Green Beauty Tip #7: Concerned about the safety of permanent hair color? Lighten up.
Did you know that dark hair color shades have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful dyes and dye intermediates than lighter shades? To reduce exposure, try going a shade or two lighter, or opt for few highlights instead of all-over color. Read on for more tips on how to limit your exposure to hair color dyes.
Extend the time in between color services. To accomplish this without looking two-toned, select a shade which blends with your re-growth, so the line of demarcation isn’t so apparent.
Go gray. For many mature women who are more than 50% gray, the fight to cover the gray is a losing battle. If you don’t like your natural shade, ask your hairdresser about temporary colors that can tone your gray and brighten up the color.
Hair colorists –always use protective gloves. If you are a hair colorist exposed to permanent hair color several times a day, your risk is obviously greater. Make sure you always use gloves to minimize contact on your skin.