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Some will require experimentation, and you may find you need to try a few products before finding the ideal one for you. PPD (Paraphenylenediamine or p-phenylenediamine) is a chemical substance that is widely used as a permanent hair dye. I am allergic to hair dye and so have spent ages looking at the alternatives. hi, I wanted to know PHYTOCOLOR SENSITIVE colour products. 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. Oh absolutely – natural compounds are far likelier to trigger an allergy than a synthetic one, which are often ‘designed’ to be safer. Water, cetearyl alcohol, ceteth-20, oleyl alcohol, ethanolamine, ceteth-15, stearic acid, toluene-2,5-diamine sulfate, propylene glycol, steartrimonium chloride, ceteth-10, behenyl alcohol, polyquaternium-10, resorcinol, mineral oil, amodimethicone, artemisia vulgaris extract, cnidium officinale root extract, chrysanthemum morifolium flower extract, panax ginseng root extract, threonine, hydroxypropyltrimonium hydrolyzed keratin, pca, m-aminophenol, dioleyl phosphate, oleth-5 phosphate, cocamide dea, ethanolamine thioglycolate, 2,4-diaminophenoxyethanol hydrochloride, disodium edta, p-aminophenol, sodium ascorbate, butylene glycol, alcohol, fragrance. You could also try contacting the allergy / eczema societies in South Africa, perhaps, as they may keep ‘safe’ product lists? 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. CoSaMo (US / Canada) Learn how your comment data is processed. Adore. Have you considered Hairprint, mentioned in the article above? Thanks Chris. Hairprint, mentioned as an alternative to the main 3 options, could be suitable, but it depends on your particular circumstances. 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). Their very light golden blonde No9 may be close to what you’re looking for. Blondieee. Please still patch test . Any suggestions? Who sells it? PPD’s full name is paraphenylenediamine or p-phenylenediamine. There are no dyes I can find that don’t contain PPD or the chemicals I am allergic to. Thanks for that input – very interesting and sorry you went through that. Anyone who is planning on coloring their hair should complete a patch test following recommended directions in the packaging to determine their sensitivity with the product to avoid potential allergic reactions, and hair dressers should always use gloves when working with hair color containing PPD. On the Sunday, 5 days later, the patch test flared up with a very bad reaction. Welcome to the PPD in Hair Dye Bulletin Board > Redken Chromatics? 5 posts Redken Chromatics? It’s impossible to ‘sort out a good choice’ because all dyes and colors work to a degree – but different women experience different degrees of success with them. ( it does sound too good to be true! Thank you! I know I should do a patch test but that doesn't solve the problem because eventually you will become allergic. Also I don’t actually know what caused my allergy, it could have been the henna. Their main ingredient is mucuna pruriens. 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). Hi Ellen. Very attractive looking kits, with only the purest of powders — indigo, henna and senna. Eczema may first be noticed on the upper eyelids or rims of the ears after application of the hair color. Having G6PD means i can’t have anything from fava beans. I hope this helps. I wanted my hair black again. Hi Alex I’m also one who sadly became allergic to PPD after a black henna tattoo gone wrong at the age of 4 (little did I understand) and then dyed my hair brown at 14 and had a severe reaction. 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., Pingback: PPD free beard dye | Allergy Insight. I know it’s frustrating for you, but it’s just impossible to give this sort of guarantee of ‘safety’. But sadly there are no guarantees in life! NB Tints of Nature also produce a permanent line which contains PPD. So, moral of the story, just because it is natural (like nuts, grass, pollen etc), we can still have a reaction. The Herbatint Vegetal line look to be propylene glycol-free (but the Herbatint PERMANENT line contains both PPD and propylene glycol). Must look into it. Hello my teenage daughter has a PPD allergy and was having so much trouble with skin care products, shampoo and makeup . I purchased this product online and a colleague collected this whilst in the UK and returned it to me here in South Africa. Hi Alex, I have a photo of the packaging – do you have an email I can send it to? I have included a link to a forum for people with ppd. thank you. Goodness – thanks for that. Probably wont happen though.. sadly! Wella KPME+ has replaced PPD and PTD in their permanent hair color. You may also be interested in the new ‘allergy gentle’ PPD-like molecule which Clairol Nice N Easy are using. See this article for more on that: Henna tattoos are deceiving as some of them also have PPD and other harsh chemicals. Do you have an online link to the brand? A quick Google suggests it is PPD-free (or at least has some PPD-free options). The Argan Oil Colorant contains