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Posted on: Sun, 10/22/2006 - 8:36am
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I only use henna.

[url="http://www.hennaforhair.com/"]HennaForHair[/url]

ygg

Posted on: Sun, 10/22/2006 - 10:35am
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you may want to check out that Henna site's allergy page...informative and has links to other resources on allergies to PPDs in hair dyes...
[url="http://www.hennaforhair.com/allergies/index.html"]http://www.hennaforhair.com/allergies/index.html[/url]
Not sure if your itchy reaction to the Miss C. was from peanut/tree nut exposure. I've used the Natural Instincts before with no reaction (and I am proven skin/contact sensitive to peanuts and tree nuts)
Good luck! These days I save my pennies and go to a salon, but I love what my stylist does with the color...so it's worth it for me (my only splurge really!)
Adrienne
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Sun, 10/22/2006 - 11:20pm
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Aye, I'm sensitive/allergic to PPD. Fortunately, I found out via chemical patch test before I dyed my hair. My allergist said it was one of the worst reactions he'd ever seen and that I'd probably have had major problems if I'd tried to dye my hair.
My chemical sensitivities are a major reason why I stick to henna.
ygg

Posted on: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 7:05am
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Compound henna isn't pure henna. It's sometimes found in drugstores and health food stores labeled as "natural henna dye". It contaisn metallic dyes which aren't at all good to use in coordination with previously dyed hair/henna.
If you buy *pure* henna from a vendor at hennaforhair (they sell sample packs) or a local Indian market, it should be free of metallic salts which could react with your pre-existing dye. I buy mine (cheap) from the local Indian market.
Always do a strand test! Take hair from your brush, mix up the dye (messy) and apply. Let sit for a couple hours, rinse out, and wait for it to dry.
ygg

Posted on: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 9:45pm
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I use Loreal Color Expert with no problem.I do the coloring and my DH or DD so the highlighting part for me.I did call to check the ingredients.I started coloring my own hair after a bad salon reaction.It turns out the haircolor contained walnut oil.My scalp and face felt like they were tingly and falling asleep (like when your foot falls asleep).Nothing terrible, but it really shook me up.I don't know why I hadn't thought to ask about the ingredients ahead of time.

Posted on: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 1:11am
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Yes, East Indian. You buy the powder. Mix it with boiling water and some lemon juice or red wine. Let it sit until the dye is released.
There's loads of information at the site listed above.
ygg

Posted on: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:18pm
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hey AnnaMarie - I was also thinking henna. However I don't know how well it covers grey hairs. Have you ever heard of the store Lush? There is one at the Eaton Centre, or at Square One in Mississauga. I thought there was one on Eglinton but it seems not. Also conveniently located in the airport in case you're on the run [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
If you want, check out [url="http://www.ca.lush.com"]www.ca.lush.com[/url] and go to Haircare/Hair Hennas - they have a "subtle coffee coloured one" Ingredients are listed but you probably would still want to inquire before buying some, this is not cheap stuff!
Ingredients for the brown henna:
[i](I have heard different things about black henna and PDD and if you don't know what you are reacting to this is important to look into and possibly avoid).[/i]
Ingredients: Black Henna (Indigofera tinctoria), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Red Henna (Lawsonia inermis), Ground Coffee, Nettle Powder (Urtica dioica), Irish Moss Powder (Chondrus crispus), Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus), Perfume.
Good Luck!
Siobhan

Posted on: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 1:38pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Flounder:
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Ingredients for the brown henna:
[i](I have heard different things about black henna and PDD and if you don't know what you are reacting to this is important to look into and possibly avoid).[/i]
Ingredients: Black Henna (Indigofera tinctoria), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Red Henna (Lawsonia inermis), Ground Coffee, Nettle Powder (Urtica dioica), Irish Moss Powder (Chondrus crispus), Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus), Perfume.
Good Luck!
Siobhan[/b]
Oohhh! This sounds promising. I had a sulfite reaction (anaphylactoid) to hair dye a couple of years ago. Haven't found commercial dyes without it.
Ok, (name edited out by office), you be the guinea pig. And if it doesn't turn out, well there's always Halloween next week. [url="http://www.thesmilies.com"][/url]
Good luck,
Daisy

Posted on: Wed, 11/01/2006 - 5:48am
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I once used one of these mixes on my hair...I wanted to add a little touch of red/auburn...it turned my hair a purplish pink color...After washing it probably a dozen times and I got my hubby to go get me 2 boxs of Miss Clairol Nice & Easy Dark Brown (which I will now have to check for peanut oil) to try and fix it...it made it better, but it still had a purple tint til it grew out...it was pretty much fried too, I cut it off to chin length...

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2007 - 3:10am
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Hi! I had a severe reaction to hair dyes--even after doing a 3 day patch test!! The reaction started after I added water to "lather and rinse" the dye. Red scalp and severe hives reaching down to my face and neck. Downed a few chugs of Benadryl, which abated it, and sat at the emergency room for observation. It could've been fragrance or sulfites, I don't know. I am getting some "nice" platinum (gray) streaks which people tell me "work" for me, but, I find it a little dismaying.
The henna idea appealed to me until I read one of the ingredients was nettles. I am allergic to them, so, guess I'll stay au naturale and work on the wrinkles instead!

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2007 - 10:17am
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Pure henna doesn't contain nettles. It doesn't contain any of the other useless ingredients Lush adds, either.
[url="http://flickr.com/photos/jocelyndale/183665107/"]look, mom, no festering boils![/url]
ygg

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