Hair Color ~ Is IT SAFE?

@themyl (1423)
United States
November 5, 2006 12:12pm CST
My wife was wondering if it is safe to use Hair Color as often as once or twice a month. Do you know of any side effects, etc. from using it too Often?
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12 responses
• United States
6 Nov 06
When coloring your hair, your hair shrinks around 20%. And if she is coloring her hair 2 times a month, imagine how much her hair is shrinking. And all the chemicals in the color will damage the hair. Try not to color your hair too much or it can get very dry and break off. Im a licensed cosmetologist
@themyl (1423)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Thanks for your advice. It’s nice to have an expert’s opinion. I’m sure she will appreciate that very much. Thanks for your response
• Australia
6 Nov 06
it isnt bad for your health unless you are pregnant. the chemicals can harm the baby...you should not colour more than every 6 weeks to avoid hair breakage tho
@ezzie26 (187)
• Australia
6 Nov 06
thats a good bit of advice, i have heard that too, i also heard that if u dye your hair to much it will fall out! do you know if this is true?
@sunrisekn (1467)
• United States
5 Nov 06
I use hair color about every 4 weeks, and I haven't had any side effects. I used to go to the hair stylist and have it colored everywhere 4 weeks and that was fine also.
@themyl (1423)
• United States
6 Nov 06
My wife is beginning to feel more at ease knowing that most of you use hair color about as often as she does. Thanks for your response
@redflower (112)
• Pakistan
5 Nov 06
Iv never used ne hair colours... but im planning too .. which hair colors are inn these days? My original hair color is brown.
@themyl (1423)
• United States
5 Nov 06
My wife told me once that she wanted to color her hair, but most of the hair colors contained ammonia and when she applied it, she could hardly breathe. The one she has used for some time now is Color Silk. This one is Ammonia-Free, so this is the one she would recommend. Thanks for your response
@anldzm (505)
• United States
5 Nov 06
i sure hope it safe,i use it once a month n have been using for some years now.....peace:)
@themyl (1423)
• United States
5 Nov 06
That’s what my wife says because she uses it between once a month or month and a half. Thanks for your response
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
5 Nov 06
I have never heard of any. I only use it about every 6 to 8 weeks.
@themyl (1423)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Thanks for your response; I’ll take that into consideration on the frequency of use. Thanks
@rlporter (516)
• United States
6 Nov 06
My doctor said it was safe during pregnancy even, as long as I didn't have it touch my scalp. I just did highlights w/ foils and made sure it didn't touch my scalp. I guess it could get into your bloodstream that way. My hairdresser used a natural blend just to be safe.
• China
6 Nov 06
It's not safe, It's hard to say how often is not safe, because everbody is different, there is no standard about this. the best way is not use it at all, then you have nothing to worry about.
@tvnaresh (1583)
• India
6 Nov 06
Its not good to use too much....that twice in a month....
• Singapore
6 Nov 06
I guess if she's doing hair treatment after the hair colour then it should be ok, constant colouring will make the hair very very dry. Couple of years back, I kept on changing my hair colour and even went for digital perm, my hair was like broom. LOL it took me months to make my hair softer with constant treatments.
• United States
6 Nov 06
Tell your wife to go to a salon to have her hair colored and to stop dying her hair with the stuff you buy at stores. Salons now have dye that can actually STRENGTHEN your hair instead of adamage it. If she wants to keep doing it herself then tell her to go to a shop that sells better quality coloring and to find the conditioning color for hair.
@lamiaa (581)
• Egypt
5 Nov 06
no it is not safe at all but we have to .