk. 100%. I’ve researched a lot, but I don’t seem to find any – am I overlooking something? It may be worthwhile you seeing a dermatologist for extensive patch testing if you are worried about other ingredients. Vatika Henna Hair Colours - Henna Based - 60 Gram (Dark Brown) Jet Black Henna Hair Color/Dye 200 Grams (2 Step Process) - The Henna Guys. Have since also had a reaction to something that makes eye lid swell, red, itchy havn’t been able to pinpoint exact product. They are semi-permanent, but use artificial dyes only. There is no better chemical for the job. Kevin Murphy- Color me Issues in food allergy and intolerance, coeliac disease, gut disorders, eczema, 'free from' and all allergies and sensitivities, Alex G There are no guarantees. The only options I know are the ones I’ve given in the article, but there are so many comments here that perhaps there are other suggestions. thanks. I saw in some places it supposed to be ppd free? I have the PPD allergy from a ‘black henna’ tattoo when I was 16 (31 now and getting more and more allergic it seems). I work as a model, and it is important for me to keep beautiful hair – but now my roots are coming out, and it’s not looking great. Well, as I was using the brush to put the hair color on select areas, I got a spot of it on my arm. The other so far has not reacted, but it will require further patch tests than just one spot to make sure before I even consider coloring my whole head. I used to use a product called CAMO was all good and then i had 2 episodes that gave me breathing problems and hours of feeling like i was going to pass out. Henna is ok for my skin but not for my grey’s… sadly. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Yes, they have TDS, according to this: https://cdn1.costatic.com/documents/composition/phytocolor-sensitive-coloration-permanente.pdf Although henna obtained naturally is free of chemicals, in some cases PPD (Para-phenylenediamine) is added to henna mixtures to … I’m reluctant to try henna. Sante Herbal Hair Color (US) / Sante Herbal Hair Colour (UK) I speak both if you want specific help. If you are not sure you can tolerate PTD / TDS, then I’d look to brands like Surya or the more natural ones mentioned early on in the article. Henna Based - No Ammonia 100% Coverage with Rich, Natural Color with a Glossy Shine. It may be PPD; it may be something else. I’m not familiar with Philip Martin, but if it’s permanent and PPD-free then yes it is likely to contain TD / TDS – although I’ve looked at the Italian website and is says ‘allergen’ free for the activator, which makes me wonder what the ingredients are. I wish I had found it sooner. I would highly suggest anyone with ANY allergic reaction whatsoever ….STOP USING PERMANENT DYE. Logona (Worldwide) If you want to try another permanent option, there’s a new ‘allergy gentle’ molecule in some Clairol dyes – more information here: https://www.allergy-insight.com/ppd-allergy-and-the-gentle-molecule/ – but again, there are no guarantees and there is a small possibility of a reaction here too. I’ve heard of them – and I think they’re launching next month, possibly in Boots. I meant if the ingredients are looking save, with all the caution that should be using. There’s a newer alternative, called PPD-ME+, but it may still be a problem, and not many products use it. It’s very difficult to advise. I purchased this product online and a colleague collected this whilst in the UK and returned it to me here in South Africa. This box contains 6 pouches for 6 uses! I would guess it’s possible that there is a link. They contain PTDS, though, which people with PPD-allergy may still react to. Is PPD harmful? I think you could say that about so many ingredients especially preservatives. Thankyou. I’ve dyed my hair black for as long as I can remember. I hoped that was not the case and dyed my hair black again a few months later. Sorry to hear this. Ensure you choose from the Semi-Permanent range of henna creams. That advice must come from hair professionals and trichologists. I always recommend getting a proper diagnosis to be certain what the allergy is in the first instance. And useful! All our henna is handpicked from the fields of India. Hairprint is propylene glycol-free (they say so on their website). Two years ago I had a bad reaction to professional hair color. And to think someone would have cuts put into their skin and put ink under the epidermis is scary. This ingredient may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. There are very long lists of ingredients in each of the products — which means those with allergies may have a lot to check — but completely natural, free of any oxidising agents, and uses only botanical and mineral-based colorants, that work using a patented method. As expected, it did not cover gray but dimmed it a little, gave a nice shine and colored the non-gray nicely. I would certainly consider it if you feel you meet the advice and recommendations on the Hairprint site. Your chance of a reaction to PPD increases if you have ever had a black henna tattoo. An ‘intermediate’ option. PPD is also commonly used in