Hair Dye Allergy – Causes, Symptoms, and Ayurvedic Treatment

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Products used for hair coloring 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 constituents hair dye called paraphenylenediamine (PPD). PPD usually comes in accompany of 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 is included under Sitapitha disease.

Symptoms of Hair Dye Allergy

Either sensitivity or allergy to PPD or other ingredients in the hair dye can occur in a sensitive person. Sensitivity results in symptoms of contact dermatitis, like burning sensation, redness of the 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

Ayurvedic Reference of Hair Dye Allergy

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Ayurvedic Treatment of Hair Dye Allergy

Hair dye Allergy can be treated effectively through Ayurveda. 

Internal Medicines in Hair Dye Allergy

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

  • Padoladi Kashaya
  • Guluchyadi Kashaya
  • Nimbadi Kashaya
  • Panchatiktaka Kashaya
  • Gandhaka Rasayana
  • Dasamoola hareethaki lehya
  • Khadirarishta
  • Chandanasava
  • Kaisora guggulu gulika
  • Avipathy churna

External Medicines in Hair Dye Allergy

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

  • Aragwadhadi Kashaya
  • Nalpamaradikera
  • Lajjalukera
  • Nimbadi churna
  • Triphala churna
  • Eladigana churna

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 (Azadirachta indica)
  • Lajjalu (Mimosa pudica)
  • Sirisha (Albizia lebbeck)
  • Khadira (Acacia catechu)
  • Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
  • Aragwadha (Cassia fistula)
  • Kumari (Aloe vera)
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Diet in Hair Dye Allergy

Pathya (Do’s)

  • Vegetarian diet 
  • Include fruits in the 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 

Apathya (Don’ts)

  • 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 in Hair Dye Allergy

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

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

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.

Dr Gupta’s IAFA is a reputed institute that provides genuine Ayurvedic treatment for all chronic and acute allergies and infections. IAFA is famous for its remarkable health service and patient care.

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Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

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