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Hair Dye Allergy

Products used for hair colouring contain many elements that can cause skin irritation and other allergic reactions. Allergic contact dermatitis can be aroused by exposure to hair dye. This is caused mainly by aconstituentin hair dye called paraphenylenediamine (PPD).PPD usually comes in accompanyof an oxidizer. On combination of both, PPD gets partially oxidized. This oxidation results in allergic reactions in sensitive people.In Ayurveda the condition of allergic contact dermatitis caused by various substances are included under Sitapitha disease. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA provide promising cure from contact dermatitis resulting from various products including hair dye. IAFA has excellent infrastructure and health service to help you in your ailments.

Ayurvedic Reference of Hair Dye Allergy

Symptoms of Hair Dye Allergy

Either sensitivity or allergy to PPD or other ingredients in the hair dye can occur in a sensitive person. Sensitivityresults in symptomsof contact dermatitis, like burning sensation, redness of skin, dry skin etc. But, symptoms of allergy to hair dye can be mild or serious. It includes:

  • Burning sensation on the scalp, face, or neck
  • Blisters 
  • Itching and swelling of the scalp and face
  • Eyelids, lips, hands and feet can become swollen
  • Reddish rashes on the body

There may be rare reaction called Anaphylaxiswhich is a medical emergency and can become fatal. Symptoms of anaphylaxis may include:

  • Skin reactions like burning, swelling, and rashes
  • Swellingof throat and tongue
  • Trouble in breathing
  • Fainting
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Dr. Gupta’s IAFA provide promising cure from contact dermatitis resulting from various products including hair dye. IAFA has excellent infrastructure and health service to help you in your ailments. Institute of Applied Food Allergy® is famous for its remarkable health service and patient care.

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-Allergist, Dr. Sahil Gupta

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery
Master’s in Health Administration

Diet in Hair dye Allergy

Do’s (Pathya) in Hair dye Allergy

  • Vegetarian diet 
  • Include fruits in diet 
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Easily digestible food
  • Do patch test before application of hair dye
  • Identify the least allergy causing hair dye for you
  • Use of mild hair dye
  • Adequate sleep
  • Drink enough quantity of water 

Don’ts (Apathya) in Hair dye Allergy

  • Pappad
  •  Egg
  •  Oily food
  • Junk food
  • Red chilly
  • Black gram
  • Sour food
  • Fast food
  • Long-time application of dye
  • Day sleep
  • Use of strong hair dye

Yoga and Pranayama inHair dye Allergy

Following asanas (postures) will be beneficial in strengthening body’s immune system& decrease allergic reactions.

  • Sirshasana
  • Padahasthasana
  • Paschimothasana
  • Vrikshasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Vajrasana
  • Savasana
  • Surya namskar

Pranayama helps to retain the pathway of body channels and to purify them. 

Ayurvedic Treatment of Hair dye Allergy

Hair dye Allergycan be treated effectively through Ayurveda. 

Internal Medicines in Hair dye Allergy

Following are some of the effective Ayurvedic medicines for internal use.

  • Padoladi Kashaya
  • Guluchyadikashaya
  • Nimbadi Kashaya
  • Panchatiktaka Kashaya
  • Gandhakarasayana

  • Dasamoolahareethakilehya
  • Khadirarishta
  • Chandanasava
  • Kaisoraguggulugulika
  • Avipathychurna

External Medicines in Hair dye Allergy

Following medicines are applied externally based on the manifestation of symptoms.

  • Aragwadhadi Kashaya
  • Nalpamaradikera
  • Lajjalukera
  • Nimbadichurna

  • Triphalachurna
  • Eladiganachurna

Treatment Procedures in Hair dye Allergy

Ayurveda advises various treatment procedures including purification therapies for complete cure of Hair dye Allergy. It includes:

  • Snehapana (Intake of medicated ghee)
  • Vamana (Emesis)
  • Virechana (Purgation)
  • Takradhara (Pouring medicated butter milk)

  • Kashayadhara(Pouring medicated decoction)
  • Raktamoksha(Blood-letting)

Single Herbs in Hair dye Allergy

Single drugs in proper dose are effective in the treatment of allergy.

  • Aragwadha (Cassia fistula)
  • Vibheetaki (Terminalia belerica)
  • Nimba (Azadirachtaindica)
  • Lajjalu (Mimosa pudica)
  • Sirisha (Albizialebbeck)
  • Khadira (Acacia catechu)

  • Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
  • Aragwadha (Cassia fistula)
  • Kumari (Aloe vera)

Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What are the causes of hair dye allergy?

Answer: Hair dye allergy is caused mainly by an ingredient in the hair dye called paraphenylenediamine (PPD)

Question: What are the symptoms of hair dye allergy?

Answer: Major symptoms of hair dye allergy include burning sensation, blisters, rashes, itching, swelling etc.

Question: Is Ayurvedic management effective in hair dye allergy?

Answer: Yes. Ayurvedic treatment is very effective in hair dye allergy. Ayurveda provides effective internal and external medicines as well as various treatment procedures to cure allergic symptoms caused by hair dye.

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