temporary tattoos, dark colored cosmetics, and even in textile dyes and printing inks. I just wanted to say that Joolz is absolutely right on timing patch tests. ( it does sound too good to be true! Two days later, my head was a little itchy, but it didn’t make me stop in my tracks or anything. Anybody can recommend something that is free if those ? The entire Scott Cornwall Colour Restore Range is free from PPD and is also free from methylisothiazolinone. Always perform a patch test at least two days before dyeing your hair, even with a more natural option, even if it’s a product you have safely used before (see also comment from Joolz, below). The other thing is that many chemicals stay in the body. Please, please do careful proper patch tests with them before you consider using them. If henna does not work for you and you wish to / need to avoid ammonia, peroxide and PPD then I’m afraid choices are restricted to those in Category 2, above. I’d seen it before but have been unable to ascertain full ingredients. I was using the burgundy and sometimes the chocolate colors. The NHS said there is no point in having a allergy test as it will just come back saying I am allergic to lots of things but only apparent for that day, they said if I do the test the next day I could be allergic to nothing, so there is no point in doing it at all?? I’ve emailed them though. Aviod contact wihth eyes rinse immediately with plenty of water if product comes into contact with eyes. She would end up with a rash. I’d also had a reaction to Naturtint and Sunrise. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Vatika Henna Natural Brown Hair Color Ammonia Free (60 g / 2.11 oz) at Amazon.com. Also I don’t actually know what caused my allergy, it could have been the henna. I’ve been coloring my hair blond since then but really getting tired of it. The only one out there for me is Surya Brasil Henna Cream – Natural Hair Colouring – Dark Brown – 70ml By the sounds of it, you have hay fever (tree / grass) so you may have had these previously, but not obviously, and the PPD reaction magnified them by heightening the sensitivity of your immune system. It is ammonia free and does not contain any harsh chemicals. I wonder what should I try next. Proceed with particular caution if you have confirmed PPD allergy. "When applied to the skin in the form of a black henna temporary tattoo, PPD can cause chemical burns and lead to allergic reactions." I did the necessary patch tests several times, but on my scalp in areas that I know are particularly sensitive. On oxidation, usually through exposure to air, it … About the third time I had the same awful reaction as with professional color. As a hairdresser I will let you know that Ellumen and any goldwell color can only be purchased by a professional and is not sold to the public. The product: How to tell if it is real henna. Thanks! Bummer! Despite brand names or product descriptions which often suggest the opposite, these kits typically use artificial colors — perhaps with some natural ingredients. Pingback: Sulfite free hair dye | Allergy Insight. I noticed that it did color my hair and covered the grays pretty well, so I gradually over about a month worked up to doing my whole head. Perhaps worth having a patch test to get better clarity, Jackie? And you cannot use it with any other hair color that is on your hair. I am naturally blonde (somewhere in between dark blonde/strawberry blonde). Surya is propylene glycol-free (they say so on their website) My hairdresser tried Elumen by Goldwell which was the only color listed! The product is easy to use, no mess, no fuss, and my hair looks and feels great even after using only half of the mixture. Please read our Privacy Policy and our Affiliates Disclosure in 'About' more information Accept. It is an azo dye but you still will need to patch test as some people with PPD allergy can also experience some cross senisitation. Hi Kathy, (One I’d used was Menhandi that I had been using for a long time on and off.) Several shades to choose from. I tried Kevin Murphy’s Colour Me range yesterday. Suitable for black and brown untreated hair. Hairprint can be great, but doesn’t work perfectly for everyone. I can’t find examples online, but it seems as if demi is the same as semi but with peroxide, so if that’s right, it may be safer, but I’d hate to call it ‘safe’ without seeing a specific product with ingredients. You could try Hairprint, mentioned in the article, but see the Will Hairprint Work for Me section on their site. Can you please advise me which product should I get to cover my grey hair with black hair dye that have No Ammonia, no peroxide and no PPD. Still looking for something. It is one of the best herbal conditioners for hair. It was Henna with Indigo to make a brown colour; the company thought it was probably the indigo. Best, Since I live in Israel and all of the options mentioned above will require special order from overseas, I really want to try and make a good decision. Each day after it became worse. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/welcometotheppdinhairdyebulletinboard/welcome-to-the-ppd-in-hair-dye-bulletin-board-f603111/ It imparts a reddish-brown tinge to your hair, helps strengthen it, and works as a hair conditioner. Unfortunately none of the online stores delivers to South Africa You really need patch testing to be sure …. We needed paraben free products and SSL free. this is the product: Black is difficult to achieve without PPD, unfortunately. After some research online I realized I was all of a sudden allergic to PPD. There is a popular myth that henna is bad for the hair and many … … at a loss with all this can’t do anything safely anymore, including eating … was hoping to get more tattoos but now I’m afraid, will never travel again due to food complications, pollen/inhalant allergies… so hard to get answers, can only keep researching for myself .. And if you do go ahead, do it supervised with someone present who can help in the event of a reaction. It prevents hair damage and nourishes the hair. Naturtint Reflex (Worldwide) See this article for more on that: https://www.allergy-insight.com/ppd-allergy-and-the-gentle-molecule/. I didn’t have a reaction, but it didn’t cover all my grey and after 2-3 days looked like it needed to be colored again. I have an allergy to PPD and the hairdresser said her products were gentle and did a patch test on a Tues and said to wait 2 days. Espanol? The information in this article regarding other chemicals in hair dye that can cause reactions is spot-on and important to note–thank you for that. The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. They’ve got cocoa / mahogany brown options. Any information that you can give me would be really helpful. There are so many products listed on the web, can you PLEASE help sort out a good choice! I am in South Africa and some online stores in UK do have the delivery option for SA. After many attempts at locating PPD free dyes, I’ve since found the herbatint vegetal semi permanent colour which I’ve been using for ever since as it was always readily available at our Wellness and Herbal stores. I live in the UK, but not sure about you, can you tell me how you accessed an allergist?? All Light Mountain hair colors are made using botanical ingredients, and are Certified Organic. When mixed with an oxidiser (typically hydrogen peroxide) and applied, it penetrates shafts of hair and transforms into an oxidised form whose molecules are too large to ‘escape’, thereby creating long-lasting color very effectively. Patch tests are necessary with this product, but perhaps it might help other women who have a severe sensitivity like I do. henna. Just a reminder to ALWAYS DO A TEST! , I have always used Clairol no 79 in dark brown it washed out after 6washes and didn’t contain anything nasty, but clairol have been sold to Coty and have discontinued it, I don’t want to use anything with ppd, amonia or peroxide, does anyone know of anything similar that I can use. Indigo does not have dye release the same way that henna does, so it must be mixed and used right away, or within 15-20 minutes. There are plenty of trusted suppliers of pure henna powder and other 100% botanical products which should be. Thanks Chris. In the Tapatalk forum most members do not recommend TDS products as they have all eventually become allergic to it as well . Read … The following are free from PPD, peroxide and ammonia, but contain some petrochemical derivatives / artificial preservatives. I take it you’ve tried the henna / henna-based options which are totally natural? As always, do a patch test if you do go ahead with something, but I really would consult an expert in the very first instance, as yours sounds a complex case. The Herbatint Vegetal line look to be propylene glycol-free (but the Herbatint PERMANENT line contains both PPD and propylene glycol). MYTH: Henna is Bad for the Hair. Good luck, Alex. There are ‘milder’ chemicals similar to PPD (other phenylenediamines or toluenediamines), which are a little less allergenic, but these aren’t quite as effective. It may be worth investigating, in case it’s something that appears in non-dye products? Please still patch test . 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I’ve just asked Twitter followers and the SA Allergy association directly, to see whether they have any suggestions. Bear in mind that you have to be even more careful outside Europe, where restrictions on PPD may not apply. ARGAN OIL ADVANCED COLORANT: 1.0: Aqua/Water/Eau, Laureth-2, Peg-4 Rapeseedamide, Trideceth-2 Carboxamide Mea, Ethanolamine, Laureth-12, Oleth-30, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Toluene-2,5-diamine Sulfate, Avena Sativa Kernel Extract/Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, m-Aminophenol, Cetearyl Phosphate, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Polyquaternium-6, Sodium Sulfite, Ceteareth-20, Titanium Dioxide, Erythorbic Acid, Tetrasodium Edta, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hydrosulfite, Peg-8 Stearate, Ceteareth-25 Phosphate, Etidronic Acid, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Parfum/Fragrance, Hexyl Cinnamal, p-Methylaminophenol Sulfate, Phenyl