toluene-2,5-diamine sulphate, which is TDS, so if you think you are allergic to it, then you should avoid this product. Other than henna options and Hairprint (mentioned in the article, but not appropriate for all), there is also Palette by Nature, but their ingredients lists are long. At the moment people allergic to PPD are buying the product on ebay, Amazon or trying to find a hairdresser that uses it but as mentioned it is an Azo dye and there can be cross reaction so an initial patch test is required.In order to ensure the product is genuine it would be best to patch test each bottle. What is the name of the hair color dye please can you tell me and from where can i buy it ? Sorry to hear this. Some new ones were recently launched. customerSvc.newsletterMessage : 'You have been successfully subscribed!' It does use food-grade botanical ingredients, but some unusual ones, teamed with minerals, and it does use peroxide too. 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. Dear Color Crew: How Can I Cover My Gray Without Coloring the Rest of My Hair? 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. It contains a combination fo 18 natural amino acids, leaving the hair shiny, soft and strong. It’s very personal; very ‘trial and error’. “More than two-thirds of hair dyes currently contain PPD or related chemicals,” Armstrong explains, adding that that’s why she aimed to find a more natural option. I was still dealing with itchy skin for a little bit, until the Benadryl took effect, and then I was ok. Carefully follow instructions, and always double check ingredients, as these occasionally change. Hi what would you suggest, I tried Hairprint no itchy and redness or swallow skin good for my skin but not covered 100% gray. Other Ingredients However, PPD is not banned in hair dyes. Hi Paula. I may do a separate post on it some day. Thanks soooooo much. Proceed with particular caution if you have confirmed PPD allergy. But that still leaves one-third who couldn’t. Can you elucidate? Anybody can recommend something that is free if those ? Natural dye is PPD and PTD-free. (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 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. Do you know whether the Scott Cornwall hair colour products are safe? Thanks for this, Paula. I take it you’ve tried the henna / henna-based options which are totally natural? Are you familiar with any of these permenant hair colors, PPD free. Yes, they have TDS, according to this: 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. Strictly avoid PPD / PTD if you have ever had a black henna temporary tattoo, as this can sensitise you. I suffered through the contact dermatitis rashes for the sake of coloring my hair. It’s Pure Organics Certified Organic Pure Henna Powder. I’m just happy I can have brown hair again! I’m allergic to PPD and I think also to PTD/TDS. Henna is filled with (natural) chemicals. I’ve emailed them though. No hair dye can be guaranteed 100% safe, but remember that extreme reactions are very rare. can I kindly ask what would you suggest? B. .. 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. Next, hydrogen peroxide bleaches the hair and helps p-phenylenediamine (PPD), one of the primary coloring agents, to become trapped in hair. I dread to think the mess I would have been in if I had only waited 2 days. Good that it’s worked for you. I’ve always wanted to write about favism and now see it’s related, so will take a closer look at the issue. An increase in exposure correlates to an increased likelihood of reaction, even in people who may not have experienced dermatitis before. Thanks. Lush Henna Hair Dyes (US) / Lush Colour (UK) If you’re using a permanent dye, it’s going to have chemicals. Hi Beth, sure – contact me through email Alex icon on my website: Naturvital ColourSafe contains propylene glycol (but seemingly only in the shampoo, having checked a few examples). The following is a quote from their site . At least, cosmetic allergies are. 4.0 out of 5 stars 302. I’ve heard of them – and I think they’re launching next month, possibly in Boots. I am over 70% grey and can’t find a hair dye to cover my greys. the ingredients: COLOUR DEVELOPING EMULSION: 20 Vol Aqua/Water/Eau, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-6, Ceteareth-33, Oxyquinoline Sulfate, Etidronic Acid. Thank you very much. We tend to believe it is just henna, but it is not. It may not be PPD (although it is certainly highly possible). If you want to try another permanent option, there’s a new ‘allergy gentle’ molecule in some Clairol dyes – more information here: – but again, there are no guarantees and there is a small possibility of a reaction here too. Ultimately, I feel you must see an allergy specialist – the food allergies are an additional burden that need to be evaluated properly. For more on ME+, see this article:, [Editor’s Note: I am publishing this as it’s an interesting and clearly genuine personal experience, which also alerts readers to the fact that shampoos can very rarely contain PPD. I really don’t know sorry Carlos, whether mucuna pruriens is related to fava. I have two concerns about that. I just checked Hairprint ingredients and I think you’re safe with them, but perhaps drop them a line just to double check beforehand. 