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Side effects of hair dyes, natural options - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   DrXXX here
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   I wanted to check whether applying hair colour is safe
User :   The one which I use is L'oreal brand
User :   however the same has ammonia
User :   is that harmful
Doctor :   The ammonia used in hair colour is not safe.
Doctor :   It causes hair loss, dryness of hairs and scalp.
User :   The other day, I had enquired you about dandruff
User :   can that be one of the reasons
Doctor :   Yes it can cause dandruff
Doctor :   Have you been using it for long?
User :   yes..........almost a year now
User :   or little more
Doctor :   Are you using it continuously?
User :   once every three months
User :   3-4 months
Doctor :   It may have caused dryness of scalp and this may have lead to dandruff.
User :   this time actually, I saw the ingredients carefully
User :   i have observed that after using Hair Colour and Style gel like Brylcream etc............there has been a substantial increase in dandruff
Doctor :   Yes the chemicals present in them may have caused dandruff.
User :   are there any hair colour products available in the market which are ammonia free
Doctor :   No they are not because ammonia is only used for bleaching.
Doctor :   You can go for XXXXXXXX Application which is a natural Hair colour.
Doctor :   And can mix coffee in it.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
User :   but will that give colour to hair
User :   because
Doctor :   Yes it does
User :   with XXXXXXXX hair turns brown
User :   or rather RED
Doctor :   Marinate the mixture for half an hour before applying and mix the paste with tea docotion
User :   tea docotion??? means
Doctor :   It is tea water left over after boiling but withput sugar and milk
User :   oh ok
User :   i use to apply the same mixture earlier
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and used to soak AAAAAAA overnight
User :   in the morning, mix tea docotion
User :   but it use to give a Red mix colour
Doctor :   Why do you use hair colour? Is it because of premature greying?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Then first try to find out the cause of premature greying.
User :   Earlier yes................and now because 50% of my hair have turned grey
Doctor :   Do you have a family History of premature greying?
User :   yes
User :   My Paternal side has that history
Doctor :   Do you have a healthy balanced diet?
User :   Yes very much
Doctor :   Is your hair line also receding?
Doctor :   Have more of fruits and green veggies in diet.
User :   I do eat more veggies
User :   but not that much fruits
Doctor :   If there is a family history then it will have some effect.
User :   offcourse
User :   Let me try the Heena + Coffee formula
Doctor :   Yes it is a natural option
User :   thanks
Doctor :   And is harmless
User :   it was useful
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
User :   Bye
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