Can Para Phenylene Diamine (PPD) be removed in Hair Colours


Hair Colours or Dyes are known for their use for colouring hair or to cover the greys. Most of the contemporary hair colours contain an indispensable ingredient called Para Phenylene Diamine (PPD). This is known to be the most notorious ingredient, which causes allergic reactions or skin sensitivity to millions of people and it has been fatal to many. Para Phenylene Diamine (PPD) was discovered in the late 19th century and became popular because of its ability for colouring hair, fur & relevant stuff. During the early 20th century, it was used recklessly, leaving thousands of people with skin allergies, asthma etc.

The PPD is used in every type of hair colour or dye, by every small or big brand, for colouring hair, even though the percentage of PPD may vary in each. While light shades contain less percentage of PPD, the darker shades have a higher percentage. This is the utmost important molecule in all hair colours which penetrates into the hair shaft, reacts with oxygen and other modifiers and produces different colours for hair, ranging from blondes to browns to reds and black.

With such great importance of this molecule, the question arises “Can anyone ignore it”? The answer is a loud “Yes! It can and must be ignored”. Another question that comes to mind is did people colour their hair before 19th century? Part of the answer lies in the question itself as it indicates that there must be many more ways to colour hair using herbs, metals & soil. The most important, known and popular even today, is Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) that gives an orange to reddish colour to the hair. There have been other important herbs for colouring hair, like Bixa (Bixa Orellana) which imparts pink to red colour, Manjistha (Rubia Cardifolia) that gives pink to red, Indigo (Indigofera Tinctoria) which gives blue to purple colour, Chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita) that offers Golden, Pomegranate which gives purple to mahogany. Many other herbs which contain tannins & helps in fixing the colour are; Amla (Emblica Officialis), Fenugreek, Brahmi (Bacopa monneri). All the above natural herbs are time tested, safe, and environment friendly and non toxic.

Scientists at Couple & Twins SAS France and INMC have developed multiple shades from blondes to browns and red to black (12 shades) using ONLY the above mentioned herbs and without a trace of toxic PPD. Keeping the Indian people and their hair condition in mind, it can be said that Indians don’t use many colours, but mainly use only Black, Dark Brown & may be Brown is used by a few. These colours are produced using only the natural ingredients mentioned above, which are dermatologically safe and hence the eventual product (which is the blend of these herbs) is also dermatologically safe and is hypo-allergic too. None of these colours have PPD, Ammonia, Hydrogen peroxide or any kind of chemicals whatsoever. This means Indus Valley Hair Colour is the safest possible hair colour you could get your hands on.

This is successfully sold in many parts of Europe, USA, Middle East, Japan, & South America. Besides colouring hair, the herbs nourish, moisturize, help in fighting dandruff and also help in preventing hair fall. This blend of herbs offers a radiant, rich and long lasting colour, with exceptional shine and volume. The colour is best for initial grays and for people who have less than 30% gray. In fact, unlike chemical based hair colours, this does not cause your hair to get additional grays.  It can be used safely by both men & women both can use. You can consult your doctor who will provide you more information about it. The price is Rs. $19.95- per piece for Indus Valley 100% Botanical Hair Colour.

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