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Hair Dye Allergy - Causes, Symptoms, and Ayurvedic Treatment

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. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA provides a promising cure from contact dermatitis resulting from various products including hair dye. IAFA has excellent infrastructure and health services 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. 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

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Dr. Gupta’s IAFA provides a promising cure from contact dermatitis resulting from various products including hair dye. IAFA has excellent infrastructure and health services 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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Diet in Hair Dye Allergy

Do’s (Pathya) in Hair Dye Allergy

  • 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 

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 in Hair Dye Allergy

Following asanas (postures) will be beneficial in strengthening the 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 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)

Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

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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