Methyl Pyrazolone, 4-chlororesorcinol, 2,4-Diaminophenoxyethanol Sulfate. I suppose these are the 3 toxic chemicals for hair dye. But if you want to read more about it, I covered it here: https://www.allergy-insight.com/ppd-allergy-and-the-gentle-molecule/. Also everything is toxic – at a certain dose, and it varies for different individuals. I want to avoid PPD and TDS. I refuse to go grey! No hair dye can be guaranteed 100% safe, but remember that extreme reactions are very rare. The best henna based hair color is from Lagona (German brand) that we can buy at Whole Foods; its absolutely fantastic, completely pure, in a cream form. I then tried another product by O&M and no breathing issues by bad itchiness. From time immemorial, Henna has been regarded as one of the most beneficial herbs. PPD intensifies the dark colour, sharpens definition, speeds up the tattooing process and makes the tattoo last longer. PPD is the main allergen identified in allergic reactions to decorative skin paintings.22 Para-phenylenediamine is a colourless/slightly pink, grey or yellow crystalline solid (lumps or powder). Powders are typically mixed with water before application. “ If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. Most people tolerate phenoxyethanol. However, it appears that some dyes currently being used to perform henna brows treatments are not henna in its natural form. I’ve now had a response from Calura by Oligo with regard to their ingredients. Try using henna hair dyes. Thank you very much. These are unlikely to trigger allergies in their pure forms, although a few contain added essential oils which some people may react to. Probably wont happen though.. sadly! If I use henna I won’t ever be … My lifesaver: Lustrous Henna, a wonderful Henna-based hair coloring option available from Saba Botanical. Now, I wear gloves and a mask at work so I can continue to pay bills. I did a patch test and went onto putting a very small amount on my hair, not on my scalp; I wrapped it in foil, just to be sure. I haven’t yet found an indigo free Henna that will dye my hair brown, but will continue to look. This is particularly relevant with regards to so-called black henna tattoos, which are offered at many tourist hotspots around the world, and contain PPD in potentially very high levels, but perhaps little or no henna. I have tried Daniel Field before but never put near scalp as I dont trust it enough. And, due to the “plant” allergies, is there a hair dye that doesn’t have PPD and isn’t plant based? Which free from products are still missing? If henna does not work for you and you wish to / need to avoid ammonia, peroxide and PPD then I’m afraid choices are restricted to those in Category 2, above. Thank you! You only need to avoid your ‘toxins’ if you react to them at the levels in which they are normally found, or otherwise want to avoid them. They are still an Azo due so no ppd or tds. It is a unique 2-step coloring solution to dramatically enhance the ability of henna-based hair colors to stick to gray hair. Which free from products are still missing. I had used this many years ago to enhance my natural red highlights. Thanks very much for alerting me to this product, of which I was unaware, and for sharing your experience. Who sells it? I’m also allergic to ppd and after trying a non-ppd permanent hair color and awful reaction, I guess the color had TD/TDS in it (it was a Philip Martin’s color). Madison Reed I believe are Category 3 – they use TDS in their permanent hair colour options, so it won’t be suitable for everyone with PPD allergy. These temporary tattoos should be avoided because the paste often contains high levels of PPD, which can increase the risk of an allergic reaction the next time you're exposed to it. Liquid formula of artificial coloring agents. Pure Henna Conditioning while still being gentle on the hair. I’m using black on my gray hair. A quick Google suggests it is PPD-free (or at least has some PPD-free options). Are some brands safer than others for people sensitive to PDD, even if PDD isn’t listed as one of the ingredients? Good luck! The ingredient list: Surya may have some products which could work? The NaturVital (Link in the article above) are PPD free but use TDS – a safer, but not fully safe, alternative, and many with PPD allergy react to. Thanks soooooo much. I did only use it with foils so that there was limited contact with my skin, but for now at least I can manage my scattering of grey hair. Another commenter in this thread (Kala) mentioned that Goldwell Elumen is not sold to the public and that those available may not be genuine / safe. Then one day my stylist did a dark brown with a purple rinse. This however has been discontinued (black) Are there any alternatives. hi, is the brand THE SHADE safe for people allergic to PDD? Don’t expect miracle results with the more natural options, and understand carefully the limitations that some of them have in dyeing your hair with respect to certain shades, colors and coverage. Here are some other unique options offering more permanent solutions through natural means: Hairprint (US / International) Anything you can recommend would be great! The most informed dermatologist on the topic is from the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA dermatologist Bruce Brod he is cited in most of the medical literature. Straightforward and pure powders containing only henna, cassia, amla, indigo and neem. I just came across new hair color that claims to be Ammonia free/PDD free/Parabens free/Silicones Free/Mineral Oil free/Resorconol free. I’m a bit confused and if you can please clarify. Pingback: Allergen free skincare | Allergy Insight. The Clairol Nice’n Easy Permanent Colour (9A Light Ash Blonde) is probably the one you’d be looking for. but, by the ingredients list can you guess if it’ll be safe for me? I have used Ellumen once successfully with no reactions. (Category 3 contains PPD alternatives, which I think could be too risky for you to experiment with, at least without an expert’s opinion.). I don’t know where to find one, thank you, The likelihood of a reaction, be it to PPD or to another component, such as one of the preservatives or fragrances used, is relatively high. A lot of the boxed henna kits sold in stores have chemicals in them (and "black henna" can be pure PPD!!) On day 7 – A FULL WEEK AFTER THE COLORING – I broke out into swelling on my scalp, an ungodly itchiness, and hives all over my body! I had two patch tests applied last night with PPD-free products and I have reacted to one of them already this morning. Are you aware of a safe product that i can use without these ingredients. .. so, this PPD allergy has been the first thing to officially install a sense of fear into me I colored my hair, through my hairdresser, every 6 months, the last time I got my hair dyed, I went really dark brownish black, 30mins into getting the colour I got really dizzy and light headed, told my hairdresser I didn’t feel good and needed water, she asked if I needed something to eat maybe and by then, as she explained to me, my face went grey, my eyes were black and I was convulsing. All brands Id used were pure, because I had learned about black henna and other additives. I have had red itchy eyelids for years & couldn’t find the reason. GOLDWELL Elumen has brought out two new colours to cover grey hair NN@6 and NN@8. The PPD-free options are all given in the article. Naturvital ColourSafe contains propylene glycol (but seemingly only in the shampoo, having checked a few examples). Two creams, applied one after the other to the hair, to which heat must then be applied. I’ve previously used dyes including henna’s to achieve a jet black look and one day suddenly the allergy occurred. Please make sure your indigo does not contain PPD, which is can be quite damaging to the hair, and skin. But is every henna hair product necessarily safe? I used henna and cassia (an old formula for me.) Some are powders, but most are cream blends containing henna, jojoba, walnut, rhubarb, beetroot, with added algin, wheat protein and essential oils. Other Ingredients That spot started breaking out in itchy spots! Once you know what you definitely react to, you can try alternatives. Hi Alex, Thanks! I have lately found out that PPD, Resorcinol and henna cause reactions when you have this condition. Oh absolutely – natural compounds are far likelier to trigger an allergy than a synthetic one, which are often ‘designed’ to be safer. The Sante Colour Creams look to be indigo-free. This is why that diagnosis is so important as a starting point – otherwise, it’s trial and error and guesswork, to some degree. I’m afraid ‘trial and error’ is something many women have to accept, although a trichologist may be able to advise in more detail. Recently I got tired of continually dying my grey roots, so I decided to let them grow in and go back to being a blonde or light white color, so the grey would blend in. There are thousands of cosmetic ingredients, and millions of people, and people’s skin reacts differently. That took several days to swell too. Allergies are permanent, on the whole. I don’t know of any permanent hair color products which are PPD free and don’t contain TD/TDS, other than the new ones with ME+. Hi Paula. Very affordable, too! OOCH ): From my research you need to apply heat to the product to make it permanent. Henna is filled with (natural) chemicals. Can you elucidate? We tend to believe it is just henna, but it is not. The creams additionally contain water, alcohol, glycerin and a few other ingredients — including essential oils. I tried for many years to find some kind of hair dye, but I had a reaction to every one I tried–salon and OTC products. Never allow yourself or your child to be painted with black henna when abroad. I enjoyed reading this forum . It may say PPD free but it’s got something else in it that makes it dangerous for PPD allergy sufferers. On the flip side, it’s highly allergenic, and potentially dangerous to those who have developed a sensitivity to it. I was given a list of products I could use (extremely limited from dermatologist)I have 50% grey and my haircolor is medium brown. 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