More than 33 percent of women over 18 and 10 percent of men over 40 use hair dye for different purposes. are you one of them? If so, be careful. The reason is, there is news that says that hair dye contains carcinogenic compounds that can cause cancer. Is the news following medical facts? Based on the available research, it seems unlikely that hair dye can significantly increase the risk of cancer. If you want to dye your hair, then you can choose a professional balayage to color your hair. Of course with natural ingredients and certainly will not contain carcinogens.
Indeed, hair dye once contained chemicals that were carcinogenic to animals. Therefore, between 1980 and 1982, all hair dye compositions were reformulated to remove the presence of these chemicals.
According to some studies, there are still chemicals in certain hair dye products that can increase the risk of cancer. It was stated that the high/low risk depended on the following factors, including that people who worked with hair dyes, such as hairdressers and barbers had more exposure than people who dyed their hair. The more often you dye your hair, the greater your exposure to the chemicals in it.
Not all types of cancer are associated with the use of hair dye. Here are some types of cancer that have a risk of appearing when too often exposed to these hair care products, including blood cancer. A 2017 study showed no significant association between hair dye and leukemia. On the other hand, a 2018 review of available studies found that there may be an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in women who use hair dye. This is especially true for those who have used hair dye for 20 years or more. If anything, the risk is minimal. If you are concerned about the risk, limit the frequency and amount of hair dye you use, especially for dark colors.