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. These are solid henna blocks, also containing coffee, Irish moss and indigo, blended into cocoa butter, and with added essential oils. It is PPD and tds free. And if you make the mistake I did, take a Benadryl right away!!! I didn’t check for your allergens, but you may find it of interest: Same goes for Kevin Murphy color. Exactly. I wish I had found it sooner. As always, double check ingredients and patch test before going ahead – and good luck. I speak both if you want specific help. If you have reacted to hair dyes before, consult a dermatologist for patch testing and a formal diagnosis. How To … It may be PPD; it may be something else. Please read our Privacy Policy and our Affiliates Disclosure in 'About' more information Accept. There is the ‘PPD-lite’ ‘allergy-gentle’ molecule ME+, but as you clearly have several sensitivities, perhaps or perhaps not related to PPD, I would be wary of trying it. Thank you! Their website is easy and fun to use. Straightforward and pure powders containing only henna, cassia, amla, indigo and neem. I went to the doctor and was told I had an allergic reaction to the hair dye. 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. The ingredient list: Wella- Koleston Perfect Innosense. 4. Thanks for the tip, though. 3. OK, you’re right, and for sure i’m doing a test before any coloring. Henna, indigo, amla, arnica, acai, Brazil nut and other ingredients originating from Brazil and India. 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. There are thousands of cosmetic ingredients, and millions of people, and people’s skin reacts differently. I wish hair dye manufacturers could find more natural preservatives. I have also included some sources that helped me discover Elumen . Thank you Alex, I didn’t know that about natural compounds – that is certainly not what the websites for henna are saying. I’m now allergic to an unknown amount of legumes, nuts, tree nuts, almonds, most tress, grasses… the list is ongoing never had food allergies before, only a simple animal hair allergy that was totally manageable without meds, I’m wondering if the hair dye caused all this? Naturtint Reflex (Worldwide) No joy? I have tried Daniel Field before but never put near scalp as I dont trust it enough. The creams additionally contain water, alcohol, glycerin and a few other ingredients — including essential oils. Hi Leonita. After a vlogger shared the horrific allergic reaction she had to henna hair dye, you should know more about the PPD found in some of these products. I was using the burgundy and sometimes the chocolate colors. Are some brands safer than others for people sensitive to PDD, even if PDD isn’t listed as one of the ingredients? No PPDs, no TDSs – just the Unique HDmax Technology. How To Dye Your Hair Red Without Bleaching. Best PPD-Free Hair Dyes in the UK 1. 5. One could say I'm a little obsessed. Don’t know exactly what’s in it, but I was so disappointed. My hairdresser tried Elumen by Goldwell which was the only color listed! I used a Clairol permanent “root color” dye, thinking that if I was only doing a small portion of my hair, I’d be less likely to be allergic. But if you want to read more about it, I covered it here: I would guess it’s possible that there is a link. Hi Mandy Please confirm you want to sign out of your Madison Reed account. Strictly avoid PPD / PTD if you have ever had a black henna temporary tattoo, as this can sensitise you. I can’t find them, so can’t comment. Thanks for looking into G6pd. Mixing Adore Hair Dye With Developer. 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. The one study I have found on this found that 2/3rds of women who were allergic to PPD / TDS could tolerate ME-PPD. Enriched with plant keratin obtained from wheat and soy. Hey Asnat. If henna doesn’t work for you, then you need to consider the options given in Section 2 in the article – semi-permanent. 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. "createAdaReportsOnPublish": true Take a look here: Thanks for sharing, Kathy. This Hair Dye formula has been enriched with Sunflowers, Sesame, Aloe … I was extremely surprised to have an allergic reaction. Apologies, but I felt it necessary to add a warning. I’ve not tested or had tested any of the products, so can’t give personal recommendations, sorry. Kevin Murphy- Color me So do Naturtint Reflex, and I’m sure others. Henna is ok for my skin but not for my grey’s… sadly. Never heard of it, sorry, Jane. Every time you sweat, you will react unless you do … Permanent oxidative hair dyes are also accused of increasing the risk of certain types of cancer. Shampoo, and towel dry. We needed paraben free products and SSL free. Surya Brasil Powder (Worldwide) Most commonly, PPD can cause reactions ranging from mild skin irritation to more severe allergic contact dermatitis. This can occasionally spread to the arms and even the chest. It uses peroxide to oxidise plant and mineral ingredients to recreate the lost natural and original pigment in your hair shafts, in the pattern (or ‘hair print’) that is unique to each of us. Hi Jane, I’ve just ordered the trial for The Shade – should arrive Monday so will do a test and let you know how I go. 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. Hello, I’m trying to find PPD free color that will cover my white hairs, I came across this product and I wanted to ask if you know if some of the ingredients can cause similar reactions for ppd allergic people? It’s the same as the rest 32 shades (34 with the 2 new NN shades) of Elumen. "previewHost": "", I,too, am allergic to PPD along with many other things. hi, is the brand THE SHADE safe for people allergic to PDD? Information here: You’ll receive everything you need for a professional, permanent hair colour, including a free “Salon in a Bag” with all the accessories you need to make this a true salon experience. Good luck, Alex. Sensitive individuals may experience dermatitis—skin inflammation and irritation commonly referred to as eczema. Italiano? If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. Powders are typically mixed with water before application. Allergies are permanent, on the whole. Not sure I agree with the NHS comment about ‘allergy today, no allergy tomorrow’ … in fact, I don’t understand how they could say that. tell me brand name or other details, Hello i am allergy hair color parafenilendiamina what’s hair color i need. All the best, Alex. The ammonia pulls apart layers of the hair’s proteins, so that the dye can access the hair shaft. but, by the ingredients list can you guess if it’ll be safe for me? Many hair dyes are marketed as ‘natural’ because of the higher number of natural extracts or ingredients in the formula - for example, a fruit oil or oat protein to condition the hair during colouring. 89 ($12.89/Count) Get it as soon as Wed, Dec 2. Facts: Skin allergies to permanent oxidative hair dyes are very rare: 1 case out of 1,000,000 users. Ensure you choose from the Reflex range. }}. Best, Thanks very much for alerting me to this product, of which I was unaware, and for sharing your experience. Suitable for black and brown untreated hair. I presume the Wella formula is similar to the Clairol one, and using ME+, which I wrote about here: I’m not a medical expert. Is it just PPD and other permanent dye ingredients you need to avoid? I was told to never color my hair again as it could be deadly (anaphylactic) if I was ever exposed again. I am naturally blonde (somewhere in between dark blonde/strawberry blonde). Thank you so much Alex for your time and your input, it means a lot to me to be able to reach out to others in order to gain further knowledge, your response is very greatly appreciated! Below are some tips on Elumen. Ofcourse i will do a patch test, Winner of the 2020 Allure Best of Beauty Award: Color Reviving Gloss, The 7 Fall 2020 Hair Color Trends You Need to Know. I have hair dye allergy, also allergic to henna. PPD is an acceptable ingredient for use in hair dyes that are rinsed off after a maximum of 30 minutes. If you are talking about a pair of black boots, that is different. Ensure you choose from the Semi-Permanent range of henna creams. I haven’t been diagnosed with having PPD intolerance as we don’t have dermatologists here that we are able to access other than going private. I became allergic after a ‘black henna’ tattoo. Patch tests are necessary with this product, but perhaps it might help other women who have a severe sensitivity like I do. I can’t seem to find it. Herb Speedy PPD Free Hair Dye, Ammonia Free Hair Color Natural Black Contains Sun Protection Odorless No more Eye and/or Scalp Irritations From Coloring For Sensitive Scalp. I have a severe PPD allergy and also react to the products that are said to be PPD-free. Your situation is difficult and it is equally difficult to advise. 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?? That said, I want to make it clear that the expert advice to anyone diagnosed with PPD allergy, no matter how ‘mild’ or ‘severe’, is strict and complete avoidance. The results may only last a few washes, but they do not damage hair. 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. I have not had any of my clients react to the hair that was previously dyed, only new dye. The ingredients are on their site (there are a lot of them). All the products linked to in this article are PPD free, though I’m unsure about availability in countries speaking those languages. It is a azo direct dye. Any product declaring itself PPD free and permanent will probably contain PTD or TD. You really need patch testing to be sure …. i’ve looked at the Kevin Murphy website but it is not the most user friendly and can’t see any sign of ingredients listings … Reason I ask is that yes, it may contain something which cross-reacts with PPD, but it may also be an entirely different ingredient to which you are sensitive, and others with PPD allergy might not be.